It seems sometimes if the dominant media and opinion-makers on the left (but I repeat) are seemingly deficient in two areas: problem solving and planing ahead.
Strange, since in order to become somewhat successful they needed to do both things. Strange also that they don’t deny the existence of these qualities, but refuse to believe that society as a whole can implement these characteristics.
I’ll get back to that: They refuse to trust others to problem-solve or plan ahead.
If you didn’t have an identification document like a birth certificate, could you get one pretty easily? I got an official birth certificate in two weeks using a phone and a debit card and by contacting the county of my birth.
In a situation where my food would stop arriving, or the water was going to be turned off without some legal ID, or if I was going to lost the right to vote, I think I’d solve that problem. I trust others to do the same.
Why then do talking heads figure poor and/or minority folks can’t do this? Leftist idea people figure that some folks can’t problem-solve their way around this dilemma.
I know some folks online who are preppers. Sometimes prepare for week-long outages of water, gas or food deliveries. Some plan for what’s call SHTF. They have “bug out bags” with water and stuff in case they have to move out of somewhere fast. Some have weapons and the skills to use them, plus cans of beans.
Last week a hose valve outside the house broke, and for the first time in 20 years, we had to shut off the water to the house. I looked pretty smart when I pulled out the case of bottled water, and the jugs of water — which were helpful for flushing.
Dad planned ahead.
When TV folks talk about weather crises, and teacher’s with guns…It bothers me that they assume that no one will be able to deal with things until the government arrives. As if we can’t ever plan ahead, but only plan for help to arrive.
We learned with the Florida shooter that even a fully trained police officer can turn tail. But that does not mean that everyone would. We also hear from battle-hardened experts on cable TV that in a confrontation with school shooter, the teacher might miss. Yes, in the case of an actual exchange of gunfire, I’ll bet even the school shooter would become a poor marksman.
I hear people saying that a teacher with a small handgun would stand no chance against a school shooter with an AR-15. The people who say this have never held either. Nor have they put water in the closet (rotating it out every 6 months or so for freshness.) Neither have they tried to strategically solve problems — or trusted others to do the same.
Based upon some of the folks I see on television, I could believe that we are not a country of problem-solvers and planners. Truth told, those folks on TV are poor representatives of America.