posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 07:00 AM
Originally posted by deadeyedick
It seems that the government just can't overuse this threat. It does get old to me. I can't see the need to keep cramming this thought into peoples
heads unless it is a real threat. Do they really think that using some event like this will cause us to prepare for the worst and that will save us
from other events like eq's or hurricanes. Just more fear for the masses. imo However i got prepared and ready for zombies or disasters when the cdc
first used this same tactic last year.
What say you ats?
I think they are right.
Far too many people expect the federal government to provide for them in any event, and that would simply not be possible under all circumstances.
We've seen it happen again and again, the government is slow to respond, often inefficient, incredibly bureaucratic.
Remember Katrina? Hundreds of thousands of people ignored the warnings and were hit hard, they followed the government, or waited to be rescued. We
saw exactly the same thing with Isaac, even though these people had survived through Katrina they ignored warnings and stayed, then waited for a
They need to justify their jobs, so they have to still be there, but at the same time they know that they cannot possibly help everyone in a given
situation. This is a way for them to impress upon the next generation the need to be self sufficient in an emergency to increase chances of survival
and reduce the reliance on government too.
Personally, I think more and more young people are waking up to the fact that the government will not save you. I don't think they need to have this
stunt to persuade most people to look after their own interests as a priority - more and more people are already doing that because they trust their
government less and less, and they see instances of natural disaster increasing.