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HiddenDekuScrub 11 points ago +11 / -0

Tyrannical regimes always get rid of their "useful idiots" first. They tend to be dead weight.

Also... If I was an evil nerd genius out to destroy the world in some misguided attempt to save humanity from "overpopulation", I'd want the smartest to survive.

Filetsmignon 7 points ago +7 / -0

If you think about it. If the population is lessened considerably you no longer really can function a service-based urban society. You revert back to a more agrarian society. So keeping the folks in middle America alive - who know how to work the land and livestock - is crucial.