A sudden surge in research of the term “Rex 84” today sparked quite some fears and anxiety. After looking at this mysterious term on Google Trends, I did some research, which I learned that Rex 84 is a plan of the US government to be used in the case when it is necessary to “detain” large numbers of Americans in the case of civil unrest or emergency.
With just this basic info I wanted to know more. I then stumbled upon an article on Newpost Online: FEMA And REX 84: sounds too scary to be true! And quoting this very interesting article, we come to the essence of my fear and insecurity about this mere search engine phenomenon:
The scenarios established to trigger FEMA into action are generally found in the society today: economic collapse, civil unrest, drug problems, terrorist attacks, and protests against American intervention in a foreign country. All these premises exist, it could only be a matter of time in which one of these triggers the entire emergency necessary to bring FEMA into action, and then it may be too late, because under the FEMA plan, there is no contingency by which Constitutional power is restored.
According to Wikipedia: Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, is a plan by the United States federal government to test their ability to detain large numbers of American citizens in case of civil unrest or national emergency.
Wikipedia continues at the end to mention that: In 2008, for the first time an active military unit has been given a dedicated assignment stateside for civil unrest containment. It is assigned to Northcom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
Another interesting yet rather opinionated post about Rex 84 is here: U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS – FEMA AND THE REX 84 PROGRAM