Why is it that we often stress ourselves overly with fears of chaos, anarchies, mob rule, etc, etc, so much that we would trade our own freedoms,
selling it away for a mere few days of security?
Opression and chaos cannot last in civilisations. Like water, each society will find its level.
After disasters, natural or man-made, chaos will often result. In unorganised societies, or dictatorships, very often the chaos will be prolonged, for
the governorship of a people is in disarry, there is no chain of command, no one at the helm, for the rulers had trusted no one, and no one is in
charge. Every 2 bit leader with a gun will attempt to seize the throne resulting in only more disorder and mayhem.
But in organised societies such as democracies, when one ruler falls, another quickly steps in to fill the vacuum.
Should the banks and corporations collapses in USA, chaos and anarchies will not happen for long. Those in power responsible will be suspended from
their duties, and other legislators put in charge to investigate, while at the same time to pacify the nation, ensure the citizens are protected and
fed in the meantime as they look for solutions using the best and the brightest the nation can offer, which has no lack.
Should they fail, or unable to come up with a solution in the short term, and the masses angry, soldiers will be task to maintain order, and in a
democracy, the bullets are not to be used, but handcuffs on looters or just plain trouble making opportunists who brings harm to others with physical
weapons. Others are free to speak out their anger or offer solutions so long as they harm no one else.
There are systems in place with organised societies such as USA. Thus citizens should not and need not put up with fear mongering of cities going up
in smoke, unless democracy is nothing but an illusion and tyranny in the form of military might is wrought upon the masses. Then there will be hell to
pay as american citizens are equally armed, with soldiers their own families, and those in power only a minority.
edit on 21-2-2011 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)