In the weekly Prepper thread, Freeper roadcat wonders about whether he gets to shoot his troublesome neighbor come the apocalpyse:
I and my neighbors get along great. However, there is one jerk and his jerk family, who no one likes. If the SHTF, what are the recommendations on dealing with a family like that? Do we:
A) Chase them out of their home and the neighborhood,
B) Hang them,
C) Restrict their movements and starve them,
D) Make slaves out of them.
Other alternatives welcomed.
Slavery aside (*ahem*), this is one of Freepers' greatest fantasies - to be the ones dispensing the true justice that their virtue unerringly sees!
Squantos has an odd one:
Pickle em ....After kinda dancing around summary trial and execution, Pollster1 mentions he also has a troublesome neighbor. Shocking!
Neighbors who pose a threat are a serious issue. Whether they cheat, steal, vandalize, or in other ways cause problems, you have to handle it right. The Internet is not the place to post my general thoughts, and in any case I don’t have enough information to give the right answer to your situation.Chickensoup advises an early sci-fi book with no white supremacy at all. There's even an interracial marriage!!
Read up on how government worked in various eras, back when it worked, and try to use some form of due process, even if the final answer is final.
BTW, I have one neighbor who is a serious concern. I will keep an eagle eye on that neighbor if we reach the point where government can no longer be counted on even to the limited extent that it works today.
I recommend the book: The Earth Abides by George Stewart.Simple Celerity reckons there are good guys and bad guys, and if you keep your powder dry the bad guys will soon be bad.
Keep a close eye on them. They will make the first mistake. They’ll go after someone - even you. Don’t turn your back on them. Don’t invite them to dinner. Don’t share with them.Man, the real world with it's complicated morality must be pretty frustrating for Celerity!
Because they WILL make a mistake. They WILL attack you. They will attack fast too - within 96 hours of the event.
All of your neighbors, my neighbors and everyone’s neighbors are much different than the neighbors you’ll have in 6 months. Get to be friends with THOSE neighbors - the 6 month ones. Right now, no neighbor is safe.
B4Ranch advises constant paranoia:
If you don’t seriously outnumber them do not allow them free access to your supplies. They may decide they want everything and kill you to get it.