Clergy trained to “quell” citizen unrest…St. Paul for, Jefferson against….

arbeit.gifWelcome to the camp/I guess you all know why we’re here…. – Peter Townshend

KSLA-TV in Shreveport, LA, reports that Homeland Security has enlisted clergy to help quell unrest in case martial law is declared. Specifically, clergy would be asked to help convince their congregations to allow themselves to be disarmed and to go quietly to “camps” (this is called internment, friends) in case of a terrorist attack or other “national emergency.”

The justification for this would be the clergy’s citation of Romans 13:

1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. – New International Version, Holy Bible

Let’s be clear – when a conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones brings this kind of story to the public attention, we have to take it with a grain of salt. Jones is no more trustworthy as an analyst of the implications of the Feds enlistment of the clergy for convincing the public to comply with martial law provisions than Rush Limbaugh is on Hillary Clinton’s qualifications to be POTUS or Michael Moore is on reasonable 2nd Amendment interpretations.

And we know that KSLA in Shreveport is a CBS affiliate – and that CBS used to be known as the most liberal of the mainstream network media. (Since Dan Rather was forced out, matters seem to have taken a slight right turn). So perhaps we should be dubious of this station’s motives in reporting on this issue. Perhaps it’s just another front in the liberal media’s assault on the Bush administration….

Or maybe not. After all, there is a competing viewpoint:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

And we know that President Bush has been accused of having done the following:

“…refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

“…affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.”

“…depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury….”

“… transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny….”

So I suppose KSLA, living and reporting as they do in the wake of Katrina and having seen the disarming and internment of their neighboring citizens in New Orleans and having seen the use of mercenary armies such as Blackwater, can be forgiven for finding the perversion of the duties of clergy from providing comfort and solace to those affected by disaster to proselytizing for martial law acceptance worth reporting. Maybe they know some things the rest of us would find useful….

(Thanks to fellow Scrogue Nick for the tip and apologies to fellow Scrogue Gavin for – well he’ll catch the reference….”)

16 replies »

  1. Well, there is this too.

    Is Martial Law Around the Corner?

    After writing about the White House’s issuance of a “National Continuity Policy” on May 9 which entrusts President Bush to lead the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch, to ensure “constitutional government” in the case of a “catastrophic emergency…

  2. I want to live in a world where when somebody says something ludicrous I can laugh without worrying about, holy shit – could that actually be TRUE?

    Unfortunately, I find myself a few miles farther away from that planet with each passing day, don’t I?

  3. Note that the biblical quote above is from “Romans”. I don’t doubt it. The Romans were ruling most of the world at the time and definitely had an interest in convincing Christians to “submit to authority”, their authority.

    One wonders whether a new chapter will be added to the bible at the request of the Bush-Cheney regime:

    Submit to torture

    Submit to kidnapping

    Submit to imprisonment without trial.

    Submit to surveillance of your every thought and deed.

    Submit to the Bush-Cheney regime and its progenitors, God wills it.

  4. Religious leaders lending their “credibility” to this will find themselves turned out of their communities, reviled, and no doubt even targets.

    The People know Traitors when they see them in action, and this qualifies.

    Traitors and Pedaphiles. Two things you do NOT want to be around an Angry Mob.

  5. How can Cheney and Bush take a change of someone being elected into office that would push the criminal charges against them.
    If anyone that has been following their words , actions and policies does not know , that their planned actions have been eliminating our constitution , democracy , freedom and turn them over to Global Corporations and themselves , are not wrapped to tight.
    If it looks like a duck , walks like a duck , sounds like a duck , then what in the h… can you call it but a DUCK>>>>>

  6. Why are the Blue Dog Democrats (really republicans) not getting the heat for what they are doing split the democrats in office on issues. They are supporting Cheney’s policies on every important issue in which the republicans need to get their bills through.
    Whom did Bush call to his office for a private meeting right after the 2006 elections????? No other then the Blue Dog republicans……

  7. I’ve come to respect your blogs over the last two months I’ve been lurking here. but you guys really need to wake up. There have been moves from the executive branch since JFK to undermine our Constitution at every turn. Have you even read presidential directive 51?
    Do you know that Posse Commitatus is suspended under John Warner Defense Auth.?? What the hell makes you think these tyrants just passed laws and unConstitutional executive orders for??

