Friday, October 24, 2008

Be careful what you wish for

One of my favorite shows was Jericho. It was about nuclear bombs going off in several American cities on the same day. The show followed the survival tactics of the people of Jericho, a fictional city in the state of Kansas. One of the nuclear bombs was in Washington, D.C. The U.S. government was gone.

What did they do when everything modern shut down? The most important immediate needs for their survival was to get food (they lived in a community that could grow their own), water (again, they weren't dependent on running water), and to find a way to communicate with the outside world to get news.

So these people depended heavily on their guns. When conditions get really bad, the need for guns becomes urgent. I think of this when I think of the upcoming election.

There is a great video on You Tube with scenes from Jericho. The video features the song "World" by Five for Fighting. Watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W1s-g6MSxE

Listen to the song. Think about what's at stake.

"Be careful what you wish for. History starts now."

1 comment:

The Saj said...

While I did enjoy Jericho. I also found it to be exceedingly frustrating.

They did a lot of stupid stuff. Very liberal thinking. And often failed to do what they needed to do. (ie: armed guards on the food storage, setting criminals free, etc.)