It never does. Trust me, I speak from experience. The poor sheeple who always plan not to plan, rather wait for the "guffamint" to show up like the cavalry are the first to die in any breakdown of social structure. Their loose grip on reality, tenuous to begin with, splatters against the brick wall of circumstances within 72 hours when they realize the "guffamint" ain't coming.
The State is the "god" that failed. If your "god" forsakes you, maybe it's time to get a new God, for starters one that isn't some mere human or collection of fools who have to crap with their pants down the same way you do. There are a lot of ridiculous things you can believe in but a group of humans who have never held actual day jobs would have to be one of the stupidest mystery religions of them all.