War College Warns Military To Prepare For Civil Unrest

“A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the U.S.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned Wednesday of economy-related riots and unrest in various global markets if the financial crisis is not addressed and lower-income households are hurt by credit constraints and rising unemployment.”  Arizona Police Preparing For Civil Unrest

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  • December 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm
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    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7790217.stm
    “About 50 Israeli police officers have been injured by fellow officers during a training exercise in riot control.

    Seven-thousand police were involved in the exercise, which took place at an army base in southern Israel.

    According to Wikipedia

    Israel pop.= 7.282 M
    US pop. = 305.920 M

    So, 7,000 Israeli’s is equivalent to 294,073 Americants. “Imagine’ (I know U can) reading that 300,000 US troops are drilling to quash civil disturbance. They are, but you won’t be reading about it.

  • December 19, 2008 at 5:59 am
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    For Nappy to compare security at the superbowl to keeping 12 million from burning this shit hole down is a little short sited.

    the cops/military will give it a good run, but at the end of the day they will be neutered by the masses.

    history is replete with examples of population over running the ruling class.

    it is what happens next that is of concern for me.

  • December 19, 2008 at 8:58 am
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    More Thug -o-maniacs

    prefix plus~ blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2008/12/galveston_false_arrest.php

    Police Get The Wrong House In Galveston, Assault 12-Year-Old Girl (for prostitution – & who was of the ‘wrong’ race – the girl was ‘black, the alleged suspect ‘white’) “Talk about’ blind justice. Then they try to charge her with ‘assault on a “police officer” -3 undercover, plainclothes ‘police monsters’. If that had been my daughter, all three of those goons would now be dead (following prolonged suffering with extreme prejudice). Bet they ‘feel like’ “real men” – needing 3 of them to assault a 12 year old. Fucking scum.

  • December 19, 2008 at 10:06 am
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    “After the incident, Dymond was hospitalized and suffered black eyes as well as throat and ear drum injuries.

    Three weeks later, according to the lawsuit, police went to Dymond’s school, where she was an honor student, and arrested her for assaulting a public servant. Griffin says the allegations stem from when Dymond fought back against the three men who were trying to take her from her home. The case went to trial, but the judge declared it a mistrial on the first day, says Griffin. The new trial is set for February.”

    Trial my ass. No need for a trial at all. These morons should be buried.

    This also sounds like a KIDNAPPING by COPS to me. Probably for a little rape and fun for themselves first.

    How come we can’t see this for EXACTLY what it is?

    Allegedly from the defense lawyer (why in HELL do they need a defense lawyer, when it is DEAD OBVIOUS what want wrong and who is guilty?):

    “Update: This is from the officers’ lawyer, William Helfand:

    Both the daughter and the father were arrested for assaulting a peace officer. “The father basically attacked police officers as they were trying to take the daughter into custody after she ran off.”

    Also, “The city has investigated the matter and found that the conduct of the police officers was appropriate under the circumstances,” Helfand says. “It’s unfortunate that sometimes police officers have to use force against people who are using force against them. And the evidence will show that both these folks violated the law and forcefully resisted arrest.”

    Of course they found it “appropriate”, this is how they intend to dismiss the lawsuit and save themselves several million dollars. They’re willing to destroy this entire family (father, daughter, mother, everyone) for the misteps and manhandling by incompetent thugs in their employ.

    This is proof positive that government of any type cannot be trusted. Common sense and ethical behavior are entirely absent in this case (in all cases I’ve ever seen).

    From the comment section (first comment):

    “Anonymous says: Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. -H. L. Mencken”

    Talk about absolutely RUINING somebody’s life for doing absolutely nothing wrong but defending her life.

    No citizen should meekly “submit” to wrongful arrest or when being attacked BY ANYBODY, I don’t give a flying fuck about who thinks “they’re in charge” and can go around abusing whoever they hell they want. That badge means NOTHING except that they have the approval of the State to abuse, harass and attack citizens. It does not mean that they are RIGHT.

    We are not slaves to be beaten (unless you act like one), nor are we subject to the whims of the State and its multitude of agents (lawyers, judges, city officials, cops, ad naseaum).

