Several years ago when we only had 2 kids and the dollar was strong, my husband surprised me with a trip to Paris. I was teaching French to preschoolers at the time, so it was a perfect surprise....I know, I know, I did marry a great guy.
Anyway, while there, we were zipping through town on the Metro when a lady in front of us got her stroller caught in one of the "turnstyles". Alarms went off and out comes a combat unit - kid you not - dressed in all black, running in formation with automatic rifles strapped across their chests. It was then I felt the full realization that we werent in Kansas anymore. No nice blue uniforms, no "Excuse me, ma'am", but full military black.....
This little walk down memory lane came flooding back today when I read these articles:
Marine Road Blocks
These articles recite the 20,000 troops....and then the Marines setting up roadblocks in California.....and the Homeland Security News feed talking about civil unrest and how the Arizona police have been practicing playing war....
There is a part of me that thinks that the expectation of civil unrest will bring us civil unrest. If people believe that civil unrest is expected, they will act accordingly.
We are being led down a road setting us up to be totally controlled - martial law. We are being shown OUR OWN MILITARY on our own streets, doing basic things. It will be a shock the first time we see them - they will be kind, they will be helpful - they are OUR military and we LOVE our military. The next time, it wont be such a big deal and eventually, we wont even see them at all.
This article outlines what could cause civil unrest:
There is a line that lists one of the reasons as "purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency". I dont like how they link "resistance" - American, Constitutional, Jeffersonian RESISTANCE with the word we usually see linked with radical Muslims - "Insurgency."
Why would there be a resistance? What are we resisting? What are they planning to change/do that they think would result in resistance?
I dont have these answers although I bet we all feel we "know"....
Keep vigilant - Keep prepared - decide where YOUR line in the sand lies....