The veneer of civilization is very, very thin…

Regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

A major disaster occurs on the outskirts of one of the most advanced civilizations on earth, and 10 days later there are victims walking 6 miles to find food?

You can benefit from a little luck and a little government in your life but you are a damned fool if you trust in either.

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3 Responses to The veneer of civilization is very, very thin…

  1. notamobster says:

    You know, I’ve had an idea of what the breakdown of society would look like in the cities – thanks to hurricane Katrina.

    What I didn’t have a handle? Just how thin the veneer was/is. I am amazed (not surprised, mind you) at the sheer number of people who are incapable of providing for themselves for even a short period of time.

    Damned fool, indeed.

  2. Locke n Load says:

    Grandfather used to tell me civilization was a bar of soap away from barbarity,lol. I can see his point πŸ™‚
    But like you said RD, their carbon footprints are SO much smaller now, shouldn’t the geenies of the NE be happy?

  3. fubar says:

    the veneer is alittle thinner in some places. the places hardest hit by Sandy are the urban centers and well, let’s face it New Jersey, although labelled the Garden State, is almost completely urban, unless you are living in the Pine Barrens. Upscale houses with 3 acres in the “woods” aren’t really roughing it, and as Toms River finds out every time it rains more then an inch, floods, disasterously. These people should know better, but since the majority of them vote for the statists that take away their guns and self sufficiency; don’t. They are all spoiled by the 24hour convenience stores that are restocked weekly.