Years ago, when the old company started it's Stalinist purge of all independent thought, I went into deep contemplation: What if the whole country totally went this way? What if the government wiped out everybody who possessed independent thought? And then it happened!
Since I had experience with this in the nuclear bizz, I knew the result would be bouts of mass hysteria. There would be nobody to tell people to calm down, and no logical thought. Oil tankers go through the damn Seaway! Do the whales get wiped out when lightning hits the water? Can soda fizz kill us all?
I can predict it gets much worse.