    The fact that the Dem. head of homeland security committee is not allow to view the continuity of govt protocol in cases of emergency and martial law worries you? The fact that a GOP admin declared martial law in NOLA during Katrina and actually had Nat.Gds confiscate guns, and Blackwater patrolling NOLA under Homeland security contract doesn’t bother you, a little fact that so called the liberal media, failed to mention??

    when have you ever seen govt not use the powers it gave itself??

    frankly I find many liberals and most GOP numbnuts living in la la land when they deny what is factually available, like SPP, NASCO. They are meeting in Montebello right now, met with 5000 protesters, both American and Canadian. So you also believed the WTO protesterss were out for no reason in 1999, against crony coprotist welfare globalism, privitization agneda? Stephe Hayes for the Nation is a paid hack. He was given tons of govt’s and SPP’s own documents as evidence by Bob Dacy, yet comes to the conclusion that North American Union is a myth??

    How much of Alex Jones’ work have you actually verified before coming to the conclusion that you should take it with a grain of salt.

    Believe me my friend, I’ve read and researched up on many of his claims because it seemed so out there. To my surprise and astonishment, he actually make much more conservative claims, the reality is far, far worse.

    Really people, what is it gonna take? Research Operation Gladio, REX 82(84), Gulf of Tokin, USS Liberty(hell even BBC confirmed it, along with 1933 coup attempt-I guess Alex was lying about that, too?). Then find out who financed the Nazis, the Communists.

    Who the hell told the world there should be left vs, right? Not the French, its origins date much further back.

    When people, when? Do not wait for them to attack Iran via falseflag, blame it on them, declare martial law here. Wake up, please, liberals, progressives.

    Even Bob Baer, the fmr CIA, Syriana was based on is on record saying that 911 was an inside job. Along with fmr. German Defense Minister Andreas von Bullow, fmr CIA head of European operations, Robert Steele, fmr NSA-Naval intel, now a liberal blogger Wayne Madsen, even father of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts. Even Ray McGovern thinks at the least, the Bush admin knew it was coming and let it happen. All the people who’ve been in corridors of power and seen the seedy side of intel operations are screaming day and night that 911 was an inside job. When will we stop and listen?

    This liberal, for one, was so fed up with Air America, after listening to it since beginning, until Maron was let go, then Janeane, then finally Malloy, I’ve had it with them. They are nothing more than DLC shills with Randi’s incessant rambling and kissassing what a great pres Bill was. If you think that, read or watch John Pilger’s Freedom Next Time.

    Seriously people, when? It took this progressive a long time. It’s not easy admitting our entire history of western civ. as taught in schools and books are utter fraud written by victors and tyrants. As is the entire monetary system. Only if your really get to understanding the nature of Federsal Reserve, you can connect the dots and see who is really engineering the warfare and welfare state. I’ll leave you with one clue, who’s currency is the most valuable in the FOREX market?

    -cheers, mate. from one independent mind to another, please open yourself up to some significant research, and not some CIA, FBI edited entry in Wikipedia. Alex Jones is many things. What he isn’t, aint no Chicken Little. Reality is truly stranger than fiction.


    Yes, this gun-toting liberal swallowed bullet on socialized medicine in favor of not having my DNA registered like cattle, every likelihood of disease and family history of it and eventual discrimination from it, as the US Army already does. Switched in favor of non-corporatist freemarket, non-warfare-welfare state, for individual liberty and property rights, over elites co-opting the environmental movement and NGO’s to plunder land/resources from middle class so that they can sell it off for real estate development for profit or their private island or forest. And yes, finally after struggling with it for a while, coming to the conclusion that federally funded abortion amounts to eugenics, which this nation practiced against its citizens up until 1971, especially toward single black mothers, in the South and NorthEast. A switch, against war mongering collectivist global elites, be it democrat or GOP. Check their CFR membership.

    Perhaps if you actually, really read up on his claims, hell do it with the intent to debunk it. But if you are honest and truly open to truth, it’ll lead you to a similar conclusion. Afterall, Bob Baer, Robert Steele, Wayne Madsen, and Ray McGovern are no idiots.

  8. Excellent write up Kilroy

    It is difficult to explain what’s happening in such a condensed format, but you nailed it.

    Even if people didn’t believe what was happening at least error on the side of caution!! Everything is being set up so it will be a simple flip of a switch…and you’ll wake up one day with checkpoints between towns and FEMA camps housing that patriot uncle you used to have.

    wake up people…

  9. What Kilroy said, typos ignored. The more I read about this stuff, the more I realize that our collective history is almost completely false or incomplete. It is hair-raising, and it’s happening now.

  10. Justina,

    The book of Romans is also called “The Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Romans”. It written by St. Paul, a Israelite by birth, to the Christian churchs in Rome. It was not written by the Romans.

  11. I think we have reality nailed, folks. Our official history is a string of lies two centuries long. Creatures walk among us, to turn of phrase from an old horror movie. The American people are collateral damage. The next “terrorist attack” should swiftly catalyze the ambitions of a corporatist fascists. They failed to get FDR but there’s always tomorrow. Commander-in-Chief? Get used to it.