Friday, December 18, 2015

Lights Out - Book Review

Happy holidays! The world is going to end soon!

Okay, not really.

Well, sort of.

If you're the kind of person who likes to prepare for natural disasters that may or may not occur, then you'll probably want to know that Ted Koppel along with many former governmental employees and current security executives believe that sometime, not right now, but in the future, terrorists will take over the United States' electric grid. It's the new form of warfare.

Why should you prepare for doomsday? Because our government is not prepared. Are you surprised? Well, you shouldn't be. Our wonderful Congress, in typical congressional fashion, has failed to pass/vote on any laws or bills or whatever it is that they're supposed to vote on in order to get the ball rolling on government preparations for when terrorists knock out all power and we're all sitting in the dark without any way to communicate or get food or get clean water. And most government personnel today are too busy trying to figure out how to battle stuff that's happening right now. They don't have the time or resources to try to figure out how to battle stuff that could possibly happen in the future.

But if you think this book will be a survival guide, it's not. It just raises awareness of this very possible scenario and asks you to think about how you would prepare. Koppel gives examples of states that are prepared without waiting around for the federal government to step in and religions that have banded together to create a network of support for its members. I don't know if you want to convert to Mormonism just to take advantage of that network, but it could be worth a shot if you've got nothing better!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.

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