As probably already know about the recent Ballistic Missile scare we had the other day in Hawai`i and I can honestly say that I was terrified. As soon as I heard the warning on my phone I grabbed all of my things I needed just in case we were to survive such an attack. Some of the things I grabbed was, all of my money, Bryson and I’s medicine, our computer and chargers and two Kimono incase I did survive. I was hysterical and panicking so much that I needed to be called down. I’m just glad that it was a mistake.
I kept thinking to my myself “was it really a mistake”? Could the Civil defense really be so flimsy that there is just one button that sends out a mass text statewide about an imminent bomb threat? I don’t think so and many people seem to share the same sentiment.
I have a few theories about that day that I have looked into and spoke to my fellow colleagues and peers about it my opinions. Please keep in mind that all of these ideas are based on opinion and not fact so please take everything that I’m going to write with a grain of salt.
This theory I don’t think is too far fetched. A lot of people who are my age also seem to think that there is just no way that human error caused such a colossal mistake. What supposedly caused the “mistake” was due to a not so practical dropbox type of option for what was supposed to be a test.
Now this is where I don’t think that this was just a mistake. First of all - some people that I know who live in the Makaha area were telling me that during the time the message was sent out, there were many jets flying over the military base in Makua. However to give the benefit of the doubt they do fly a lot of jets in that area anyway. But could it really be a coincidence during the missile threat?
I think initially there was a bomb and that’s what had triggered the warning message to be sent to everyone’s phone. I think the reason why they covered it up is due to mass hysteria. If you think for a second about what if there really was a missile coming our way, would the government really tell us? What would they gain from telling us? Imagine now if everyone knew that there was a threat of a missile coming our direction (which is very possible) how freaked out us people of Hawai`i would be. It would also cause a strain on tourism (which is basically our only economy) and the whole infostructure of Hawai`i would go down the tubes.
Then the following day for NHK Japan to send out a similar warning in the same week and call it human error doesn’t make me think that it is human error. In my opinion and according to a lot of YouTubers - Japan is in fact ran like a well oiled machine. So for Japan to make such a careless mistake really bathles me. This is a country that has to issue a public apology for a train leaving 20 seconds too early. So you tell me.
Testing the Public
This might start to sound a little bit like fear mongering but would it really not make sense for the government to check how the public would react to a threat of a bomb? I mean now they have so much data on how we would react. From putting their children into storm drains and a guy shooting his dogs the government now knows what is the possibility of scaring the public.
With that kind of information you could easily learn how to instil fear into the people.
Remember what I said in the begging that everything I say is completely based on opinion not fact so please take all of this with a grain of salt.
Do I think the government lies to us? Yeah of course they do and I believe it’s like a parent who has little white lies to keep the people under control. This may sound crazy but imagine if there was solid proof of extraterrestrial life, the government wouldn’t tell us that due to so many factors like religion, fear, etc. This small think piece was just for me to throw some ideas out there. If you have any other ideas let me know in the comments.