In the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, countries around the world shut their borders, restricted travel, closed businesses, canceled events, quarantined citizens, and mandated shelter in place orders for millions of people. Overwhelmed public health systems increasingly turned to government and the military industrial complex to save them from the invisible enemy.
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel
Governors in all 50 states of the nation have declared emergencies in their states and now many are starting to activate their Air and Army National Guard to help deal with the growing coronavirus pandemic. [Military Times]
Troops in New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Michigan, among other states, are supporting relief efforts. Their stated mission includes disinfecting public spaces, distributing food, assisting with transportation and logistical support of health officials, and collecting and delivering samples. Seems benign enough, right?
What is Martial Law?
Martial law is a term that describes the government order of replacing civil rule with the military in a time of war or emergency.
More often than not, martial law is imposed by individual states rather than the federal government. Between 1857 and 1945, martial law was declared 70 times in the United States. In most cases, a state governor imposed it on a city, county or group of counties. This was sometimes in response to violent civil unrest but more often to break strikes on behalf of business interests. These declarations lasted anywhere from days to years. Martial law was last declared in the United States in 1966, when the governor of California imposed it to suppress unrest in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco after a white police officer shot a black teenager.
The federal government has declared martial law too, though far less frequently. Most recently, Hawaii was placed under martial law for the majority of World War II. The U.S. Army controlled every aspect of civilian life on the islands, from criminal justice to curbside trash removal. [The Hill]
While the troops may not be patrolling your streets and keeping you locked in your homes, the military is actively involved in the “war on Covid-19”. President Trump and talking heads throughout society are framing this pandemic in military terms and our government is admittedly on a war footing.
President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak amid extensive disruptions to the economy and American life.
The president’s declaration of a national emergency means that he will enact the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which allows the White House to mobilize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and direct federal aid to states hit by disasters and health crises.
Defense Production Act
President Trump tapped his authority under the 70-year-old Defense Production Act to give the government more power to steer production by private companies and try to overcome shortages in masks, ventilators and other supplies. [AP] On March 18, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order that defined ventilators and protective equipment as “essential to the national defense”, the standard required by the DPA. On March 27, 2020, after negotiations with GM had broken down over costs, estimated at over $1 billion, but primarily due to GM’s inability to commit delivering the number of ventilators required speedily, Trump ordered HHS Secretary Alex Azar to use the DPA to require GM to accept and prioritize contracts for as many ventilators as Azar determines to be appropriate. On April 2, Trump said he was invoking the DPA to require 3M, General Electric, and Medtronic to increase its production of protective masks (N-95 respirators).
Activating National Guard
The Trump Administration approved the activation of the National Guard in California, New York and Washington state to fight the coronavirus epidemic. The president said, the state governors will retain command of the National Guard, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover all costs of the missions to respond to the virus outbreak.
- New “Emergency Measures” Will Come From The QUARANTINE ACT!! This Is NOT Looking Good For Canada!!!
- Coronavirus: Thousands of armed forces staff could be put on standby over COVID-19 spread
A New Normal
At the time of this writing, I don’t know what the outcome of the pandemic will be, but I am concerned about what our lives may look like when the pandemic subsides. I am concerned of the possible effects of public/private partnerships will have on society in the long term. If this is our new 9/11, what will the new normal look like?
Medical Martial Law 2020
This latest threat of possible martial law is yet another piece or step in the Fabian Socialist agenda of incremental “reasonable” regulations, restrictions and reforms inducing America into the globalist new world order.
As has been their method for years, Fabian Socialists understand that they will not be able to radically change this country over night. Rather, theirs is a step-by-step incremental approach of first undermining the foundations of this country by creating doubt and distrust supported by an activist court busy rewriting the Constitution of the United States.
While there is some debate whether the governments reaction in this pandemic could trigger martial law, as Rahm Emanuel suggested, the government may actually be using the Covid-19 response as a beta-test of rolling out full blown martial law.
In many ways we are witnessing a form of martial law now in the Covid-19 pandemic. “Guidance” is filtered down from the federal government to the states where governors are left to enforcement. We haven’t heard much about how the feds are influencing state governors to carry out that guidance. Given many states are begging the federal government for supplies and assistance, perhaps that is the commodity traded for state compliance. Financial aid to states for highways, education, public safety, healthcare, environment, and more is the modus operandi used to get states to conform to national standards.
The Stage Being Set for Martial Law
I contend that marital law has already been declared in America – only we can’t see it clearly yet. The globalists have been introducing pieces of martial law for years in little bits and steps. Each of those steps are largely ignored by the public since they seem reasonable at the time. But, when the manufactured crisis subsides, the government does not pull back it’s draconian actions… no, they keep expanding them and strengthening them. Then another crisis comes along and they layer new controls on top of what they previously laid.
The 2012 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows the military to detain indefinitely without trial any US citizen that the government labels a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism.
President Barack Obama’s signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order has authorized widespread federal and military control of the national economy and resources during “emergency and non-emergency conditions.”
- The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
- Operations Plan for Pandemic Response
- Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development (Lock Step Rockefeller Foundation scenario)
- Event 201 Pandemic Exercise: Highlights Reel
- About Event 201
- Event 201 Call to Action (7 recommendations)
The US Army announced in 2008, the First Brigade Combat Team of the Third Division was placed under the command of US Army North, the Army’s component of the Pentagon’s Northern Command (NorthCom), which was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with the stated mission of defending the US “homeland” and aiding federal, state and local authorities. This marks first time ever, the US military is deploying an active duty regular Army combat unit for full-time use inside the United States to deal with emergencies, including potential civil unrest.
Military Preparing for Martial Law
The Washington Post reported on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security”, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack. “The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials,” reports the Post.
The contention that the troops will merely help “recovery efforts” after a major catastrophe is contradicted by the fact that Northcom itself, in a September 8 Army Times article, said the first wave of the deployment, which was put in place on October 1st at Fort Stewart and at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, would be aimed at tackling “civil unrest and crowd control”.
After a controversy arose surrounding the admissions made in the Army Times article, Northcom retracted the claim but conceded that both lethal and non-lethal weaponry traditionally used in crowd control and riot situations would still be used in the field.
As Alex Jones exposed in the late 1990’s, U.S. troops have been training for a considerable amount of time. During numerous urban warfare drills that Jones attended and reported on, troops were trained to raid, arrest and imprison U.S. citizens in detention camps as well as taking over public buildings and running checkpoints. During role playing exercises, actors playing prisoners would scream “I’m an American citizen, I have rights” as they were being dragged away by troops.
Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA
Concentration style camps and detention facilities have been constructed around the country and bills are being introduced in Congress authorizing the Department of Homeland Security to implement its network of FEMA camp facilities to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency or to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.”