I don’t know how many times I’ve written “And Yet Another…” about a major news story on the danger of an EMP to the Power Grid and the potential consequences were it to happen.
Perhaps for a politician 80% to 90% of the population dying is not really that much of an issue. Perhaps they simply figure that it will just be that much easier to get the survivors to vote for them by promising relief and help and benefits.
Survivors by definition will be those intelligent enough, resourceful enough and with enough discipline and determination to get through whatever comes.
But most politicians, as evidenced by their behavior once in office, assume that people are too stupid to even make their own decisions. And they do have some justification for that belief after all… look at who they elected to office.
So perhaps the politicians assume that the survivors will be desperate for someone to lead them, tell them what to think and to make decisions for them.
I suspect they will be surprised and even shocked when the survivors put them on trial and then hang them, or worse, for knowing such a thing could happen, knowing the potential consequences and doing nothing to prevent it or at least ameliorate the affects.
p.s. I’m out of Flash Drives. I’ll be ordering some more in as soon as the price drops back to a reasonable level.