On Sunday, the people of Greece voted in a radical leftist party with communist roots. The fact is, for the Syriza party this was an easy sell to the people of Greece because the party promised to end the austerity measures and get back to the “good life” of spending a bunch of money the country doesn’t have.
The sad fact is, this is exactly how Obama got re-elected and how dishonest politicians get elected the world over. They promise to spend a bunch of money that isn’t theirs and they could care less about drowning the country in debt because they’ll be in their mansion or flying in their private plane anyway.
I’ll never forget when I was getting my haircut during the last election and the woman cutting my hair asked me whom I was voting for. I told her Romney and she said she was voting for Obama because Romney would probably take her welfare away.
It’s tough to be a conservative who wants to do the right thing when the democrats you’re going against have put 70 million more people on welfare and thus have gotten themselves 70 million+ “welfare votes.”
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that people go on welfare because of completely legitimate reasons, such as disabilities, job loss or another tragic incident in their lives. But, welfare should be temporary and they should get off of it ASAP.
My point is, what the new Syriza party promised the people of Greece isn’t possible and will put the country into even more debt and cause more chaos. And, while the U.S. has fared better, it’s only a matter of time before we end up in the same place.
When you continue to put people on welfare and increase a country’s debt the dam will eventually burst. And when it does, those 70 million+ people won’t know what to do when their guaranteed government check doesn’t come each month and so they’ll likely riot and get very violent.
While this is not the only reason, it’s a big one for why I prepare for my family’s future. It’s why I have a year worth of food storage and a month supply of water. It’s why I own guns. And, it’s why I can be self-sufficient in every way for an extended period of time.
Of course, I hope nothing bad ever happens and that you and I live long, healthy and happy lives. But, seeing the Greek election on Sunday just made me realize what a “backwards” world we now live in, where hard work and self-reliance are forgotten and instead everything should be easy and given to us for free.
You may or may not agree with everything I’ve said above, but numbers don’t lie and there’s always a day of reckoning when you do the wrong thing. That’s why I encourage you, if you haven’t done so yet, to make 2015 the year your family is fully prepared to be self-reliant for a minimum of 30 days, and hopefully longer.
Next week, I’ll share with you my simple 30-day plan for preparing your family, including how much food and water storage you need and the 3 guns I would get.