Rob here with Patriot Privacy and the Self-Reliance Institute.
For good reason, whether we consciously think about it or not, most of us engage in threat assessment every day.
In other words, we are constantly making decisions about what threats we face and how to avoid danger and prevent harm to ourselves and our families.
It may be as small as how we drive our vehicles, what food we eat, or our choice of recreation.
More significantly, it can be our assessment of the people around us while walking a city street at night.
Certainly, in a post 9/11 world, we all feel it is important to assess the people around us while traveling on aircraft.
It can be any of dozens of threat assessments – large and small – and the decisions we make based on those assessments.
For the most part, we instinctively balance in our minds what actions or activities are a greater threat to our well-being. Once we’ve made that decision, we prioritize our responses to those potential threats.
In fact, I would argue that you can tell a lot about an individual based on whether or not they can make rational assessments of the threats they face in life.
In short, can they correctly determine the dangers life presents.
For example, if I ask you which has a greater likelihood of being a threat to your safety, climate change or terrorism, which would you pick?
I suspect the overwhelming majority of folks would say that terrorism is a greater threat to their well-being than climate change.
But, evidently, President Barack Obama disagrees.
It seems Obama believes “climate change” is a greater threat than terrorism – which he compares to nothing more than the crime “big city mayors” have to deal with.
In an interview just the other day, Obama was asked:
Interviewer: “Do you think the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos as opposed to a longer-term problem of climate change and epidemic disease?”
President Obama: “Absolutely…”
After stating that “absolutely” people should be more alarmed about “climate change” than terrorism, Obama went on to give the media a pass in the way they cover the news. But, in so doing, he went further by stating his belief that terrorism gets big news coverage because it’s a “sexy” story compared to climate change, infant mortality, poverty, or the productivity levels of poor farmers.
Now, as always, I invite you to watch the video and decide for yourself. But the reason I communicate with you several times a week is to discuss ways we can all protect our security and privacy. And, to do so, I make decisions all the time about what I think you want to hear about and what I think you need to hear about.
I can honestly say I never came to the office believing I needed to write to you about climate change. But I certainly am concerned about your safety and security when it comes to terrorism – specifically the growing terrorist threat posed by radical Islam.
Am I wrong? Or is President Obama wrong?
Which is a bigger threat? Climate change or terrorism?
Because I’ve got to tell you, I personally believe that if Obama thinks climate change is a bigger threat than Islamic terrorism, I have to conclude he is incapable of rational thought when it comes to national and international security.
And I say that not because of politics, but because I personally witnessed and reported on the 9/11 attacks while I was still in Washington, DC.
Feel free to email me at [email protected] with your thoughts.
Be safe, secure and free!
Rob Douglas – Former Washington DC Private Detective
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