They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Let's look at this picture for a moment. Feel the immensity of it. Envision the massive number of people in this city. The buildings, filled with people, stretching to infinity.
System dependent people.
People, who will die if something goes wrong.
Their fault, your fault, my fault, nobodies fault, an accident. Ninety nine percent of them are dead.
Death by starvation, by violence, by fire, by exposure, by dehydration, by disease and by malnutrition.
Bodies rotting by the hundreds of thousands, or millions. How far away will the smell carry, if the wind is right?
Wave after wave of people trying to escape their death.
The first wave will be people in their cars.
People filled with fear, no destination. Just away! Out!
Most, driving, without any kind of plan. Cars, trucks and mini vans out of gas scattered alongside the road.
People getting out of their now useless vehicles and walking up to the nearest house. Your house eventually. Begging, pleading, taking.
Second wave, all those that got trapped in their vehicles, when the highways locked up into the final traffic jam.
Groups forming... join or be preyed upon.
Like locusts, stripping the land bare, house by house. Give it up or die.
Third wave, first groups to leave the city entirely on foot.
Fourth wave, second groups to leave. They needed some more misery or fear to convince them.
Fifth wave.........Sixth wave........Seventh wave.............
An unending flood of people.
Desperate, taking people.
Even after that it won't stop. Those that stayed in the city and had control of places like Sam's club, will run out of supplies. They will have the city to scavenge for gasoline, 4WD trucks and weapons. They will come a visiting.
This is only one city. There are hundreds more just like it!
That's not a thousand words, but I think you get the idea.
Photo source: http://www.ig.com.br/