Americans Under Siege – Has Tomorrow Become a Reality?

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Americans Under Siege   Has Tomorrow Become a Reality?   Backdoor SurvivalJust a little over a year ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order titled National Defense Resources Preparedness.  This act stirred up a hornets nest of controversy – both for and against. At one end of the spectrum were those that thought this was an overt act signalizing unilateral militarization of our country.  Others felt this was a ho-hum restatement of existing presidential controls.

Whatever your feelings at the time, it is now a year later and events of the past couple of weeks bring more questions than answers to those that seek the truth.  Sadly, it is my opinion that Americans are under siege by our own government and by the mysterious and secretive powers that control our elected officials.  More and more, ordinary citizens are filled with angst as we witness the wholesale cannibalization of our freedom and of the constitution.

Americans Under Siege   Has Tomorrow Become a Reality?   Backdoor SurvivalTo echo my own words:

I begin to wonder whether there is some grand plan.  Perhaps there is some master puppeteer poised to pull our strings when and if the rise to elitism reaches the pinnacle.

So with much personal angst, I have begun to believe that the rank and file citizens of the United States of America are being herded down the path to a Police State.  Or, better put, will soon be running from the rising tsunami of the police state.

WHAT IS A POLICE STATE?

According to Wikipedia:

A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.

The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state.

So let me get this right:   A police state occurs when the government takes over control of the country by restricting the freedom of the population. Residents of the police state are required to obey the occupying authorities and may be punished for not doing so.  They may be required to perform non-military, government mandated duties serving at the pleasure of the chief executive, the military and the PTB.  They may be detained indefinitely if considered a threat, rendering the protections of the constitution null and void.  And finally, their goods and their lives become the property of the government.

TOMORROW HAS BECOME A REALITY

Americans Under Siege   Has Tomorrow Become a Reality?   Backdoor SurvivalAs someone who for the most part lives a quiet and even boring life, I find myself shocked at the reality of the recent Boston lockdown.  Military patrols, door-to-door searches, curfews, involuntary disruption of transportation systems, cell phone surveillance and mandatory confinement to one’s home sounds more like Nazi Germany than America  to me.

And what about the rights of the accused?  Regardless of how heinous the alleged deed, this is still America where you are innocent until proven guilty. And no Miranda rights?  What is with that?

The new reality is that the government may come knocking on our doors, ordering us to stay put.  Do we fight or do we acquiesce?  The answer to this question is complicated and requires a bit soul searching as we try to separate fact from myth, reality from fantasy and conspiracy from paranoia.

LOCK DOWN VERSUS SHELTER IN PLACE

Another thing.  Especially troubling is the recent widespread use of the term “Shelter in Place” to describe a mandatory lockdown where all day to day activities are forced to come to halt.  In Boston, people were basically told to cower in their homes and to stay put.  The term used was “shelter in place”.

Anyone who has been prudently prepping for the big one – be it an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other disaster – knows that having the knowledge and ability to shelter in place is a good thing and not something to be feared.  And it bugs the heck out of me to see this term abused by both the government and the media as they describe a lock down and the mandatory restriction of movement.

Sheltering in place is something you do following the release of hazardous contaminants following a radiological, biological, or chemical event. And yet Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said:

“We’re asking people to shelter in place — in other words, to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open the door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer.”

This to me sounds like a lockdown within the confines of a prison system.  It makes me mad and is just one more indication that our government will do whatever it takes to discredit the preppers who plan and prepare for a real emergency.

ADVICE – IF YOU CARE TO TAKE IT

Notwithstanding the horrifying events that took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon and the short period thereafter, my advice, if you care to take it, is to keep living your life with your eyes and your mind wide open.  Moreover, this is not the time to be a slacker when it comes to your preps.

Continue prepping in an ordinary and non-obtrusive manner by gathering emergency  food and supplies. Learn coping skills for stressful times and practical skills that you can use if the lights go out and there is no power.  Stay healthy so you can reduce your reliance on medical supplies.

Most of all, try not to become overwhelmed by bad news.  But don’t ignore it either.  Practice your faith and in your belief in yourself.  Just remember that you are not alone in your thoughts and that you must hang in there, prepping wise, to insure your safety and long term survival.

