posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 03:58 PM
Hmmm....I think Cletus knows a thing or two about survival that most city folks do not. I don't think it's fair to denigrate the people holed up in
the woods. A lot of those people can get a squirrel in the eye at 20 paces and cook it up decently, too. They know the plants in the woods and which
to eat, and which to avoid. They have learned how to tell if danger is near based on the song of birds.
Also, the behavior of people is definitely dependant on the situation. A natural disaster is one thing, people know that help will come eventually,
and things like electricity, gas, etc., will be restored. So yes, they're going to be helpful with each other, more than harmful, because it is a
temporary situation. People can keep it together long enough until the status quo is back to normal.
HOWEVER.....if the SHTF, and it is known that things will not get back to normal in the near term, or maybe never, people will begin to panic in ways
that you cannot even imagine. I suppose there'll be pockets of people coorperating together, trying to pool their resources to survive, but we're
talking about a bunch of people who come from several generations of spoiled, pampered citizens, who have always had access to food, fresh water,
heat, cooling, gasoline, and media sources. Take that away, and their sense of entitlement will become enraged, like a toddler who has a favorite toy
Previous civilizations that have been destroyed were not as electronically dependent, over-fed and spoiled as this one. This is a whole new ball
game, OP. Most people barely know how to cook foods from scratch, much less how to grow them, catch meat, skin and cook it, etc.
There is reason to be worried about this particular population if all their comforts, food and toys are taken away from them. If they have no problem
stepping over injured people on Black Friday just so they can get a good deal on a flat screen TV, imagine what they'll do to a neighbor that they
know has food stored.
Think about it.