Leftists tend to be more educated and higher-minded than middle America’s bumpkin peasants. If you’re tooling engines in a shop or maintaining pipes in a sewer, the left generally believes you’re probably not very refined as a person.
This has been an issue of contention between the elites and the rest. If these blue-collar workers disappear tomorrow, civilization will collapse. Leftists who think they are too good for the people would die first. These leftists take civilization as a given, which was built by blue-collar workers.
It’s an opinion that former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe shares and he discussed as much with podcast host Tim Pool in a very interesting conversation.
“Liberals won’t survive the apocalypse,” Pool began. “People in cities won’t know how to survive. They don’t know how to hunt. And there are a lot more people who are more rural who believe they will probably fare better.”
Pool added that many of these “Starbucks hippies” wouldn’t do too well if and when it all goes belly-up, implying that they wouldn’t know how to take care of themselves, a complete opposite assessment he gave to rural farmers who know how to work the land and raise livestock.
Rowe couldn’t help but agree, pointing out which team he’d be on in these situations.
“If you had to choose a side — I mean it’s “Walking Dead” time, okay,” said Rowe. “You’re gonna have to hunker down in a place that is primarily populated with well-educated, thoughtful writers and thinkers? Or builders, hunters and gatherers? What team do you go on when things get sporty?”
The conversation leads to an intriguing thought experiment.
What would happen if civilization crumbles? How many people would die and how quickly because they don’t have the ability to take care of themselves, or know how to fish or hunt? How used to creature comforts are people that the moment things did regress back into a sort of dark age that many would rather end it themselves because they can’t handle the strain of life without ease?
To be sure, both people on the right and the left have gotten soft, but it’s doubtless that people on the right would be more willing to embrace a survivalist lifestyle than the left. The majority of the left have taken civilization as their own and are now completely dependent on it. Their belief system is that goods, peace, and full stomachs are just a matter of course. The right typically understands the mechanics of society and while it’s likely many would die, the right would be most likely to resort to the basics of these mechanics and also be the most likely to reorder them to restore civilization.
All of this leads to more questions. Who would you choose to lead if your country was attacked and collapsed? Once again, the leftist would be the obvious choice since they’re wholly resistant to the idea of self-defense through the best means. The leftists are used to having other people fight for them, sometimes even throwing a few pranks on them. They wouldn’t be able to defend
When you really break it down, the leftists have had all of their needs taken care of for them be it farming, maintenance, or defense, and their true status as a societal parasite would become very apparent in the event of civilization’s collapse. When savagery of nature rears its head, the leftist won’t be able to “woke” himself to victory. He’ll likely be consumed by whatever force is bearing down on him, be it starvation or violence.
Pool and Rowe both have the right idea. The left isn’t surviving the apocalypse.