Apparently, people are getting all up in arms about “FEMA concentration camps” or somesuch other scary one-world-order Illuminati BS. According to several websites, including this one, none other expert in all things ridiculous than Jesse Ventura is going to “expose” these camps on his conspiracy theory show on the increasingly-inaccurately-named “TruTV” channel. I’m thinking we should be about as scared of these camps as we should be of The Trilateral Comission, water flouridation, or Thetans.
First of all, let’s look at the source of the story:
I could almost rest my case right now, but let’s continue with a second point. Right now, the most damning evidence most of these websites have is that FEMA has plans to handle “…riots and disasters and made plans to maintain order…including plans to deal with mass fatalities, insurrection, internment and quarantines,” and that they “have a contingency-structure in place to deal with mass fatalities and outbreaks in times of pandemics, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, national emergency or other disasters.”
HOLY CRAP!!! You mean the Federal EMERGANCY MANAGEMENT Agency has plans to MANAGE EMERGANCIES? Good lord. Bar the door, hide the womens and stock up on shotguns and canned goods. Next thing you know, the Border Patrol will be patrolling the border, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be enforcing drugs laws, and the Department of Education will be trying to educate people. OK, so that last one would be new, but my point stands.
What the alarmists are saying is that FEMA is setting up concentration camps for its own citizens so the government can round us up and “take over.” Um…the government is already in charge, people. That would be like me locking my kids in their rooms so I can be take over my family. It makes no sense. In reality, what people are freaking out about is that a government agency is doing exactly what it was created to do, fulfilling its openly-stated purpose. Granted, that’s a novelty, but still, it’s nothing to worry about. What possible reason would FEMA have to round up all its citizens and place them into camps? Is that really going to give the government more control over us? It already takes our money and tells us, to one extent or another, what we can and can’t buy, watch, listen to, eat, drive, and say. Does it really need camps at this point? When you’re talking about something so involved, that would take so much time and resources, you have to ask what the benefit would be for the government. Rounding us up like cattle isn’t going to make them stronger, safer, or more prosperous. In fact, the government would end up weaker, more vulnerable, and in an economic shambles.
So, to all you out there who think FEMA is gonna come a’gunnin’ fer ya, I only ask, “Why they hell would they?”