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.