Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tirade - Emergency Alert System
Once again the do-gooders are dominating our lives. In yet another attempt to remove all risk from our simple existances, we now have the Emergency Alert System. Now I'm not totally against the idea, but really do we have to test this thing all the time. When one is watching something on TV, is it really necessary for this nasty electronic buzz to start. There are some shadowy graphics put on the screen and then an unpleasant bureaucratic voice telling us what to do in the case of an emergency. It reminds me of Big Brother. Could we not take a chance and accept that in the most unlikely event of a real emergency, which we will no doubt be too late to avoid anyway, that this vile intrusion be left alone and not constantly tested. Or would that mean some department would have to close down or at least contract? Come on People!