|Tales can come true|
The first words in this series were:
"Not entirely unlike A Tale of Two Cities the American people have been asked, in polls for a decade now, whether the country is going in the correct direction or not.
They have said consistently that the country has been going in the wrong direction.
Government keeps going in the policy direction which the people certainly do not approve of (that direction we call the "W" direction).
Logical deduction: the people are not the government."
(A Tale of Coup Cities). About a year previous to the aforesaid beginning of the 'coup' series, Dredd Blog considered a related topic to be even more troublesome (Will The Military Become The Police?, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). That previous series began with the words:
"Your immediate reaction to the title of this post is probably "only a crack pot conspiracy theorist would think that could happen in the United States."
Which would be a very healthy reaction, because that is the way it should be, but it would be erroneous because that is the law now.
Today, in Lockett v New Orleans, a case on appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from a federal district court, some shocking statements are made.
But even more shocking is what is not said in the case, either by the court, or by the litigants:
(Will The Military Become The Police?). That series went on to point out that the military was supplying every police station in the country with military hardware (e.g. Will The Military Become The Police? - 8, and Will The Military Become The Police? - 10).
Aren't you a bit more receptive to the notion of a 'coup' in the United States now? ("Subverting Justice, How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the [US Government]", PDF).
If not, we'll talk about it later ... see you in the camps:
"The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police
School, which was formerly located at Fort McClellan, describes
procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance
operations. The course makes it clear that temporary detention
facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local
resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for
internment facilities. The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities."
(U.S. Army Military Police School). You get extra stripes if you pull an 'A'.
The previous post in this series is here.
See "you in the camps", and see what this very aware Ret. Army Colonel says:
About a decade ago it was said that "Sea level will rise 3 to 6 feet" (Ret. Navy Adm. Tilley):