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    What Would Life Be Like Under Martial Law?


    July 1st, 2010

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    By Giordano Bruno
    Neithercorp Press – 07/01/2010

    The U.S. Federal Government under both the Bush and Obama administration has made it perfectly clear that in the event of almost any major disaster scenario, including economic and environmental, they see the institution of Martial Law as not only viable, but inexorable. From legislative actions like the Patriot Act and the Enemy Belligerents Act (currently in committee) to continuity of government programs such as Rex 84 (formerly classified) and Presidential Directive PDD 51 (currently classified, even from Congress), all the “legal” precedents have been put into place to allow the Executive Branch to implement military oversight of civilian affairs, dissolution of Constitutional liberties, even the end of Miranda Rights and the right to a speedy impartial trial as protected under the Sixth Amendment. In some cases, government legislation allows for the rendition and torture of American citizens as combatants, all for the “greater good”, of course…

    Some in this country dismiss such bills and directives as abstract novelties that don’t constitute any real threat to our freedoms or our daily life. People have a tendency to assume that the atmosphere we live in today will remain the same tomorrow and always. Many of us never consider that dramatic, even violent change in American domestic policy is possible on a moments notice. On the contrary, the continuity legislation now in place shows that our government under the direction of corporate globalists is not only prepared to implement a military lockdown of this country, they fully anticipate that such an event will occur in the near future.

    In this article, we will examine how Martial Law will be presented to the citizens of the U.S., how it would likely evolve and progress, and what the ultimate end result will be if such action is not stopped by the Liberty Movement and the American public.

    A “Reasonable” Tyranny

    Tyranny does not always burst through your front door wearing body armor and brandishing an assault rifle. Sometimes, it waltzes through your living room and sweeps you off your feet. Sometimes it wears a glad mask that promises warmth and safety. Sometimes, tyranny invites you out to the party and makes you feel like you belong.

    NEVER leave your drink unattended around tyranny…

    Regardless of how apathetic the American public may seem at any given moment, the majority of them at their core hate false authority backed by thuggish jackboot mentality when directly faced with it, and will not capitulate to despotism easily. That’s just the way we are. Revolution is in our blood (though now slightly diluted), and it is an undeniable aspect of our national psyche. Widespread and immediate military control of U.S. streets would be met with a fury the world has never seen. If martial law were ever to be achieved by the Federal Government, it would have to be presented to Americans gradually, as absolutely reasonable and necessary to their personal well being not to mention that of their family’s. Globalists would have to twist the reality of martial law into a tapestry of fuzzy logic and two dimensional rationalizations, making the action appear almost mathematically evident. They would also need a crisis on a scale nearly beyond belief.

    The U.S. is on the verge of many such crises. The economic health of this country is blatantly unstable, and even some mainstream analysts who called us “fear mongers” six months ago are now reluctantly admitting that some form of collapse is probable:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/opinion/28krugman.html?hp

    The financial life of America hangs by the thinnest of threads, and any moderate disaster at this stage will most definitely send it spiraling out of control.

    Reports of U.S. warships positioning off the coast of Iran are now verified by the Department of Defense, and the media is beginning to spew WMD propaganda once again:

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=131181&sectionid=351020205

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65R0HD20100628

    The likelihood of a U.S. or Israeli attack on the major oil producing nation has increased drastically. It is only a matter of time before Iran gives the West an excuse, or the West fabricates an excuse from thin air. Any new war, anywhere, would spell disaster for the world economy. Period.

    And, perhaps the most devastating of all circumstances, BP’s act of eco-terrorism in the Gulf of Mexico has turned from a distraction that should have been disentangled immediately, into a slow motion catastrophe whose consequences could be so far reaching they might turn out downright biblical, not to mention, an ample pretext to call for a coastal evacuation and even martial law:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-17299-Hernando-County-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m5d9-Gulf-Oil-Spill-2010-Plans-to-evacuate-Tampa-Bay-area-expected-to-be-announced

    These scenarios do not include the ever present threat of government sponsored false flag terrorism, which could exacerbate social tensions one hundred fold. A 9/11 scale attack, perhaps even nuclear in origin, would assuredly be followed by a declaration of martial law.

