This I can agree with. this is what they will do. Which means the factories will be left to rust. which means there won't be a retooling. which means having to rebuild from practically scratch. which means there will be no "rushing up the tech tree".Nah, what rural American is presumably doing is fortifying itself, allowing the cities to descend into utter chaos and anarchy and then when the dust settles reasserting some modicum of trade with the remnants.