I think it would take about 4-7 days before the people go Lord of the Flies if the nation’s power grids were taken down. Watch “The Mist” for a great narrative on what happens to people when you shut off the lights and take away the rules.
How odd, I just finished a book about the power grid going down. Dark Grid by David C. Waldron is a pretty good book.
There’s another issue that I’ve never seen discussed. The EPA through the shutdown of coal fired power plants may have sharpely reduced the reserve capacity of some of our nation’s grids for a period of two years or longer until replacement facilities can be built.
I’m not as concerned about transmission as I am about the generation of electricity. A terrorist organization would have an easier job of analyzing and interrupting power generation than trying to damage the transmission lines. We as a country have our ass hanging out, and don’t know it. Homeland Security, AFAIK, has their collective head up its ass on a vital aspect of our energy supply.
In the worse case scenario electricity would be unavailable for months or possibly longer in some areas of the country. Doing that would be less complicated than 9/11.
prepared already, off grid cabin and 30’ fully contained Trailer on 10 acres, solar powered, well with 10,000 gallon water tank solar powered, and everything works perfect. Good fishing 1 mile away thru mountains at lake and river, hunting right out the back door, dirt bikes,quads,4-wheeler,guns,ammo,supplies,.....And I keep my airplane full of fuel and ready to leave to other house in AZ with private strip, fully stocked and same everything. I did this a long time ago when Obama won Primary, I knew then the end was in sight for most of Americans.
In a situation of no power, having some big time flashlights ($60 and $90 dollar, 500 and 700 lumen AA based night blasters that will reach out there 2 and 3 hundred yards) and rechargeable AAs with solar chargers, will sure go a long way to intimidating prowlers, after a couple of weeks of darkness and fading $10.00 flashlights, as more and houses slip into having almost no light except maybe their little solar lights brought in from the garden.
Seeing high quality firepower being worn and carried by you and your neighbors during the day time, and seeing continuous, even wasteful use of mind blowing lights being used at night, as noises and suspicions are checked out, would make for a pretty intimidating atmosphere.
A couple of weeks of darkness can really change the balance of power between the bad guys and the straights, and I think that most people would just want to hide in their homes at night, and hope for the best, as the bad guys took over the nights.
I strongly suspect he’s selling something and wants a bundle of homeland inSecurity money. The Algore funny money is drying up after “stimulous”. The junk science deniers ate their lunch. So now they are going after homeland security money.
As long as America keeps allowing in Muzzies and other enemies to our shores I won’t be surprised when, not if, it happens.