Originally posted by TeddiRevolution
Until the ATM froze up.
Now the fake smiles and annoyed chatter had disappeared and reality struck for a lot of people, they had no way to access their money, they had no way
to pay for their food. Those who unloaded their carts were completely stuck and the ones waiting in line didn't want to give up their spot to go to
the bank. People became vocal very quickly.
"There's no way the whole system can go at once!"
"What the Hell do I do now?"
"I'm not leaving without this food."
People started pointing fingers at the cashiers, THEY must have done something.
People in everyday society have, together with rampant consumerism, become reliant on everything electronic, like suckling on a teat.
Independent free thought, away from relying on electronics to live our lives, seems to becoming rare.
Who of us has not heard a story of people driving using GPS and driving into a river, or on railway tracks, or hundreds of miles in the wrong
direction because their GPS told them to
People have become too comftable and sanitised, away from the wilds of nature, and many
will struggle to survive without it.
People like things so that they know where they are.....the routine of turning on the kettle, opening the fridge to find it well-stocked, turning on
the TV etc, driving the car with a full tank, going to the ATM, to the supermarket, knowing you will get what's there.
Take that away, take away that comfort zone, and watch people once considered perfectly sane descend into primal hysteria, a descent into hell where
people can die.
And when you watch, you will want to be as far away as possible.
If the TSHTF, there will be the exceptions, the people who set an example, but I tell you, they'll be outnumbered by the people frightened by how the
daily routines they once lived suddenly collapse. Their minds will simply have not considered such an event happening.
"Where are the government?" They'll scream madly.
They will be like people in a landslide = trying to grasp on to anything to survive, and will do anything to grasp on.
In my country, the UK, our energy power stations are ageing, occasionally on the news here they will mention it, how the country could be plunged into
darkness and people worrying they won't be able to get the power back.
We had a blackout last year where I live, and we still get flickers now, where the lights dim intermittently for a couple of seconds at nightime now
For us a permanent blackout is very likely.
We have to be more prepared than most.
[edit on 11-8-2009 by Regensturm]