    Under circumstances like these, people tend to allow their fear to dictate what is “reasonable” at the moment. Principles often take a back seat to “moral relativity” in the face of misfortune, even though wisdom demands that principles be held as most important in the worst of times. Freedom and civilian control over government are vital not just when our wallets are stuffed, our stomachs are fed, and the weather is mild, but when the threat of national upheaval hangs in the sky like a sun-baked vulture. When an early and unpleasant demise becomes a distinct possibility for a significant majority of the citizenry, this is when liberty should take precedence over all things.

    One argument is always presented by tyrants and their flock during the initial stages social enslavement: “You can’t enjoy freedom if you are dead. It is always better to be alive, no matter the cost.”

    However, what they fail to mention is that it is exceedingly difficult to enjoy being alive when you are a modern feudal peasant whose destiny is subject to the whim of power hungry corporatists and madmen. There is nothing meaningful in that kind of life, just as there is nothing meaningful in the life of a cog in a great machine except to turn around and around. You can’t enjoy freedom if you are dead, but you also can’t enjoy living if you’re not free.

    At the beginning of any autocratic system, total authoritarian control is almost always presented as a panacea, a wonder-drug for the masses. When confronted with epic struggle, some people would rather defer responsibility for their survival to someone else rather than make the effort to save themselves, and thus, totalitarianism is born. Martial law in America would be no different. It will be presented to us as purely rational and absolutely necessary; an “extreme solution to extreme times”. Its success would rest solely on how many of us are willing to make the effort to determine our own destinies, and how many of us are too cowardly to do so.

    Consequences Of Martial Law

    Regardless of how well governments sugarcoat the prospect of martial law at its introduction, after it has been instituted, it doesn’t take very long for the people to realize they have been duped. The consequences of a militarized society cannot be hidden after the fact, nor does the establishment feel the need to hide those consequences after they have been handed unlimited power.

    To peer into the future of what American martial law might look like, one need only research the history of martial law and dictatorships in general. From the Philippines to China to the Soviet Union, the stages of tyranny are pretty much the same no matter where you are in the world. Anyone who believes martial law in America will forgo any of these terrible steps, or that we will somehow maintain a sense of propriety and fairness, is going to be sorely disappointed.

    Free Press Destroyed: The very first action of any government that has achieved military control of a country is to dominate the flow of information. The greatest threat to elitist domination is usually the people who they mean to rule over. Ending freedom of the press stalls chances that a view that opposes government control will gain footing. In America, the mainstream media is already under globalist control and would likely remain active during martial law, at least for a time. FOX, CNN, CNBC, etc, would change little, while the true free press (alternative web news which now dominates over the ratings of mainstream media) would be attacked, if not shut down completely. Government enforced web filters (like those in China and being legislated in Australia) could be put in place, and arrests of citizen journalists are liable to occur.

    Dissolution Of Checks And Balances: In some cases, military rule allows for the dissolution of states rights and even of Congress itself. If Congress is allowed to remain, it would be in a ceremonial capacity only. Under martial law, all decision making is “streamlined” into the hands of the executive branch. The excuse given for this is often the same everywhere; the President (dictator) must not have his hands tied by checks and balances during a state of crisis, otherwise, his decisions are slowed, and more people could be hurt. Once the executive branch of a country removes checks and balances, they almost never put them back willingly, even after the so-called “crisis” has subsided.

    Erasure Of Civil Liberties: Say goodbye to Habeas Corpus immediately. All tyrannies have abruptly suspended rights to fair trial, rights to legal representation, Miranda Rights, even the right to know what one has been charged with before being arrested. This process quickly devolves the justice system to the point where those who are detained simply disappear, and are never heard from again. The U.S. currently has many pieces of legislation that have passed or are pending which allow rendition and even torture of regular citizens, specifically in the event of a national emergency, which under current rules, the President can declare at his leisure.

    Curfews, Checkpoints, Searches, Citizen Spies: Say goodbye to privacy. Expect ID checkpoints, and arrests for lack of ID. Expect nighttime curfews in cities enforced with extreme prejudice. Expect warrant-less searches of your home without cause, not to mention surveillance of web and phone traffic. Also count on the fact that some people, out of paranoia, or out of some twisted desire for petty influence, will start pointing an accusing finger at anyone who looks at them the wrong way, and the establishment will encourage this. Tyranny is much easier when the citizens police each other. We actually see some of this behavior today, however, under martial law, there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of holding the authorities or anyone who supports them legally accountable for any wrongdoing. There is essentially no means to voice grievance. Martial law is like a free pass to law enforcement officials to do whatever they please, whenever they please.

