April 8, 2015
Alex Jones and others within that conspiracy sphere are crying about a military exercise, Jade Helm 15, which they claim is part of a secret conspiracy plan to implement martial law in the United States. I don’t know that this is or isn’t the case, but I tend to think it probably isn’t.
The training excercise takes part in the Southwest of the US, and involves all four branches of the military pretending that Texas is a foreign country which they must conquer.
For some background on the conspiracy theory, here is Alex ranting:
And here is a video of Jones interviewing conspiracy theorist Steve Quayle about the drill.
For those who don’t want to watch those videos, the basic theory is that this is part of a plot to use the military against the US population.
The Army Times has responded to the theories:
U.S. Army Special Operations Command says that, contrary to reports circulating on conspiracy websites, it has no plans to invade Texas.
Some fringe websites have paraded a PowerPoint presentation, reportedly from USASOC, as evidence of Jade Helm 15, a series of military exercises across California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Texas. They say it will train the U.S. military to suppress American citizens rebelling in a coming military coup or civil war.
“It’s a training exercise. Just a regular training exercise,” Lastoria said of Jade Helm, which USASOC documentation references as a training exercise in at least one previous year as well.
Conspiracy websites painted language regarding civilian impact as revealing of the true nature of the mission: to prepare for abducting dissidents from their homes.
Many of the conspiracy sites have focused in on the selection of Texas as a “hostile” territory. To them, a high degree of libertarian support, pro-gun leanings and patriotism make Texas a target. The slides also mark Utah and a pocket in Southern California as “hostile,” while New Mexico is “uncertain (leaning hostile)” and Arizona is “uncertain (leaning friendly).”
The presentation slides say the area was chosen for its large undeveloped tracts of land and low population density. Texas in particular was chosen as the hub of the operation because it has been traditionally military-friendly, easing the impact or alarm the forces’ presence might impose on localities, according to the slides.
I think the conspiracy theorists are probably correct that this is a drill for a future scenario in the US, and nothing to do with overseas training. But they are spinning this into something that it just isn’t.
The question I have is why would we not expect the military to be training for situations of collapse in the United States? Things are getting completely out of control, and yes, at some point there is going to be higher levels of chaos than there are right now, and the military might be sent in.
What I disagree with is the theory that they are going to be sent in to take the guns of Alex Jones listeners. More likely, the chaos that America will be facing will relate to racial tensions, as that is really the issue we are facing. Jones and many other conspiracy theorists refuse to address the rising racial tensions, and so they must sensationalize various other issues, ultimately creating a fantasy world where there is a secret government plot to implement martial law in America for no clear reason.
Firstly, the idea that there is going to be some kind of organized revolution against the government which will reach such levels that the military needs to invade Texas is insane. No one is resisting anything, and the idea they will in the future is dumb. What we will have is a whole lot more race riots, like we saw in Ferguson, which will end up requiring military attention when they get to a certain level. Mexican gang activity on the border could also spiral out of control and require military attention.
I am not arguing that the US Military is a benevolent organization which seeks to protect the White population of this country from the hordes, but the ruling establishment of this country does have at least a partial desire to keep order in this country. On top of that, it is just an obvious thing to run drills regarding massive riots and unrest across the country, and it would be weird if the military wasn’t doing it.
The Real Threat
I have consistently stated the position that I don’t believe the martial law theories of Alex Jones are logical or backed-up by facts. It is just part of his shtick; it sells products and gives him something to rant about for three hours a day. It is effectively a bait-and-switch, where he substitutes the real problem with one which is politically correct, one which allows him to keep his Jewish sponsors and affiliates and keep the shekels rolling in.
This is backed up by the theory that the government is run by people who just like hurting people for no particular reason anyone can put a finger on, and this leads to the theory they are going to try and force people into slavery for no real logical reason. This relates back to stupid theories about satanism and secret population reduction conspiracies. He also goes on about the FEMA camps, and I’ll tell you what, after Katrina those FEMA camps were needed for these Blacks and I don’t doubt that the Blacks are going to need to go to such camps again.
The Alex Jones worldview also relies heavily on the idea that a bunch of super-smart people are in charge of everything, and I don’t personally see any evidence of that at all.
What we are experiencing in America is the same thing that Europeans are experiencing, which is a process of third-worldification. All of our cities are becoming more like Detroit, more like Africa, more like Mexico. The Jews are building an army to use against White America in the form of tens of millions of hostile non-Whites.
I don’t really see any big scary final collapse of everything wherein all goes Mad Max on the horizon. Much more likely, we are just going to slowly slip into third-worldism. Of course, as this happens, there will be major Black riots, possibly riots by other groups, which will spread across cities and will presumably require military intervention.
Effectively, we will be under some form of martial law at some point as the fabric of our society continues to disintegrate, and they may make it illegal to say racist things on the internet. I think that is probably a ways off, but maybe not.
The bottom line is that none of this is preventable, given the racial demographics in this country, so pointing out some specific instance of the military preparing for the inevitable is silly.
So, no – I’m not particularly worried about Jade Helm. I think we’ve got a lot bigger problems in this country than the military.