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January 2, 2020
FEAR OF A CLIMATE APOCALYPSE? AN EXCERPT BY SEBASTIEN ROUX, CNRS RESEARCHER, FROM THE ARTICLE IN THE FRENCH NEWSPAPER, LE MONDE
"For the "real" survivalists, preparedness is an expression of a cherished Americana, a way to reconnect with masculin, religious and warrior values which, in their opinion, have ledo this nation chosen by God to greatness. They live as defenders of a perverted America - by Blacks, Democrats, weak people, federalists and socialists".
The 2020 survivalists do not really fear the rise in climate change or the decrease in biodiversity: rather, they are resistant to "declassification and dispossession". "These average conservatives are living like "strangers in their own land", as American sociologist Arlie Hochschild's book title, continues Sebastian Roux. Their actions show a measure of struggle to reappropriate themselves. For them, preparedness is not anticipating the future, but today's fight against domination and oppression."
Full article by Anne Chemin (in French & requires a subscription).