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The War on Us

Everybody’s up in arms about this. They’re commenting up a storm.

And we dare not let this event pass without giving it a hard, though quick, kick where it hurts.

But c’mon. A) The article is just one idiot’s ill-informed concept of insurgency. (The Tea Party; oh please!) B) Is there one, single person here who doesn’t already know, who hasn’t known for years (and years!), that the U.S. military is gearing up for a War on Us? Heck, their shock troops — the militarized cops, the intimidators of the TSA, and all their verminous their ilk — have already been treating us as the enemy for decades.

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BTW, on an only semi-related, but somewhat lighter note of tyranny … A friend (who prefers to be known only as my “anonymous source”) is headed for Tampa later this month as a Ron Paul delegate.

He (or perhaps she; I’m supposed to be very coy about this) quotes that “this is not the Republican National Committee’s party — this is the Department of Homeland Security’s party.”

No great surprise there, either.

Apparently the delegates have all been given extensive lists of Mandatory-or-Forbidden. Among other things, whole fruits are verboten. They must be sliced before they can be brought within the Sacred Circle of Government. Seriously, people. Orange bombs? Kiwis of mass destruction? You have too much time on your hands.*

The slicing requirement could get very interesting with, say, grapes. Think about raisins, for that matter …

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* Or perhaps they just want to avoid the embarrassment of thousands of fed-up Americans suddenly, en masse, deciding to pitch rotten apples into the smug faces of politicians?

17 Comments

  1. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal August 8, 2012 9:03 pm

    I just love how scared the Rulers have become of little ol’ us. 🙂

  2. Child of the trillion dollar wasteland.
    Child of the trillion dollar wasteland. August 8, 2012 9:03 pm

    Their war game doesn’t make us look very intelligent or ambitious does it?

  3. LibertyNews
    LibertyNews August 8, 2012 9:14 pm

    Keep ’em guessing!

  4. Richard
    Richard August 8, 2012 9:57 pm

    WTF? Of all the groups they cab pick they go for the Tea Party? And this sounds like the person that wrote it watched too many movies. I’m not sure if I should laugh or truely be scared.

  5. naturegirl
    naturegirl August 8, 2012 10:21 pm

    “this is the Department of Homeland Security’s party.”

    “They must be sliced before they can be brought within the Sacred Circle of Government.”

    Uh, nobody gets to bring in knives or anything sharp enough to cut anything (anyone) ~ ?….- then groping of themselves is a guarantee…..

  6. rustynail
    rustynail August 9, 2012 2:48 am

    Brings to mind the wierd jokes from my past: What’s purple and goes buzz? … An electric grape. What’s purple and goes boom? …

  7. rustynail
    rustynail August 9, 2012 2:49 am

    What’s purple and goes boom? A grape grenade

  8. RickB
    RickB August 9, 2012 2:51 am

    C’mon, Claire! Don’t you remember the apple grenade story from Firefly? Someone from nannyland security must have seen that episode.
    Your point about raisins is a good one. I think we need a law against small, easily-concealed fruit.

  9. Joel
    Joel August 9, 2012 5:37 am

    There’s something charming about being able to think about politicians and ribcages first thing in the morning.

    As for the DoD scenario: I can’t get too worked up about it. The army wargames everything. They’ve probably got a violent scenario written down somewhere for when the Pentagon commissary runs out of chocolate doughnuts. I’ll bet right now somebody’s wishing they hadn’t mentioned “tea party,” though…

  10. MJR
    MJR August 9, 2012 8:00 am

    Boy I really hate it when I arrive late to the party and someone like Joel, who writes better than I do in the first place, steals my point. 🙂 Mind you having lived in Montreal, Canada during the FLQ crises of 1970…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLQ_crisis

  11. Claire
    Claire August 9, 2012 8:10 am

    RickB — Egads! I’d forgotten the apple grenades. So yes, one more example of the fedgov borrowing terrorist scenarios from television. At least they picked (pardon the pun) from a good series this time.

    And raisins — yes — the infamous “Saturday night fruit special.”

  12. Claire
    Claire August 9, 2012 8:12 am

    MJR … Sounds like a story you might want to tell one of these days.

  13. Matt
    Matt August 9, 2012 8:42 am

    Extremely reliable sources tell of Army plans written up and duly filed away, for fighting a war against the Girl Scouts. And for fighting a war against an invasion by ghosts. Somewhat less reliable sources, but nevertheless clearly well-versed in bureaucrat-speak, have articulated kinda-rational-sounding justifications for these plans based on the need to teach planners to think outside the box. In reality, it is fairly obvious that there are simply too many drunken dare challenges going on in the bowels of the Pentagon. 🙂

  14. Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams August 9, 2012 9:51 am

    @ Child of the trillion dollar wasteland.: “Their war game doesn’t make us look very intelligent or ambitious does it?” Let’s not disabuse them, shall we? 🙂

  15. Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams August 9, 2012 9:54 am

    I wonder if the real purpose of the “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland” paper wasn’t to guage the reaction of US military personel to the proposal, to “run it up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes it”. I think the catcalls far outnumbered the salutes.

  16. NMC_EXP
    NMC_EXP August 9, 2012 3:52 pm

    “…the U.S. military is gearing up for a War on Us…”

    If anyone’s dystopian quotient is running low, chase the link to the webpage for the movie “Gray State”: http://www.indiegogo.com/graystatemovie

    Description from the webpage:

    “Gray State is an independent pre-apocalyptic dystopian film that chronicles the collapse of society. It is coming – by consent or conquest”

    There is a “conceptual trailer” for the movie, which is seeking non-Hollywood funding.

    Regards

    Jim

  17. LarryA
    LarryA August 9, 2012 11:29 pm

    “The Tea Party; oh please!”

    To be fair, the Tea Party is at least armed and organized. What kind of threat assessment can you get out of OWS?

    “The enemy can’t even manage a decent campsite without relying on nearby restaurants.”

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