By scott crow
For those who feel like this is the apocalypse- its not! I’ve been in two major disasters (DC 9/11) & Katrina. Stockpiling weapons &toilet paper isn’t going to help. After Katrina there was NO soap, TP or hand sanitizer for weeks and months for some. We all survived under great stress & duress. We did get sick along the way, but it didn’t cause a pandemic that was predicted. Be sensible.#MutualAid & support the vulnerable.
Fear of the unknown is far more damaging than the realities of the threats we face. #mutualaid is the antidote. Its not just logistics. Its a mindset that challenges the dominant narratives. Not giving in to fear is the most potent thing we can all do – besides following reasonable health guidelines.
Being prepared does not mean stockpiling. Its creating networks , and autonomy with local resources & neighbors.
scott crow is an Austin, TX–based anarchist community organizer, writer, and trainer who began working on anti-apartheid, international political prisoner and animal rights issues in the mid-1980s. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of several social justice groups and education projects throughout Texas and the South including Common Ground Collective (with Malik Rahim), Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First!, and North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace. He has trained and organized for Greenpeace, Ruckus Society, Rainforest Action Network, ACORN, Forest Ethics, and Ralph Nader, and many smaller grassroots groups. He is currently collaborating on sustainable, democratic, economic mutual aid projects within Austin.