Patrick Madrid’s Paranoia

Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid is convinced they’re out to get him. He is sure that the US government is preparing secret detention camps to house unruly Catholics who dare to oppose abortion.

His source, WND, which says,

According to the text of the proposed bill, the purpose of the National Emergency Centers is “to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster.”

He’s also worried by the report from last fall’s Army Times that (Pat’s words)

the U.S. military has just recently redeployed a full combat brigade, formerly engaged in combat operations in Iraq, to take up duty right here in the United States — in preparation for massive “civil unrest.”

“Redeployed” means “brought home.” How many are we talking about? Let’s say 3500 (based on the Army’s new model for consistent size of a brigade). Compare that to the 350,000  soldiers in the Army National Guard, not to mention the tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at places like Fort Hood, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Fort Sill, Fort Polk, etc., etc., etc. How does a single brigade increase any kind of threat to, well, anything?