By Greg Campbell
There’s an old saying that goes, “A broken clock is right twice a day.” And while we may be inclined to often dismiss the more conspiracy-minded assertions of political pundits that see a massive conspiracy to explain every rain puddle they step in or red light they encounter, the fact remains that as our government becomes more sinister in nature, Americans are jumping to conclusions that while seemingly outrageous, may very well be correct.
For instance, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, prompting much speculation amongst political pundits and casual observers of politics alike.
This is in addition to a purchase by the Social Security Administration of 174,000 hollow-point bullets last August. When pushed for an answer as to why the Social Security Administration was purchasing the hollow-points, an expensive round often carried by active-duty police officers for its lethality and resistance to over-penetration of the target, the Social Security Administration claimed that the purchase of ammo was for “training.”
At a time when the government is working to disarm the American populace, the Department of Homeland Security is simultaneously arming themselves with an amount of ammunition that could shoot every American around 5 times. Why?
Radio host and political pundit Mark Levin claims he knows why. On Friday night’s broadcast, Levin stated,
“I’m going to tell you what I think is going on. I don’t think insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies — they play out multiple scenarios. They simulate multiple scenarios. I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses.”
“I’m not talking about a recession. I’m talking about a collapse when people are desperate, when they can’t food and clothing, when they have no way of going from place to place, when they can’t protective themselves. There aren’t enough police officers on the face of the Earth to adequately handle a situation like that.”
He also discussed his time in the Reagan Administration and noted,
“And having been close enough to law enforcement — not in law enforcement, but close enough to it in my days in the Justice Department — I expect that they’re running through these scenarios just in case. … I know why the government is arming up. It’s not because there’s going to be an insurrection. It’s because our society is unraveling… You see what’s going on in Greece, in Spain and Portugal and other parts of the world? That’s what they fear, and yet, they’ve caused it.”
As American take notice of the encroachments upon our Second Amendment rights, the government is simultaneously arming themselves and claiming that the purchase of 1.6 billion rounds is a cost-saving measure that buying in bulk provides.
Americans have historically been wary of a government working to disarm them. However, doubly as ominous is the arms race between government and the civilian population. As conspiracy theorists hail this as a sign of trouble ahead, it brings to mind another old phrase: “Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”