He Who Rules the Weather

I was joking around with a friend of mine recently, discussing world politics, and we concluded the following:

The first country, state, entity, or person to figure out how to control the weather will automatically conquer the Earth.

There’s just no other way to slice it. Humanity is completely at the mercy of the elements, despite milennia of trying to combat them. Right now, as I write this, a gigantic storm named Irene is bearing down on my neck of the woods, and people are scurrying about like rats on a sinking ship. It’s gonna mess us up–knock down trees, cut power, do tons of damage, probably kill a few people–and it’s only a 2/5 on the scale of hurricanes.

Give a person or group of people that power and it’s all over, folks. Start paying them taxes, cause they got you over a barrel. If they can drop a tornado anywhere, send hurricanes like messenger boys, give one place rain and another place drought, there is no other power at our disposal that can compete. No fleet on earth could invade them, no airforce could make an approach, and no economy could withstand their assault or be immune to their influence.

To control the weather is to have the power of God.

Good thing it is essentially impossible to do.

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About aahabershaw

Writer, teacher, gaming enthusiast, and storyteller. I write stories, novels, and occasional rants.

Posted on August 26, 2011, in Critiques, Theories, and Random Thoughts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is why Cobra should have been a much more deadly terrorist group than they were. Because even if the first Weather Dominator did break apart into three pieces, Destro should have had a second one in the hopper to be built almost immediately. Thus, when the Joes were going all over the world trying to find the three pieces, Destro and CC could have started kicking the shit out of them.

  2. Well, not that one should apply the word ‘plausible’ to GI Joe, but I think it is plausible that the construction of one and the materials required to make a Weather Dominator would probably tap-out Cobra’s (stupendously huge) budget. I bet Destroy *wanted* to make a second one, but Cobra Commander’s beancounters probably said no way.

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