With the Republican presidential pack warned against doom and gloom, its not surprising to insure the prepper industry stoking dreads further to sell its products
In the Republican presidential debate last Saturday, Ted Cruz laid out a darknes scenario to demonstrate the need for a beefed-up missile defence system the same one Rick Santorum and Ben Carson had raised before him in earlier debates. He said that North Korea was working on a satellite, which could spell doom for America 😛 TAGEND
As it would orbit around the Earth, and as it get over the United States, they would explosion that nuclear weapon and set off whats called an EMP, an electromagnetic pulsation which could take down the entire electrical grid on the eastern seaboard, potentially killing millions.
The very day before Cruz spoke, in the tatty, cavernous but crowded Expo Idaho Center in Boise, speaker and entrepreneur Ben Gilmore laid out a much more elaborate version of the same catastrophe.
In his reckoning there were distinct phases and types of EMP attack, a range of dire outcomes depending on where you chose to live, rundowns on the technology of assault and response, and details on a range of possible aggressors.
Speaking to a rapt audience at prepper expo SurvivalCon, Gilmore pointed to a projected map proving much of the North American continent swathed in a deep red.
An EMP bomb 300 miles up gets all of the United States, and parts of Mexico and Canada. This is the worst-case scenario, and it is the most probable because currently the military model is that if we are struck by a nuclear bomb we are supposed to absorb it.
The apocalyptic prediction was thus spiced with a factoid that have all along exercised millennial thinkers on the right like Joel Skousen Bill Clintons change to the United Statess deterrent posture at the end of the cold war.