The war has come home to America, right here, right now and so have myriad
questions so disturbing that most Americans, even if they know what the
questions are, are terrified to ask: Why is Blackwater USA, the principal
mercenary force outsourced by the Pentagon to fight in Iraq, now patrolling
the streets of New Orleans?
Why the disgraceful, ghastly slowness of response by the federal
government to the Katrina disaster? Why FEMA’s destruction of communication
lines and implacable refusal to allow food, water, and medicine into the
Why have reconstruction and clean-up contracts conveniently
fallen, with perfect timing, to Halliburton and Bechtel, the two U.S. corporations
most infamous for their expertise in rebuilding Iraq and worldwide whatever
the U.S. military has blown up?
Mainstream media and the Internet are abuzz with stories
of FEMA’s “gutting” by the federal government as the agency
became part of the Department of Homeland Security, as if FEMA were some
sort of altruistic savior who could have rescued New Orleans if only it
had been granted sufficient funding. In reality, FEMA’s obstruction
of assistance, not only from the likes of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and
several European nations, but from humanitarian organizations inside the
United States is mindboggling. For a complete list of efforts blocked by
FEMA see: http://www.rense.com/general67/femwont.htm
In order to begin answering the endless disturbing questions,
we must understand what FEMA actually is.
In Sheila Samples’ excellent September 10 article (http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/samples7.html),
she emphasizes the origins of FEMA in the 1980s under its architect,
Oliver North. North’s Operation Rex 84,
or Readiness Exercise 1984, was a plan by which the the federal government
would accommodate the detention of large numbers of American citizens during
times of emergency. Through Rex-84 an undisclosed number of concentration
camps were set in operation throughout the United States, for internment
of dissidents and others potentially harmful to the state. Existence of
the Rex 84 plan was first revealed during the Iran-Contra Hearings in 1987,
and subsequently reported by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_84)
For decades since North’s operation was disclosed, many
dissidents have assumed that as in Nazi Germany, concentration camps were
being secretly constructed for the incarceration of Americans. While this
may be more than merely an assumption, there has been little speculation
about what specific purpose such camps might serve—until the Katrina
disaster. In the aftermath of the South Coast hurricane, we saw massive
numbers of evacuees relocated throughout the nation.
Particularly since 9-11, FEMA has been very little about disaster
relief and very much about “population management.” Katrina
has underscored what the federal government and virtually all Americans
already knew—the chaos that results from natural disasters. What the
federal government knows, but most Americans don’t know is the pandemonium
that will result as the consequences of Peak Oil exacerbate.
In the United States, all non-organic food growers use commercial
pesticides and fertilizers on agricultural products. These have either a
petroleum or natural gas base, thus insuring that as petroleum and natural
gas prices increase, so will food prices. Moreover, what happens when trucking
companies go belly up from gas prices, when truckers can no longer afford
fuel, and when their axles break because interstates are in dis-repair as
a result of the prices or shortages of the petroleum needed to build roads?
What happens when the housing bubble bursts, when massive unemployment engulfs
the nation, and when hundreds of thousands or millions of people must walk
away from their mortgaged homes? Add to this, the likely crashing of the
U.S. dollar and the certainty of more natural disasters. Anarchy may not
even approach the description of such a scenario. Enter FEMA’s mandate
and machinery, thanks to Blackwater, to maintain order.
One of the harshest realities of Peak Oil, but as old as the
infanticide practiced by ancient civilizations is “demand destruction”,
also known as population control. In a recent article, Mike Ruppert explained
its integral role in a global energy crisis:
“Demand destruction” has become a priority not
only to mitigate Peak Oil but also to mitigate global warming. The United
States, with 5% of the world’s people, consumes (wastes) 25% of the
world’s energy. How do you destroy demand? You collapse the economy.
