Where do you find these? I am starting to think you have a fetish for the worst in humanity.
This actually would make for a good thought experiment, or a baseline in general. These folks are scared enough to panic, enough to follow an authorative leader who could produce quick results. Also important is the ability to also plan for long term. . .
I love human nature oddities, even the most civilized among us will slit your throat if it comes down to survival.
I no longer trust Govt, especially under a Marxists rule, so if shit hits the fan, I want to know what to expect and learn from every situation like this that arises.
One thing all these situations have in common, is a lack of leadership, it always seems to start with one out of control idiot, a panicked fool starts the stampede so to speak, and the crowd, not wanting to be last, always jumps in.
The one lesson to take from this is setup a chain of command early, people like structure, they want to know everyone agrees on a plan of action and everyone Must participate.
Mob rule will always win, so organize the mob early on.