wildartist, I too was a witness to the growth of the suburbs. When I was a kid, in a 10 year span our town went from 5,000 people to 35,000. 100% of the farms became McMansion subdivisions, mostly populated with clueless people who have no idea where their food comes from while viewing themselves as superior due to their fiscal wherewithal.
When I travel, I look at the land and the manner in which people live, absorbing the minutia and viewing it all through the eyes of a prepper. Proteus55 seems to see conditions in Greece very clearly, and he is right that most won’t be able to easily just return to the land.