Friday, September 19, 2008


It would appear that the folks in the doomer community may have been right in saying that the sky is falling. That is a bummer. But now we have to talk about what comes next.

OK, let's say for a minute that the fewmets are in fact striking the fan. Bad news that. Now the most natural thing in the world is for us downtrodden of the lunatic fringe to mount a podium and explain how we knew it all along and if only those idiots had listened to us, everything would be hunky-dory.

Well my friends, I would suggest you hold onto that thought like it was a fart at a prom. There is nothing positive that can happen to you by saying it at this point. The best thing is that you will be considered an ill-mannered boor. The second is that people will believe you and get pissed off that you didn't try harder to stop it.

The worst thing that could happen is that their little pea-brains will figure out that you did in fact have it figured out and probably did something to make it better for yourself (read here: your preps). Once they figure out that you may be the proud owner of good preps, they and their close associates may come over for an impromptu inventory of your basement.

So, if stuff is going down, my advice is to shut up. Keep your head down and listen more than you talk.



Mayberry said...

That's good advice at any time! I've always been a "sit back and absorb it all" kinda guy in a group setting. Then, after everyone else has said their piece, maybe I'll add something to it (though I do have a tendency to immediately correct any gross factual or conceptual errors).

Patricia said...

I believe it says in the Scriptures that the tongue is the most dangerous part of a human. (Or something like that...) And it is indeed. Holding your tongue is always the wisest option!

Good post.

Dorcas' Daddy said...

In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;

And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;

And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;

And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.