I am seeing a fair number of commentary from people on the dissident side of politics regarding the practice of stepping away from unfolding events. For example, in one of his latest travelogue videos Roosh V stayed at a friend’s farm in rural Kentucky. Roosh expressed the view that not only was it refreshing to tune out from politics while he was there but that it would be a good option to just get yourself a piece of land and bug out from the greater malaise and forthcoming calamitous times.
This view is at best misguided. When really big moments occur in history there is no escaping for anyone. All you can do is pick a side and fight. Take for example the German population of East Prussia. In his book The Fall of Berlin, Anthony Beevor makes a chilling observation on their fate at the hands of the Soviet Union.
“A population which had stood at 2.2 million in 1940 was reduced to 193,000 at the end of May 1945.”