This came up with a guy a while back, who was a huge fan of "no leadership bodies", aka anarchy. He asked the question of "If, for arguments sake, the world suddenly was thrust upon to anarchy, how would you feel, and what would you do?" His response had to do with yacking off and going his own way with the substances he abuses, because nobody could ever bother him again. My response was a little more indepth, though by far not a "complete" answer, as it would probably take a good book to really establish that. Given anarchy, first thing on my list is murder. With no law enforcement and no organization to effect power, I would take this golden opportunity to eliminate a few enemies, both of morality and of politics. Directly after I would gather the people I know who would be loyal to me, and would be good group members to associate with in such times. I would then set upon all near by farms (as there are a few near by), and either convince them to be with me, or kill them and seize the land. It's a dick move, but without the organization of a political body, there isn't going to be any "food shipments" coming in from anywhere else in the country, or many factories still refining foodstuffs. Those closest to me would be charged with running said food sources, and will be required to give me a cut of the harvests for his partial ownership of the land. Those not given grants are charged with the defense of certain grants as well as scavenging, with an emphasis on tools and medical supplies. Buildings under our control will be retrofitted to deal with the downfall of electricity. Once the division of power is in order, laws will be enacted to establish rights of profit, division of labor and governance, and laws regarding defense. Given the tough situation, harsh penalties will be enacted for breaking them, as many would bring doom on the others if broken. The rest of our efforts would be spent extending a helping hand to those not so fortunate as to be so decisive; cruelty isn't my lifestyle. In exchange for food, shelter, and protection, all they have to do is work my land and assist in the defense of it if needed. Once the fires stop burning, so to speak, contact will be made with those who have established themselves as power bases near by, and organized trade established for what the other can produce that we cannot, and vice versa. I will also attempt to acquire as many skilled workers as I possibly can to assist our efforts. This is an honest, no BS assessment of my actions, though quite simplified. I extend the question to the rest of you -- Given Anarchy, now what?