Civ­il ‘col­lapse’ feared in elec­tion

Civil ‘collapse’ feared in election

Drew Miller, a retired Air Force colonel who over­sees a grow­ing net­work of sur­vival ranch­es, was a bit ahead of events when he decid­ed this month to game out the 2024 elec­tion year on his new Col­lapse Sur­vivor app used to test reac­tions to pos­si­ble dis­as­ters.
Not too far into Miller’s 110 “exer­cise mes­sages,” the Nation­al Guard is called out to han­dle polit­i­cal vio­lence at the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Chica­go, just like some elec­tion vet­er­ans, includ­ing James Carville, have pre­dict­ed. “It is not ‘zom­bie apoc­a­lypse’ non­sense. It is very plau­si­ble, real­is­tic,” Miller said.
Shock­ing­ly, as about 1,000 users played the game over six days, news hit that New York was deploy­ing the Nation­al Guard in sub­way sta­tions and that Chica­go was con­sid­er­ing a sim­i­lar move to deal with esca­lat­ing vio­lence.

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