He said “let me give you a tip, and take this seriously. Do not go anywhere far from home between now and November. You will not be able to get back home if you do.”. That’s all he could tell me, as I tried to get more detailed information from him by asking questions. He rushed me off the phone as if he was telling me something he shouldn’t be. I was pretty stunned at what I just was told. This gentleman has never acted like this before and is far from a so called “conspiracy nut-job”.
If you do any frequent traveling around the preparedness blogosphere, you eventually come across this sort of nonsense from time to time. (Yes, nonsense. Im being judgemental.) Almost always these things follow a format that looks like this:
“I have a [friend/buddy/relative/coworker/sex partner] who works in the [military/police/FBI/Homeland Security/UN/banking industry/FEMA], and they told me that [soon/before the election/after the election/during the holiday] there will be [civil disorder/martial law/invasion/economic collapse/currency exchange/declaration of war/terrorist act/postponed elections] and that all concerned patriots should [stay home/gear up/stock up/get in their bunkers]. I’ve known this person for years and they would never say anything about this unless it was 100% true! You have been warned!”
All that is missing is “if you really want to save America you’ll email this to all your friends and Like it on Facebook. And Microsoft will give everyone $5!”
Now, let’s look at this critically for a minute. Let’s say you really do know that, for example, on New Years Eve the .gov is going to declare martial law because they have inside information that
Al Anon Al Roker Al Qaeda is going to pop a nuke in NYC. You know it with 100% certainty…you saw the plans, you saw the warnings, you even saw the guys planting the nuke under Madison Square Garden. It’s a done deal, guaranteed to happen.
So, why would you tell people and remove anything that could give you a shred of credibility? I mean, if you really believe in what is about to happen, and you really want to warn people, wouldnt you say “Hey! I’m Col. Joe Schmoe of NORAD, and we know there’s gong to be a nuclear war tomorrow! Here’s a link to classified intel proving it. Heres a link to the foreign news media thats slowly uncovering the plan. Heres a link to a real major media outlet covering the mysterious departure of everyone in Washington. Heres a picture of me standing in front of the Big Board holding a sign that reads ‘GET IN YOUR BUNKERS NOW!’.” and not care about losing your job or being jailed since, if you really were correct, we’re all going to be living in Mad Max world in the next 48 hours?
Succinctly: if you really do have info about crap like this, why do you care if people know who you are for broadcasting it? Are you saying that the lives of millions of people aren’t more important than you keeping your job?
Listen, if I knew that the Chinese were gonna nuke our military, invade California, and sweep eastward in Red Dawn fashion and telling you this was gonna cost me my job guess what….I’d tell everyone who would listen, back it up as best I could and take the unemployment checks.
When someone makes one of these statements and actually puts their name, career and credentials on the line along with even some fairly credible evidence then I’ll give it some weight. Otherwise it’s nothing more than the preparedness version of “I am Dr. Mugato Timbawawa of the Burkino Faso. A client of mine has left me $20,000,000 of money to my self. If you will help me move it from my country I will give you half……”