Preface: everything in this thread is my opinion. This is my opinion after nearly 8 years in the Philippines and outside of the USA, and I'm under 35.
I was born and raised in Texas, USA, to old European settlers who have been in the USA awhile (not Native Americans.) Please keep in mind that I will
give as much respect to your opinions as you will to mine in this thread. I have not cited enough in this yet, but will provide sources as
To begin, a quote
from one of my favorite post-apocalyptic movies, Mad Max 2: The Road
Wez: [after someone is killed] *No!* *No more talk!* We go in! We kill! Kill! We kill 'em! They kill us, we kill them! Kill 'em! Kill 'em! Kill!
The Humungus: Be still my dog of war. I understand your pain. We've all lost someone we love. But we do it my way!
Wez: Losers... losers wait!
The Humungus: We do it my way. Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. Then you shall have your revenge.
[Wez passes out]
The Humungus: Take him away.
[soldiers drag Wez away; Humungus grabs intercom]
The Humungus: There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your pump, the oil, the
gasoline, and the whole compound, and I'll spare your lives. Just walk away and we'll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and
there will be an end to the horror.
[Soldiers start up their vehicles]
The Humungus: I await your answer. You have a full day to decide.
[Everyone drives away]
That is the memorable quote from a movie you may or may not have seen, and it could be applicable to many of you in your own way. If you are living in
the USA and any other big brother Western government style, you may be having this thought.
In the USA, just walking away doesn't make the most sense unless you know of an untouched, pristine spot.
Land: Polluted. Fracking, Chemtrails, Agricultural chemicals, and whatever else out there
Water: Polluted. Fluoridated, Fracked, Chemicals etc. How many places are left where you can drink 100% safe spring or well water?
Oceans: Polluted, irradiated, trashed, over-fished, and a lot lot more
Food: Poisoned with chemicals, genetics (GMO), and generally produced in a farm for quantity, not quantity. Sugared and preserved, produced using
substances that are not food to make things last longer and cheaper to make, with nice colors, smells, and tastes.
Air/Rain: Contaminated with chemtrails, nuclear fallout from Fukushima and poorly maintained nuclear reactors.
Electricity: Are there many places / communities who live without electricity on a daily basis? Electricity is a luxury sure to go or be too expensive
to afford. Everyone seems dependent on electricity.
Surveillance Grid: Where will you go that big brother or any other person won't find you? It's not at the end of any road. Cameras on the streets, GPS
in everything, cell phone tracking etc. And coming soon -- Drones! Where will survivalists go to avoid detection?
Weapons: Most every civilian is, or will be armed. This means you should be armed too to keep the playing field level. Who wants to live in that
environment? (Though better than being in a situation where only the Government has guns.)
Nuclear power plants: Who keeps them from going into a meltdown state? I don't think people will stick around trying to maintain a nuclear reactor in
a SHTF situation. They will be more concerned with the safety of their family.
Pharmaceuticals: Probably at least 50% of the USA
is taking 1 kind of prescription pill a day, if not more. People are dependent on their doctors and hospitals to fix any ailment they feel that day it
People: Under the influence of television (propaganda), sports, drugs (legally prescribed or not), alcohol, poisoned by the food, water, and drugs
abundant in the USA, as a normal way of life.
Government: They barely represent the people who have elected them. People are starting to realize this daily. They care about themselves, money,
power, and corporations. Not the average person, and especially not the average person who openly resists their "authority".
Look at the elites living in the USA -- Are they staying or leaving? How about countless CEOs leaving banks and other large corporations? What do they
know we don't?
There are many issues one can look at, and I'm sure I've left out a lot (feel free to add), and none of them look like something I would want to
defend. Even if you "win" (what is the standard for a win?), then what are you left holding? A polluted, wasted landscape with everyone armed?
People cling to "defending" the USA and to "wake up" and whatever other rhetoric about what they "will do", "if", the "government does that." Fact is,
I don't even know what "that" is, which people will do to be able to debate it. Because so far, no one has done anything to cause any impact. No one
wants to stick neck out too far, that is obvious.
I don't have the solution, because there IS NO solution. Not any magical one for sure... Except perhaps a change of ATTITUDE! And when there is a
change of attitude on a large enough scale, that WILL bring a collapse of the current system, because people's thinking is OUTSIDE of the current
system, as their "attitude" has changed.
I will say that to my knowledge so far, utopia is nowhere on Earth. It's what you and other people make of it. The USA and other large developed
places are not a sustainable place to live as of now.
People say to me its their dream to live wherever and have a certain kind of a life, then make up an excuse as to why they cant. Do it, while you
So here is where we are at in my opinion:
1. Do nothing, let courses continue as they are.
2. "Fight" (???) and make change happen (what change?). By now it's too little too late to try and change the system through the system, imo. Any
other meaningful way to make POSITIVE "change" has yet to be demonstrated.
3. Just walk away.
edit on 12-2-2013 by Philippines because: (no reason given)