Some people are deeming October 4, 2023, as “Turn off Your Phone Day.” Every phone across America will flash and ring with an alert from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” will appear across every wireless cell phone screen at the same time. Those watching TV or listening to the radio will hear: “This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public.”
The backup date for testing is October 11. Although it was not a nationwide crisis, no one in Maui was notified of the fires. No one in East Ohio was notified of the spill, nor any other town that experienced a train derailment this year. The system is designed to send messages about 1) imminent threats, 2) presidential alerts, and 3) amber alerts.
We are all familiar with amber alerts that ping when a child – with family who would go to the media – goes missing. If they cared about missing children, our phones would be ringing all day. Some have experienced imminent threat alerts, when the government cares to warn us. I received messages on my phone about the most recent hurricane in Florida. The presidential alert system would enable the White House to send all Americans messages simultaneously. Texting is fairly recent from a historical standpoint, and no president has ever enacted it before.
Yes, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) was tested on October 3, 2018, under President Donald Trump. But this time, there are numerous threats to national security present.
The whispers behind the curtain say that the government is testing this feature for when it implements martial law. This is more than likely to occur in 2024 ahead of the presidential election as they can only keep Joe Biden in power if America is at war and cannot hold an election. Will they declare martial law over the millions of illegals roaming the country in transnational gangs? Will there be another pandemic or climate emergency? War?