Fear the Competing Agendas

“Monsters will always exist. There’s one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other.”

– Jacqueline Novogratz

Addison WigginDear Reader,

“Pretty good, except for the part about J6,” our reader Eric responded to Carl, our reader from yesterday.

“If there were a political crisis similar to the Jan. 06 insurrection,” Carl commented, “which also caused an electrical grid failure and/or a national medical crisis or pandemic like the one we may yet be coping with, then we could easily be headed for a massive cumulative crisis on many fronts at once.

The J6 insurrection didn’t settle with Eric responding, “an insurrection? Really? How about a mostly staged and orchestrated event with (likely) hundreds of govt army’s and paid actors in attendance.”

Mind you, this is Eric’s comment. We don’t have a lot of proof of anything that happened on “J6”.

There has been a lot of vitriol over our discussion about Grid Down, Power Up, the documentary we’re discussing this week with David Tice.

“It’s too bad Carl had to use J6 as a reference point,” Eric wraps up, “because otherwise his thoughts mostly echo mine.”

Our aging power grid is a serious matter with or without J6. “If the grid goes down for an extended period,” Tice asserts, “tens of millions of citizens would die.”

“The reality is the electricity system is old,” Romany Webb, a researcher at Columbia University told CNN on Tuesday, “and a lot of the infrastructure was built before we started thinking about climate change. It’s not designed to withstand the impacts of climate change.”

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You can watch our discussion about Grid Down, Power Up here.

We’ll start debating climate change next week when we talk to our friend John Englander.

For now, we’re simply trying to make the point: climate change is adding a piece of the puzzle. Right up there with cyber attack, physical attack, and electro-magnetic pulse from a nuclear blast or solar flair.

“No fear-porn here,” says David.

David is from Texas, and lives there. He was working on this documentary before the ice storm that shut down the grid happened in 2021.

Follow your bliss,

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin
Founder, The Wiggin Sessions

P.S. “Your readers might want to check out Ted Koppel’s 2016 book “Lights Out”, another reader suggested , “an amazing expose on how close we are to a national disaster of breathtaking proportions.”

Doug Hill and I took a film crew to Ted’s house in Virginia that year to chat about this book. Take a look, here.

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is founder and executive publisher of Agora Financial LLC, an independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He and Bill Bonner began writing the firm’s flagship Daily Reckoning in the midst of the tech boom and bust. It was one of the first widely distributed email newsletters on the Internet. The publication’s critical eye on finance and economics continues today. He’s also creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily missive The 5 Min. Forecast.

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