2 Nov 12
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s battery of the East Coast, things are not “getting back to normal” nearly as quickly as local politicians, and the media, would have us believe!
There is general panic over the unavailability of fuel. Power is still off in large areas and will not be restored for days, maybe weeks. Food in refrigerators and freezers is mostly spoiled by now, and large apartment buildings have no heat. Elevators are not working. There is no water for drinking, much less cooking and bathing. Toilets are not working. By now, batteries in cell phones, computers, and radios are mostly expired, so getting good, current information is impossible for many.
Shelves in supermarkets are cleaned-out. No food, no drinkable water, no fresh batteries, and, as noted above, no fuel. Many are now searching dumpsters for food!
Gunfire is heard often. Generators are being stolen out of back yards in broad daylight. Increasing incidents of looting, assaults, thievery, robberies, and home-invasions by roving gangs are being reported, but are under-reported by our corrupt media.
Needless to say, guns and ammunition are unavailable.
I’m persuaded we have not seen the worst yet! For those who are still there, the next few days and weeks will be exciting!
For the rest of us, this calamity should serve as a warning. Many of us don’t need to worry about hurricanes, but tornadoes, earthquakes, blizzards, solar storms, terrorism, and general societal breakdown ever hovers over all of us!
We all need to honestly confront the fact that we are on our own. Government’s genuine ability to assist, prevent crime, protect, and rescue, as we plainly see in the current catastrophe, is extremely limited. They do the best they can, but, it takes little indeed to completely overwhelm the System. Their survival is vastly more important to them than is ours. In the final analysis, we’re all expendable!
The individually heavily-armed, well-trained, determined, and otherwise well-prepared stand the best chance of seeing it through. Of course there are no guarantees, but being willfully gullible, handout-oriented, and utterly unprepared for even the slightest inconvenience, much less a wide-spread disaster, is foolish in the extreme, as many are now discovering, at their peril!
“A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences.”