posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 02:50 AM
Obviously this is all hypothetical as none of us know what the next Situation X is going to be. Though again, it does depend on where you live in the
I think some of you are getting a little carried away here with the 'Mad Max' and the 'End of the World as we know it' type scenarios. So far
throughout Mans' history this has never happened, so why would it now?
I suggest to some of you to look at past recent world history to show what kind of things happen in ''Real Life Situation X's'' to see how people
react. You will be pleasantly surprised to see that in 99% of cases it doesnt resort to ''Mob Rule'' or the ''Rule of the Jungle'' - People do
band together to help each other out.
Take WW2 for example (As close to an end of the world as we know it scenario as i can think of) - Britain had its back to the wall. There was a threat
of imminent invasion, major air battles everyday and severe bombings, food convoys were being sunk and there was strict rationing. All major works of
art were moved to safe locations and plans were afoot for Government to relocate ... to Canada if neccessary.
WW2 actually brought the nation closer together, we were all in it together - rich and poor, it 'broke' the class system, levelled the playing field
momentarily for women in work, it made all political parties work together (actually quite well), it gave rise to the birth of the NHS and other
social models, increased agricultural production to such levels that decades later the EU paid British Farmers to take land out of production. Never
was there a time and since when Britain came that close to 'The end of the world as we know it' and we were still civilised. We never de-generated
to a 'Mad Max' style of living.
Never underestimate human nature ..... In my experience, most people will help their fellow man.