By: TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges
“Either you are with us, or you are with
George W. Bush
I am walking through the airport at Phoenix and the public address system tells me that today’s threat level, as declared by the Department of Homeland Security, is orange. I wasn’t sure what that meant except that we were all supposed to be frightened enough to passively agree that the TSA has the right to commit sexual assault against the public. What I did not realize at that time, is that America had been the victim of a coup as a result of events on 9/11 which culminated in a full blown takeover of the government, by the banksters, with the commencement of the bailouts in 2008.
Immediately following the attacks on 9/11, we entered into a state of martial law, in the name of protecting the American people. The establishment of martial law has been incrementally implemented and barely noticeable to the majority of sheep who inhabit this country. However, if you were in a coma just prior to 9/11 and awakened yesterday, you would quickly realize that we have been taken over and the complete elimination of our civil liberties is almost complete.
This is a series which examines the elements of martial law and, more importantly, where America sits with regard to the roll out of martial law. I cannot possibly cover this subject in one small article. Subsequently, I have divided the article up into to two distinct parts.
Establishing the Proverbial Boogey Man
Nearly every roll out of martial law contains a boogey man, which serves the purpose of providing the impetus for society to support the establishment of martial law controls.
In the former Soviet Union, Stalin declared that anyone who disagreed with the increasing Soviet totalitarianism were “enemies of the people” and had to be swiftly and severely dealt with. In Nazi Germany, those Germans who supported the old ideal of the German Constitution under the Weimar Republic, were declared “November traitors” and were considered dangerous to all Germans. In the East German Republic, critics of the government, were called dissidents who were assigned the old Soviet label of “enemy of the state”.
In the days and years following 9/11, the boogey man was Middle Eastern and they were attempting to get on every airplane flight in America. Americans were taught that the only way that they were going to be safe was to trade “liberty for security” and acquiesce to the creation of such Nazi sounding organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security which was reminiscent of Nazi’s need to protect Der Fatherland.
Most Americans are already prisoners of the state by virtue of the fact that we are declared enemies of the state. In fact, some of the activists are living on borrowed time as we are already sitting on death row. The DHS has declared that the war against terror is still alive and well. However, we are no longer waging war on international terrorism, DHS has changed their targets. If you have been declared a terrorist, then you are an enemy of the state by default.
According to DHS, you are a domestic terrorist if you possess any of the following attributes:
If you are Christian who believes the Bible is the word of God, then you are a terrorist.
If you are a returning veteran, then you are a terrorist.
If you are a Libertarian, then you are a terrorist.
If you are a supporter of the Constitution, then you are a terrorist.
If you are a supporter of Ron Paul ideals of limited government, then you are a terrorist.
If you store more than 3 days of food and water, then you are a terrorist.
If you grow your own food, then you are a terrorist.
If you are a gun owner or support the Second Amendment, then you are a terrorist.
If you question government authority and notice the conspiracies that they ferment, then you are a terrorist.
If you protest against the government, then you are a terrorist.
If you take photographs in public, then you are a terrorist.
If you videotape the cops committing police brutality, then you are a terrorist.
If you make a phone call, send a fax or text message, visit a pro-constitution website, email anyone, post or visit on Facebook, use Google, travel by plane, then you are a terrorist because every one of these actions are monitored under the guise of detecting terrorism.
Do you see yourself on these DHS identified lists? If so, you are an enemy of the state and there are plans to deal with you. If you think you can maintain a low profile and avoid what is coming, think again.
Enemies of the State Are Dealt With
Following the identification of the new enemies of the state, the martial law authority gives itself permission to act against these groups and this is exactly what we are seeing in America.
The Nazis, the KGB and the East German Stasi have nothing on DHS. What would have been unthinkable only a generation ago in the form tyrannical abuse of power by the government, has arrived inside our country and it has arrived with a vengeance. Below, is just a small cross-section of the tyranny which has been visited upon America.
- The NDAA allows for unwarranted, illegal and indefinite detention of American citizens without the due process of law. Every person reading these words fits into one of the above categories in which DHS declares you to be a terrorist. This violates the entire Bill of Rights. No lawyer, no bail, no arraignment, no show cause hearing, no restrictions on length of incarceration, no right to cross examine witnesses against you and no right to ever be heard from again. Attorney General Holder has declared that Obama can use this act to murder Americans, through the use of domestically deployed drones, and it is presently being done. This act alone negates any civil liberty protections from this criminal enterprise government.
- Executive Order 13603 gives the President the right to take control over every material resource in America including food, water, industry, transportation, personal property and especially human capital. EO 13603 legalizes state-sponsored slavery.
- The Patriot Act gives the government the right to spy on your every communication in violation of the Fourth Amendment in order to determine who constitutes a threat to the state.
