Friday, February 23, 2018

Don't Fear The Reaper



It's easy to say "Don't Fear The Reaper" as you sit back in the comfort of your happy plastic sided home. But what happens when the mist comes down and the debt's called in?




And you wake up to ghost trees, only to find that the US Dollar is equally illusory and all the ATMs don't work.




Perhaps that will never happen, like the fall of Rome or censorship of the internet. Don't fear the Reaper.

God bless,

LSP

14 comments:

LL said...

The word, "prepper" has taken on the meaning of being a nut - and not without some deserving.

Still, there are two kinds of people: prepared and unprepared. If you're prepared for whatever - a journey to the great beyond, or for a moment when you realize that for all the currency you own, you really need a drink of clean, clear, water and a mouthful of food.

And it's never just about you. It's also about the people you care most about.

Some people build a compound and have the capacity to defend themselves and to feed themselves. They build greenhouses, they have solar collectors to handle electric needs and they separate themselves from the biomass that is cities. Others sit in a high rise condo, confident that there will always be a system in place to serve them...but they always have that nagging insipid fear of the Reaper.

LSP said...

LL, I've always liked your observation about preppers -- what happens when you turn up at their compound with a CANNON or a TREBUCHET?

They wouldn't be expecting that, it'd come as a shock. Similar, come to think of it, to Hillary losing the election.

The Reaper comes in many forms. Best be ready to meet him with confidence instead of fear.

KPH said...

Nice post and good pictures...

Mattexian said...

I used the same song earlier today, when I read about a CDC employee ("commander") who's gone missing after taking off sick ten days ago. 35 years old, left behind his wallet, phone, car, dog, all at his house. I nicknamed him Captain Trips. More bullets, beans, bandages, and cowbell!

G Lewis said...

our sunday favorite is bluegrass, local NPR goes in that direction, and also gospel from the Canadian student radio, also a fav. Soothing in the context of those weather extremes that seem to hit here too in late winter and early autumn: double digits below freezing one day, warm and windy the next, though nothing like the walls of wind that karmically buffet The South. They tell us climate change is as much about these extremes as anything else, that is when we’re willing to listen to the supposed heretics of good sense. Lilting tunes calm us then. In the evening, when the mood darkens and we’re more willing to closely heed the mess we’ve made, the music gets darker too.

https://youtu.be/vDm0F4EMOmc

Best listened to on a hifi, not an alexis (?

LL said...

The prepared need to be able and confident to take the war to the enemy (however you define that). Fire and maneuver. Patton said that "fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man". I guess that's why the DLC is a cavalry unit.

LSP said...

Thanks, KPH. The fog of war!

LSP said...

Interesting, Mattexian. The mysterious case of Captain Trips. Did you read about the Canadian skier who went missing in the Rockies(?) and was found a month or so later in California, still in his ski gear? Weird.

DON'T FEAR THE REAPER.

LSP said...

Alright there, GL.

Change is one of the weather's great mysteries, which is fortunate when you've run out of cash and need a new tax.

Speaking of music, where's RADIO FREE COMMONWEALTH?!? The world wants RFC.

Thanks for the link.

LSP said...

Mobility is key, LL.

I see the DLC as a flying column.

Sure, it's maverick, but so was Popski's Private Army.

Brig said...

Shield maidens don't fear the reaper, some would say they are the reaper.

LSP said...

Brig, I wouldn't dispute that for a second!

Jules said...

I don't fear the reaper. :)

LSP said...

Juliette, I don't mind a kebab from time to time, they can be tasty. But sometimes it's just best to stare the Reaper down.