Donald Trump was sworn in yesterday as the 45th President of the United States.
The country is greatly divided between two drastically different emotions, and almost everyone lies somewhere between extreme excitement and relief and great despair and loathing.
But what does a Trump presidency mean for preppers?
Whether or not you support Trump and his policies, it’s important to put everything into the context of preparedness. It seems a lot of folks who four years ago were building their bunkers and stocking up on guns and ammo are now breathing a collective sigh of relief and settling in for a stable economy and renewed relations with massive global giants like Russia.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind, wherever you lie on the political spectrum, about what preppers need to be thinking about:
1. Trump is not God
No matter how earnest he is or successful at executing his campaign promises, Trump is still human, and he’s not the emperor of America. There are still a lot of powerful people in this country and abroad who potentially still have a lot of interest in things like manufactured crisis or who might somehow contribute to a global economic collapse. Trump cannot single-handedly repair the global economy, reverse the fractional reserve system, or control the actions of foreign governments or paramilitary groups like ISIS.
2. Obama wasn’t the only reason to prep
A lot of people woke up to the many potential threats to our freedom and safety during the Obama administration, but he wasn’t the sole reason to prep. There are still many disasters one should be preparing for like natural disasters, EMPs or solar storms, or global cataclysmic events. And as mentioned above, world war has definitely not vanished off the table simply because we have a different president. Global tensions over many issues are still very high, and you never know what could happen.
3. Self-reliance is the American way
Trump’s speech yesterday was threaded with the theme of giving the government back to the people and returning Washington to the principles that our country was founded on. No matter what side of the political spectrum you lean towards, if you are a prepper, you believe in being independent, self-reliant, and prepared for anything. We still can’t rely on the government for everything. We need to keep in mind that politicians come and go, but a long-term survival plan and building skills to help us be less reliant on modern grids and more able to survive come what may last forever.
We need to keep in mind that politicians come and go, but a long-term survival plan and building skills to help us be less reliant on modern grids and more able to survive come what may last forever.
So keep prepping, keep learning, and don’t be complacent!
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