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Survival Rules When Society Collapses | Prepper Website

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A visit with my brother in Venezuela was an eye-opener for me. For those of you who do not know, the country has been suffering from a slow collapse since 2015 when oil prices dropped. Almost everything is shipped into the country, and other than oil, they have very little exports to bring money in. The currency there is called the Bolivar Soberano. In April of 2015, the exchange rate for a U.S. Dollar was about 6 Bolivars. Before I left from California, I exchanged 1,000 USD at the official exchange rate for about 172,000 to the dollar. I felt like a multimillionaire overnight when the bank teller special ordered me 172 million Bolivars for my trip. Little did I know that 172 million Bolivars wouldn’t even buy 25 loaves of bread at the real exchange rate. As a prepper myself, I have changed my preparations based on what I learned on my visit. This article will share some survival rules to consider when society collapses.
 

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and this

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

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As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

Under the direction of then-President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” with the explicit aim to “disarm all citizens.” The law took effect in 2013, with only minimal pushback from some pro-democracy opposition figures, banned the legal commercial sale of guns and munitions to all - except government entities.

Chavez initially ran a months-long amnesty program encouraging Venezuelans to trade their arms for electrical goods. That year, there were only 37 recorded voluntary gun surrenders, while the majority of seizures - more than 12,500 – were by force.

In 2014, with Nicolás Maduro at the helm following Chavez’s death but carrying through his socialist “Chavista” policies, the government invested more than $47 million enforcing the gun ban – which has since included grandiose displays of public weapons demolitions in the town square.
 

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I once served on the Board of Directors of a Venezuelan company. Under Chavez, the company crumbled in just a few years due to punitive taxes, assessments, fees, fines, etc. Venezuela was a beautiful and vibrant country before the rot of Socialism destroyed it. My heart weeps for my many Venezuelan friends whose lives have been ruined by Chavez and Maduro. :(
 

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The video is a stark reminder that when times get really difficult (e.g. SHTF, economic collapse) then one should be armed to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their critical possessions.

 

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Hyper inflation. Same thing that happened to Germany shortly after World War One. Most of us know what Germany had to go through. Could we be seeing the same future for Venezuela? Dunno. What about the possibility of this happening to the USA!

Gold and Silver? Dunno that either.
 

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The moral of the story is that we must keep socialism at bay with the ballot box. If they manage to get their socialism here in the USA - you can bet that the Constitution would then become absolutely worthless and most all of the rights the population enjoyed up to that point would disappear as well.
 

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The moral of the story is that we must keep socialism at bay with the ballot box. If they manage to get their socialism here in the USA - you can bet that the Constitution would then become absolutely worthless and most all of the rights the population enjoyed up to that point would disappear as well.
UM.... No. That would take a new constitution, or a coup. This isn't Venezuela or Russia.
 

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What do you think will happen if and when the Democraps get full control again? If socialism is their goal - that’s where it will lead. They have made no secret of it or their anti-2A agenda. You think they wouldn’t repeal amendments at will when it suites them?

Have you been living under a rock?
 

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What do you think will happen if and when the Democraps get full control again? If socialism is their goal - that’s where it will lead. They have made no secret of it or their anti-2A agenda. You think they wouldn’t repeal amendments at will when it suites them?

Have you been living under a rock?
No. I feel pretty confident saying amendments won't be repealed at will. I don't do Chicken Little, and I don't do hysterical doomsday predictions as if they are as certain as the sun rising tomorrow. It's enough to just say there are those that want the opposite of what I do and we both get a vote.
 

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You are entitled to your opinions, and to state them as such - as am I.
 

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Looking around and seeing the millennials all happy and giddy with the likes of AOC and Bernie and excited about free stuff like college etc.

I can see socialism getting a foot hold in US in future and with that I have a tendency to agree with Madduner.


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UM.... No. That would take a new constitution, or a coup. This isn't Venezuela or Russia.
No it wouldn't. The SC has shown repeatedly that only the opinions of the justices matter.
When the dems boot Trump's pics, or just pact the court, the 2nd A could be pared away so far as the best unrecognizable. Clinton's AWB didn't get challenged by the court. Future AWBs could completely eliminate semis, revolvers, lever actions, and even straight pull bolts and the court would likely refuse to hear it.
 

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No it wouldn't. The SC has shown repeatedly that only the opinions of the justices matter.
When the dems boot Trump's pics, or just pact the court, the 2nd A could be pared away so far as the best unrecognizable. Clinton's AWB didn't get challenged by the court. Future AWBs could completely eliminate semis, revolvers, lever actions, and even straight pull bolts and the court would likely refuse to hear it.
This is true. There are judges who are perfectly willing to ignore the plain language text of the constitution to get the outcomes they want. Our gun rights exist only because there aren't 5 of them on the court. Yet.
 

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Looking around and seeing the millennials all happy and giddy with the likes of AOC and Bernie and excited about free stuff like college etc.

I can see socialism getting a foot hold in US in future and with that I have a tendency to agree with Madduner.


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And I truly don't believe that. There is the fringe leftists that want socialism. Solialism like European socialism, not Russia/Venezuela communism. Just like there is a fringe right that want things I don'. I don't want any of it. Nor do I think the vast majority of Americans do. It's just an opinion, but to think we are an election away from Venezuela is unrealistic at best.
 

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No it wouldn't. The SC has shown repeatedly that only the opinions of the justices matter.
When the dems boot Trump's pics, or just pact the court, the 2nd A could be pared away so far as the best unrecognizable. Clinton's AWB didn't get challenged by the court. Future AWBs could completely eliminate semis, revolvers, lever actions, and even straight pull bolts and the court would likely refuse to hear it.
Again, hyperbolic rhetoric. It would never make it to SCOTU because it would get tossed at signing. You don't get to toss out the 2nd at will. Booting Supremes and outlawing guns is CWII. I don't see that an election away.
 

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As the one frog in the pot that is slowly coming to boil tries to convince the other frogs in the pot that the increase in temperature is nothing to be concerned with because they’ve been swimming in water their whole life and weren’t eaten YET.

WE are those frogs in the pot on the stove right now.
 

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Again, hyperbolic rhetoric. It would never make it to SCOTU because it would get tossed at signing. You don't get to toss out the 2nd at will. Booting Supremes and outlawing guns is CWII. I don't see that an election away.
Look how many times we and the SC has infringed on that which is not to be infringed.

Where in the Constitution does it state that the if the Dems controlled both the Presidency and Congress that they couldn't just boot the SC? All the Constitution says about the SC is that there should be one. Anything else is just doing it the way it has been done for awhile.
 
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