We shouldn’t be waiting for governments to tell us to prepare. We should be preparing for worst-case scenarios of our own volition.
Remember how a couple of days ago the German government advised its citizens to start stockpiling food and water? Well, today they have announced that they are considering reintroducing conscription…the draft, to ‘help with any future disaster’.
And Germany isn’t alone. There are increasing hints in countries around the world that something big is on its way…and it won’t be pretty.
Do they know something we don’t?
The German government will discuss their emergency plans Wednesday. The BBC reports:
Germany may reintroduce a form of national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster.
The role of civilians is part of a new civil defence strategy to be discussed by the government on Wednesday.
Since the strategy was leaked to the media there has been intense debate about stockpiling food and water.
In a crisis civilians might be obliged to help direct traffic or provide fuel and accommodation for the military.
Germany only scrapped conscription in 2011. However, it was not removed from the country’s constitution, which means it would be incredibly simple to reinstate.
Not sure I like the look of this.
The German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance published a list
As I wrote about on Monday, the German government is urging citizens to get prepared – and quickly.