I mentioned yesterday I was in Birmingham for the Glenn Beck-sponsored event "Restoring Unity" over the weekend. I'm back in Austin tonight, worn out after five days of overnight travel.
On the flight home this evening, I re-created the hastily written notes from yesterday's event for my own edification and well as to see what ideas could be gleaned from the event regarding the creation of a preparedness culture. I realize Glenn Beck isn't everyone's cup of tea - although I would suggest most of the people who criticize him do so without any knowledge of his actual political positions and central message points.
I believe we're called to learn from anyone and everyone we can. Sometimes this means I learn from those with whom I disagree vehemently. I think we owe it to ourselves to listen to other view points with an open and objective mind from time to time.
And so tonight, I'd like to share a few thoughts with you from this weekend's event as to how that messaging can be applied to the preparedness movement; specifically, we need to appreciate how those of us in it could do a better job promoting the movement. My thoughts include:
If you're a prepper, what are you doing to create a culture of preparedness? What are you doing to become a better citizen? A better leader?
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