EMP Crazy shill: Flack for giant arms manufacturer

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 3:12 pm by George Smith

Too rich to pass up, the press release passed off as a story, from Google News, written by “a former corporate director of public affairs for General Dynamics Corp.”

Anyway, the headline reads:

‘Revolution,’ new TV show, focuses on absence of electricity; could it be from electromagnetic pulse attack … Scenario not unimaginable if terrorists can get hands on nuclear weapons

Then the script:

We haven’t heard much lately about the potential effects of an electromagnetic pulse attack on our country but we’re going to hear about it soon. “Revolution,” a TV show premiering next month, will explore the question: What would happen to our society if we lost all of our electricity?

Imagine an environment in which nothing electrical works … That’s the premise of “Revolution.” Think that’s far-fetched? Think again. It is possible and we’re not prepared to deal with such an environment.

Yes, imagine the environment. A couple hundred vanity book author/self-publishers have. And there’s a television drama or movie on cable once or twice, sometimes more, every week.

Revolution is said to be the work of Eric Kripke. He’s famous for Supernatural. But now it would be good to beat him over the head with a plank.

Electromagnetic pulse destruction, right there with vampires and zombies in scarcity. Both of which were present, off and on, in Supernatural. EMP, it’s such an ambitious stretch.

Now, don’t you really want to hit him with something? I know you do. Admit it. That would be the right thing. And just.

“The National [sic] Heritage Foundation says an EMP attack constitutes one of the greatest threats to national security,” continues the spiel. “Unfortunately few Americans have ever heard of it.”

I guess they’ll let anyone in. So what’s with all the regular crap about big corporate America not being able to find employees with the right “skills” and “intelligence”?


  1. Chuck said,

    September 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    It would seem that mission-critical electrical applications would have a backup source of power, no? At least the local hospital has a huge diesel generator. Heck, I’ve got a generator in my garage for such eventualities.

    The author should try living in, say, Mumbai or Baghdad. Seems like people get by just fine with routine outages there.

  2. George Smith said,

    September 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Or Louisiana over the weekend. Here’s a good piece from Jalopnik on the vulnerability of cars. And it interferes with the meme that ‘the pulse’ would send us all back to the time of horse and buggy, or at least old flivvers.


    As the years have passed since the original report the author references, the EMP lobby has exaggerated more and more and built upon the mythology of it, distorting the findings in their own report. I remember writing about this years ago on the old blog but don’t have the patience right now to establish a link.

  3. Mac-101 said,

    September 9, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Look up solar flare of 1859 or even the 1960 one. They will take out ALL modern electronical devices, even back up generators, unless they are extensively shielded.

  4. George Smith said,

    September 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

    You think nobody here has read about that? About a thousand times. I hear Roscoe Bartlett could lose re-election.

  5. Mac-101 said,

    September 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I suppose those electic power substations that where blown out in Canada over the last 15 years from MINOR solar flares where just hipe. Most people I know never heard of the 1859 solar flare. Recon ya all be more educated on this site.

    I tried to look up Roscoe Bartlet but couldn’t get anything to open on him. Just lookin at the google entries I’d say being prepared is GOOD. However, I beleive NO elected politicians should not run after the age of 70.

    Also for conspiracy people, ya, JFK was killed by a single bullet and a lone gunman. LOL!

    PS. I do keep a couple ole style SBC points distributers in in a lead surounded box, just in case. Of course, 300 gallons of gas will not git ya far. But I can always make some ethanol if need be and always keep a high compression SBC E-85 dedicated powered car. . LOL!
    Peace Out.

  6. George Smith said,

    September 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    You were easy to irritate. You know how we can tell? The non sequitur pop off about JFK. You spelled ‘reckon’ wrong.

  7. Mac-101 said,

    September 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Sorry to waste your time with my stupid irrational conspiracy theories and my spellin that is result of the American public school system. I’m not irritated, just prepared. Enjoy the next 4 years. Peace Out. LOL!