Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?

In 2009, Jim Rickards, a lawyer, investment banker and adviser on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, participated in a secret war game sponsored by the Pentagon at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The game’s objective was to simulate and explore the potential outcomes and effects of a global financial war. At the end of the war game, the Pentagon concluded that the U.S. dollar was at extreme risk of devaluation and collapse in the near term, triggered either by a default of the U.S. Treasury and the dumping of bonds by foreign investors or by hyperinflation by the private Federal Reserve.

These revelations were interesting not because they were “new” or “shocking.” Rather, they were interesting because many of us in the field of alternative economics had already predicted the same outcome for the American financial system years before the APL decided to entertain the notion. At least, that is what the public record indicates.

The idea that our government has indeed run economic collapse scenarios, found the United States in mortal danger and done absolutely nothing to fix the problem is bad enough. I have my doubts, however, that the Pentagon or partnered private think tanks like the RAND Corporation did not run scenarios on dollar collapse before 2009. In fact, I believe there is much evidence to suggest that the military industrial complex has not only been aware of the fiscal weaknesses of the U.S. system for decades, but they have also been actively engaged in exploiting those weaknesses in order to manipulate the American public with fears of cultural catastrophe.

History teaches us that most economic crisis events are followed or preceded immediately by international or domestic conflict. War is the looming shadow behind nearly all fiscal disasters. I suspect that numerous corporate think tanks and the Department Of Defense are perfectly aware of this relationship and have war gamed such events as well. Internal strife and civil war are often natural side effects of economic despair within any population.

Has a second civil war been “gamed” by our government? And are Americans being swindled into fighting and killing each other while the banksters who created the mess observe at their leisure, waiting until the dust settles to return to the scene and collect their prize? Here are some examples of how both sides of the false left/right paradigm are being goaded into turning on each other.

Conservatives: Taunting The Resting Lion

Conservatives, especially Constitutional conservatives, are the warrior class of American society. The average conservative is far more likely to own a firearm, have extensive tactical training with that firearm, have military experience and have less psychological fear of conflict; and he is more apt to take independent physical action in the face of an immediate threat. Constitutional conservatives are also more likely to fight based on principal and heritage, rather than personal gain, and less likely to get wrapped up in the madness of mob activity.

What’s the greatest weakness of conservatives? It’s their tendency to entertain leadership by men who claim exceptional warrior status, even if those men are not necessarily honorable.

Constitutional conservatives are the most substantial existing threat to the establishment hierarchy because, unlike dissenting groups of the past, we know exactly who the guiding hand is behind economic and social calamity. In response, the overall conservative culture has come under relentless attack by the establishment using the Administration of President Barack Obama as a middleman. The goal, I believe, is to direct conservative rage toward the Democratic left and away from the elites. The actions of the White House have become so absurd and so openly hostile as of late that I can surmise only that this is a deliberate strategy to lure conservatives into ill-conceived retaliation against a puppet government, rather than the men behind the curtain.

Department of Defense propaganda briefings with military personnel have been exposed. These briefings train current serving soldiers to view Tea Party conservatives and even Christian organizations as “dangerous extremists.” Reports from sources within Fort Hood and Fort Shelby confirm this trend.

The DOD has denied some of the allegations or claimed that it has “corrected” the problem; however, Judicial Watch has obtained official training documents through a Freedom of Information Act request that affirm that extremist profiling is an integral part of these military briefings. The documents also cite none other than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a primary resource for the training classes. The SPLC attacks Constitutional organizations and associates them with terrorist and racist groups on a regular basis. (Check pages 32-33.)

This indoctrination program has accelerated since January 2013, after Professor Arie Perliger, a member of a West Point think tank called Combating Terrorism Center, published and circulated a report called “Challengers From The Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right” at West Point. The report classified “far right extremists” as “domestic enemies” who commonly “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government , believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights… they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government.”

