11.05.13

DD’s Law at work

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Extremism at 12:01 pm by George Smith

The probability that any predicted national security catastrophe, or doomsday scenario, will occur is inversely proportional to its appearance in entertainments, movies, television dramas and series, novels, non-fiction books, magazines and news.

Or, put another way, the probability that something bad will happen, as described or predicted by experts or any government, intelligence or quasi-corporate/government assessment agency, asymptotically approaches zero as it attains widespread use in popular entertainments. (And thatís usually very early in the development cycle.)

Originally, here.

The all-encompassing blackout causing the country to lapse into barbarism and chaos is a national meme, albeit one that is only a grail for a very particular demographic: Paranoid right-wing WhiteManistan. (Include the Tea Party.)

Here’s another segment that encapsulates the odious nature of it: The well-prepared white father figure in Army man clothes defending his perimeter from someone crummy-looking who comes looking for help.

National Geogrpahic television caters strongly to it.

Starting with Doomsday Preppers, the network has regularly pandered to the audience that believes the country is about to meet an end, usually revolving around the sudden loss of all electricity. It supports a significant industry, one that peddles supplies, bug-out bunker building materials and home combat training on how to shoot or maim interlopers coming for your stuff after the collapse.

Has anyone seen this? I missed it and don’t get cable. (It does appear to have been posted to YouTube.)

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