It’s happening anyway – in Slow Motion. So, rather than prolong the agony, Rip Off That Duct Tape! Continue with BASIC entitlements – EBT, Medical Care, Social Security – while refusing the Block Grants, the Rescue packages, the – let’s face it – Bribes to keep the Tsunami of Hate from hitting GOP/recalcitrant Dems.
You won’t get credit for coming in with the easily-siphoned-away ca$h. You’ll get the same grateful response that you’d get from your ex-wife, should you add a little extra into the alimony/child support this month – “It’s about TIME! I deserve even MORE! You cheap SOB!”.
The Ungrateful will continue to be spiteful and ungrateful. So why waste the money, and continue to pile on unpayable debt?
I’d not seen this prior post about Weaponized Government Failure. It’s worth reading.
Just be ready when those that manage to survive leave the cities and try to take over the suburbs and outlying locations.
That’s where vetting will come in. Get to know your local realtors, and get them on board with weeding out the Unrepentant.
And, for those feckless sellers, make a point of finding out where they plan to relocate, and make sure that influential people have their number.
I hate to respond tit-for-tat, but using the example of The Prisoner’s Dilemma shows that exacting a price for cooperating with Evil is necessary.
The essay’s subtitle:
See also Paradise Lost: “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven“.
Plus, of course, the untold possibilities for increasing one’s personal wealth when near the top of an organization which no one expects to work well.