CBS News: It’s the alert that – if it’s real – you won’t want to get again. For the first time ever Wednesday, Americans nationwide will receive an alert on their cellphones from President Trump. The test, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. ET, is the first test of a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis. That could include a missile launched by another country at the U.S. or a tsunami.
First on “CBS This Morning,” we got an inside look at the new system with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials ahead of the test.
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously,” FEMA’s Antwane Johnson told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. “It has some direct impact on either life or safety.” more …
Opinion: Here is the announcement that is supposed to make us feel more secure:
“If we have something that’s of national significance, we can rapidly notify the American public of that event,” Johnson said.
Ok so far …
“It should be reserved for true situations, true emergencies when we need to get the public’s attention,” former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said, adding it is designed to be used very specifically – and rarely.
Still ok …
“This is something that should not be used for a political agenda,” Jeh Johnson said. That’s especially important because no one can opt out of these alerts, he said.
Globalist/authoritarian government messaging could manipulate the thinking of a mostly uninformed godless public on a whole host of agendas:
- Weather/environmental warnings
- Free speech manipulation
- Gun control for targeted groups
- Dangers of religious agendas
- Marshal law