My family and I are into Doomsday Preppers. Have you seen that show? They’re crazy?! Well, sort of. I understand needing to prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters that may happen. All of those who were in Super Storm Sandy’s path know what I’m talking about, and we’ve been through disasters like this where I live. The April 27th tornadoes, Hurricane Katrina, other hurricanes that get bad too. So, I can understand stock piling certain foods – like boxed milk, canned foods, frozen bread, etc.
But, to see that these people will live in fear of the worst possible thing imaginable and going off the grid, underground, etc makes me wonder, is this the creative types fault?
With the popularity of dystopian fiction, is it our fault people are are preppers?
Think about it. Would Katniss be scouring the woods for food if she had been a prepper? Would the people in Revolution
be running around the woods using leaves instead of toilet paper if they had been preppers? Probably so, but with the popularity of The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Revolution, Enclave, The Host, 2012, the Divergent Series, that Will Smith movie, no not Men In Black, and I’m sure there are countless other dystopian novels about the apocoloypse and doomsday that spur our fear about the end of the world.
So, is it our fault that creative minds have spurred such a “prepping” need amongst humans? Would people be prepping if we didn’t have the really cool fiction I like to read and watch (and am considering writing)?
I know in the past, people have prepared for atomic bombs and certain disasters, but to this level? Underground bunkers, weapons stockpiled, food stockpiled, hazmat suits, etc? Yes, during times of war, there were certain issues that had to be prepared for, but now, is it really necessary? Why are people freaking out about “the apocolypse”? Seriously, did we bring this upon ourselves?
Just a thought…
Do you read Dystopian fiction? Are you into it? Do you prep?