posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 03:07 PM
Forgive me for changing the details on my "situation" a little, but I own no guns and do not ever plan on using/owning one. So my answer to this
interesting question will not include "me having guns".
I would first freak out. I would absorb the moment emotionally and then try and logically weigh the situation as best as I could. I assume I would
fail at figuring out "exactly what was going down" just by looking out my windows.
Assuming the chaos left me guessing, I would then take my family and place them in the basement, along with food and water and whatever else I can
muster to insure they could survive down there with or without me for a while (blankets, batteries, flashlights, etc). I'd wait for backup while I
tried to calm my family.
I assume my brother would soon show up with his brood. He lives very close.
One of us would decide to go out and do some recon. I would guess it would be me. Seeing as I'm the physically faster one, and he is the brains. The
brains would stay inside and protect the children and women folk, while I would go out and begin talking to those in my neighborhood.
A few local friends will surly show up soon enough as well, since many of them have small apartments and we have all agreed to meeting here in times
of chaos and confusion. Two of them are trained shooters and survival types. I'd hope they would stay with the pack and remain inside with our loved
I would try and acquire information on what was happening, but I assume that such info would do me little good. I'd try and talk the words of peace
and remind all those I encountered on my recon excursion to "try their hardest to remain calm and peaceful".
I would also see if there was anyone hurt that I could help, or if there was anyone "losing their minds" that I could calm. My community is tightly
knit and I'd assume there would be many familiar faces doing the same. I'd try to communicate with them and hear their ideas.
If the situation looked dire enough, I'd return to inform the group that we would be moving to the mountains nearby to wait it out a little. Or if
the situation looked like it may settle soon- I'd tell them we should remain situated in our defendable little bunker, or move to our "pre-decided
location" (rather not include that in this thread).
Things I would not do-
Join anyone fighting outside unless I saw my neighbors being killed or captured.
Start rioting or acting a fool.
Speaking hateful rhetoric to those willing to listen.
Steal or destroy other's property.
Inside our basement/fortress I would hope to weather the worst of the storm. If it didn't die down, I'd spend considerable energy making my home
"hard to enter and easy to defend" or move to the wilderness close by (depending on the assessments of myself and my friends and family).
Within a few days, I'd assume i'd have contact with a small army of friends who have been already assembled and collected over time. We would do our
best to remain civil and directed towards survival and peace.
I would explain to my child what I thought was happening to the best of my ability, and remind him that he is not to leave the side of his uncles or
father if at all possible.
Either way, I would know I am outnumbered and out gunned on all fronts and try my hardest to remain alive with my family and friends.
I wouldn't enjoy this situation nor do I wish for it at all.
I guess I would do what many folks would do. I would try not to die and try to survive each day until things became livable or at least tolerable.
Once things settled down, I would then determine my next step.
Eventually, I'd assume me and my "team" would relocate to our "predetermined location" and live there. There is enough land and resources there
for a large number of us to survive adequately with a little hard living and hunting/farming.
It would be a scary time, but not impossible to survive through. But really, my own survival would be of little concern to me. My entire motivation
"keep the team alive at all costs. Even at the cost of my own life".
Guess my answer is kinda dumb and a good reminder that "I am not fully prepared for such a thing". But I do have a few hundred friends very aware of
a possible collapse of the system and we have all commincated about this many times.
We have the man power, the resources and the intellect needed to rebuild a small civilization. The question is-
"Would they allow that to happen or would we all be slaughtered/captured first?"