It’s easy to see why building secure bunkers is a growing trend among the upper class of the U.S. Frankly, anyone who’s watching what’s happening around them can see that things are about to come tumbling down– and who wants to be in the middle of it when all hell breaks loose? Nobody who’s awake enough to have a clue what that would look like. Who has the means to just up and build a high-security bug-out ultimate bunker? Why, the richest of the rich.
Sure, the economy seems ok for now. It’s pretty stable, life seems relatively normal. But lurking just beyond the bend is that final straw, as more and more people have less and less money, and the elite become richer while the middle class dwindles. Eventually, we’ll be left only with the desperately poor, and a few very rich– leading to a lot of anger and fear and uprising. That’s when the crisis peaks, and shit gets scary. And real. And, well, hits the fan.
We have more homeless, fewer homeowners, and a smaller and smaller percentage of elite possessing a larger and larger amount of the wealth. As the poor get poorer, they begin to realize the imbalance, the injustice, and how broken the system is, and some of those who “have not” will turn and blame those who “have”. If you were one of those small percentage, wouldn’t you want to protect, prepare, and defend yourselves and your loved ones?
Oh, wait– you don’t think that would happen. People aren’t like that, right? People will just keep going about their lives and keeping to themselves.
…unless you remember how people reacted during the most recent large-scale disaster that comes to mind. People killed, maimed, deserted, looted, and robbed their own neighbors–over storms and power loss, over social injustice… essentially, over *fear*. Grocery stores were wiped out by panicked citizens. Righteous indignation turned to violent rage.
Desperate people will do desperate things, and in a time of desperation, if you have stuff, they will want it.
If you’re not ready, they’ll take it.
If you’re not preparing now, you won’t be ready when it hits.
–but you’ll definitely wish you had.