Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Citadel Residents & Benewah County residents
The very few less-than-positive responses we've had from folks currently living in Benewah County are interesting, but not unexpected. Every large project encounters pushback, even by people who have much in common with the "new folks". It's human nature.
Folks in Benewah are preppers - so are the folks coming to the Citadel.
Folks in Benewah like Liberty - so do the folks coming to the Citadel.
Folks in Benewah like the country lifestyle, the mountains, the fishing - so do the folks coming to the Citadel.
The folks in the Citadel will essentially live on their own 3,000 acres and won't be trespassing on anyone's private property.
The folks in the Citadel will get their hair cut in Benewah County - I bet the barber's and hair salons will like that.
The folks in the Citadel will need wells - I bet the well companies in Benewah will like that.
The folks in the Citadel will like hunting & fishing - I bet the local Guides will like that.
The folks in the Citadel will need propane, cut wood and fuel oil - I bet those companies will be pleased.
The folks in the Citadel will wear clothes - I bet the dress shops and clothing stores will like that.
The folks in the Citadel will be hiring people - I bet the unemployed in Benewah will like that.
The folks in the Citadel will eat - I bet the diners and livestock ranches will like that.
The new Citadel residents will be opening dozens of new businesses - I bet the local papers and radio stations will love the new ad revenue.
If the average Benewah resident, right now, is a hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, shooter, prepper, survivalist, you'd think he wouldn't mind having a few thousand more like-minded people nearby who mind their own business, stay on their own property, are good neighbors, yet are willing to cover his back if ever needed. It's not like the folks in the Citadel are California Hippies.
3,000 acres is a tiny sliver of Benewah County, probably will never be seen by a single resident of the county who doesn't come looking for it.
Wal-Mart won't be coming to town. Skyscrapers won't be on the horizon.
The only problem I see is that a few locals feel as if they weren't properly asked for their permission.
We aren't at that stage yet. But the naysayers found out about this new project because they are preppers - and the project is a town of preppers.
Frankly, I don't see the downside for anyone.