Originally posted by rebellender
Show me troops on the streets show me curfews imposed on civilians show my check points manned by US Military personnel
Certainly this was not a long term event but enough to test what the people would tolerate and accept. The politicians have a theory that they work
under – it goes by many names “the Overton window" among them. This is the idea originated by Joseph P. Overton.
Overton assigned a spectrum of “more free” and “less free”, with regard to government intervention, oriented vertically on an axis. When
the window moves or expands along this axis, an idea at a given location may become more or less politically acceptable as the window moves relative
to it. The degrees of acceptance of public ideas can be described roughly as:
The Overton window is a means of visualizing which ideas define that range of acceptance by where they fall in it. Proponents of policies outside the
window seek to persuade or educate the public so that the window either “moves” or expands to encompass them. Opponents of current policies, or
similar ones currently within the window, likewise seek to convince people that these should be considered unacceptable.
Other formulations of the process created after Overton's death add the concept of moving the window, such as deliberately promoting ideas even less
acceptable than the previous "outer fringe" ideas, with the intention of making the current fringe ideas acceptable by comparison.
Certainly the American public are at least awake enough to know that rule by the military is in true Martial Law; however, using other political
concepts such as "creeping normalcy" or the "foot in the door" by which incremental acceptable steps are introduced we are well on the way to having
it in everything but name for every concievable "emergency". Shelter in Place is so much more friendly sounding – it sounds like they want to
protect you not restrict your movements. Baaaaa. Baaaaa.
Originally posted by rebellender
I was in the Military served 12 years
I was an Entry Point Control Commander in IED land
I know what Military personnel looks like
I know what a cop dressed in riot gear looks like holding a Mx25 ready to fire tear gas looks like
Having served 24 years in the Special Operations community as an Operator and Senior NCO to Battalion XO and everything in between including special
mission units I know it doesn’t matter to the opporessed if the person manning the checkpoint is a member of the military, a cop, a freedom fighter,
neighborhood viggilante etc.
If you are under a curfew, (asked nicely not to leave your house and keep your business closed – whatever same thing) and any failure to comply
results in your ending up like this….
Or even the first picture I posted above.
It doesn’t matter what it is called – you can call it "The Annual Boston Leprechaun Hunt" for the Safety of Humanity
and it is in effect
the same as martial law albeit temporary in nature.
The rights of the people to be secure in their persons and effects was suspended, they were not allowed to move about freely in pursuit of life,
liberty and happiness and anything they say or do will be used against them. They were presumed to be dangerous suspects.
You want to play semantics with the definition of Martial Law – neato, all the while it is being implemented under a different name and you are
playing right into their hands by accepting it. It’s like ACORN changing their name one day and continuing to do the same things, or Backwater or
whatever – the leopard has only changed its spots.
I doubt in the end the sheep much care what colors or patterns the teeth are packaged in when they close around his throat.
I recommend the sheep watch the leapords actions not his words.
As for the OP: Being the gray man is the only way to survive this scenario of national Martial Law. Hide your weapons and supplies, go along on the
surface and keep to yourself until you figure out thier patterns and TTPs, then as for me - I know how to organize and run an insurgency. I am
getting a little to old for "hair pulling and jumping about" but I can be a trainer/planner/leader. Do not live in the city - period.
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edit on 30/4/2013 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)