Soldiers have been told that associating with “far right extremist groups” could be used as grounds for court-martial. A general purge of associated symbolism has ensued, including new orders handed down to Navy SEALs that demand that operators remove the “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack patch from their uniforms.

The indoctrination of the military also follows on the heels of a massive media campaign to demonize Constitutional conservatives who fought against Obamacare in the latest debt ceiling debate as “domestic enemies” and “terrorists.” I documented this in my recent article “Are Constitutional Conservatives Really the Boogeyman.”

Obama and his ilk have been caught red-handed in numerous conspiracies, including Fast and Furious, which shipped American arms through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. And how about the exposure of the Internal Revenue Service’s using its bureaucracy as a weapon to harass Tea Party organizations and activists? And what about Benghazi, Libya, the terrorist attack that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton allowed to happen, if they didn’t directly order it to happen? And let’s not forget about the Edward Snowden revelations, which finally made Americans understand that mass surveillance of our population is a constant reality.

To add icing to the cake, a new book called Double Down, which chronicles the Obama campaign of 2012, quotes personal aides to the President who relate that Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, when discussing his use of drone strikes, bragged that he was “really good at killing people.”

Now, my question is, why would the Obama Administration make so many “mistakes,” attack conservatives with such a lack of subtlety and attempt to openly propagandize rank-and-file soldiers, many of whom identify with conservative values? Is it all just insane hubris, or is he serving his handlers by trying to purposely create a volatile response?

Liberals: Taking Away The Cookie Jar

Many on the so-called “left” are socially oriented and find solace in the functions of the group, rather than individualism. They seek safety in administration, centralization and government welfare. Wealth is frowned upon, while “harmonization” of wealth is cheered. They see government as necessary to the daily survival of the nation, and they work to expand Federal influence into all facets of life. Some liberals do this out of a desire to elevate the poverty-stricken and ensure certain educational standards. However, they tend to ignore the homogenizing effect this strategy has on society, making everyone equally destitute and equally stupid. Their faith in government subsidies also makes them vulnerable to funding cuts and reductions in entitlements. The left normally fights only when their standard of living and comfort to which they have grown accustomed plummets below a certain threshold, and mob methods are usually their fallback form of retaliation.

Austerity cuts, which the mainstream media calls the “sequester,” are beginning to take effect. But they are being applied in areas that are clearly meant to create the most public anger. Reductions in welfare programs are also being implemented in a way that will certainly agitate average left-leaning citizens. The debt debate itself revolved around those who want the government to spend within its means versus those who want the government to spend even more on welfare programs. The loss of subsidies is at bottom the greatest fear of the left.

A sudden and inexplicable shutdown of electronic benefit transfer cards (EBT cards or food stamps) occurred in more than 17 States while the debt debate just happened to be climaxing. This month, cuts to existing food stamp funds have taken effect, and food pantries across the country are scrambling against a sharp spike in demand.

Remember, about 50 million Americans are currently dependent on EBT welfare in order to feed themselves and their families. The response to the relatively short EBT shutdown last month was outright fury. Imagine the response in the event of a long-term shutdown or if extraneous cuts were to occur? And where would that anger be directed? Since the entire debt debacle has been blamed on the Tea Party, I suspect conservatives will be the main target of welfare mobs.

The left, once just as opposed to government stimulus and banker bailouts as the right, is now unwittingly throwing its support behind infinite stimulus in order to cement the continued existence of precious Federal handouts. The issue of Obamacare has utterly blinded liberals to fiscal responsibility. Universal healthcare, perhaps the ultimate Federal handout, is a prize too titillating for them to ignore. Democrats will now go to incredible lengths to defend the Obama White House regardless of past crimes.

They are willing to ignore his offenses against the 4th Amendment and personal privacy. They are willing to look past his offenses against the 1st Amendment, including the Constitutional right to trial by jury for all Americans, and Obama’s secret war against the free speech of whistle-blowers. They are willing to shrug off his endless warmongering in the Mideast, his attempts to foment new war in Syria and Iran, and his support for predator drone strikes in sovereign nations causing severe civilian collateral damage. They are willing to forget Snowden, mass surveillance and executive assassination lists — all for Obamacare.

