I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There.

Living in Sri Lanka during the end of the civil war, I saw how life goes on, surrounded by death

I lived through the end of a civil war — I moved back to Sri Lanka in my twenties, just as the ceasefire fell apart. Do you know what it was like for me? Quite normal. I went to work, I went out, I dated. This is what Americans don’t understand. They’re waiting to get personally punched in the face while ash falls from the sky. That’s not how it happens.

This is how it happens. Precisely what you’re feeling now. The numbing litany of bad news. The ever rising outrages. People suffering, dying, and protesting all around you, while you think about dinner. If you’re trying to carry on while people around you die, your society is not collapsing. It’s already fallen down.

I was looking through some old photos for this article and the mix is shocking to me now. Almost offensive. There’s a burnt body in front of my office. Then I’m playing Scrabble with friends. There’s bomb smoke rising in front of the mall. Then I’m at a concert. There’s a long line for gas. Then I’m at a nightclub. This is all within two weeks.

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h/t Knuckledraggin

      
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2 Responses to I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There.

  1. Rubles says:

    I really enjoy your site and the content, but why point your readers to a leftist blog with this article?

  2. Gryphon says:

    “The Collapse” is NOT here. Not even Close.

    The Electricity (and Water/Sewer Systems) are still Functioning. Food is wrapped in Plastic and Refrigerated at the Grocery Store. Fuel is widely available. ‘government’ is still collecting Taxes. Until all of the Above become Erratic, or Gone, Nobody needs to be talking about “Collapse”.

    We don’t even have a “(un)Civil War” as there are not two or more Political/Religious/Racial Factions engaged in Open Combat with Crew-Served Weapons and above.

    What we have is a judeo-bolshevik “Putsch” to try and install an openly socialist/communist form of government, by Displacing and Destroying the foundational principles of the Republic and Natural Law/ Natural Rights.

    My Horse should run for a Senate Seat, but He’s a Lazy Horse, and only Runs for the Shed when the Food gets put out….

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