The War at Home
by Paul & Phillip D. Collins, November 17th, 2008
On September 30 the Army Times released a story that made observers of increased domestic militarization a bit uneasy. The article, entitled “Brigade homeland tours starts October 1,” stated that beginning in October the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) would be placed under the control of U.S. Army, which is the segment of Northern Command that deals with the Army (Cavallaro, no pagination). For the next 12 months, the 1st BCT will be used “as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks” (no pagination).
While this is not the first time an active duty unit has been called on to help at home, this is the first time, according to the article’s author Gina Cavallaro, that “an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities” (no pagination). When the BCT is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in 2010, another active duty unit will take its place, meaning that Americans can expect the involvement of active duty brigades domestically for a long time (no pagination).
The 1st BCT is now back at their home post at Fort Stewart in Georgia, training for their new domestic mission (no pagination). The 1st BCT is acquiring skills to deal with homeland scenarios that include civil unrest and crowd control (no pagination). They will also be trained to:
…deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack. (no pagination)
One of the most ominous aspects of the BCT’s training is the use of what 1st BCT commander Colonel Roger Cloutier refers to as “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded” (no pagination). While the article claims that the non-lethal crowd control package field to the 1st BCT is strictly for warzone deployments, it would be negligent not to appreciate the possible domestic applications (no pagination).
Is this a prelude to martial law? As our good friend and Beyond the Grassy Knoll talk show host Vyzygoth is always quick to point out, such claims should be met with a fair degree of skepticism. After all, how many times have such claims only led to fatter wallets for phony patriots like Alex Jones?
Still, the 1st BCT’s new mission does raise legitimate cause for concern. It implies that the government is anticipating civil unrest, as it should. Unfortunately, the government has a long history of prostituting itself out to a power elite that is criminal nature, so Uncle Sam should fully expect to be on the receiving end of a lot of righteous indignation. The outrage felt by the people of America has been in the making for years. It has been built on a multitude of scandals stemming from collaboration between the United States government and extremely rich people who believe that America’s democratic institutions are antiquated and need to be replaced with oligarchy. The recent $700 billion bailout, however, was the straw that broke the camel’s back. When Main Street began to suffer the ill-effects of a deteriorating economic situation, it was told that it would have to adjust and make sacrifices in order to adapt to structural changes. But when Wall Street began facing a crisis stemming from bubbles it had created, the government was quick to obligate us to buy the assets from banks that could not get liquidity anywhere. This is comparable to insuring a gambler for a weekend in Vegas. Americans recognize the double standard at play here.
If the bailout causes the government to start to crumble because of hyperinflation, will the power elite return the favor and help bail the government out? The answer is, of course, a resounding “no.” The pimp has no reason to bail the prostitute out of jail when the money is firmly is his hand. There is no such thing as reciprocity for a group whose practices are purely parasitical in nature. When the government has changed from an asset to a liability, the power elite will simply cast it off like an old suit and look for a new host to latch onto. That means Uncle Sam will be left to deal with an extremely ticked population. They are prepared to do so with our own Armed Forces.
Martial law seems to be an inevitability when one looks at the long-term. We have been on a collision course with it since Americans failed to show any unified moral outrage over the gross excesses displayed at Waco and Ruby Ridge. The government’s recent moves, however, seem more so designed to deal with periodic unrest that will be the result of an increasingly intolerable environment. Martial law is still off in the distance, perhaps even decades away. The problem we face right now is a crisis of conscience that our men and women in the Armed Services will find themselves facing more and more as their domestic role increases simply to prevent America’s social fabric from being torn apart. Will soldiers be able to turn their weapons on fellow Americans if, God forbid, push comes to shove? Or will they see someone’s mother, father, son, daughter, best friend, or neighbor when they look at us from under helmets and through cross hairs? The current situation may provide many soldiers with the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with their humanity.
But the people in the Armed Services have to overcome a lot of negative indoctrination. An article in Parameter Magazine, the official publication of the Army War College, most painfully illustrates this reality. In that article, entitled “The New Warrior Class,” Peters opens with the following remarks:
The soldiers of the United States Army are brilliantly prepared to defeat other soldiers. Unfortunately, the enemies we are likely to face through the rest of this decade and beyond will not be “soldiers,” with the disciplined modernity that term conveys in Euro-America, but “warriors”–erratic primitives of shifting allegiance, habituated to violence, with no stake in civil order. Unlike soldiers, warriors do not play by our rules, do not respect treaties, and do not obey orders they do not like. Warriors have always been around, but with the rise of professional soldieries their importance was eclipsed. Now, thanks to a unique confluence of breaking empire, overcultivated Western consciences, and a worldwide cultural crisis, the warrior is back, as brutal as ever and distinctly better-armed. (no pagination)
Who are the “erratic primitives” that constitute the “new warrior class?” Peters states: “Most warriors emerge from four social pools which exist in some form in all significant cultures” (no pagination). He proceeds to enumerate the four social pools and their respective warrior offspring:
First-pool warriors come, as they always have, from the underclass (although their leaders often have fallen from the upper registers of society). The archetype of the new warrior class is a male who has no stake in peace, a loser with little education, no legal earning power, no abiding attractiveness to women, and no future. With gun in hand and the spittle of nationalist ideology dripping from his mouth, today’s warrior murders those who once slighted him, seizes the women who avoided him, and plunders that which he would never otherwise have possessed. (no pagination)
In other words, the “first-pool” of “erratic primitives” is composed of unattractive and patriotic males who suffer the misfortune of occupying a lower layer of socioeconomic stratum. Bear in mind, Peters is serious. Inherent in such a contention is credence to the Darwinian concept of sexual selection. Like male birds that must flaunt their plumage in order to sexually attract potential mates, men must now meet a demanding aesthetic criteria or be deemed unfit to breed. Men who take issue with such a shallow criteria are summarily deemed a “threat” to be expunged through force. Also inherent in this contention is credence to the Malthusian economics of Herbert Spencer. Lower income means a lower form of life and, thus, relegates one to the category of “worthless eater.” Finally, Peters’ disdain for the “spittle of nationalist ideology” echoes the globalist sentiments of the power elite.
