Cop Out: Will Coronavirus Hysteria Open Door to Full-Blown Martial Law in America?

Robert Bridge – Strategic Review March 23, 2020

Movies like Contagion have also played a part in helping to condition the public for the imposition of martial law.

Amid rumors of a national lock-down, and the National Guard already activated in states across the country, rumors are rife that the land of the free will soon be cordoned off behind an iron curtain of martial law.

Although there have been just 258 reported deaths from coronavirus in the United States, Pentagon officials announced Friday it is drafting plans to take over hotels, college campuses, sports facilities and other buildings “if necessary” to help hospitals accommodate patients.

“We would…take the building over in a period of an exceptionally short amount of days, and we would go in and turn this into an ICU-like facility,” Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite said in comments to the Wall Street Journal. The remarks come as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) warns that as many as 70,000 Americans could be confirmed as infected with coronavirus by the end of next week.

Boots are already on the ground in neighborhoods across the nation as 3,300 Air and Army National Guardsmen have been called up in some 30 states and US territories, including California and New York. In Baltimore, meanwhile, the scene was reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina, when thousands of people were forced to seek shelter inside of the Louisiana Superdome, as rows of National Guard Humvees were spotted outside of empty stadiums.

In California, meanwhile, where officials say 56 percent of the state – more than 20 million people, a figure that has been hotly disputed since just 1,195 positive cases and 23 deaths have been reported in the state thus far – could eventually be infected, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a “stay home” order for the state’s nearly 40 million residents. The clampdown includes the closure of various types of businesses, including dine-in restaurants, entertainment venues and public events and gatherings, according to the California state government website.

Needless to say, it is almost impossible to imagine the lock-down of America’s most liberal and populous state – where crime and tent cities have overtaken many urban areas – without some heavy military assistance. Newsom anticipated such fears when he told a presser that martial law would not be necessary to impose order “at this moment.”

“If you want to establish a framework of martial law, which is ultimate authority and enforcement, we have the capacity to do that, but we are not feeling at this moment that is a necessity,” he said.

Martial law has been instituted on the national level just once in the United States, and that was during the Civil War.

Amid ruminations of martial law on the streets of America, there is also talk that Trump, who has not been shy about taking harsh measures to stamp out the spread of the virus, which included a travel ban on 26 European nations, may impose a weeks-long ban on domestic air travel, as well as a halt to all non-essential business activity, according to a report in The Washington Examiner.

Such a move, should it actually come to light, would almost certainly necessitate large-scale military assistance. In other words, the imposition of martial law from sea to shining sea. This would give Trump, as Commander-in-Chief, authority over the states and their governors with regards to how to handle not only the coronavirus, but any crime and violence that follows in its wake.

Who will pay the rent?

Last week, Wall Street hemorrhaged about 4% in turbulent trading as fresh measures – including massive interventions by central banks to ease market strains – did nothing to calm investors.

Meanwhile, large swaths of the international service sector – hotels and airlines particularly – are threatened with deep layoffs and even bankruptcies amid the CONVID19 pandemic. The Economic Policy Institute estimated that the outbreak could eliminate three million jobs by summer. Inevitably, millions of American will soon be feeling pain, potentially on a scale not seen since the Great Depression.

Considering the average American’s personal debt bubble, where an estimated 49% are living paycheck to paycheck, and that wages for the bottom 50% of college graduates (many of who are saddled with record-high tuition debt) are lower today than they were in 2000, and it is easy to understand how any sudden upsurge of unemployment will reverberate through the markets like an earthquake.

To underscore how serious the government is taking these risks, Trump announced that federal student loan payments will be suspended without penalty for the next two months, while also waiving interest on those outstanding loans as well, Forbes reported.

At the same, as the specter of recession looms large on the horizon, the Trump administration is considering an idea that sounds like something the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders would get excited over: the distribution of free money to every American taxpayer – $1,000 to be exact. Although that amount of money could be easily blown on a weekend at Disneyland (if it were open), some economics believe it could be the incentive – similar to the one used in the wake of the 2008 financial crash – to prevent the US economy from going off the tracks.

Cop out?

More to the point of this article, however, is what is happening on the order and security front. While it is very encouraging to see that the White House is taking major steps to protect average Americans from economic hardship as a result of CONVID19, there remains the prospect for things getting out of control. With that possibility in mind, it is difficult to understand how some cities and states are actually telling their police to essentially not respond to certain crimes.

In Philadelphia, for example, the Police Department has been instructed its offices to temporarily stop making arrests for certain nonviolent crimes – including drug offenses, burglary, economic theft and vandalism – until next month amid the coronavirus outbreak.  According to the memo, obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, arresting officers would detain the offender, process the paperwork, and then release the offender back into the general population. The announcement came 24 hours after Philadelphia courts closed until April 1 to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, across the country in Fort Worth, Texas, the police will cease arresting people for “low-level crimes” – Class C misdemeanors such as thefts involving less than $100 and vandalism – if a citation can be issued in its place, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Now let’s be clear. One hundred dollars may seem like chump’s change to the powers-that-be, but for people struggling on the front lines against not only a deadly virus, but unemployment as well, that type of money can mean the difference between eating and going hungry. And if criminals know they will only be slapped with an order to appear in court there is little to deter crimes from happening.

