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    • #84745
      Brian from Georgia
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        I can’t see how big-government loving leftists can square themselves with the self-sufficiency mindset. They must be tormented from the internal struggle.

        I just hope they don’t start training.

        http://www.vocativ.com/390175/liberal-preppers-stock-up-on-guns-food/

        Then again, watching their meltdown at a class would be worth the price of admission.

      • #84746
        xsquidgator
        Participant

          I read a similar story a month or so ago that talked about one of these people. He’d apparently just bought an “assault shotgun” whatever that is and was going to protect the downtrodden with it. :yes:
          From the tone of that article, I just know he bought one of those hundred-count boxes of #7 1/2 birdshot at Wally World for his “assault shotgun” and thought he was ready for Armageddon. I don’t see these folks training, or even learning. Going to be a stiff learning curve if he ever does have need to use it. How long is he going to have to learn that “just racking a shotgun will scare the bad guy away” isn’t really so? Not long enough…

        • #84747
          Andrew
          Participant

            I see most of them getting their stuff stolen or beat with it and wondering “Wut happened?”

            I can’t quite picture them mustering at Lexington and Concord.

          • #84748
            RRS
            Participant

              They will make FreeFor look good

            • #84749
              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
              Moderator

                I am all for it! :yes:

                Sure many will become supply stops for bad guys, but many on our side will too.

                This could also help change some minds regarding many things.

                Any opportunity for more people to be prepared is a good thing, even if it’s based on such a ridiculous premise.

                Obviously it will be a steep learning curve for many of them.

                Ultimately regardless of your politics, your training will predict the outcome for the most part.

              • #84750
                SeanT
                Keymaster

                  I hope the leaning toward a little self sufficiency leads to a greater acceptance of personal responsibility and liberty that can gain more momentum.

                • #84751
                  wesmc
                  Participant

                    Joe, I agree with you. Hopefully, these folks will get out and train; if they do, I believe many of them will see the light.

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                  • #84752
                    Andrew
                    Participant

                      What’s the old saying? “A liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.”

                    • #84754
                      zeerf
                      Participant

                        Any opportunity for more people to be prepared is a good thing, even if it’s based on such a ridiculous premise.

                        Agreed Joe

                        It’s fun to mock the triggly puffs and pajama boys, but don’t discount or underestimate the left.

                        Great point JeffSags

                        After many games of chess and just about everything in life I now make it a point to try to never underestimate anyone.

                      • #84755
                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                        Moderator

                          …but don’t discount or underestimate the left. They are capable of much violence.

                          One of the reasons I prefer to use the term Socialists vice liberals is because there are some non-violent “make love, not war” types out there, the true believers though naive.

                          The Socialists on the other hand, everything they accuse us of is whats really in their hearts, there is no other group that is so full of hate, intolerance, and racism on the planet than these Socialists!

                        • #84756
                          Andrew
                          Participant

                            The Socialists on the other hand, everything they accuse us of is whats really in their hearts, there is no other group that is so full of hate, intolerance, and racism on the planet than these Socialists!

                            Amen brother. This is not the time for us to relax.

                          • #84757
                            TC
                            Participant

                              The panic is real. Local stores are wiped clean of tofu and pacifiers… B-) But seriously, radicalization of the left is serious stuff considering how irrational and unprincipled they can be on a good day. Mass shooters and violent rioters lean left. Economic collapse impacting the welfare state and blamed on Trump would be the coup de grace. And whatever police state expansions the Trump admin rolls out to deal with civil unrest, can be used by future administrations to further their own ends.

                            • #84758
                              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                              Moderator

                                And whatever police state expansions the Trump admin rolls out to deal with civil unrest, can be used by future administrations to further their own ends.

                                Trump doesn’t need any expansions! There are more than sufficient measures already in place.

                                This is not the time for us to relax.

                                Keep training and preparing, just avoid the sky is falling nonsense. ;-)

                                Avoid falling for this Socialist bull crap about Trump, let’s see what he actually does first! Kinda makes sense‽

                                I will react as needed to any threat to my Rightful Liberty regardless of the political pedigree it comes from.

