Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Homeland Security Warnings

As I was running through the airport. I kept hearing a recorded message stating that the Homeland Security Warning has been raised to Orange or Elevated. When I asked the TSA what has happened to raise the level to Orange he said he didn't know it has been Orange ever since he started working there 3 years ago!!

So one it has not been raised to orange it IS orange.

Two repeated tactics like this to scare people will have the opposite effect in a real emergency. If I sounded a tornado warning through the entire season people would stop paying attention to it. It would become meaningless.

Then after one hit we would have some expert and some government official on the TV talking about people were given warning. Like it is the peoples fault that they stopped believing the threat was real.

5 comments:

Mitchie said...

'In the American intelligence community, "crying wolf syndrome" is labeled as a condition where threat analysts are reluctant to report on an imminent threat, such as a terrorist attack, due to the fact that if the threat is unfounded or greatly inflated, future threats will not be believed.' - wikipedia

...looks like that plan ain't a-workin'.

... and in the Aesop version, I think the kid gets eaten... so where does that leave us?

Savy said...

I want to pick out new colors for the alert system. Think they'll let me?

Rocketstar said...

This was al about Bush's propaganda to scare us and create support for his fight against the guy who tried to kill his daddy, I mean Terrorism.

Brian in Mpls said...

Mitchie: I say it leaves us eaten...lol

Savy: I will let you:) I say we have already created our own intelligence agency. Now we just need a color schema.

Rocket: I know I actually feel bad for who ever is going to be the next president...

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I hear ya...I've been ignoring that for a few years now...

Orange is no longer scary.