a reply to: gottaknow
So in summary, I think alot of the romanticism with "The Walking Dead" and other zombie flicks / books is just that, a romantic depiction of mankind
in such situations. The reality would be far worse.
What people call "Psychopaths" would be everywhere, and in groups.
People would sit around looking through the scope on their rifles out of sheer boredom, and shooting anything or anyone they could get away with
shooting. At least your crazier ones, like country boys and inner-city gang types.
So I would say the worst places to be around would be the most highly populated areas, a bit of a no brainer. If everyone thought that way, there'd be
an exodus into the rural areas, which would mean groups would eventually have to come to agreement and work together, or fight to the death.
I just think there'd be very few large, accepting groups like that. If they encountered you, they just might be as quick to kill you on principle (if
you're armed, and who wouldnt be at that point?) instead of trying to get you to join them.
A group of 6 people forage and hunt for food and materials. They occasionally encounter other small groups their size, and one or both groups usually
start gun fights with each other on sight. They use to be 8 strong, but 2 are dead from gun fights and infections. They encounter 2 heavily armed
people with really nice gear one day.
A) Capture them and take their gear?
---The group has been getting on better since the death of the other 2 members, reducing the size of their group and making it easier to feed
everyone. Less chances of being noticed, less random factor. Why risk personal injury or death by trying to approach them and make them surrender?
B) Kill them and take their gear?
---The group could use the backpacks, vests, guns, ammo, shoes, jackets, and whatever food or medicine that the 2 people may have on them. The 2
people that the group has noticed are unaware that they've been spotted. The last time some people in your group were shot and eventually died was
during a random encounter with a few folks just like this. Why not kill them and take their #?
I'm leaving out some things like recon, but if this was the area you frequented, and you scouted it regularly, you'd know if they were alone or not.
When survival is the driving motivator, and all civility and fear of police powers have gone out the window, you have to consider that this will be
the way people think and act.
It'll be like .. Mad Max and the Thunderdome type of #, except in real life. lol.
edit on 4/8/2015 by r0xor because: (no reason given)