It is a fact that most people in the United States, upwards of 99%, have little or NOTHING put away for emergenices.When chaos hits and a country’s infrastructure crumbles into powder, so does the nation’s ability to feed and sustain its citizens.Self reliance and preparing for a rainy day or even for a full blown hurricane has become almost a taboo for many, and a total waste of time, money and effort for the others.
The main conundrum with the vast majority of the population is that they have come to totally expect everything provided for them by someone else, human or machine.
This “serve me, as I am the only one that matters” attitude is more than an epidemic in the United States and many other countries.
After almost 2 weeks without much food, no FEMA government trucks have come in to rescue, a crowd of almost 100 people have gathered around the Smith house.
Similar size crowds have also collected around other people’s homes suspected of “hoarding” food.
After a severe incident, call it an ecomonic collapse, war, Earth changes – it really doesn’t matter – the chain links of food being delivered are now gone.
Through casual conversations somehow a couple of neighbors have figured out the Smiths have food and have alerted others through the gossip channel. At first glance a statement like this brings up thoughts of the government coming for all freedom seeking people.In actuality this is about your neighbors and those in your community that will ruthlessly mob up and literally storm your own home for what you have after a long drawn out disaster, perhaps sooner.The Smiths find out how hunger will drive a civilized person into wanton rage and animalistic acts.Four members of the mob pick up a railroad tie and use it as a battering ram to knock down the front door.The Smiths have taken an unrealistic and idealist sentiment towards believing in the good nature of human beings and their community and have not stocked up much at all in self defense.Grandpa Smith understands that trying to feed 100 people would dwindle their supplies quickly and decides to leave everything closed up and not answer the door.A war that would rage on a half a world away would mean that supermarket shelves would be emptied.This would ONLY be regarded as a moderate hit to civilization until a regional war like this actually went global.The Smiths are hardly fictional and can be widely expected after a large scale catastrophe.Most people expect someone to have what they need ALL the time and they will flock towards that source and attempt to get it.