Eat the Rich and the Minnesota Starvation Experiment.

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Eat the Rich

Financial experts warn that the entire world is currently looming on the inevitability of a worldwide economic collapse.  More and more we hear statements by financial gurus defining our current system as “mathematically guaranteed to fail” and “unsustainable”.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was right when he used the phrase, “the thin veneer of civilization” to describe mankind’s condition in relation to his more fundamental savage makeup.

When the U.S. dollar collapses the people will be angry and looking to place blame for their misery. The disillusioned youth and angry workers will rise up against their betters.  The first to suffer will be the business owners and wealthy individuals in this country.  The “Mob Rules” doctrine will be firmly in place.

“When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.”
― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mobs have a mind of their own.  We hear in the news these days about “flash mobs”.

There are two kinds of flash mobs.  One is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression.

The other kind is for the purpose crime.   These mobs start with the intent or lead to the destruction of private property, rioting, violence, and personal injury.

The latter is the one we’re concerned with.  We’ve all watched recent events on TV where the mobs turn to rioting and cause destruction after sporting events or a jury verdict.

It’s estimated that over 100,000 people participated in the 1992 LA riots.  Participants of that riot did so primarily over racial hatred not food.

In 3 days without eating, a person who’s starving will have a complete change in their psychological and sociological behavior.

A primitive, primal like behavior will emerge in such an individual.  Their need to feed will begin to overwhelm their ethics, morals and lawfulness.  The need to eat is a very powerful motivating force which none of us are immune from.  Throughout history, there are many accounts of humans resorting to cannibalism to survive in extreme circumstances.

It’s easy for us to say that we would never resort to theft, looting, rioting, murder, or cannibalism.  We confidently make such a statement with a belly full of food and a full refrigerator.  We make these statements knowing that there are stocked grocery stores, and restaurants serving meals down the street.

In 1944, Dr. Andrew Keys conducted the “Great Starvation Experiment” at the University of Minnesota.  He conducted this experiment to develop a rescue strategy for victims of concentration camps of World War II.  He studied the psychological and physiological effects of starvation on the human body.

The results showed the participants suffered severe psychological trauma and side effects.  They lost the ability to concentrate and form rational thought.  They lost the ability to make sound judgments and comprehend the world around them.  They had severe mood swings, were easily irritated and were always angry.  Dreams and thoughts of cannibalism were reported by the test subjects.  There were also acts of self mutilation, threats of murder and theft.

It’s important to note that these test subjects were volunteers of sound body and mind.  Their caloric intake was only reduced to half of their normally daily diet and they were still eating two meals a day during the experiment.  They knew when the experiment would begin and end.  They also knew they would not die during the study.

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What will starving mobs of people do when there is no food in the stores and the rule of law is absent?  What atrocities will they commit when there is no fear of consequence for any ones action?

The bigger question is what would you do if you were starving?

The Mob is the Mother of Tyrants.”  ~Diogenes

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