Many Americans fear that the United States’ government is trying to arrange a series of events that makes a martial law declaration easy and sensible, to the point that even the most suspicious American might just accept that this is the only palatable action.
Situations like we have seen recently in Ferguson, Missouri and even more recently in Baltimore, Maryland, have heightened this fear. After all, in both instances we saw police behaving much more like military than civil servants. We’ve all had the images emblazoned in our heads. Rows and rows of protesters facing off against lines of police officers in full riot gear. Many in conspiracy circles felt like this was all just bringing their worst fears to fruition, perhaps even quicker than they originally had thought.
They were right.
Today, President Obama restricted what kind of equipment local police departments could hope to receive from the federal government. At first glance, the order seems pretty reasonable. The idea that the federal government was dishing out this kind of gear to local police departments only added to the furor surrounding these events and some of the terrible clashes that took place between protesters and police. Yet, if you really step back and take a cold, hard look at this, you will see that President Obama’s announcement only makes it worse.
Here’s some food for thought: even with the luxury of full riot gear and military-grade equipment, authorities in neither Ferguson nor Baltimore were able to truly bring peace and stability to the situation. That’s right. President Obama is taking away equipment from police forces that just recently completely failed at stopping rioting and looting. That may seem like an unusual reaction, but for Obama, it’s a win-win situation. Think about it. This move makes him a hero in the African-American community for putting a stop to this type of police presence at protests. It also makes it even more likely than before that local police departments are not going to be able to handle these sorts of situations in the future. What do you think local police departments will have to do when they fail at restoring some sort of peace the next time something like this goes down? You guessed it. Instead of using the equipment the federal government gave them to enforce their own brand of martial law on the community, they will have to actually ask the government for real help in the form of soldiers. That’s right. In the next Baltimore or Ferguson, the police will be sorely overmatched and have no choice but to look to National Guards and military personnel for help.
So, you see, President Obama’s action is not the victory that perhaps you may have seen it as earlier today. In fact, it makes a real martial law declaration more likely than ever.
The Jade Helm 15 military exercise going on in Texas has generated plenty of conspiracy theories. The biggest one (and incidentally the most probably) revolves around the idea that the government/military is organizing and training a huge force to enforce martial law in seven (yes the theory has even narrowed it down to one number) states in the Southwestern United States. Now, the fears of a martial law takeover are nothing new in conspiracy circles, and there have been several events in recent years that have sparked conspiracy theorists belief that the government might be instituting martial law in small isolated incidents as a kind of beta test. If that is true, then Jade Helm 15 is the rolling out of Martial Law 1.0, and many people believe that there has to be something to it.
The mainstream media, however, is working overtime trying to make anyone that thinks there is anything strange about Jade Helm 15 into a conspiracy nutcase. Almost every major news outlet has released some sort of story dispelling conspiracy theories about Jade Helm 15, and every major Internet outlet has published a story as well. We’re not talking about a little blurb-like news story mentioning these exercises are taking place. We’re talking about stories that actually take straight aim at conspiracy theorists. We’ve written about this relatively new phenomenon before here at Common Sense Conspiracy. Until just the last couple of years, conspiracy theories were completely ignored by the mainstream media, regardless of how much steam they may have gathered. Here lately, the mainstream media has changed tactics (probably at the government’s beckoning), engaging conspiracy theories straight on and acknowledging them even as they tear them down with “facts” and “experts.”
Here’s the problem with the government and mainstream media’s “taking down” of the Jade Helm 15 theories: they don’t offer up an opposing rational explanation. The government says that this is a large-scale training exercise for soldiers headed to Afghanistan. Well, that’s kinda scary since the war in Afghanistan is supposed to be over, not ramping up for a new offensive. If they want to calm down people that think there is something a little troubling about Jade Helm 15, they could start by giving a reason publicly that makes sense. But the mainstream media doesn’t have to make sense. By going with their tried-and-true tactic of making out anyone that has any kind of thought that is not directly in line with their agenda into a full-on, certifiable nutcase, they can simply throw stones with little fear of retribution.
