Fast-forward a few months. It happened. Trump is The President of The United States. The country spirals out of control in a matter of days with riots and what not. On his third day in office, Trump hits the big red button and nuclear holocaust ensues. Much of the planet is a wasteland but there is still plant life around to sustain life. Pretty much everyone is dead or about to be. Oddly enough, this scenario isn’t as far-fetched as it should be. To prepare for this event I have selected a few people to be on my post apocalypse squad.
From the class it’s a no brainer. I’m taking Jordi. He has mentioned in class that he likes the walking dead. No doubt he has gone through some doomsday scenarios in his head. I also wouldn’t put a doomsday shelter past him either. Given these reasons, I think his preparation for an event such as this would make him extraordinarily valuable.
From our readings, I would take Kenneth Lay, former Chairman or Enron. He is a master of deception and lies, something we will certainly need in order to fend off unruly people we meet along the way to salvation. He sent out an email claiming Enron was in fantastic shape merely weeks before the collapse. That’s just stone cold. I need that cold-blooded instinct to disregard others on my voyage. This could backfire on me if he chooses to turn on me, but I’ll take my chances.
Finally, if I could chose anybody else to take with me on my post apocalyptic journey, I would chose Bear Grylls. This guy was literally built for this scenario. He is resourcefulness personified. He pretends he is stuck in the woods alone on a weekly basis. What kind of sick puppy does that. This is the kind of lunatic I need with me. He knows how to safely prepare food the old fashioned way, what not to eat, and how to hunt. No brainer. I don’t bring much to the table here so I’m just a huge liability to the group. Luckily, my group is skilled enough to carry my dead weight.