Help me out here - FEMA death camps, financial collapse next year, internment camps?

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Abner, Dec 25, 2011.

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  1. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    So I had a very nice Christmas Eve with my wife's side of the family. We were talking about guns and stuff, then all the sudden the conversation turned toward some kind of almost end of the world financial collapse next year, FEMA death camps and internment camps. I just nodded my head like "Oh, interesting". These folks are conservatives.

    To my conservative/republican brethern here, do you have any idea what the hell they are talking about?

    I ask out of pure curiousity. Not trying to stir anything up. They are great people and I like them, I just didn't want to ask full details so things wouldn't go down a politically charged exchange.

    See ya,

    Abner
     
  2. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

  3. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    :bigeyes:I think our world leaders are doing bad enough to make the outlook look pretty bad, and that’s without adding conspiracy theories.

    2012 financial crash – it doesn’t take too much imagination with headlines like this: Likelihood of Global Recession Increases in Early 2012; USD Predicted to Become Global Safe Haven as Eurozone Turmoil Intensifies According to FOREX.com 1Q Markets Outlook - Yahoo! Finance

    Stir in a dab of political discontent and any type conspiracy can develop.
     
  4. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    There is a difference between a conservative and a whack job............just saying.
     
  5. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah! Then they started talked about how if you pay for something with cash, have loads of weapons, and something else I don't remember you will be branded a terrorist? Then they started talking about overly intrusive government oversight, etc. They seemed to have no problem with it under GWB though.

    I think it is like Truckie says: "There is a difference between a conservative and a whack job............just saying".

    Other than that, they are very nice people. Thank God my wife doesn't think that stuff! :smile:

    Abner :smile:
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    This is the first I've heard of that, but it reminds me of a quote that I'm probably paraphrasing, and I can't remember who actually said it, but I just want to make it clear that I didn't invent it, since it's such an awesome quote;

    "An armed citizenry cannot be enslaved" - Unknown (I forget).
     
  7. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the links BobbyJim. I think this pretty much says it all:

    "Earlier this week, PM editor-in-chief James Meigs appeared on Glenn Beck's FOX news program twice to debunk conspiracy theories regarding supposed "concentration camps" being built by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

    Abner
     
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    What's the difference? ;)
     
  9. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    I don't think 'whack jobs' think much of any mainstream political party!!!!
     
  10. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    But then again neither do the majority of voters ;-{
     
  11. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    I'm a conservative and this is the first I've heard of any of this. Honestly I think if the U.S. had a financial collapse, defaulted on all its debt, etc. the states would simply stop paying in and the federation would either materially or effectively cease. Maybe we'd still be the United States in name only or militarily but as a centralized, powerful entity it would stop since the feds use money with strings attached to control the states. Were the states to stop paying in and the federal government to no longer be financially capable to do anything about it... well it doesn't take a genius.
     
  12. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    If that were to happen, then the federal government would barely be able to meet it's constitutionally mandated obligations, such as the defense of the country, instead of engaging in all the non-constitutional programs that currently exist, such as social security, etc.
     
  13. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Exactly and the states would simply "opt out".
     
  14. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    About a year ago, a South Carolina legislator proposed creating their own gold-backed currency, just in case the U.S. dollar collapsed or began losing it's value too quickly through hyper inflation, in conjunction with printing too many paper dollars that aren't backed by anything intrinsic, other than the faith that people have in it, coupled with the global force of the U.S. military that stands behind the dollar.

    Everything is becoming so economically interconnected at a global level; it will be interesting to see how long it will take for a global currency to be implemented and, when that happens, what will be the value of gold? The value of gold will probably plummet when a global currency is implemented.
     
  15. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    I followed a thread on FEMA death camps in another board. It was mostly libertarians and some whacko liberals (this was under GWB's reign). So, It depends on the idiot in charge I suppose.
     
  16. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    No nation in their right mind would want an international currency. It would tie all our fates together (think the Euro and Greece) in a way that could literally send us into a barter system overnight. It would also prevent nations from somewhat controlling their own economy through monetary policy and it would prevent nations from being able to manipulate currencies for economic edge as either producers or consumers. It would also destroy the multi-billion dollar industry of currencies speculation. As an aside, I think it would also send the price of gold into orbit as no matter what any nation says, people view gold as having value.
     
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    liberal whackos?
     
  18. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Is there any other kind? ;)
     
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    This seems a little like watching a weekend marathon of the X-Files while on peyote.
    JUST CALM DOWN!
     
  20. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    It's only on the other side, huh Ted? Or was I being redundant?
     

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