VIA| Why are new strip malls, closed strip malls, shopping malls and even schools being designed with what clearly looks like guard towers – and in a manner that would easily give way to them becoming FEMA camps?

While some would call this paranoid, tinfoil hat wearing stuff, if you believe that the economy will collapse then surely you must believe that the government know of and is preparing for this event – preparing for massive civil unrest and millions upon millions upon millions of hungry, angry Americans.

There’s and estimated 800 FEMA camps in the U.S., which can hold an average of around 20,000 people. That’s only 16 million people.

Where do the rest go in the event of massive civil unrest?

According to some architects, there are many newly created facilities around the United States that can serve the same purpose as these FEMA camps with just a tiny bit of retrofitting.

As architects have now confirmed to Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show, there is just no legitimate reason that guard towers should be built on malls, schools or closed strip malls.

By accounts from just about every notable economist out there, the United States economy will soon fall – most call for collapse by the end of the year. If and when this happens, there will be millions of hungry people as supermarkets only carry 1-2 weeks of food on hand.

Then you have utilities shutting down for lack of an economy and all the looting and fight over resources. How many can actually hold up in there own homes under these conditions? The government must surely be planning for the eventual herding of its population into camps to handle the crisis.

No we have architects who are as concerned as we all are. The allegations of paranoia and unfounded conclusion will fade into the background after these accounts.



This photo is what started the controversy of guard towers being needlessly built on public structures. From the air, the guard towers stick out like a sore thumb. The only thing missing is customers.



An “elite” school in Brooklyn. The picture says it all.


A Denver Metropolitan school complete with a Marana mall type of guard tower.


“FEMA” mall in Tampa.

From a layman’s perspective, I could not see any justification for addition of guard towers to a malls. I reasoned that the addition of a guard tower structure had to be time consuming and very expensive. When I first published my observations, I was besieged with allegations that I was suffering from extreme paranoia and was imagining all of this. Yet, my readers and listeners responded with dozens of examples of what I was trying to alert the public to in that our public structures were increasingly resembling a prison facility.




FEMA Camps have spread like a bad cold. However, the FEMA camp facilities are only capable of housing about 800,000 detainees. Therefore, the conversion of existing structures into makeshift FEMA Camps is needed. And now we are receiving confirmation from architects which tells us that guard towers on shopping malls and schools are not normal or natural.

Nothing happens in isolation, and in the context of the martial law drill, Jade Helm 15, it was quite clear that DHS and FEMA were preparing for mass detentions in numbers which would greatly exceed the estimated 800 FEMA camps currently in existence. As an aside, do you remember when FEMA was cornered with proof as to the existence of FEMA camps and they said that they would only be used in the event of a mass immigration event due to an external cause? Well, we know this is a lie because we have and still continue to experience mass immigration. Some demographers estimate the number of illegal aliens residing inside the United States is between 30-35 million and this administration continues to allow the inflow to continue, unabated as President Obama keeps pushing for wholesale citizenship. None of these people are ending up in FEMA camps, nor should they. Our government and our corporations want them here. If President Obama and his corporate benefactors did not want them here, they would not be here. Obama’s people are doing a great job keeping the oppressed Syrian Christians, Obama could do the same to any immigrant group. Do not blame the people, blame Obama and the greedy corporations that he is beholding to, but I digress.

Not one illegal alien has been put in a FEMA camp. When one of these people commits a crime, they are typically deported to only enter the country again. Yes, this is how much this administration loves you, the middle class American. The FEMA cover story that FEMA camps were built to house illegal aliens is laughable. So, why are these guard towers being built into architectural genre of our malls and schools?


I have heard from over a dozen architects who all say the same thing; Guard towers built upon shopping malls and schools serve no legitimate purpose. They are costly, they do not add to the aesthetics of the structure so as to attract customers or students and they serve no purpose in relation to the structure that they are attached to. Here are two examples of architects who have contacted me in support of what I have already printed on this topic.

Dear Dave, 

I have been reading your accounts of guard towers being built on various structures around the United States, Canada and even Great Britain. Your concerns echo what many of my colleagues feel as well. I work in various aspects ofcommercial design and  I work with a team, from other backgrounds in planning and supervising construction of malls. It is pointless to voice our opinion that guard tower structures are a waste of time, space, material and money. If we persisted with this assessment, it is clear that we would be immediately terminated or we would lose contracts.  Dave, although you know my name, please do not release my name or refer to my firm for all the apparent reasons.  Thank you.

When an architectural team designs a mall, they work very hard at having the various structures complement each other. The purpose is to create a functional commercial community as well as a warm, inviting atmosphere where people where let their “guard” down and are willing to spend their money. We want to design structures that sell ease if accessm beauty and comfort. Guard towers do not add to this architectural objective.

When I first raised the question of why so many malls were having EXPENSIVE and utterly useless guard tower structures built on the corners of malls, I was told that it was what the client requested. As I attended many pre-planning and construction meetings, I discovered that representatives of the “client” did want the guard tower structures even though there was never a legitimate explanation offered. I challenged one representative by telling him the structure would substantially drive up costs, served no aesthetic purpose and would draw hard to labor away from the the construction of the mall and delay the completion of the main structures comprising the mall. In this business where time is money and construction completion dates are of a high priority, the insistence of the clients who want “elevated structures” made no sense.

 I was firmly told to drop the subject.

Then one day I was reading one of your articles and you mentioned that Simon Properties, the “biggest owner of malls in North America,” had made a deal with DHS to house people during an emergency. This discovery scared the holy s___ out of me because I realized that you were correct and these malls could quickly become detention facilities…. There is no doubt in my mind.