Watching the news can be confusing these days. We have troops in Africa who are trained to kill people and blow stuff up now tasked with fighting a virus, while we continue to allow flights from the hot zone into the country on a daily basis. And the same elected officials who couldn’t manage to build an operable web site given three years notice are asking the same people who grope toddlers and strip search granny in her wheelchair to assess whether passengers may be carrying a deadly pathogen. What could possibly go wrong? The UK has stopped flights from west Africa. So have France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Zimbabwe and the Bahamas. Yet President Golfcart McFundraiser seems convinced that halting incoming flights would somehow be insensitive. Never mind what could walk across our southern border. And now that we have viral touchdown in Big D and beyond . . .
public confidence futures in our governmental institutions have taken a hit. While a major outbreak of the disease is probably still unlikely, this has all the makings of exactly the kind of thing preppers have been prepping for for years. It all makes the cynic in us wonder what will happen if, as in Sierra Leone, a lengthy curfew is imposed to try to stop the spread.
Sure, you may be equipped with weeks worth of food and other consumables put by. But in a full-blown EHTF (ebola hits the fan) scenario, if those who are less prepared come a-knockin’, looking to appropriate provisions Walking Dead-style, armed deterrence may be required. Given the imperative to avoid contact with bodily fluids, which gun and ammo combination will you choose to minimize, well, splatter?