I posted this question on the SHTFBlog Face Book page and thought I’d throw it out to the masses here at the main site.
My question is this: if the TSHTF in a big way and society crumbles for a bit… who will survive? Who should survive? I’m talking grid down and no police to keep things safe and sound. Maybe not as bad as what Mad Max faced in the Road Warrior (great flick), but still devastating to society.
There has been talk of the golden horde and how they might react, but this question is more fundamental than that. At this time in the U.S. – at the peak of our technology – everybody has the right to not only survive, but to lead full lives. There are many people out there contributing to society in a meaningful way, but there are many others who don’t.
What about criminals? Should we – the people – take justice into our own hands after the guards decide not to show up for work? Kill the murderers and rapists and pedophiles? What about those who just robbed a house? What about someone who stole to feed their family? Who is going to decide these things when there’s no justice system in place?
If we turn the murderer loose they might just land on your doorstep later, but then again it’s awful hard to point a gun at a man who’s pleading for his life and pull the trigger in cold blood. Could you do it?
What about those folks who don’t have any special skills – that just leach off society today. Those who make a career out of welfare. Some people really need welfare to survive, but you know as well as I do there are people out there who milk the system for all it’s worth. How many times have you been in line at the grocery store and watched a woman pay for groceries with her SNAP card while talking on her iPhone?
After TSHTF and they show up on your doorstep begging for help or for food for their kids what are you going to say?
Quite honestly I personally don’t have enough food stockpiled to feed my extended family much less a deadbeat neighbor down the road, but on the flip side I really hate to see kids go without because their parents aren’t smart enough or determined enough to prepare for an emergency.
If the situation ever arises we’ll all have to make some tough decisions. Best to think of how you’ll react now while you still have time.
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