What’s This FEMA Video Trying to Tell Us?

FEMA is a government agency that has extraordinary authority. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.

FEMA is considered to be the most powerful institute in the United States, it has more power than the President of the USA or the Congress. It has the power to turn the United States into a police state in time of a real crisis or a manufactured crisis.

Here are some of its powers:

FEMA has the power to take perform the following actions:

  • suspend laws
  • move entire populations
  • arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial
  • seize property
  • seize food supplies
  • seize transportation systems
  • suspend the Constitution

A number of people have found a FEMA commercial rather curious (see below):

“The TV spot deals not with a hurricane but with an earthquake — the Loma Prieta earthquake, which hit the Bay Area on Oct. 17, 1989. The ad shows stylized (and fictional) footage of the day before that momentous day, and indeed, it appears just like any other day. Using a split screen, the spot also shows today, and the inference is clear. Though things are quiet, you could be hours away from an emergency for which you might not have the supplies or the plan to help — potentially even save — yourself and your loved ones.”


One site asks: “What is FEMA trying to prepare us for exactly? How do you know how to prepare if you don’t know what you’re preparing for? Are they playing on people’s fears? Are they just trying to raise more money?”

We can’t prepare for everything. Is that the point? FEMA is our friend, ready to help.

Did they make a nice if creepy video to get us to trust FEMA if there is a disaster, whether natural or man-made?

Any thoughts?