#5678
Malgus
Malgus
Survivalist
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Road,

My thoughts sometimes sway towards what you’re on about…

To me, it’s simple arithmetic… What do big cities have? Wealth. Wealth attracts people and in the United States, that means people from all over the world. Those people are from countries that have diseases we have either stamped out here in the US long ago, or diseases which are totally unknown in the US.

The diseases we have stamped out, we are several generations out from any natural immunity. We are as hothouse flowers. The CDC? They sort of keep track of the various creeping cruds we have… except the rarefied medicines we need to combat that exotic crud is made hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away.

Once TSHTF, those masses of people in the cities will migrate, including any Typhoid Mary’s they have. Crud we don’t even suspect exists here will spread through dense populations like wildfire. Which is a reason I really, really don’t want anything to do with refugees from anywhere. Ebola, Marburg, the various bird flu’s, swine flu, TB, polio, even the Black Death exists in the American southwest in rat populations…

A friend of mine, he used to work for the CDC in Atlanta. The CDC would catch wind of some exotic crud via the coconut telegraph from some hospital or another. A warrant would be issued for that person, and my friend would have to go track them down and escort them to the CDC, where they would be put in isolation. He said the people he escorted had sh*t that would burn me down in a week, but they were totally asymptomatic…

When things go pear shaped, disease will have a high pucker factor… I don’t harbor any Walter Mitty fantasies about coming out the other side alive and in one piece, but the idea of being taken down by some crud from the other side of the world? Just the idea pisses me off…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1