Digging in for the End of Days By John Steele
The Advertiser, October 28, 2017, p. 48-49, had an article, “Surviving the End or a Load of Bunker,” with no “?”. The article looked into Australian survivalists getting bunkers, you know, if global nuclear war breaks out. Survival complexes in the US and Europe can be expensive, costing millions. They may be made from abandoned missile silos, minus the missiles. Intelligent, rich people are now buying into what was once a field dominated by cranks like me.
University types say that such survival preps are a “distraction” that takes people away from the social issues. I disagree; one can have a Noah’s Ark as a fall back solution just in case we fail to beat the bad guys, which is a reasonable bet. Sure, if all the plants and animals die off, it will not matter how many cans of baked beans one has. Yet, the quest then may be just to stick things out for a long as possible. Maybe there will be a Second coming. If not, survivors make the most the disaster, and go down fighting.
After all, we have to die of something, so death may as well be heroic and interesting!