25 YEARS ago the WORLD'S economy was not so unstable. Not just our own economy and financial well being, but the world's. We are a hair's breath away from a financial collapse. If our economy collapses, the Russians and the Chineese will grab the oppertunity. They have been steadily pushing our buttons for some time.
Originally Posted by printer2
You DO realize we are no longer the lone superpower in the world, right? Our own financial screw ups and outright theivery have screwed our financial well being.
So keep your head in the sand. Suits me. We will see in the near future who wins the Darwin award and who kicked Darwin's butt.
I didn't stock up for Y2K. I'm a geek at heart. I've had a computer since 1982. I wasn't worried.
Originally Posted by motoguy128
I live on a large piece of land with three small lakes. So I have lots of fresh water and fish. The land also has plenty of small and large game. I have a large garden and plenty of room to expand that if needed. I also have a large Amish community just east of me that I already barter with.
What does stocking up do for me? Tell me what is getting cheaper. I buy supplies I normally use whenever they are on sale. My income is dependent on farmers that are in their second year of drought so I need to save every dime I can by stocking up.
The Russian and Chineese both rely heavily on trade with the US and Europe. More so now than 80 years ago. Economic collapse then did result in several true fascist governments to form but hte world didn;t fall into anarchy. The vacuum is always quickly filled on way or another. Humans are good at grabbing power when the opportunity arises, and about 80-90% of the population will always submit rather than resist. But there was less unity in europe, colonialism was still thriving, and there weren't superpwoers with the capability of MAD. Heck, at least 9 countries of the top of my head, with a large enough nuclear arsenal to do substantial global desturuction each on their own. Likely alliances would balance out as well. There's nothing to be gained compared to the losses.
Those who don't would probably stay put. Most city dwellers have not always lived there and quite a few have been in the military, Scouts etc and most likely have quite a bit camping and hunting experience.
Originally Posted by ar_hvac_man
Either way humans are like pigs and dogs. They'll revert, adapt and be feral given 1/2 the chance.