We’ve seen desperate people turn violent in the aftermath of natural disasters before, but apparently some couldn’t wait for the hurricane to actually arrive. At a Wal-Mart store in Florida these 2 classy ladies battle it out over the last case of water (read here.) Now we can only guess as to how these two behave in the absence of a crisis, but it does demonstrate how quickly such a basic necessity as water, or the lack of it, can drive some to violence. I happen to believe that our increasingly fragile and government dependent society turns violent much more quickly than it would have in the past. My interactions with the public on a daily basis provide a unique perspective on just how thin skinned and self-important people have become and how quickly they lose control of their emotions. I recently had an elderly woman go on a profanity laced tirade simply because we did not carry a certain product that she had ‘seen on TV.’ Another ‘gentleman’ demanded the number of the Region manager as he spewed racial slurs, that I shall not repeat, because he felt he had waited in line too long. Touchy, touchy. People freak out if Facebook is down for 5 minutes, what would they do if the SHTF? And they wonder why I’m a prepper! Stay tuned for more updates on the Bunker Project.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.