As a teenager growing up in the 80’s I discovered preparedness or as it was known back then survivalism and being a survivalist. I studied nuclear war survival, civil defense and shelter construction. 14 years old and I was focused on one enemy – the Soviet Union. As I live my life now it seems enemies come in all shapes and sizes and from every direction.
I miss the 80’s. I miss going to the Civil Defense office and reading up on fallout shelters and needed supplies for when the Ruskies attack. I miss the fantasy of grabbing my big hollow-handled knife and heading out into the wilderness to survive. Hey – I was 14.
What or who is an enemy today? I would say anyone or anything who threatens my way of life and the ideals of the country which I was raised.
So – who threatens my way or life and the ideals of the country which I was raised?
- Illegal Immigration
- Political Correctness
- North Korea
- The Spreading of Islam in America
- Attack on Free Speech
- The Lack of True Journalism
- Federal Debt
- Declining Faith in God
- A False Economy
- Constitutional Ignorance of Our Politicians
- Liberalism in America
- Moral Decay
I’m sure I’m leaving off several obvious ones.
In the 80’s when the threat of the Soviet union generated Patriotism and movies like Red Dawn – it was much simpler.