"The “prepper/survivalist/patriot/III%” community has absolutely zero social or political import..."
It does have some import or it wouldn't even be talked about. MSM first attacks then ridicules and you know the rest. There have been plenty of hit pieces in various media. That tells me the collectivists are taking notice.
This statement "Sitting on your couch, eating your USDA-approved food pyramid-based diet—specifically designed to make you soft, lethargic, and weak—and watching mind-numbing (literally), socialist value reinforcing programming on television is comfortable." is disingenuous.
More and more people are rejecting everything about this. The people who don't mostly aren't worth considering.
The idea of comfort really has nothing to do with watching the moron tube or the usda pyramid. The tyranny is tolerable for most people who think about these things at this stage. No one is going to storm the castle until it becomes intolerable.