Homeless, unemployed “refugees” (what a cold, depersonalizing
term) don’t buy gas, take trips, fly on airplanes or buy consumer
goods (made with energy and requiring energy to operate). They don’t
use air conditioning because they can’t afford it. They are the embodiment
of Henry Kissinger’s infamous term “useless eaters,” a
phrase from the Nazi vocabulary. If energy demand destruction, as acknowledged
by the Bilderbergers and the CFR [Council On Foreign Relations], is a priority,
then the only – I repeat only – beast that must be tamed is
the United States.
As we witnessed the American Apartheid of relocating masses
of African-Americans to cities throughout the nation, how chilling was FEMA’s
promise of a $2,000 debit card for each person, then its decision to give
these “useless eaters” a check for $2,000 when most have neither
a checking account nor personal identification! In addition, the very fact
that so many of these individuals are living from paycheck to paycheck,
on the brink of homelessness, underscores the likelihood that many of them
will be forced into bankruptcy which may accelerate freefall into homelessness
as the Bush Administration’s Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act becomes
law on October 17. Remember the Patriot Act—that 300-page piece of
legislation passed in the middle of the night on October 26, 2001 which
almost no members of Congress had a chance to read? You know, the one that
shredded the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? How appropriate that the
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act will become law almost four years to the
day after the Patriot Act was passed.
It appears that FEMA did not think this one through, but
alas, things are not necessarily as they seem. Certainly, the ruling elite
would not intentionally arrange for millions of indigent evacuees to suddenly
“litter” the streets of America. A more likely scenario could
be debt servitude. I can already hear the FEMA offer that no penniless refugee
could refuse: “We’d like to give you a job helping to clean
up New Orleans or the South Coast. We can’t pay you minumum wage,
however, since the President cancelled minimum wage by Executive Order.
We also notice that you have quite a bit of debt, but never fear, we will
give you the opportunity to ‘work off your debt’ by coming to
work for us until you debt is satisified.” Will this be Readiness
Exercise 2005, 2006, 2007, ad infinitum?
With every national emergency, the fascist agenda of this
government will come more clearly into focus. On September 10, Tom Curry
listed in his article, “Hurricane Spawns Flurry Of Deregulation,”
(http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9259887) the Bush Administration’s most recent
rulings in the name of hurricane and oil supply relief:
* Starting last Wednesday and until next Wednesday, the federal
Department of Transportation has eased rules on how many hours truckers
can drive when transporting fuel.
* The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended until next Thursday
certain federal fuel standards in response to possible diesel and gasoline
shortages. The suspended rules are designed to combat high ozone and sulfur
* Bush has ordered suspension of provisions of the Jones Act, which requires
transport of petroleum, gasoline and other petroleum products on U.S.-flagged
ships while operating in U.S. coastal waters.
* Senate Environment and Public Works chairman Sen. James Inhere, R-Okla.,
said Congress would need to waive a law that limits federal emergency road
building funds to $100 million per state per emergency and that limits full
federal funding to 180 days.
* The House unanimously passed a bill allowing the Department of Education
to waive the repayment requirement for low-income college students who received
Pell grants. Normally if a college student drops out of school, he must
pay back the unused portion of his Pell grant.
* On Thursday, Bush suspended the Davis-Bacon law on all federally financed
construction in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. That law requires the federal
government to pay the “prevailing wage” on construction projects,
which is often higher than the local minimum wage. Suspending Davis-Bacon
will allow the government to pay lower than prevailing wages, and Bush said,
“will result in greater assistance to these devastated communities
and will permit the employment of thousands of additional individuals."
* House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, saw a need for a new energy
bill as a result of the hurricane. “When one hurricane, as massive
as it was, can knock out about 20 percent of our (oil and natural gas) facilities,
it shows how vulnerable we are,” he said. In order to expand the long-term
U.S. oil and gas supply, DeLay wants to open parts of the country that are
currently off-limits to oil and gas drilling. Large swaths of the Atlantic
and Pacific Coasts are under a federal moratorium on oil and gas exploration
until the year 2012.
Congress does not need to approve these decisions. They have
been pronounced by fiat, frighteningly reminiscent of Hitler’s unilateral
directives in Germany in the 1930s. As Sheila Samples notes, FEMA has not
been gutted; it is the Patriot Act on crack!
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