Hoboken One Year After Sandy
Hoboken One Year After Sandy – is it even warranted?
Starting at the end of the month (Oct. 26th) over at the Hoboken Historical Museum, is a six-month long “one year anniversary” exhibit bringing back more attention to Hurricane Sandy – “Hoboken: One Year After Sandy – Lessons Learned about Preparedness, Resiliency, and Community.”
Should you glom on natural disasters like Sandy?
Or just have ordinary common sense?
Signage at the museum ask questions like “Are you a parent with kids still having issues?” and “concerned about being prepared for the next storm?”
You see – weather events like this are always a possibility when you live in a low-lying area, next to a major body of water. Even though this was a so-called “100 year storm,” people with half a brain should have always known that. You moved to this area knowing all the “perks” like being in fancy upscale urban playground, etc. At the same time one should also be fully aware of the risks as well.
But what bugs me most is how entities of all kinds are totally milking this “superstorm” to the millionth degree. But you ought to ask, cui bono?
Governments love it because they not only condition the sheeple into “needing” them, justifying their existence, and squeezing more property tax bucks for programs that just keep them in business. Other organizations like the United Way, and other “charities” also bolster their position in the field.
Groups all over the place are like starved piranha’s that follow the “Emanuel Doctrine: You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste.” Didn’t the Boy Scouts teach the simple concept – “Be Prepared?” Why all of a sudden did the mass population “un-learn” that?
I suppose because there is no app for that?