Sent from a reader of Freedom's Phoenix and listener of Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock...
"Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and theair is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age
break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impassable, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day
-to-day vestiges of modern civilization—bank machines, mutual funds, mass retailers,computers, satellites, airplanes, governments—all recede into irrelevance. The storm strips you bare, reducing your world to a small number of elemental forces
—somebad,others good. On the bad side are the elements of nature. On the good are whatever scrapsof social cohesion you can muster, from your own family’s survival skills to neighbors whopitch in and share, to a family who lends you its truck
-mounted plow because you once helped out in a pinch."