The Anti-Defamation League has published a fresh
report directly targeting Alex Jones as an "extremist"
and "The King of conspiracy", lumping in the information
contained on this website with the actions of racists and white
There is, as usual, one major problem with the ADL's report -
it is devoid of any empirical fact and based entirely on the
group's desire to create the impression that huge swathes of
politically disgruntled Americans are violent conspiratorial-minded
bigots that they must expose and counter.
"With conspiracy talk-show host Alex Jones
leading the way, one of the most disturbing trends in 2009 has
been the resurrection and proliferation of some of the same
anti-government conspiracy theories that so riled up domestic
extremists in the 1990s." the
The organisation defines three major issues as
"conspiracy theories" that exist only in the mind
of paranoid delusional extremists. They are:
Imposition of Martial Law. The federal
government is plotting to declare martial law in the near
future as a way to strip Americans of their freedoms and institute
the New World Order. The government may utilize or even manufacture
a crisis, such as the swine flu epidemic, in order to have
an excuse for imposing martial law.
Gun Confiscation. The government is plotting
to embark upon a massive program of gun confiscation, going
door to door to take firearms away from American citizens
so that they will be unable to resist the New World Order.
Police, the military and even foreign troops may be used in
the gun confiscation efforts.
FEMA Concentration Camps. The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has constructed hundreds
of concentration camps in the United States, designed to hold
“dissidents” and other American citizens following
some imminent crackdown such as a declaration of martial law.
Let's take each one of these topics and provide
some much needed context that is sorely missing from the ADL's
slapped together hit piece.
With regards to martial law and the idea that
a crisis could be used to impose it, the ADL should consider
speaking with Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman of California's
27th congressional district and Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma.
Sherman has been a member of the House of Representatives
since 1997 and also serves on the Committee on Financial Services
along with Texas Congressman Ron Paul, whom the ADL ludicrously
refer to in their report as "a far right icon".
In early October 2008, Sherman
told the House that he personally knew of several
Congressional representatives who have said they were threatened
with the prospect of all out martial law should they vote in
opposition to the $700 billion bailout that was eventually passed
just over one year ago.
"The only way they can pass this bill is
by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. That atmosphere
is not justified." Sherman stated.
"Many of us were told in private conversations
that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would
fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the
first day, another couple of thousand the second day, and a
few members were even told that there would be martial law in
America if we voted no." The Congressman continued.
Most recently Barack Obama declared a second national state
of emergency with regards to the swine flu epidemic. A national
emergency allows normal legal procedures regarding a certain
issue to be sidelined, should the federal government deem it
necessary. Yet to even suggest that might be a fact means you
could be a mass murderer in the ADL's eyes.
Franks outlined the scenario by which martial law would be
put in place, saying, “It means the potential of a weapon
of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing
event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the
United States of America – that causes our population
to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize
our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing
event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our
Constitution. Two steps, very, very important.”
The threat of martial law is real, even if the imposition of
martial law is yet to become a reality, yet to the ADL it is
"extremist" to point out these straight forward facts.
The second paranoid delusional theory according
to the ADL is gun confiscation.
The ADL says it is an extremist's fantasy that
police and military could be used to confiscate guns in the
wake of a national emergency. However, this is exactly what
happened in New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina in
2005, as the following video comprised of news footage, eyewitness
statements and police press conferences outlines:
I'm not an extremist for pointing this out, all
I have done is read the newspaper.
The third "extremist conspiracy theory",
according to the ADL, is the existence of FEMA camps. An anti-government
delusional or a real and pressing issue? Unlike the ADL, we
will provide some evidence rather than what "someone wrote
on a forum" to help you decide.
The purpose of such facilities is to provide “temporary
housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals
and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,”
the expansion of which under FEMA is codified under HR 645,
otherwise known as the National
Emergency Centers Act.
Ominously, the bill states that the camps can be used to “meet
other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland
Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could
mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event
of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic
The issue of containment camps re-gained national
attention three years ago when it
was announced that Kellogg, Brown and Root had
been awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security
to construct detention and processing facilities in the event
of a national emergency.