    Arrests Of Activists And Dissidents: Political opponents of the establishment, no matter how honorable and peaceful they may be, would likely be arrested. Those who have the capability to lead a movement in opposition of the current government or those who have the respect of a sizable percentage of the populace will become priority targets during martial law. All tyrants seek to quash other voices, especially strong voices, so that they can create an environment in which THEIR voice is the only one that can be heard. Activists are normally labeled as subversives, insurgents, or terrorists. They are arrested and treated as enemy combatants. The reigning government will claim that such people are “dangerous” to the stability of the country, and a threat to national security. Associating activists with terrorists also makes the idea of rendition and torture slightly more palatable to the fearful public.

    Economic Feudalism: In an autocracy, everything becomes a matter of national security, even the state of the workforce. All jobs become state jobs. The very poor become a possible burden. The middle class and the very rich (if not already part of the establishment) become possible competition. This is why most tyrannies seek to establish “harmonization”, which is really just a flowery way of saying that everyone is made equally dependent on the system for their survival. It is hard to become a successful man in an oppressive society if you are not one of the elite. It is even harder to be a pauper in the same society because you are seen as a parasite feeding off the collective (though you are probably hurting no one). Martial law is always followed by an end to economic prosperity for the average citizen and the removal of the traditional middle class. In the end, this causes the public to subjugate themselves. It creates a system which rewards those who submit with a semblance of the status they once had. The alternative: barely eking out an existence while under constant fear that you could be labeled an impediment to social progress. Given this choice, many would choose to conform.

    Food, Water, and Healthcare Rationing: Food and water are life. Control these two things in a culture, and you have the makings of a tyranny. One of the most notable aspects in the elitist quest for empire is the trail of hunger and starvation they leave in their wake. All methods are greenlighted. Burning of farmland, hording of grain, heavy taxation on livestock or harvests, government micromanagement of planting, everything is fair game. Food regulation can be taken to a whole other level in our modern age. With malicious corporations like Monsanto in operation, genetically modified crops can be created to control diet, ‘terminator seeds’ which yield only one crop can be used to keep the masses from replanting, and the pollen from these plants can be used to infect the genus of non-GMO crops birthing mutant strains which damage the food chain. By creating a food shortage, rationing then becomes inevitable, and with rationing comes greater influence. Healthcare rationing would be a natural extension, until every moment of ones life relies on the good graces of a centralized bureaucracy.

    It is rare for a government to implement all of these actions in a single instant. Usually, they are introduced slowly over a period of years, and with each new decree a problem is preemptively engineered by the elites to give a “reasonable” cause, or generate a concrete fear. As time passes, people forget what life was like before, left only with the dreadful circumstances of the present, and a disquieting sensation in the pit of their stomachs, telling them that the world they have been presented is not the world we should have settled for.

    Never Compromise Liberty

    Tyrants prevail when they are able to fool the masses into compromising their ideals, and their conscience. They enjoy devising scenarios by which we are made to tread through a “grey area”, a place where the truth is supposedly a matter of perspective, and that which is right and balanced could become unbalanced and destructive. Once you choose to compromise a fundamental principle, they then use that moment to set precedence.

    “If torture is tolerable in the chance that it could save some lives, then perhaps it is tolerable in other situations…” they say. “If some freedoms are expendable in the name of security, then perhaps others are as well.”

    How do we stop elites from setting precedence in this way? We never compromise.

    “Grey Area” scenarios are a charade. A rigged casino game in which there is only a single outcome and a single winner, and the winner is definitely not you. The crisis is usually one that the establishment created in the first place, i.e. the economic collapse, the BP oil spill, false flag terror, etc. And, the solution is always predetermined. No obstacle has only one solution, there are a myriad of answers to every dilemma, some far better than others. Yet, time and time again, we are offered only one way to resolve every disaster; greater centralization and extended government power.

