Neighbor Spying on Neighbor in Obama's America
Obama's at it again -- asking neighbor to turn in neighbor in a manner reminiscent of Pavlik Morosov in the USSR (that's the Soviet Union for those born after the Berlin Wall was torn down by those hungry for freedom).
Legend has it that Pavlik Morosov turned in his parents to the Soviet authorities and was found murdered by family members who were later convicted. A good part of the story is most likely fiction according to all present-day researched accounts, but this much is known: he did exist and was killed and was turned into a Soviet Child-hero emblematic of the entire communist ethos.
The current thinking is that he was killed by kulaks in the town who were resisting collectivization. Nevertheless, Pavlik became a propaganda tool -- literally the poster boy -- for allegiance to the Soviet apparat and generations of Soviet children idolized him and sought to follow in his path as members of the Young Pioneers with their red scarves and brown shirt-like devotion to communism, willing to turn in anyone, even the parents they loved.
Using Pavlik this way -- whether the story is real or fictional -- not only oriented Soviet boys and girls to revere the state as moral authority, but used them as an extension of the KGB -- to be the eyes, ears and nose of the KGB on the ground, accessing information about traitors who would normally be out of the state's reach whether in the dark corners of an overcrowded communal apartment or thousands of miles away in a small farming village. By turning in one's parents or neighbors, another prong in the Soviet platform was achieved -- Soviet preemption of parental and church authority.
Obama has attempted to turn us against one another several times during his tenure as President and has just done so again. His most recent iteration of Soviet style tactics is to ask people to crowdsource information they might have against potential VP choices for Romney so they can launch unfounded and nasty preemptive personal attacks. Got any negative stories about Rob Portman? With just a click, Obama asks Ohioans to "share what you think people need to know about Rob Portman" and has a text box for your story. I'm sure when asked the source of the stories, we'll get a Reid style answer.
Flashback to 2009 when, unable to track it all, the White House asked citizens to counter any disinformation about keeping one's health insurance and those nasty death panel rumors, by turning in anything fishy, again, with just a click:
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 email@example.com.
And in 2011, Obama asked folks to send information to #attackwatch and attackwatch.com regarding smears against him that they heard from their neighbors. Touted as a "new way to track and respond to attacks against President Obama" this is and was nothing more than Soviet style tactics designed to undermine the community, pit neighbor against neighbor, family member against family member and give Obama access to enemies he couldn't reach on his own, making Nixon look like a Boy Scout. New way or not, it's still the same wolf in sheep's clothing.
It would be funny if it weren't so frightening.
No more Mrs. Nice Guy. It's time to call this what it is: a Soviet style effort to control information by asking people to turn on each other. Without the Soviet Union to keep us in check -- guarding against society's tendency towards totalitarianism -- we are slinking towards this Gemorrah with accelerating speed. Conservatives have been acutely aware of this for a long time, but it's time for freedom loving Democrats and liberals to open their eyes, abandon the blind devotion to Obama, take off their red scarves and smell the stench of vodka -- difficult to detect, yes, but slowly rotting and poisoning the body politic anyway.
Music by A. V. Alexandrov.
Words by S. Alymov.
In the Urals there are forests--
Richly green the whole year.
Above the top of a crag1
Over the eagles an airplane flies.
Under the mountain1 there is a kolkhoz,
Our comrade grew up there --
Call him Pavel Morozov.
Our comrade is a hero.
He did not allow his father
to steal the property of the people.
In the impenetrable darkness
They took vengeance on him --
They tore his breast with a bullet.
The enemy trapped him
On lonely roads;
The Pioneer will not return to his unit.
Our unit is of eagles --
It is rich in courage,
To all the kids, Morozov is an example.
We are a squad of heroes,
Morozov is dear to us,
The Pioneer will not forget him.
In the Urals, in the forest
The wind dries out the dew.
Brave Pavlik will not return to his unit.
He died like a hero
Under the high mountain1
Our song sings about him.