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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:44 AM

"Doomsday Preppers" are a form of child abuse [View all]

I've only seen 15-20 minutes of that whole series, last night. It detailed this Houston, TX, dude who has built a fortress west to the beginning edge of the Chihuahua desert, hundreds of acres around it, perimeter fences like a prison, water well straight into a natural supply (Edwards Aquifer), not only the predictable storing of supplies but also POISONED food in case "terrorists" get inside, and humongous quantities of weaponry. All of this is in case a dirty bomb hits Houston.

But the key point is that he has drilled his wife and children (teen, barely teen, and pre-teen) into proficiency with the weapons. In these 15 minutes, the feature was that he arranged for the local Sheriff's department into staging a fake terrorist raid, all without telling the wife and kids, just springing it on them to see how they would react with their weapons.

For starters, how law enforcement would cooperate with such a deal is unfathomable. Oh, and did I mention that this pater familias is a DOCTOR?!1 His daughter said he is very, very smart.

So the kids grabbed their weapons and ran outside and the mother was nabbed by the fake terrorists (all wearing their law enforcement uniforms), and the children were pointing their live ammo weapons while being yelled at by the law enforcement officers to put down their weapons or the mother would be killed. Repeating, the mother and kids did not know this was fake.

The kids put down their weapons. Then, to pile up the incredibility of this, the law enforcement dudes provided a critique of this family's response, something like they should NOT have put down their weapons and should have shot?!1

The show moved on to other preppers, one of whom said that if terrorists wiped out lots and lots of the population, the ones who survived, being these prepper NUTS, will be the basis for rebuilding stuff. Zeus help us.

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