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- Why do you want to escape?
Our reasons in a nutshell:
- Every so often a force from space causes global cataclysms and mass mutations. The year 2012 could well be the next one. Proof? No, never proof, but sure there are serious indications.
- Humans are overpopulating and – we didn’t knew it was possible either – overmanipulating each other. Especially our crowded Western Europe will become a famine XXL problem.
- Poison in our food is staggering. More and more Fluor in plain drinking water.
- We don’t want to work for some material luxury.
- We totally do not want to work and to pollute nature against our will, just to have food and a roof above our head.
- Whatever the cause of ‘global warming’ is, again Western Europe is not where you want to be the coming years
- We want no stress anymore.
- We want to be in touch with pure nature again.
- Actually if you got this far already, you should read the whole thing.
- Will you leave everything behind? I mean like your friends, family and houses?
- Are you guys in any way affiliated with the other Belgian “survive 2012”-initiative of Patrick Geryl?
- If you aren’t sure about the global effects of 2012, are you going to prepare for solar radiation? Or is that too ludicrous even for this group to acknowledge as a possibility?
Not too ludicrous for us. We will discuss this in a later prepping post. Once the village is built we won’t have much free time. After the food and water supply are assured and we have decent sheltering, we will start prepare for the worst. That includes making underground ‘bunkers’ to protect all members of the colony in a cataclysmic event, including solar radiation – as much is possible.
- How did the founder members get to know each other and what is the limit on numbers required?
They are long time friends in music or the 9/11 movement that started to ask the second ‘why’ behind September 11th and the fuzz about 2012. Like the answer to the first why sounds something like: to take away civil rights, inflate the US economy and keep the masses believe in bureaucracy and money, while the cosmic plan pushes them to get independent. If you then ask “but why would they want to do that?’ (the second why) you come very close to the – short – answer: ‘they’ are on schedule and they seem to be working against the clock to get their plan finished for something that is about to happen that is already predefined and cannot be postponed or delayed.
Limit on numbers: we need at least 5 women and 5 men, more are welcome – we meet every month with some – but we close at 15 men and 15 women total. We allow kids starting from age 5, they are excluded from the total count, preferably they are accompanied by both father and mother.
- Why the limit on the number of people? Won’t that severely curtail all the different talents and skills that a large population group would provide? Doctors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, mechanical engineers, etc. etc.
- We need to stay under the radar. Both in terms of people movement to one specific location and to make sure the new ‘city’ isn’t too visible to the outside world, both for curious tourists and spy satellites
- Our agriculture would grow enormous proportions if we make a colony of over 50 people. With the current plans we need to grow food for approx 50 people. Over 50% of this food needs to be stockpiled as winter reserve. More people would thus cause a serious stockpiling issue as well.
- More people is more chance on conflicts and more chance on trouble. The more we are, the less important everyone becomes, which turn into a decision making policy that cares for the majority, thus creating a frustrated minority.
- Since we prefer to have Dutch speaking people in the colony, we honestly don’t expect to find any more than 30 people. Language is very important, and though most colony members fluently speak a second language, it is still difficult to express feelings like fear, love or even humor (very important!) in one’s second language.
Yes, it will curtail the potential of the colony in some way, but the disadvantage of a larger colony are by far more dangerous than the shortfalls of a small community. Most of the professions above are already skills of present members.