THE FINAL WORD

A lot has been speculated this past week.  Was Boston a false flag event?  Was there a cover-up? Was this a drill gone wrong created by the alphabet soup agencies that are supposed to protect our country and its citizens. And was the reaction of public officials a blueprint for future attacks?

What is the truth and what are the lies?  I suspect that with the abundance of disinformation being perpetuated by both the mainstream and alternate press, we may never know.

One thing I do know, however, is that I agree with Michael Snyder and his article Mourn For America: Whenever A Tragedy Happens They Take Even More Freedom From Us.  He writes:

If you cower in fear when a bully comes after you, what is the bully going to do?  The bully is just going to keep coming after you because his actions are being rewarded.  Those that are trying to create fear love it when you become fearful.  It is exactly what they want.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

Gaye

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Americans Under Siege – Has Tomorrow Become a Reality? — 14 Comments

  1. Boston was a dry run for the rest of the country. It will happen again in another city and it will be tested again and the sheep (people) will comply. If you fight back you will be labeled and the MSM will have a great time.

  2. I was stunned to see such a large American city brought to a complete standstill. It frightens me that the PTB can convince so many American citizens to stay indoors, keep their businesses closed, and allow their homes to be searched. All public transportation stopped. I think that soon it will become “the norm” in any kind of “security” situation. There were no reports of noncompliance, and I think that is what bothers me the most. They didn’t “shelter in place”, they were hostage to police and military forces searching for ONE person.

  3. Gaye, everything you are saying I have believed for some time. The sheeple don’t want to hear/think about these things. Thank you for saying them, but assume it will not go unnoticed. . . I , and others who are like-minded have been wrestling with the “what do we do?” question as you have. . . when does LE move from pawn to active participant? I think the answer to that determines our response.

  4. First, a positive: I purchased a heavey Kelty mummy sleeping bag for $7 at a thrift store. Secondly, a commendation: Gaye, bravo for seeing through the smoke and mirrors and haveing the courage to call recent events what they are. And thirdly, a lamentation: my worst fear used to be looters and thugs. Now I realize the looters and thugs have already been voted into office. We must not only prep, but hide our food.

  5. I too fear there will be more events like this, all to scare people more into cowaering and primed for accepting less freedoms for more safety. that way no one will no any better and just go along with whatever the ptb say

  6. Gaye, your assessment “Americans Under Siege” is very accurate. Hopefully, it will be shared with as many of folks as possible. Just as important… if not more so… is your “Advice… If you will take it.” The general populace should be reminded how very special EACH of us are… and how significant WE can be. Thank you for continuing efforts to share your wisdom for the good of ALL of US. :-)

  7. You Tube has videos of military and police units forcing people out of their homes at gunpoint, ordering, “hands on your head”.

    I was wondering what would happen if you simply did not answer the door when they came?

    I suppose they would break down the front door and arrest you. But what would be the charge?

    • They didnt need any warrents or anything to search those homes and the national guard was also involved. Why wouldnt they kick in doors if you did not answer? They dont care about due process anymore. From all I have seen and looked up on this one event, I do believe this was a drill gone bad, did these two really do the bombings or were they set up, we will never know the truth. I also believe these things are being done to bring this country down. I think things are only going to get worse unless America stands together and I dont see it happening. Our freedoms have slowly been being taken away one by one. I think both sides of the isle are in on this and some have been threatened. I never in my lifetime thought I would see my country at this point. And I do fear for all of us who speak out.

  8. I wanted to personally thank everyone for having the courage to comment on this article. I try very hard not to live in fear of repercussion for speaking out. As it stands, the link to this article was taken down by Facebook although I was able to post a photo and provide access that way.

    I dread the next chapter in this story of freedoms lost.

  9. Maybe the time has come for all freedom loving Americans to standup,start recall partisions on people in congress that vote on these laws that violate the constition. Start with the liberals in California,then Harry Reid,Chuck Shumner.Do not stop with the rat’s nest in Washington but elect only people that still beleive in the constition,be governor,mayor,state offices or even city offices.Dem. or rep. alike need to go if they support these laws taking our freedoms.They go to Washington and become millionaires on a salary of about 180000 a year.They forget they work for us.

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