A popular conspiracy theory for the easily fooled or for fans of the Deus Ex video game series, is that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in fact a shadow government, getting ready to swoop in and gather up dissidents and put them into concentration camps. The most extreme examples of this conspiracy theory even claim that these camps already exist, and give detailed maps, such as the one above. On the map, one will find reported locations of facilities developed to contain dissidents. The reported cause for this roundup? Most often, when the North American Union, where Canada and Mexico merge with the United States, is announced, a grand uprising would spring up, and these camps are designed to contain those protesters for use as slave labor under the new supra-national governing body. This of course is rubbish, and any historical discussion will find that in fact the path to integration is not the surrendering of US sovereignty, but instead the democratic annexation of Canada and Mexico, adding dozens of new states to the union. The failure to grasp this is that those who fear change do not understand what the Federal government is in the first place.
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