For a long time; I along with countless others who are better informed than me have wondered at the strange nature of our governments actions upon the citizens they are supposed to represent and protect. If one didn’t know any better, it would seem that rather than being constituted to fight for the rights of their fellow countrymen, there has been an increasing shift at all levels of government that puts the needs, concerns and priorities of it citizens beneath government’s own –  almost to the point of outright animosity. Rather than providing for “the common defense”, it increasingly feels to me like our government at all levels views us citizens as their enemy.

If this is true in any measure, why would that be the case? What purpose would driving public opinion down and fostering anger serve a government that ostensibly is only in power or control at the will of the people? There are a million theories I have heard espoused in prepper blogs and on the comments of survival forums, but the only thing that makes sense to me is that this is not accidental. This is not just the offshoots of our decaying culture where respect is a victim thrown in the gutter long ago. This is not a generational shift that speaks to our increasing lack of values. I believe the rising conflict and confrontation is all being done with a specific goal in mind. The goal of government agency abuses and apparent lack of remorse or responsibility to their citizens is to drive an agenda that foresees a world much differently than what we have now. I believe that on some level, our government is willingly complicit. Could it be that it is the people we elected, who say they are protecting us are, who we actually have most to fear from? Is our government building the terrorists they need in order to enact the changes they want in our country.

You have to have a bad guy

Many of you will read that paragraph above and naturally go with the conspiracy theory angle. I understand how simple that conclusion would be, but I don’t have grand answers, blueprints or reasons. I only have observations that I will list below. I don’t know the specifics, but I do think I have a lot of anecdotal evidence that when viewed together paints a picture. Answering the question of who painted that picture or why they painted it in the first place isn’t the purpose of this article, but I do hope to outline a trend. For many of you this is nothing new, but for some I hope that I can phrase this argument in a way that will at a minimum make you consider the changes our country has undergone and to question if possibly there isn’t something more worth investigating.

We have to have a bad guy to hate, to relinquish our freedoms to and fear for our lives.

We have to have a bad guy to hate, to relinquish our freedoms to and fear for our lives.

Everyone who has ever seen a movie or read a book knows that you must have a bad guy. There has to be some conflict that your hero can rise above. This bad guy can come from anywhere, have any motivation and they simply just need to be the person your hero struggles against. In this struggle, if the author has done a good job of developing the story and making your hero loveable, you will cheer on the hero and start to hate the bad guy. Maybe hate is too strong in all cases, but you have a clear allegiance to the hero and willingly believe all manner of situations as long as those eventually put your hero in the winning spot.

I maintain that national politics behave in a similar fashion, at least in our country even if I am making this overly simplistic. Our government is the hero to our country, national pride is easy to come by and chants of “USA, USA” are almost comical now. But like any good story, our hero needs a bad guy to fight against in order for this to work. This bad guy has taken on many forms in the past. The Indians, British, The Southern States, Germany, Japan and Russia, Cuba, Drugs, Russia again, Poverty, Iran, Iraq, Sugar, Al Qaeda, ISIS and more recently returning veterans and gun owners. At various times we have always had someone we needed to fight but have you ever questioned why that is?

It seems logical in war-time situations that when an aggressor comes to your land they must be fought off. This has morphed via treaties into extending our military to protect the interests of our friends and some would say our own national interests in the form of natural resources. I can understand almost all of those situations even when I don’t agree with them.

If this is true in any measure, why would that be the case? What purpose would driving public opinion down and fostering anger serve a government that ostensibly is only in power or control at the will of the people? There are a million theories I have heard espoused in prepper blogs and on the comments of survival forums, but the only thing that makes sense to me is that this is not accidental. This is not just the offshoots of our decaying culture where respect is a victim thrown in the gutter long ago. This is not a generational shift that speaks to our increasing lack of values. I believe the rising conflict and confrontation is all being done with a specific goal in mind. The goal of government agency abuses and apparent lack of remorse or responsibility to their citizens is to drive an agenda that foresees a world much differently than what we have now. I believe that on some level, our government is willingly complicit. Could it be that it is the people we elected, who say they are protecting us are, who we actually have most to fear from? Is our government building the terrorists they need in order to enact the changes they want in our country.

A terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself and which is on the verge of undermining the basic freedoms guaranteed to the citizenry in the Constitution.

If this is true in any measure, why would that be the case? What purpose would driving public opinion down and fostering anger serve a government that ostensibly is only in power or control at the will of the people? There are a million theories I have heard espoused in prepper blogs and on the comments of survival forums, but the only thing that makes sense to me is that this is not accidental. This is not just the offshoots of our decaying culture where respect is a victim thrown in the gutter long ago. This is not a generational shift that speaks to our increasing lack of values. I believe the rising conflict and confrontation is all being done with a specific goal in mind. The goal of government agency abuses and apparent lack of remorse or responsibility to their citizens is to drive an agenda that foresees a world much differently than what we have now. I believe that on some level, our government is willingly complicit. Could it be that it is the people we elected, who say they are protecting us are, who we actually have most to fear from? Is our government building the terrorists they need in order to enact the changes they want in our country.
What I can never understand, absent some ulterior motive, and this is the thought that prompted me to write this article, is when the enemy becomes the citizens of our country. Don’t you have to wonder what the goal is when our government with its national security apparatus and all of the other forces a nation of our size can mobilize, is identifying its own citizens as targets for scrutiny? The following are just a few examples of this trend.

Labeling returning veterans as domestic terrorists – In 2009 a report from DHS was leaked via the Washington times, which you can read here naming returning veterans, gun owners and people who are opposed to abortion or illegal immigration as right-wing extremists – essentially equating them with terrorists. Police and government agencies are now often war gaming scenarios where the disturbance is caused by “sovereign citizens” or people opposed to the government and to make things interesting, gun confiscations are practiced.

Military exercises in Civilian areas – Operation Jade Helm is a multi-state training exercise that has a lot of implications that can be viewed as being war-gamed for potential use in the U.S. 1200 military special operations forces will be working to operate undetected among civilian populations. There are some reports that these exercises are preparations for martial law, which isn’t completely ridiculous when you consider that Texas and Utah, both large populations of gun owners and veterans are listed as “Hostile” in the exercise materials.

Denying Veterans medical treatment – What better way to both ensure that your veterans are simultaneously angry and less able to resist you than by denying their prompt medical treatment after they return wounded from serving the same country who now labels them as a potential threat.

Stifling of protests and dissent – Our Constitution guarantees our freedom of speech and the right to lawfully assemble, but these rights are increasingly under attack and marginalized. From high-profile cases like the Bundy ranch standoff where a cordoned area was set aside for protests (free speech as long as you do it where we say) to the FCC controlling the internet. Our freedoms are being taken away and you must ask why.

Ignoring the wishes of voters – This is probably the most in your face example of how our government is directly working in ways contradictory to our wishes and it begs the question why anyone would do something so seemingly counter intuitive to a politician’s survival instincts. From Immigration Amnesty that is overwhelmingly opposed by Americans to NSA spying and legislation that increases debts to continuing risky practices that got us into massive debt in the first place. Our government has shown repeatedly that they do not care what you want. The only logical conclusion is they do not care if you are happy with what they are doing – they want you angry.

Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

Staging or Facilitating acts of terror – Terrorism is the great big boogie man, but is it really terrorism if your own government is creating the terror? A 214 page report called Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions found that many of the most recent “terror” attacks would not have even been possible if it weren’t for direct FBI involvement. In many cases, FBI agents provided explosives and guided patsy’s to actions they could not and possibly would not have committed themselves without provocation. The thrown away part of all of these stories is that the FBI foiled the attempt… that they created in the first place. Why is our government creating terrorists or putting explosives (designed not to work naturally) in the hands of lunatics? Is it to scare us or to keep the fear of terrorism fresh in our minds with the hopes that we ignore the whole FBI sponsored angle of these events?

Arming and Supporting the forces who want our destruction – First we were told Al Qaeda was the bad guy, then we sent arms and money to “moderate” Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria to overthrow the government of Assad. Does anyone else see a problem with this? Why are we supposed to believe that the evil Al Qaeda is now our friend? Even if this is a necessary evil as some would say; it’s still evil.

