Up until recently the existence of a national “red list” of domestic dissidents and potential terrorists existed only within the realm of conspiracy theory and Hollywood story lines.
But what if such a red list did exist?
What if all of those tracking and monitoring mechanisms being put into place by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Administration and the Central Intelligence Agency are now being utilized to identify and take action against American citizens who may pose a perceived threat to the security and stability of the United States government?
Yes, it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but you’d better believe that it’s happening, and it’s happening right here and now.
When 34-year-old U.S. citizen and Mississippi resident Wade Hicks boarded a military flight to visit his wife, a Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he did not think it would be a one-way trip. Stopping off in Hawaii to refuel, upon reboarding the plane, Hicks was quickly escorted back off again by armed guards. He was then taken to a secure interrogation room where Hicks was informed he would not be flying anywhere because he turned up on the no-fly list.
Hicks has since been stranded on the island state without a way home.
After being asked to get off the plane, “It started out like something fairly routine,” Hicks said in his interview with Infowars. “About 15-20 minutes later, two heavily armed Air Force security forces guys showed up.”
It was then Hicks was told he would not be flying anywhere. There is no indication as to why Hicks was able to first fly from San Francisco to Hawaii without being notified he was supposedly on the list.
Seemingly the only “crime” Hicks has committed that would end in revocation of his ability to fly is his affiliation with the Mississippi Preparedness Project, a prepper organization. Although prepping is not illegal, the FBI has been cracking down on preppers for awhile now, with everything from spying on people who visit prepper websitesto straight up stripping preppers of their Second Amendment rights.
Hicks revealed to Infowars that a supposed disabled veteran claiming to be a Navy Seal had joined his prepper group earlier in the year, but Hicks felt the man’s story seemed suspicious. Through a Freedom of Information Act request, Hicks learned the man had never been in the military even though he possessed an authentic military ID. Sometime later while out driving, Hicks saw the man’s car and ended up tailing him to a Mississippi Department of Homeland Security branch office where the man parked his car.
When asked if he thought his affiliation with a prepper group caused him to get detained, Hicks responded, “If it does, that’s a pretty sad situation.”
Wade Hicks is a law abiding citizen; this has been confirmed by a background check performed by the Northeast Intelligence Network which was authorized by Hicks.
His only “crime,” it seems, is that he is associated with the preparedness movement and that he has a preference for limited government.
Last year Senator Rand Paul warned us about scenarios much like this one. To the apathetic and indifferent ears of the American public Paul said “that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements.”
That day has come and Rand Paul’s prescient warnings are becoming a frightening reality.
There are laws on the books now that characterize who might be a terrorist.
Someone missing fingers on their hands is a suspect according to the Department of Justice. Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist.
If you are suspected by these activities do you want the government to have the ability to send you to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention?
Wade Hicks may not have been sent to Guantanamo, but he was detained against his will and restricted from travel by his own government – and for no reason at all. In fact, Hicks may never learn why he was added to the no-fly list because of national security secrecy laws made possible through the Patriot Act.
He has been found guilty without ever having been charged, with no evidence having been presented, and without being tried in a court of law as is mandated by the Constitution of the United States – the supposed fundamental law of the land.
The bottom line is that Wade Hicks is considered a potential terrorist and enemy of the United States.
He’s on the red list.
And there’s a strong possibility that if you store emergency food, or visit alternative web sites, or put a Gadsden bumper sticker on your car, or like to collect guns, or associate with certain groups on social networks, you are already on the red list, or soon will be.
We once facetiously noted that the rate at which people are being added to government no-fly lists, no-work lists and the DHS master list, indicates the list itself will exceed the population of the entire country by 2019. Maybe that notion wasn’t so far off.
This is America, and everyone is guilty until proven innocent.