Most of you know me well enough by now to know that there are two topics I avoid discussing...religion and politics. The reason being is that neither of these topics seemed to be linked into the BASIC prepper mindset. Well, as far as politics is concerned, my opinion has now changed.
We are all aware of the predictions of 2012 being a turning point in human history. It has also long been predicted that WW3 would begin around this time, precipitated from the middle east. Well, now we have Israel itching to bomb the crap out of Iran in a preemptive strike to protect itself from a perceived threat of nuclear attack. When you take a look at the predictions, then a look at what is happening in the world today, it makes one stop and think.
Let's just assume that Iran has been developing nuclear technology for the sole purpose of energy. What would a military strike on these installations mean? Japan's recent disaster must have taught us something! And on the other hand, if Iran has developed nuclear weapons, the impact of military action would surely mean dire consequences.
It would seem that WW3 is a real possibility in the near future, should cooler heads not prevail in the current political arena. Am I trying to alert Canadians to the treat of nuclear missiles dropping on our heads? Absolutely not. But we can take a look at history and remember what war time has brought in hardships in the past. As military spending skyrockets, social spending suffers. Women began taking on jobs reserved for men back in the wake of the last world war. Metals and other resources needed to keep the war effort on track became scarce and rare to the population. Food shortages were a concern for all and frugality became the rule of household economics.
We, as preppers should be ready for what may become a reality. Remember your basic prepping and self reliance. Gardening, urban farming, cash and food stashes...you know the list well. I in no way am saying that the world is about to be annihilated in a cloud of nuclear fallout, but that current political instability cannot be ignored.