Read the text of HR 645, introduced last week in the House, then read this essay from ¡Ya Basta!:
HR 645 is a new bill that proposes to build internment camps for American citizens. As disturbing as it is to learn this, there is nothing particularly surprising about the news. This is standard operating procedure for the American Corporate State.
Kellogg, Brown, and Root has had government contracts to build detention camps since 1999. Around that time the government also ordered thousands of railcars equipped with shackles. During the Iran-Contra hearings, Congressman Brooks asked Oliver North about Continuity of Government (COG) plans that involved suspending the Constitution and rounding up citizens. J. Edgar Hoover had a list of dissidents to imprison in case of national emergency, thousands of Japanese-Americans spent World War II living in old horse racing tracks, and countless Filipinos rotted away in US Army camps during the Spanish-American War. Of course all these examples are just spawn of the genocidal tactics developed by the State in it’s battle again Native Americans. The reservation is just a concentration camp without walls.
The US Indian policy was so efficient, it served as an inspiration to Hitler when he began fantasizing about his own ethnic cleansing. In his book,Adolf Hitler, John Toland wrote:
Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the wild west; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination—by starvation and uneven combat—of the red savages who could not be tamed by captivity. (pg. 202)
Simply put: the goal of the State has always been and will always be containment and control. The innovation we’re seeing today is that instead of targeting members of a certain racial, ethnic, or religious group, the Leviathan now wants to separate sheep from sheep dogs. The fascists fear thought criminals and their goal is to kill or capture us all–regardless of race, color or creed.
The other innovation is that now the State is marketing its camps as a service to the detainees. These aren’t internment camps. They’re national emergency centers. The goal isn’t to keep the residents in. It’s to keep the big bad world out. Jackboot as security blanket. Manufactured calamity will manufacture consent.
Ordo Ab Chao.
Today the Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “The New World Order is upon us, full of hope, promise and a fair amount of fear.” I think they are right. This force we’ve been dreading is here. I’ve wanted to believe we were wrong, but I just can’t anymore.
We are right. Eric Holder will be confirmed as the new Attorney General and steps will be taken to disarm the populace–by subterfuge if possible, by force if necessary. The United States is an occupied nation.
Those who oppose this oppression are, in fact, an insurgency, and in time we will increasingly be classified and treated as such. Anti-terrorism legislation like the “John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007” has been written to empower the federal government to declare domestic dissidents threats to national stability and round them up for the camps. The brief White Al Qaeda scare from last year was only priming the pump, and it will not be long before the Patriot movement is (again) decried as a threat to general tranquility and homeland security.
I think there is and will always be value to direct democratic action. We will write representatives, mail letters, protest, march, shake our fists and fly our “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to the end. But I think we should also prepare to wear masks and hide. An army of Grey Men would be strong indeed. If there’s a guns for food program, let’s gladly hand in rusted out, damaged SKSes, or crap cobbled together from worn out barrels and knackered stocks, and then fill our larders with the handouts.
Anthropologist David Graeber has explained how feigned compliance can be resistance. When the French occupied Madagascar in the 19th Century, the “administrators would complain that they could send delegations to arrange for labor to build a road near a Tsimihety village, negotiate the terms with apparently cooperative elders, and return with the equipment a week later only to discover the village entirely abandoned—every single inhabitant had moved in with some relative in another part of the country.” In our case, the militia could then come steal the government equipment, or vital parts, or blow it up, or use it to build things the community really needed.
What’s important here, is to see the overall context of our struggle. The Insurgency is not a heavyweight boxer. It’s a diminutive aikido master. We will never win a slug-fest because our opponent will always be bigger, stronger, and better supplied. Instead, we’ll use throws and joint locks to turn the enemy’s strength against himself. We want the enemy in positions where he can only hurt himself.
In our struggle, we can smile, imitate compliance and trip the enemy. Well-timed credible threats and strategic force have their place, but only in balance with intrigue and subtlety. Ideally, the Leviathan never even knows it’s at war with us, thinking only that it’s caught a virus, or a string of bad luck. We want to always use as little force and as few resources as possible. We want to always use a fraction of our strength to make the enemy fall on his own sword and shoot himself in the foot.
The camps are here. Eventually people will fill them. But we will not go.
And eventually the Enemy will regret his greed.
I have not seen the FEMA camps.
However, I have been to Dachau, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Mauthausen.
I have also been to Manzanar and Heart Mountain in this country -- the land of the free, doncha know.
I know which President opened the American concentration camps.
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- one of the Glorious Leader's primary role models.