Ironically, 1984 will be remembered as the “good old days,” when federal workers filled a variety of beneficial and benevolent occupations. There was no reason to fear federal employees back in the days when IRS agents were armed with nothing more threatening than a sharp pencil. That is all changing very quickly.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA, once viewed as organizations, like the Red Cross, who showed up to help people after a natural (ie human perpetrated) disaster, may in fact BE the next disaster. They are spending billions and it isn’t for food and blankets.
The DHS is purchasing 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets they have already squirreled away this year. The fact that they ordered up new “no hesitate” targets (since discontinued) to practice on, that featured pregnant women defending nurseries, little kids and old ladies doesn’t help quiet any nerves.
In fact, these new “no hesitate” targets ordered up by the feds telegraph an ominous contradiction. If all this federal “prepping” is being done in the name of protecting us from “terrorists,” and we are being asked to subjugate our constitutional rights to the broader government authority of the Patriot Act; WHY are innocent people defending themselves depicted on all the targets?
Just who does the federal government perceive as the threat here?
Last September, the DHS ordered up no less than 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles, labeling them “Personal Defense Weapons.” When civilians buy defanged, semi-auto versions of the same rifle they are decried as “assault weapons” by mainstream media.
While keeping their “user friendly” moniker, DHS seems to be telegraphing a new mission that should make us feel anything BUT secure. Other federal agencies that you would not suspect of being armed and dangerous are also joining the increasing trend to arm federal bureaucrats.