Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Glenn Beck Debunks the FEMA Concentration Camp Conspiracy Theory - Video 4/6/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 6, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 04/06/2009 6:19:47 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Glenn Beck today with a segment debunking the crazy conspiracy theory that FEMA is operating "Concentration Camps" in the United States. I guess I have been living under a rock somewhere because I had never heard such a wacko idea. But it is apparently all over the internet and has made the rounds via email as well. This sounds a lot like the 9-11 Truthers who won't go away, claiming the U.S. Government was behind the 9-11 attacks. It seems there will always be people to perpetuate conspiracy theories.

Anyway, Beck talks with a reporter from Popular Mechanics who positively disproves the FEMA Conspiracy Theory. . . . . . (Watch Video)

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: agenda; beck; bho44; bhofema; conspiracy; fema; femacamps

1 posted on 04/06/2009 6:19:47 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

FEMA is buidling a prison in Plaquemines Parris in LA that has a 600,000 s.f foot print-I know I’ve worked on the project with the design firm. He can pooh-pooh it all he wants, I’ve seen and worked on the plans. Design is done-FEMA has just not give the project the green light yet.


2 posted on 04/06/2009 6:22:33 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

Why the hell would FEMA do that? Why not the BOP? And why in Louisiana?


3 posted on 04/06/2009 6:24:39 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

Isn’t Plaquemines Parrish in LA under sea level as is New Orleans?


4 posted on 04/06/2009 6:24:51 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot
You know, if even that pessimistic emo Glenn Beck doesn't worry about it...

It must be an exaggerated threat.

(And yes, I do listen to Beck on the headphones whilst working late at night.)

Cheers!

5 posted on 04/06/2009 6:26:35 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: K-oneTexas

I don’t know what to tell you. The SOB is HUGE.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 6:28:12 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cardinal4

I didn’t ask much-I was there to work with the architect on the project. Why they would put it there?-I have no idea.


7 posted on 04/06/2009 6:29:24 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

These where really big conspiracies during President Bush’s term, the leftists swore up and down he would cancel the election, become a dictator, and lock them up. They have resurfaced with some Presidential directives authorizing military bases to be used for housing individuals in a ‘national emergency’..

They are a continual archetype of the controllers versus the controlled in literary mythology. There is always the plot of complete removal of freedoms in masse. Unfortunately, history has given us two examples under the National Socialists in Germany and the Gulags in Soviet Russia.


8 posted on 04/06/2009 6:30:56 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

I do have reservations about the FACT of camps being built inside military bases. To house in emergency or not, it’s not comforting with this ‘regime’ in power.


9 posted on 04/06/2009 6:32:19 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

So how do you know its purpose?

It seems odd they would contract with someone with the propensity to squeal on the net when there are so many military and FEMA architects that are won’t blab.


10 posted on 04/06/2009 6:33:20 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

I find it ironic all these theories that sounded outgageous when Bush was in office are actually coming true under Obama. But if we were to say the same thing, we sound kooky, but it’s a fact. A not reported by MSM fact, but fact nonetheless.


11 posted on 04/06/2009 6:33:35 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine

Read “Foucault’s Pendulum”, it is a great novel on how these conspiracies can be self fulfilling or, more often than not, people see what they want. It could be the left, obsessed with the fiction under Bush, have gotten the idea in their mind, and are fulfilling their own prophesy. Or it could be that we have been accused so much of being part of the conspiracy, that it is a thought implanted in our own minds, thus, we see what we want or expect (Rorschach test).


12 posted on 04/06/2009 6:36:59 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Because It’s called Plaquemines Parris Prison, and I was told by the design firm that it is for FEMA. You’re assuming I’ve been contracted by FEMA-I’ve not. And “military architects” and “FEMA architects”-don’t design prisons-design firms who specialize in correctional facilities design prisons. And as far as “blabbing”-the project will be publicly bid and built so there’s nothing secret about it. (at this time information about the project is somewhat limited, but it’s out there).


13 posted on 04/06/2009 6:40:02 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (to quote Freud). Sometimes a regular old prison is just a prison.


14 posted on 04/06/2009 6:41:28 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville
Here's what they're building
15 posted on 04/06/2009 6:41:39 PM PDT by oldvike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

How about the concentration camp underneath the Denver International Airport? Is that just for the western region?

(That conspiracy theory started twelve years ago on the net.)

I used to casually dismiss these things, but now that we have a megalomaniacal despot for a President, I don’t know....


16 posted on 04/06/2009 6:42:00 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Yup.


17 posted on 04/06/2009 6:42:35 PM PDT by oldvike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville
BTW, you do know that the old prison (800 bed) in Plaquemines Parris parish in Pointe-a-la-Hache, was destroyed in Katerina. There is a good chance that rebuilding may come out of FEMA funding, nothing conspiratorial. FEMA funding is part of rebuilding a lot of different projects in the area.
18 posted on 04/06/2009 6:45:41 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: oldvike

that’s probably it, but the plans are for a four story (elevated buildings) with about 600,000 s.f of roof area.


19 posted on 04/06/2009 6:47:34 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Good points.


