Irene demonstrates the power of government/media

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    I admit it might seem far-fetched but it's an interesting point of discussion. America's psyche was permanently rattled on a pretty day in September 2001 and the once proud self sustaining independent nature of Americans disappeared in a cloud of dust. We had a tropical storm no worse than a bad noreaster hit New York but the government combined with the willing media was able to convince Americans that forced evacuation under penalty of law was fine and government evacuation centers were preferable to hunkering down in a rainstorm.
     
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    It was certainly sensationalized...but from the government's perspective, nobody wants to risk being seen as Bush after Katrina, and we are partially to blame for that.
     
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    The fear machine was on overdrive this weekend. Pure hype.
     
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    We have learned that the power of the media alone can force Americans to peacefully leave their homes and seek shelter in government compounds regardless of scientific evidence or common sense. It's a scary scenario made even more scary when some Americans support the concept.
     
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    And hind sight, as they say is 20-20. But if precautions had not been made and if, God forbid, Irene had been another Katrina, how many nattering idiots would be hyper critical of the LACK of government effort to secure safety?

    seems those 'ounces of prevention' are just too much for those who would be ideologically opposed to a pound of cure.
     
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    You are buying the fear that the media is selling. This storm was never higher than a Cat 1 and really closer to a tropical storm or tropical depression by the time it made landfall. The damage in these storms is almost always minor - the worst thing for people in the path of the storm is the inconvenience of losing power. Fear sells. Plain and simple.
     
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    Monday morning quarterback. When did you think it would degrade to a Category 1 storm? And why weren't you railing against all the experts who thought otherwise?
     
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    The question is why the "experts" didn't realize it would downgrade once it hit landfall and become a tropical storm by the time it reached New England? Hurricanes do not increase in strength as they go north. They lose strength. If they start out as a cat 3 borderline cat 2chances are that they will become cat 1 and not cat 4. My point is that it's easy to get the public to vacate their homes these days and move into government compounds if the media cooperates with the "expert" propaganda. I'm not predicting a "martial law" scenario in the near future but it would be far easier than anyone ever thought to get the public to cooperate with any government agenda no matter how radical.
     
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    There were plenty of "experts" that derided the hype over this glorified rainstorm. Here are 2 that I found...
    NOAA’s Phony “Hurricane” Coming On Shore With 33 MPH Winds | Real Science
    https://www.gplus.com/Hurricanes/Insight/The-storm-cannot-master-its-own-strength

    The left will now demagogue the shit out of what was a normal weather event. Watch and see - over the next few days weeks we'll be inundated with stories and reports that link global warming and increased hurricane activity. We'll be warned (by people in a state of hysteria) that "right-wing" policies and "tea-baggers" are destroying the planet!!! We'll be told that if we disagree with AGW despite the lack of any real evidence, then we are the equivalent of "racists"!! We;ll be derided, condemned and called "deniers". The enviro-fascists will never let an opportunity to try and control the plebeians go by.
     
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