For the past couple of years or so, I’ve been involved in and have been studying the concepts and activities of Neighborhood Watch and emergency preparedness. As a young man, I was a member of the Boy Scouts and worked my way up to Eagle Scout. From then on I more or less absorbed the concept expressed by the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared. More recently, I’ve been studying the tactics and strategies of survival in the event of a long-term disaster.
Part of that study involves defining and identifying what sort of disasters we might need to prepare for, how long each might last and what would cause each of them. This has taken me on a journey to places I never expected to go. Preparing for disasters of lesser magnitude, local earthquakes, weather related emergencies, civil unrest, isolated terrorism and criminal acts, in other words, events that are localized and from which recovery is viewed as possible and within the abilities of the community to handle, is quite doable and desirable. Preparing for major, long-term, widespread disasters is an entirely different sort of task.
When you study disaster, you must look at things which are not at all comfortable to view. The process begins as you examine what you and your immediate family would need to survive in the event of a failure of all the conveniences and agreements of civilization which we tend to take for granted; things like fresh water, electric lights, gas stoves, grocery stores, the ability to travel freely, availability of medicine and medical help, availability of first responders such as police and firefighters, and the safety and security of our personal space and property. At that point, you might realize that you won’t be able to survive alone. There would be way too much to do for you and your family to have time or resources to make it on your own. So you start to think about your neighbors and how you, as a group, might band together to help each other. Once you start expanding the concept of survival and what will be necessary to make that possible, you have to widen your view to include, not just you and your neighbors, but your entire neighborhood, your community, your city, your state, your nation and, of course, the planet. It’s overwhelming; at least it was to me.
Having looked at the magnitude of what it would take to be prepared for a widespread disaster of major proportions, I realized that no amount of preparation will guarantee your survival. The only way to really handle a major disaster is the prevent it. That thought led me to the concept of Emergency Preventingness.
There are two classes of disasters; natural and man made. That’s it, only two types. Under natural disasters would fall disease, earthquakes, severe weather incidents, volcanic activity, planetary changes, and solar system events. Everything else is a man made problem; civil unrest, war (biological, conventional, nuclear, chemical), societal breakdowns due to economic and political factors, etc. All of these can be prevented, including the natural disasters.
The solution to disaster occurred to me as a result of my studies, not just of the types and nature of disasters themselves, but also of the fundamental agreements which we have made with this universe. I realized that, to some degree, our emphasis on disaster preparedness reinforces and solidifies our agreements that such things can and will occur. This took me to the definition of reality as it relates to this universe. Reality is, quite simply, that to which we all agree – no more and no less than that. Agreements can be changed, and that is what we need to work for along with our preparations. The process of preparedness embraces lookingness. You have to look at the situation in order to determine how to prepare to survive it. If you can look at a problem, you are well on the way to solving it. What is, after all, the solution to a problem? The answer is: the problem itself.
So, what are some of the problems we need to solve?
1. The subversion of morality in the society.
2. The tone level of the society.
3. The pitting of one culture against another.
4. The destruction and degradation of the education process.
6. The rewarding of the non-productive and penalizing of the productive.
7. Fearmongering. Creating a dangerous environment.
8. The drugging of society, especially children and the military.
9. Lack of a sense of individual responsibility.
10. Inability to look.
11. Lack of two-way communication.
12. Intentional misinformation and no-information. The hidden influence.
13. Wrong targeting.
15. Bureaucratic Tyranny.
16. Intrusive and pervasive government.
How do we solve them?
1. The Way to Happiness in broad distribution and application.
2. Self-Improvement Courses
3. CCHR, Narconon, The Truth About Drugs and the Purification Rundown to handle drugs.
4. Admin Tech
5. Applied Scholastics to handle the ability to learn.
7. Human Rights Campaign.
7. Volunteer Minister Tech.
8. The Basics.
9. The Bridge – both sides.
Therefore, along with any sort of emergency preparedness actions one might take to handle such short-term disasters as might occur, we need, also, to work on preventing them from occurring in the first place. The natural result of confronting disasters is a rise in one’s level of responsibility. The more you can confront, the more you can take responsibility for. The goal is KRC over disasters. If you achieve that, you can prevent them altogether, and that, ultimately would be the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics.
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