And the saddest thing of all? It is likely that Obamacare was never meant to be successful in the first place.

Does anyone really believe that the White House, with billions of dollars at its disposal, could not get a website off the ground if it really wanted to? Does anyone really believe that Obama would launch the crowning jewel of his Presidency without making certain that it was fully operational, unless this was part of a greater scheme?

Already, liberal websites and forums across the blogosphere are abuzz with talk of sabotage of the Obamacare website by “the radical right” and the diabolical Koch Brothers. Once again, conservatives are presented as the culprits behind all the left’s troubles.

As I have stated in the past, Obamacare is designed to fail. The government has no capacity to fund it, and never will. Its only conceivable purpose is to further divide the country and excite both sides of the false paradigm into attacking each other as the reason the system is failing, when both sides should be questioning whether the current system should exist at all.

As the situation stands today, at least 50 million welfare recipients and who know how many others exist as a resource pool for the establishment to be used to wreak havoc on the rest of us. All they have to do is take away the cookie jar.

Who Would Win?

Who would prevail in a second American civil war? Tactically, conservatives have the upper hand and are far better prepared. Food rioters wouldn’t last beyond three to six weeks as starvation takes its toll, and mindless mobs would not last long against seasoned riflemen. The military, though suffering purges by the White House, still contains numerous conservatives within its ranks. Outside influences, including NATO or the United Nations, are a possibility. There are numerous factors to consider. But I would point out that the most dangerous adversary Constitutional conservatives face is not the left, Obama or a Federal government gone rogue. Rather, our greatest adversary is ourselves.

If lured into a left/right civil war, would most conservatives be able to see beyond the veil and recognize that the fight is not about Obama, or the Left, or tyrannical government alone? Could we be co-opted by devious influences disguised as friends and compatriots? Will we end up following neocon salesmen and military elites who materialize out of the woodwork at the last minute to lead us to victory while actually leading us to globalization with a slightly different face?

If a civil conflict has been war gamed by the establishment, you can bet they have contingency plans regardless of which side attains the upper hand. In the end, if we do not make the fight about the bankers and globalists, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the Council On Foreign Relations, etc., then everyone loses. Who wins in a new American civil war? If we become blinded by the trespasses of a certain White House jester, only the globalists will win.

Written by Brandon Smith.

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19 Responses to Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?

  1. Wally Bush says:


  2. Thomas Chittum says:


    That was one of the best articles on this topic I’ve seen for some time. I’m Thomas Chittum, author of “Civil War Two:” The Coming Breakup of America”. It was published in 1992 and is still (to the best of my knowledge) the only non-fiction book on this subject.

    Keep Your Head Down
    Tom C

    • Dante Ardenz says:

      Thank you Mr Chittum for this. The US is controlled by a phoney LEFT/RIGHT show. These terms, a product of the French Revolution,and not known in the US until after WW2. The so called ‘Patriot Movment’is easily manipulated by the same forces which controls the Left ! I,a formally connected Republican,find most of them highly misguided,and fuly manipualted by the ‘Liberal’ paradighm they disdain ! The US lost its sovereighnty in 1913 with the enactment of the US Federal Reserve Act. It reconnected this Republic,to the British World Empire. That PRIVATE BANK has closed stock,which is 52 % Rothchild (City Of London ) owned. See THE END OF SOVEREIGN AMERICA;Brother Nathanael Kaptner.Com.Every war intervention since that time (something ‘Patriots fall for) has been to protect,or enhance this power.See THE GREAT TOMATO BUBBLE .Com. What we call the ‘Right’today are NEOCONSERVATIVES:This means NEW. That movment most dangerous. It was created by ex MARXIST TROTZKYITES,and stands for war abroad,and poverty at home: All paid for by the Establishment,waving flags,and creating flase divisions.)see THE GREAT TOMATO BUBBLE;THE BAD WAR.COME).. Unless this phoney’Left/Right set up is broken. The Bankers will continue to rule. SEE THE HIGH PRIESTS OF WAR.Micheal Collins Piper.COM.. Many ‘Patriots ‘highly media,or religiously oriented REFUSE to accept WHO is really behind our misery.. SEE THE UGLY TRUTH.COM..

