The point is valid. When the wheels come off, the vast majority of people in America will have zero skills to survive and nothing prepared to last more than a few days. In a widespread social collapse, the early death toll is going to be staggering.
While I am not Mr. Fix-It either, I know how to do some stuff. I know how to catch a fish and shoot a deer or rabbit or turkey. I can build a fire and have access to fresh water with the means to make it safe to drink. The means and willingness to protect my family and our stuff? Yeah, in spades.
City and suburb dwellers who are completely reliant on uninterrupted electricity? They are going to have a very bad time but on the bright side that bad time won't last for long as it will quickly lead to being a corpse.
Cultivate your own skills and preps and cultivate connections in the real world with like-minded people with complementary skills. Your buddy in the housing development that works in some cubicle and can't change his own flat tire might be a good guy to drink a few while watching the game with but in a SHTF situation he won't be much use.