44 million is too big a number for most people to understand, including me. The numbers mean this is 14,000 food stamp recipients for each of the 3,500 Walmarts in America. That’s still hard for most people to visualize.
This amazing article shows with easy to understand computer-generated pictures what 14,000 people at a Walmart would look like:
We all know the EBT cards will be cut off soon; there isn’t enough money (in the world) to sustain them. You know that or you wouldn’t be a reader of the 299 Days series.
Think of a Walmart in your area. Think what it looks like, where it is in your town, and remember the last time you went there. Now imagine 14,000 hungry, scared, and angry people at that Walmart.
Now imagine this is going on at all of the 3,500 Walmarts in the country. You think your local police – let alone the Department of Homeland Security – have enough officers to keep order at your local Walmart? Now imagine this happening at all 3,500 Walmarts. This is why I don’t think the authorities can pull off much. They’ll have 14,000 people per Walmart to deal with.
A wave of 14,000 people per Walmart is something you need to plan for. I’m not afraid of aliens or meteors or an evil scientist’s plague. I’m afraid of 14,000 hungry, scared, and angry people going to the Walmart in my town.
I’ve spent years and lots of money, and endured conflict in my marriage, to have a plan to deal with this situation. I won’t be in town where the Walmart is and I have the things my family needs so I won’t need to go anywhere near a Walmart. I also have the means to fend off some of those 14,000 who realize there’s nothing at Walmart and now are coming out to the country.
You should do the same.
(Thanks to a 299 Days reader, Tammy Milasmom, for sending me this article.)