Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Suppression of Dissent

Here is the opportunity you have been waiting for; to get back at your obnoxious brother-in-law, to get revenge on an employee of the DMV who kept you waiting four hours or the merchant whose stated policy wasn’t to your liking. Here’s your golden moment for revenge. Simply follow the instructions as suggested by the White House and create a life of horror for any of the individuals cited above.

“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov . ”

I dearly love the choice of the word “fishy.” This was no doubt selected by Rahm “dead fish” Emanuel since that appears to have been his weapon of choice. Apparently he mailed a fish wrapped in newspaper as a warning to an opponent in a political battle. Old habits die hard.

Of course the administration will never think of using the accumulated millions of expressions of opposition to the healthcare initiative as an enemies list. Those names would never show up at the FBI, the IRS, or the CIA for “further investigation.” There are endless bureaus, boards, and panels in Washington who have the capacity to do irreparable harm to any citizen with the temerity to complain.

In simple truth, what they fear is not messages sent on the back channel but rather the extremely overt complaints which are delivered through letters to the editor, commenters at Town Hall meeting throughout the country, and confrontations at the offices of elected officials. Unlike the occluded behavior from the White House, the citizenry is open and shouting from the house tops their objection to the government’s bogus take-over of 16% (and growing) of the US total spending.

This outrageous request could easily have been penned by Dr. Joseph Goebbels or Heinrich Himmler. The alternative should have been spelled out as well; “We have our ways!” The ReichsfuhrerSS Himmler, an expert at disposal of dissenters (at least 6 million Jews plus Poles, homosexuals and others) would have found the above quote quite to his liking. Both of these guys came in to the Nazi Party at its origin and stayed to the end. In 1931 they both appeared quite benign and offered little threat. We now know how that turned out.

Although the quote seems quite childish now, it is revealing in its insidious nature and intent. It is simply one more piece in the continuing assembly of a mosaic of oppression. Had the Germans recognized the problem in 1931 it is highly unlikely they would have supported the principal actors. This entire matter raises some highly conspicuous warning flags which our citizens disregard at their peril. You personally run the risk of having your name submitted to the White House as a disgruntled person operating under their radar.

Can you see the danger in this approach? Will you live to regret your ignorance of this impending threat? Feel free to now turn me in: my doom is sealed anyway.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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