Do "preppers" actually hope that the s#*t will hit the fan?
A prepper is someone who lays in supplies and arms in anticipation of a societal breakdown.
I don’t know any preppers. At least I don’t think I know any; they’re not typically very open about their preparations. Maybe you have more insight into their mindset than I do.
I wonder if someone who is so invested in the possibility of society going all to hell wouldn’t, in some measure, actually kind of relish that idea. I think that if I had spent so much money, trained for survival, mentally rehearsed apocalyptic scenarios in which I and mine pull through that which devastates the less prepared, etc., then I might actually be excited about getting to put all that to use. Such a turn of events would, after all, suddenly propel them to the top of the heap.
Maybe I’m wrong, though. Maybe they’re hoping for the best, just like us non-preppers. Any insights?