... and they are paying big bux to isolate themselves from the peasants when it happens.
There is nothing quite like clinking champagne glasses together and reclining in air conditioned splendour watching a TOY STORY marathon on the big screen whilst the ragged starving masses pound desperately on the outer vault door begging to come inside. More strawberry mousse over here at poolside, please. Thanks so much. Next time, bring the whipped cream. Can we eat dinner while we watch the movie? That would be swell.
Dominos lining up across the planet. Russian troops in place, American Marines in Australia (guarding their favorite resupply carrier continent in Pacific?) and China and U.S. moving further warships in for the big brawl. Some people will sleep right through global thermonuclear war.
The general air in the world is one of disintegration and madness, the collapse of the international order and a feeling one encounters at the outset of a free-for-all.