    Most disingenuous of all is the constant promise by government to keep us safe. No government has the power to offer security. Security provided by others is an illusion. The only true safety is that which one provides for himself. We accomplish this by becoming self reliant, self aware, and tough minded. We do not wait for some abstract ruling body to come to our aid, and we do not trade our freedom on the false promise that they will honor their agreement.

    I have heard it argued that America is different, that we should not suspect our government capable of tyranny because “we are the government”. I find this assumption extraordinarily naïve. Our government has not represented the wishes of the people for decades. The leaderships of both major parties have supported almost identical legislative measures and extolled parallel globalist ideologies, making a mockery of our election process by giving us only one choice in the casting of our vote. We should be very suspect of such a government, for we are not the same, our goals are entirely opposed, and only one group can be allowed to endure; those who wish to dictate, or those who wish to be free.

    I have also heard it said that freedom exists under the purview of government. That the liberties we enjoy are only possible because of the protections that government provides. Elitists often take advantage of our presumption that government is some kind of cultural obligation, one that we must bow to, and that by attrition, we must bow to them. In reality, government is a philosophical construct; a framework that only exists because we will it so, and that administrates freedoms only so far as we allow it to do so. WE are the source of our liberty, NOT government. It is we as individuals who ultimately must protect the freedoms we enjoy. Under no circumstance is any government more vital than our personal liberty. The choice is eternally simple; when asked to sacrifice one or the other, government must go.

    The Constitution of the United States was drafted as a means to reign in government and force it to respect the freedoms of the people. It exists to deter the power hungry, for under the Constitution they are supposed to be denied the control they thirst for, not given unrestrained supremacy. Martial law is a tool by which the power hungry can remove the restraints of the Constitution and cast aside freedoms on a whim. This is unacceptable no matter the state of affairs. War, terrorism, economic collapse, environmental catastrophe, none of these events gives anyone the license to usurp our liberties. It cannot and will not be allowed. As the 4th of July approaches, we here in America should remember what it means to call ourselves a “sovereign people”. It is a title every man is born with but few men have the strength and fortitude to keep. “Independence” requires taxing vigilance, a persevering spirit, and the determination to see that neither is tread upon. Independence has a price. In the event that we are confronted with martial law in this country, it is a price we may have to pay all over again.

    This report was originally published by Neithercorp Press. It has been republished at SHTF Plan with permission from the authors.

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    1. Sam says:

      Comments…..When you read all the points describing martial law, it seems we”re 90% there. Who today is self sufficinet and is not dependent on the government for his survival, as along as you’re dependent on the use of currency to purchase the needs for survival you’re dependent on the governing order.
      The poor on welfare cash the checks and buy food, the rich and middle class can have their wealth destroyed by inflation over night, what control does anyone have over these things.
      If tomorrow the system crashes and the super market closes, where do you get your food and water, let’s face it new age man has becaome like a bird in a cage he has to be fed and watered, the minute you stop supplying him with nutrients he dies, but what happens when you realease him into the jungle, he will still die, for he wasn’t trained to fend for himself.
      The elite believe the first move towards slavery is to have you removed from the farm to the city and take away self sufficiency,
      then remove you  from the true word of the almighty, this way you’re starved physically and spiritually. Can we blame anyone but our selves for what takes place, the elite believe submissiion is a natural instinct, and nature has no vaccum therefore if we don’t submit to the right order something else will fill in. Sir Francis Bacon divded the idols into four categories, Idols of the market place, den, tribe, and theatre, how many did not submit to these idols.
      ”Slavery doesn’t take anyone people give themselves up to it”(Plato). At the end of the day we shape our own destiny in accordance  with our acts and beliefs.

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    2. Dave says:

      Why don’t we see an article titled “what would it be like to have 100 million citizens sniping at you” sent to every member of the military that may be called upon to assist in martial law?

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    3. jrick says:

      My thoughts exactly Dave! The things I noticed in the picture provided was,  the patrol is on the road in plain site, and they all carry 14″ barrels, which are clearly no match against the typical deer hunter and scoped 30-06 at distance. The many parked cars, the tall building, the red brick building with the plywood obstructing the door, all seem like pretty good hides to me. The trash can, the metal box both look lie IED’s just waiting to explode, and the patrol is looking the other way, duh.  Do you really think it would be any different in real life?

