Tyranny has come to the shores of the United States under the color of medical martial law, and if American’s are not careful its not just their constitutional rights that are in jeopardy; but life and even liberty itself is potentially at stake as millions willingly line up to trade freedom for security. Following the declaration of a national emergency, Uncle Sam has effectively taken the gloves off the limitations to government overreach in what has set the stage for a no holds barred street fight in cities and towns across the nation. The pandora’s box to martial law opened in the form of a weaponized coronavirus with a glimpse of hell waiting inside to spring out from within.
“My wife had sent me a link to the state of Washington,” explained ESPN MMA analyst Chael Sonnen (R) in his March 12, 2020 YouTube video titled, “Will Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fight in front of empty seats?” According to Sonnen, “Now understand, I live in Oregon. Oregon and Washington geographically touch each other, the two states touch. Washington state invoked, directed an executive order by the Governor, invoked no events can take place in Washington and they defined events as anything that brings in 250 people or greater together. Now I fully suspect that Oregon is going to follow suit on that,” explained Sonnen.
It wouldn’t take long for Sonnen’s predictions to prove prophetic and true according to a March 12, 2020 Sherdog.com article titled, “UFC Portland on April 11 Relocated to Las Vegas At UFC Apex.” According to the author Jay Pettry, “Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an order on the coronavirus on Thursday, prohibiting all gatherings of 250 people or more. This includes all sporting events, and will be in effect until April 8. While the event takes place three days later than the expiration of this order, it is unclear if it will be extended in the event of an uptick in the outbreak of the virus.”
In attempting to look ahead to the future, Sonnen went on to discourse on the possibility of the UFC, “Bringing in pay-per-view level quality fights, taking some of that energy and some of that live audience and its support out of it, which would be unusual, but we’re in an experimental phase,” in playing as Sonnen described it, “the Superbowl in absolute silence.” With limitations and restrictions on large crowds, Sonnen is proposing that the worlds premiere leader in mixed martial arts go solo in removing the audience from the equation altogether.
While unusual, the idea would just be the latest oddity in a string of weird, strange and out of the ordinary circumstances and events plaguing combat sports throughout 2020 alone.
“In many ways,” explained Sonnen, “it could absolutely change the business model of mixed martial arts and I think you fans would be stunned if you realized how little a promoter counts on a live gate,” explained the former UFC middleweight title contender.
In explaining that the UFC executives may have just found yet another way to work the system in trimming excess fat off the bone, Sonnen went on to explore the question of, “Now does the UFC still hold that event at the Barclays Center? Would there be any reason to have a $100,000 building on a 24-hour lease to come in and do a build-out just to set the cameras up and hold an event or do you just move the show to the Apex? And if you’ve got to move the show to the Apex, I just pointed out Tony vs Khabib for fun because I know that’s a big pay-per-view, big fight that you guys are looking forward to, but why would it end there?” asked Sonnen.
“How long is this ban going to be a thing? How long are we going to be dealing with it? I don’t think that any of us have that answer. But if you subscribe to the idea that the show is going to go on, it would make things really easy to just have a different venue, which already happens to be built in the backyard, which happens to be called the Apex,” Sonnen explained.
“I’m proposing for you that if this experiment goes through, if some pay-per-views get pulled because of this crowd issue and those matches take place in front of the lights and camera at the Apex, and ESPN is still there to distribute, you could literally if you had success in that, and again its an experiment, but if you had success you could literally open everybody’s eyes in leadership to something. Realize there is some fat on the bone that, that traveling around the world may not be totally necessary. There is many ways that this plays out that would revolutionize the sport,” explained Sonnen.
Indeed, the foundation for this transition seems to have already been laid according to a June 18, 2019 MMAMania.com article titled, “State-of-the-art UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas officially open for business.” According to the report, “With over 50,000 square-feet of production space, UFC APEX will allow the promotion to control all of the behind-the scenes action and production for events all around the world,” writes author Adam Guillen Jr.
“UFC APEX is going to be a massive game changer for combat sports and for UFC,” the MMAMania.com report quoted UFC president Dana White as stating.
It would seem that with all of the talk of state-of-the-art production facilities and controlling the behind-the-scenes action that the UFC is increasingly inching into the world of professional wrestling and Hollywood cinematic glory where fans are fed a pseudo version of combat sport reality where virtually everything the audience is exposed to is dependent on a controlled environment. An alternate reality where everything from the vertical to the horizontal is subject to a controlled production facility, much the same as a scripted and choreographed Hollywood movie fight scene. And while the UFC is making plans to move forward into the future with a skeleton audience in attendance, it appears as if their chief competitor and rival in the combat sports entertainment industry is moving into the opposite direction, at least for the time being.
According to a March 13, 2020 Sherdog.com article titled, “Bellator MMA Changes Course, Cancels Bellator 241,” author Jay Pettry writes that, “Bellator MMA has made the decision to cancel Bellator 241 instead of going ahead with an empty arena.” According to the report, Sherdog.com’s Keith Shillan confirmed, “On Thursday that the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, was set to go ahead without fans or credentialed media in attendance. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, the organization opted to fight another day.”
The report went on to note that, “The sole remaining MMA event that will take place this weekend is UFC Fight Night 170, which takes place at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+.”
Searching for more answers, according to a March 14, 2020 Sherdog.com report titled, “UFC Plans to Relocate Next Three Events; Dana White Says ‘The Fights Will Go On’,” author Tristen Critchfield writes that, “On Saturday, UFC President Dana white revealed that the promotion will relocate its next three events due to the recent developments in the coronavirus outbreak. That begins with UFC Fight Night 171, which was slated to take place at the 02 Arena in London on March 21. A recently announced travel ban to the U.K. and Ireland forced those plans to be altered.”
