So the Dept. of Homeland Security has raised the alert level to “Orange.” And just in time for holiday travel, too. Honestly, I can’t say that I even know which color means a higher alert than what other color, except to say that orange must mean a higher alert than yellow, because that’s what the alert level was before.
The more cynical part of me tends to think that these alert levels get raised arbitrarily, because all we ever hear is some vague reports about an unspecified, unnamable threat. So I tend to think the powers that be issue these alerts when they need to raise the level of fear amonst the public.
Either way, I’ve decided that if there is a terrorist attack and I find myself in the middle of it, there’s probably very little I can do to prepare for it or stop it. If it happens it happens, and I just have to get on with my life and see what comes.