Massive Purchases of Ammunition – Do you want to create a frenzy and start rumors that you are going to war against the public? Buy 1.6 Billion rounds of hollow point ammo. If that isn’t enough buy targets showing pregnant women, children and old men. That will surely get people riled up for no logical reason.

Promoting Police Abuses – There has been a ton of news recently about police officer abuses. I don’t condone any abuse by police officers and believe it must be stopped, but if you step back and ask yourself why this is all coming out now a different picture emerges. I don’t believe that the issue is completely related to something as simple as there being more abuse caught on camera. I think this is promoted and stirred up in combination with racial overtones in order to pave the way for a Federal (Military) police force. George Soros gave millions to support the protests in Ferguson so this exposure and outrage isn’t genuinely organic. If not that, then at least showing a scene of police violence every night in the news will get the public agitated, make them less trustful of police and in the long run ensure a confrontation at some point.

What’s the Point?

The point I have arrived at personally is that each of these various items are happening in tandem with a pronounced increase in the perceived hostility of our government towards the citizens. I for one think it is being done intentionally. Our hero needs a new bad guy and that bad guy apparently is you and me fellow citizens. We are being pushed and prodded with civil actions, economic actions and policy with the hopes that we get upset and that simmering anger will eventually need to be dealt with on the government’s terms. Our government is preparing for us by military civil disturbance training and creating laws that deal with suspending all rights in the course of public emergencies so is this so far out of the realm of possibility?

Outside of us all sitting down and having a Kumbaya moment, I don’t know what we can do. I think that if we do nothing the freedoms we used to have will be taken away eventually. If we resist they are going to be taken away violently. We are on a trajectory in this country that ends in violence I fear and that is one aspect that drives my prepping plans.

I want to view the world from the political as well as the natural disaster side so I am not blindsided by events with my local, state or national representatives. I don’t think I am going to stand up to a military force by myself but I also don’t believe I am powerless. I personally believe we all need to watch closely for the safety of our families and to be able to act as quickly as possible. Just like natural disasters, there have always been government disasters. Governments that started as a vision of Freedom, equality, justice and prosperity that grew tyrannical, genocidal and evil. There is nothing in our Constitution that seems to be preventing that from happening again.

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Lana LeFevre

I don’t know how to respond to this because I’m not as informed as I’d like to be, but I do feel that certain agendas are promoted at certain times for specific reasons. Like, every news report was about shootings when a gun control law was being questioned. Now all the police brutality airings. When I was first in college and the US went over to Irag in 2002, I didn’t know what to think, but little by little it felt like they were trying to keep us scared by showing “Terror Level Alert ORANGE” on the bottom of all… Read more »

Pat Henry

I know exactly how you feel Lana. I stopped watching the news a long time ago. I get my information now from a lot of different sources and choose to draw my own conclusions. Funny how stepping back gives you perspective.

Jay

When a nation looses its bearings and its moral character, it stops worshiping God and begins to worship women and government both of which become proud and abusive slave masters instead of the servants that God made them to be. It starts in the early stages by women gaining the right to vote in the corrupt politicians that will rule over their husbands and rule against God Himself. At that point, the men can no longer relate to the women and both the women and the government perpetuate their own power at the expense of the men who should be… Read more »

Lana @ The Joy Blog

I have no response.

Jay

Well Lana, I’m not sure there is much anyone can do at this point. Maybe when we start over there will be a few lives spared and they will learn the lessons of the past from something that is said now.

Might be worth a try anyway.

Elizabeth

couldn’t have said it better myself Lana. so wow… yeah. An interesting viewpoint to consider because it still persists. Like a gangrene.

LWJ

You realize that Wyoming was the first state to give Women the right to vote Jay!! My wife also makes more money then I do as well! Guess I don’t have to worry about you setting up shop out here in the APOC!

Jay

Congratulations LWJ. I guess it doesn’t bother effeminate males when their wife makes the living. Makes em feel like someone is taking care and watching over them. Nice going buddy. But If you like that sort of thing, you’ll probably want to enjoy it while it lasts because that’s about to come to a screeching halt.