                              • #84759
                                Anonymous
                                Inactive

                                  There were a couple of articles about gun sales spiking among liberals and minorities after Trump’s election.

                                  http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/trump-s-victory-has-fearful-minorities-buying-guns-n686881

                                  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38297345

                                  I thought to post the links here in the forums when those articles were new but I didn’t want to come off like the liberal here on the forums again.

                                  The far-left folks that are actually on board for violent revolution have never been adamant about gun control (or the relevant laws) in any case. The scared neoliberals just now getting into guns will probably buy a firearm, feel their space is safe by its presence, but seek little to no training outside the square range.

                                  I was snooping around the Liberal Gun Club’s forums a while back after reading those articles, there was a thread on Gunmaggedon in California and it was somewhat heartwarming to see a number of the folks there state they could no longer vote Democratic with how far they were going with the bans there. Brings back memories.

                                  I was a “liberal pro-gun guy” too at one time, once I saw how serious the Dems were about gun bans here in Maryland I started to get disillusioned with the party. For me realizing there wasn’t a place for pro-2A people like me in the Democratic Party anymore and meeting liberty-minded pro-gun folks is what drove my change in political identity towards a more libertarian political identity. Being that most of the guys teaching tactical classes don’t lean liberal, any self-described liberal seeking real tactical training will have to confront a different way of thinking, and hopefully a few will open their minds up as a result.

                                  Like I’ve said before, I’m anti-authoritarian, as the saying goes when there’s a boot on your neck it doesn’t matter whether it’s a right boot or a left boot. I don’t think it we’ll anything of the sort under Trump, but we need to make it clear that detention camps or martial law and whatnot against US citizens are a no-go for us liberty-minded folks no matter what the justification. I’m not sure that the liberal folks that are worried about being rounded up or whatever understand that we’d be opposed to that happening to them as well. That being said, as a Marylander I know a lot of liberals and I don’t know any that take such extremes seriously.

                                  I will admit I am still worried about some of Trump’s more authoritarian comments, though it’s still wait and see as to what he’ll actually do. I do have this fear that too many folks on the political right best prepared to resist a police state would stand idly by if one were established just as long as it was their police state because the only image of one they can imagine is one headed by some raving Harvard liberal, I hope I am just being paranoid.

                                  I’m still getting things together myself and I’ve got my brother and cousin beginning to prep as well, even one of my nephews has shown a bit of interest. The political situation here and abroad isn’t cooling off any time soon, we could still have civil unrest, cyber attacks against our infrastructure, you name it, and the next election is always around the corner, there’s no reason to be complacent.

                                • #84760
                                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                  Moderator

                                    I do have this fear that too many folks on the political right best prepared to resist a police state would stand idly by if one were established just as long as it was their police state because the only image of one they can imagine is one headed by some raving Harvard liberal, I hope I am just being paranoid.

                                    Anyone who fits this category isn’t for Rightful Liberty and is much an enemy as the Socialists!

                                    Do some like that exist? Yes, I am hopeful it is a minority, but regardless I stand for Freedom.

                                    Potential enemies come in all flavors. :yes:

                                  • #84761
                                    hellokitty
                                    Participant

                                      This country has a real issue with using false and misleading names. If you look up the definition of Liberal and Liberalism, what you find is the people on this thread are more “liberal” than your common democrat. Also look up definition of Socialist and Socialism. The fact is that Democrats are becoming more Socialist and adhere to Socialism and the Rebuplican party is becoming more Liberal. It is disingenuous and probably propaganda that Socialist in this country call themselves Liberals. And we swallow it whole.

                                      One reason our country is so fucked up is we don’t use correct names. Names like “Liberal”, “Racist”, Progressive, even conservative are not used correctly. Why? To mislead and promote agenda/ propaganda.

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                                    • #84762
                                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                      Moderator

                                        Why? To mislead and promote agenda/ propaganda.

                                        That’s why I laugh when they try to label us Nazi’s! :yes:

                                        It’s their plan, not ours.

                                      • #84763
                                        TC
                                        Participant

                                          This country has a real issue with using false and misleading names. If you look up the definition of Liberal and Liberalism, what you find is the people on this thread are more “liberal” than your common democrat.

