ZERO PLUS 1231 DAY--New York, NY, Tuesday, January
often takes a nap--or so we think.
The absence of violence and death in our particular
neighborhoods lulls many of us into somnolent states of Complacency.
We become intoxicated with the idea that just because the blood
and guts of our neighbors aren't running in the gutters that
we might have a respite from the fangs of the Beast of Terror.
Others might think that Iraq is the bone we are
throwing Terrorists, and that all the deaths thousands of miles
away is a means to consume the attention of the Terrorists so
they don't bother us.
Then we watch the HBO movie, Dirty War.
We sober up quickly. That soft, cuddly cradle
of Complacency instantly turns into a bed of sharp nails, tipped
with anthrax, and we see our children and grandchildren spread
eagled upon the deathbed while we stand helpless as they scream
NineEleven was mayhem
Dirty War is a BBC production of what happens
when Terrorists plant "dirty bombs" in London and
successfully blow up one of two.
A radioactive cloud suffocates the heart of the
city, rendering it unlivable for years as the radioactivity
slowly dissipates. Hundreds of thousands of people are herded
into the "containment area" after suffering exposure
and finally burst through police lines instead of waiting for
nearly a day to go through inadequate decontamination tents
where their bodies are washed and their clothes and any artifacts
such as jewelry or watches are trashed in the "hot bin,"
with all the other radioactive material.
I survived Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.
It was mayhem. People stampeded when the buildings collapsed,
trampling others, eyes glazed, hypnotically infused with "save
myself" and losing what we might consider the "consideration
of civilization" where we are more concerned with our fellows
In a disaster, it is predominately "every
man and woman for himself or herself."
In the BBC film there was the one shining sinew
of strong moral character pulsing in the midst of an otherwise
horrific display of human nature--that was the four firemen
who stayed in the center of Ground Zero with fire hoses shooting
them at towering skyscrapers. It was an absolutely incredulous
scene since it resembled four men trying to urinate on an exploding
volcano as though they might possibly be able to stop the molten
magma from burning through to the center of the earth, however,
the pointed ideal that at least some humans care about others
humans more than themselves, was made.
I shuddered after watching the show.
in panic broke through the police lines
It made me realize how Complacent we are in America
regarding preparing for a Terrorist biochemical or dirty bomb
attack. It made me also realize how important it is for Americans
to take on the responsibility of being their own heads of Homeland
Security and not waiting for the government to issue statements
about what the "gov" is doing to protect them.
If there ever was an example of the emaciation
of government to help out the general population it was Dirty
War, for there was absolutely nothing the government could do
in the end. People sought to save themselves and paid no heed
to any authority.
In Israel, a key target for countless years, Terrorism
is taken to heart by each citizen. In each home is a "safe
room," stocked and ready to provide the most possible protection
for family members in the case of biological assault.
Israel, Terrorism is taken to heart and families have
"safe rooms" for protectionGo
Usually, the worst place to be in such a situation
is outside unless you have such a "safe room," stocked
with supplies and anti-biochemical tools to give family members
a "fighting chance" to survive. The absence of such
a room leaves any citizenry vulnerable, for in the face of an
insidious attack by some airborne biological or radioactive
element, panic ensues.
When people have no plan and are not prepared,
and worse, expect others to protect them, and then find that
there is no plan by others to aid them, the worst happens.
Dirty War was all about the worst happening by
a major city ill prepared for such an attack.
It all could have been resolved, or at least mitigated,
if the government were to issue to all the citizens the importance
of building a "safe room" in their home or apartment.
That room would be where all family members went to await further
news. It would be protected as best as possible from the Terror
A Parent of Vigilance needs a plan and a place
for his or her family.
goal should not be to worry about ourselves but our children
In Dirty War, we saw only adults in panic. There
were a few pregnant women, but no children. That wasn't accurate.
In any disaster there will a preponderance of children. Our
first goal should not be to worry about ourselves but our children.
That's why we need our Vigilance Kids Safe Rooms.
If for no other reason, we need to be stimulated to protect
them as best we can.
If you aren't sure how it all works and why, then
watch the HBO movie Dirty War. Study how the Israelis are fighting
Terrorism family by family and not expecting the government
solely to do it for them.
Perhaps then you'll become a Parent of Vigilance
to avoid the dangers of a Dirty War.
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