Real and Fake Emergencies

ZeroHedge on the likelihood of a mega-earthquake in the Pacific northwest:

“The amount of damage, and I am going to choose my words carefully, is going to be precedent setting. It’s going to be the combination of volcanos going off that are inland from the subduction zone where the plates meet, coupled with tsunamis. . . . When this happens, you will lose eight million to twenty million people. When it happens, you will lose all productivity in the electronic field, obviously Silicon Valley, and all food production in all of California, Oregon and Washington. When it happens, you will have a State of Emergency unlike any other. How about the refugees? There will be 3.5 million refugees to take care of.”

If it happens, this will be an emergency unlike any before it. It’ll be a real emergency.

So why are people trying to crank up a “climate emergency” when there isn’t one? If there was a real climate emergency, everyone would know about it, and everyone would be affected, and there’d be no need to hype the event. There’d be no need for any Greta Thunbergs.

Same with the “tobacco epidemic”. If there really was a tobacco epidemic, everyone would know about it, just like everyone knew about the Black Death as it was sweeping across Europe in 1347.

Maybe it takes a real emergency for people to realise that the “climate emergency” and the “tobacco epidemic” are imaginary emergencies. Perhaps it requires some real catastrophe before people realise that they’d been fretting about trivialities.

Or, same thing, when times are good, people become concerned about ever more trivial and unimportant things – like tobacco smoke – because there’s nothing more important for them to worry about. When times are good, they become more and more small-minded, more and more fixated on things that don’t really matter. And it takes a real emergency to reset their values to worry about things that really matter rather than things that don’t matter.

So maybe there’ll have to be a real emergency in order to dispel all the fake emergencies. And they’ll all vanish overnight. And everyone will know that they were just illusions. Until then, we’re stuck with multiple fantasies and illusions.

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5 Responses to Real and Fake Emergencies

  1. slugbop007 says:

    Glad that you mentionned The Plague. According to the former Premier of Quebec, and our equally rabid anti-tobacco new one, the consumption of tobacco is a scourge. Quebec’s TCers claim 10,000 tobacco-related deaths per year. It’s always a round number because they really have no proof they just love to toss out statistics. I did the math on my calculator and it comes out to  0.0011764706 percent of Quebec’s population. Hardly the scourge that The Plague was.

    slugbop007

    • mandy vincent says:

      Wow usually 40,00 or 50,00 is the number people now take the pee out of, cos it cannot be real :) just google deaths from any disease and that number usually comes up .

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  3. beobrigitte says:

    So maybe there’ll have to be a real emergency in order to dispel all the fake emergencies.
    Sadly, only REAL emergencies will bring back common sense. And there sure are pressing emergencies:
    No need to look for St. Andreas fault or Yellowstone.

    On this side of the planet we have some winners, too:
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=svolcano_index&svid=10
    However, any relationship between this climate change and the eruption is speculative; eruptions of the size of the Laacher See eruption usually cause only short-term global cooling. Remains of this eruption can be found all over Europe and the tephra is often used for dating of sediments. A number of unique minerals can be found in the region, and quarries mine the stone as a building material. The Laacher is a potentially active volcano, proven by seismic activities and heavy thermal anomalies under the lake. Carbon dioxide gas from magma still bubbles up at the southeastern shore, and scientists believe that a new eruption could happen at any time, which, today, would be a disaster beyond all description.

    Then a better known winner:
    https://earthsky.org/earth/supervolcano-phlegraean-fieldsr-eruption-cycle

    Imagine tobacco control manages to whinge and whine it’s financial health from all governments only to find that one of these 2 volcanoes blow.
    I dare ASH et al to paint “Smoking Kills” onto the walls of emergency medical shelters (as could be seen during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 in Liberia).
    I also dare this, by cowards abused, little kid to screw up her face and screech: “How dare you!!!!”

    I will try and stop the crowd somehow after the tobacco control officials and that little kid received a couple of slaps. The tobacco control officials are needed for doing work. A lot of it. Peddling bikes to provide the ultraviolet light for the next few years crop is one of them and the little kid needs to give us the names of the cowards abusing her for their ideology. I guess they don’t mind peddling overtime. After all, there are a lot of people to feed.

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