  3. Bob says:

    Great article. I’ve run across most of the recent events you described. It has all look orchestrated to me to achieve an end, and clearly the perpetrators are not done prosecuting events of this type, not at all. Of note is many of these events are happening in liberal enclaves in larger cities like New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, and are rather far removed from conservative cities and states. The thing that surprises me is the legislators who clearly support the destruction of our Republic. I suppose they have been promised protection from future civil unrest. Well, let’s all hope the promisers don’t prove to be dependable. I am personally even surprise that many public political figures are still even in the country, not for any fear from me. I’m too old for anything violent or so proactive, but brainstorming the reactions of some Americans certainly leads to the conclusion some of them will eventually become very determined in their desire to solve the problem of many of the politicians they perceive as traitors. Its so obvious now to so many of them now. I suspect for conservatives in the future, it is going to be extremely difficult to participate as a member on a jury panel should a person claiming a patriotic motive be charged with a crime against an elite; not that he will ever see the light of day or get a trial. I mean, if Henry Kissinger were to run afoul of some crazed conservative, will all conservatives on a jury vote to convict? I find that a nearly impossible notion. The best thing conservatives can do right now is to mass in strategic boycotts that target all large corporations funding progressive causes like homosexuality or that are making campaign donations to politicians who are clearly in violation of their constitutional oaths. When at least 10 million Americans decided to join together in strategic boycotts, there won’t be a public company that can offend them and not suffer dire financial loss; not any company that sells consumer products and services, nor any companies in the portfolio of George Soros or Peter B Lewis and the like. In fact, strategic boycotts can demand these corporation start funding conservative and constitutional groups and politicians. But, right now there aren’t 10, 5 or even 1 million conservatives who are this smart or disciplined enough to participate.

    • SupermantoU says:

      The thing that surprises me is the legislators who clearly support the destruction of our Republic. I suppose they have been promised protection from future civil unrest.

      Bob, these people are the 1st ones we HUNT.

  4. Winston says:

    One would hope that when they finish the ‘gaming’, studies, etc., that certain parties might come to realize that ending foreign aid for the Arpatheid regime of International criminal Israel is a very good place to begin. Note that while cutting food stamps the House just resolved to send Israel additional funds to the tune of 500 million dollars. The United States of America should stop enabling this truly belligerent and murderous country. Congressmen accepting aid from an unregistered foreign agent (AIPAC) should be jailed.

    • Eileen K. says:

      Congratulations, Winston, you’ve just hit the proverbial nail right on the head. You may go to the head of the class.

      Indeed, the real problem here is, the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that belongs right here, helping destitute Americans pull themselves out of poverty and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, is, instead being given to the biggest welfare state on the planet – ISRAEL. What needs to be done, and done immediately, is to close that spigot and bring all that $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ back to this nation, so that the urgent tasks of rebuilding our own crumbling infrastructure and helping destitute Americans by providing them with decent jobs to enable them to provide for themselves and their families.

  5. Eileen K. says:

    Actually, the conflict that occurred from 1861-1865 cannot be accurately described as a “civil war”. The actual definition of a civil war is a war within a country in which one faction of its citizens rises up against said country’s government in an attempt to overthrow it, and the government’s forces fights to keep that government in power.

    The Southern States did not fight to overthrow the Abraham Lincoln Government in Washington, DC; rather, they fought to form and preserve their own country – the Confederate States of America – thus, that war would be more correctly described as the War Between the States, not the Civil War. Had the South won that war, the Lincoln Government in DC would have still been intact; only there would be two separate countries instead of the one.

