DC: Sanitary

DC: Sanitary

Stepping out of the grime- and refuse-filled streets for a moment, it’s about time for me to ride in on my high horse and complain about something I just don’t understand about the DC catastrophe: blacklights. I completely get the idea that ultraviolet...
DC: Breaking Bonds

DC: Breaking Bonds

The outbreaks in New York and DC provide great examples of what can happen when societal norms break down and citizens take an “everyone for themselves” mentality. Civilization, I think, serves to save everyone from the “might makes right”...
DC: Resourcefulness

DC: Resourcefulness

A little hope can go a very long way when it comes to keeping a population motivated. It’s been said that great change doesn’t begin when things are at their worst—people have to see the possibility of life improving before they will take up arms to make...
DC: Getting Friendly

DC: Getting Friendly

I don’t know what it is about a disaster that makes some people think all the rules go out the window. Of course I recognize that DC has fallen into a general state of anarchy in recent months, but that hardly excuses many of the excesses and degredation Israel...
DC: Presumed Value

DC: Presumed Value

Some items have intrinsic value—there’s no denying that food, water, and shelter are important staples for the human condition, and when they become scarce, fighting over those resources becomes understandably intense. There are plenty of other objects or ideas...
DC: Back to the Metro

DC: Back to the Metro

Even with the world falling into chaos, people like a joke. A little levity goes a long way when you’re scavenging for food and clean water, fighting off the drug-crazed gangers who want to turn the local environment into their personal bloodthirsty domain. Just...