Revolt of the Rich | The American Conservative
Jason Belich stashed this in disruption
Secession of the Rich: "a withdrawal into enclaves, an internal immigration, whereby the rich disconnect themselves from the civic life of the nation and from any concern about its well being except as a place to extract loot."
Ever read Emergency by Neil Strauss? They can afford a backup plan WTSHTF
no.. but doing that certainly is _my_ goal in life.
i.e. a backup plan WTSHTF
What do you think the odds are that TSHTF in your lifetime?
20-35%. It doesn't need to be at national scale -- e.g. Katrina -- for it to affect you.
my take? within 5 years.... 90%
the ONLY reason our economy hasn't completely collapsed is capital flight from the eurozone. Also, politicians will only do the right thing after every other option has been tried and failed, with the set of 'every other option' including 'crypto-fascist police state'... And, my gut tells me the Iran thing is a proxy war by the Russians and Chinese against us, along with the DPRK, goading us into a no-win nuclear scenario.
I had to look up WTSHTF.
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Jason, you think 90% chance within 5 years on a worldwide scale?!
Meaning the next POTUS is likely to reside over it?
People are selfish. Nuclear and drone wars against BRIC, UK, or US is non-starter.
It's a zero-sum game, and no person, wealthy or poor wants to live in a post-nuclear world. Except, maybe Elon Musk.
The 21st century will be the most peaceful century in the last 10,000 years.
cheers to that