As I said in my response on your post from your anime Tumblr, the NDAA is the Department of Defense’s budget.  It shows up in the fall of every year, when the fiscal years begin/end for the various parts of the US government.  The NDAA gets passed every single year without fail.  As I also mentioned in that post, it is easily available on the internet and does not contain what you claim it contains.  (I actually looked at the thing, which I would seriously recommend you do if you’re going to continue promoting this hoax.)  Also, as I mentioned in that post, FEMA is not under the Department of Defense.  It is under the Department of Homeland Defense.

I think that the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is not connected to the government, summed up why it is so challenging to believe this little theory:

Ultimately, belief in FEMA detention camps requires one to conclude that nobody has ever escaped from one and told their story. It means believing that not one camp worker has breathed a word about his or her job. It requires assuming that not one of America’s 100 senators or 435 congressmen knows of the camps or, if they do, none is alarmed enough to call for hearings. It means believing that not a single ambitious journalist connected to a national media outlet has delved into this dastardly plan. And it requires one to assume that such innocuous things as the “FEMA Trucks” signs at the Maxwell AFB — in plain view of thousands of motorists — actually betray a terrible secret.

The NPR story mentions that a similar program started in the United Kingdom in 2008.  I have lots of friends from the UK who don’t agree with the British government and they haven’t been locked up en masse just because of their views.  If they have, then it must be some type of house arrest that allows them to go to work, school, movies, dinner, etc.  So, if the idea of preventing homegrown terrorists in the United States is based on that, which the NPR suggests, it doesn’t sound as scary as you seem to think it is.

Homegrown terrorism is real.  That’s not coming from someone who was brainwashed by the government or believes that it is always telling the truth.  It is coming from someone who grew up about 55 miles from the birthplace of one of the country’s first real terrorist organizations—the Ku Klux Klan. I’ve even been approached by them. I’ve seen crosses burned. It is coming from someone whose father grew up in the 1960’s in Montgomery, Alabama and has friends (his, not mine) that still support the ideas of limiting civil rights to POC.  I remember the bombings by Eric Robert Rudolph of Otherside Lounge of Atlanta, an Atlanta abortion clinic, during the ‘96 Summer Olympics, and the Birmingham abortion clinic. I remember the McVeigh bombing of the Murrah Building.  So I can assure you that Americans can be capable of actual terrorist acts.

Has the government lied in the past?  Yes.  Do they lie still?  Probably.  Is the government perfect?  No.  That doesn’t mean that the kind of paranoid idea that you claim is going on is actually going on.

And I have a really serious recommendation for you, stop paying attention to Alex Jones.  The man is either disturbed enough to believe the crap he says or he’s disturbed enough to try to cause mass hysteria in a group of unsuspecting people.  Alex Jones is like a contemporary version of John Hathorne (unrepentant judge during the Salem Witch Trials) or Heinrich Kramer (writer of the Malleus Maleficarum).  He spreads rumors/speculation which causes a group of people to get nervous.  Even when the rumors are proven false, he continues saying they’re real and that someone is out to get people.  This makes that group more nervous.  This could inspire people to do things that might be dangerous or even deadly.  He spreads fear, not information. 

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.