Internment Camps: The Mechanics Of Tyranny
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
By: Lincoln Booth
The Iraqi ploy being used by the Administration has some interesting aspects: Papa Bush invaded Iraq with a United Nations coalition. The son, "King George II", has threatened to invade the same old ploy, only he had the arrogance to consider doing it unilaterally. The almost universal outcry against this aggression has now been salved with a sigh of relief as Iraq has agreed to the resumption of inspections by the UN which as a result has enjoyed an increase in legitimacy. All things work together for good for those who love world government!
With all the goings on to promote the UN there are also massive maneuverings to make sure it can be made viable.
The September 11th demolition of the twin World Trade Centers towers and the gruesome deaths of thousands of innocents both in the towers and in the airplanes worked toward sustaining the advance of world government.
On September 24th after the attack a poll of New Yorkers found one third in favor of establishing internment camps for "individuals who authorities identify as being sympathetic to terrorists causes".
A recent Los Angeles Times Article reported Attorney General John Ashcroft wants to create camps for US citizens he considers "enemy combatants". These camps would become home to citizens that a "high level committee" selected. The inmates would lose all constitutional rights.
Newsmax and WorldNetDaily have both reported that FEMA is in the process of preparing sprawling temporary cities that could handle "millions".
A camp has been established at a Marine facility in Cuba which already houses an unknown number of individuals who have been designated "enemy combatants".
All of this preparation would be less frightening if the danger to our nation appeared to require such draconian measures.
While we continue to allow our borders to be overrun with illegal aliens and make little effort to control questionable foreign immigration, laws and programs have been put into place that seriously threaten the freedoms of our citizens.
Totalitarian regimes have all made arrangements to imprison their detractors in "camps". The first Concentration Camps were used by the British in Cecil Rhodes' unlawful war against the Boers in South Africa. Thousands of civilians were herded into these camps where many perished.
Germany's first Concentration Camps were begun to "concentrate" Communist opposition so that it could be controlled. German communists were arrested and sent to the first camp to be interned for an indefinite period. Hitler described the camps as being modeled after those the British used during the Boer War. He then used the Enabling Bill for dictatorial powers which took away citizens rights stripping them of protection against unlawful arrest and allowing him to place people in concentration camps for no apparent reason. This authority culminated in the incarceration of all opposition including Christians, Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals, setting the stage for the Holocaust.
In September 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attack, Pope John Paul visited Astana, Kazakhstan to honor victims of Joseph Stalin's camps which dotted that area at the peak of Stalin's murderous reign. These were not the only camps in Russia but Millions of people were deported to these camps. One of the camps was named "Camp for the Wives of Enemies of the Motherland". In addition to Russian citizens who were deemed "unreliable" or who overtly resisted the regime, in 1936 an entire ethnic Polish villages was incarcerated. Close to one million ethnic Germans were inmates. Anyone that Stalin and his henchmen thought was or might be a liability was banished.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote that the camps were begun in 1919 shortly after the Communist Revolution and continuing until the death of Stalin in 1953. For many years some 5,000,000 individuals were imprisoned. There were hundreds of gulags each holding 2,000 to 10,000 prisoners. He estimated that between 1928 and 1953 forty to fifty million individuals served long sentences in the Gulag Archipelago. In every year at least 10% of this prison population died by execution, hunger, overwork, and the general harsh environment. Under the threat of starvation and execution the inmates worked in mines, built railroads, dug canals, labored with timber, and were forced into other construction projects.
Contemporary Chinese camps are known as "Laogai" or forced labor camps. The Chinese Communist Government is enriched by revenues that result from goods sold in America made by Chinese prison labor.
Unspeakable cruelty results from despotic governments using camps to nullify opposition. Legislation to institute them often sounds innocent but the innocence seems always to evaporate in the face of facile disposal of ones enemies. Such power is too great for even good men and is a disaster in the hands of tyrants.
Considering the persistent press of the new world order, the suspension of Constitutional rights for designated citizens, messages sent by the Waco disaster, the kidnapping of Elian, and the tyrannical provisions contained in the new Patriots Act, the fact the our government is engaged in constructing camps is an ominous sign.
At the peak of his mendacity President Clinton argued over the definition of "is". If such a maneuver is a sign of the future interpretation of the word "terrorist" or "enemy combatant", we may be faced with an American Holocaust!
"Published originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact."
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