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Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« on: January 10, 2011, 04:35:49 pm »
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I'm writing this while there's still gas for the generator.  I hope someone reads it, rather than using it to light a cooking fire, but I need to write it down anyway.

The end of the world wasnt what anyone expected.  No trumps and breaking of seals, no nuclear holocaust, no environmental crash...Nothing that complicated.  From what I gather, it was simply a chain reaction brought on by the escalating political divide in the United States and elsewhere.

A DoS attack took down a company's network, so an email wasn't received.  Because of the email being missed, a fax wasn't sent.  That caused a man to miss his flight.  When he realized he wasn't going to make his flight on time, he got in a fight with the Middle-Eastern cabbie.  The fight turned physical.  Several people stepped in, apparently for the chance to beat up a Iranian.  The local Iranians got into it, and before you knew it there was a full-fledged riot.

The news got ahold of it, and before you knew it, half of downtown New York was in flames.  Everyone overreacted, and pretty soon you had "militias" of right-wingers shooting it out with anyone that looked Middle Eastern.  The left reciprocated, and city after city began to join New York in flames.  

The stock market crashed.  European countries blamed either America or Middle Easterners, and they, too, spun out of control.  China collapsed within a month, due to having nobody to export to.  

Within 90 days, the transportation and distribution networks had collapsed, and cities began to starve.  The government tried martial law, but that only made things worse.

So here we are today.  I have more to say on the matter, but the generator is on fumes, so I guess I better print this.  Just so you know, though...There was no "apocalypse", just an avalanche of stupidity, started by one little pebble.

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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 04:49:50 pm »
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 04:51:50 pm »
Shit.  That's exactly how I see it all going down too. :mittens:
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 04:56:08 pm »
Shit.  That's exactly how I see it all going down too. :mittens:

This is the Age of Dumb, as I said on this very board, back in 2003.
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 04:59:42 pm »
I was so looking forward to a nice nuclear winter.

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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 05:32:56 pm »
I like Jon Stewart's angle on things right now---

that we are being DISTRACTED by a war between left and right

and that's not even the important conflict going on right now, which is between CORRUPTION and NON-CORRUPTION.


They'll be howling in the streets about the despicable people on the other side of the political divide that did this to us


The worst thing about this sort of apocalypse is that people will want things to go back to normal

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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 05:35:37 pm »
The worst thing about this sort of apocalypse is that people will want things to go back to normal

That's actually the moment I am looking forward to, Cram.  The moment that they realize that the damage is done, and there's no normal to return to.

But that's because I'm a hateful cunt, and I'd rather see them punished, even if I get punished, too.
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 06:01:44 pm »
The worst thing about this sort of apocalypse is that people will want things to go back to normal

That's actually the moment I am looking forward to, Cram.  The moment that they realize that the damage is done, and there's no normal to return to.
But that's because I'm a hateful cunt, and I'd rather see them punished, even if I get punished, too.

THIS!!

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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 06:52:08 pm »
The worst thing about this sort of apocalypse is that people will want things to go back to normal

That's actually the moment I am looking forward to, Cram.  The moment that they realize that the damage is done, and there's no normal to return to.

But that's because I'm a hateful cunt, and I'd rather see them punished, even if I get punished, too.

They'll scream bitch and cry.  The "Not my fault"  faction will be the most annoying, pressing group of raiders, and tear apart anyone trying to recover or set up a sustainable existance just to feed themselves for another day. 

You remember the story of the Wendigo?  How it was considered better to kill yourself, or let yourself starve, than succumb to eating your own kind?  That's what will happen. 

After the unpleasentness I'll be trying to set up the Monastery you mentioned, Roger.  I have no illusions that I'll be breaking the heads of the entitled, lazy, and greedy for as long as I'm there.   
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 06:54:38 pm »
The worst thing about this sort of apocalypse is that people will want things to go back to normal

That's actually the moment I am looking forward to, Cram.  The moment that they realize that the damage is done, and there's no normal to return to.

But that's because I'm a hateful cunt, and I'd rather see them punished, even if I get punished, too.

THIS.  At my most cynical, that's the thought pattern I turn to.

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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 04:51:04 pm »
No robot tyrants afore the 'lypse?
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Re: Apocalypse: A Primer, part I of V
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 04:57:26 pm »
No.  Robots will probably be the first thing to go.  They are a lot of work to maintain.

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