Monday, December 27, 2010

DEMCAD: Martial Law in America!

Martial Law in America!

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

I've hear many people talk about martial law in America and I've never fully understood what people meant by it. By martial law, I assume that most people are referring to a military takeover of legal jurisdiction within the United States. They are probably also referring to tanks and humvees rolling down the streets of towns to enforce a curfew. So I'm going to talk about the practicality of a nation wide martial law. If there is a major crisis that sends the entire country into chaos, it would highly unlikely that the U.S. military will be able to enforce a lock-down of the entire nation.

Even if the military manages to acquire all 1.5 million reserves and utilize 1 million of it's total 1.5 million personnel in the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, it would struggle to control 308-310 million citizens in a land mass of 9,161,966 sq km.

You can confirm these numbers by looking at the U.S. Census or CIA World fact book.

Even this scenario is incredibly optimistic, because it assumes that 100% of the national guard and Army reserves will show up when the dollar has crash and they're worried about their families. The 1.5 million number doesn't even factor in the fact that many of these people are overseas fighting (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and serving on one of the 700 military bases in 130 foreign countries. So if the dollar collapses and the nation erupts into chaos, will the military be able to ship them home quick enough? I doubt.

But let's say the military pulls off a miracle.
Youtube viewer caninecoach writes,

"Don't forget about the millions of Militarized Local and State police."

First of all, American law enforcement numbers are not as strong as some of you think. According to the BLS (bureau of Labor Statistics), there were only 883,600 law enforcement personnel in 2008. And that was before the financial collapse and subsequent layoffs in local departments across the nation. The number included detectives, managers, police and sheriff's patrol officers.

So when you add the 2,500,000 soldiers and the 883,000 law enforcement, you have a force of 3.3 million agents. This is less than one percent of America's highly-armed population. Most of these agents will be working logistics and support for handling prisoners, transportation, intelligence and supply. But this isn't even the biggest problem.

The police are used to dealing with people who are afraid of them and have something to lose. In a collapse scenario, the rioters will lack both characteristics. And the military will be poorly suited to police a populace that is desperation for resources. If the soldiers became violent against the population, they could divide the armed forces and spark a civil war. Moreover, Iraq and Afghanistan has shown us that the U.S. military is not invisible and that guerrilla warfare tactics can be deployed successfully against a high-tech army.

Personally, I wouldn't be interested in war of any kind. I don't like violence and I don't want to see people get hurt. But I feel strongly about my opinion and there are facts to back it up. It would be very difficult for the U.S. military to successfully implement martial law throughout the entire country at any given time. This would mean that they would have to secure hundred of thousands of neighborhoods, while securing all major airports, power stations, communication towers, water facilities, nuclear power plants, military bases, food distribution center, grocery stores, government official buildings and highways while keeping everyone in their homes after 6pm.

Bringing in foreign troops would problematic, because if the U.S. is in a panic, wouldn't the other countries that are so heavily tied to America also have their own problems. Plus, we know how well foreign occupations went in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Iraq.

In conclusion, a military lock-down of the entire country at any given time would be impossible with the assistance of foreign troops. Adding foreign troops would increase the manpower, but severely damage the credibility of the force. Such a situation would encourage more violence against the martial law force. The U.S. government may attempt to lock the country down, but it would end in failure and possibility set the stage for a civil war. Many people assume that the population's current malaise will mean little resistance to martial law, but they fail to understand human nature. If there is a crisis situation, your biggest danger maybe the people around you. World renowned trends researcher Gerald Celente said it best, "When people lose everything and have nothing to lose, they lose it."

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  1. Well said DEMCAD.

    Scary times we live in. The rule of law seems to be holding though the veneer of civility is mighty thin I fear. Who knows how it will unfold?

    Be prepared, be adaptable and be mobile.

  2. [My first attempt at posting a longish comment did not result in publication, so I'm trying again in 2 parts.]

    Reginald, I happened across your YouTube Channel (from a search to see if YouTube was still not carrying "Tell us USA, Who Is The Terrorist?" aka "Personal Responsibility" - they are but AnonOps Communications is). You have a relaxed personal approach in your video presentations (I looked at 2) that I am confident gets the attention of many. I do hope that most are stimulated to investigate further.

    I have some specific comments to this particular entry on your written blog. (This is the first one I read, and I prefer the written rather than the spoken word since *you* can communicate more and more fully than on your videos. Also the reader can more easily examine exactly what you did "say".)

    A great number of people in the US (and various parts of the world) see the harm done to them and others by government, but most often not laying the primary responsibility at the feet of the enforcers. I contend that the situation of "martial law" would not come about if far more people would come to realize this and act on it.

    I urge you and others to please keep in mind always that the politicians and bureaucrats - rulers - do *not* get out into the field and enforce their own legislation/decrees/mandates/etc or even their own opinions. Instead they depend on the enforcers to do the dirty work. The enforcers are the key!! Politicians and bureaucrats simply talk and write, even when it is to give orders - whether to enforcers or directly to ordinary citizens (via Internet blogs/vids, phone, snail and email pronouncements for the latter).
    To be contd'...

  3. Cont'd...
    I recommend strong (public) Social Preferencing - withdrawal or refusal of voluntary association with the reasons made public - towards government enforcers who continue in that role after attempts to logically persuade them of their errors (offers of assistance in obtaining new productive jobs is a good idea for those known personally), is the needed step. Public identification (photos, names and location) of these continuing government enforcers will enable others to also Socially Preference against them, thereby increasing the social pressure to change their employment, their major interaction behavior - use cellphone cameras and the Internet to the fullest. This selective (discriminating) association to exclude those who cause harm is a potentially *very* powerful method of non-violent action, referred to as ostracism by many down through the ages. It is included in Gene Sharp's 2nd volume (of 3), "The Politics of Nonviolent Action", Chapter 4, "The Methods of Social Noncooperation".

    Even in the current very unfree societies (of which the US is a major one), negative Social Preferencing can be effectively used to influence individual social behavior and the actions of the State. I have written about this practice in general -

    Commendably Reginald, you have demonstrated, in your own way, that there is much more that can be done by each individual beyond groaning, hand wringing, clenching jaws and writing online comments of complaint. One need not - and should not, if thinking in one's own long range best interest - accept as inevitable the latest government pronouncements in regards to "security", whether from "terrorism", "healthcare", "economic collapse" or any of the numerous other spheres of human interaction that the government has deigned to control/regulate. Hopefully you will incorporate Public Social Preferencing (#PubSocPref with twitter definition ) into your practices, even if you already are a discriminating person in regards to with whom you associate.

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  4. HI DEMCAD, This is my video concerning the Birds and FISH in LOuisiana, Arkansas, & Kentucy. I made this the day the birds started falling. The same spray was over these 3 areas I betcha.

  5. HI DEMCAD, This is my video concerning the Birds and FISH in LOuisiana, Arkansas, & Kentucy. I made this the day the birds started falling. The same spray was over these 3 areas I betcha.