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Post Apocalypse thinking...

Updated on January 06, 2012

In answer to the question: Would humans really be savage and brutal in a post-apocalypse scenario?


Humans in general are Not inherently good... what they (we) are is incredibly selfish.

Men especially... Even Myself if I want to be truthful about it...

Self Preservation and greed are two of our primary motives and these go hand in hand with our Sex drive impulses...

In a Post Apocalyptic Scenario like Mad Max, exists an Atheistic View of the world going through cataclysm with no God above and No Holy Spirit within to limit or to clean up the human act... and with no Religion to instill and maintain Moral Laws on the peoples hearts and minds literally anything is possible... So in the Scenario that we are talking about there is nothing at all to prevent mans worst character flaws from taking over... and in fact every type of encouragement for the worst things to begin happening.

Witness New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.. Rape, Pillaging and general chaos ensued until Order was re-instituted and enforced from the outside.

Things might have gotten real ugly if the Government did not send in aid so rapidly... It was still Ugly.. don't get me wrong... but Not half as bad as it cold have been. And had that mob tried to march North into Mississippi... it would have been a blood bath... People in South Mississippi were already expecting it to happen and were prepared to barricade roads and fight in militias to protect their lands, homes and families.

Now imagine a EMP (Electro Magnetic pulse) Nuclear strike 200 miles over central USA.

It would shut down all electrical power and destroy the electrical devices over 2/3 of the United states...

Consider all Electricity cut off...

Consider the effects of No Communication whatsoever.

Consider that there would be No resupply of food resources for months. (Unlike the aftermath of H. Katrina where the Disaster Relief was almost immediately trucked in and Donations were sent from all over the country to help out....

Consider that the average family does not have enough food on the shelf to exist for more than 3-4 days and without Electricity would have no way to cook or refrigerate the food they did have.

When people get hungry enough they start doing strange things. when people get to a point of Pillaging and killing for food to survive... do you think they will stop short of committing Rape with anything they deem rape-able?

To tell you the truth... I think Road warrior and Book of Ely were pretty close... the only thing I think they fell short on was that Gasoline goes bad after about a year or so... it does not keep like other fuels might... so the idea of having motorbikes and gun ship like sand-rails is a bit far fetched... its just Hollywood..

I think it Would be more accurate to think on the lines of a few rich people riding horses... lots of people dead everywhere... bones drying in the sun and no one caring enough to bury them...

People would be working farms inside of Feudal Warlords fiefdoms... Walls would be built around strong food storage areas... and Gangs of rogues, would have to be fended off from time to time...

There would also be Individuals sneaking around trying to kill or steal enough to live on...

It would be a very Brutal time.

Actually there could be a space for some of what you are calling Post Apocalyptic timing before the actual Apocalypse is finished, because according to the Bible the Apocalyptic End actually takes Years to play out... and it is a time of wars, famine, lawlessness all over the world and a One world leader rising to prominence in the Middle East.

In fact if you Read Mark Chapter 13 you will get a pretty good picture of what those days will look like... and also consider that it says that if God did not cut that time short... there would be Nothing Left.

Its a Pretty Grimm thing to think on.

Better to make your peace with God now before that junk goes down...

and Hope for "the Blessed Hope"...

Which is that you will be found worthy to escape all of that when the Lord Jesus returns and calls his people to himself... right before he pours out his wrath on the rest of mankind.

Maranatha


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    • Cara.R profile image

      Cara.R 5 years ago from New York

      I found your hub interesting even though I don't fully agree.

      Your hub has me thinking.

      We might not be prepared if something like that were to happen. I suppose I see things in black and white sometimes. I imagine there being good people and bad people, like there are now.

      I think good people will have to make tough decisions to be able to protect themselves. Life would change but I guess I have hope. I wouldn't murder unless I was defending my life.

      If I had to walk to the market to get food or find food to survive I would take it. No matter how bad it got I would never hurt anyone purposely. Vote up the hub, brain candy!

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Cara here is one problem in this "Mad Max Scenario":

      If you separate the people into the the Black and white... you generally get the Sheep and the Wolves... Wolves run in Packs, and Sheep get rounded up and Fleeced...

      Think on it a bit... :-)

      Thanks for your Read and Reply...

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      While this scenario is certainly possible, it lacks depth and research. I suspect it was written by a rather immature mind that has not experienced any true poverty.

      When resources are limited many humans come together and help each other out. Our instincts are of the herd mentality and often many minds working together can achieve a more favorable outcome.

      Certainly roving gangs can work in the wolf pack mentality, but these gangs must isolate themselves from the community and often engage in self destructive behavior, causing their own destruction. Remember their is safety in numbers and people instinctively are aware of this and will band together to share resources and protect themselves from these predatory packs.

      A EMP is not necessary for the power grid to collapse, as the many transformers are exploding Nationwide and dams an infrastructure collapse. Most pumps whether they are water or gas run on electricity and when these fail and they will, many will be left without basic food supplies.

      Perhaps a little research would have lent some credibility to this article, but one doesn't need to read much of it to know that it lacks a fundamental understanding of humanity.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Well...that is your opinion and you are entitled to it.

