Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:03 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let's choose survival

Whether you believe the world will soon end or laugh at how gullible people are, it is time to take a look at the serious possibility of a major catastrophe affecting us all. Simply refusing to even consider checking out the facts at all is a big mistake.

Curiously, even though the stakes could not be higher, the majority of the population seems comfortable ignoring facts presented by science, math, physics, geology, ancient history, astronomy and even taught by their own religions. Also ignored are the matching dire predictions of several oracles and prophets from all through history, also religions, tribes and even entire civilizations have foretold the catastrophe we now face. All that evidence points toward a very bad turn of events in our own very near future.

Although a lot of uninformed people are still laughing, there is nothing funny predicted. I am sending this to newspapers to encourage more people to investigate the facts behind the coming confusion. You can start on Google or YouTube, just type in 2012. You might also attend a lecture on the subject (info on Facebook page "Survive the end of the world"). After a little research it will make sense to get organized, and the sooner the better.

Here's the good news: Like many or most towns in Alaska, Homer is isolated and defensible. It has abundant game and fish, and plenty of hunters and fishermen to feed a limited population for a long time. We have organizers and growers and craftsmen and builders capable of rebuilding a small city, and enough wood available to do it, with enough left over to use for heat. We also have brew masters, a winery and incredible musicians, writers and performers.

Think about it. If we planned for the worst and somehow survive the next few years isolated and self-dependent, we could come out the other end of this in pretty good shape. Don't we owe it to the human race to at least take a shot at it? It seems to me that we might also discover that we live best when we work together, all pulling in the same direction and isn't that the new paradigm we've read about?

If indeed the world sees changes in the near future, living in Alaska may present a very survivable situation if we get organized before it's too late. That's what's gotta happen, and if I've got to take some ribbing to get things started, so be it. So, I'm going to try everything I can to get Homer, and eventually other towns in Alaska, to begin to plan for any type of emergency ... and I thank any and every newspaper with the courage to help me get this message out. We need to organize, Homer.

Dax Radtke