On the persistant rumors of FEMA camps
A strange thing happened to a friend of mine the other day. She was at work when she noticed a coworker looking rather sullen in the corner of the office. She went to ask what was wrong, when suddenly her coworker broke into fits of wailing and sobbing. The woman’s shoulders convulsed with such force as she cried, that my friend assumed there must have been a death in the family, or that someone close to her was sick or dying. My friend immediately tried to comfort her and ask what was wrong.
This is what she was told:
FEMA was building camps to round up and annihilate Christians. The roundup would start soon, but it would move slowly and quietly. Whole families would disappear and not be heard from again, but it would be made to look like they simply moved out of town. Christian children, her children, would be gassed and put into plastic coffins. Two of the woman’s friends had already moved out of the country. Others were following soon. She intended to join them as soon as she could save up enough money. But finances were tight and it might be too late.
What made this incident especially strange for my friend was that her coworker was not unintelligent or incompetent. She spoke three languages, was good at her job, and had managed to raise three children, by herself, at a relatively young age. The whole FEMA camp thing is pretty 2008, yet the woman’s fear was so palpable that she still called me to double-check.
Putting aside the obvious questions about why the government, composed of Christians, run by Christians, largely for the benefit of Christians, would round up 90 percent of the country and put them into camps, the online FEMA camp rumors were debunked ages ago, most thoroughly by Popular Mechanics – who then sent their editor-in-chief on Glenn Beck’s show twice to set the paranoiacs straight. One of the supposed U.S. government concentration camps is actually a North Korean prison camp. The other is a train yard in the Midwest somewhere, while the third is a National Guard base in Michigan. This information isn’t hard to look up. The Popular Mechanics piece is among the first things to pop up when you search for FEMA camps. Yet the rumors and paranoia still persist.
As soon as my friend told me this story, I had to know how much FEMA-fear was still out there. I posed the question on the social networking site Reddit, which is known for having a fairly sophisticated readership, and received more paranoia in reply than I would have expected.
“There is a lot of info on the net about this. Believe it or not at your own risk. The camps appear to be real. The powers of the government under an emergency are infinite. This is a very scary situation. You can do research about it on the net if you are interested in it. It seems that all of the crazy people aren’t so crazy after all. A lot of it is about information control, money, land, fear, sheeple control, etc.” “While improbable that such an event will occur, it’s not beyond possibility.”
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.”
In this time in our nation’s history, a conspiratorial mindset is certainly not unreasonable — even justifiable. But what possible rationale would the government have for putting people in camps — aside from the state of Arizona, which I’m sure wouldn’t mind hauling in all of Mexico if it were possible — there’s absolutely no incentive.
We have completely legal institutionalized bribery in the form of the campaign finance system. Corporations pay off politicians to do their bidding and then give them jobs in the private sector when they retire from government. The government takes our money, hands it to the financial industry and goes a year without even addressing the prospect of any significant regulatory changes.When they finally bring Goldman Sachs up on charges, civil, mind you, not criminal, half the country is cheering for Goldman.
The government can rob the country blind, shift the nation’s wealth to the elite, while cashing in themselves, and no one does a thing about it. Why would anyone corrupt enough to benefit from that system want to screw it up by building concentration camps and drawing international scrutiny? It makes no sense.
This is all obvious, of course. But it has to make one wonder how can there still be people shuddering in fear of FEMA camps when the conspiratorial reality is so banal and right under their noses?