Somebody has to take charge quickly:
Lemme guess--you'd "step up."
Anarchy is the dirtiest word in the English language and should be avoided at all costs. Whenever I see some teenager wearing a T-shirt espousing anarchy, I get a strong urge to show him a little anarchy by beating him up and ripping it off his back..and then ask him if he still thinks Anarchy is "cool".
The breadth of your reasoning powers and sublime form of expression! What a convincing argument--NOT! Socrates, you ain't. First of all, anarchy means freedom, so I'm in favor of it. Government brings out the worst in humans, and it squashes originality, invention and the energy of enterprise.
Without law and order of some kind, the strong will take from the weak. The cruel will torture and kill wantonly. Rule of law is essential to any progress or recovery.
Any progress in this world always happened before government could figure out a way to tax or suppress it. Government is organized brutality.
I am writing this in the firm belief that when our society crashes, some communities will maintain order and some vestige of humanity. That's going to require a delicate balancing act because the two concepts are not mutually reinforcing and can be at odds with each other.
No shit, Einstein! Except for the impossibility of a "balancing act", you finally said something I agree with.
If corporate interests collide with public welfare needs, the government has the right and the responsibility to negate corporate or individual rights for the common good.
Sounds familiar. I've heard this somewhere before....
Fuel stocks are a public resource owned by private citizens. Once they are gone, your community may never get any more. This is a case where you are going to have to exercise some emergency powers and appropriate property from private citizens. You may also be forced to confiscate privately owned vehicles if yours are damaged or you need specialty vehicles (like fuel tankers, for instance). You need to work out a method of doing this without stealing.
Well, good luck with that.