We all knew it was coming.
The card played to justify literally anything has just been played.
ERCOT waited until precisely the right moment before revealing the ace up their sleeve.
The invisible enemy took down our power grid.
NBC5 Investigates has learned ERCOT inspections designed to ensure power plants are winterized did not happen as usual this year. Due to COVID they were virtual tabletop exercises, not in-person inspections. ERCOT says it’s too early to say if that played a role. @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/dvKRSBzhpz
— Scott Friedman (@ScottNBC5) February 17, 2021
Upon being told by the media that we should panic because millions of cold virus deaths were imminent, virtually everyone’s jobs eliminated all sorts of standard protocols with the waive of a hand, and replaced them with weird superstitions said to “keep you safe.” Everyone understands none of these practices are rooted in science or epidemiology, but more closely resemble some kind of voodoo ritual.
However, these rituals gave people an excuse to stop doing things they didn’t enjoy doing anyway, such as scheduled safety inspections.
They say that you find out who people really are during trying times.
We found out in 2020 that virtually everybody is actually very lazy.