I've expressed my belief in the possibility that, given President Obama's political background and the number of power-mad freaks in Washington in general, his intention is to coordinate a societal breakdown (probably precipitated by an economic implosion) so horrendous that unprecedented government intervention on a civil level will be "unavoidable."
It occurs to me that this would have to happen relatively quickly, since there is no guarantee the president will be re-elected; indeed, this appears more unlikely with each passing day. Anything, it appears, that Obama might do to hasten complete economic desolation, he is doing, spinning his policies into some sort of novel genius via the sycophantic press. While the sort of domestic unrest I describe will remain tinfoil-hat stuff to most Americans until it actually happens, it is becoming an increasing theoretical probability to those who are paying attention – especially anyone looking at Europe.
What might have to transpire for a national emergency, or even martial law to be declared? It is, of course, difficult to tell. Hyperinflation might do it, if the inflation rate rose high enough to provoke widespread rioting by enraged masses unable to buy food with worthless dollars. With a sufficient level of disorder and fear, the 2012 general election might even have to be suspended, so "dangerous and destabilizing" might a transfer of power be at that juncture.
Last year, WND reported on soldiers recruited to be "Internment/Resettlement" specialists by the National Guard. Although the Guard maintained that the personnel and facilities in question were designated for overseas operations, some people – and some seasoned observers – are not so sure. While National Guardsmen might not be persuaded to round up or draw down on civilians, it occurs to me that our president has amongst his staunchest supporters many thousands of quasi-militant, thoroughly propagandized inner-city thugs who might have nothing better to do than join an "elite civil defense force."
Perhaps Obama has visions of Caesarhood; he has already usurped power from the legislative branch as Julius Caesar did with the Roman Senate in 49 B.C. (via his many czars), during a period of crisis that some historians might argue was orchestrated. It is also worth noting that circumstances in Rome at the time were in such dramatic upheaval that Romans actually were relieved when Caesar demonstrated he was willing to take the reins of government in his own hands.
In fact, they declared him dictator perpetuus – dictator for life.
-- Erik Rush, March 11 WorldNetDaily column
When I attended college, in a different America, our American government class used a well-known textbook titled "The Consent of the Governed." The latest Rasmussen Reports shows that only 21 percent of Americans say that the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress have the consent of the governed. Put plainly, we have an illegitimate government.
That fact hasn't stopped America's Stalin from using Chicago mob tactics to enact his communist revolutionary agenda. Indeed, the illegitimate tag seems to have intensified commissars Pelosi and Reid in their support for Obama's push toward a communist nation, where the government controls not only your thoughts (hate crimes), but your body (Obamacare) as well.
-- Craige McMillan, March 11 WorldNetDaily column