The State's Failure to Protect Lahaina is Ominous
Don't just assume that the U.S. government will avoid nuclear war with Russia.
As I mentioned in my earlier reports about the Lahaina Fire, I have long perceived that the charming, historical town faced a high fire risk, and that state and county officials were being complacent about it. My intuitions about this proved to be—to my utmost distress and heartbreak—correct.
For some time now I have worried that our U.S. government and mainstream media are being complacent about the risk of nuclear war with Russia. The same people who say that we don’t need to worry about a nuclear exchange also say that Vladimir Putin is a power-hungry madman. Some of these same people say that we need to get rid of Putin, which will necessarily involve putting his back against the wall. These kinds of contradictory assertions and assurances make me very nervous.
The total incineration of Lahaina shows us that we should be leery about any State assurance that a situation is under control. Why should we believe that the politicians who infest Washington D.C. or any state capital know what they are doing?