CLOSE CALL, ALBANY LUCKY....THIS TIME
Last week's windstorm caused downed trees, power lines and power outages for our neighbors to the North and West. We were lucky this time. Next time???
Imagine having no power for months, no utilities, sewer and water systems destroyed, out of control fires with no water to put them out, police cars, garbage trucks and emergency vehicles without fuel, food scarce or not available because farmers can't plant, tend or harvest crops and livestock and our transportation network destroyed, hospitals and health care system not functioning, prescription drugs unavailable to those who depend on them.
Imagine chaos and civil disorder as people in every corner of our state and nation struggle to survive without the water, food, health care and medicines, and utilities and transportation we all take for granted. No telephones, no radio or tv, no weather reports becauses the towers and lines are down.
Imagine what would happen if seniors didn't get their social security and welfare people didn't get their welfare benefits because the systems were destroyed.
Simultaneous, coordinated terror attacks, large and small, could plunge every corner of our country into a desperate struggle for survival.
Imagine containerized WMD's being delivered to our major ports under management by foreign interests. Pick a date. July 4 maybe?
Could you ever imagine that with our nation in chaos at home, our ports destroyed , that our military and naval units deployed around the world would be on their own? They would soon run out of food, water, medical care and ammo because we could not supply them? Well...imagine it! It could be for real!
We are in WWIII but our politicians, media and most of our neighbors don't get it. It is a war unlike any other that we have faced.
Look at the political campaigns underway in New York and nationally this year. Look at City Government in Albany -what "issues" are being bandied about.
Look at the federal government's failure to secure out borders and ports. It isn't only the President. Both parties are at fault because they are letting happen! We have a leadership crisis at all levels of government in America.
We have no Patton or MacArthurto save us. We must save ourselves.
Ultimately, the people have let it come to this, by blind partyline voting, or by not paying attention or voting at all.
Where is the emergency/disaster preparedness in our city, out neighborhoods and our own homes? It isn't there!
For the past 4 or more years I have been prodding neighborhood churches, synagogues, schools, and businesses to make emergency/disaster plans to be able to provide water, food, blankets, emergency power and shelter. No response! Prayers will be too late!
The media is no better. Survival shows are carried on tv for entertainment.
How many of those reading this have emergency water, food, fuel, and plans for their households and their loved ones? How many have guns and ammo to protect against pillaging and plundering mobs where local law enforcement has broken down?
To paraphrase the U S Department of Homeland Security..."Are You Ready?"
The Answer.....NO! Too bad for you, yours, me and mine!
J P Sullivan