LWJ

Darn Jay to bad we can’t hug it out!! Somehow though I don’t think your version of manhood is one that makes the species any stronger. Did you ever manage to find a mate without resorting to kidnapping?

AJ

Jay, I’m just curious – what do you have to say about women in the military?

LWJ

It is not the Military you have to worry about these days, it is Law Enforcement. The rise of the “warrior cop” ,and the fact that the majority of LE tries to equip their departments with military grade equipment is what worries me. We now have MRAPs in Wyoming which in my mind is a big red flag. After watching happened to Boston, I would not want to live in a society where the Citizens are disarmed and at the mercy of those carrying a badge.

Pat Henry

I think slowly they are becoming one in the same.

desert

Bullshyt! Its the kneegrowth in the white house that is the enemy, him and his carefully chosen cohorts…!!

LWJ

?? LE are the ones who patrol the streets and enforce the policies set forth by the folks who create them. They will be the ones who will have to decide if the Constitution or what is left of it is worth fighting for, or if their paycheck is more important. A decree from Washington means nothing unless you have people who are willing to enforce it. Look at the high cap magazine ban in Colorado. If LE is not willing to enforce the law it means nothing.

BobW

The mil will do the bidding of the big house. Just like LEOs, they will be forced to decide between their families and the people.

mountaingypsy

There is a bit more to all this, then this Pres.!! The next one, if repub, will also be controlled! There is an agenda and NWO at work, by the elite/globalists, or world bank, not Obama. The very wealthy control congress, they bought them. One politician does not have that much power! It is easy and popular to credit, everything to O, and lame. The oil/war/pharma/food, and other high profit co’s have the power, with lobbyists, to coerce congress, and control the wealth. The most wealthy in other nations and the US have a plan, above and beyond what we… Read more »

Herman Nelson

Check into the 1033 program. There’s a link out there somewhere to show by state, of what was given to “law enforcement”. anything from MRAPS to M4 carbines to sleeping bags are up for grabs.

LWJ

I will check that out, I would love to see what is in the Cowboy State and down South.

Sideliner1950

Please share the link to that information if you find it. Thanks.

Herman Nelson

Shared. Waiting for approval.

Pat Henry

It’s approved now Herman. Thanks for sharing!

Herman Nelson

Thank you! I used the link to contact my state employee about why were my local LEs signing for M4 carbines.

LWJ

My LE agencies seem to be in love with 7.62 mm rifles. Goshen county had a damn grenade launcher…….

Herman Nelson

Here’s a good link, through a detroit newspaper, can select by state..

http://archive.freep.com/interactive/article/20140817/NEWS06/140726001/database-militarization-police-michigan

Arcanek

200 organizations have been suspended from program 1033, because the e’rquipment has gone missing from those organizations. It has been stolen. the controllers are losing control, since they can’t even control their minions. After Katrina, the cops said they will protect their own homesteads when the fur starts flying. My guess is that is the reason the equipment is being stolen. The cops don’t plan on showing up for work when the trouble starts. With 93 million having dropped out of the workforce, there is going to be radical social change in the near future, and it appears that the… Read more »

Bolofia

Pat,
Your points are well stated. We have a federal government that is drunk on power (at all levels), led by people who mock the Constitution and seek only to increase government control over the masses. I greatly dread the next 19 months.

Pat Henry

Thank you Bolo. I’m right there with you on that thought.

Arcanek

The purpose of the constitution was to increase central control over the populace. Read Patrick Henry’s anti federalist argument. He called it, even before the constitution was ratified by the states. It was the states that included the bill of rights, as the founding fathers voted down the inclusion of the bill of rights unanimously during the constitutional convention.

Pat Henry

Great points! He was a great man indeed.

Marie

Regarding Jade Helm… The fact it’s been unclassified makes me think it’s a smokescreen. What’s really going on that this is distracting people from noticing?

Illini Warrior

Not a smokescreen – an excuse – there’s going to be activities occurring that if seen by the general public need an excuse …. you’re going to be hearing Jade Helm – Jade Helm – Jade Helm ….

Pat Henry

I will be very curious to see how this plays out. Don’t be surprised if some tragic incident occurs (coincidentally) while these operations are proceeding. It isn’t without precedent.

