Friday, January 30, 2009

How to End the World: A Step-by-Step Guide

This is something that has both perplexed me and cultivated post-9/11. Since the bad guys came over here, we've seemingly been more on guard. Looking over our shoulder. More, let's say, observant. But what happens when that observance tips and we become our own worst enemy? This one's for you, media. Listen up.

Occasionally, both on national and local news, they'll run a story that goes something like this:

"In three days, we'll be ushering in a new president and a new era. Security will be tight. Except at the corner of Lexington and 53rd. That's where two one way streets converge and it's hard to get good security at that intersection. And, yes, the presidential motorcade will be passing through there."


"We're on Super Orange Alert right now. Homeland Security is keeping a close eye on both DisneyWorld and the Superbowl, where tens of thousands of people will be concentrated in one small area. With this extra attention on these two places, the country's water supply is being left largely unattended right now. Back to you, Bob, in the control room."

I just think this is blatant negligence. Do we assume terrorists aren't watching TV? I think they've proven crafty if nothing else these past eight years. This is one instance where I'm willing to assume.