      In all honesty, I would have a hard time pulling the trigger against an American in uniform, as they are my brother and my neighbors. Although, once they agree to cover the US flag with the UN light blue Obama insignia, only God can save them, and I don’t believe he will.

      That light blue helmet shows up very nicely in the crosshairs, especially if the person wearing it is a foreign troop.

      I hope every American in uniform knows this, and will chose to follow the Oath Takers path.

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    4. Patriot One says:

      As usual, Bruno hit another home run. The Camel is already in the tent. The real question is not if, but when they will try it.

      For many it will be a time when the very fabric of the country will be torn apart. As it has been said the tree of Liberty is watered in Blood.

      Are you ready to spill your blood for Liberty? If so your weapons should be at the ready now.

      We all need to pray for the healing of this country before we get to Martial Law.  The choice will be kill or be killed. As in all tyranny, once they have control, the purge begins.
      The only chance most of us will have is to fight.

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    5. Comments…..everyone wake up. All our troops are haveway around the world. The american people outnumber law enforcement 10,000 to 1. What better time to take our country and rights back before some other group does! I took an oath when joining the american armed forces. “To protect this country from all enemies foreign (al quaida) and domestic (republican party members). Democrats I’m not leaving you out either if you’ve sold your soul and our country to corporate greed. There will be no warning and may god have mercy on you for the patriots will have none. See you on the front–which may wind up being your front yard.

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    6. lostinmissouri says:

      I have said this before:    If you live in a city, time is quickly running out, for you to get out.    Cities will be the battle grounds and under martial law,  may even be cut off…no one in, and on one out.
      Of course, this may not happen, but better safe than sorry.
      Country boys will survive.   Grow it, hunt it, fish it, can it, brew it, smoke it….just sayin

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    7. Roger Mack says:

      Tyrants ( TPTB ) want this to happen because they are too God Dam
      lazy to “Hunt, Fish, Grow their own food” or do any type of labor that they consider “beneath” them. They will use whatever means and do whatever it takes to make this happen.

      It’s sad that today, 90+ % of Americans don’t seem to give a “Rats Ass” about doing anything to stop it! hell the only thing most of my coworkers seem to care about is  Sports! try as I might I can’t get them to discuss anything but!  I gave up trying.
      Now if anyone starts in about the current state of affairs or the current Administration, my canned response is ” when you are truly ready to take this country back…let me know but don’t bother me with your whining …I’m too busy preparing to fight & survive to listen to your nonsense “…most times I just get the ” dear in the headlights look”.
      Best of luck to all.
      Roger

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    8. Mardochee Augustin says:

      As I said a couple of nights ago the manpower need to implement this is not there. I read for a succesfull occupation in a nation there should be 1 soldier for every 4 citizens. Now there is 315 million Americans. 120 million are gun owners. There is about 20 million illegal gun owners(gangs,drug cartels,mafia,anarchist).  Law enforcement and the military will out numbered 75-1. There is 1.5 million troops in our military. There is 1.2 million law enforcement agents(local,state police,ATF,FBI,Border agents,DEA,US Marshals,county police,) all together that is 2.7 million forces. If only 3% of the 120 million gunowners decide to organize to fight back the enforcers of martial law will be screwed. So what happens next is any ones guess. I’m not saying I can predict what will happen but by the numbers it does not look good to enforce martial law. 
      When the shtf the government will be overwhelmed like they were during Katrina. Unless they hire foreign mercenaries to help them. And do not think that the Mexican or Canadian military will come. The Mexican military is having a tough time to beat paramilitary drug cartels who are .5% of the population. Well whatever happens just remeber prepare. I still think we 5-10 years left before it all falls apart.
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      the United States will be left stranded in isolation to contemplate its own destruction and demise.

