US Government Suddenly Urges Americans to Prepare for Catastrophic Events

Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Environment, Preparedness with 13 Comments
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Daisy Luther | HumansAreFree

When the US government steps outside of the apple pie and baseball narrative of the American dream and issues warnings to prep, you’d better pay strict attention and start upping your preparedness game.

(Whether you believe that the threat to prep for is manufactured to engineer consent or not is, while an interesting debate, entirely beside the point of this article.)


The US government, much like the ones in Venezuela and Greece, likes to paint a rosy picture of life in our country, often to the point that those who are awake are incredulous that others accept the propaganda.

Sort of like when Obama said that anyone who claimed there was something wrong with the US economy was a peddler of fiction.

Or when Venezuelan President Maduro said last year that they were merely being environmentally friendly when they began rationing electricity.

But what does it mean when that rosy picture gets a huge rip down the center? Particularly when the rip comes straight from the government, whose usual job it is to photoshop the rips so no one sees them?

I can give you a recent example.  Remember how President Maduro said there was no food shortage for the longest time? Then suddenly, he announced that the country was out of food (as though the crisis hadn’t been building all along) and recommended that folks grow veggies and raise chickens on their balconies.

And then, all hell broke loose.

The country is out of positively everything and what is available is dramatically hyperinflated. (A dozen eggs for $150, anyone?)

Obama issued the first of 2 warnings to prep.

Most of us are well aware that when disaster strikes, we’re on our own. That has been proven in disaster after disaster, like when it took days to get aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

But usually, the government likes to downplay the need for independence. When they begin telling people to get ready, you’d better be sure that you are, because that means they know – absolutely know – that they won’t have the resources to aid those in need.

First, President Obama stepped away from the golf course to address FEMA at the end of May.

Here, from the White House website, is an excerpt from his speech:

“One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster.

“And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don’t wait.

“And so one of the biggest, most important messages that we’re going to be delivering throughout hurricane season is that you cannot judge the danger of a hurricane based on the fact that in the past it dissipated or it missed you.  If your local authorities say that you need to start evacuating, you need to start evacuating and get it done…

“…And what we’ve been seeing is some public complacency slipping in; a large portion of people not having preparedness kits, not having evacuation plans… If you need information about how to put together an evacuation plan, how to put together a disaster preparedness kit, as Craig said, we’ve got an app for everything now.

“We have a FEMA app in English and in Spanish to help you prepare your family for a disaster.  You can update the National Weather Service alerts.  You can get safety tips for more than 20 kinds of hazards.  It provides you directions to nearby shelters.

“So I would encourage every American, no matter where you live, to stay vigilant, to check Ready.gov — I will repeat that — that is Ready.gov — check that regularly to make sure your family is prepared for severe weather.”

As Michael Snyder pointed out on his website, The Economic Collapse Blog, Obama seems to really be pushing the idea of a FEMA camp:

“One more thing that I found particularly noteworthy about Obama’s speech was that he said that there is now “a FEMA app” that can direct you to the nearest “FEMA shelter” in the event of a major emergency…

“…Could you envision yourself and your family having to take refuge in a “FEMA shelter” someday?”

Once you enter the gates to Camp FEMA, you must understand that you’re completely under their control. When you eat, where you sleep, and how often you shower will all be regulated. Gee. It kind of sounds like prison, doesn’t it?

(For a look at what life in a FEMA camp might be like, check out A. American’s book, Forsaking Home. Yes, it’s fiction, but not outside the realm of possibility.)

Obama’s statements were all couched in a speech that coincides with hurricane season. On its own, this wouldn’t be a huge deal.

Now the DHS  has followed with a warning about potential evacuations in DC

It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital is a prime target for terrorist attacks. The DC public transit system known as “the Metro” began it’s year-long Safe Track program, performing repairs on the aging infrastructure.

While the repairs are much needed, the commuter congestion wrought by the changes in service have brought to light the very real issues that would occur in the event of a rapid evacuation of the city.

DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Command Center is very concerned.

After Safe Track began last week, they started monitoring commuter transit and determined that:

“If a natural disaster or terrorist attack occurred in the city, evacuation routes would face a crush of vehicles.”

Well, we all know that’s obviously the way it happens during an evacuation. Remember the Hurricane Rita traffic jam back in 2005?

Out of 113 deaths attributed to the hurricane, 107 were associated with the evacuation, where people perished of heat strokes, a bus fire, and the exacerbation of chronic health issues.

So although evacuation is always a nightmare, the limited Metro service could elevate that to crisis proportions. DC Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart has issued a warning to residents (again, the emphasis is mine):

Everyone needs to dust off their evacuation plans, understanding Metro isn’t a reliable option over the next year.

“When we put more vehicles on the road– like an emergency happening in the middle of the day and everybody leaving at the same time– that’s going to cause backup and it’s going to take people a good time to get home,” Geldart said.

“It will take longer– much longer– than they are used to. So what we’re telling folks is, you need to have a plan with your family.”

The reasons behind these warnings to prep are nothing new, but…

Does the government know something that we don’t? Is there something big coming down the pipe?

Something so big that the government isn’t going to be able to manage the crisis to their own advantage?

Are they washing their hands of the responsibility they willingly took on when they created organizations like FEMA to “take care” of citizens?

While the reasons behind these warnings are the backbone of every good prepper’s philosophy, the fact that the government is issuing them is rather worrisome. It belies the “nothing to see here” philosophy that is the usual trademark and puts the ball firmly in the court of the US citizens.

Any prepper worth his or her roll of tinfoil has to immediately think that something is up when these types of warnings come out of the mouths of those who normally act like we’re enemies of the state. But here’s where a significant issue lies.

Maybe they know something is coming. Maybe they’ve organized what’s coming as a way to take greater control. But in the midst of the crisis, it doesn’t actually matter how the crisis got started. You just have to survive it.

While the thought that our own government could have been responsible for some of the most heinous acts ever committed on American soil is disturbing at the very least, if you find yourself caught up in a terrorist attack, my opinions on the culprit don’t matter and neither do yours.

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  1. It doesn’t really matter who you used to be. What matters is who you’ve become.

  2. There was a time when people used to think catastrophies were well deserved “God’s punishment” to others (remember that deadly tsunami?!), until it happened non stop to themselves. Yes, we need to prepare for the worst. Nobody is immune to NATURAL disasters, or war attacks when at war with others. It should be common sense. 🙂

  3. I want to stop paying taxes along with the rest of the world so that governments loose their aid now….that’s what I would like to do!

  4. we live in a dangerous times on a planet open to any number of natural disasters one would ne a fool not to have some preperations did you ever hear god helps those who help themselves

  5. I refuse to live in fear, therefore I don’t buy into the fear they try to push onto the people.

  6. Good! Get rid of all the idiots!

  7. I think we all need to have a 72 her kit. We have tried to prepare for whatever comes but what do you need?

  8. One may prepare for disaster. But one should also prepare for the disaster of your neighbor who may not have prepared for any disaster.

  9. John Peck John Peck says:

    A lot depends on where you live
    Earthquake country flood plain hurricane tornado alley. Mormons have a good plan. Never hurts to have basics in preparation for trouble.

  10. Apparently all you need to survive is potatoes and butter. It’s a meme on fb. Not sure if it’s true or not but you could stock up on that stuff easy.

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