I watched a youtube video about Argentina in hyperinflation mode, and I was shocked and amazed at the violent comments posted after the video.
Without restating what is so vile and disgusting, I will summarize by saying that there were folks who were planning, if something like that happened in America, to execute violence and mahem of the torture-porn variety on neighbors they were eying right now. Now, maybe that's just a few unhinged weirdos, but folks have been taking in a steady diet of violence via movies and video games. The rule of law keeps them leashed.
I'm just hoping that the general degradation in manners and care for one's neighbor is not a sign of greater ungliness lurking within our culture. I don't want to test that hypothesis, ever.
In my early college career, I took a couple of classes in criminal psychology.
Most people, unless they've seen "Silence of the Lambs" or something similar, have no idea what sort of monsters walk our streets. And since this was long before that sort of cinema, it was news to me.
It defies a healthy imagination's ability to conceive, and makes a normal person physically sick when they are faced with the reality of how these things in human skin derive pleasure from suffering and death.
And as this culture disintigrates from the top down, these inhuman predators will increasingly roam freely and unfettered to maim and kill and torture.
The only "good" news is that the people who will hunt them will be equally unchained.