Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.
Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.
In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.
The article notes that many on the Left fear that they can no longer trust ‘big government’ to meet their needs. Wow, imagine that, they may have to learn to be self reliant for the first time in their lives.
Sounds like a slippery slope toward (gasp!) conservatism.
As for the matter of guns, I just wanna know who’s gonna teach all these snowflakes how to use them? I expect there will be an epidemic of “accidental” shootings.
But for those who manage not to shoot themselves, once they have a gun they’ll discover that they never want to live without them ever again. Guns are “empowering.” That’s bad news for gun control groups. They’ve long ago lost any influence with conservatives, now they stand to lose their traditional friends on the Left as well.
You can imagine how this might evolve. First they buy a shotgun, ya know, just in case the KKK shows up to burn a cross in their front yard. Then they’ll start to wonder what they’d do if they run into jackbooted Trump thugs at the gay bar. So they go buy a handgun and get a license to carry it. After that, there’s no going back.
Soon they’ll be going to gun shows, joining the NRA and reading ‘Guns And Ammo’ magazine.
Perhaps the reality of Trump is the wake up call those on the Left needed. Cracks are forming in their comfortable little ‘safe space’ bubbles. In the end, without even realizing it, they’ll become more conservative minded as a result.