I saw a story today on a morning “news” program about the new wave of survivalists that has sprung up in response to the current state of the economy. Now I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person (actually probably more so). Among my favorites are Apollo Moon Landing hoaxes, the Illuminati, and the Freemasons. I admit that I am tempted to buy into some of these theories, and frankly, I’m not really set on a line between fiction and reality.
But come on people, have a little faith in the machine.
These survivalists are stockpiling years’ worth of food in their homes in case the economy collapses, leaving the world in complete and utter chaos. One family even had a year’s worth of water purification tablets so they could drink their swimming pool water.
I don’t have a lot of faith in humanity (individuals – yes, the collective – no) but the last thing that is going to cause a post-apocalyptic, Mad Maxian world to suddenly erupt is the economy. Nuclear holocaust? Sure. Giant meteor crashing into Earth? Maybe. Global warming? Eventually. But the economy? Never.