The language of the preamble to the agreement
veils the program with talk of temporary migrant holding centers,
but it is made clear that the camps will also be used "as
the development of a plan to react to a national emergency."
Following the story, first given wide attention by Prisonplanet.com,
website put together an alarming report that collated
all the latest information on plans to initiate internment of
political subversives and Muslims after the next major terror
attack in the US.
The article highlighted the disturbing comments of Sen. Lindsey
Graham, who encouraged torture supporting then Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales to target, "Fifth Columnists" Americans
who show disloyalty and sympathize with "the enemy,"
whoever that enemy may be.
It is important to stress that the historical precedent mirrors
exactly what the Halliburton camp deal outlines. Oliver North's
Reagan era Rex
84 plan proposed rounding up 400,000 refugees,
under FEMA, in the event of "uncontrolled population movements"
over the Mexican border into the United States.
The real agenda, just as it is with Halliburton's gulags, was
to use the cover of rounding up immigrants and illegal aliens
as a smokescreen for targeting political dissidents. From 1967
to 1971 the FBI kept a list of persons to be rounded up as subversive,
dubbed the "ADEX" list.
As recently highlighted by author Naomi Wolf, the National
Counterterrorism Center holds the names of close to one million
"terror suspects" with the number increasing by 20,000
Discussions of federal concentration camps are no longer the
rhetoric of paranoid Internet conspiracy theorists, they are
Furthermore, a much discussed and circulated report, the Pentagon's
Civilian Inmate Labor Program, has recently been
updated and the revision details a "template for developing
agreements" between the Army and corrections facilities
for the use of civilian inmate labor on Army installations."
The plan is clearly to swallow up disenfranchised groups like
prisoners, immigrants and Muslims at first and then extend the
policy to include 'Fifth Columnists,' otherwise known as anyone
who disagrees with the government or exercises their Constitutional
Respected author Peter Dale Scott speculated that the "detention
centers could be used to detain American citizens if the Bush
administration were to declare martial law."
Daniel Ellsberg, former Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary
of Defense, called the plan, "preparation for a roundup
after the next 9/11 for Mid-Easterners, Muslims and possibly
dissenters. They've already done this on a smaller scale, with
the 'special registration' detentions of immigrant men from
Muslim countries, and with Guantanamo."
Furthermore, In 2002, FEMA sought bids from major
real estate and engineering firms to construct
giant internment facilities in the case of a chemical,
biological or nuclear attack or a natural disaster.
Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz went
public in 2003 with his contention that his county
was set to be a location for one of the camps.
Furthermore, in May 2006, we exposed
the existence of a nationwide FEMA program which
is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become
secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey
the government" in preparation for the implementation of
martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination
programs and forced relocation.
This program is continuing under the Obama administration
declaring that Barack Obama’s presidency
is appointed by God and that Obama himself is “God’s
Of course, the authors of the ADL report will
not thoroughly read this article. They will not check the links
to mainstream news articles and official government documents.
They will simply take it as more evidence to use
to smear Alex Jones, his readers and the truth community.
They will continue to lump in patriotic Americans and
freedom lovers everywhere with the activities of a minority
of racists and psychopaths that they choose to highlight.
More and more people are uniting in protest against
the erosion of liberty, embracing a peaceful revolution of information,
their causes overlapping, whether it be anti-war protesters,
those against the bailout of private offshore corporations or
second amendment activists, the list goes on.
However, the ADL will continue to tell you that
America is about to explode into a cess pit of violence, rage
and hatred. The ADL will always tell you this because it has
to, otherwise it will no longer have a purpose, it will no longer
receive funding, and like any organization it will go out of
Once again, the anachronous ADL has proven that
far from railing against discrimination and division, it is
engaged in actively promoting and encouraging it by spreading
libelous lies and concocting character assassinations in order
to ensure its own survival.