Saturday night, March 17. Dateline 8 PM PDT. I received an email from a reader alerting me to the Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness signed by President Obama on March 16. To tell the truth, I thought it was a hoax. Other than The Examiner, I could find no reference to the EO anywhere but on the official White House Press release site.
So what to do? I had already completed the Sunday Buzz but wait, I just had to include this bit of breaking news. And so, for the next twenty four hours, like many of you, I sought to make sense of the fact that there has been no main stream coverage of this event.
I do not consider myself an advocate of conspiracies. But as I consider this wholesale cannibalization of our freedom and of the Constitution, 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.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.
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.
This sounds to me like the essence of the the National Defense Resources Preparedness order. The same order that gives the US Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and water and even labor resources by decree. While supposedly this will be done under the auspices of national defense and national security, the order is not limited to wartime implementation. Quite the contrary. One of the order’s functions includes the command and control of resources in during peacetime.
Welcome to a New Flavor of Uncertain Times
The groundswell of outcry to this new order (and by the way, many of you said NDAA was just a warm-up) has so far landed on deaf ears from the main stream media. On the other hand, you have to be blind not to see that the leading events (Obamacare, mandatory immunizations, bogus economic statistics, endorsement and reward for corporate greed and malfeasance, and the insidious infringement of personal rights) has been leading up to this, one large step at a time.
No one is immune. Citizens are already being spied upon and families that prepare are being tagged as “persons of interest” or even declared mentally incompetent. It is no wonder that we are seeing runs on ammunition and empty shelves at the local Wal-mart.
The big question is why. I have a few ideas but perhaps the reasons were best articulated by Brandon Turbeville writing for Activist Post:
“Some have no doubt begun to wonder why the President has signed such an order. Not only that, but why did he sign the order now? Is it because of the looming war with Iran or the Third World War that will likely result from such a conflict? Is it because of the ticking time bomb called the economy that is only one jittery move or trade deal away from total disintegration? Is it because of a growing sense of hatred of their government amongst the general public? Is there a coming natural disaster of which we are unaware? Are there plans for martial law?”The Final Word
I can not say I did not see this coming. I had simply hoped that it was an illusion.
So what happens next? As I said on the Sunday Buzz, there is nothing about this executive order that is good. As bystanders to the grand event called Government Control, we need to adopt an eyes wide open stance. If you are financially able, increase your preps including food, water, first aid, communication equipment, defensive gear and ammunition while you can still do so without calling undue attention to yourself.
Nineteen Eight-Four is here. And like it or not, we cannot sit back and be lured or be blinded by the reassurances of our elected officials. Stay informed and be aware. And for heaven sakes, eliminate fear by being prepared.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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