20 posted on 04/06/2009 6:49:02 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Palladin

Lets not forget the detention center under Raco field in Michigan’s UP. ;~)


21 posted on 04/06/2009 6:50:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville; All

The prision was destroyed during Katrina and FEMA is pushing the money for its rapid reconstruction.

Please stop your nonsensical posts. Beck is right, we have real fish to fry and your tinfoil mind is distracting us.

You can find the information here:

http://www.fema.gov/library/file;jsessionid=38F373934108D6932FD4EF77833F0724.Worker2Library?type=publishedFile&file=ppso_det_fac_public_notice.pdf&fileid=706c7070-1552-11de-9100-001185636a87

Here is an excerpt:

“On August 29, 2005, The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility, located at 110
Prison Road, in Braithwaite, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish, was severely damaged by storm
surge, rain, and high winds stemming from Hurricane Katrina. Following the disaster, the
applicant applied for and was subsequently awarded funds to pay for the demolition and
reconstruction of the detention facility. The duration of the construction period for the
replacement facility is expected to be between 48 and 60 months. In order to facilitate operation
of the Plaquemines Parish criminal justice system in the interim, and to mitigate costs associated
with housing detainees in Jefferson Parish, the applicant proposes to construct a temporary
detention facility, located in the vicinity of latitude 29.5986, and longitude -89.8247, which lies
immediately southwest from the existing facility, on a parcel owned by the applicant, bounded to
the northeast by LA Hwy. 39, to the southeast by forested property owned by Henry E.
Duplessis, to the southwest by River Road, and to the northwest by forested property owned by
P.F. Williams. The proposed concrete structure would cover an area of approximately 94,100
square feet. Although this would be a temporary facility, it would be constructed in accordance
with applicable codes and standards regarding construction of penal detention facilities.”


22 posted on 04/06/2009 6:51:46 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: mnehring
In general, after each new adminstration, back to Johnson, thre are some on the losing side who think that the new incumbent will establish concentration camps and cancel elections. Check it out, historically.

The web makes it easier than ever to find old ephemera (e.g., "The Report from Iron Mountain")

23 posted on 04/06/2009 6:55:22 PM PDT by BohDaThone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

I remember laughing at the lefties and all those Bush conspiracies.

I don’t believe there was so much dangerous legislation and governmental action during his term though.

The conspiracy theorists could be right this time.


24 posted on 04/06/2009 7:19:43 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mnehring
“Foucault’s Pendulum”

I am going to have to pick this up. If you say it's good then I'll take your word for it. I trust your judgement mnehring. Your one of the best posters here (no ass kiss) lol.
25 posted on 04/06/2009 7:27:30 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

Is REX 84 real or not?


26 posted on 04/06/2009 7:30:10 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

I suppose you can say there have only been 2 if only read the 20th century.

Before, there was Xerxes, Saul, Herod, and Julius Caesar.

For that matter, how about Castro in Cuba, Ortega in Nicaragua, Mugabe in Rhodesia, Khomeini in Iran... probably a few I missed.

...and Chavez now.


27 posted on 04/06/2009 7:31:18 PM PDT by cybervyk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: randomhero97

lol, thanks.. it is actually considered one of the best 20th century novels, the author, Umberto Eco also wrote “The Name of the Rose”, another classic.


28 posted on 04/06/2009 7:34:29 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: oldvike

I’m just so proud of glenn for debunking this i think i’m gonna cry. Check out twitter.com/bannernews for more.


29 posted on 04/06/2009 7:40:18 PM PDT by Joseph ny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

The legal authority for operating these facilities is available here from the US Army web site.
This has been out there for years ... no conspiracy just an open fact.

http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r210_35.pdf


30 posted on 04/06/2009 7:40:18 PM PDT by PeteCat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PeteCat

Despite the sinister sounding name, all that document is is guidelines for using current prisoners for labor project, such as when you see road crews cleaning up all the time. Nothing sinister in the actual contents. It basically outlines if prisoners can be used for these projects on military bases such as what they are used for on civilian projects.


31 posted on 04/06/2009 7:46:52 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Yes, you read it. They are proposing using inmates arrested by civilian authorities. They are interested in the better-behaved less hard-core types. Gathering up a crowd that demonstrates when they aren’t supposed to would qualify. (Provided they didn’t break anything or assault anyone, etc). People who are reluctant to leave their neighborhoods when instructed to would also be candidates. Maybe even being homeless would qualify - but there is considerable resistance to criminalizing homelessness. This is a mechanism to hold relatively large numbers of soft-core ‘arrestees’ or perhaps even ‘detainees’.
It certainly exists to be sure as do the campuses for holding these persons.


32 posted on 04/06/2009 9:13:08 PM PDT by PeteCat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: mrmargaritaville

“He can pooh-pooh it all he wants, I’ve seen and worked on the plans.”

Aren’t you concerned they will make you the first inmate for spilling the beans?


33 posted on 04/07/2009 7:37:33 AM PDT by yazoo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Note: this topic is from April 6th. This "gov't has prepared concentration camps" crap has been around since the mid-1970s at least -- I heard a goofy black racist hiss about it in a communications class speech she had to give.
34 posted on 04/26/2009 9:00:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson