Just finished Fernando’s book. Very, very interesting. We’re not exactly Argentina in a number of cultural particulars, but there was enough there for me to re-think a few things.
Trouble is, anything can happen here. Anything. Too many variables. Too many fault lines. Events can and will take on a life of their own. We have the makings of some serious chaos brewing here. A shattered mirror.
How’d that old Creedence Clearwater song go? “There’s a bad moon on the rise...”
I think it’ll be a LOT worse here than in Argentina. They walked back from the brink, I don’t think we will. They have a basically European, Catholic society. Even with class divisions, more binds them than not. Here, we have the Bosnia problem in many areas: three ethnic groups with a lot of simmering hatred.
"We" are a very diverse population spread across an area much, much larger than Argentina. Our inner city, welfare acustomed population has almost nothing in common with the productive class. And I mean almost nothing including language.
Have either of you ever listened to some of the some of what some people try to pass off as English? I live just the next county over and for the life of me I can't figure out more than about every third word.
How do you think they're going to behave when the system finally breaks down? They're going to come boiling out of those cities with a raging sense of entitlement in their heads and guns in their hands.
And it's not necessarily a racial thing. I have folks of various hues on my block that I would trust at my back any day of the week under almost any circumstances.
Variables? Yep. Wheels within wheels....
All I can do is make sure that me and mine are as prepared as possible with the resources that we've put together with our own hands. God will do what He will and we can't worry about that.
God helps those who help themselves, luck favors the prepared, and fortune favors the bold. That's the way we look at things for better or worse.
I don't see what else we can do.
Good luck to you both.