Catherine Bleish Debunks the SPLC – FEMA Camps

Do you trust the research of the Southern Poverty Law Center?

I used to, but after I began publicly questioning their ties to the Missouri information Analysis Center (see testimony here or an article I wrote here :) ), I found myself being character assassinated by their organization. In fact, because of their seemingly deliberate attempts to smear my character, I have had people making statements about my intentions that are anything but true. I believe in peace, I advocate peace, and I am not blind, I know that our government is committing acts of violence against peaceful people everyday.

Does the Southern Poverty Law Center want to protect the violence of the government?

Could they want to do this because they make money by training our law enforcement communities how to identify potential threats?

This will be the first article in a series debunking the research of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Today I will debunk the Southern Poverty Law Center’s research on FEMA Camps by proving beyond a reasonable doubt the following two points are true:
1. Some members of the federal government are advocating the creation of long term emergency management facilities (“FEMA Camps”)
2. Their intention is to build these facilities on existing military bases.

I believe this series of research will prove that the Southern Poverty Law Center is indeed trying to demonize and marginalize people who are trying to prevent a very real tyranny from descending upon what is left of our humanity.

From the SPLC recent article of FEMA Camps:
“A fear that the federal government will concoct a pretense for declaring martial law and confine patriotic dissidents to concentration camps — a conspiracy theory that goes back decades and was especially prevalent during the militia movement of the 1990s — is spreading as the country experiences a surge in groups on the radical right.”

You can see here that the Southern Poverty Law Center is attempting to marginalize those who are concerned about the potential for massive political roundups in these United States. Immediately they associate them with the militia movement of the 90’s (they frequently compare this ideology with people like Timothy McVeigh) and accuse them of being “conspiracy theories”.

Now, did the SPLC do any research to see if the US government is actually planning to build FEMA camps on military bases? Or did they jump right to demonizing someone they perceive as incorrect?

It seems to me that they did not do the research, as there is not one mention of the very real HR 645 National Emergency Centers Establishment Act introduced into the US legislature in January of 2009.

Here is your proof that someone, particularly one Representative from Florida, is considering and / or advocating the creating of National Emergency Centers: and that someone is a part of our UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

Here’s a direct quote from the text of the bill:
(b) Purpose of national emergency centers.—The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure—

(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;

(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and

(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

And it gets more interesting:

(b) Minimum requirements.—A site designated as a national emergency center shall be—

(1) capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster;

(2) environmentally safe and shall not pose a health risk to individuals who may use the center;

(3) capable of being scaled up or down to accommodate major disaster preparedness and response drills, operations, and procedures;

(4) capable of housing existing permanent structures necessary to meet training and first responders coordination requirements during nondisaster periods;

(5) capable of hosting the infrastructure necessary to rapidly adjust to temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance needs;

(6) required to consist of a complete operations command center, including 2 state-of-the art command and control centers that will comprise a 24/7 operations watch center as follows:

Now, I have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Southern Poverty Law Center is dead wrong on this issue – it is not a conspiracy theory, it is a reality, and the information is spreading because it is real, not because of a “surge in groups on the radical right”.

From their recent article on FEMA Camps:

“Many of the purported detention camps are supposedly on military bases around the country, including some that are closed. The radical-right conspiracy theorists say that nearby railroad tracks and aircraft runways near many of these sites are proof there are FEMA camps in the vicinity, because this is how prisoners will be easily moved. “

While I cannot argue for or against the theory that these facilities have already been created, I can argue that there are plans to create Emergency Management facilities designated for long term residence and for said facilities to be created on existing military bases. It is reasonable to assume that if the legislation is in the pipes, some facilities would anticipate their transition and begin to prepare, it is not uncommon for situations like this to occur.

The creation of a DHS Fusion Center in every state was DHS policy in 2005, but only received legislative backing in 2007 through the 2007 9/11 Implementation Act. If the DHS fusion centers were up and running before the legislation passed, it is reasonable to assume this could happen with the set-up of DHS FEMA Camps.

Interestingly enough in the text of the bill, you will find that they DO indeed intend to build FEMA detention facilities on existing military bases. Here’s a direct quote:

“To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.”

“To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.”

Here’s another:
“(a) In General- In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations.”

Here’s another:
(1) CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATION.—The term “closed military installation” means a military installation, or portion thereof, approved for closure or realignment under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) that meet all, or 2 out of the 3 following requirements:

(A) Is located in close proximity to a transportation corridor.

And another:

(d) Preference for designation of closed military installations.—Wherever possible, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall designate a closed military installation as a site for a national emergency center. If the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense jointly determine that there is not a sufficient number of closed military installations that meet the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), the Secretaries shall jointly designate portions of existing military installations other than closed military installations as national emergency centers.

In fact, there’s an entire section of the bill dedicated JUST TO how the designation and transition of existing military bases controlled by the DOD to emergency centers designed for the long term care of whoever they have there controlled by the Department of Homeland Security (who now also runs FEMA). That is pasted at the bottom of this blog.

(e) Transfer of Control of Closed Military Installations- If a closed military installation is designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180 days after the date of designation, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer to the Secretary of Homeland Security administrative jurisdiction over such closed military installation.

My point is simply to show that the quality of research conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center is not only lacking in substantial quality but shows signs of deliberate political profiling against peaceful and legitimate dissent.

My next blog on this issue will simply be a publication of my email dialogues between myself and Heidi Beirich, the director of research for the Southern Poverty Law Center. These emails will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Heidi Berick is NOT researching the facts, rather attacking peaceful dissenting ideas.

So, Heidi Beirich – now that you refuse to speak to me, I hope you don’t mind me defending my name and work publicly :) Good luck defending yours!

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