Martial Law and the Economy:
Is Homeland
Security Preparing
for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

By Ellen Brown,
author of Web of Debt


Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. [Please see our article, "AN AMERICAN COUP D'ETAT."]

An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that's enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. [Please see our article, "MOVING CLOSER TO A FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON."]

The question is, why?

Recently revealed statements by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis in October 2008 could give some insights into that question. An article on BBC News on September 21, 2013, drew from an explosive autobiography called Power Trip by Brown's spin doctor Damian McBride, who said the prime minister was worried that law and order could collapse during the financial crisis. McBride quoted Brown as saying:

"If the banks are shutting their doors, and the cash points aren't working, and people go to Tesco [a grocery chain] and their cards aren't being accepted, the whole thing will just explode.

Shattered windows at Tesco

"If you can't buy food or petrol or medicine for your kids, people will just start breaking the windows and helping themselves.

"And as soon as people see that on TV, that's the end, because everyone will think that's OK now, that's just what we all have to do. It'll be anarchy. That's what could happen tomorrow."

How to deal with that threat? Brown said,

Hank Paulson

"We'd have to think: do we have curfews, do we put the Army on the streets, how do we get order back?"

McBride wrote in his book Power Trip, "It was extraordinary to see Gordon so totally gripped by the danger of what he was about to do, but equally convinced that decisive action had to be taken immediately." He compared the threat to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Fear of this threat was echoed in September 2008 by US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who reportedly warned that the US government might have to resort to martial law if Wall Street were not bailed out from the credit collapse. [Please see our article, "BE CONCERNED! BE VERY CONCERNED! - DETENTION CAMPS ARE COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU."]

Detention camps for average Americans are closer than you think

The Next Time WILL Be Different

What triggered the 2008 crisis was a run, not in the conventional banking system, but in the "shadow" banking system, a collection of non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to traditional commercial banks but are unregulated.  They include hedge funds, money market funds, credit investment funds, exchange-traded funds, private equity funds, securities broker dealers, securitization and finance companies. Investment banks and commercial banks may also conduct much of their business in the shadows of this unregulated system. [Please see our article, "PONZI SCHEMES, THE INVESTMENT CRAZE, AND THE "END OF DAYS."]

The shadow financial casino has only grown larger since 2008; and in the next Lehman-style collapse, government bailouts may not be available.

Casino capitalism


When depositors cannot access their bank accounts to get money for food for the kids, they could well start breaking store windows and helping themselves

Governments in Europe are also shying away from further bailouts. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) in Switzerland has therefore required the systemically risky banks to devise "living wills" setting forth what they will do in the event of insolvency. The template established by the FSB requires them to "bail in" their creditors; and depositors, it turns out, are the largest class of bank creditor. [Please see our article, "THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE EURO."]

When depositors cannot access their bank accounts to get money for food for the kids, they could well start breaking store windows and helping themselves. Worse, they might plot to overthrow the financier-controlled government. Witness Greece, where increasing disillusionment with the ability of the government to rescue the citizens from the worst depression since 1929 has precipitated riots and threats of violent overthrow. [Please see our article, "THE GREEK CRISIS AND THE INEVITABLE AMERICAN MILITARY INTERVENTION."]

Fear of that result could explain the massive, government-authorized spying on American citizens, the domestic use of drones, and the elimination of due process and of "Posse Comitatus" (the federal law prohibiting the military from enforcing "law and order" on non-federal property). Constitutional protections are being thrown out the window in favor of protecting the elite class in power ... [Please see our article, "TO THE BARRICADES! - The Super-Rich: Sleeping with Guns under Their Pillows."]


"A measure of wheat for a penny [literally - denarius, a Greek coin which represented a WHOLE DAYS wages in the ancient world], and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Rev. 6:6) [Please see our article, "Moving Closer to a Financial Armageddon."]

The oppression of
the rich over the poor

The backdrop or environment in which the "end of the age" plays itself out - the framework around which all the great events of the "latter years" revolve - is the oppression of the POOR by the RICH. (Rev. 6:6)

  • Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books, including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her 200-plus blog articles are at EllenBrown.com.

More next time.

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