Sunday, October 9, 2011

That big, angry animal you call a mob...

Be very careful of what you listen to, even more circumspect as to what you do...

The United States of America appears to be very close to conditions in which some people are doing the war dance that turns significant blocs of the population into that most unfortunate and angry animal called a mob. It's as dangerous as wildfire and as impossible to control as a hurricane.

Anonymous says it's plotting to attack the New York Stock Exchange by shutting down its website. This unorganized organization has already taken credit for a similar attack on Visa and MasterCard services following their decision to suspend service to Wikileaks to help that outfit raise money to put classified information on the internet.

Before anyone twists off and attacks anybody or anything, they might well consider a directive signed into law by President George Dub-yah Bush in 2007. The “Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20: National Continuity Policy” provides very vague yet very comprehensive power to a sitting President to do whatever he thinks is necessary to restore order.

Would this include suspending elections? Probably. Would it guarantee a move toward dictatorial power for the executive department of the U.S. government?

You bet it would. We're just a vaguely defined "national disaster" away from it. Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure such as the power grid, transportation systems or banking, financial and commercial operations are easy to rig as a false flag event or disguise as a domestic operation when they are in fact carried out by enemies of the United States outside our borders.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20: National Continuity Policy

This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations, and also creates the position of a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes 'National Essential Functions,' prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.

"Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;

"Continuity of Government," or "COG," means a coordinated effort within the Federal Government's executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency;

"Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a catastrophic emergency..."

Fair Question: Who knows what, exactly, a "national essential function" means?

(click here for a definition)

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