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A second Martial Law threat in a week

For those (especially the dam Democrats) who tell people not to be wrapped up in rumours and spreading "fear" FUCK YOU!

I wonder how many good Germans said "Please do not shack to boat. They are only rounding up the kikes and fags. If we just stay quiet and do what they ask they will leave us alone"



Honk your fuckin horns, Make signs. Call everyone! Refuse to to vote for anyone these fascists even enablers! make banners! Storm the media! Shake the tree! be fuckin HEARD!


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Dylan Thomas
A second Martial Law threat in a week

Last week the "Martial Law Scare" was chalked up as a House Procedure to get members of the House to vote for the Bush/Paulson Bank Heist (Bailout/Handout). Now at the end of the week the second attempt to pass the stealling of 800 billion dollars (in unmarked bills in a brown paper bag... kinda joking with that) again martial law was brought up. This time there is no denying it as a threat to have martial law on the American people (not just a House Procedure)


An article:

October 3, 2008 at 19:54:53
There's No Difference Between Martial Law and the THREAT of Martial Law

by George Washington

f a bully threatens to beat up a skinny kid if he doesn't give him his lunch money, and the bully doesn't have to follow through because the kid does fork it over, does that mean that the aggressive kid isn't a bully?

Of course not. He's a bully because he threatened to beat up the skinny kid and used coercion to get his way.

Well, Congressman Sherman said that congress was threatened with martial law this week. Specifically, he says that Congress was told martial law would be imposed if they didn't pass the Paulson bailout proposal.

Martial law means that the separation of powers which the Founding Fathers enshrined in the Constitution are destroyed, and an all-powerful executive branch calls the shots.

Is the threat of imposing martial law any different than actually imposing it?

No. Congress is just like the skinny kid.

Just because it forked over $700 billion or more in our lunch money based upon coercion by the thugs in the executive branch doesn't mean that the thugs are still following the separation of powers or anything else in the Constitution.

Remember that, for years, Congress has operated under "martial law" provisions which force Congress members to vote on legislation without having time to adequately read and review it.

Remember also that the U.S. has been in a declared state of national emergency for 7 years, and normal constitutional provisions were probably long ago superseded.

As University of California Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott has warned:
"The systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing.

To put it another way, if the White House is successful in frustrating [Congress' requests], then [the declared state of emergency] has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority."

And remember that U.S. troops are being stationed inside the U.S. to suppress "civil unrest".

Whether or not there is martial law in name, there is martial law in fact.


George Washington

George Washington is a pen name. I am using the pen name, with the approval of the publisher, because I have received death threats due to my 9/11 research and writing. I am using a pen name to protect myself and my family.

 link to www.opednews.com

OK GEORGE... 03.Oct.2008 23:10


...enough with the martial law crap. Not happening...not gona happen!

Wait, didn't you say not to protest? 03.Oct.2008 23:47


Last week, you said that we should not go out and protest on Oct. 1 because of some martial law threat you read about on some obscure blog somewhere.
comment here:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/09/380100.shtml

Now you tell us to "Honk your fuckin horns, Make signs. Call everyone! Refuse to to vote for anyone these fascists even enablers! make banners! Storm the media! Shake the tree! be fuckin HEARD!"

I'm confused. When is it ok to protest, and when is not? Is there some kind of doppler radar martial law threatometer I can look at for guidance?

"I am NOT against a protest" 04.Oct.2008 01:40

Ecotopian Yeti

I wrote "I am NOT against a protest" At the time I was thinking of not a simple protest with just the same old shit of marching on the street, but something far more effective. I still am not saying just the same crap of a limited "after work" little march. I am saying STOP the wheels of this place.

yeah right back at ya wingnuts 04.Oct.2008 04:41

not even a small fraction of the available material

Some progressive radicals have caught the "martial law" meme from the John Birchers and Alex Jones fans, who have been bleating about impending jackbootery since Clinton took office in 1993. Martial law has been just around the corner, if one believes all the posts about it on this web site, since the site was created in 2001 or whenever. Whether seven years of this is crying wolf is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

Martial law is simply unnecessary to control people in this country. How exactly would imposing a curfew and shooting anybody out after dark make it EASIER for the ruling class to control everything? Would that make people LESS likely to resist? or more? Are activists excited about martial law because they expect people WOULD engage in armed struggle if it happened? Isn't it likely the bad guys know that too and that's exactly why they won't do anything so expensive and counterproductive any time soon?

2002 Martial law is coming. Do you have a plan?
2003 Are You Ready For Formalized MARTIAL LAW?
2004 We need to make plans to react to Bush coup & martial law
2004 Major Terror Attacks Planned for This Summer! MUST READ!!
2004 Bush pushes panic button! To attack USA before elections!!
2004 Ready for Martial Law?
2004 Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps?
2005 I will see you in the concentration camps

Martial Law threat is as real as the threat of economic collapse 04.Oct.2008 14:05


The threat of martial law is as real as the threat of economic collapse - the two go hand in hand. If the economic crash that we are experiencing gets bad enough to lead to large-scale civil unrest (which I assume would take the form of looting and rioting due to some kind of food, water, or other scarcity) which would potentially overwhelm local law enforcement, the federal government will certainly want to intervene.
The question is whether the collapse will get bad enough to cause that level of unrest. A lot of economists seem to think that it will. The government is taking the prospect seriously, which is why they have decided to dispatch an army brigade back to the "homeland" to train in non-lethal combat and crowd control.
The author of this article makes a very good point though, that we are essentially already living in a state of martial law. We have an executive branch that can basically do whatever it wants due to the ongoing "state of emergency" that was declared after 9-11.
To maintain control over the population, the government will happily spend hundreds billions of our tax money policing us, just as they are spending hundreds of billions of dollars of our money policing the rest of the world. Cost is no issue - from the perspective of a military industrial complex insider, the more money spent on "security" the higher the profits.

The Congressman really did say it! 06.Oct.2008 09:58


Usually I am skeptical of posts like this about the sky falling, the fascists marching in, etc. But the facts behind this post are verifiable. Check it out: