“The Psy-Ops War on Preppers”

Reading this it does seem that there is a concentrated effort, at least in the UK, to demonized preppers. I suppose that makes some kind of sense. The United States is still full of people who believe that they can do for themselves better and faster than the government can. That’s not necessarily so, I understand, in Europe.

From Wirecutter:

Yesterday the mainstream media began churning out articles about Nancy Lanza, the mother of the shooter, Adam Lanza. When you read the following quotes, ask yourself: “How many of these comments could describe ME?”
A few descriptive quotes:

• Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world. (Riehl World View)
• According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called ‘prepper’, a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare for the breakdown of society by training with weapons and hoarding food and other supplies. ( The UK Independent)
• Reports are starting to emerge of the troubled young man and his unusual upbringing. (Yahoo)
• Dan Holmes, owner of a landscaping firm who worked on the family’s home, said she was an avid gun collector: ‘She told me she would go target shooting with her kids.’ (UK Daily Mail)
• Marsha Lanza described Nancy as ‘self-reliant’.( The UK Independent)
• He was reportedly homeschooled by his mother, a school principal and gun enthusiast, who wasn’t satisfied with the education her son was receiving.. (Yahoo)
• As America searches for answers, investigators are turning towards Nancy Lanza’s supposed identification as a survivalist. (Yahoo)
• Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. (UK Daily Mail)
• Mother of Sandy Hook school gunman Adam Lanza was a ‘prepper’ survivalist preparing for economic and social collapse, say reports. ( The UK Independent)
• Mrs Lanza is thought to have trained her sons, Adam and Ryan to shoot, even taking them to local ranges. ( The UK Independent)
• Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense. She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’ (UK Daily Mail)

Gee…they say this stuff like it’s a BAD thing.”

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4 Responses to “The Psy-Ops War on Preppers”

  1. GomeznSA says:

    But doesn’t fema tell us that we should all be prepared for disasters? You know with things like plastic and duct tape to tape up our windows (just one example). So I guess that there must be some un-divulged (like how one gets on the no fly list) secret threshold that someone goes over and becomes not reasonable or exercising common sense and becomes a nutcase……………

  2. Fubar says:

    >>Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns.

    didn’t she have like 3 ? THIS is stockpiling?

  3. notamobster says:

    She had at least 4. She was killed with a 22.

    If 4 guns makes a stockpile, I must have been trying to start my own army [before I sold all my guns out of grief 😉 ]. I wonder what they’d think of multiple 1000’s of rounds of various useful calibers? 1000’s of shotgun shells? Not that I have that, mind you. I’m just curious…

    • Fubar says:

      I wonder what the definition of excessive stockpiling of food would be. If i didn’t have three teenagers who ate every five minutes, I would have 2 yrs of food put up.