I would encourage all American Partisan readers to study the two Daily Mail articles linked below very carefully. The millions who are fleeing Paris, and the millions who are preparing to flee London, do not all have standing invitations from rural cousins to come out and stay a while. They have no plan other than “get to the country, then figure something out.” This tweet from the Daily Mail article gives you one idea of an evacuation plan: “Take over a mansion.”
Now, in the American context, it might not be new and more draconian Covid-19 lockdowns that spurs a rash of mass exoduses from our major cities, it might be civil disorder, looting, riots and widespread arson. In any event, rural folks had better start thinking about ways to stop a flood of angry, frightened, hungry and dehydrated city dwellers who might be arriving in their zip-code on short notice.
I’m reminded of a Hurricane Katrina story that was once well known on Arfcom. A fellow in northern Louisiana had told a few prepper friends that they could park their RVs on his small farm. So far so good, but friends told friends, the address was passed around, and soon every square foot of the tract was covered in RVs and tents. It wasn’t long before a power shift occurred, and a “committee” of RV-dwelling perfect strangers marched to the house to demand access to the facilities. The owner of the land was no longer calling the shots, simply by weight of numbers.
Have a plan to keep this from happening in your AO, even if it means temporarily blocking bridges or other choke points.
Escape from Paris: City is gridlocked as tens of thousands flee, stations are packed, violent protests break out and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long lockdown that BANS travel
- Thousands of Parisians caused massive traffic jams as they tried to flee the French capital for the country
- Huge numbers of locals attempted a mass exodus in a bid to avoid the start of the second national lockdown
- Many were enjoying their final night of freedom in France ahead of new lockdown restrictions from Friday
- Draconian measures will see people needing documents to show their reasonable excuse for leaving home
- Europe has seen rising infections, with France recording 47,637 new infections in 24 hours and 235 deaths
Brits plot their escape to the countryside: Fears mass exodus from Paris will be repeated in London as Boris prepares to announce second lockdown
- Cabinet source told Mail the return to lockdown will be announced next week
- Social media users have claimed they will flee London under the restrictions
- Parisians jammed roads out of the city as France went into lockdown on Friday