From the White house: “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.”
This is reminiscent of the House Committee on Un-American Activities from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and is way too similar to Orwell’s 1984 where citizens were encouraged to turn in their neighbors for the good of the “state”. By law any email sent to the White House cannot be deleted and has to be archived. So when Robert Gates says they are not collecting emails he is lying. Whether they are using them to generate a list of non-compliant Americans is anyone’s guess.
This administration and its lackeys in the Senate and House are stepping way beyond their powers and all because they don’t know how to handle dissent. During the last eighteen to twenty four months this party has had it easy with the MSM supporting them with biased coverage. Radical protests against the Bush administration were ignored or down played. Obama’s town halls in which the questioners were obvious plants are overlooked, verbal faux pas are ignored. Anything that could slightly embarrass the ruling party is discounted.
All of a sudden over the last five months the tide has begun to turn and Obama and his minions are not sure how to handle it. At first they ignored it saying this new movement was being generated by Fox News. This was because Fox was the only news outlet that was paying any attention to it. On April 15 hundreds of thousands of conservatives hit the streets to protest out of controls spending and unconstitutional practices. Here in Charlottesville in the heart of Virginia liberalism over 1500 average “Joes” came out to have their voices heard. This movement has continued to grow since.
Now that this campaign has grown and become more vocal and dares to become informed and ask questions the left has to resort to Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals specifically these two:
“Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
“Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.”
From gathering emails of opponents, to having his toadies demonize them, to using union thugs for intimidation there is nothing this administration will not do to push its socialist agenda forward. But these tactics will not deter the growing number of Americans that are willing to fight this rising flood of socialism: Obama, the Times They Are A Changing!
“Come gather ’round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone
For them times they are a changing “ Bob Dylan