Horrible show. A train wreck. And bad for 'our side', this Doomsday Prepper show. (Bob Owens is unimpressed with the show, too.)
TV shows need to sell soap to make money. So they need ratings. To get rating they need colorful entertaining characters to showcase. So they show preppers that seem a bit... off. Showing a regular everyday Joe and his family doing some disaster prepping is boring. Super-preppers know their OPSEC and are too paranoid to agree to be filmed, and rightly so. So the only ones left to show are clueless weirdos. Might as well be subject on Hoarders, these folks.
So now, most people are getting their introduction to Survival Prepping by watching fools and crazies do it on the TV. "Prepping? That what them dunderheads on A&E do? HAW! Yeah, I'm not crazy so I don't do that kind of nonsense." So now we have a negative. And at a time when other circumstances are normalizing the utility of prepping and are a net positive. Which is probably what prompted this show in the first place, prepping was getting mainstreamed by other events.
So, Liberals already thought it was a Conservative 'thing' and won't prepare. And this show will dissuade some low information and uncommitted votes that preparing for bad events is a fools errand. In the event of the unthinkable these groups will be part of the problem. Say what you will about politics, I'd rather there be a few 'problems' as possible in the event of a disaster.
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