Today on the Drudge Report, I came across an article posted on Alex Jone’s Info Wars site about a new Rasmussen poll showing that Americans are now “pre-revolutionary.” The article stated that only 17% of the population believes the U.S. government has the consent of the governed. The rest of us do not. The article’s author, Paul Joseph Watson, cited Rasmussen pollster Pat Cadell as saying “there is a sea of anger churning” out there among Americans wanting to “take their country back.”
Watson also hearkened back to 2008 when InfoWars warned of coming economic troubles that would precipitate “global rioting,” which clearly we are seeing today with the riots that have gone on in Greece, the Middle East, France and most lately, London. There are signs as well of coming unrest here in America, not only from the aforementioned pre-revolutionary Americans, but in the rising incidences of crime and thefts, especially the flash mob violence that’s been occurring at various cities — most recently at a state fair in Wisconsin…
But the creepiest part of all was when Watson referenced, in conjunction with the warning of global rioting, an 2008 article in the Army Times about a newly instituted program that “re-allocated” US troops returning from Iraq to training programs that would teach them how to “occupy America” (Watson’s words), run checkpoints and deal with “civil unrest and crowd control”. The Army Times presented the new program as one wherein soldiers would be called on to provide aid and “protection” during times of disaster like Katrina or a terrorist attack, but admitted the idea of using American soldiers to control Americans is a “first.” According to Info Wars’ Watson, however, such a deployment is not just a “first”, but totally violates the principle of Posse Comitatus, a US federal law passed in 1878 prohibiting military personnel from serving in a law enforcement capacity on non-federal property.
So… it sounds good — send in US troops to help restore order, render aid, protect people during a terrorist attack…but with if the unrest comes from within? What if it comes from this rather large group (83%) of Americans who feel their elected officials have run off with their country and are driving it off a cliff?
Mount Pleasant frog, anyone?