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    9. Mardochee Augustin says:

      As I said a couple of nights ago the manpower need to implement this is not there. I read for a succesfull occupation in a nation there should be 1 soldier for every 4 citizens. Now there is 315 million Americans. 120 million are gun owners. There is about 20 million illegal gun owners(gangs,drug cartels,mafia,anarchist).  Law enforcement and the military will out numbered 75-1. There is 1.5 million troops in our military. There is 1.2 million law enforcement agents(local,state police,ATF,FBI,Border agents,DEA,US Marshals,county police,) all together that is 2.7 million forces. If only 3% of the 120 million gunowners decide to organize to fight back the enforcers of martial law will be screwed. So what happens next is any ones guess. I’m not saying I can predict what will happen but by the numbers it does not look good to enforce martial law. 
      When the shtf the government will be overwhelmed like they were during Katrina. Unless they hire foreign mercenaries to help them. And do not think that the Mexican or Canadian military will come. The Mexican military is having a tough time to beat paramilitary drug cartels who are .5% of the population. Well whatever happens just remeber prepare. I still think we 5-10 years left before it all falls apart.

      the United States will be left stranded in isolation to contemplate its own destruction and demise.

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    10. currently in Canada says:

      Have two thoughts.  First Martial Law for Katrina, and ‘they’ pulled them out.   Perhaps next Martial Law in the Gulf? and maybe pull out again.  By this time we are accustomed so could it be a 3rd time will be permanent?  And on insufficiant troop to civilian ratios, we already have UN military in this country.

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    11. This is how it will happen:A cool and peaceful early morning. At 3 AM there is pounding on the front door. Two military police with clipboards.
      ” Mac Slavo, you have 10 minutes to get dressed and pack a small bag no more than 20 pounds. A truck will be here in 10 minutes to transport you to the FEMA embarking  zone. Leave all gold,silver,jewelry money,weapons and ammo in the house with your family. If you are not ready when the truck comes we are authorised to take special action against you and your family. By order of the US Emergency Martial Law Act, all  individuals critical of the US govt, its policies and its leaders are to be resettled in a FEMA work camp.Thank you for your cooperation”

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    12. Colonel X says:

      jrick, I agree with you. Blue helmets are…Easy for my spotter to see. Easy for me to hit. I may run out of ammo first. Or food. Or water. But I will go down fightin’. Barry Soetoro, return to the Constitution NOW so this will not have to happen.

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    13. Anon says:

      FWIW, Google flags search results from this query:
      http://www.google.com/search?q=neithercorp+press+giordano+bruno
      (i.e., the neithercorp.us site)
      “This site may harm your computer.”
      Mcafee SiteAdvisor sees no problem with it.
      Giordano Bruno
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno_(disambiguation)

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    14. Anon says:

      Here’s more from Google’s safe browsing diagnostic:
      http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=neithercorp.us

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    15. Joe in JT says:

      Sometimes you notice small little things that add up and pile up until you have a hill you can’t climb over.  What do I mean?  Well this is one thing I’ve noticed today. 

      That cute girl who got a DUI (Lindsey Lohan) was just sentenced to 90 days in jail.  Then when she’s released she has to go to forced rehab for another 90 days.  She was balling in the courtroom and everything, I felt bad for her.  The point is, she broke probation because she missed on alcohol class and something went wrong with her monitoring ankle bracelet.

      That’s what shocked me.  The fact that judges today force people to wear monitoring ankle bracelets for simple crimes.  This bracelet measures your blood alcohol content and sends it back to the probation officer.  They know where you are at all times through GPS, and place draconian restrictions on you.  Am I the only one outraged that our law enforcement and governments use this technology so often.  I’d rather sit in a jail cell that be monitored like a rat.

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    16. Nissanman says:

      Comments…..Joe in JT, sad as it may sound, but your VOTED in representatives concocted this Orwellian scenario with YOUR safety in mind!
      Now you surely can’t argue that it is in YOUR BEST INTERESTS to have this technology utilized in this way!
      After all you wouldn’t want to be harassed by a tipsy LL would you!
      Anyone who surrenders a “little bit of freedom” for the greater good is under the diabolical spell of the power brokers.
      “A population who surrenders freedom for security will get neither”.
      In Oz we have had a crackdown on Bikie gangs and their dealings, BUT, our State Government[s] saw fit to introduce “Special” Legislation to deal with the problem.
      Why I ask, do special NEW laws need to be passed to deal with illegal weapons, drugs and money laundering offenses?
      If I, a meek and mild also ran, offended in any of those categories, I’m POSITIVE that I would be CRUCIFIED, without the need of “SPECIAL LAWS”!
      Now we have the situation where Christian Bike Clubs can be arrested for “counseling” nominated Bikie Club members!
      The old “associating with known criminals” offense  has now been replaced with “doing your job”!
      It seems to be the function of our elected representatives to enact more and more laws to restrict more and more of life’s activities, in the name of PROTECTION!
      Why? because they CAN!
      Don’t start me on the FUN POLICE!
      Any adventure, recreational or risky recreational activity has been Legislated to non-existence by our “well meaning” Governments.
      Martial Law, if implemented, will be a very interesting test of the population and the Law Enforcement people.
      Where will the “Law” place its’ allegiance?
      They might find themselves confronting neighbors, friends, FAMILY!
      Doesn’t this remind you of  the American Civil War, where sons, fathers and families found themselves on opposing sides?
      I really do wish the residents of the U.S.A well in these trying times, BUT, you need to realise that your ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES are NOT representing YOU but whomever pays their way, i.e the faceless Corporations etc.
      I’m not at all saying that our situation in Oz is any different to the situation in the U.S but, we all need to apply pressure to get our Country back!

