How would Americans respond if Oil ran out completely tomorrow?

Posted by: cludwig

Empty grocery stores, no electricity, etc. would quickly result...

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America would invade other countries and take what it needs to survive

America would simply take from other countries what it needs by military force, leaving those countries to go "Lord of the Flies" instead.
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Americans in Urban Areas only would go "Lord of the Flies"

Americans in rural areas would ban together in small communities to survive and support one another peacefully, but the cities would become an apocalyptic nightmare.
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A few degenerates would go "Lord of the Flies", but most would not

Most people would peacefully combine their resources to support one another and survive. The few/minority of degenerates that would prey on others would be quickly eliminated.
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Americans would ban together in total mutual support and cooporation

Americans would rise to the crisis and support one another in peace and harmony
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Pray to Jesus to solve all the problems

Most Americans would do nothing to help themselves, but would instead pray for divine intervention while everything went "Lord of the Flies".
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Americans would wait for the Government to solve all the problem for them

Americans would sit and wait for the Government to solve the crisis, even if it meant starving to death.
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The Government would use extreme force to squash any unrest

The U.S. Government would stop at nothing to remain in power, even if it meant enforcing starvation and death
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The American Government would cull the human population to reduce scarcity

The Government would reduce the population through mass murder to ensure its ongoing grip on power
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Americans would go completely "Lord of the Flies"

Survival of the fittest would quickly ensue: horrific violence, destruction and complete anarchy. It would be the Apocalypse come true.
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briantheliberal says2015-04-18T23:16:08.4375154-05:00
American conservatives would wish they invested in alternative sources of fuel.
triangle.128k says2015-04-18T23:18:41.8917643-05:00
Again with your anti-conservative propaganda.
PetersSmith says2015-04-18T23:42:51.8370802-05:00
Someone's been reading too much Lord of the Flies.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-18T23:59:58.8862891-05:00
Wasn't the point of "lord of the flies" to show that kids are violent in nature too?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-19T00:00:56.9599788-05:00
"American conservatives would wish they invested in alternative sources of fuel." Brian, alternative sources haven't been effective in the US, even if we wanted to we couldn't.
cludwig says2015-04-19T01:21:38.2910002-05:00
@PetersSmith - the last time I read Lord of the Flies was almost 30 years ago in High School. Funny how a humble book can make an impression on someone.
tajshar2k says2015-04-19T09:28:42.4358702-05:00
America isn't dependent on oil anymore, We are starting to research new technology that is renewable. Eventually oil will become ridiculously cheap. Because demand will go down.
58539672 says2015-04-19T10:35:45.5130732-05:00
@tajshar2k We are not dependent on oil from the middle east anymore. Nearly all the oil we use now comes from Canada, Venezuela, and the US. But we still need oil.

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