Another interesting point to note is that not everyone has planned on escaping to the other side of the planet. Some have planned their getaway to underground luxury survival condos. It has been said that the an underground missile silo has been converted into survival condo complexes that cost $1.5 -3 million each. The missile-silo site is said to be located in Kansas and apparently sold out in a little over a year. It was originally designed to remain intact even after a direct hit with a nuclear bomb. Still other elitists are converting their homes into fortresses. They are investing millions of dollars in keeping their families safe. The following was from a Wall Street Journal Article that talked about these condos…
The so-called Survival Condo complex boasts full and half-floor units that cost $1.5 million to $3 million each. The building can accommodate up to 75 people, and buyers include doctors, scientists and entrepreneurs, says developer Larry Hall.
Mr. Hall, who lives in a Denver suburb, bought his first missile-silo site in Kansas in 2008 and completed construction in December 2012. A year later, he says, the development had sold out. Work on the second security compound—the one where Mr. Allen bought a unit—is under way, and Mr. Hall says he is considering additional sites in Texas and elsewhere.
As former nuclear missile sites built under the supervision of the Army Corps of Engineers, the structures were originally designed to withstand a direct hit by a nuclear bomb. At ground level, they can be sealed up by two armored doors weighing 16,000 pounds each. Mr. Hall added sophisticated water and air-treatment facilities, state-of-the-art computer network technology and several alternate power generation capabilities.
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.