Sandy and Katrina before it exposes human nature for what it is. We are, at our base, desperate and violent animals. It is capitalism, hard work and ingenuity that change the human animal into the humane animal, but it does not work without wealth. Those without will take and if they have to fight to get it, they will.
These catastrophes only foreshadow the inevitable economic collapse. It can be instructive to see how people act when they cannot get fuel, when they have no electricity, when they can't charge the phones on which they have become so dependent. It will get worse.
I have a little bit different take on the dependency of the American people. I think it is good. The more people who are dependent upon government the better. Why? Well, two reasons. First, the more people are dependent upon government and it continues to take more and supply more, the faster it will come unravelled. Second, when the government has created dependents, it has also created adversaries during times of stress? Who will they attack when the goods are not supplied?
In New York, the crews sent out to fix the electric grid were pelted with eggs, because they had not gotten there sooner. That is the thought process of the dependent. Yes, with more than fifty percent of the people dependent on government, it creates a voting block that is unbeatable, but it also creates a majority and in America, where we demand everything now, that becomes a bigger problem than a solution.
A majority is a good thing for politicians, if they want to get elected, but it is a bad thing for leaders who want cooperation and civility.
If I thought the republic was salvageable under Constitutional vigor, I would not hold the same views, but it is not. No election will solve this. Nothing but a reset will give us the opportunity to use our socialist past as a lesson to be learned by the next generations.
Nothing would have prevented Sandy for striking land. That was an act of nature, but there are a great many in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who now understand the consequences of an economic collapse much, much better than they did before. They understand that photo ops and concerned looks on the faces of politicians don't put fuel in the tank, electricity through the wires, or food on the counter. They feel abandoned and betrayed. Good.
My pleas for leadership arise from this very issue. We need to have people out there pointing this out to as many people as we can. Here is the future if America is allowed to continue on its current path of socialism. These are the lies government tells you. These are the conditions to which you will become accustomed.