None of this bodes well for the future of Main Street, USA, which on the one hand faces the loss of basic police protection, and on the other full-blown, boots on the road martial law. America is now at a crossroads with regards to how it addresses the coronavirus pandemic, and although the majority of Americans will probably never get sick from the disease, they may very well lose a large chuck of their civil liberties in the coming fallout.

 

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One response to “Cop Out: Will Coronavirus Hysteria Open Door to Full-Blown Martial Law in America?”

  1. I said it before, and I guess I need to say it again, “No matter whether you are provably right or not, if you are not supporting or at least going along with the official narrative, they not only will not listen to anything you say but will arrest or injure or kill you.”.
    First; this pandemic is a hoax. It is being sold using “crisis” actors and mainstream actors who have always been a boon to governments because if they don’t perform when told, they lose everything. Most of them are total Illuminati puppets, anyway. The politicians “self quarantining” are acting to insure the acquisition of power (and Jewish pay-offs). One big, dangerous HOAX!
    Second; it’s the flu.
    Third; they have a vaccine all set to roll out and everyone is going to have to take it whether they want it or not. A vaccine that is not going to have to go through the usual eight or ten year testing and evaluating phase because a Jew lab stumbled on it accidently a couple of years before the outbreak of the viral pandemic which, of course, this vaccine was serendipically (if I can even do that to the word serendipity) tailor made for.
    Fourth; apparently no vaccine protects anyone unless EVERYONE takes the vaccine. Herd immunity is a thing, no, really, but it doesn’t work like they’ve made everyone believe. Simple nursing 201: Herd immunity is developed by tribes who get the actual disease and the survivors pass their resistance on to next generations over centuries and each successive generation becomes stronger and more resistant until, voila!, tribal or “Herd Immunity”. It takes a long damned time. It doesn’t happen overnight.
    Fifth; the big fly in the ointment with that is the introduction of lab vaccines which always carry “live virus” among a poisonous cocktail of adjuncts and results in a slough off as infectious communicable diseases that are not really related to the “wild disease” and, although the vaccines never did really work, they are especially useless, now. The man made virus that has vaulted off of the vaccine becomes a whole new creature on its own. Vaccines don’t cure anything nor make you immune to anything. Actually, although vaccines could be concocted to protect humans from some diseases for awhile, the object is to add dangerous fillers and adjuncts like mercury, cancer, DNA/RNA destroyers &etc, etc, etc, and keep the sheep sick and dependent on Big Med and Big Pharma. Not a joke, folks. I was a nurse for nigh on forty years and I guarantee you that no doctor really cares what is in anything he prescribes for you and he will virtually never study anything beyond the Merck Manual which is published by the companies making the drugs. All your doctor knows, or wants to know, is what the drug manufacturer tells him. That’s why the drug reps are almost always pretty, curvaceous women and handsome young men.
    Sixth; The doctors and drug makers are vested in the treatment of diseases, not the cure. All of these philanthropist organizations such as the American Cancer Society, The Diabetes research groups, All of them, too numerous to name, mean entirely nothing. The only cures will be for the overlords and whoever can pay for them. But, that’s redundant, isn’t it. For, only they could ever pay for it. If cures were ever released, these people would be reduced to having to get jobs to pay their bills and to eat. That they never want to happen!
    True narration: Many years ago I was OJT’ing (on-the-job training) at a very large, prestigious military hospital. Let’s call it Walter Reed Army Medical Center just for the purposes of continuity. While carrying on with a group of senior physicians the conversation turned to the latest cancer treatments like the chemo and radiations. Senior male nurses who got in with some of the physicians were kind of invisible. It turned out that these guys were not only fully aware that these treatments were for the most part deadlier than the cancer, but they thought it was funny because there were cures already made for virtually all cancers and, to make this long story short, they were certain that they were slotted to receive the cures if they ever got the diseases because they were in on it and they kept their mouths shut. They were already looking forward to very lucrative private practices after retirement. It never occurred to them that they were only useful idiots. Not a lie nor a fabrication. Arrogance rules!
    Here’s the point that needs to be made: If vaccines really worked then anyone taking the vaccine would be safe in the presence of those of us who choose not to take them.
    We would not pose a danger to them because they were IMMUNIZED!
    But, the pseudo scientists say not so. They say that all must be vaccinated because, “herd immunity”. They have somehow made people believe that if everyone has been vaccinated then the “Herd” is immune. If the vaccines worked, that would be true, but as free critically thinking people some of us choose to take our chances with the disease and refuse to take the vaccine, it should stand that the ones who were inoculated have nothing to worry about and can shout “I told you so!’ at we foolish dolts as we catch the virus and get sick. Problem is, the vaccines don’t really work and since they have made everyone believe, “herd immunity” they can blame us.
    Those of us who have not been vaccinated are in more danger of catching the new man-made virus spin-off than catching the real virus, but so are the vaccinated (but they’ll blame that on us).
    If the vaccines really worked, it would make those of us not immunized want to say we were wrong and rush to get our shots!
    They know that the vaccines won’t work. The object will be to infect everyone with the vaccine.
    The toll in lives will be obscene. The medical profits will go through the roof. Those who just manage to pull through will require lifelong healthcare to take care of the consequences of surviving, and those who suffer only mildly will be re-vaccinated every year to insure Big Med and Big Pharma get bigger.
    The sheep will cry for the New World Order just like they’ve always been programmed to do: “Oh, please Mr. Guvmint Man, Please make some laws. Please take care of us! Please be a good parent to us.” Did you really believe they were going to ever loosen the restraints?
    Eyes wide shut!