The world has yet to fully recover from the Wuhan virus pandemic.
Lockdowns and vaccine mandates caused untold destruction.
Now a Republican movie star sounded the alarm on one terrifying problem.
Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid is raising awareness on one issue that often gets overlooked.
Quaid, a political independent who said Ronald Reagan was his favorite President, narrated the documentary Grid Down, Power Up about the calamity of a potential power grid failure.
In the film, Quaid says, “A nuclear explosion in the atmosphere above the United States could unleash a burst of invisible electrical energy that within a fraction of a second could wash over this country and overload all of our most sensitive electronic devices…including the nation’s power grid.”
If the power grid were to fail, it would be an absolute catastrophe as Quaid said.
He reiterated the point in an interview with Fox News host Jesse Watters.
Quaid said, “Just 30 days without electricity, it would take us back to 1880. You wouldn’t be able to get gas. You wouldn’t be able to get food…This is something that if it does happen, it’s going to make COVID look like a kids show…We keep talking about it, but nothing ever gets done.”
There has been talk to fortify the power grid, but not much has happened.
From Fox News:
“Quaid said utility companies don’t want to foot the full bill for upgrading and safeguarding the grid, estimating that a $50 billion federal budget allocation over several years could go a long way…Watters noted the United States has given billions to Ukraine in just the past year, positing the feds can afford to focus on such a key facet stateside.”
Power grid and border security take a back seat to endless funding for Ukraine.
Quaid referenced his disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow and added, “There have been several attacks on substations. I heard about one a couple of months ago. This is not ‘Day After Tomorrow’ by the way, this is tomorrow, I think. It could happen.”
Watters asked Quaid if his politics have been an issue in Hollywood.
“Do you find…in Hollywood, you have to hide your political opinions?”
Quaid responded, “Yes and no. I mean, I’m an independent. You know, I’ve always been an independent. I’ve voted both ways my whole life, depending on which way the pendulum goes. I’m not really happy with the way the pendulum is right now.”
Quaid also lamented the fact the country is so divided and said, “It usually takes some kind of big thing like World War II really brought — you know we really got our act together when that came up.”
Actor Dennis Quaid sits down with Primetime to talk Hollywood, politics and the vulnerability of U.S. power grids #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/WeTyxJ9EzO
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) March 29, 2023
Hopefully it doesn’t take a world war or a nuclear attack on the power grid—which would likely facilitate a world war—in order for the country to get its act together.