I read the blog article mentioned in the previous post and it got me to thinking this weekend about the politicians in D.C. who refuse to take any action to prevent the kind of catastrophic damage and loss of life that would occur in the event of a solar or manmade EMP event in the U.S.
If such an event were to occur the loss of life would be staggering. Conservatively 80%-90% of the population would be dead within a few months after such an event. If the event were solar in origin then the death toll would be worldwide and not just in the U.S.
The highest ranking members of the government though, both here and abroad, would escape the worst of the consequences, at least initially. They all have protected installations, which we paid for with our tax dollars, into which they could flee and remain sheltered for an extended length of time. Most of these installations have food and fuel supplies to last several years, not to mention weapons, defenses and equipment which would be protected from the effects of an EMP event.
Their plan, I suppose, is to shelter there until the worst of the die-off ends then emerge to once more assume their “rightful” place leading the pitiful survivors who obviously could not cope without their benevolent guidance and leadership.
The more I think about that scenario the more irked I get about it. I think the people on here and preppers in general should think about those government leaders who will flee to nice safe sheltered installations, which we paid for, leaving the rest of us to get by as best we can until we reestablish some calm for them to reemerge into.
We should start talking about just how we are going to deal with these folks after we survive something like an EMP event. Perhaps it’s too much to plan to go to their nice cozy shelters and extract them for a nice, cozy personal discussion about their actions. I mean let’s face it the oh so secret shelters they are planning to flee to are not really that secret. Having spent a fair amount of time in the D.C. machine I can tell you that most of the “secrets” are pretty much open secrets. The people in the towns near where these facilities were built are just as aware of them as most D.C. insiders. You can’t build a massive, hidden, underground structure and stock it without the locals wondering what all the truck and construction traffic is all about.
It reminds me of when CIA built their new headquarters off the beltway and instead of putting up a sign on the exit saying Central Intelligence Agency put up one that had some innocuous Dept of Highways facility name on it. Thing was everyone in D.C. knew what was really there. One of the local tour guides used to drive people by the sign and tell them that it was the exit to the new CIA building. There’s this mindset that if they pretend it’s a secret then everyone else will pretend it’s secret too. Too much of the “secrecy” in Washington is of the 2 year old variety… “If I close my eyes, no one can see me.”
So if we ever experience something like an EMP we should all agree ahead of time that when the political elite emerges from their shelter , which we paid for, they should be greeted by something less than an enthusiastic welcome. They should instead be greeted by people prepared to hold them accountable for the deaths, damages and suffering for which they are directly responsible by refusing to act to prevent them.
They are more than willing to spend our money to build themselves comfortable shelters to ride out the consequences of an EMP event. Too bad they are not willing to spend a fraction of that amount to prevent the suffering, damage and deaths which will accrue from such an event.
Personally I’ll be ready to greet them when they emerge and more than ready to hold them accountable.
Who knows. Maybe if they start to understand that those of us who survive such an event would be fully prepared to hold them accountable for all the suffering, damage and death when they emerge they will decide that perhaps, it would be prudent to actually exercise some “responsibility” and do something to ameliorate the problem. Of course that assumes they have a dictionary handy to look up the meaning of the word “Responsibility”.