Another article on EMP scenarios and their consequences. I have to admit it’s a bit disturbing to see how common and mainstream discussions about EMP scenarios is becoming.
We’re talking about events that, should they occur, could mean the deaths of 80%-90% of the population of the industrialized world and a recovery effort lasting decades if not generations. Yet they have become simply another topic of discussion on the internet, another issue for politicians to favor and push in the incessant demand for a bigger piece of the Federal pie for THEIR constituents.
I’d like to believe that there are actually politicians in D.C. who actually understand the potential consequences of an EMP event and get cold chills up their spines from thinking about it. Sadly I tend to suspect that the few that are pushing Congress to take action on hardening the grid are most likely lower level politicians with no real influence but who are inexpensive to buy.
The people who would most benefit from an effort to harden the grid are small industries and small organizations. What is the death of 80%-90% of the people compared to really important issues like… black lives matter… single sex marriage… selling pieces of aborted babies… global warming… “renewable” energy… fostering democracy in a Middle East that we ourselves have destroyed… empowering nations mired in barbarism to develop nuclear weapons…
Those are the issues that fire up politicians since those are the issues that attract serious campaign contributions. Trivial issues like the consequences of an EMP solar event or EMP attack by a rogue nation don’t have a constituency with the deep pockets required to purchase the necessary political support. So the only politicians who are affordable enough to the folks who are concerned about EMP events are ones with little power or influence and therefore who sell for bargain rates.
So our small coterie of supporters in Congress who push for action to harden the grid and take other action ameliorate the effects both solar and man-made EMP events make little or no progress, accomplish nothing and make the corruption in the system more and more obvious every day.
Lesson being that anyone naive and foolish enough to expect any help from the Federal government deserve their fates. Forget the Federal government because it has swirled so far down the drain of corruption that it is becoming increasingly irrelevant to real life and has, in fact, increased the likelihood of a man-made EMP attack on the Western industrialized World.
If you haven’t already start putting away food stores. Just as importantly start collecting hand tools, tools and equipment and supplies to actually build a sustainable life when the electricity stops. Start collecting books on how to survive when the power stops and the lights go out.
There are plenty of books in the Library here. Get the ones you most need and every weekend or so print one out and stack the pages in a box in the closet. Burn a few dvds and when you buy your next laptop wrap the old one in aluminum foil and put it in a metal trash can from the hardware store. Do the same when you buy a new printer and have the old one setting in a closet.
There are a thousand sites on the internet on how to “Prep” i.e. build up the supplies you need to survive a short term emergency such as an EMP.
Much more important though is starting to collect the tools, equipment and INFORMATION you need to survive in the long term because when that long term comes the government will be long gone and what few fragments of it survive will be more of an obstacle than a help.