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Camp For Useless Eaters


During much of this year I have sent out the warning that, while every political pundit will pick socialism or communism as the phantom that looms over the country, I would contend that the true phantom can be found materializing as despotism.

When a government entity deprives its people of meaningful social functions, or of needed and beneficial programs to the point of uselessness it places a burden on certain groups to provide these much needed programs.

The result is drones and sycophants literally slaving for their masters and acquiescing to meet the whims of their self-appointed masters. It eventually becomes clear that those who do not meet or labor on behalf of these masters that these few will eventually starve out or imprison the dissidents. This is how despotism makes examples of those who cannot function and become a burden on those who basically do what they are told.

The threat to the New World Order is often exploited and the mainstream will ridicule those who claim that ‘the fix is in’ and the blueprint evident.

The media, and even other people of the consensus, will eventually give in to the idea that the useless must forgo their right to eat, drink or even have a safe and warm place to go.

So, in most cases of despotism throughout history, the people who are termed useless are rounded up. Most are put in camps and in extreme cases are exterminated.

The reality of this has been history’s darkest pages and every group who thinks they have a reason for persecution will say that they will be the targets of a mass roundup.

The truth is, when everything we do becomes apathetic to the construct or routine, we will begin to see how people will find liberation in leaving morality behind and start making decisions about where others will have to suffer in order for the liberation to sustain its despotic hardships.

We have seen the subversion of the media. The media has declared their targets and with that so has the government. The ‘kill lists‘ and the undesirables are all a matter of record. There are those that see the slippery slope and others pretend as if there will not be one to contend with.

Not considering the slippery slope is dangerous for a democracy to survive. However we are being assure that we no longer should worry about such things and that we are to leave the worrying to paranoid conspiracy theorists that can be whittled down by vicious naysayers who function to downplay the warnings or even the realities of despotism.

We are told that population decides on its own fate. However, now with the media and with traumatic events, there comes a point of corporate arm-twisting where we are told that those we should revere, should not be trusted and those who show their criminality should be.

According to statistics provided by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans:

Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010. The number of young homeless veterans is increasing, but only constitutes 8.8% of the overall homeless veteran population…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 8% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 13% of the adult homeless populations are veterans.

Roughly 40% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.

Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50.

America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq, and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

The reason why these statistics are important is because of the fact that Columbia, South Carolina recently found a way to get rid of their homeless problem. They have decided to criminalize it. The homeless have been given a choice either they can relocate or be rounded up and placed internment camps.

What triggered this was ironically a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil rights movement. The city was planning a festival an decided that the homeless would be a blight on the celebration so an emergency meeting was held in August to take care of the homeless problem.

According to MSN Money:

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved the plan, creating special police patrols that would enforce “quality of life” laws involving loitering, public urination and other crimes not necessarily restricted to the homeless population. Those officers would then offer the homeless a choice: Go to jail for their homelessness or be shuffled to a 240-bed, 24-hour shelter on the outskirts of town, which they wouldn’t be allowed to easily leave.

That second option isn’t jail, mind you, because the homeless are being confined with the help of a local charitable organization. It’s charitable incarceration, you see. The homeless can leave, but they need to set up an appointment and be shuttled by a van.

Oh and by the way, the 240 bed 24 hour shelter is topped with razor wire and is used for FEMA refuges in case of disaster or declarations of martial law.

So I guess the idea of rounding undesirable people and putting them in FEMA camps is not conspiracy theory at all but a reality that has reared its head in Columbia, South Carolina.

We have always been warned that the biggest threat to our way of life is the impending destabilizing of the economy and the question of what to do with the haves and the have nots.

I guess we are beginning to get the answer to this question as the impending crisis is no longer impending.

Take a look at our quality of life, the various attempted uprisings, the various traumatizing shootings, the police brutality, racial tensions and anti-Semitic actions. Put that layer of crisis on a plate and ice it with worldwide financial instability.

Here you have a volatile situation where we no longer need to fear the threat of terrorism, but deal with the reality of increased violent activity based on economic and racial woes. We also see people who are left homeless and hungry in the streets freezing to death creating that unwanted image and blight on a city.

Veterans have an unfortunate disadvantage. Not only are they homeless, but many are mentally ill, and others have been singled out as possible domestic terrorists by the Department of Homeland Security.

The focus according to the new intelligence stated that right wing extremists and libertarians are likely to be your next terrorists. Veterans were also seen as a threat to the government and are on watch lists.

Could it be that the reason why they are targets is because they know what it means to defend the constitution against threats both foreign and domestic?

