If images of disaster and devastation upset you, do NOT look at the image below:
Yes, this is the damage and destruction left in the wake of the life threatening, society destroying storm, Irene, that is carving a path of horror across NY state as you read this. It’s a wonder I even survived to write and post this.
If you sense a tinge of dripping sarcasm, you are right. The inexcusable and ridiculous sensationalism, exaggeration and editorializing that has been taking place in the local news is deplorable. Many sheep-minded people have bought into the news-induced panic by shopping for “emergency items” and contacting family memebers every 10 minutes to make sure they’ve survived…
Yes, folks, it’s raining. Not even “deluge” raining. Just raining. And there is some wind. Gusty wind, but not hurricane level winds. People are having leaks. Branches are falling down. Basements are flooding. You know, the things that happen every time it rains hard. But the news tells us it’s the apocalypse, so of course, that makes it true and we must behave accordingly.
It may get worse. There may be areas hit harder. But not here and not now.
It’s a good thing we have the news to tell us the world is coming to an end, else we might look out the window, think for ourselves, and realize it’s not.
And we wonder why the Bryants, Bushes, Bachmanns and Santorums of the world get as far as they do.