WASHINGTON: A whopper of a thunderstorm last Sunday morning triggered a power outage in Lake Worth, Florida. That triggered the city’s automated emergency alert system, sending a warning text to resident’s cellphones. Including a warning about South Florida Zombies.
“Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus. There are now far less than seven thousand three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity. Restoration time uncertain.”
Terminus, for those unfamiliar with the AMC hit series “The Walking Dead,” was a community of cannibals just trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Embarrassed Lake Worth public information officer, Ben Kerr, told the Palm Beach Post,
“I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message.”
The chance of zombies arising in South Florida are, of course, nil.
It was an afterthought to mention that power had been denied to around 7,880 Lake Worth customers for roughly 30 minutes. Local officials have no idea how the city’s emergency alert system was breached.
Draining the tsunami
Last February, residents of Palm Beach County were startled to learn a tsunami was heading their way. That the warning came from AccuWeather only lent legitimacy to the notice. It turned out to be a Palm Beach County test of its emergency warning system, which fooled the folks at AccuWeather into thinking it was the real deal.
The chance of tsunamis hitting South Florida are, of course, nil.
What is the moral of these stories?
If anything, this should make a public skeptical of government, well, even more skeptical.
But it illustrates how government grows and thrives when it manufactures external threats. And those threats can come from imaginary zombies, make-believe tsunamis or contrived Russian meddlers in U.S. presidential elections.
And like the emergency alert systems that transmit fake warnings, fake news organs like the New York Times and CNN continue transmitting the false narrative that Russians threaten American democracy.
This despite growing evidence the Obama administration, Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, opposition-research firm Fusion GPS, British spy Christopher Steele and foolish establishment congressional Republicans that crafted and passed the Patriot Act, are most responsible for meddling in the last presidential election.
The real zombies
Russia’s Vladimir Putin poisons his select enemies.
The enemies of American democracy use the NSA, CIA, FBI, the secret FISA court, spies like Stephan Halper, and selective leaks to the New York Times to undermine the political will of wayward Americans determined to take their country back.
You see, the election of Donald Trump was a very real tsunami warning to the Democrats, establishment Republicans and their pals in the Deep State.
These are the real zombies threatening to devour the American republic.
Top Image: “The Walking Dead” screen capture.