“Beer flu” and FEMA camps (revisited)

For decades, I’ve been hearing and reading rumors and tales of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) concentration and re-education camps across the Fifty States. Some have mapped hundreds of locations.

Now, the fears of new corona virus (nicknamed “Beer Flu” by some because of the similarity with the Mexican beer name) may be reviving those rumors. As Americans are brought back home to the Fifty States, they are being quarantined in military bases. A San Diego station reports on four, including MCAS Miramar and Travis AFB in California, Lackland AFB in Texas, and Fort Carson, Colorado. March Air Reserve Base in California already houses several hundred.

Of particular interest is another site, located even deeper inland than Fort Carson. According to an Omaha Paper, Camp Ashland, Nebraska is another quarantine location. Camp Ashland, in Eastern Nebraska on the Platte River, is a Nebraska Army National Guard post (since 1906), and relatively isolated from major population areas, unlike the others listed. And of course, it has the dreaded “camp” name.

I find it fascinating that Camp Ashland has been selected, for one major reason. As this story reports, Camp Ashland (51 of 62 buildings) was severely damaged in last Spring’s major flooding, and work is still on-going to repair the work. In fact, it was on the 3rd of February (4 days ago as I write this), that Congress approved $63 million to rebuild much of the damage (although the camp has been operating on a limited basis), according to this report.

The point is: IF there are FEMA camps as people have been claiming for years, why aren’t THEY being used to protect both the potentially-infected people AND the population of these Fifty States.

After all, the Beer Flu is following the same track of infection and spread as did the deadly Spanish Influenza in 1918-1919. A pandemic that ultimately killed 60 million people in a much less-populated world. The death toll from new coronavirus is already nearing a thousand. (Admitted to by China – there obviously may be many more.) And the number of ill (again as admitted by China) is pushing 40,000, and claimed by some to be more than 100,000.

And human-to-human transmission has been demonstrated both in China and other nations, including California.

It would seem that isolating those who may be carriers, but still with the disease in incubation, is a wise idea. And many of those may very quickly need significant medical care. And if the death toll continues to accelerate, there will be the need to deal with the dead. (And it is claimed by some that the dead bodies STILL can transmit the disease to people.) Incubation can take up to two weeks, and the disease can last more weeks.

And honestly, even if only SOME of the people flying back from China (and other areas and sources of infection) were exposed and caught the Beer Flu originally, they are and will be in close contact with people who were! It may be that the quarantined people are just large pools of infection!

All of these things are close to what has been claimed for FEMA camps: forced isolation, long-term quarantine, massive medical support, and the regimentation and reeducation many medical personnel and bureaucrats believe necessary.

As far as I remember and can find, none of these six identified locations have been claimed to be FEMA camp locations in the past.

So – I can think of two alternatives:

  1. The FEMA camps are being kept in reserve for the anticipated (or planned?) civil disruption in the Fifty States expected in the 2020 election year (and heralded by this week’s events), so they don’t dare contaminate them with Beer Flu, or have them full of sick people.
  2. The FEMA camps don’t exist. And the FedGov has little or no plan for dealing with crises like this – so they are shooting from the hip.

Either way, it bodes ill for the people of the Fifty States. Way too much of the current situation in China, and developing in the Fifty States and elsewhere is very reminiscent of the plot of The Last Centurion, a novel by John Ringo published in 2008. (As I sit here in South Dakota with a daytime high of 19F, instead of balmy 70F temps called for by “manmade global warming, it seems even more like the story, which included a massive global cooling caused by a solar minimum – something we are now seeing.)

So what do lovers of liberty do? Make sure that we are prepared, both for the disease and for the bumbling and probably misguided efforts by government to “protect” us while at the same time, using it as yet another excuse to take and exercise more power over us.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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3 Responses to “Beer flu” and FEMA camps (revisited)

  1. Darkwing says:

    There are over 2 dozen closed military bases, that were closed in the mid 90’s, I worked for the military at the time. These facilities were to be turned over to the local government, only 2 were, the rest were not for environmental reason. BS. take a guess why?


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Were you part of the 1995 BRAC? Which two bases were actually closed and turned over to someone else? The “FEMA Camp” lists I’ve seen posted don’t identify any of that cohort, unless some were added since the last time I studied those lists. Many of the lists I’ve seen have completely bogus sites designated, on which there is nothing (or very little) remaining, or which have been totally commercialized, but I’m always curious to learn more.


      • Darkwing says:

        I was part of the BRAC. There was a navy air base at Jacksonville, FL and an army base in new england, VT of MASS. There are three marine corp bases in southern CA, two near SF north CA, It has been a long time


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