The Army Sees The Apocalypse Written On The Wall

If you just extrapolate from now to then, in the context of an economic collapse, the outcome seems obvious:

According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers…

The video is nothing if not an instant dystopian classic: melancholy music, an ominous voiceover, and cascading images of sprawling slums and urban conflict. “Megacities are complex systems where people and structures are compressed together in ways that defy both our understanding of city planning and military doctrine,” says a disembodied voice. “These are the future breeding grounds, incubators, and launching pads for adversaries and hybrid threats…”

Megacities are, by definition, urban areas with a population of 10 million or more, and they have been a recent source of worry and research for the U.S. military. A 2014 Army report, titled “Megacities and the United States Army,” warned that “the Army is currently unprepared…”

“It was made for an internal military audience to illuminate the challenges of operating in megacity environments,” Army spokesperson William Layer told The Intercept in an email. “The video was privately produced pro-bono in spring of 2014 based on ‘Megacities and the United States Army.’… The producer of the film wishes to remain anonymous.”

According to the video, tomorrow’s vast urban jungles will be replete with “subterranean labyrinths” governed by their “own social code and rule of law.” They’ll also enable a proliferation of “digital domains” that facilitate “sophisticated illicit economies and decentralized syndicates of crime to give adversaries global reach at an unprecedented level.”

When you have so many dependent on handouts, the handouts are entirely debt-funded, and suddenly you have no more to hand out, you will have a problem. You will have a massive crowd of people who are either going to quietly accept their fate and die, or revert to their most violent, primitive instincts, and kill a lot of vulnerable people before they themselves surrender to the reaper. That “basket of vulnerables” that is destined to die, will be filled with liberal ideologues.

On the bright side, people will quickly stop chanting, “black lives matter” and castigating the police for confronting the savages head on. For the rabbits, there is nothing like having a little of their own skin in the game to change their perspective.

On the downside, those savages will quickly exhaust the vulnerables in the cities, and begin flooding out-ward looking for free resources to pillage. Then there will have to be a whole lot more dying going on.

That will be K-selection, and oddly it sounds more welcoming to me than a liberal presidency and an associated reign of SJW’s, like we just saw.

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