posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by Incarnated
I think I understand what you are getting at, but I need to disagree with you in part.
Lets say a group of people paid a good deal of money and time to a select organization for protection. Over the years the organization getting paid
never really had to do much but collect their check, tell everyone that everything was fine and go about their business. On day a pack of rabid dogs
runs in and eats the poor tired group of people. Your protection agency says oops, now we need more money and time to make certain this doesnt happen
See where I'm going with this? Governments in theory are a good thing. Doesnt matter what, a Republic like Plato envisioned, a Democracy like the
US has in theory, even Marxist and Monachies look good on paper. In principal, none of them really work for the people that put them in place. They
get lazy, over complicated and fail to serve the people as when they were created in the first place until people finally start saying things like
"it doesnt matter theyre all a bunch of crooks" or "no, I cant name the Bill of Rights, that stuff old and boring".
You can imagine the world in collapse any way you wish, 2012, aliens, pandemic, socital collapse, whatever floats your conspiracy boat. I think the
question the OP was challenging us with was, no matter what happens, will you be able right now to take care of yourself.
Could you survive another Katrina meltdown? An angry mob of zombies? Do you have what it takes right now, to cut ties with the ease of society and
make it on your own should you have to.
The world is a scary place, and its getting worse. I work everyday in some fashion to prepare for the worst, while I hope it never comes, I am ready
if it will. I hope you too can say the same.