by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) The signs of escalation are unmistakable. In Oakland, Portland, St. Louis, New York, Denver and other cities, local authorities have begun a "crackdown" on Occupy protesters. A woman was raped at Occupy Philadelphia (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlin…), and BayCitizen.org is now reporting:
"Labor organizers and community activists — including the husband of Mayor Jean Quan — are engaged in a desperate behind-the-scenes effort to prevent a violent showdown between police and protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment." (http://www.baycitizen.org/occupy-mo…)
In Oakland, the city issued a cease and desist order for protesters to clear out, and similar declarations are being heard at other cities such as New York. But it's obvious from the talk and demeanor of the protesters that many aren't going to leave, no matter what!
While this alone might already be a recipe for violence, there's the far more concerning reality of undercover agent provocateurs who work for the government and who are hired to stir up violence! We've seen this over and over again, where government agents use persuasion engineering tactics to try to convince innocent protesters to throw pipe bombs, for example, or hurl rocks at windows and unleash a wave a violence.
Slouching towards Martial Law
The purpose of all this, of course, is for government to intentionally escalate the violence so it can justify a violent crackdown. This crackdown, in turn, might unleash even more violence as protesters fight back, at which point all the mainstream news media networks focus their cameras on the "bloodied police" (while ignoring the bloodied protesters), all while calling for government to "do something about it!"
That's how we end up living under martial law, of course. All it takes is one sufficiently hyped-up violent act for a city, state or even the federal government to issue a state of emergency followed by martial law. This is what they've been pushing for all along — they just need an excuse to enact it!
Under martial law, all your rights and freedoms are suspended. The Bill of Rights, in other words, is put on hold, and the government could issue a nationwide ban on sales of gold, guns and ammo (among other things). Anyone caught possessing a simple pocket knife could be thrown in the slammer. Anyone caught trading in "contraband" (silver coins) could be arrested at gunpoint and dragged away to be interrogated. This is what's coming in Amerika if we're not careful.
Martial law is the ultimate condition of government power, and it can stay in place for years. This is what the government wants — to strip away any remaining rights and powers of the People and concentrate those powers in the hands of the corrupt, fascist state.
Remember: Even in North Korea, government agents don't reach down your pants at the airport! Amerika has become the most obscene police state North Americans could have imagined, and under the stench of Napolitano, it's only going to get worse.
A call for peace
In order for "Occupy" to achieve its aims, it must remain non-violent. Descent into violence would be an utter failure, and it would give the government the excuse it needs to end all Occupy protests and turn Amerika into a runaway police state nation.
That's why Occupy protesters must resist violence at every turn. They must resist bloodshed and even be willing to be bloodied themselves without striking back. This is the essence of peaceful protest against tyrannical empires. The "success" of such protests would be the national publicizing of government agents beating innocent non-violent protesters who don't fight back. The emotional power of such imagery would turn the entire nation against the government and would rally millions more to join the cause.
But the opposite is also true: If protesters become violent and begin shooting at police or striking back at them, the totally corrupt and morally inept mainstream media will, of course, just focus on acts of violence by the protesters and use that to push a national crackdown agenda.
Martial Law may be coming soon
In 2008, I publicly predicted riots in the streets would appear in America as the corrupt financial system began to crumble. Even at that time, I urged people to avoid violence and to work toward peace, not violence.
Today, we are seeing signs that this situation is escalating. I am concerned that we may soon see eruptions of violence across the nation, fomented in part by government agents themselves. This means all the rest of us should prepare for martial law, because it seems increasingly likely to be arriving soon.
How do you prepare for martial law? For starters, you stock up on all the items that will be illegal to buy or sell under martial law. Get squared away with gold and silver, for example. It could suddenly become extremely difficult to acquire, which would also make its value skyrocket in the underground economy.
Secondly, make copies of all your important documents and keep them in a safe place (that's also fireproof). Under martial law, you will be required to "show your papers" at frequent checkpoints, just like under Nazi Germany. And if you lose your documents, it will be a total nightmare to try to get new ones issued if you don't have copies.
Thirdly, speak out about the injustices taking place in America today. Why are the banksters given trillion-dollar bailouts while the People are burdened with billions in student loan debt that they are unable to repay? Why does government money go to the wealthy elite instead of helping the people it's supposed to serve?
Or, better yet, why does the Federal Reserve run the U.S. money supply in the first place? Why is government running every little detail of our lives, and reaching down our pants at the airport, and telling us that we can't grow gardens in our front yards? If there is any conclusion to come out of these "Occupy" protests, it's that big government is dangerous government. The only real way to protect our interests and our freedoms is to slash the size and power of government and thereby return power to the People where it belongs.
There is only one Presidential candidate who believes this, by the way, and his name is Ron Paul. The media conspiracy against Ron Paul is now so arrogant and obvious that in the last debate, they only gave Ron Paul 89 seconds to speak during the entire debate! (http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-ge…)
This, it turns out, was a deliberate CBS News policy to try to muzzle the only presidential candidate who makes any sense at all. This is why mainstream media morons are humorously called presstitutes or "news whores" by those who are informed. CBS News might as well be called KGB News at this point, since it functions as nothing more than a dictatorial extension of corrupt state power.
The mainstream media, you see, doesn't want people to tell the truth. That's why they won't dare mention NaturalNews, for that matter. NaturalNews is to the mainstream media what Ron Paul is to the presidential debates — we tell the truth and appeal to the informed, rational thinking of free people who wish to break free from the shackles of government lies and propaganda.
"Occupy" protesters want much the same thing — an end to crony capitalism and secret government deals that favor powerful corporations. They want real freedom and justice for all people, not the slanted, state-run "freedom lite" that government thugs like Janet Napolitano try to sell us through telescreen broadcasts that urge everyone to spy on their neighbors.
America is on the verge of being won back… or lost forever… depending on which way this all goes. But violence will only lead to more government tyranny. Only peace can bring us out of this police state nightmare and move us toward the non-violent revolution that will be necessary to restore liberty and justice in America.
Keep the peace, folks. It is the only way out of this mess.