The Rich are (and Have Been) Prepping – Shouldn’t You?
Most of us know that a lot of the Silicon Valley elite have been prepping for decades. They see that writing on the wall, and it isn’t all that pretty.
This article suggests that most of the motivation comes from a place of disdain for the common man. I’m sure that is some of it, but I think the overwhelming majority of these super rich preppers just see what we see happening.
The main difference is they can afford to build underground bunkers the size of apartment buildings and buy homesteads in New Zealand.
To any of the prepping naysayers out there I simply ask this one question: If the smartest and richest people in the world are doing it, why aren’t you?
Survivalism, the practice of preparing for a crackup of civilization, tends to evoke a certain picture: the woodsman in the tinfoil hat, the hysteric with the hoard of beans, the religious doomsayer. But in recent years survivalism has expanded to more affluent quarters, taking root in Silicon Valley and New York City, among technology executives, hedge-fund managers, and others in their economic cohort.
The Guardian noted that the end-of-days obsession could be traced back to a single source, a sort of ur-text of rich-guy panic: a 1999 book called “The Sovereign Individual: How to Survive and Thrive during the Collapse of the Welfare State.” It was written by James Dale Davidson, a private investment advisor, and Lord Rees-Moog, a British newspaper editor.
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