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[–] ratbastardman 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

More and more people are getting sick of the bullshit. The problem is that the media makes them feel alone, isolated in their views that something is terribly amiss. But when you talk to them one on one and they trust you, you'll hear all kinds of shit that they'd never post on social media.

A sssmall minority of whiny fucks, backed/supported/created by a specific group of people that have a stranglehold on mainstream media intentionally try to make people believe that everyone is on board with this bullshit, when that couldn't be further from the truth. Make friends with your neighbors.

Get fit, get armed, make good friends.

[–] spamyak 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I dug up a post on the old sub that describes the challenge we're facing. Can't find the username of the author though.

Blackout

So last night I was relaxing and watching some YouTube as you do when all of a sudden the lights went out. Peeked out the window and noticed all of the houses around me had lost power, so I popped on some shoes and headed outside to investigate. Walked up to the corner and saw even the traffic lights were out so at that point I knew it was something with the wider power grid.

When I turned back to walk to my place I noticed a bunch of neighbors had ventured outside to investigate as well and I struck up a conversation. As I was talking to them it dawned on me I really had never spoken to these people. I've lived next to them for years and knew next to nothing about them aside from the cars they drove. It was mostly small talk, "Yeah, I walked up the block and the lights are out the whole way down, looks like we'll just have to wait on the electric company to fix it".

As time went on more and more people came out to see what was up and a small group formed. An older woman chimed in with "I was doing some knitting and then just like that the lights went out", "We were in the middle of a movie" a middle aged couple added.

It went on like this for about 15 minutes until the hum of AC units kicking back in alerted us all to the fact that our power was restored. Immediately the entire group just said "ok heading back inside, bye", as if we were moths drawn to the flame. I did the same and when I sat down the only thing I could think of was those famous 14 words, "the industrial revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race". We all had about 20 minutes of genuine neighborly interaction after ignoring each other for years but when the juice came back on we marched home like zombies and I'm sure won't speak to each other again in any meaningful way any time soon.

Also some fucking Singaporean stole my Google password at 4am while I was sleeping but thankfully Google locked him out, unrelated but what the fuck man.

[–] lucifirius 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

lol at that last sentence.

but yeah that's all a good point, there's no sense of community anymore, which makes churches more important than ever. I think Utah mormons have it pretty well, as the neighborhoods make up the church groups so their neighbors are seen every sunday.

[–] aaronTbaby 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

🤡🌎

[–] actually 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

this is really really good.