  • December 19, 2008 at 10:52 am
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    The internet is a great way to guage our discontent which can then be countered with lies and propaganda via the internet and news media. It seems to be such a finely tuned and responsive tool of manipulation that levels of “civil unrest” are are not only controlled but being instigated to those levels for thier own purposes. Yes, all us online “free thinkers” have our thoughts dictatated and manipulated as much as anyone else in the Matrix!

  • December 19, 2008 at 11:06 am
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    Astute observation, which I entirely agree with. I think the Internet is really a waste of time. Information has become the placebo, a substitute for almost everything (except anything real).

    Even in the collapse genre, I’ve seen this (in spades), whereas Internet “junkies” are only alive if they get more doom news, but looking around at their preps and you realize that it’s all mental masturbation for them, they’ve done scant little to truly be ready for collapse.

    I’ve seen this everywhere in truth, in political movements, patriot movements, free state movements, survivalist movements, the green movement and on and on.

    Newz is “viewz” and it has become the real escape from what each and every one of these afflicted needs to be actually doing (living in accordance to the life views they’ve come to adopt, promote, suggest, etc).

    I’ve absolutely no doubt at all that the Net is being used to uncover us all.

  • December 20, 2008 at 5:51 am
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    To your point admin, you are right on.

    Somewhere along the line, even well before the Internet, we reduced identity to “style”. When substance, character, and a strong inner life became a consumable pretense, I suppose that integrity and character were displaced, made obsolete.

    If how one thinks about things extends from the stylish sensibilities du jour, the viewz, then there is no integrity, no character, and no center. We not only have suffered an appropriation of culture to stylish consumable, we have extended this notion of material adornment to identity and thought itself.

    One can’t walk their talk, when they “buy” their talk, and their walk is externally choreographed. The sheeple way is extrinsic, and their identities are so many patches on an “identity chic” cloak, not different than a race car driver’s jumpsuit covered with sponsor labels. It goes so far as to tattooing brand names on themselves. Seriously, what the fuck is that?

    As you say, all the Internet has done is construct a whole new set of stick-on identities. This is a garden of earthly delights (identities) ideally suited to the paper mache lifestyle, never burdened with the requirement to either make judgments or integrate the labels. The saddest part is that the masses think themselves free.

    We need a different word than free thinker for us, because I think we thinkers are anything but free from one perspective. While we are free to make our own judgments, we carefully link those judgments into our integrity. Our integrity is carefully tested and not easily moved except through our thought processes. From the standpoint of choice we are quite free, from the standpoint of our judgments, integrity and character (integrity’s peripheral), we are not so free and we are really locked in on our core values and view of how the world works. We certainly can and do change, but it is not the freedom of whim, it is more like the scientific method. It is plodding, methodical, and tested.

    The way we make meaning in the world, and act on it, is 180 degrees from the sheeple way, and it is the source of both our power, and our isolation. The collapse will sort out who has got it right. There will no longer be any easy labels to paste on, and they will be exposed as the fraud they are. They are the armor plate masking learned helplessness.

    MD

  • December 20, 2008 at 7:31 am
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    Michael, well said.

    Most of the real people I meet in real life have their inwardness intact. It’s just plastered over with misinformation, and misdirected into wrong values. Most people have never been given the basic tools you need to arrive at right values. But somehow enough inwardness survives within them to make them good friends in the real world–and to make them uneasy about the synthetic world they inhabit, and the synthetic self they have constructed to interface with it.

    Occasionally, however, I’ve encountered a person who seems not to have any “inwardness.” There seems to be nothing to them but the synthetic self–the State-worshipping consumer and economic competitor. These are the people who are the products of Orlov’s “Stage Five Collapse”: cultural collapse. (I think we’ve gone at the stages of collapse backasswards; cultural collapse occurred before any of the others.)

    Maybe Orlov should have added one more stage: “Personal Inner Collapse.” The symptoms would be insanity, abuse of others, and/or suicide. We’ve got plenty of those running around too, in positions of power–the insane and abusive.

