So stated, among other things, NEIL GENZLINGER in a recent New York Times article entitled Doomsday Has Its Day in the Sun, March 11 2012.
Watch a bit longer, though, and amusement may give way to annoyance at how offensively anti-life these shows are, full of contempt for humankind.
I have written about the New York Times rabidly anti-gun, anti-civil rights and unconstitutional views far too many times in the past. Fortunately, America disagrees by as wide margin.
While we probably won’t have to worry about the New York Times for too much longer, articles like this are such illogical outliers from truly American views, that they simply demanded a more reasoned logical response.
Anyone, after actually watching a few episodes of either show will realize quite the opposite is true. These people are – first and foremost – trying to save lives, not extinguish them. How can someone who is making preparations for their friends and family to survive a catastrophic life threatening event, no matter how low-risk they might be, be misconstrued to be anti-life?
There’s a new modifier on the TV grid, and we should all be afraid.
As such, Mr. Genzlinger starts off his article to hook the reader as the reader asks, afraid of what? Exactly?
Why white American’s clinging to the Guns and Bibles of course. This is a common theme for the New York Times / Editorial Board. Sadly, they’re the ones constantly pushing to divide our country up into population segments to cause intentional friction. Friction they benefit from directly.
If Mr. Genzlinger had watched the opening of any of these National Geographic shows he would have learned that National Geographic is admitting looking at series of shows including Doomsday Preppers as ‘American Outliers’. If you BING the definition you’ll discover:
outsider: somebody who chooses not to be a part of a group or community ( often used before a noun )
"If we fail to ratify this treaty, we become associated with the outlier nations."
Most of us then, even with the smallest of IQ’s, would realize these shows are about exceptions to the way most Americans feel and act.
Despite the attempts over the last 50 years to put to bed racial bigotry, Genzlinger plays the typical progressive race card by stating:
Who knows how representative these shows are of the prepper universe, but the people they feature are disproportionately white.
The fake intruder is black, the only black face in the hourlong program.
How, exactly is this pertinent to a critical review of a TV Show?
Next Mr. Genzlinger pushes his anti-civil rights, anti-gun, anti-constitutional views by stating:
They can’t speak for long without employing that cliché involving excrement and a fan. And whatever their religious beliefs might be, something “Preppers” doesn’t generally explore, most of them put their real faith in firearms.
“Preppers” and “Bunkers” are both full of footage of people firing or lovingly cradling their weaponry, which in many cases is frighteningly extensive. (You really don’t want the guy in last week’s “Preppers” living next door; in addition to a house full of ammunition, he has stockpiled 50 gallons of gasoline, an unsettling combination.) One notable exception was Kathy Harrison, a New England woman profiled on a recent “Preppers.”
Apparently Mr. Genzlinger missed the segment of one of these episodes that featured a woman who holds social gatherings at her home to teach others how to be prepared in the case of a financial crisis worse than the one in 2008.
Of course the only person he can side with is the clearly liberal progressive Kathy Harrison in New England who refused to arm herself and her family with anything other than a kitchen knife. Yet Mrs. Harrison’s own nephew speaks of “slitting your throat while sleeping”.
Mr. Genzlinger then continues his diatribe against the show with a series of questions concerning – at the root – whether life after such an event is worth living. Isn’t life, no mater how challenging, worth living? His questions are phrased with such disdain and disregard for human life for his readers to question who the real anti-life person, in his story, really is.
Toward the end of his article, the real issue he has with these shows surfaces. The real issue for Mr. Genzlinger is that these shows are being aired on his beloved Dicovery and National Geographic channels that have been bastions of progressive liberal propaganda. How dare they interrupt his naive utopian view of the world forcing him to re-think his very ideals? Or worse face reality.
A free country, of course, includes the freedom to be a prepper. From a television perspective the real question is: What are these shows, so disdainful of life and human potential, doing on these outlets?
As usual facts and logic don’t matter to progressive Government loving thinkers like Genzlinger, despite his own Government telling him that prepping for any number of man-made or natural disasters is indeed a good idea.
So there you have it, another typical article from a New York Times hypocritical, hoplophobic, progressive critic who as an admitted outlier himself shouldn’t be throwing rocks at his own proverbial glass house.