Governments throughout history have preyed upon the desire many people have for safety by telling those people what they want to hear. What many people don’t seem to realize is that, very often, it’s a do-what-I-say instead of do-what-I-do kind of thing.. What I mean is that governments will tell the populace one thing to make that populace feel better but will then take a different action to protect themselves personally.
Take, for example, a vote that occurred in 2011 in California. As you may know, California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. However, California leadership? Not so strict. Scott Osborn gives us details:
They voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from the gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California.
You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! It happened 5 years ago and since then, California has passed a plethora of other gun laws…that only apply to citizens.
Yes, you heard me right! The exemption was created in 2011 and the California legislature has passed a number of gun laws since. Pretty easy when you are passing bills that do not apply to you!
It is not the only special privileges California legislators provide themselves!
They do not pay red light camera bills or for gasoline!
Must be nice being a legislator in California being able to live off of the back of taxpayers. I guess it goes to show that George Orwell was right: those in power say that everyone is equal but then act like they are “more equal than others.”
Now, my point here isn’t to talk about gun control or about avoiding traffic tickets or about avoiding paying for gasoline. My point is that governments tell you one thing and then do another. They tell people what people want to hear which is “You will be safe. We’ll take care of you. Now that we’re in charge, you have nothing to worry about.” But the truth of the matter is that these same people who assure the populace that everyone is safe because of their laws and that laws can protect you go out of their way to make sure that those laws don’t apply to them.
Maybe they don’t really believe that the laws that they are proposing will actually do anything but gain them support from naive people.
And this is why you can’t trust the government to take care of you in a SHTF situation: Because what they tell you isn’t what you need to do. Look at what they are actually doing instead. You’ll see that, often, they are doing versions of prepping (though they’re making taxpayers pay for it), and you should be prepping now, too.