posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 10:08 AM
Regardless of whether you think the terror thingy is overhyped, the fact remains that 'good Americans' (the non-tea-party, non-survivalist,
government-trusting ones) are hopelessly unprepared. In the event of a really big unprecedented catastrophe, the human suffering and needless
death could be shockingly high.
By unprecedented, I mean an event that "hasn't happened to us before. An earthquake in Chicago. A winter hurricane in New York. Solar Storm
If your average Joe has even a tiny amount of preparation, you cut the death toll dramatically. And it is the unprecedented events that government
bureaucracies are helpless to affect. (Katrina, Pearl Harbor, 1906 San Francisco fire, Chicago fire, etc.).
It is in the bureaucracy's own self-interest to admit their limitations and get the people to a basic level of readiness.
If our human overlords remain in denial, then when a catastrophe occurs, the public has a history of actively turning away from established
rulers and choosing their own oppressors. Tyrants generally come to power by "taking charge" (read, "taking over") in the aftermath of an
emergency. The NSDAP was elected into the Reichstag, in the wake of the Great Depression.
It only takes one big crisis, to call the government into question. It really is how we judge our human elites, and whether they have the right to