Monday, December 6, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Janet Napolitano is joining forces with Walmart (insert joke here) to promote a 'IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING' campaign.

The campaign encourages people to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement agencies. This would include not only terrorism related items but also general law breakers.

What do you think about this? Is it too big brotherish or is it asking us to be good citizens and keep an eye out for each other?


Ticker said...

What do I say? Germany, 1938!
I rest my case.

Always On Watch said...

report suspicious activity

GWB stated something very similar right after 9/11, I think.

However, Napolitano has quite a different reputation than GWB.

I do find the timing of this increased awareness quite interesting. In my view, BHO is trying to shore up his governance by focusing on the Islamic threat -- without that name, of course.

Either that, or this administration really does have some kind of intelligence that an attack is in the last of the planning stages.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I'm not sure I go this far. That was my gut reaction, given this administrations history.

I don't think this is the same as the White House tattle-tale e-mail program in which people were encouraged to send info on fellow citizens that were critical of Obamakare though.

What separates these is that the e-mail program encouraged people to turn in enemies of the state. That was definitely a 1984 moment.

This program though doesn't seem to be asking people to turn in people that critical of the state as much as it is asking people to be responsible.

If we see a mugging, or someone putting cyanide in Tylenol bottles, or a person looking like he is ready to set off a bomb, we should all the police.

That is how I took it. This is not to say we should not watch the program to see how it develops because, as I said earlier, this administration has a history and this is ripe for abuse.

AOW, agreed on the Napolitano v Bush remark. Basically where I was going. Interesting comments on the possibility of either Obama trying to back-door on the Muslims or the possibility they know something is up.

Ticker said...

Chuck we are not dealing with rational thinking people in this administration. We are dealing with people who do not have the best interest of this country in mind when they come up with such "fine" sounding ideas. People are easily duped by such "nice sounding" ideas to protect themselves and their neighbors.(remember the frog in the pot of water on the stove?) Once it is in place it can grow.
Don't forget also that this administration is being run by a narcissist who will not tolerate any kind of criticism along with idiots like Nappy who are power hungry. Just how long do you think that such a plan would soon evolve into this:

The Hitlerjugend-Streifendienst (Patrol Service), was the counterpart of the Gestapo. An internal police service who worked in the shadows to enforce the strict laws of the Third Reich. They ruled by fear, terror, and violence. They sought out any dissident, or suspected traitor to the cause. Like the Gestapo, they were everywhere and were the eyes and ears of top party members. Any suspected disloyalty or even anti-Nazi (or Hitler) jokes were said to have been reported. Patrol Service members were capable of denouncing their own family and parents on occasion, as was the case of Walter Hess. His father ended up at a concentration camp in Dachau, where he died, after HJ member Walter reported that the man had described Hitler as a “crazed maniac.” Hess received a promotion.

The Patrol Service had vast powers and were feared by all, especially the underground resistance fighters. For Patrol Service agents would infiltrate these subversive groups and expose them, leading to many mass arrests and murders. Compare this to the Thugs who are now threatened radio and TV stations for running ads against Obama during the campaign of 08.
We've seen a small example when the OBAMANOCARE was in process. Do you dare wish more?

Mustang said...

I saw suspicious activity; I saw what appeared to be terrorists dressed up as illegal aliens, so I called local law enforcement and they came and arrested me for not being politically incorrect.

I hate Napolitano.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I'm still young and idealistic - your trying to convince that all is not good ;)


Seriously though, you very well could be right. Don't think I'm disagreeing completely. I'm just saying on the surface it seems like a good program. With that said, we need to do an investigation of these people if they say the sky is blue.

Mustang, I thought you had disappeared for a couple of days...

Ticker said...

Chuck remember, Christians are terrorist, Vietnam vets and other returning vets are terrorist, especially if they are conservatives and Christians. They must be watched, that my friend according to Nappy and of course her boss Obama. You can now add Tea Party folks as part of that groups that needs to be watched and any activity that seems "suspicious" reported immediately to Home Land inSecurity.
So yea, I am telling you all ain't well boy. Listen to an old man who's been around a right good spell and seen a lot of this kind of crap.

Randy said...

I think it's interesting that so many people hate Wal-Mart, then turn to it when it's for their own purposes. What's next, nationalization of Wal-Mart?

As for your real question, I don't think much about it. Maybe I should read more.....