                                          By the classical definition of liberal, yes. Marxists hijacked the term. Classical liberalism would be called libertarianism or small-government conservatism today. Everyone interested should check out William H. Chamberlin’s 1961 essay on Liberals Versus Statist “Liberals” for historical context.

                                        • #84764
                                          BrigandActual
                                          Participant

                                            This country has a real issue with using false and misleading names. If you look up the definition of Liberal and Liberalism, what you find is the people on this thread are more “liberal” than your common democrat. Also look up definition of Socialist and Socialism. The fact is that Democrats are becoming more Socialist and adhere to Socialism and the Rebuplican party is becoming more Liberal. It is disingenuous and probably propaganda that Socialist in this country call themselves Liberals. And we swallow it whole.

                                            One reason our country is so fucked up is we don’t use correct names. Names like “Liberal”, “Racist”, Progressive, even conservative are not used correctly. Why? To mislead and promote agenda/ propaganda.

                                            The most adamant of them don’t even go by the name “liberal” anymore. liberals are too right wing. They go by “progressive.” That particular group things that the media, all of it, is extremely right wing. They are so far off the deep end that they can no longer distinguish a difference between a right winger and normal liberal.

                                          • #84765
                                            D Close
                                            Moderator

                                              The Left was all for gun ownership back in the 60’s when it suited them. Many of the Black Panthers openly confronted police while armed in cities around the country. Now that they are out of power again, I would not be surprised to see a resurgence in armed confrontation as we witnessed in 2016. If economic conditions worsen look for this to be exploited. The likely targets will be low level law enforcement as these are perceived as easier targets. We may also see more of this, i.e. “random hunting” http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/it-s-all-so-senseless-string-of-shootings-murders-in/article_9ad25f6c-ab16-5672-aceb-c37484385b62.html#utm_source=pilotonline.com&utm_campaign=/newsletters/pilot/daily/?mailing=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline
                                              A bit like the infamous “knockout game,” except using bullets. I would predict this becomes worse as frustrations are encouraged by the deposed Socialist movement. It is too hard to predict if that will be more successful now than it was back in 1970. It should be noted that the Panthers were predated by several Black “self reliance” and defence groups that promoted security against a racist government. I think we have already seen a revival in that regard. While the factors present in 1970 do not resemble our current structure, the perception is fed to certain groups that they are under attack. Soft targets beware.

                                            • #84766
                                              RRS
                                              Participant

                                                We had more social capital to deal with fringe lefty groups back in the day, today the last slice of bread is visible within the bread bag.

                                                While it is true that simple words ending in suffixes like “ists”, “ism” and “phobia” cow most people into accepting insanity I conclude those are easily broken taboos if an actual life is on line.

                                              • #84767
                                                trailman
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                                                • #84768
                                                  Anonymous
                                                  Inactive

                                                    Here is another one that makes me shake my head.

                                                    https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/the-trump-administration-is-turning-cautious-liberals-into-p?utm_term=.jdW8Xr8xDK#.rylARGAaO6

                                                    This article wins simply because the image of Trump in Dr. Strangelove is unintentionally hilarious/scary.

                                                    On the bright side, the emergency supply companies won’t suffer too bad from all the right-wing folks getting complacent with Trump in office if the liberals step up sales instead, I remember reading an article about said companies experiencing a dramatic fall-off in sales after Trump won.

                                                    Not gonna lie, wouldn’t mind seeing the tech guy’s setup, could learn a thing or two.

                                                    With the anti-gun feelings those folks have looks like some bad guys will get some really nice gear. Funny to think there’s actually a market for hipster survival kits.

                                                  • #84769
                                                    trailman
                                                    Participant

                                                      Man I have GOT to get me one of these. :good: It even has Malin Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser. damn

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                                                      I’ll admit that not all of us on our side of the fence have our heads screwed on right, especially me but holy shit.

                                                    • #84770
                                                      SeanT
                                                      Keymaster

                                                        Man I have GOT to get me one of these. :good: It even has Malin Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser. damn

                                                        The Prepster – Luxe 3-Day Survival Bag

                                                        That product is WAYYYY up on the ridiculous shit I have seen list. If they get that much $$$$ off idiots for that, good for them.

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