Doomsday Preppers allegedly good for you, sez NatGeo flack

Posted in Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 10:57 am by George Smith

From USA Today readers learn National Geographic commissioned a survey to bolster its Doomsday Preppers series:

The channel commissioned an online survey of 1,007 adults in the USA, and found that 61% of Americans believe the country will experience a major catastrophic event within the next 20 years, but only 15% feel they are fully prepared for it.

“I think between the survey and the show, people will get to examine their own beliefs, compare them to the survey, see how people in the show are spending their lives and learn to prepare themselves,” says Brad Dancer, senior vice president of research and digital media at the channel.

So it’s a public service to show lamentable crazy people, collateral damage of the fear-based economy.

Another bit:

Prepper Tim Ralston of Arizona views destruction of the electrical grid caused by an electromagnetic pulse weapon or solar flares as his worst-case scenario. To prepare, he regularly conducts a dry run to an underground bunker with his kids.

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