Americans Have False Sense of Security About Catastrophes: Survey

By | September 12, 2011

  • September 12, 2011 at 11:08 am
    Not A Witch says:
    Like or Dislike:
    Thumb up 0
    Thumb down 0

    Our culture fosters an attitude of derision and contempt for anyone that dares to question or address the flaws in our economy and system of government.

    People are so incredibly quick to call someone a “whacko” or a “tin foil hat nutjob” for simply reacting to observations.

    I keep maybe twenty gallons of water and enough packaged food to last a couple of weeks. I hear all the time how that’s somehow some kind of crazy, irrational behavior.

    All I know is that if something bad happens you’d better have your fuel, water and food ready in advance because the store shelves and gas tanks will be empty faster than you can imagine and they won’t be restocked until the disaster abates and the trucks start rolling again. The gas stations were all closed and the supermarkets all sold out of bottled water. In San Antonio. A day *before* Katrina hit.

  • September 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    D says:
    Like or Dislike:
    Thumb up 0
    Thumb down 0

    Good points….another reason is that for those who are not impacted by these events, CATs are just another thing you see on the news that impact somebody else. For people who have never had thier world rocked in such a way, their reality cannot grasp the real potential of what can happen. Denial in the face of disaster is human. The ability to dispel that denial makes a big difference. Being prepared in advance is the best thing.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *