An event horizon is the boundary from where you are safe from an observable position. Or, better yet, the point of no return. Usually referred to the point where you get sucked into a black hole in space and who knows what happens. You could be transported back to Victorian England where dinosaurs besiege London, or you could disintegrate painfully. Whatever happens, you ain’t gonna tell everyone else if its good or bad because you ain’t in this universe anymore. Any rational space traveler is going to stay the hell away from the event horizon unless he can Suicide By Planet Governor, pulling both of them down in a splendid orgy of revenge. Now, I submit to you for your consideration just this: survivalists are usually living on the wrong side of the event horizon. As soon as the collapse of civilization creates a black hole they are going to be sucked in and never be heard of again. And I don’t just mean the large urban areas they are inhabiting although that plays a part ( as I’ve said before, you are in as much danger from living in a city of a million as you are living in a town of one thousand if you can't escape the notice of the starving mobs ). I’m talking about the actual dependence you have created on most things long distance trade related. Civilizations don’t actually happen without trade, so even if our three thousand mile salads and our trans-Pacific sole source of shoes is silly as hell, in relative terms it is no more dangerous than Greece being dependent on its next door Mediterranean countries for grain.
Any dependence sucks you in within target. If you own twenty acres yet must commute by car twenty miles for a job, you are still as exposed to the death of the petro-dollar when suddenly no one but Canada will accept our currency for the sixty plus percent of oil imports we are still dependent on even after fracking- just as exposed as the city apartment dweller. Which is why I still think it is smarter to have paid for junk land instead of an in debt farm. Intuitively, it is far smarter to be able to perpetually produce food rather than rely on a dwindling set amount. Yet with storage food, as imperfect as that strategy is, importantly you escape being sucked into the system that is set to collapse ( obviously you need other factors in your favor such as distance from crowds and paid off land ). By embracing a less perfect solution you just might be able to lessen the original problem. I understand it is counterintuitive. You think farming makes you less dependent. And it would, a hundred some odd years ago before you needed debt and a petroleum dependent job to pay for that farmland, before taxes had to be paid for in Greenbacks rather than In Kind. Being dependent on the system is like being in the trees and hence unable to see a forest.
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