Thanks for the well thought out responseWith as little sarcasm as I can muster
IM USING CAPS TO HIGHLIGHT MY RESPONSE - NOT TO YELL!
1- you are at the mercy of foreign governments
I FIND ALL GOVERNMENTS FOREIGN TO COMMON SENSE AND COMMON GOOD
2 - you have suspect medical care
WITH THE EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD I AM SUSPECT OF ALL MEDICAL CARE
3- you have less rights the citizens have
CIVIL SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE?
4- you can’t grow your own food if the crisis last more than a few months
WE LIVED IN A BOX APARTMENT IN CENTER CITY
AND IT TAKES MONTHS TO GROW FOOD IF YOU HAVEN'T STARTED ALREADY, AND BESIDES - WINTER
5- you will be subject to increased lawlessness should it become a dog eat dog situation caused by dwindling
Resources and can’t protect yourself
WE LIVED IN A BIG CENTER CITY, BEHIND BARED WINDOWS, DONT LEAVE WINDOWS OPEN OR ANYTHING IN REACH IS GONE
THE BARS ONLY SLOWED THE BUGGERS DOWN
6- you may be forced to move at a moments notice
I AM ABLE TO MOVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE
7- you are subject to the weather more than the average land lubbers
I WAS SUBJECT TO 1.5 MILLION OTHER TOP LEVEL PREDATORS DAILY. TRY A SNOW FLURRY IN PHILADELPHIA AND WATCH 1.5 MILLION PANIC AND BLOCK ROADS STOPPING HEATING FUEL DELIVERIES FOR DAYS ON END
8- you are at the end of a suspect long supply chain
I BUY FRESH FOOD DAILY IN A FOOD SELF SUFFICIENT PLACE
THIS CAN BE SAID OF ALMOST ANY TOWN IN THE USA
I have no doubt that you feel strongly about the statements you made. However they are far from universal truths.
In fact, and I mean this not sarcastically but truly felt, if you believe in that list you have lived a very protected and extremely lucky life. Just to take one example, trusting the medical field, I could write pages of first hand experiences with hospitals and doctors to refute your claim. Perhaps that’s not your experience, it is mine.
No I’m not asking you to agree, but simply understand others feel differently, with good reason.
And it is likely that your experience, and certainly your opinions, are more mainstream, more common. But they are not my experience or opinions.
I am conflicted on some of mine/ your points🤭
I am also a Philly boy