These younger males are potential recruits for the “warriors.” They, too, must be expunged. Reiterating his globalist contentions, Peters proceeds to identify patriots as the next class of “warrior”:
The third pool of warriordom consists of the patriots. These may be men who fight out of strong belief, either in ethnic, religious, or national superiority or endangerment, or those who have suffered a personal loss in the course of a conflict that motivates them to take up arms. (no pagination)
This particular variety of “warrior” would probably oppose the amalgamation of its respective nation-state into a global government. Therefore, it must be eradicated as well. Finally, Peters reveals the fourth “pool”:
Dispossessed, cashiered, or otherwise failed military men form the fourth and most dangerous pool of warriors. Officers, NCOs, or just charismatic privates who could not function in a traditional military environment, these men bring other warriors the rudiments of the military art–just enough to inspire faith and encourage folly in many cases, although the fittest of these men become the warrior chieftains or warlords with whom we must finally cope. (no pagination)
These soldiers of the “obsolete military paradigm” have no place in the new society. The duty of the new soldier no longer involves the protection of nation, family, or the traditional way of life. Now, the new soldier’s duty is to impose the will of the elite. The old guard must be weeded out and treated as enemies of the government they once served with loyalty and honor.
American servicemen and women may have to overcome years of indoctrination into ideas not unlike those espoused in Peters’ article. Parameters is not some benign magazine handed out in the Mess Hall. It is a publication that helps shape the paradigms and policies that govern our national defense. Will soldiers performing their duties in the domestic sphere view us as fellow human beings, or will we be seen as warriors emerging from one of the four social pools referred to in Peters’ article? God help us if is the latter.
- Cavallaro, Gina. “Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1.” Army Times 30 September 2008
- Peters, Ralph. “The New Warrior Class.” Parameters Summer 1994
About the Authors
Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden Face of Terrorism and co-authored the book The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship with his brother Paul Collins. Both books are available at www.amazon.com. Phillip has also written articles for News With Views, Conspiracy Archive, and the Vexilla Regis Journal.
In 1999, Phillip earned an Associate degree of Arts and Science from Clark State Community College. In 2006, he earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in communication studies and liberal studies along with a minor in philosophy from Wright State University.
Phillip worked as a staff writer for a weekly news publication, the Vandalia Drummer, between late 2007 and 2011. During his tenure with the paper, he earned several accolades.
In 2011, he was inducted into the Media Honor Roll by the Ohio School Board Association for his extensive coverage of the Vandalia-Butler School District. That very same year, the Ohio Newspaper Association bestowed an Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Award upon Phillip for Best Photo. In addition, the City of Vandalia officially proclaimed that November 7, 2011 would be known as “Phillip Collins Day.” This honor was bestowed upon Phillip for his tireless coverage of the City and community.
Shortly after bringing his journalism career to a close, Phillip received another Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Award in the category of In-depth Reporting. This award was given to Phillip for his investigative work over the death of U.S. Marine Maria Lauterbach and the resultant Department of Defense reforms concerning sexual assault and rape. The case drew national attention and received TV coverage by major media organs.
Phillip currently works for the Wyoming Department of Corrections, where he earned the distinction of Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2013. Phillip still works as a freelance journalist and is currently collaborating with his brother on a follow-up to The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship.
Paul David Collins is the author of The Hidden Face of Terrorism and the co-author of The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship. In 1999, he earned his Associate of Arts and Science degree from Clark State Community College. In 2006, he received his bachelor’s degree with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Political Science from Wright State University. He worked as a professional journalist for roughly four years.
From 2008 to 2012, Paul covered local news for several Times Community News publications, including the Enon Messenger, the New Carlisle Sun, the Tipp City Herald, the Kettering/Oakwood Times, the Beavercreek News Current, the Vandalia Drummer, the Springboro Sun, the Englewood Independent, the Fairborn Daily Herald, and the Xenia Daily Gazette.
Paul also wrote for other local papers, including the Enon Eagle, the New Carlisle News, and the Lusk Herald. In addition to his work in the realm of mainstream, Paul has published several articles concerning the topics of deep politics and elite deviancy. Those articles have appeared in Terry Melanson’s online Conspiracy Archive, Paranoia magazine, Vexilla Regis Journal, and Nexus magazine. He currently works as a correctional officer with the Wyoming Department of Corrections.