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What to Expect from the Government After the SHTF

James Walton

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In the face of any real disaster, the government is going to take steps to manage it. Some of these steps will be policy driven and others will happen out of necessity. Let’s look a little closer at what to expect from the government in time of disaster.

What We Know

The best place to start is with what we know. We have watched several ruthless disasters hit our nation in the last 20 years. Whether we are talking about a heart-stopping terrorist attack like 9/11, a devastating hurricane and flood like that of Katrina, or the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon, we have seen our government take action.

In two of those instances, forms of martial law were put in place almost instantly. No one in the media had the will to call it martial law, but that’s exactly what it was. This is a response that was not written into FEMA’s texts. That said, we have to take things written into government processes with a grain of salt. Some of them are drilled and some aren’t. A collapse is like fist-fighting. As Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

What We Must Assume

We must assume that the Department of Homeland Security will do everything in its power to hold true to its goal. What is its goal? Glad you asked. According to