“Too many of us do not know how to survive real hardship. We SAY we will, but we don’t really know how so we are afraid to even try. I fear we do not have the stomach for the kind of fight that is necessary. “
You are, in many ways, correct, but I think another big part of it is that people refuse to believe that it could all come crashing down.
Even as they watch. This is very ugly. I can’t see a “peaceful” end to this. Either we start it, or they will force it by putting us on defense. And it won’t be much longer either.