Sunday 8 January 2012
Obama's Thought Gestapo
On January 4th, he rolled out the carpet for the new Bureau of Counterrorism. Apparently this shiny new expenditure of taxpayer dollars serves "no greater responsibility than to protect the American people."
Phew. I guess we can all breathe a sigh of relief now.
Uh-oh...hang on to that sigh......a fact sheet released by the federal government more fully outlines the department, using the vague and open-to-interpretation language we are all becoming accustomed to. Read it yourself and see if you get that warm and cozy feeling of security or if you get that itchy feeling on the back of your neck that you are witnessing the creation of a thought Gestapo.
My biggest concern comes from this section:
Countering violent extremism: To defeat terrorists, we must undermine their ability to recruit. The Bureau of Counterterrorism will focus the State Department in US government counter violent extremism......will work to delegitimize the violent extremist narrative, to develop positive alternatives for populations vulnerable to recruitment, and to build partner government and civil society capacity to counter violent extremism themselves.
In that section alone, I read this......
We, the government must defeat the insurgents by undermining their ability to spread the word about what we are doing. The Bureau will focus on getting rid of people who make too much noise....will work to censor their message on the internet, in print and over the airwaves.....will endeavour to program young people to believe that we alone are looking out for their best interests......and will strive to convince the populace that those fighting for their freedom are the enemy, and must be destroyed.
The government of the United States is striving to induce Stockholm Syndrome in it's citizens. Stockholm Syndrome is defined as " the extraordinary phenomena in which captives begin to identify with and grow sympathetic towards their captors." When you are dependant on one source for food, shelter and permission for anything that you do, you begin to see that source as something to be revered. You begin to feel sheltered by your very captor, as they lull you into a sense that they alone are caring for you.
When you add this new bureau to all of the rights claimed by the government through the NDAA, you can clearly begin to see the pieces falling into place for even more enslavement. We are now at risk from the opinion police and disagreement could be very hazardous to one's health and well-being.
Let it be known that we are smarter than that. Let it be known that we will not be drawn into a net of captivity "for our own good". We can teach our own children, we can think critically and we can defend our liberties, as they are God-given natural rights, and not privileges extended by the government.
No thanks, State Department. We don't need another branch of the Obama Thought Gestapo.