The 1990s continued
As factories closed and people were losing their jobs because of free trade. Cries went out to congress to stop the madness. But congress did not listen to the people – the pleas fell on deaf ears. It was like big business, the president and congress were going to steam roll the people. What “the people” wanted did not matter. As long as major corporations were turning a profit and stocks were going up, that is all that mattered.
Then there was the so called “assault rifle ban” that was signed into law by Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994.
All of these events – Rudy Ridge, Waco, the murders of innocent civilians by the BATF, free trade, the assault rifle ban, the United Nations trying to outlaw all guns – forced people to believe that the government was out of control. There was (and still is) fear that the USA was giving its sovereignty away. That the free trade agreements erased borders and put US factory workers in direct competition with people that will work for pennies an hour.
It was somewhere in the early to mid 1990s that I remember hearing about the New World Order for the first time. The theory went something like this – these huge companies are working with the governments of the world to create a New World Order (NWO). Where there will be one currency, no tariffs, no wars and only peace between nations.
The people pushing the theories used examples of the European Union, the Euro, the Amero, NATFA, GATT, and the WTO of how everything was falling into place. To add a little fear into the theory, there was talk of the United Nations invading the USA, going house to house and seizing firearms.
The founding fathers knew that if all else failed, that there was one thing that a government is afraid of – and that is the peoples right to own a firearm. There was a cry going across the nation that it might be time to overthrow the government with force, and start over. The elected officials no longer listened to the people, so what else were they supposed to do. There was concern that when Timothy McVeigh was executed, that militia groups would use him as a martyr.
“One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms.”
— Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840
And that is what it looked like the US Government and the United Nations was trying to do. They were going to disarm the people so there could be no armed resistance to their social and economic agenda.
There was one shining example in the 1990s of how important the right to keep and bear arms is. And that was the Rodney King riots. On April 29, 1992 a jury acquitted four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of beating a black man – Rodney King. After the jury returned the not guilty verdict, thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the next six days. There was widespread looting, assault, arson and even murder. Property damages are estimated at roughly $1 billion US dollars. 53 people died during the riots and thousands more were injured.
Out of the riots came pictures of store owners who defended their property with their own firearms. Images of armed store owners, taking shelter behind cardboard bales 4 feet tall were all over the TV channels and newspapers.
The stores where the owners did not have guns – they were the most looted.
The stores where the owners DID have guns – they were the least looted.
When the police are unable to protect the people, it the peoples responsibility to protect themselves. The Rodney King riots gave a good example of how important private gun ownership is. And how law abiding gun owners use their firearms for legal and responsible purposes.
As the year 2000 drew closer the conspiracy theories really took off. There was talk that the backs of street signs contained an image for the invading armies of the United Nations. Somehow the soldiers were supposed to use this little sticker for directions or other information. It later turned out that the sticker was the date that the sign was made.
There was a book published called “Vampire Slayer 2000.” It went into detail about how the USA was going to be dissolved before the year 2000.
The year 2000 computer scare had its fair share amount of rumors as well. They ranged from all of the nuclear missiles launching on their own, to prison doors opening and convicts escaping, to power plants shutting down.
The year 2000 came and went without any major events.
The year started off with a splash when Alan Greenspan was nominated for a fourth term as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman. Then meant that the Federal Reserve – which is a private company – would keep control of the US economy.
For those of you that do not know, the Federal Reserve is a company that has been given the right to print money. The Federal Reserve then “loans” the money to the US government, who has to pay it back with interest. Because the Federal Reserve prints the money, the US government will never get out of debt. This means that the people will never be able to lower their tax burden.
In the November 2000 presidential elections there was a dispute over the votes from Florida. But George Bush JR. finally won. This gave the impression that the office of the president has been reduced to a family affair. Where it was more like a kingship instead of an elected office. The fact that the brother of George Bush JR – Jeb Bush – was governor of Florida did not help either.
Conspiracy theories started on voting machine fraud. There were accusations that elections were now rigged and “the powers that be” will determine “who” will win the election. Having states that were talking about having all electronic elections did not help.
September 11, 2001 has to be the conspiracy theory of all conspiracy theories. Shortly after the world trade towers were destroyed, stories started floating around that it was an inside job. A couple of videos were made detailing how everything worked together. If your interested, go look up the “Loose Change” video.