Why “Wingnut” Preppers Are the Real “Environmentalists”

On Friday night, presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smugly declared that “half of Trump’s supporters” can be put into what she calls “the basket of deplorables.. According to Clinton, half of Trump’s supporters are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.” Her audience roared with laughter and approval. This hearkens back to when Obama once called conservative Christians “bitter” people who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” In short, the Left castigate those who aren’t like them because those people, in effect, are not like them. Confusing, to be sure, but more hypocritical than anything.

The same hatred and vitriol is directed to preppers.

Liberal historian Rick Perlstein once wrote in an essay that preppers are responsible for horrific mass shootings like Sandy Hook because preppers “organize their lives and politics around staving off [] fear—which . . . makes America more fearful and dangerous in for everyone; which destroy the trust and love it takes to sustain communities; and who reinforce one another in their fear to such a degree that the less crazy among them surely play a positive role in spurring the more crazy to the kind of awful acts we see around us now.”

Meanwhile, envrionmental luminaries such as actors Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney burn hundreds of thousands of jet fuel each year flying across the globe in their private plans, promoting a sustainable, green Earth. The Left bills themselves as the champions of environmentalism. But once again, the hypocrisy emerges.

In spite of her spotty record, Clinton has hailed herself as an evironmental advocate, pushing as part of her campaign platform a strong push on climate change and renewable energy. Most importantly, Clinton believes that they only way for Americans to embrace environmental sustainability is through government coercion.

How ironic that preppers and survivalists, decried by the Left “rightwing terrorists” and a “scourge to America” are leading the way in environmental sustainability. From solar power to zero emission homesteading, from self-sustaining food growing and simple living. . . . Who’s walking the the walk and who’s talking the talk? What’s even more ironic is that those those who are actually doing something, saving the environment is not even their priority (i.e., preserving their families and ultimately American values).

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