Most Brits are tea drinking, yorkshire pudding eating, Morse watching softies. But are we all like this? Not all of us. Some British people are thick skulled, strong armed, fighting people. Who would survive the longest? Apart from expertly trained military or police, those who are extra hard would probably do okay. Those who have been brought up in rough neighbourhoods, had their lion's share of intimidation, violence, and hard times. Those places that breed hooligans, gangsters, and street-wise tough kids, would all be best equipped to handle such a horrible event. I think, that if we had any sense, those of us who are a bit soft would locate one of the roughest places in town and declare allegiance to who-ever seems to be calling the shots.
We all know that a zombie invasion isn't likely to happen. We don't believe in those, but hang on, what about if they were an invading army? If an invading army landed on our shores and somehow managed to spread out over the country, those of us who were tough and able to stand up for ourselves in the face of the most dangerous people would be the most ideal friends to keep. We would find ourselves relying on these types of people as secondary military, people who could be tough, do possibly unsavoury things to other people, not be too bothered about it, and get on with business. Until the army could come and sort out the mess, it would be the local hard nuts who would be the most able to assist the community. And I think that they'd do it, too. There's a lot of morals in the communities that breed these characteristics in a person.
So one wonders, if after-all, having a place in society that is not well looked after, that does require a level of tough attitude to get along, that does breed personalities that have had to learn how to take that extra step in order to provide and secure self and family, provides us with this benefit. We have a small army in each city, who would be tough enough to at least make some kind of stand and be able to organise everyone else. It does ask the question if this is accidental, or deliberate. We can ask if it is beneficial to society as a whole to allow places to exist that breed extra tough citizens, is it unfair to allow such a level of societal inequality, and if given a choice, would communities prefer to live quieter and less demanding lives? Is it more the point that those who prefer certain types of lifestyle will gravitate towards places where it can be achieved, and so the tougher communities are simply effects of the natural course of human nature?