During the time period following a massive social societal collapse, law and order will break down. Some, most, or all of us may be living WROL (without rule of law) the extent of which may depend on where you live.
During this time of chaos, an individual will have rights only as long as he or she can defend them.
A devastating social collapse will smash your preconception of safety & security.
This is the subtle logic of violence. Your rights are those you can defend.
Most people may feel uncomfortable with this notion, however it’s something that you might inevitably face under collapse conditions. It’s best to understand this and prepare as necessary.
Most people have never had to defend themselves or their property and it will be difficult to grasp, understand, or accept the logic of violence. Criminals on the other hand, understand it fully.
Presently we live in a society that is quite visibly decaying into something less than orderly. While criminals are generally held in check by the police and justice system, there are obvious changes taking place before our eyes.
It feels like we have been and are being divided in irreconcilable ways that have become a danger to our societal fabric. There are organized and very well funded groups who are loudly proclaiming that they will be attacking us (physically) as they continue their attempted ‘take down’ of America as we once knew it. For those of you who’ve been following alt-news, you know the groups whom I speak of (and those who are behind them and supporting them).
Following a major social collapse the criminal element will be unleashed while the police become overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of it all. They will also be like the rest of us: concerned for their own security, their own families, their own homes and property…
Collapse will be worst in the cities (where martial law may be declared). Logically, less so in the suburbs, and even less in rural America. Though no one will be unaffected under such a scenario.
If and until order is restored,
your rights will consist of those which you can personally defend.
Defending your rights under social collapse conditions may result in physical threats to your person, your home or your property. It may lead to engagement of force, violence, or any actions thereof. It’s not a pleasant thought for most people who are used to an orderly and relatively safe & secure society.
Most people don’t have much, if any, experience with defending themselves against violence. Many or most people probably have not given serious thought to the circumstances of a major social collapse and the ensuing reality of having to defend one’s rights for real. Most people think it can’t happen…
The thing is, it has happened before, it is presently happening in other places around the world right now, and it may even happen here.
If you are reading this, then I hope you will at least think about it, and the things you might do to prepare for such a time. Don’t get stuck in normalcy bias. If you’ve thought it through, you will be less shocked and more prepared if and when it happens.