It constantly amazes me how often this happens – when there is a prediction of a major snowstorm, at the last minute there is a run on the grocery stores for bread, milk, eggs, and beer (and whatever else). Many shelves quickly get stripped. It’s kind of sad really… knowing that people are so woefully unprepared that they can’t survive a snow day with what they (don’t) have in their house…
Since yet again the mainstream news media is hyping up another snowstorm (a nor’easter to hit the mid-Atlantic), with headlines like “Epic”, “The Great Blizzard Of 2016”, “Historic”, etc.. I fully expect another round of panic by the unprepared sheeple.
It is winter, right? It snows in the winter, right? I grew up in New England and we always had our share of 1, 2, or sometimes 3 foot snowstorms. It’s just part of the geographic climate there during the winter. Why then does each and every subsequent year involve the mainstream whipping it up into a frenzy as though it has never snowed before and this time it’s the worst, ever, and it’s going to be historically terribly awfully horrible this time – so you better watch out…
It just makes me laugh. Have we all become a bunch of Wussbag Wussy’s? It’s a freakin snowstorm. We usually get at least one big one every winter – sometimes many more (e.g. the winter of 2015). What’s the big deal?
A few more thoughts on the subject:
If you live in the mid-Atlantic, the northeast, or New England, it’s going to snow in the winter. Duh. There have been so called ‘historic’ snowstorms and blizzards going as far back in time as has been recorded. Why then does the mainstream hype it up more than ever before? Answer… Because they get better ratings when ‘the sky is falling’, and they’re following a certain climate agenda…
If you live in any of the aforementioned regions and if you don’t have the foresight to keep enough milk and bread to survive one day at home in the winter (probably not you reading this 😉 ), then, then… …i’ll just leave it at that.
If a ‘real’ major crisis were to ever impact the United States (fill in the blank for your crisis of choice), these same sheeple will be completely and entirely up the creek without a paddle – and the ensuing chaos will impact most everyone else.
The apparent actions and inaction’s taken by the sheeple during an ordinary blizzard is a stunning precursor to what will ensue once a major crisis impacts the U.S.
Unfortunately most Americans today rely way, way too much on other systems to keep them alive – including the conveniences of quick-and-easy travel to the nearest grocery store to get food for the day… There are far too many assumptions that there will always be food at the grocery store, or that the many safety nets of society will always be there to help them.
This article has been updated and re-posted (from last year) to reflect yet another winter of media hype. So the first set of comments below are from that time. Please add your own comments with your opinion as to why every subsequent winter the media hypes up with a frenzy – that the upcoming snowstorm or blizzard is going to be ‘the worst ever’, or historic, paralyzing, or Armageddon, etc…? Also, what have been your experiences witnessing those who are seemingly unprepared for the weather events which occur each and every winter season?