The television show “Doomsday Preppers” has brought light to more conspiracy theories that focus on people who are “preparing for the end of the world as we know it.” This quote was found in The Hollywood Reporter where David Knowles writes “Doomsday Preppers: TV Review.”In this article Knowles expresses two specific views of how the end will begin. This gives evidence to his statement previously stated in the article that “the fascinating thing about this rather dire piece of information is that it very few people seem to agree on the way that life as we know it is about to go straight down the proverbial toilet.” The television show enhances this idea more thoroughly. The show focuses on going to people’s homes who are certain of the way the end will turn out and interviews them on how they are beginning to prepare. The following video clip is the shows main advertisement:
This video is a prime example of what people, who associate with this subculture, go through to prepare for their idea of the world’s end. This family, who grow their own crops, focuses on birds being their alarm because they are worried when the end begins people will start to fight them for their food. Along with this all the episodes have; families are setting up security systems, parents are training children for defense, or some people are building shelters underground (and already live there).
It is interesting to see the different tactics people will find in order to stay alive. As crazy as this sounds, one of the people Knowles interviewed stated “It’s not a hobby…it’s a lifestyle.” Showing that although the audience of the television show might find these people’s idea interesting or humorous, the real-life actors are taking these actions serious.
I do not think it is a bad thing that people are preparing for the worst, I just don’t agree with what they think will happen. But who knows, maybe one day I’ll be proven wrong.