Suppose you were a reasonably good "planner" and had a knack for seeing what could be possible. You might even be a one-in-a-thousand "good" which means there are 330,000 people in the United States that are every bit as good or better than you are at planning.
Suppose you wrote a bit of fiction with a subplot of organized mayhem. Nothing inspired, just 2+2=4 stuff.
Then, suppose one of the other 329,999 people in the United States came to a similar conclusion and acted on it.
I recently wrote a piece where terrorists target power transmission lines in Pennsylvania. They attacked the lines using balloons trailing an "octopus" of wires.
Pennsylvania is the swing producer that exports to the Mass-through-Virginia urban areas. It is the obvious target.
Furthermore, suppose somebody else has a $230k/year job securing those lines. They got that job through political connections and they are dumber than a box of rocks. Does that idiot fall on his sword or do you suppose he goes looking for people to hang?
Things are very strange right now. I prefer to not give the $230k/year idiots an easy target. Hence I am not writing much fiction.
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It was probably the feebs.ReplyDelete
I Really thought I had the answer.. But no.. You don't want to give someone ideas. That makes sense.ReplyDelete
My answer was
Because the crazy crap that is actually happening it would be tough to offer a story line that would be able to compete.
Part of the problem is that fiction has to make sense. In these crazy days, reality doesn't and often is not making senseReplyDelete
Those of us who have worked with high voltage know many ways to short out high tension power lines. We don't act on them because we are nearly all civilized human beings. Even wildlife such as large birds will sometimes cause an arc between lines. Those who understand physics and other real science and are able to think for themselves are considered to be a danger to the powers that be. That is one of the reasons for dumbing down the education system. Educated people can't be as easily controlled.ReplyDelete
Probably a wise move . The whole infastructure is vulnerable and the alphabet bois are all staring inward at the evil white terrorists who won't take the mark of the , er , or , I mean the jab .ReplyDelete
Luckily in this case there have been multiple movies where someone has a huge bunch of mylar balloons, lets them go and takes down a power line with them. Still, best not to give our overlords your head as a handy scapegoat. After all, a Youtube video with very little exposure was blamed for HRC's Libya screwup.ReplyDelete
Not to mention YouTube videos of idiots accidentally accomplishing the same thing.Delete
Port of Houston Texas had an incident recently of possible attempted sabotaeuge. Your concern is valid.ReplyDelete
Good youtube video up on WWII OPERATION OUTWARD. The concept is old.ReplyDelete
I seem to remember a book about a crazy old coot and his gang of monkeywrenchers. Good fun and frolics, until the end.ReplyDelete
Yeah, Monkey Wrench Gang. It reads almost like a How-to manual. The author has left this life and so is safe from arrest.Delete
I get your point, but bet on this-if you come up with an idea, someone else has beaten you to it. A lot of people used to complain about Tom Clancy's works. No on remembers any of that now.ReplyDelete