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(1,713 posts)
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 12:39 AM Mar 2020

The virus won't cancel 2020 election but

civil unrest will. Self isolating will work for a few weeks, maybe a month. After that, not so much. As people become desperate and in many cases- dire, the shit will hit the fan. Social services will break down, govt structures will buckle and economic situation will worsen. If you think people can simply sit inside for 3 months, your foolish. It's one reason you see people grabbing guns and ammo. A week in and some shelves are empty. What about 90 days from now? Desperate people do desperate things. I'm less worried about a virus, that your probably not going to die from, than I am economic and social collapse. The govt is going to save you

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The virus won't cancel 2020 election but (Original Post) evertonfc Mar 2020 OP
Society didn't collapse as a result of the 1918 influenza pandemic PoliticAverse Mar 2020 #1
1918 isn't 2020 evertonfc Mar 2020 #2
That's true customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #3
People didn't have a cabinet full of gunz and ammo then either nt durablend Mar 2020 #16
Post WW1, there were plenty of guns available. Also sarisataka Mar 2020 #21
Don't worry, dware Mar 2020 #4
Good! We need you! Initech Mar 2020 #5
Thank you MustLoveBeagles Mar 2020 #9
Thank you! HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #10
You are truly the heroes we need at this time. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2020 #14
Let's see where we are come April 15th. Initech Mar 2020 #6
When In Danger The River Mar 2020 #7
haha - haven't heard this one in a while Steelrolled Mar 2020 #19
This is at least the second DarthDem Mar 2020 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author zackymilly Mar 2020 #11
It struck me today HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #12
Seems to be a lot of that going around! nt Andy823 Mar 2020 #23
dware pdxflyboy Mar 2020 #13
... demmiblue Mar 2020 #15
Inclined to agree with you OP durablend Mar 2020 #17
Unlikely, to put it mildly. Steelrolled Mar 2020 #18
But I thought we were all unnecessary doom and gloom? Nt xmas74 Mar 2020 #20
Doubt it. Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #22


(26,366 posts)
1. Society didn't collapse as a result of the 1918 influenza pandemic
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 12:45 AM
Mar 2020

and that killed an estimated 50-100 million people worldwide.

> A week in and some shelves are empty. What about 90 days from now?

Production and distribution ramps up, more stores put limits on purchases to prevent someone from buying everything, people have a few weeks of food and toilet paper at home and panic less and the stores fill up again. How much food do you really think people want to have at home?


(25,183 posts)
3. That's true
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 12:55 AM
Mar 2020

but rather than civil unrest, I predict that hopelessness will settle in, in place of any sort of social agitation. People will have lost so much, so fast, that they will be stunned more than anything else.


(18,457 posts)
21. Post WW1, there were plenty of guns available. Also
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:38 PM
Mar 2020

Machine guns were still able to be purchased OTC at that time, no restrictions, registration or background check.


(12,237 posts)
4. Don't worry,
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 12:55 AM
Mar 2020

us truck drivers are doing our best to see to it that the food and goods keep on coming.



(2,042 posts)
10. Thank you!
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:26 AM
Mar 2020

It’s action that will carry the day, not kooky theories. Appreciate your hard work.


(99,997 posts)
6. Let's see where we are come April 15th.
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:00 AM
Mar 2020

We can't go on like this until May. It's getting harder to live every single day. And after the 30 days are over, let's see where we are at before the sky falls. We're still a long way off from civil unrest. Yeah we've seen incidents here and there but we're a long way off from even the smallest of communities being a war zone.

The River

(2,615 posts)
7. When In Danger
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:19 AM
Mar 2020

or in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout!
The sky is falling!!

Sounds like a bad movie plot

Chill out.

Response to DarthDem (Reply #8)



(2,042 posts)
12. It struck me today
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:28 AM
Mar 2020

That those who sewed hopelessness and doom during WW2 likely would have been pilloried by the community and social circle. And for good reason.


(7,453 posts)
17. Inclined to agree with you OP
Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:15 PM
Mar 2020

I think it'll take longer though...a couple of weeks isn't it. When the money starts running out and bills still need to be paid then it's going to start turning ugly.

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