The idea that there has to be precedent for the government to turn the military on the populace is weak. Government monitoring of all citizens is unprecedented, but that's not stopping them. It won't stop the government when it comes to violence, either.
What are you talking about?Propaganda doesn't work as well when you are trying to convince the nation that as much as one third of the populace are terrorists. This is how it would go if it were a small group resisting, but good luck with that.
The instant a citizen was killed for not giving up their guns, the gov't will have done the most to recruit rebels they can.
That said, propaganda has been used to convince people that 47% of Americans are lazy and that worked pretty well. Lots of people believe it, even people who are part of that 47%.
What is all of this nonsense about the media? The mainstream media is just a propaganda arm of the federal government. The government doesn't value anyone (unless they're wealthy), brown, white, foreign, or American. It's only a matter of time before the practices being used overseas are used on US soil.The citizens in other countries aren't worth as much to the media as American citizens. Unless the gov't has complete control of the press before they crackdown on American citizens, I don't see gov't being able to stop the groundswell support those killed by the gov't would receive.
Collateral damage brown people on the other side of the world are a damn sight different [to the media] than white people here.