The mainstream media poke fun at “preppers” – people who have a survival plan in case the financial system fails.
But the world’s biggest prepper is the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Associated Press, DHS recently acquired 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition – about five rounds for every man, woman and child in the US. Fox News says at least 360,000 of those are hollow point bullets, which are banned by the Geneva Conventions.
Mainstream outlets like the Denver Post say that anyone concerned about these facts must be a “conspiracy theorist.”
But America’s leading public banking advocate Ellen Brown – a wildly popular speaker at “respectable” left-liberal conferences worldwide – worries that the so-called conspiracy theorists may be right. In her new article “Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?” Brown notes that while DHS flacks and their mainstream media lackeys claim the ammo buy is for training purposes, that’s sort of like claiming you developed nuclear weapons to swat a couple of flies. The fact is, as Forbes Magazine admits, DHS’s single ammo buy is for enough rounds to sustain an Iraq-sized war for 20 years.
So why does DHS need five rounds for every man, woman, and child in America?
Ellen Brown cites recently-revealed statements by Gordon Brown (no relation) suggesting that the power elite is expecting a massive financial collapse, during which stores would be shuttered and people would be reduced to rioting and smashing supermarket windows to obtain food.
If that is indeed what the DHS is prepping for, maybe the preppers – who want to make sure that they will have an alternative to rioting and smashing supermarket windows – aren’t so crazy after all.
Listen to my recent interview with Ellen Brown (begins 45 minutes into the broadcast):
Posted by Kevin Barrett on October 7, 2013, With 5001 Reads Filed under Economy & Business. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.