Sideliner1950

Possibly your “darkest” article ever, Pat. It shook me to my core to read it.

Subtly powerful is the inverted image of the Capitol building, which silently speaks volumes.

Pat Henry

I will take that as a compliment.

Thank you very much Sideliner. As much as I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write about things like this from time to time, I do believe what I wrote. These are some of the main reasons why I prep. At least these are the ones I tend to lose a little sleep over now and then.

Adam

I agree that these events are related. I choose not to speculate on motives but the evidence points to something very disturbing in the works. The United States (if we can still be called that) is not the only country turning up the tyranny thermostat. Call it a disturbance in the force, but I have a bad feeling about our future and I don’t see a mass awakening rolling in hard to get people to stop buying whatever the magic box with the little people inside is selling them. Until enough people start looking at what is being done instead… Read more »

Pat Henry

Good analogy Adam. A disturbance is close to what I have felt for years.

Herman Nelson

With every bad guy in every crisis, you require victims to be put on display. Bring out the DHS crisis actors. DHS seems to have a long term contract with several, because the same victims seem to show up in every crisis. Americans go crazy when there’s pictures of victims and a human factor comes along with those crisis actors posing as victims.

Pat Henry

Yes, that is also a strange coincidence isn’t it Herman? For many of the last tragedies there have been far too many inconsistencies to make me comfortable with the published narrative.

BobW

Pat, you forgot the banking system shifting from for customers to against them. Documenting the dispensing of cash. They are almost to the point of outlawing cash transactions. $5k withdrawal caps here, 1k Euro caps in France, caps on business deposits in cash etc. are coming. They will use the banking system + ubiquitous cameras to track movement and activity. I was reluctant to comment on this one, but realized they already know where I stand on the issue… I think you are underplaying the reach, impact, and totality of the situation. Think ‘the borg’, or Red Dawn squared. When… Read more »

Pat Henry

Thanks for the comments Bob and you and I agree on more than I might state but that is only because I try to keep some of what I share measured. Not because I worry who knows, but I want to persuade as many people as possible with my thoughts on the subject. In those instances I try to paint pictures and leave some details to the reader to discover hopefully on their own like I did.

Arcanek

The banks have been reporting transactions of over $1000 for at least thirty years. I remember seeing the little tags on my cancelled checks. Now, they don’t even return cancelled checks to the customers.

Pat Henry

I completely agree Bob but as I told Mike I think, I have to try and cater to a wide audience so I hold back in some cases in an effort to make the information less sensational than it already is. I want to bring as many people over to our side as possible and too often people will get hung up on buzzwords and tune out the rest of the message.

Pat Henry

And I just commented on the same thing I already responded too…. Long weekend.

Mike Lashewitz

Pat Henry, Are you just figuring this out? The government is intentionally vilifying real honorable Americans. They listed men who volunteered to fight for this country as terrorists in 2009. Think about that fact ALONE. They are pushing racism and religious conflict. All in order for us to fight amongst ourselves. Divide and conquer. Kill each other off so the real criminals can REIGN. They FEAR the real true honest freedom loving Americans because we are their only threat. There are 535 of them and they control this country through lackeys and idiots, however working in amongst them are real… Read more »

BobW

Mike, their plan will not fail. At least in the near and mid-terms. As long as they keep feeding and providing for the LEOs and military, the plan will chug along until they do something so heinous that it finally riles the people. Then, it might be too late anyway.

Mike Lashewitz

Yes a straw large enough to break the camel’s back.

Arcanek

They’re going broke now. They are trying to prop the whole house of cards up by pumping the fraudulent stock market to appear as if the economy is doing good. It won’t be long before it the house of cards collapses. Won’t be a good time to be near any major city. 93 million have dropped out of the work force. As they spend their savings, the dollar will collapse. The rest of the world economy is failing, too. Even China.

BobW

The NASDAQ hit a record high today. Take a peek at the 5-year stock market charts. No growth in the economy at large, but the stock markets are soaring, as is the dollar, and bond values despite returning negative interest rates out to 8-years for the US, and worse elsewhere.

