In terms of saving the country the military budget is more important than FEMA. That said, a few billion could be trimmed from it, but don’t count on that happening anytime soon.
That’s so easy to say if you think Hurricane Harvey and Irma are freak events that will never happen again.
If on the other hand, you accept that we are entering a new era of increasingly destructive weather events, be they multiple serious Hurricane hits, droughts, heat waves, torrential storm systems. Imagine if Irma had bullseye Miami and marched up the coast and flattened Cape Kennedy and on. We got lucky, still the big ones are going to keep getting bigger, it’s simple geophysics. What happens when the Mississippi makes that right turn into the Atchafalaya that its been wanting to do for decades. 2011, was close, but we got lucky again. It’s only a matter of time and every torrential downpour brings it a little closer until, ...
I could see a time, who knows how far or near, when those realities outweigh the contrived wars people have established for fun and profit.
Think about how amazingly fast the past decade screamed by? Haven’t you noticed something relentless underfoot, momentum, things that we have always relied on, aren’t so reliable or even available any more.
We have a very complex interconnected world, and those connects have fragile weak links, I’m in awe at how well it runs, but from getting around a bit I’m also aware of many weak links. Ain’t like sudden collapse of wonderful civilizations hasn’t happen before. It isn’t like anyone has learned lessons from all those previous examples.