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Originally posted by dgtempe
Flower child here.
the 60's were NOTHING like we have going down today. I havent read the whole thread and i wont waste my time. No offense.
Originally posted by MoonMine
OK, then let´s talk seriously for a moment.
You are basically saying that we will all go down in flames and everyone is going to run for the hills.
I am saying that in the worst of times the best will come out of people in the sense of community & support.
For argument´s sake let´s say tomorrow all your credit cards are no longer valid, you have no longer access to your bankaccount and you are out of a job.
Now, if it were just you...Bad. But imagine it is just the sam for everyone around you? The initial reaction would be to panic, riots, every man for himself, food looting and general lawnessless. But I guarantee you that within days communities will form (I will start my own) that will plant vegetables, build waterfilters from tubes filled with sand, etc. etc.
Small communities that will survive by helping its members to survive.
Thats not naive, that just practical thinking given the alternative is to starve and die in the road like a stray dog...
If you see someone less off will you help? Strength in numbers...
Let´s not forget there are a lot of communities already, a glimpse of who will do quite well in hard times you can catch over on the Survivalist forum right here on ATS. Hunting, farming, building. It is not hard if you are forced to & hunger is a very good advisor which will make you learn and build rather quickly, especially if your children start dying of malnutrition...
The looting and survival of the fittest will pass quickly and will be replaced by a community spirit. Really. So do not worry and try to remain positive.
Politics and big government should and probably will go, they don´t work anyway.
Nothing wrong with going back to nature and some honest work. It will do a lot of us a wholelotta good.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I have gadgets, MP3, Internet, Laptop, Digital Camera, HDTV and i am miserable and AWAKE!!!!!
I have managed to have seen the light even though i have toys!!!
Nope. Gotta be something else- maybe the water.
Not exactly an echo of my post, and i am very sorry for what you went through. I myself was traumatized by the bombings at the Bay of Pigs and much closer to Havana than history tells us. But i disagree with you. Never ever have we been in a totally hopeless situation like this one, IMO, of course.
Originally posted by Byrd
Another 60's hippie right here, and although I have read the thread, I really have to echo DGTempe's sentiment.
What's going on now is peanuts compared to sitting in Germany and watching your dad leave, knowing there was a very good chance that if someone shot there would be an atomic bomb landing in the Army Base where you lived within half an hour.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by fleabit
Guess we'll be wavin', as we leave you in the putrid crumbling metros, on our way out with our BOB's...good luck with that!!!
[edit on 2/22/2009 by Hx3_1963]