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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
reply to post by insaan
The Jews were convenient scapegoats for Germany's troubles and, like in North Korea where people are being put into labor camps for "not mourning hard enough", Stalin killed people because of some crazy slight or another.
The concept that if you just sit there and take it is bloody insane. Because if there's nobody to stand up, then the tyrants in charge will just make crap up and take things out of proportion and context to justify their own paranoia and psychosis (like in Stalin-era USSR and North Korea today).edit on 26-1-2012 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by andersensrm
You see what we all forget, is that THE PEOPLE run the government, not some elected official. At any time, if we decided as a society, we could abandon our current system, along with its rules, making any attempt of martial law, and act of war against us as a people. There is 330 million people in america, there is no where close to that amount in paid mercs that are going to keep us in control. You can't keep 330 million people in control when you threaten there freedom on a scale of that magnitude. You have to do it gradually over a long period of time, so people aren't even aware it is happening. And then when all the infrastructure, and bodies are set up to contain all these people, then I would be afraid. I don't see that happening soon. The truth is, is that we have more power than anybody else wants us to believe, and we can't forget that, or we will become slaves to whoever figures out that we don't know what we're capable of.
Originally posted by usmc0311
I've been asking myself this question alot lately. If things are bad enough to declare martial law in this country, there would be alot of military personel who either would run home to protect their families, or not carry out orders to harm American civilians. However someone who is being paid 100-200k a year or more might not have any issues with helping to tyranize the American people.
So my question is this, What would you do if martial law was declared and government contractors showed up in place of the Military? Does anyone know of any other theories on the subject? I will formulate a response for what I would do but I'd like to see what you all think first.