      But I think your assessment of me is without founding... I have lived in and with Poverty for a large part of my life... I am currently on the field in a third world location... When the lights go out, You better be barricaded in your home... Or with a group of friends... Sure.. there are Herds that will help one another.. no one is denying that.. But then... there were Herds like that shown in Mad Max also now weren't there?

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      What type of research would you like to see on a Hub that is my answer to a question another Hubber asked?

      While you are certainly entitled to your opinions... I think your answer and its tone has more to do with your own personal beliefs in the esoteric things that I am apposed to, than in what was actually mentioned as far as EMP's and Human Nature Quotations made in this Hub.

      As for EMP strikes.. and what they would do.. anyone can Google that and see for themselves what just ONE of them would do... how large an area they would turn off... Have fun folks.. Google it.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      As you wrote, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it.

      This was not an assessment of you but what you wrote, I disagree with it for the most part. Yes, I do believe those unprepared for the continuing Polar Shift may resort to violence to feed themselves, however this will be the exception not the rule.

      If you live in a large population center barricading yourself in your home may offer some protection, but when you run out of food you will have to go in search of it or starve to death, this will essentially be the choice many will have to make.

      My point is that to be part of the solution, instead of the problem, you will have a choice to be in service to self or service to others.

      As far as research goes one can visit the many sites that offer solutions to these problems, too numerous to name here. Nuclear War has been attempted three times since I have been alive ( I'm 49 ) and failed all three times, so that is not an option. No Electric Magnetic Pulse will be hitting anywhere on this planet in the foreseeable future, as a matter of fact many Nuclear Power Stations are being taken off line all over the World, due to the continuing Polar Shift.

      All of this information is available to anyone that is capable of using critical thinking and reading between the lies. Yes, disinformation is rampant and quite effective, but for those of us that have awoken to the reality of illusion it becomes easier as time goes on to discern the truth from the false.

      Divide and conquer is an age old concept designed to spread fear and keep the public arguing amongst themselves.

      I suggest you do some research and become part of the solution, rather than acting as a pawn in the disinformation game and spreading fear as your article serves that purpose quite well.

      I don't know where you have developed this belief, perhaps to many movies, but this is exactly what The Powers That Be hope to accomplish.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      OK... Dealing with your View of Apocolypse... the one that stems from the (Im Guessing) Illuminate Conspiracies???

      If that is where you are coming from... then be sure that in order for them to play their end game cards and get the earth back to a population size that they can deal with... they have allready stated publicly and taught in the colleges for that matter... that they want to see a reduction of 80-90%. It is also in the Humanist Manifesto... Now.. How do think they propose going about that 80-90% reduction and who do you think will be a part of 10-20% that they in turn allow "Inside" their safe areas??? Or do you think little green men with Big heads are going to save the world from these tyrants???

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Perhaps you need to look up the word Apocalypse as I don't think you fully grasp it's meaning.

      This is what Wikipedia defines as the word Apocalypse:

      An Apocalypse (Greek: ?????????? apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.

      We are talking about awakening which is what you are going to need to do to have any chance of understanding where I'm coming from.

      The Illuminati has already lost, you can put a fork in them, they are done. They maybe able to run and hide, but their plans for wiping out 80% of mankind ain't going to happen. They will use the sheeple such as yourself to spread fear through disinformation, but the NWO will not happen as they planned.

      If you are waiting to be saved by Aliens that ain't happening either it is up to mankind to awaken to the Source Field and shape a new reality.

      The Polar Shift is happening right now, it is not an event that takes place in one day. Your fellow humans are waking up to this reality of illusion everyday creating a cascading effect, I suggest you join them or you will be left behind with the Global Elite that you fear.

      Fear is the Mind Killer.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Thats funny... Actually I do not personaly fear the Illuminati or the Polar Shift... and I allready Knew what the word Apocalypse meant.. in fact In Portuguese the word Apocalypse is the replacement term for the book of Revelation in the Bible.

      I have allready studied the History.. I know the origins of the Ill... I know the connections between the various forms of Government and the major religios center that sits on the seven hills... I also know that all of this stuff was prophesied over 3500 years ago.. and at various times since then... Now... You can think that the Nice humans are going to go through a time of enlightenment and enter into the next emanation if you like... but I do not plan on being here for that... Truth is I do believe that there is a cleansing coming... and the ones who thought they were going to rule the earth... are going to crispy critters instead... :-) Am I concerned for myself? No.. not really.. When I die I have eternal life with my Lord. So to die is gain for me...

      My only major concern in these apocalyptic talks is what to do with the time BEFORE all He:: breaks loose... and make no mistake.. there will be some really bad times coming before that end finally arrives. Acts 2: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

      20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

      21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Niether... My family does not use a computer much.. and I do not have as much time or money to spend on here.. or buy friends with...

      I also do not suck up to other peoples oppinions or agendas so If my ratings are low... well... it stands to reason.. but they are real ratings from real people.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      ok I will... Tchau.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I think what would happen is that the personalities that we have now would just be more forceful, for example kind helpful people would just be kinder, and evil people more evil, there would be a great divide, but who knows? maybe we would all turn nasty, horrible thought! rated up! cheers nell

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Thanks Nell.. ;-)

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