Robert A. Heinlein wrote:

Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms, but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners, lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, which is more significant than an all out riot.

Lately there have been a number of high profile police brutality cases and cases of unneeded lethal force used against the mentally ill. The mentally ill also have been a focus of witch hunts and open executions where the police agencies have called them heroic acts of saving people.

Don’t be fooled, all of these various cases are indicative of a despotic society, and the apathy over such things is also indicative of the populace being apathetic to the construct or the routine.

In a new sick and twisted America, the new currency is violence and cynicism. The new challenge is to sift through the conspiracy theories in order to find some sort of truth about what is really going on because of the failure of the media in challenging the motives of government and those that enforce laws on a whim. The new militant enforcement of “obey or else” is failing and Americans are dying and there is no accountability as to why.

We are beginning to see why the so-called internment or FEMA camps were created in the first place.

Once a national security state has created a culture of fear and suppressed dissent, it may safely consolidate power, with minimal questioning by the media or challenges from dissident voices. When a government consolidates its power it is able to change without much rebellion. Policies, laws, and even constitutions are rewritten and soon the very thing you feared about your government becomes evident.

Is the extremist attitude taking hold in this country and is the rounding up of the homeless something that we support? Is it also the attitude of the new America that veterans whom we are taught fought for our freedoms are now targets by the new and improved militarized police? Out of those veterans, is rounding them up and putting them in camps what we want for America?

Through the use of manipulation, intimidation, scapegoating, surveillance, social war, civil war, and murder we eventually realize that our government is no better than a criminal family or mob.

The thought of exiling the homeless and lowering them to the Nazi-equivalent of sifting the human material is an indication of where our moral compass has gone. The way we have treated our veterans tells us that we are only giving lip service when we thank them for their service.


11/11: Camp For Useless Eaters | Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

[…] As America gives lip service to honoring veterans today, some cities are following Big Brother’s real marching orders and are just locking up the homeless since “returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.“. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis sends you away to the ‘Camp For Useless Eaters‘! […]


You mentioned “South Carolina recently found a way to get rid of their homeless problem. They have decided to criminalize it.”, that you almost covered that and made a show about it last week. Anyway, I don’t know if this place is “criminalizing” it, but they sure are looking to move them out of town, which puts them further away from day-labor, allot of rental properties, and other opportunities;

I bet if one were to look around more, much like the criminalizing feeding the homeless kinda spread everywhere, this issue either already has, or is about to.

Here’s a little more, though not all to same extent;

It’s even catching on in the UK;

vera fryman

i think as americans we should take care of the ones that layed their life down for us there should be no homeless people here exspecialy the veterans its crazy to think how every one just takes advantage of their service to protect this nation and then stops caring we all as american people should reach a hand out and help our homeless people back up on their feet no one should ever have to sleep outside or go hungry

linda barnett

In socialist countries they socially engineer the unwanted people. They put them out in the boonies in complexes where they live
and they are pretty much allowed to drink themselves to death if they are viewed as incorrigible, ie., not wanting to change. I am
specifically using finland as an example because I have relatives there. I think any one of these vets with issues is 1000 times
more precious to our country than the political garbage in d.c. that pass as human beings. In order to be fully human you need
to have empathy for your fellow man. Sorry, if you do not care about the weakest people among us, you are deficient. Maybe
some mental counseling is needed THERE. Yeah, we have a mental illness problem in the u.s., let’s start with the sociopaths.
they actually hurt people.

Benjamin DaLefthanded

I love your show and always find it very stimulating and thoughtful. I live in Columbia SC and actually work at your supposed Homeless FEMA Internment Camp. Which is located at 190 Calhoun Street There is not barbed wire on top of the fence,that surround the 2 acres the shelter is on. The gates are only locked from 12AM to 4:30 AM to prevent people from entering the property. Any of the guest at our shelter can leave at any time, they just have to turn in there ID’s. We provide food,clothing,shelter ,beds,showers,and hygine products,plus transportation to designated stops. Christ Central Mission is affiliated with over 40 missions where they help homeless men women children veterans transition back into society, and drug and alcho. rehab programs, plus a college in Wagner SC.Pastor Jimmy Jones ,Pastor Breen and the Director of the Shelter are all very commendable men. I really wish you would of gotten your facts straight before you went on national air and delivered this slanderous false message of fear mongering. If you would like to volunteer at the shelter please contact [email protected] .


If this is true providing video interviews (especially from your guests/residents) and of the facility would go a long ways to easing minds. People everywhere have been talking about this. It is very upsetting. So far I have not seen video or heard from any of the homeless in SC.

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