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Hawaiian Nuclear Alert commentary

Future historians will note that the turning point in Hawaiian independence came with the mistaken statewide nuclear alert of Jan 13, 2018. People were told they were going to die horribly. Further, for as yet un-ascertained reasons, air raid alarms were set of on US military bases and some TV stations broadcast a confirmation of a nuclear attack in progress. Not an alert, not a warning, they were told shelter in your homes its too late to seek shelter elsewhere and good luck goodbye.

People put their kids in the bathtub and prayed. People filled the H3 tunnel seeking shelter with their vehicles. People at work had to decide to shelter in place, or whether to try to spend their last few minutes on Earth with their spouse, or else with one of their children. People broke out the 100 year old scotch and went to a good vantage point.

Except for the latter, the rest of these folks are going to have lifetime scars. And the media response was very flat and un-empathetic like, oh no big deal. Really, was it no big deal that a million people saw their lives pass before their eyes and contemplated losing their loves, their family, all that they had worked for in the blink of an eye. Or, in the alternative, living out their remaining weeks in agony as their connective tissue dissolved.

This will never, ever be forgotten by the people who experienced it. It will have political consequences, hopefully positive ones, down the road.

Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

Copyright © 2018 Henry Edward Hardy

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28 January, 2018 Posted by | scanlyze | Leave a comment