Sunday, May 17, 2015
Dirty Sins of SHTF
One of my favorite bands of the 1990s—The Jesus and Mary Chain—once sang, “there’s treasure in the pit of the hideous sin” and I think they are right.
The treasure they were talking about was the allure of immorality that grips people. Immorality has the ability to kick morality to the curb sometimes.
In fact the band took a full-on swing at disgraced televangelist Jimmy Swaggart: “Broken down Jesus with the taste for trash, ice cool hip swinger moves too fast, tear stained nightmares in the cold light of day, sick sick nightmares just won't go away!”
I fully believe in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment that “sin” will become the new currency.
By “sin” I mean prostitution, rape, drug sales, homemade alcohol, etc.
My contention is that male and female prostitution (child, adolescent, and adult) will skyrocket and the payment will be in food and water. I think there will be plenty customers for them. This scenario would be sex in desperation to survive.
I also think rapes (child, adolescent, and adult) will skyrocket. Rape is a violent crime in which the perpetrator is trying to feel powerful and to exert control.
Remember, male-to-female rape is not sex, but an act of violence.
Remember that male-to-male rape is not gay sex, but an act of violence.
Rape is violence.
We should all know how to defend ourselves against rape.
We should also train our daughters and sons to know what to do if attacked.
In a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment—I believe—morality will go out the window for many people.
There will be plenty people wanting to anesthetize themselves.
I’ve seriously considered stocking up on garbage-quality vodka.
In SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment, the quality of the vodka would be tertiary to getting it (primary) and getting wasted (secondary).
Once a person is wasted they couldn’t care less whether it’s Taaka (a ghastly cheap brand from WinCo Foods) or Belvedere (that I cannot afford).
When Haggen took over “my” Albertsons, the Albertsons brand of vodka dropped from $9.99 per 1.5 litres to $7.99. I should have bought a case for my war chest of sin trades.
I assumed Haggen was clearing out Albertsons-branded items to usher in their own store brand.
Haggen has no store brand and the prices for ALL their alcoholic beverages went up 25% or more.
Truly, I hate Haggen.
If I stock a vodka war chest, it will be Taaka from WinCo Foods.
I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Heisenberg and his blue meth are perfect for a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment.
Fans of the show know that Walter White became a drug kingpin referred to as Heisenberg and there was no better meth high than his blue meth.
I think drug abuse will go through the roof in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment, but once the supply peters out, drug addicts in withdrawal will probably make up a terrifying mob of monsters all hell bent on doing literally anything for the next fix.
Meth is easy to cook, so it would not surprise me if it becomes the chemical prostitute of the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment.
I plan to have alcohol and cigarettes to trade in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI moment, but not drugs because I cannot "go there" morally.
I have no problem going there morally for alcohol and cigarettes as barter items. I can set aside my moral code to put alcohol and cigarettes in people's hands if it protects my loved ones and me.
I would not think twice.
Hell, I'd even pour the drinks and light the cigs.