"Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then."-Phillip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly
Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.
When terrorists attacked the country and the government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive new laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors.
When the government wages costly preemptive wars on foreign countries, insisting it was necessary to protect the nation, the citizens believed them. And when the government brought the weapons and tactics of war home to use against the populace, claiming it was a just a way to recycle old and used equipment, the people believed that too. The few who disagreed were labeled unpatriotic.
When the government spied on its own citizens, claiming that they were looking for terrorists hiding among them, the people believed it. And when the government began tracking citizens movements, monitoring their spending, snooping on thier social media, and surveying their habits-supposedly in an effort to make their life more efficient-the people believed that too. The few who disagreed were labeled paranoid.
When the government lat private companies take over the prison industry and agreed to keep the jails full, justifying it as a cost-saving measure, the people believed them. And when the government started arresting and jailing people for minor infractions, claiming that the only way to keep communities safe was to be tough on crime, the people believed that too. the few who disagreed were labeled soft on crime.
When the government hired crisis actors to take part in disaster drills, never alerting the public to which "disasters" were staged, the people genuinely believed they were under attack. And when the govenrment insisted that it needed greater powers to prevent such attacks from ever happening again, the people believed that as well, The few who disagreed were told to shut up or leave the country.
Finally, the government started carrying out covert military drills throughout the country, insisting that they were necessary to train the troops for foreign combat, and most of the people believed them. The few who disagreed, warning that perhaps all was not as it seemed, were dismissed as conspiracy theorists and quacks.
By the time the government locked down the nation, using local police and the militaryto impose martial law, there was no one left in doubt of the governments true motive-total control and domination-but there was also no one left to fight back.
Now, every fable has a moral, and the moral of this story is to beware of anyone who urges you to ignore your better instincts and trust the government.
In other words, if it looks like trouble and smells like trouble, you can bet that there is trouble afoot.
"Take alarm at the first experiment on our Liberties".....James Madison
This was a portion of a longer article found on Infowars. The whole dot com thing/jade-helm-terrorist-attacks-surveillance-other-fairy-tales-for-a-gullible-nation/
So all credit to InfoWars on this.
But it DOES kind of make you think, huh?