FAST FIVE: UK Study About "Doomsday Preppers" & "America's Culture Of Fear" Has It All Wrong

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Rather, modern preppers are responding to a general sense of fear and concern about risks including economic collapse, cyber-attacks, terrorism, pandemics and environmental disasters, causing them to seek self-sufficiency 'just in case' the worst should happen.

Mills said, “modern preppers are responding to a general sense of fear and concern about risks including economic collapse, cyber-attacks, terrorism, pandemics, and environmental disasters, causing them to seek self-sufficiency 'just in case' the worst should happen” the study focused on political themes.

#4) They completely ignore the politically-motivated liberal preppers. Despite the fact that this study was published during the third year of President Trump's administration, there was absolutely no commentary on Antifa, Democrats who began prepping when Trump was elected, or any type of left-wing extremists, despite the fact that I was able to pull up dozens of articles within seconds with a quick Google search of “liberal preppers.”  In fact, the only mention in the entire bibliography of the current president was “Johnson, 310.

If you're actually a prepper or survivalist, you know that it isn't about fear.

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