posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 10:45 PM
In a hypothetical scenario, the economy gets real bad. Bailout after Bailout after Bailout doesn't work and the US governments credit rating is
downgraded heavily to don't lend! Mass Unemployment, industries crumbling, store after store being closed. Abandoned buildings everywhere(including
houses), homelessness rises as entire families are forced unto the streets. Employment Insurance and most Federal, State, Municipal services diminish
severely as there is no more money to fund anything and no longer having the ability to borrow as their debts are already massive. Huge tax increases
on those who still have jobs will force those people into poverty also as inflation will be sky high and a loaf of bread could cost $100 or more and
you might have to wait in a line-up for hours.
This will lead to a sharp increase in crime as desperate starving people will do whatever it takes to survive. I don't see anything as being "Off
the Table" in what people will do. This will overload the law enforcement apparatus who will then need military assistance to try and return order.
This will invoke Marshall Law Nation wide with curfews and the whole bottle of wax. Those not in the let's say top 40% of society and those who
still have a mediocre existence will view this as good thing(GUARD Complex). The other 60% will adopt the the (PRISONER Complex) and those FEMA Camps
all around the Nation will be filled. There will be a certain period of time where arrests and internment will be the result. That I feel won't
work and the Military will use special convened courts under Military Law to try and execute dissenters in public to send a message. Eventually the
point will get across after a lot of Executions and civil disobedience will end.
On the Military and Law Enforcement Side, the executions will begin immediately after Marshall Law is invoked. Failure to comply will result in a
court martial, conviction and execution by firing squad. The word will get around quick and all orders will be followed no matter what. They will do
the unthinkable if ordered to, or they will die.
The SELF-PRESERVATION instinct is very strong, most people(GUARD OR PRISONER) would rather live than die. They will do whatever it takes, complicity
or atrocity to survive. This isn't just a doomsday, yet plausible scenario for the US. This could happen to any country. Some are just more
vulnerable due to their financial situations.
I hope we here in Canada can weather the STORM a little better, all of us worldwide as individuals and as governments "Must let cooler heads
prevail" and think things through. Actions do have consequences and we are intelligent animals let's prove why we're at the top of the food chain
by using our heads and not killing each other off physically and killing off the only place we have to live so far. But I fear given the chance, the
human race will prove we're not that bright and it will be as bad as our worst nightmares.
PEACE IN 2009 AND FOREVER
**I realized there were spelling mistakes and such but I'm too damn drunk and lazy to change them. FORGIVE ME ATS'ers
[edit on 26-12-2008 by DEEZNUTZ]