I make no attempt to state any opinion one way or the other as to exactly what Operation Jade Helm is really all about, but the amount of ridiculous rumor, hearsay, speculation and fear mongering around it has now become as dangerous to our psychic sense of “national security” [ national insecurity? ] as the military exercises themselves. It is my understanding that the very nature of a psychological operation necessarily includes the intentional flushing out all kinds of heretofore hidden enemies, opinions, reactions, theories and other sorts of wild conjecturing among the target populace. That’s what psychological operations DO.
If that was part of the motive behind running this OP, then it has already been wildly successful. Every noteworthy citizen reporter has weighed in one this one, except me. I’ve been out to lunch, gone fishing, running my Ebay business, tending my vegetable garden, photographing the hummingbirds, and talking to God – not necessarily in that order. Until early yesterday morning I had not given it one singular moment of my time. I don’t think that anything of any sort of life threatening gravitas is going to take place this summer at all in the USA – other than the fact that about 100 or so over-caffeinated citizen reporters are going to continue to scare the hell out of middle Americans living in the lower sun belt and scattered across the upper Midwest, by publishing unsubstantiated speculative news reports that OP Jade Helm is intended to: disarm middle America via door to door gun confiscation, clamp down on civil liberties by initiating a more or less permanent state of martial law, summarily arrest and execute domestic terrorists without any trial, establish Sharia Law by force, or merely round up the loudest dissidents in states like Texas and Utah, then throw them in a FEMA camp brig for 30 years without a trial, etcetera.
Get a grip y’all. If the OP was designed to intimidate and scare the hell out of all us ‘lawless’ truth tellers – well, it’s working. Just not on me. I could care less what OP the FEDs are running this summer. Or any other summer. I don’t live in that octave. I don’t even usually glance at it. I fear not. And maybe that would be a good idea for some of these other writers to pursue – the little used path of fearing NOT – or naught.
I’m not concerned about Jade Helm enough to do much more than post a few [ rather comical ] videos I found on the topic. And as usual – I make no claims whatsoever as to the veracity of the content of any of these items. I merely post them by way of example as to how effective the PSY OP has been thus far in creating a sense of dire national insecurity among those who still believe that their sense of overall well being is in the process of being ruffled, worse yet, disrupted, due to a lengthy military exercise taking place in our midst.
Before I close this post, I did want to let readers know that a peculiar thing happened when I tried to publish it. I got one of those mysterious “check doc” mystery boxes come up in the middle of my screen, which I screen printed so readers could see it. This used to happen years back when another popular blog I used to author began to receive much unwanted attention from the NSA. Here’s that screenshot:
I’m amused if anything, still not worried, and still unwilling to get all bent out of shaped over the intrigue of Operation Jade Helm. Nice try. But no. I still don’t care about your OP. I fear not. Now excuse me while I grab my pruning shears. My tomatoes and peppers need some attention, and I just spotted a new species of humming bird in the back yard. I’ve got more important things to do.
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