Why the Rich Elite will Suffer When the SHTF

Gaye Levy, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The rich elite will suffer if there is a collapse and the rest of us working stiffs will be fine thank you very much. That is my belief anyway.

So why? Conventional wisdom and sense (if you want to call it that) tells us that those with fat bank accounts have it made: steady incomes, nice homes, luxury automobiles, and lots of help in the way of secretaries, personal chefs, housekeepers, gardeners, pool tenders and a myriad of other folks that make their day quite pleasant. In addition, they have all the latest and toys gadgets and when a new model comes out they are first in line to get it.

So initially, these fat cats will be just fine in the event of a global economic collapse. But wait? What will happen to their cushy life when money becomes devalued or even worthless? Well first of all, they will go through their pantries in a week or two – possibly a month – and then find that when they need basic supplies, the shelves at the grocery are empty. The gardener is long gone and they did not learn to grow their own food because all the digging and tending would ruin their manicure.

And then there is fear. Fear that their money is worthless, fear that the zombies will come in and steal their possessions, and perhaps the biggest fear of all, the fear that someone will shoot them dead for no reason other than unmitigated chaos within our cities and society in general.

This does not make a pretty picture.

So what about the preppers?

We already know how to make a decent meal out of rice, beans and home grown greens. We have extra water but we also know how to purify lake and stream water. We know how to get our hands dirty and how to barter our knowledge and skills that with someone who has a skill we lack. We also have medical supplies and weapons to defend ourselves. And equally important, we have walked around our neighborhoods and communities and established a “hi, how are you?” relationship with those around us so that they recognize us and we recognize them. In doing so we have built an extended family that will watch our backs – as we will watch theirs – if the SHTF.

We will have our wits about us because we have already survived the 21st century recession with self-reliance and the perseverance to protect ourselves and our families no matter what. We live the preparedness lifestyle now and are not willing to wait for some horrible event in the future before we begin to take care of ourselves.

Our baby steps, taken week after week, month after month, year after year, will have taught us the value of hard work, austerity and loyalty as well as compassion and heart. If the SHTF these qualities will help us stay on our feet and to hold our heads high. For although we may be in shock and we may suffer hardships, we will be able to survive and use our skills to help build a better society.

Please share this message with your families, your friends and your colleagues at work. Remind them that you too started with baby steps and that you still are not finished and may never be. Be generous with your knowledge and point them to the myriad of resources available to help them become educated in the preparedness lifestyle. And most of all, remind them to be prepared, not scared.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! — Gaye

Gaye Levy, the SurvivalWoman, grew up and attended school in the Greater Seattle area. After spending many years as an executive in the software industry, she started a specialized accounting practice offering contract CFO work to emerging high tech and service industries. She has now abandoned city life and moved to a serenely beautiful rural area on an island in NW Washington State. She lives and teaches the principles of a sustainable, self-reliant and stylish lifestyle through emergency preparation and disaster planning through her website at BackdoorSurvival.com. SurvivalWoman speaks her mind and delivers her message with optimism and grace, regardless of mayhem swirling around us.

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