My Speculating State of Michael Crichton's Fear
Nobody’s Opinion; The good news is that I just finished reading Michael Crichton’s latest thriller called, “State of Fear.” The bad news is: because I couldn’t put the book down, my house is a mess.
Why? Because my puppy has a habit of wanting attention, right in the middle of a good part, so I give her stuff to chew up to keep her busy, like pillows, gum wrappers, paper plates, old shoes, old conspiracy theories about warthogs, and empty potato chip packages.
Always being sure to say after she finishes completely demolishing whatever I throw at her… “Was that good?” And then I have to find something else to throw.
This only happens when I run into a good book.
State of Fear, is unusual in the fact that Michael Crichton has done more than his usual share of research into global warming, debunking most of the environmental “kooks” with hard scientific data, rolled into a soon to be made blockbuster movie plot, like Jurassic Park or Twister. But in this one, he gives you lots and lots of data charts.
He obviously cares about all the environmental disinformation going around.
I will be surprised if this one is actually made into a movie though because Michael in this book suggests that man can control the weather, and not for a good cause like crops growing in the desert, no---this crisis weather information is more to make money for lawyers, environmental foundations, environmental terrorist, and media ratings.
This is a manufactured fear he suggests, because the best way to rule a people is through fear. The cold war is over. New enemies are needed to keep us in line.
Just ask George Soros, who claimed today that President Bush is using fear to control us all.
Well, then, so is Glenn Beck. So is Al Gore. So is Bill Clinton. So is bin Laden. So is that nutcase in Iran, and Chavez. And so is George Soros by saying such a thing.
So was my dog when I saw her run by the couch with a big chunk of broken glass from the hallway foyer mirrored wall in her mouth, right when the main characters was getting zapped by lighting.
Are they all nuts?
There are other “conspiracy nuts” that have said they believe in weather control. Richard C. Hoagland, former NASA constultant, believed that Katrina was insidiously “helped” along. Richard Cohen, former Secretary of Defense for President Clinton, has said that weather used as weapons is a real concern in the future. He was concerned about "eco-types of terrorism that alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes, ad electromagnetic waves."After all, whoever controls the weather controls the battle field.
The United States is running HAARP 24/7 and Russia is running scalor. Who knows what these are for.
Once in a while, deep on page six somewhere, you will hear how China is experimenting with storms, causing it to rain at different times, in its different provinces.
For instance, in State of Fear, tsunami’s can be manufactured with hypersonic cavitations technology. Like tectonic impulse generators, resonant impact processor assemblies, transportable MHD units---Well, why not?
Is that why we had three embarrassed looking Presidents--- Presidents who up to that time were sworn enemies, getting together to send billions to Asia after the tsunami of 2003?
Nah. There’s no proof of that. Silly me.
Electrical storms can be manufactured with ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, and mid-level particle-dispersal units. Rockets are shot up to amplify the power of existing storms by causing a “change in the electric potentials of the infra-cumulus strata.” Floods can be manufactured.
You mean, that nasty storm that hit St. Louis this summer was whipped up in all of ten seconds out of nowhere from the North, the one that knocked out power here for over three weeks, was maybe an experiment…man-made?
No…it must have been my cold. It’s gone to my head. Carl Sagan would sap my Cosmos.
State of Fear suggests that icebergs can be broke off with precision-timed blasts.
Oh my…how many polar bears are being killed for Al Gore’s presidential nomination?
You can ‘purposively’ shift a hurricane or cyclone track by disseminating Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in large quantities into it, with some hydrophilic nanoparticles.
If you go by this, it took quite a few hurricanes coming out of Africa to get Katrina right.
The timing of Katrina, oil prices going up, Ford Motors jumping country, smaller cars being introduced, population control, Mexicans needing more room, new Beach Front casinos’---
Somebody HELP me! My conspiracy button is maxing out into a STATE OF FEAR!
Actually, I would welcome some global warming. I would just love to grow some gardenias in my garden. I’d like that much better than another ice age.
Even though we had more than our share of 100 degree weather here in St. Louis this summer, it’s happened before in my lifetime.
Here in St Louis, in 1966, the heat was so bad that we had 146 deaths. Then again in 1980, 118 died when the temperature hit 100 for 18 days.
Then in 1982, we had a blizzard here that left 22 inches of snow. I remember just leaving my car at work because I couldn’t find it.
In 1993, we had a famous Mississippi flood, just like the one in Mark Twain’s time.
And what about this “fear” factor theory?
Bill Clinton gave a speech not too long ago, scaring everyone by saying that soon Manhattan would be underwater.
Al Gore “scared” everyone with the soon to be destroyed Earth behind his head, lisping about glaziers melting, and our planet dying from too many SUV’s. Al Gore even included pictures in Vanity Fair showing pictures of Martha’s Vineyards going under water. (How cruel)
Now we have the fear of radical Muslims. President Bush is saying that if we don’t torture Al-Qaeda terrorists, we will be sorry. (Okay, do it.)
Actually, after finishing State of Fear today, I tend to agree with Michael, they can’t even predict the next day’s weather, let alone ten years from now. The earth is in constant change, and so are we. There is something to this weather manipulation stuff, and Michael gives the proof.
I think in the future, they might learn how to control the weather, and that they are experimenting with it now. But I think the global warming scare is just like a lot of things…follow the money.
Michael Crichton’s State of Fear is a really an enlightening book, and one worth spending an afternoon reading.
Now if I could only learn how to control my dog.
Nobody’s Perfect; I admit it, I hate to clean. It’s boring, boring, and more boring. I will find any excuse to put it off. Reading is always a good excuse, and I use it often.
Tomorrow I will regret that I let my dog destroy so much trash. Nevertheless, I can’t stand a mess for too long, so I have to clean, and if I’ve got to clean, I have to do something…so thinking up conspiracy theories will keep me busy.
While I’m cleaning I will be wondering if I will die by doing something exciting, like sky diving, or have a heart attack while shoving snow made by politicians who wanted to keep people from going to the polls on Election Day, that would get me heart attack mad.
I’m good at inventing states of impending fear. It’s a particular talent handed down by my mother, bless her heart, now that she is no longer in a state of fear herself. Gee..thanks mom.
Nobody Knows; If the Congress takes “torturing” terrorists off the map for President Bush, I suggest President Bush just put the terrorist outside the yard, in an “upgraded” electrical storm. They could be let back inside if they give up some secrets. I don’t think that’s in the Geneva Convention rules. After all, it would be an Act of God if one of them should happen to get struck.
Nobody Cares; President Bush invited Michael Crichton to the White house after he read the book, and it is said that he agrees with Michael’s findings.
What I would like to know from the author is, why thoughout the book, does he express again and again, supported by scientific fact, that global warming does not really exist, and is not caused by man. Yet at the end of the book, in an “author’s message” moment he says “Atmosphere carbon dioxide is increasing and human activity is the probable cause.”
HUH? I have heard Arnold now say this, and the President. So, I wish they would make up their minds, because now I’m speculating…which theory do they really believe?