True, what I wrote above could be construed as hyperbole or dementia. But I still often feel our society is surrounded by Brawn and Beauty, but the brains have become lower cased (and only italicized). Maybe it's because I found out Rocky was really on steroids and the deficit really grew throughout the supposed productive 80s. Or maybe it's because I think the economic downturn will see a continued crumbling of our infrastructure: roads, rail, water, waste, etc. With no money to spend to improve it all, sooner than later, Mike Judge might have already predicted our future.
Author John Robb is a military theorist who pioneered a concept known as resilient communities. These are simply defined as neighborhoods were you could survive an extended disconnection from the grid in: