posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:33 AM
I was in Florida from 2004 to 2011,and weathered 4 hurricanes during that period.
Two of those storms hit the area I was living,both somewhat severe,and pretty devastating.
I personally didn't get a lot of damage or loss from them,aside from losing electricity for about a month from one,and a tad over a week during
I didn't really witness a lot of ill behavior from people there during any of these storms,all of the traffic control lights were down for a time,but
people were actually being pretty good about their driving.I found that pretty amazing,considering most of the drivers there were some of the worst I
had ever seen anywhere.
It did tend to get tedious for a time when grocery stores that lost power were forced to throw out their stock because refridgeration went down,and
gas was hard to get because my car had the gascap on the passenger side instead of the drivers side like most others.So I rode my bicycle,have been
every since,by the way...
I was replying to some of these discussions about the hurricane that smacked the northeast,and realized pretty early on there was one big difference
between the storms I weathered compared to in the north.
These people are cold,hungry,probably really need a few things they can't get,and don't know how to act when they are not able to get what they need
any other way in a situation like they find themselves in now.
There is still no excuse for getting violent about it though,I am not making an excuse for their misbehavior/misdemeanor.
The thing that worries me is what is going to happen when this becomes the norm,when people can't get what they want or need because they can't
afford it,or it simply isn't there for them to buy.
I have been preparing for the time when a lot of people react in an inappropriate way to lack of available food,water,housing and so on for some years
now.My life quite literally collapsed 12 years ago for health reasons,employment loss,loss of housing,joblessness.....
It takes a while to get used to appreciating nothing,because nothing is all there is in the worst case scenario.
When people react badly,they simply lost their way,they have become needy consumers,helpless.
Then you have the aggressive predator types who take from the weaker ones,using their kids or something else for an excuse to behave badly.
There is nothing going on here we didn't get ourselves into all by ourselves.
It can always be worse.