The scene is becoming so common that it’s almost impossible for even the most skeptical American to ignore it. Once again, a black man has died in the custody of police in a situation where it just doesn’t seem like it was warranted. Following in the footsteps of so many other situations like it, the Freddie Gray case is now inspiring violent riots that may make Ferguson look like warm-ups before it’s all over. So close to the nation’s capital, could this be the ultimate opportunity for the powers-that-be to run a martial law experiment that could eventually expand far past the suburbs of Baltimore?
Conspiracy theorists are already fired up about it. Many say that police are purposely inciting violent reactions by their treatment of protesters, apparently to create a volatile situation that makes a martial law declaration more palatable. The National Guard has already been mobilized and a state of emergency declared, so Maryland isn’t playing around. As violence escalates (and there is absolutely no reason to think that it won’t), this may become an opportunity for the flexing of the muscles of both state and national government. After all, can President Obama stand by and watch a full-on war between residents and police take place just a figurative stone’s throw from the White House itself. It makes sense that this is just the kind of situation they need to take things to the next level.
Whoa, there! Wait a minute! It’s hard to keep up with what is going on in the world at this moment. I mean, last week, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were happily bragging on the landmark deal they were making with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program by, well, you know, letting them build nuclear weapons. This week, it seems that maybe those pesky Iranians weren’t quite as trustworthy as the powers-that-be insisted last week, because now the United States has sent warships armed with guided missile systems to Yemen because it seems that there are some real worries that Iran might be transporting weapons to the rebels there because of their vested interest in who gains control of that country. Meanwhile, the United States sat by idly while the administration it wanted in power got in the situation it is in now. So, how does this affect the silly nuclear deal that is nothing more than the equivalent of a punt in a football game sending the Iran problem to whoever wins the White House in 2016? Well, I’m sure we’ll here more about how the deal is perfectly okay in light of this and this is just a “security precaution” just in case those silly Iranians decide to do something.
Isn’t it great that America now has such staunch allies like Iran that we can barter with and trust?
As you probably are aware, the Bilderberg group’s annual meeting is legendary for supposedly “selecting” the next President of the United States. The history of future Presidents attending the meeting just before being elected goes back decades and rarely fails. This year’s meeting is slated for Austria, and all eyes are watching with bated breath, wondering which of the potential candidates in 2016 might show up at this year’s gala event. Will Hillary Clinton attend? She already has once before, at the same time as one then relatively unknown Barack Obama. Will Jeb Bush attend? Rubio? Rand Paul? The video below serves as a nice hyping video for the meeting in June as well as giving everyone an idea of what the unreal security detail will be like and what kind of topics might be fodder for the world’s super-elite this summer.
The video below is straight from sunglass cameras of police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The suspect allegedly tried to sell an illegally-obtained firearm to a police officer (which is a highly suspicious story, since everyone knows from President Barack Obama’s gun control plans that bad people cannot possibly procure a firearm illegally). After running and getting the full multi-car treatment, the man was down for the count but still resisting when a 72-year-old reserve sheriff’s deputy shot him. He even immediately acknowledged it in the video, saying “Sorry. I shot him.” He meant to use his taser on the subject, but instead fired his handgun. A simple senile mistake, right?
As you might imagine, the incident is already polarizing the nation once again. After all, it’s another unarmed black male and another white police officer. Another tale of “I didn’t mean to.” Another epic mistreatment. But another reaction is taking place that no one even thought. People are saying why would a 72-year-old man even be out in the field making an arrest like this in the first place?
Oh wow… is that age discrimination we hear? Is that age discrimination’s liberty bells ringing? But how does PC America decide which discrimination is the most important? Is it the black guy that got shot while running and resisting the police after committing a felony? Or is it the 72-year-old deputy that got a bit confused and shot him while he was on the ground, thinking he had his taser out?
It’s your America. This is the politically correct, overly litigious America we all contributed in building. So what do you think? We’ve got a clear case of racial discrimination, age discrimination, and possibly a hate crime here? What do you think? Should the 72-year-old fry? Should the innocent but running from the police black guy go free? So many decisions?
Our friends at Rutherford.org created this excellent video that we want all of our readers to know is worth your time. This video reminds us of just how far “Big Brother” has reached into our lives already. Some of the ways that the government is peaking over your shoulder may be quite surprising. It’s definitely worth a look, and it might change the way you view the world around you.