I admit, I usually do not look for the conspiracy in life. I believe that most things do kind of sort of happen.
In other words, no there was not a conspiracy about 9/11. Were there clues before? Clearly. Same with Pearl Harbor. And yeah, sorry folks, President John F. Kennedy was killed by one commie dude named Lee Harvey Oswald.
But there is something happening on November 9, 2011 that does make me sort of wonder why.
On that day at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, all broadcast media, radio and television, cable and satellite, will go off the air for nearly four minutes. And according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this is the first nationwide test of the EAS ever.
When one reads the press release, it seem innocuous enough.
But is it?
Granted, I first read about this on Glenn Beck's news website, The Blaze. So I suppose one can easily dismiss this as a crazy Glenn Beck conspiracy theory. But even if you want to go there, one of my favorite new thoughts is this.
A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
And the thought to keep in mind is this.
That the President of the United States, whoever he or she maybe, is the one that can activate the nationwide EAS.
So, what will the emergency be that the President of the United States can, no importantly should activate the EAS?
Would have Hurricane Katrina been a good enough reason? Clearly the terrorist attacks of 09/11 would suffice, right?
What about a real nightmare scenario such as simultaneous nuclear attacks across the United States?
The short-lived television series Jericho dealt with such an event. But because of the totality of the fictional event, the nationwide EAS never really worked.
While there has always been a variation of the Emergency Broadcast System, the reality is that the test was always done in this manner:
"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. The broadcasters of your area in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities (or, in later years, "federal, state and local authorities") have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of an emergency."
The key word is voluntary.
What will happen on November 9 is not voluntary. It is going to be every radio and television station, cable and or satellite by edict of FEMA.
Which begs me to ask this question.
Since everything eeeeevvvvviiilllll happens under Republican governance, is anyone worried that we are in a Democrat administration and this test is being done? Would there be wall-to-wall coverage of this event if say some guy named George W. Bush was the president? Why is it hard to find any coverage on such a real event? I mean, we knew more about Harold Camping and his believing that the world was coming to an end earlier this year (yeah, it did not happen this past Friday either). There is little coverage of what I think is a very serious national event.
This FCC link is helpful to explain what the current EAS is and what this test is all about.
I think that in and of itself, this is not really a bad thing. It is just that what can happen if a nervous president over reacts to a situation and makes a nervous use of the EAS? Or if a president creates an intentional situation to create an atmosphere of emergency? Having this ability in the hands of any president makes me nervous. And should every American.
So, do you think the event on November 9, 2011 is a good r bad thing?