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The Eclipse of the World as We Know It?

The Eclipse of the World as We Know It?

 

For much of human history, even before we understood what it was, an eclipse of the sun has been just that … the sun behind the moon for a second or two.

 

Today, in 2017 America, the event may qualify as a natural disaster. Not kidding.

 

I first heard about the eclipse from a park ranger who was getting ready for the excited crowds. Then, I actually heard about some states treating it like a disaster. This story by CBS Philly and Chris Melore pushed the idea over the edge and I had to share it.

 

Photo by Time and Date.

 

“Americans across the U.S. will see the country’s first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. While millions of people get ready to watch the Aug. 21 eclipse, local authorities are the treating the event more like a natural disaster and are preparing for the worst.”

 

The total eclipse will be visible to about 12 million people in 12 states (rest of us will see a watered down version).

The spectacle has sky watchers on the road for better viewing. A lot of them…

 

From Oregon to Idaho to South Carolina, local and state governments are gearing up for disaster. They’re setting up emergency shelters like it’s a hurricane.

 

This speaks to the real natural disaster of our time – two of them, really. First, there’s the worried nanny state. Second, there’s the people – the people who can’t take a minute of dusk in the day without needing bottled water and shelters and services.

 

I doubt any preppers will be impacted by this foolishness. For the most part we can just enjoy the eclipse when it happens – if we’re looking.

 

So enjoy it. Just watch out for your neighbors…

 

Perrin​​ ​​Lovett​​​ ​​​writes​​ ​​about​​ ​​freedom,​​ ​​firearms,​​ ​​and​​ ​​cigars​​ ​​(and​​ ​​everything​​ ​​else)​​ ​​at www.perrinlovett.me​​.​​ ​​He​​ ​​is​​ ​​none​​ ​​too​​ ​​fond​​ ​​of​​ ​​government​​ ​​meddling.

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