  6. Chad Helm says:

    The First Clue, is all of the talk about the “Overthrow of the 2nd Amendment”. I’m telling the Truth…since all of that talk started, a Gun Store opened up across the Street from me, and business is brisk. That’s fine, that’s our Law, but it also demonstrates the ‘Real-World’ reaction to all of the Alarmism on the 2nd Amendment, namely, MORE Guns then ever. The Statistics bear that out….people are buying more Guns more Bullets etc.
    At the same time we keep having these Shooting Events, followed by new Law Requirements, and all of the People AGAINST the Second Amendment.
    Put them together, and you have the Non-Combatants, (Anti-Gun People) and the Combatants. (Pro-Gun People).
    The Stage is being set, for the Non-Combatants to SUPPORT THE PHYSICAL DISARMING OF THE COMBATANTS, (Divided Populace).
    The Combatants have to be whipped up into a Killing Frenzy and that’s where the Alarmism comes in, A.K.A. Alex Jones, to whom I readily admit, I have learned a lot from. Then when the Fire Starts, (False-Flag Event) the people who have been stocking up on Survival Supplies and Ammunition and waiting for Armageddon will get all the Shooting Started!!! Now you have your Justification for Martial Law, and the rest is Future History.

  7. Martha Washington says:

    The publication “Veterans Today” is right in the thick of this covert operation to destroy America from within. Their articles are crafted by expert propagandists with a so-called patriotic, truth-telling agenda… but just enough icing on the cake to deceive, when there is poison within. Gordon Duff, Dean Henderson, James Fetzger, Stew Webb – God help them to look in the mirror.

  8. xxx says:

    The FED is anything but private, you should stop stupidly repeating that absolute nonsense.

    At least go read the Federal Reserve Act, it’s available online as a PDF. The Congress fully owns the Fed and could close it tomorrow if so wished.

    • dem says:

      Are you a retarded or what.. Ok congress owns the fed, lets go with that logic. Then the people own congress, right.. Then what happened to the trills in compound interest stolen in the last 100 years, way more than the debt we have, we paid in interest dip stick.. Did the people see this.. Also so we owe 17 trill to congress? No dip stick, that money is owed to the private bank. Also its the stock holders that own the fed, and it the 5 banking families that have stock in it fool.. The 2 major families are Rockefellers and Rothschild.

  9. Bobby says:

    Fifty million Americans can go to Denny’s, sit down with their families and order steak with an EBT card. Other Americans, get up early in the morning,go to work in the fog, rain, cold, snow,etc. and when come home dead tired after work,wonder is they have the money to go out and eat. Something here is so obviously sick, it’s surreal.

  10. MountainHome says:

    As before, the country is divided. Last time it was north/south, but this time is liberal/conservative. Conservatives will have the upper hand if the military (DoD). However, the USG can always call out the UN Security Council for ‘blue hats’ to fight Americans.

    You must read this book out about Americans taking a stand that ultimately starts the civil war (or 2nd American Revolution). It’s so real to what is in this article.

    It shows that freedom will have to be taken back by stand up to tyranny. Great article!

  11. pablo mayhew says:

    All people not rich are in the same boat–political idelogies notwithstanding. If you are not rich in America, you are poor. There is no such thing as middle class anymore; it is simply a matter of to what degree you are poor. The wealthiest in this country, over the last 35 years, have run a number over everyone else. They are the true enemy. This notion that a majority of people on welfare simply won’t work is pure fallacy. True, there will always be those who refuse to work; most people, though, want to work. There is no money in being on welfare–you have been conditioned to believe that, but it isn’t true. Just as the powers that be have attempted to condition us all to believe the issue is Left vs. Right. It is a diversion and it is a lie. If you aren’t wealthy in America, you have much more in common with another person not wealthy than some rich prick at the root of the problem. If we don’t start thinking straight in this country, we will all kill each other off for the sake of heartless, wealthy, plutocratic socio-/psychopaths. And Liberal/Conservative dogma be damned.

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