April 27th, 2013

Americans Under Siege – Has Tomorrow Become A Reality?


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This article was written by Gaye Levy and originally published at Backdoor Survival

Just a little over a year ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order titled National Defense Resources Preparedness. This act stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy – both for and against. At one end of the spectrum were those that thought this was an overt act signalizing unilateral militarization of our country. Others felt this was a ho-hum restatement of existing presidential controls.

Whatever your feelings at the time, it is now a year later and events of the past couple of weeks bring more questions than answers to those who seek the truth. Sadly, it is my opinion that Americans are under siege by our own government and by the mysterious and secretive powers that control our elected officials. More and more, ordinary citizens are filled with angst as we witness the wholesale cannibalization of our freedom and of the Constitution.

To echo my own words: I begin to wonder whether there is some grand plan. Perhaps there is some master puppeteer poised to pull our strings when and if the rise to elitism reaches the pinnacle.

So with much personal angst, I have begun to believe that the rank-and-file citizens of the United States of America are being herded down the path to a Police State. Or, better put, will soon be running from the rising tsunami of the police state.

WHAT IS A POLICE STATE?

According to Wikipedia:

A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.

The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state.

So let me get this right: A police state occurs when the government takes over control of the country by restricting the freedom of the population. Residents of the police state are required to obey the occupying authorities and may be punished for not doing so. They may be required to perform non-military, government-mandated duties serving at the pleasure of the chief executive, the military and the PTB. They may be detained indefinitely if considered a threat, rendering the protections of the Constitution null and void. And, finally, their goods and their lives become the property of the government.

TOMORROW HAS BECOME A REALITY

As someone who for the most part lives a quiet and even boring life, I find myself shocked at the reality of the recent Boston lockdown. Military patrols, door-to-door searches, curfews, involuntary disruption of transportation systems, cell phone surveillance and mandatory confinement to one’s home sounds more like Nazi Germany than America to me.

And what about the rights of the accused? Regardless of how heinous the alleged deed, this is still America where you are innocent until proven guilty. And no Miranda rights? What is with that?

The new reality is that the government may come knocking on our doors, ordering us to stay put. Do we fight or do we acquiesce? The answer to this question is complicated and requires a bit of soul searching as we try to separate fact from myth, reality from fantasy and conspiracy from paranoia.

LOCKDOWN VERSUS SHELTER IN PLACE

Another thing. Especially troubling is the recent widespread use of the term “Shelter in Place” to describe a mandatory lockdown where all day-to-day activities are forced to come to halt. In Boston, people were basically told to cower in their homes and to stay put. The term used was “shelter in place”.

Anyone who has been prudently prepping for the big one – be it an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other disaster – knows that having the knowledge and ability to shelter in place is a good thing and not something to be feared. And it bugs the heck out of me to see this term abused by both the government and the media as they describe a lockdown and the mandatory restriction of movement.

Sheltering in place is something you do following the release of hazardous contaminants following a radiological, biological, or chemical event. And yet Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said:

We’re asking people to shelter in place — in other words, to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open the door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer.

This to me sounds like a lockdown within the confines of a prison system. It makes me mad and is just one more indication that our government will do whatever it takes to discredit the preppers who plan and prepare for a real emergency.

ADVICE – IF YOU CARE TO TAKE IT

Notwithstanding the horrifying events that took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon and the short period thereafter, my advice, if you care to take it, is to keep living your life with your eyes and your mind wide open. Moreover, this is not the time to be a slacker when it comes to your preps.

Continue prepping in an ordinary and non-obtrusive manner by gathering emergency food and supplies. Learn coping skills for stressful times and practical skills that you can use if the lights go out and there is no power. Stay healthy so you can reduce your reliance on medical supplies.

Most of all, try not to become overwhelmed by bad news. But don’t ignore it either. Practice your faith and your belief in yourself. Just remember that you are not alone in your thoughts and that you must hang in there, prepping wise, to ensure your safety and long-term survival.

THE FINAL WORD

A lot has been speculated this past week. Was Boston a false flag event? Was there a cover-up? Was this a drill gone wrong created by the the alphabet soup agencies that are supposed to protect our country and its citizens? And was the reaction of public officials a blueprint for future attacks?