    The suicide part comes when the synthetic reality that validates the synthetic self collapses, and with this comes the shocking revelation that they are manifestly dead, and have been really dead for a long time, but didn’t know it.

    So, key question: Who is the inmost self? What is its nature? What does it desire? What will it do, if unfettered?

  • December 20, 2008 at 3:17 pm
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    @Sharon

    First thank you.

    I didn’t mention authenticity, but I did talk all around it. Perhaps that is the best word. Authenticity cannot be achieved without that rich inner life, and looking at the world as it is, not what we wish it to be.

    The world we face now is not pretty, it is coming apart. If our identity is tied to that deconstructing world in the sense that we hold roughly to the idea “I consume, and therefore it’s me”, it will get ugly inside fairly fast.

    I think Jung was getting at this with that collapse of the persona idea. If I understand it, this collapse happens when there is a powerful mismatch between who we imagine we are, and reality. In essence, we discover we are imposters, and we have a personal collapse. In a consumption-centered, extrinsic world, the purported solution is simple, to consume some more, and become reborn once again through consumption.

    If one self-defines by virtue of what one consumes, then there is no inner world. That is what I think we have now. The question is, what happens when there is nothing to consume to self-define? I think the answer is emptiness and deep fear.

    I think the only answer is to do your inner work. Certainly you might consume, but that cannot be a surrogate for figuring out who you are and your place in the world. If you are clear on those points, then consumption is not identity.

    I believe mass advertising has conditioned people to let go of their inner work and control over their identity. If they buy in to this crap, inside them are terrified little, undeveloped people who are easily shaped. We need to get back to working from inside out, starting with our inside, our inner work. It is only through that clarity that we will have any prospect for dealing with what comes in the collapse. At least we will have ourselves.

    In the collapse, sheeple will be searching for ways to once more externally define, but there will be no stylish way to deal with a collapse. The absence of that easy consumable solution will make them erratic, and potentially dangerous. Somehow we will have to address this defect in our culture.

    This is another area that looks like an entry in the “doomer” side of the ledger. I think people are not “up to” collapse, and I think there is not time to bring them along to be up to it. Wish I felt differently.

    MD

  • December 21, 2008 at 8:00 pm
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    Michael,

    In the answer to the question of who we are REALLY lies the key to many things.

    For one thing, it offers the key to disengaging from “the matrix” we live in. Does this mental disengagement ultimately confer the power for practical, physical disengagement? I’m guessing that, one way or another, it probably does.

    At the risk of getting overly philosophical, my thinking is that the inmost self is a sort of “eye of God”–or, according to the Upanishads, God himself/herself–and the body comprises the organs of perception that the “eye” uses to view creation.

    I mention this because the above thought came to me once when I was meditating.

    So it seems to me that the inmost self is sort of “one who looks” or “the perceiver.” I sense, too, that the inmost self is what we call God, as the Upanishads say.

    I’m “fishing” a little bit here. Why are we looking? What are we looking at? What is the purpose of the looking?

    I have some thoughts about this, and I guess I’m looking for validation.

    On another tack, I’ve often thought that the personality is very similar to a “graphical user interface”–or an “interface” whose purpose is to make ourselves comprehensible to others, and to get what we need in relation to others–but not to meet basic physical needs in a direct way, such as by building stuff, growing stuff, making stuff. You don’t need a jazzy personality to successfully plant potatoes, build houses, or knit socks.

    In our society, the “interface” is almost entirely purchased: Your clothing, hairstyle, and possessions tell others who you are. Without these things, others will see you as either someone who “doesn’t count,” or as someone who is not engaged with the interface that is relevant to them (though maybe engaged with someone else’s interface), or as a nonentity they do not see at all.

    These “interfaces” seem to me to have all kinds of perils attached to them–the whole business of identifying and representing yourself within “the matrix,” displaying your position within it and your total engaement with it–FINDING yourself entirely in your relationship to the matrix and your position within it, and identifying yourself wholly with it.

    I got a little redundant there. I guess what I’m trying to say is, it seems like getting your sense of self identified with “the matrix” is a dangerous thing–and not a thing you can even “game” without immense risk.

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