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Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.

Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a Trumpocalypse, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trumps victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we havent seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.

What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end of the political spectrum interest in prepping is probably the lowest that it has ever been in the history of the modern prepper movement. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how it was like a nuclear bomb went off in the prepping community, and nothing has changed since that time.

 

In fact, since I originally wrote that article we have gotten some hard numbers that show how dramatically optimism about the future has surged among those on the right.

Just before the election, CNBCs All-America Economic Survey found that only 15 percent of all Republicans believed that the economy would improve over the next year, but after the election that number skyrocketed all the way up to 74 percent.

But among Democrats it is a different story altogether. That same CNBC survey found that optimism about the economy on the left fell by more than half after the election. At this point, it is sitting at just 16 percent.

It would be hard to overstate how negatively many on the left feel about Trump. We have seen many of them take to the streets to angrily protest his election, and according to the BBC others have decided to stockpile food and guns in preparation for social and economic collapse

In America, stockpiling weapons and food, in preparation for social and economic collapse, has tended to be the preserve of right-wing libertarians and foes of big government. But the Liberal Prepper Facebook group up to now a small band reports a big increase in enquiries.

A lot of people are worried that not only will [a Trump presidency] fail but that it will fail spectacularly to the point that we are going to end up on in one or more critical situations that we are just not prepared for, says Jeff, 36, one of the groups members.

So could we see social and economic collapse under Trump?

Despite the wild optimism that we are seeing on the right at the moment, without a doubt this is a possibility.

It is funny how a single election can change our perspective on things so dramatically. During the Obama years, it seemed like the left was constantly talking about disarming everyone, but now Trump has sparked a renewed interest in gun ownership among many liberals. Prominent progressive author Ana Marie Cox is just one example

Witness Ana Marie Cox, a popular progressive writer with gigs at MTV and the New York Times. So who else has been researching basic disaster prep stuff? she polled her Twitter audience on Wednesday. Bccongrats, right wingersI do not trust the government to help anymore! Her next tweet extended the holiday merriment to our nations Second Amendment enthusiasts: Getting my rifle out of storage this week.

And did you know that leftists even have their own gun organization?

It is known as the Liberal Gun Club, and since Trumps victory it has experienced a huge surge in membership

Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organization has seen a huge rise in enquiries since Novembers election and a 10% increase in paid members.

US gun sales hit record levels in October amid fears a Hillary Clinton election victory would lead to draconian gun control measures.

The election of Donald Trump, who was backed by the National Rifle Association early on, was thought to bring an end to panic buying. Shares in gun manufacturers even dropped by as much as 18% following his victory.

Instead, FBI background checks for gun transactions soared to a new record for a single day 185,713 during the Black Friday sales on 25 November, according to gun control news site The Trace.

Many on the right have responded to Donald Trumps election victory by deciding that the battle is over and that it is time to go to sleep. But many on the left have been suddenly awakened and are now preparing for extremely challenging times ahead.

I hate to say this, but in this case those on the left that are busily preparing are showing much more wisdom than many on the right that have chosen to abandon prepping altogether at this point.

Of course most of those on the left dont really understand the storm that is approaching. All they know is that Trump is really bad and therefore they need to try to get through the next four years the best that they can. Here is more from the BBC

We are not looking for end of the world Mad Max-type scenarios, we are not looking at a zombie apocalypse, says the author of a left wing survivalist blog, who also reports a surge in interest since Trumps victory.

He says it is fairly easy to predict an economic collapse under Trump but adds: No matter what, the country is still going to be here in four years, theres going to be another election.

I would have to agree that a major economic downturn is quite likely in the very near future. We have been on the greatest debt binge in history during the Obama years, and it is inevitable that this bubble will burst.

Donald Trump basically has two choices. He could try to prolong this debt bubble for as long as possible, but that would make the ultimate outcome even worse. Or he could try to deal with the crisis right away, but that would mean an extraordinary amount of pain for all of us.

No matter who won the election, we were going to have to deal with the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions sooner or later.

Let us certainly hope for the best, but without a doubt those that are preparing for challenging times ahead are showing incredible wisdom, and this includes both liberals and conservatives.

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I'm going to open a Hope'N'Change token site.

 

...includes a free Global Warming Save-the-Planet pin.

 

At the Low... low price of $100, but guaranteed by Van Jones to protect you from the "Whitelash" of Donald J. Trump.

 

EBT not only accepted... but expected.

 

Ha!

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Doomsday plan...?

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Phttt... Another opinion piece with no proper links.

Some good points, liberals are preparing for the train wreck while cons are in a delirious state without a care at the coming disaster. I am not sure I will need a gun for any reason, but I am buying a couple for convenience and safety of the street gang bangers who seem to be shooting anything that moves.

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Some good points, liberals are preparing for the train wreck while cons are in a delirious state without a care at the coming disaster. I am not sure I will need a gun for any reason, but I am buying a couple for convenience and safety of the street gang bangers who seem to be shooting anything that moves.

We can survive a 15 year war on terror. I don't think Trump will be able to anything that will stop us.

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Some good points, liberals are preparing for the train wreck while cons are in a delirious state without a care at the coming disaster. I am not sure I will need a gun for any reason, but I am buying a couple for convenience and safety of the street gang bangers who seem to be shooting anything that moves.

AR platforms have come way down. The Remington 870 is a great affordable solution. The glock 19 is practically indestructible

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I'm going to open a Hope'N'Change token site.

 

...includes a free Global Warming Save-the-Planet pin.

 

At the Low... low price of $100, but guaranteed by Van Jones to protect you from the "Whitelash" of Donald J. Trump.

 

EBT not only accepted... but expected.

 

Ha!

 

 

The only fucking thing you are going to open is your buttcheeks for Trumps pecker.

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