Under the regime of Homeland Security, America has spent most of this decade at Code Orange Alert. Right now, airports are at Code Orange Alert and the rest of America is at Code Orange Alert.
Code Orange means that there is a high risk of terrorist attack.
Code Yellow means that there is a significant risk of terrorist attack.
Code Blue means that there is a general risk of terrorist attack.
Code Green means that there is a low risk of terrorist attack.
Let’s look at the situation rationally: What is the actual risk that there is going to be a terrorist attack today? How about a terrorist attack this month? What about the risk that there will be a terrorist attack this year?
The answers to those questions are all the same: Low, low, low.
There is not a high risk that a terrorist attack will take place any time soon. I can say that with confidence because there hasn’t been a terrorist attack in the United States for a very long time.
If you say to someone that there is a high risk of rain, you mean to be saying, “Hey, you ought to bring your umbrella, because it looks like it’s probably going to rain today.”
A person would not say to someone in the middle of the Sahara Desert, in a place where it rains once every ten years or so, that there is a “high risk” of rain… unless that person were working for the Department of Homeland Security. If that person was working for the Department of Homeland Security, one would issue a Code Orange Alert thunderstorm warning for the Sahara Desert every day of the year for years on end, just because it rained one morning seven years ago.
Still not willing to accept that the USA ought to be at Code Green? Let’s look at this operationally: Did you wake up this morning worrying about how you would deal with the terrorist attack today? Did you even discuss plans with your family just in case there would be a terrorist attack today?
If you did, you’re truly paranoid.
If you didn’t, that means that you’ve decided that the chance that there will be a terrorist attack is low. Low risk means code green.
So why isn’t the USA at Code Green? Hmmm…