Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday Reading - In Emergency Break Glass
It is sometimes refreshing to revisit one's ideological roots from time to time. I had two incidents within the blogging world that reinforced my thinking this week, and one in the entertainment sphere, one of which took me back to an article I had read almost seven years ago. The other reminded me of just how guys like me (and most all of my blogging friends) are viewed until the situation changes for the worst.
Earlier this week Stephen over at Standing Outside Looking In had a story about his encounter with one of today's modern independent women.
Here is a brief quote of how the woman described my friend when he asked if they knew each other...
"I hope the hell not. You're the most fearsome creature I've seen in weeks." Fearsome, she said...
Caught me by surprise that did, but I held my composure and came back with a sharp off the cuff, "Excuse me," then glanced around, kinda embarrassed.
"You look like one of those ultra-conservative militant militia types that want to destroy our government."
This little bit of reasoning was followed closely by a scene I caught from watching a television series I happen to like on Netflix. In the series one of the main characters is interacting with a woman romantically when she proclaims the danger of men who wear utilitarian "army surplus" attire and happen to be handy with tools or some such drivel. The thinly veiled theory is they are dangerous.
Ya us dangerous White men. All boring utility and scary looks with shades of controlling good advice out to make sure all the little independent women are kept down.
Don't cha know.
Then Paul Kersey over at SBPDL while writing about the eye opening Katrina disaster using it to make another point linked to an article I had almost forgotten about from long ago.
Superdome a Hellhole: Aussies tell
Here is the story of a couple of young, independent Aussie girls stuck in the Superdome after Katrina.
"We were really worried as guys kept pestering us. The English girl went to the toilets and she was grabbed by some of them, but she managed to run away.
"You couldn't go anywhere without being grabbed and hassled.
"We stopped queuing up for food as we were too scared. The boys in the group said not to go anywhere by ourselves but to go with them."
Does that not remind you of a discussion we had here some weeks ago. Limiting movement because of danger was viewed as just another form of control by the White "Patriarchy" at other times. Guess that control which was so restricting became comfortable then.
And the final solution.
"We put all our luggage in the middle and the girls sat in the middle with the boys around the outside."
Or to put the entire theme into one picture.
As this decline continues and we have more days like Katrina or when the EBT cards stop working my bet is there is going to be alot of glass breaking going on.
Hope your prepared.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!