- New gun legislation sweeping the country negates your right to self-protection against intruders or an unconstitutionally intrusive government.
Forced Labor Camps
One of the first Soviet forced labor camps was the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp (SLON), known as Solovki. It was at this camp that the idea was hatched of expanding the prison system into a huge network caught on. It was found that prisoners could be used for labor at practically no cost to the state because prisoners require no wages and only minimal expense for room and board. Prisoners could simply be forced to work until they dropped dead. As you will see later in this article, we are beginning to see the same thing happen in American prisons.
The Gulag Camps rapidly spread across the Soviet Union in the 1930′s. Administered by the NKVD, the Gulag became a state within a state, with its own laws, government and even its own economy, which some speculate may have been larger than the Soviet state. Camps were located in isolated areas, many in the vast expanses of Siberia, where the climate and the land were often fatal to the political prisoners over time.
Most Soviet citizens who were sent to Siberia, never returned.
Every effective martial law plan must have a series of detention centers to deal with dissenters (i.e. enemies of the state). To some the existence of FEMA camps may be controversial, but what is not controversial is that there are clear legislative references to the unwarranted detention of American citizens which have been written into law. In other words, the practice of rounding up segments of the American population and forcibly detaining them has been codified into law.
Again, the tenets of the NDAA makes unwarranted and unconstitutional arrests and indefinite detention a “legal action” on the part of the Federal Government. As a reminder, EO 13603 calls for the establishment of labor camps.
Regardless of one’s position on FEMA camps, the following legislation speaks clearly to the preparations on the part of the US government.
Back in 1970, the former head of FEMA, planned to detain as many as 21 million African Americans in case of a black militant uprising in the U.S. Readiness Exercise 1984 (Rex 84).
Operation Garden Plot, an operational plan to use the Army, USAF, Navy, and Marine Corp. in direct support of civil disturbance control operations. It has since added numerous elements under the rubric of Continuity of Government, the overall war on terror, civil disturbance and emergency response.
A Bush era Executive Order, Presidential Decision Directive 51, gives Obama dictatorial powers in times of declared, and not necessarily a real national emergency.
Researcher, Ben Stein, stated that The American Legislative Exchange (Alec), comprised of a think-tank of 2400 state legislators from the 50 states, write uniform legislation which “has proven expertly capable of devising endless ways to help private corporations financially benefit from the country’s massive prison population.” This is state-sponsored slavery.
Welcome to the administration of justice, Gulag style. How this does not violate the 13th Amendment’s prohibition on slavery, is a mystery, or maybe it is not so mysterious, when one considers that the Bush family is at the center of privatizing prisons for profit.
The similarities between the old Soviet Gulags and the American prison system are stunning. Consider the following contained in a recent expose by Truthout, as an unidentified female prisoner at Arizona’s state prison, at Perryville, described her day working as a laborer for a private company called Martori Farms.
“They wake us up between 2.30 and 3am and kick us out of our housing unit by 3.30am. We get fed at 4am. Our work supervisors show up between 5am and 8am. Then it’s an hour to a one-and-a-half-hour drive to the job site. Then we work eight hours, regardless of conditions … We work in the fields hoeing weeds and thinning plants …
“Currently, we are forced to work in the blazing sun for eight hours. We run out of water several times a day. We ran out of sunscreen several times a week. They don’t check medical backgrounds or ages before they pull women for these jobs. Many of us cannot do it! If we stop working and sit on the bus or even just take an unauthorized break, we get a major ticket which takes away our ‘good time’.”
We can argue over semantics all day long regarding the existence of FEMA camps. However, the above description constitutes the definition of a FEMA camp in which virtual slave labor is forced upon a set of inmates. As if it is not bad enough that the United States has over 25% of all the prisoners on the planet, we are now witnessing the sanctioning of slave labor! Further, our legal system has legitimized the practice of unconstitutional and indefinite detention.
I have also previously reported on the agreement between the largest owner of malls in North America, Simon Properties, and DHS, to provide the use of shopping malls as refugee and detention centers in times of a declared emergency. A short time later, the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, all offered their stadiums and arenas for the same purposes. I have also previously reported on the advertisement for detention guards to man unnamed facilities. The guards were to come from the ranks of the military or national guard.
In this part of this series on martial law, the United States has indeed fulfilled two of the tenets of martial law, namely, the creation of an enemies list and establishment of unconstitutional detention centers in which political prisoners could be held. If America has the courage to walk through this series and really open their eyes, our citizens will see that millions of Americans are already political prisoners awaiting final disposition by the illegitimate banksters which hijacked our government in 2008. You can follow the next part in this series by clicking this link.
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