|In an economic collapse, do we all become the walking dead?|
With abandoned cars littering one side of the highway (the occupants having long fled), the lone man trudges toward the skyscrapers in the distance.
What awaits him in the city? Zombies. The premise of The Walking Dead is simple: a zombie apocalypse has occurred, plunging the civilized world into undead chaos.
In only a matter of days society breaks down, overrun by the unstoppable contagion and subsequent insatiable appetite of zombie hordes.
A question Stuff Black People Don't Like will pose now is simply this: if a breakdown in government authority - whether by a zombie apocalypse, financial meltdown, terrorist attack, etc. - occurred, what would transpire next?
Before answering this question, remember that the United States is the most well-armed country in the world, as private citizens in America have a lot of firearms. Only in states with large amounts of Stuff White People Like (SWPL) white people and Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) are lower rates of gun ownership found. Interestingly, these areas equate to the larger cities in America (Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, New York City and Los Angeles ), places that would be the worst locales to be in if the proverbial s--t hit the fan.
It is the cities that have high levels of trust and a sense of community that would survive a sudden collapse. Conversely, those that have high levels of crime would be areas that break down instantaneously (with high levels of police presence before the absence of authority, one can only imagine the swift descent into anarchy that would befall major cities).
All zombie movies (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead) or books (World War Z) fail to consider the one element that must always be measured: race.
In the proverbial end-of-the-world scenario, when all forms of government and authority have dissolved, the one thing people perpetually claim doesn't matter or exist will be accentuated to a degree unimaginable. Race is more than a social construct, much more.
The 30,000 Black people who showed up for a Section 8 housing voucher event in East Point (right outside Atlanta) showcased in a tragic beauty the fragile state of America. How many people in America depend upon the state for their very existence, functioning solely thanks to programs that now have millions of dependents?
What do you call these people in the event of a stoppage of government aide?
On the Internet you can find any number of end-of-the-world scenarios, but few that deal honestly with the situation that confronts America and what would transpire in the event of a currency collapse or a sudden end to the welfare state.
This is why the recent mid-term election was so important, with the continued polarization between SWPL whites and untouchable whites increasing and a distinct map forming of where these competing groups call home.
We have argued that the South must be abandoned, with a demographic tidal wave washing over that region and ensuring that a cessation of the Federal government would mean high levels of discomfort for citizens there.
Again, all of this is but a hypothetical. There will never be a zombie apocalypse, but a currency collapse like the one in Iceland could trigger a much more horrifying scenario then even George Romero could conceive.
A lot of Web sites that we enjoy reading (financial Web sites) have been claiming that economic Armageddon is approaching and that this cataclysm is unavoidable. In a situation like this, are we all the walking dead?
If this is the scenario that will play out - an economic collapse - we are beginning to think that being in Boise, Cheyenne or Sioux Falls would be a much better location than Birmingham, Dallas, San Diego or Chicago.
One of the lingering questions that plagues the survivors in The Walking Dead is the agonizing wait for help to arrive and, ultimately, if government help will ever arrive.
This is the paramount question of our time: if electoral actions are insufficient to save the United States from dissolution and an economic meltdown (triggered perhaps by a collapse of California) is the lone manner in which to survive, what flag do Americans have to rally around in a period of extreme duress?
The answer should be obvious.
One thing should be obvious in dying stages of Black Run America (BRA): there is no government that will save us and waiting for one to do so will only exacerbate the current situation.