I remember when I was in 7th grade our Social Studies teacher ran an educational documentary film about the Soviet Union. The year was 1977 and the film, if I recall correctly, was titled “Behind The Iron Curtain”, I don’t recall to much of that film and I probably don’t even have the correct title but one thing I do remember was a segment about the “Secret Police”.
The documentary was filmed on a street corner somewhere in Russia, a man, hiding his face from the camera spoke in whispers about the harsh life that he had living under the Soviet regime. Occasionally looking over his shoulder as to be careful this man spoke of people who friendly towards the communist dictators and he told stories of how they would take notes and pass them on to government officials known as the Secret Police, giving names addresses and details of conversations that they had with people who were critical of the Soviet government. These unfortunate critics of the Soviet government would find themselves being visited by KGB and other officers and were sent to jail or.. all to often.. just quietly disappeared during the night.
These informers were neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and yes..even family members. Fellow Russians who would inform the Soviet government of who was speaking out against them, this caused millions of people to live in fear of what they might say and who they might be saying it too.
Well my friends it is sad to say that this has now come to America. Obama’s re-election campaign “Obama For America” has put together this nifty website were people could inform the regime of who is critical of them.
They ask for details of the criticism (attacks as they call it) and want to know the sources (links). They also provide a “Report” button to send the information.
Report an ‘attack’ is the exhortation, my question is simple. What are they planning to do with this information?