Michael Webster
America on the brink of revolution?
By Michael Webster
October 6, 2013

The recent pattern of federal government abuse is very troubling, undermining citizens' trust in their government, and we, the American people, deserve an explanation from this government as to why this administration and others including Congress used their vast powers to commit these unconstitutional acts.

Congress wrote and passed the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which were signed into law by Presidents Bush and Obama respectively. According to U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, who is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been investigating IRS-related issues, "The lack of preparedness in rescuing Americans under attack, and the administration's misdirection to investigators seeking the truth about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is disgraceful. The Department of Justice's broad phone-tapping of reporters is chilling and the slew of improprieties conducted by the IRS in targeting the president's political opponents leading up to his re-election is outrageous." In the last few years, the laundry list of violations of Americans' rights by the government is lengthy and unacceptable to most Americans, recent polls show...

Americans – the very people the big banks, Wall Street, and corporations made their massive fortunes from – were forced by the United States government to bail out those same banksters and corporations. Not one bank or corporation or any leaders have been brought to justice. The price tag, many believe, will be in the trillions of dollars, given to those same companies in the form of American hard-earned tax dollars. Those very same companies are being rewarded for failing, and being too big to fail, yet the American citizen is expected to weather the storm and do all the suffering without any help from anyone, much less the too big to fail group. These same groups today are foreclosing on Americans' homes and businesses, and are not making loans to small business and dragging down the U.S. economy. But believe it or not, they are continuing to do the same things that got us where we are, only they are doing it even bigger, and many believe it is designed to bring down America as we know it. Many Americans are finally getting fed up with it and are looking for ways to take action.

The lack of jobs, and what feels like deep depression to many Americans that started in 2007, is still going on today with no real change in sight. It started in America, and because the economy is global in scope, it has already triggered violence in many places around the world and is being played out in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere with increasing violence and other forms of social unrest and revolution, with thousands killed, and the fever is spreading around the globe. In Iceland, Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, the government has already fallen.

Hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens have marched in town squares around the world to protest the failing economy and reacting to the high cost of food, energy, and the great loss of jobs, as Spanish unemployment heads towards 20 per cent. There have been riots and bloodshed in several Middle East countries, and some even toppled repressive governments. Further violent protests erupted in Greece, other protests in Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Mexico and Bulgaria. The police have suppressed public discontent in all these countries, including Russia. A bloody civil war is raging in Syria. Many other countries are believed on the brink.

The question many are asking is, is this discontent going to spread around the world as things get even worse?

As things deteriorate around the globe economically, Americans are starting to realize what a bad place they are finding themselves in, and Americans for the first time since the Great Depression are losing jobs at an alarming rate, losing their homes, savings, retirement checks, and the way of life they have grown accustomed to.

Many predict that there will be rioting in the streets in America soon, and that may be the reason the U.S. government is building detention camps all over the country, and more are expected. Homeland defense is known to be accumulating millions of rounds of ammo, guns, ammo clips, even tanks and armored personal carriers, not to mention 30,000 drones on order, and according to one expert who wants to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation from our government, there may be as many as 3,000 U.S. government drones in operation right now. And who knows what else we may be in for.

In America too, it is turning into a winter of discontent, with Americans not having money to pay the heating bills, not able to afford gasoline for their cars, unable to pay their mortgages, and no apparent bailout for THEM in sight. American protests are expected to be widespread as more and more Americans lose their jobs and become homeless – and as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, the gathering storms of discontent are darker now than anybody can remember. Yes, it is expected to get worse than the Great Depression.

Parallels with the 1930s have tended to focus on the numbers – a lack of growth and waning consumer confidence is now prevalent worldwide.

It is feared by many governments that history will repeat itself as in the 1930s, where economic hardship spawned major demonstrations. It allowed extremists to gather support after a loss of faith in the government and politicians. Economic catastrophe bred Franco, Mussolini, and Hitler.

Judge Jeanine Pirro said, "Let us go back to Civics 101 and remember that the very reason that we enter into a society and choose a government is the preservation of our property, the protection of our families from foreign incursions, the protection of our inalienable rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights, and the passage of laws that allows for a peaceful and prosperous society. Yet when the government disregards the will of the people, and seeks to do what IT thinks is right, i.e., banning certain foods, certain sizes of sodas, voiding the Second Amendment as in Chicago, it is THE GOVERNMENT that puts themselves into a state of war with the American People and such a state relieves us from any obedience to corrupt laws or the unconstitutional Executive Orders that Obama has used to rein in the American people."

Today, American militias, survivalists, preppers, American military veterans, even the VFW, retired U.S. Marine groups, the American Legion, and folks from all walks of life are fed up and are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

Many of these groups are uniting and joining forces in large numbers. Oath Keepers founder and president Stewart Rhodes claims 30,000 plus members – many are former and current military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and regular citizens that are organizing other organizations and recruiting nationwide. According to their web site, which is open to the public, they boast that they are instructing their 30,000 members nationwide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces "A Team" (Operational Detachment A) model, and for a similar purpose: to be both a potential operational unit for community security and support during crisis, but also, as mission #1, to serve as training and leadership cadre, to assist in organizing neighborhood watches, organizing veterans halls to provide community civil defense, forming County Sheriff Posses, strengthening existing CERT, volunteer fire, search-and-rescue, reserve deputy systems, etc., and eventually to assist in forming and training town and county militias (established by official act of town and county elected representatives).

The following is available from the Oath Keepers own web site as of Oct 1, 2013:

Oath Keepers is Going "Operational" by Forming Special "Civilization Preservation" Teams

© Michael Webster


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