posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:42 AM
I'm disheartened but not surprised by what I've read here. The numbers of people that believe that a systemic collapse will result in some sort of
'levelling the playing field' is astounding.
I'm a child of the Cold War and approaching my 60s. I was raised with a survivalist mindset and am far better equipped in that regard than most of
the people here. I was preparing and equiping myself when many here were still collecting Matchbox toys or Beanie Babies. But in NO way do I went to
see an apocalyptic unravelling of the social order. I own several fire extinguishers, too, but don't hope for a fire.
Think back to Katrina. Remember the misery, death and despair of those people? Now, keep in mind that as righteously PO'd as they were about not
getting enough help or quickly enough they DID have hope that help was eventually going to come. That sense of hope was what motivated so many people
to work together.
Now imagine that same situation, spread across the country and around the world. Take hope away --- completely. No utilities, no communications, no
entity capable of providing help. No end in sight whatsoever. Food disappearing, clean water disappearing, no medical help. People will quickly
devolve to every-man-for-himself. Personal survival instincts will set in. Imagine this continuing month after month.
People feel that this chaos will provide a 'reset' that will usher in a more 'peaceful' period. That's pollyanna thinking at its worse. Look
around the world at other countries that have devolved into chaos. There are plenty of examples. In no case does a peaceful, democratic society
emerge. Instead, a whole new breed of predators takes control by force. Taking advantage of the disorganization, desperation and helplessness of the
population. Some individuals and small groups resist but are brutally eliminated. Poverty, predation, disease and famine prevail.
Don't take my word for it. Study. What you need to know is right in front of your eyes. Don't delude yourselves. If the entire system implodes
the suffering will be unimaginable. And I don't care how many MRE's, guns or heirloom seeds you have or how carefully you've built that mountain
retreat. Sooner or later you WILL suffer.
Without question, the current system DOES need a reset. Things have been allowed to get way out of control for far too long. Greed, dishonesty,
classism and disregard for our resource base has gotten us to this point. But any 'reset' needs to be done in a manner that protects social order.
Any uncontrolled collapse will only cause the people most at-risk and those that are already suffering to bear the brunt of the ensuing apocalypse.
That is hardly replacing the inequities of the current system with anything better. It only allows a new crop of thugs to take control and without
any of the current social boundaries in place.
Think. Be very afraid of that for which you wish.
[edit on 10-3-2009 by jtma508]