FEMA Faceoff: Truth as an Urban Legend
Gaye Levy, Contributor
The article you are about to read is something that I have been working on for a number of months.
Before we begin, I would like thank my longtime friend, George Ure, for his assistance and collaboration on this piece. Together our goal was to uncover the truth and debunk what we thought were the Internet myths about FEMA.
Now we are not so sure.
In recent months we have all read and seen videos of the large-scale movement of military gear, including equipment which could be used to control an unruly US civilian population. To add to that, the US Army’s forward training documents reveal that the military is contingency planning for major US in civil turmoil in 2016. That this could theoretically be caused by the hard bite of the Second Depression and people not seeing it coming is of great concern to us. That, plus the fact that the majority of the population will not be properly prepped when it all comes tumbling down.
When writing about tank movement and such on our websites, one of our readers suggested that this was “normal” movement and that the tanks and other heavy gear were likely headed for Fort Irwin (near Barstow) for war gaming and to be fitted with the latest and greatest electronics. But in the hundreds? That fails the “smell test” when we are told that Afghanistan will be winding down. Something simply is not adding up.
So, while the economic side of things is George’s bailiwick, and the prepping side is Gaye’s, we both feel that the two cannot be separated when dire times hit; and, further, that the truth about what is coming needs to be exposed for the greater good of our citizens.
Given that, what is the responsible, journalistic thing to do? Get ahead of the problem – help dispel paranoia and BS on the Net and get some tough questions answered.
The Final Word
There is no question in our minds that our country and our world is facing problems that were not even imagined by our forefathers. Over the last hundred years, there has been a massive migration from a predominately rural society to an urban, industrialized society; and along with it less personal self-reliance and personal preparedness. After all, when you live 20, 30 or more miles from the nearest town, you have to be prepared to take care of your own food, shelter, water and medical needs. But in the cities, not so much.
Conspiracy theories notwithstanding, we have always felt that the resources of FEMA would help us embrace the family preparedness values of previous generations.
And now? We suppose the bigger question is what is it they do not want to disclose and not want us to know about?