What a Military and Martial Law Would Look Like After a Social Collapse
The premise of martial law in America – that the United States is on the verge of societal collapse – has not been confined to a handful of paranoid skeptics. One only has to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper to realize that the United States is not the powerful and prosperous nation it once was.
If social decay slowly sets in and American society increasingly crumbles, some believe that a martial law will be announced, with the military taking over most police functions.
In August 2012, Ignor Panarin, Dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry School for future diplomats, stated that President Obama would announce martial law in America by the end of 2012.
Referencing US bank bailouts as being proof the US is no longer the global dominating economy, and the horrific school shootings that have occurred in the U.S. in recent years, Panarin compared America to Nazi Germany, blaming the U.S. for the global financial crisis that destroyed the Russian economy.
“There’s a 55 – 45% chance right now that disintegration will occur,” said Igor Panarin in 2012. (1)
Of course the end of 2012 has come and gone, and President Obama has not announced martial law. Although judging by the amount of social unrest still prevalent in America, thoughts of the government’s use of martial law to quell the public are at the fore.
Martial Law in America and Societal Disintegration