reply to post by SGTChas
The reason Sarge, is not only simple, but simplistic.
They are relying on . . . their optimism.
That optimism is based on a historically proven false premise.
Their optimism is near-sightedness, based on a micro-world experience.
You've seen the macro, I've seen the macro, many of us have seen the macro world, which is bad enough, but we also are burdened with a basic
knowledge of history - which just devastates the false optimism that concludes that "everything will work out, we'll vote the right people in,
we're safe, this will continue unabated" BS.
NOTHING stays the same. EVERYTHING changes.
Pissed off people reach a tipping point. And Westerners, once started, are HISTORICALLY the bloodiest, most ruthless, destructive, barbaric people
who have ever existed.
This . . . civilization . . . civilized behavior is only skin-deep for a good 15-20% of the population. They behave somewhat because of order and the
fair assumption that to behave as they would actually LIKE to behave, would cause them much discomfort and limit their freedom of movement.
All it takes is one little thing to set folks off. When folks are already close, so very close to the tipping point, just about had a bellyful, and
THEN an event happens - well - it's Katy bar the door!
This "civilization?" What we currently have can go from "tolerance" to nationwide mass homicide in less time than it takes to watch a football
And once that bloodlust starts, there will be no control. There will be no two or three days of limited unrest. Hell no. If we don't lose a good
third of our population the first year - I'll eat a bug.
One piss-poor anchor in a storm.