Why do you think they are propping up the world-wide markets while suppressing commodities like gold, silver, etc? So they can turn their equities into commodities before the crash.

Arcanek

Looks like it should crash pretty soon. And the higher it rises, the further it will fall.

Pat Henry

Thanks for the comments Mike.

No, I figured this out a while ago, but I never really know what I am going to write about each day. Even when I am writing, I try to think of people who haven’t come to the same conclusions you or I have come to. Trying to drag as many people over to our side as possible.

I agree it’s stupid on a common sense level, but when did evil ever make sense? Stupid won’t prevent people from trying it and most will suffer for it.

Pat

Mike Lashewitz

With that I wholeheartedly agree. Every day it is a chore to make people aware of what would seem obvious common sense. It is even harder to make them understand it can only happen through voluntary compliance. The idea that 535 people and their wealthy owners are running this great country into ruin on purpose. That is on the level of a grain of pepper seasoning a 50 pound bag of salt.

wally63

The internal takeover of the USA has been going on for a LONG time. Very likely with the changing of things in 1947 with the National Security Act which created the CIA and USAF, things began to change. Next, it was the murder of JFK by the CIA and other Federal thug outfits. Then more and more murders and assassinations till we reached a new level of tyranny with Waco, OK City, TWA Flight 800, 9-11, and many many more Hegelian Dialectic false flag black ops.

loewen b hold

Every thing they do is of their own contrivance. Each terror organization we are s’posta be afraid of is the good old USA alphabet soup of covert ops nobody knows who is who of what anymore.
How can you really ask such a question and not just say, “Yes.”?

Pat Henry

That is what I am hoping more people do Loewen.

bilejones

“Labeling returning veterans as domestic terrorists”

Well they were terrorists when they were murdering people overseas, what’s changed?

Pat Henry

I assume you don’t like what our military does overseas and I have to agree on a lot of that. I draw a distinction here because our soldiers are being sent to these places. They have a job and they carry it out (right or wrong isn’t really contested)

However, when they come home they should be treated with respect in my opinion by if no one else, the government that sent them over to prosecute these wars in the first place.

Jay

We shall see when the fighting starts in this country where our military truly stands. Were they just sent overseas to train for house to house operations in this country, or were they truly defending America in overseas operations? I think the situation may have changed a bit in recent years. When the soldiers were tested and asked if they would fire on American citizens, likely the ones who said yes in recent years stayed home while the ones who said no were sent to numerous overseas locations. We can’t have anybody disobeying orders when told to shoot now can… Read more »

LWJ

Somehow I think you would not have a long life expectancy post apoc.

Km

The elites probably have planned some terror event, and they will need military for clean-up. It appears that JH is global!

edwitness

“Our form of gov’t only works with a moral and religious (Christian) people. It is wholly inadequate for the gov’t of any other.” Because Christians are submitted to God and therefore they act as Jesus would. They said that “whatever it is that makes a man a good Christian is what makes a man a good citizen”. This is what our founders knew and it’s proving itself to be true in these times.
Blessings:-}

LWJ

I disagree. Just because your a Christian does not mean your any more moral then a Muslim, Jew or an Aethist. If I recall the majority of Christians of the 3rd Reich did not bat an eye to the murder of about six million plus people.

edwitness

I think what you mean to say is just because you SAY you’re a Christian…. And I would agree with you on that. But true Christians are compelled by God to do the right/moral thing in all situations. The right/moral thing is whatever God says it is. Not what man says it is. And that can be found by reading the Bible.
Blessings:-}

LWJ

I have also seen a lot of true Christians who have a very hard time practicing what they preach. Part of the reason why I left my church. Actions speak louder than words. God also did some very dubious things to, esp in the Old Testament.

Jay

“Dubious” you say?
You will want to be very careful what you accuse God of, because someday God will be your final judge with full power to condemn you to the fires of hell for eternity.

Just because someone sits quietly and doesn’t protest when they are falsely accused doesn’t mean they committed the crime.

Adolph Hitler was about as Christian as you are.

And if you don’t repent, I will be a witness at your trial.

Do you have anything else to say for me to take into evidence?

LWJ