It doesnt bother me personally so much other than I restated it three times and I was still misquoted. It's just irritating.
The OP stated in his scenerio that the fam was starving but surviving which is an oxymoron to start with so I doubt they had the means or the know how the live off the land. Even in a serious SHTF situation, I believe some people will still reach out for one another in a positive manor. People tend to band together in a crisis and as time goes by, the bad are weeded out, one way or another.
Remember what Einstein said:
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”