Interesting site, I spent a little time sorting through Snyder's worldview and offerings. Curious @Denton have you read any of his books?
I don't know that Trump being elected has given me a warm and fuzzy feeling and I am not sure why it would anyone. The players change but the game remains the same. Let's remember the man has not taken the big chair yet. As Cuban said, he has not set foot on the court. I for one, look around the world stage and see the same issues and consider this Trump election, if anything, a reprieve at best and at worst.........well, let's just say I will keep prepping. I will leave the unicorn farts and rainbows to the "heads in the sand" crowd.
As to the politics of prepping, I believe the political "shit storms" of the world will have a far greater impact on my survivability long term, and how I prepare for those circumstances, as opposed to a short term local event. So, I will continue to be ever vigilant, ever watchful, in regards to the world geopolitical dynamics. Eventually, one way or another, that's where the real shit storm will come from. At least then, when all hell breaks loose and goes sideways, I won't have that "What the f--- just happened" look on my face.
Anybody heard from Auntie?
To answer specifically the opening question.
Most people can't see more than a few days ahead. What they saw was possibly a threat and and now it's over. Now nothing bad can happen. Bad things happen to other people, not to me so I'm safe now. These same people are reactive not proactive. These are the same people who wait until the day before a hurricane hits to buy supplies.
Prepping is a mindset. You can't change that. Most of us here are proactive and don't want to be part of the masses flooding the stores when things get ugly for whatever reason.
Most people that pop in here see an imminent threat. They want a way to be fully prepared in a couple of days. When that threat passes they say never mind, guess I was wrong. They don't come back. They will be back when another threat is real close then go away again when it passes.
You see the same thing on many firearm related sites. New people show up with specific firearm related questions and only want to discuss on topic subjects, while the regulars spend a lot of time discussing politics or the news or whatever. The developing and changing topics will always spark more conversation than the fact based topics that have been discussed for years on end and don't change much.
I think its just fine. If the band wagon jumpers want off ill be watching kijiji ebay and garage sales to capitalize on their most likely unused tools and gear that they want to offload so they can save for their next all inclusive.....
To each their own. I will never stop making preparations as I guess most other regulars around here are the same. I am not surprised that a lot of folks have taken a breather or may have quite entirely with Trump becoming POTUS. People are without a doubt lazy creatures, as I am at times around things as well. Over-confidence by folks I would wager by a fair number which I take as a good number of folks are still ignorant of what is truly going on in our nation and the world regardless who is in power.