What is the truth and what are the lies? I suspect that with the abundance of disinformation being perpetuated by both the mainstream and alternate press, we may never know.

One thing I do know, however, is that I agree with Michael Snyder and his article Mourn For America: Whenever A Tragedy Happens They Take Even More Freedom From Us. He writes:

If you cower in fear when a bully comes after you, what is the bully going to do? The bully is just going to keep coming after you because his actions are being rewarded. Those that are trying to create fear love it when you become fearful. It is exactly what they want.




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8 Responses to “Americans Under Siege – Has Tomorrow Become A Reality?”

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    Darryl Says:

    How many “oathkeepers” participated in the door-to-door illegal searches in Boston? I thought exigent circumstances required some sort of probable cause or witness–”I saw a guy with a gun run into THAT door.” I never though of exigent circumstances meaning “He is somewhere in this city so the entire city is fair game for searches without warrants.” If you are thinking “But the people cheered afterwards.” then we profoundly disagree on what it means to be a free man; what it means to uphold our oaths, and how the Constitution restricts the actions of the government.

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    Deborah Says:

    The oathbreakers treated everybody like the targeted bomber, no difference, clearly knowing these citizens were innocent. 3rd world tactics used in America! I still have faith our military paycheck or no paycheck are not going to lie down and take the over throw of our gov’t. Amos stating the landscape has changed, I don’t think he was talking about the citizens and vet’s as being an enemy, how stupid would he look?

  3. 3
    Patrick C. Says:

    Primary intent: train the police and the peasants to comply with bold violations of the 4th Amendment, and remind them that they are property of the state.

    Secondary intent: catch the bomber, if time permits.

  4. 4
    Austrian Economics is Color Blind Says:

    Big red flag:

    Breaking: Uncle of Boston Bombers Was Married to Top CIA Official
    http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/breaking-uncle-of-boston-bombers-was.html

    [The title should read, "... Married to the Daughter of a Top ...".]

    Well, this makes things interesting. The uncle of the two suspected Boston bombers in last week’s attack, Ruslan Tsarni, was married to the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller, reports MadCow morning news.

    Here’s the source from which the above information comes:

    Boston bombers’ uncle married daughter of top CIA official
    http://www.madcowprod.com/2013/04/26/boston-bombers-uncle-married-daughter-of-top-cia-official/

    The report reveals that the bomber’s Uncle, made famous for his outspoken condemnation of his nephew’s which aired repeatedly on international news networks, is a well-connected oil executive who at one point worked for a Halliburton shell company used as a front to obtain oil contracts from the Kazakh State.

    There has, to date, been no speculation at all about whether an uncle of the men suspected of the bombing who had been involved in international intrigue at the hightest levels, and who married the daughter of a top CIA official, might warrant a closer look.

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    Austrian, thanks for that. Im gonna dig
    into that and see whats there. Not surprising
    in the least. This would confirm what we already
    know in our hearts, an agenda based false flag…..

    Thanks bro
    -Darin

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    Austrian Economics is Color Blind Says:

    If anyone needs to know why a CIA connection would be a red flag, please give these a look:

    Ron Paul – Israel Created Hamas, Just Like We Create Al Qaeda – January 9, 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgSYeBu_KdE

    Ben Swann’s Reality Check: The U.S. Government Created Al Qaeda
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7G4p0a_DNs

    Is Ron Paul serious? Blowback in 1979 from a 1953 coup?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldgbOxDX6DE

    Ron Paul calls out the CIA 1988-2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x04FuFj6wm8

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    Darryl Says:

    I asked a very specific question on April 27th–the first comment on this post: “How many “oathkeepers” participated in the door-to-door illegal searches in Boston?” Why no answer? Don’t we know? Is anybody asking? Are we too embarrassed to know the answer? The SECOND Orders-we will-not-obey reads “We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people”. It seems like many just did. What say you E. Stewart Rhodes? Is our organization nothing but bluster? And yes, I read John Shirley’s article.

    My question remains–How many?

    Darryl

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    Daryll,
    We have no way of knowing if any Oath Keepers (I am assuming you mean Oath Keeper members, if not then how could we answer?) participated. Many of our members join under aliases, to protect themselves. Nor do we keep tabs on them. If you know of any who participated, let us know.

    Shorty

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