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This is the name of a featured cable show on "The National Geographic Channel". It features people learning how to live when society itself collapses. It implies that people should prepare to defend themselves against an imaginary end of days apocolypse where there is no law and order. It assumes a scenario of defending your stored food and precious metals with your armed stash of weapons and ammunition. It also assumes that anyone coming near your stash is fair game, that people are a threat.

What is this kind of insanity? Who would even want to live in such a dire environment? Isn't this the kind of bizarre thought process that encourages individualism in a primitive, savage world that encourages people to purchase the weapons that are then available to a mal-adjusted problem child?

If we are going to presume that we should survive alone against the rest of society, aren't we conditioning ourselves to kill one another without conscience. Isn't that what we see happening now, maybe as a spinoff of that kind of inhumanity towards one another?

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