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    17. jrick says:

      Nothing to fear. I just figured it out. Many try to compare martial law to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, going house to house searching for weapons etc… First the only reason our troops are successful is they have the American tax base behind them footing the bill for all their gear and needs. In a SHTF situation, our government will be broke, the tax base will be broke, and there will be no manufacturing base or funds necessary to support the scenario’d humvee, helicopters, diesel, jackboots and ammo needed to pull something like this off. I see the national guard being called up, but having to wait a month to get a few cases of 5.56 delivered for their empty mags… By then, food will be hard to come by and winter will be setting in.

      Chicago style politics relies upon thuggery and intimidation to work, plus the hope that a declaration of martial law will intimidate Americans into submission. Actually, I do see the “O” folks trying this single big bluff, but as soon as the American people respond with a big fat, “I don’t think so Barry”, it will all be over.

      I see “O” and his legion of demons being led off into the woods for a short walk, and an even shorter talk. In less than a month,  I see a new Republic based upon an old, but still relevant Constitution.  And the socialism enacted since 1933 will be red-lined, and removed.  There may even be a Declaration of Independence II, being placed in the National Archives.

      The far left liberals will be hunted for bounty, and those that remain, will never talk like an theoretical academic again. By the way, where did I put my “Most Wanted – Deck of Cards,” and that extra magazine and spare battery for my red dot? I am definitely going to need to stock up…

      And then, I woke up. But I did have to smile.

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    18. P. Henry says:

      Just found this thread and it raises some pertinent questions.  First off, do we really believe those in law enforcement would defect (to our side) and refuse to enforce tyranny upon the populace.  My answer:  Call me a pessimist but I believe  way too many in law enforcement  are in love with the power those  positions bring.  They will bend to the will of their own egos and to that of their overlords in a heartbeat IF it means the possible sacrifice of job and “comfortable” income.  Just like the majority of our culture today, they would not give a rat’s ass about someone’s  life, liberty and pursuit of happiness if it could negate their own.  Look at the BlackWater asshats,  look at what they did in NOLA simply for the paycheck.  These were supposedly the “good ‘ol boys”  putting that great military training to use for an improved payoff.  I have no problem with the concept but they and some of the local LE  literally stomped on  those struggling to stay above water (pun intended).  I don’t see them joining us…. period!  I hope those in the Oath Keeper movement can get a handle on this issue. 
      Second, do we really think that a group of folks could organize in such a way as to disrupt a military garrison that has locked down a given region especially with the tremendous advantages in communications an authoritarian entity could wield with impunity?  Sure, you could use the rather primitive insurgents in Iraq and A’stan as a rebuttal but look at them, they still are nowhere near victory as they wish. 
      If a home-grown revolutionary group bent on restoring liberty and sanity to this country is to succeed the FIRST thing that must happen is to increase numbers drastically.  To do that they must  rediscover MORALITY!  People need to turn off the damn xbox, burn their porn collection, get off their ass and stop collecting welfare and primarily……..  STOP LISTENING TO WHAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA TELLS THEM IS PROPER! 
      Will this happen?    Hells Bells—No Way!   So, what is left to do?  As a previous poster commented,  we are eventually going to have to pay for this whole novel concept of Liberty all over again, and the currency will again be…….. BLOOD!

      Dammit I hate reality sometimes!   

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