Lots and lots of speculation, tons of books on preparation for “the end of the world as we know it,” lurid novels with various depictions of what life might be during and after a “crash” of one sort or another abound in real space publications, forums and blogs. Most of the “revolution” talk centers on some sort of mass uprising, and one of the saddest things over the last few years is seeing so many people waiting for another messiah, a “leader,” something or someone central to emulate, rather than just BEING a self owning, self responsible person in the here and now, regardless of what anyone else is doing or thinks. Waiting for the “revolution” instead of withdrawing their consent now, ordering their lives – now – to minimize the intrusion of the tyranny, as well as minimizing the theft of their resources by government at all levels.
But I can assure you there will be no consensus on it, no mass movements of any kind, really. Whatever happens will be done by individuals, and their voluntary associations and communities.
The total tyranny may well strike NYC or Chicago, but isn’t going to influence the little towns in the back woods much. Southern California may finally drop off into the Pacific, but the good folks in northern Nevada and NE Wyoming won’t be swimming with them. There will be parts of most states involved, probably, and vast areas where the chaos in the big cities will simply be bad news. There will never be a “one size fits all” situation or answer.
Communities will probably find themselves on their own, cut off from much they depend on to be brought in from other places. They’ll be unable to ship out their own products, and probably will have to deal with electric outages and so forth. But that won’t last forever. With the least incentive, and some time, human beings will find a way to live, trade and learn. We’ve been doing that for all of recorded history, regardless of the insanity of a few – and the roadblocks they throw up.
Those who have provided alternatives for themselves and their communities, who have a store of food, etc… and the means to defend them… those people will have a good chance to be the remnant so many talk about.
Neither the feds, nor any other “law enforcement” outfit, even begins to have the manpower necessary to do much about it, once the SHTF. The deer hunters in the US ALONE outnumber the regular armies of most countries in the world. All they really have to do is decide that they’d rather be free men and women – and mean it.
We have to get over this fear of “THEM.” We outnumber THEM, seriously, every single day and hour. And they know it.
I believe in humanity. I believe in myself. I believe in YOU as well, and our ultimate ability to survive and even thrive.