What is your theme song for when it hits the fan? REM "Its the end of the world as we know it", CCR "Bad moon rising"?
Don't pay a lot of attention, do ya? Either that or you do a whole bunch of assuming.It seems to me - after my very short time here that there are a lot people here who think this the introduction to a video game. well, maybe it is but I hope I don't have to play it by the government's rules.
Haha PaulS you need to get out of Vancouver, the air is a lot cleaner in the east.Yep, all the gung ho typical "survivalists of the 1970s" style will be there yelling at the top of their lungs, "HooooRaw!" right up to the time when some quiet scared little man with a family to protect puts a 22 bullet in his chest to keep his location secret.
This won't be anything like your video game. People are going to be angry, scared, and paniced all at the same time. They will be hungry, thirsty, and sick - looking for something that will help them get through the day. Everyone around, that they don't know, is a bad guy and is likely to get shot. The ones that will make it are not just those who have supplies but those who know how to handle themselves and not look like a target. This is going to be very hard to deal with. You will be fatigued, mentally, physically and emotionally and there will be very few that you can turn to for help.
The ones who survive will be the very worst of mankind and those who act like they have nothing of value, are not "brave", and seem to be just another poor schmuck that may not make it through the day. Most often that makes you invisible but when the tide turns you may have to find the strength to do whatever it is you must do to survive. That might mean you get a beating or become the butt of a joke. It is better than trying to kill several well armed men in an alley who have the drop on you. You are going to have to use your instincts to make choices and there is likely to be times when you make the wrong one. It might cost you your life or just a beat up body but it will cost you. Your morale may take a jump into a very deep bucket but you need the strength to pull yourself out and go on.
Normally I would just silently laugh at comments like, "Yeehaw it's showtime, bring it on!", but it needs to be told truthfully that those people will be among the first to die.