Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Easy enough for a man with great inherited wealth to say when he’s commander in chief of a world power. We lesser folks are afraid of more than just the fear. And we Americans are not alone in this.
A Russian expert in American intelligence studies predicts the economic collapse of the USA by next year. If I recall correctly, it was back during the Kitchen Debate in the 1950s that Nikita Kruschev supposedly told Richard Nixon that by the year 2000, the United States and what was then the Soviet Union would pass each other going in opposite directions. So, was he just off by a decade or so…?
Meanwhile, back in the states, a noted investment counselor advises that the only three things that seem to be worth investing in are Spam (food hoarding, don’t you know), gold …and the stocks of firearms manufacturers such as Ruger and Smith & Wesson.
At least when the rest of the world goes up in riots, protests, and flames, we Americans will have guns to protect ourselves individually.
I can’t help but observe that when FDR said “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” he had Secret Service protection.
And more. The second Roosevelt is said to have slept in the White House master bedroom with a .32 caliber handgun in his nightstand, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was well known for keeping her loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver within reach. Secret Service agents said she was pretty damn good with it, too.