Some of my prepper friends think football is a giant waste of time. They ask, “Wouldn’t it be great if people spent as much time and engergy on prepping and liberty as they do on some stupid game.” My friends are right. But…
I think it’s too easy for us preppers to become entirely detached from the rest of society. Don’t get me wrong: I want to be mostly detached from the goofiness, dependence, and excessiveness that is modern America society.
But I also want to persuade people to prep and to embrace liberty. (That’s why I wrote the books.) So I often think about prepping and liberty in terms of whether I am persauding people to join us, or whether I’m turning them off and reinforcing in their minds that “preppers are weirdos.” We need as many liberty-minded preppers as possible around us when the Collapse hits.
Telling people what dumbasses they are for liking football won’t persuade them to join us. Talking to them about football and then being around the water cooler when they finally ask, “So what would happen to my family if the electricity went out” is what I’m trying to accomplish.
I also note that my family’s Superbowl tradition is a healthy one. For the past 15 years or so, we’ve had a party with the same families. We eat amazing food and have a couple of beers. Our kids play together. We catch up on the year’s events. It’s just good old fashioned fellowship. In fact, this year was the first year we had a grandchild at our Superbowl party. I remember a few years ago when our kids started having boyfriends and girlfriends showing up as guests.
So I guess what I’m saying is that we preppers cannot be dwelling on the end of the world all the time. We need to mix with the rest of society and enjoy a football game – and grandkids.
Oh, and by the way, my Seahawks freakin’ rule.