Why are we having this debate? If you enjoy the news go to the news and general discussion sections. If you don’t then go to the preparedness, lessons learned, and gear talk sections.
I enjoy and appreciate all the above mentioned sections. Are we so removed from true liberty that we can’t let people enjoy what they want as long as they are harming no one.
True survival in a SHTF scenario is going to entail many different people with different drivers. If you want homogenous thinking, then perhaps this site will leave you dissatisfied.