Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Preppers: Post #1

When we went over the “ End of the World” lecture, we saw different ways in which people react to what they believe to be the end of the world. One type of these reactions is a group of people called, “Preppers”. Preppers are people who prepare for the end of the world in extreme ways for different scenarios. Some of these scenarios involve stockpiling weapons, preparing an underground bunker for nuclear war, and stockpiling food for years. How this relates to today’s society is we are seeing some of these traits in everyday people, people who before had no worries about the end of the world. During the CoVid-19 Pandemic, we see many people clearing out supermarkets within minutes, stockpiling whatever they can get their hands on, mainly paper products like toilet paper and tissues. The word pandemic has caused a paranoia in people’s minds similar to that in the minds of preppers, which causes them to buy all goods for themselves, and not leaving enough for everyone else.
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