Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent

Nancy Lanza was no prepper

…at least from what I get out of the Daily Beast article

Sandy Hoook

Preppers have been given a bad name as soon as the show ‘Doomsday Preppers’ came out. They sensationalized a few people and showcased them in a light that made them look like nutcases. So, I’ll give them the fact that they chose a few nutcases in the first place but they went out of their way to make them look like loonies. It’s good for business, after all. Unfortunately, that’s not all. Was nancy Lanza a prepper? Depends on your definition I suppose but either way, there’s more to the story than you’ve probably seen so far.

Theodore Kaczynski

Ted Kaczinski (The Unabomber)

Ever since that show (which I still watch when I’m not in some god-forsaken hole somewhere in the world), the sheeple have followed and being a prepper now has a certain negative connotation to it, like the term ‘survivalist’ used to have. Preppers typically choose this name because of this stigma. They are preparing for a disaster. They believe that if you prepare for the worst, you can plan for the best without worry. 

Same philosophy goes for a lot of what used to be called survivalists but after high profile news reports of survivalists such as Timothy McVeigh and the Unabomber, most people decided either consciously or by subconscious peer pressure that it was time for a name change. They do this because it’s interesting, and because it falls in line with their agenda to strip us of our 2nd Amendment rights. They infer the correlation of preppers to the actions of a few crazies and imply causation. I believe that you’re an idiot if you aren’t a prepper or a survivalist and it’s been shown countless times that these head-in-the-sand people come running to preppers when SHTF.

The liberal-biased news machine has purported that Nancy Lanza was a ‘Doomsday Prepper’, however it’s starting to unfold that this is not the case thanks to diligent reporters such as Diane Dimond who wrote the article last week titled, Did Nancy Lanza Handle Her Guns Responsibly? ‘You’ll Be Surprised,’ Police Spokesman Says.

So where did people get the idea that she was a prepper? On 16 Dec 2012, the Telegraph wrote a piece on the shooting and interviewed Lanza’s sister-in-law, a quote that stoked the anti-prepper fire was, “She prepared for the worst. Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?” That, in addition to the comment that the son had raided her collection of weapons she kept because she was part of what they characterize as,  “the ‘prepper’ movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons.”

[pullquote2 quotes=”true” align=”right” variation=”red”]She prepared for the worst. Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?[/pullquote2]So; first off. What would it matter if she saw certain threats to her family and her way of life so she prepared for the worst? It’s not like she was part of some anti-government fringe organization, hell-bent on anarchy and the destruction of America. She kept weapons locked in her basement and had friends involved with teaching gun safety to her son. According to Dimond’s article, it was a way that Lanza and her allegedly mentally-disturbed son could connect. Did she deserve to die because she prepared? Did she cause her son to snap? From everything I’ve seen, she worked very hard to do everything for him. It’s time we stopped blaming society and family for the actions of individuals. Having a gun around the house doesn’t cause you to want to kill innocent people; being crazy does.

[pullquote2 quotes=”true” align=”left” variation=”red”]Question: Was Nancy a survivalist bent on stockpiling food and guns in preparation for economic collapse, as some media have alleged? To that, Vance scrunched up his face dismissively, shook his head, and in an exasperated tone said, “I don’t even know where that came from.”[/pullquote2]So let’s open this up a little further. The media puts out her connection to prepping as some kind of catalyst orat least enabler to her son’s actions.

Was she actually a prepper though, in the general sense of the word? Here’s an exchange between the reporter and Connecticut State Police Lt Vance: “Question: Was Nancy a survivalist bent on stockpiling food and guns in preparation for economic collapse, as some media have alleged?” Answer: “I don’t even know where that came from.” Hmm. Maybe there’s more to the story after all.

Cudos to Dimond for not falling to the mass media pressure.

At least he’s not the only fair and balanced reporter. Another is Matt Vespa. He’s also been reporting on this misinformation campaign along with several others who I see are the real champions of the First Amendment.

I think I’m going to have to start keeping a list of reporters such as Vespa and Dimond who speak out in the name of truth so I can see what’s really going on and not just religate myself to the left’s brand of cool-aid. Unfortunately, I bet I wouldn’t be the only one who’d have a list like that.

So what do we care about all this? The media has for a long time set out to distort the news in subtle and not-so-subtle ways in order to not only capitalize on sensationalism but to also promote certain liberal agendas. They will fight whole-heartedly for their precious 1st Amendment rights but they forget it’s our 2nd Amendment rights that protect the them. Must be nice to live in such a fantasy world and completely forget history.

According to Daisy Luther of the The Organic Prepper, “The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School – this has become a two-for-the-price-of-one crisis, allowing the government and media to yet again, demonize preppers.” I think Daisy has it about right.

So why do they hate preppers when essentially a prepper is no different than anyone who buys insurance because they want to and not because it’s mandated? Because many preppers see a threat to our way of life – and not just a prepper way of life. Some preppers see things may escalate so they take steps to be ready if SHTF. This doesn’t fit in with the Socialist agenda because according to them, we should all bow to the powers that be, no matter what those powers are.

Nancy Lanza was no crazy prepper stockpiling weapons and ammunition, crying out that the sky is falling and organizing against a possible New World Order as far as I can see from any credible story. If she was a prepper it’s only because she tried to prepare herself and her family to deal with life as best she could.

As we all should.


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I am a former federal agent and military veteran who has deployed to combat theaters in Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan and have almost three decades of military and military contracting experience.

My goal is to help families to understand how to intelligently protect their family and their way of life against real threats, without all the end-of-the-world doomsday crap.


  1. tinfoilhatter says:

    I smelled a rat w/ the S.Hook story from the first radio blurb. It was announced that A.L. killed his mom and then went and shot up a grammar school. Forensics take time, how did they know who killed his mom immediately? Cops can’t tell the difference between spent rifle and pistol shells?
    Who was the guy in the woods on the news ‘copter video? Who was “proned out” in the parking lot? There is ample youtube footage to convince me that this event was a false flag. Is it possible Nancy L. was shot by a USG agent and no one but Adam L. died at SH elementary?

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