An interesting thought, but more accurately, we are going "Mad Max", the movie story that preceded "The Road Warrior". The first movie of the series, “Mad Max” is far more appropriate. There, civilization was crumbling but not yet extinct. Such government as there was was run by effete, incompetent types who definitely resembled the current version. Furthermore, the physical setting, the grassy tablelands of Eastern Australia almost perfectly resembled California rather than the arid outback featured in the later movies.