So, what we have established is that the coronavirus has caused significant disruptions to the world of mixed martial arts, but when we as Americans begin to look closer as to what is actually occurring a troubling picture begins to emerge here. The first amendment of the United States constitution not only guarantee’s the right of freedom of speech and freedom of press, but the right to freedom of religion as well as the freedom to peaceably assemble. With Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) issuing an executive order prohibiting large gatherings, “social distancing” as the media is portraying it, the infringement on Americans first amendment constitutional rights begins to come into focus.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, according to a March 12, 2020 MilitaryTimes.com article titled, “Emergency declarations open option to utilize National Guard in coronavirus responses,” author Dylan Gresik writes that, “As states grapple with the growing outbreak of COVID-19, some governors have issued emergency declarations laying the groundwork to implement state-level National Guard responses.”
Which is a frightening prospect considering BusinessInsider.com is reporting that, “Close to 40 US states so far have declared states of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak,” in their March 14, 2020 article titled, “More than half of US states have declared states of emergency to fight coronavirus – here’s what it means for them.” So not only are Americans constitutional rights effectively eliminated under declarations of states of emergency, but they now face the very real possibility of military force on the streets of America under the color of medical necessity.
It is said that the only difference between socialism and communism is that under socialism, the central planning ends with the barrel of a gun. And under communism, the central planning begins with the barrel of a gun. And with the United States military activated to patrol the streets of America under medical martial law, its clear that we are not in Kansas anymore.
A March 15, 2020 OregonLive.com article even suggests curfews are ahead for the citizens of Oregon and even discusses the possibility of shutting restaurants down altogether, a measure reportedly also under consideration by California and Washington state governors Gavin Newsom (D) and Jay Inslee (D) respectively as well according to the report.
When we begin to take a step back and look at the picture from a broader perspective, an even more troubling picture begins to emerge as, “Democrats urge Trump to declare a national emergency for coronavirus, a move that would release $40 billion in funds,” according to a March 11, 2020 BusinessInsider.com article written by Gina Heeb.
As detailed in the report, $40-billion in funds is a staggering amount of money to be released to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local governments across the country who have already demonstrated a track record of trampling the first amendment and opening up the door to America’s streets being patrolled by military boots on the ground. And unfortunately, on March 14, 2020 president Trump gave into Democrat demands by declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.
“The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority,” writes Elizabeth Goiten in her February 2019 TheAtlantic.com article titled, “The Alarming Scope of the Presidents Emergency Powers.”
According to the report, “The president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.”
Other troubling information to surface from the declaration of a National Emergency include the loss of writ of habeas corpus, “That is, allow government officials to imprison people without judicial review.” The article detailed the existence of an “internet kill switch” as well as citing a 1987 Miami Herald article that detailed a “secret contingency plan” that would suspend the American constitution in the event of a major catastrophe.
“A 2007 Department of Homeland Security report lists ‘martial law’ and ‘curfew declarations’ as ‘critical tasks’ that local, state, and federal government should be able to perform in emergencies,” was also cited within the text before going on to conclude that, “The message is decidedly mixed: Claims of emergency or necessity cannot legitimize martial law … until they can."
Interestingly, as you begin to look into this topic further we find an unclassified Navy.mil document which, “Directs USNORTHCOM to execute its pandemic plan 3551-13 and supporting geographic combatant commanders (to) execute their pandemic plans in response to the novel coronavirus (NCOV) outbreak.” Which is information that suggests the military has a plan in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, one which has likely already been in the works well in advance to the publication date of this article.
“The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan,” PDF file from the CDC.gov website lays out a vast amount of information in reference to pandemic influenza in the United States, including the U.S. governments planning for a pandemic, their response, international efforts to help combat the spread of the virus and perhaps most interestingly of all a section dedicated to law enforcement, public safety and security. Nestled within, towards the end of the file on page 230 is information surrounding the military’s deployment within the United States in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak.
“Under the Insurrection Act, the President may use the National Guard (when called into Federal service), reserves (when called to active duty), and members of the Armed Forces to enforce Federal laws or to suppress the insurrection. DOD has an established protocol, the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command Civil Disturbance Plan (“Garden Plot”). Under this plan, the Attorney General is responsible for receiving and coordinating request for military assistance."
For those interested in more information, Garden Plot has since been renamed and is now known as ConPlan 3502 according to a book titled “American Coup: How a Terrified Government is Destroying our Constitution” by author William M. Arkin.
And it appears as if the UFC wasn’t the only ones prepared for the possible ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak, according to an October 3, 2019 Marine.mil memorandum titled, “Manpower Guidance for Activation and Deactivation of Reserve Component Marines Ordered to Active Duty ISO Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” the MARADMIN cancels the previous 300/14 MARADMIN and serves as the current US Marine Corps directive in support of civil authorities in times of domestic unrest until further notice.
According to the report, “If a Governor requests Federal assistance in responding to a major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in §102 of REF C) the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) may, without the consent of the member affected, order any unit, and any member not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit, of the Marine Corps Reserve to active duty for a continuous period of not more than 120 days to respond to the Governor’s request.”
Which coincidentally enough, is exactly the point the United States now finds itself in today, where governors have declared states of emergency across the country and have asked for and received Federal assistance to the tune of $40-billion dollars to be released to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid state and local authorities after the presidents declaration of a national emergency.
The very real possibility exists that the pandora’s box to martial law has been opened in the United States with a precedent set moving forward to infringe on any number of other constitutionally protected freedoms beyond the first amendment. Quite simply put, we’re not in Kansas anymore as the United States government has taken the gloves off in what could prove to be a no holds barred street fight in the towns and cities across America. With a weaponized coronavirus knocking at the door, its not just American's constitutional rights that are in jeopardy, but life and even liberty itself is at stake as tyranny comes to America’s shores.