By Jack Engelhard
The White House is asking us to inform on people who disrespect the current bill on health care, a bill which nobody has read in full – but never mind. According to reports in the news media, Americans are to be on alert for anything that sounds “fishy” in connection to this proposed legislation. In other words, if you, a walking-talking citizen, voice any sort of objection, you are to be reported.
As the official word has it, if you, an upstanding liberal loyalist find any email message that is deemed as “disinformation,” you are to notify the White House immediately. Some might refer to this sort of tattling as “White Terror” – a system once employed by the KGB to have neighbor spy against neighbor, in which case nobody can be trusted, hence the term “White Terror.”
This system is still in operation in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and has proved to be so successful that 100 radio stations have already been silenced and shut down.
George Orwell spoke about this in “1984” even though this is “2009.”
Some may refer to this as a chilling infringement on free speech but so what, the government knows what’s good for us, so please shut up.
Who needs free speech anyway?
If you complain about this or any other government legislation, or proposed legislation, then obviously you must be crazy or be some part of an organized conspiracy. Only the government is legitimate and only the government has all the answers. The news media will tell you all you need to know, from the government’s point of view.
Remember the new slogan – In Obama We Trust.
So as for you, a citizen – you are permitted to have no point of view (except maybe in private), so just shut up, please.
(Be careful even when you whisper. Someone may be listening.)
Town Hall meetings are set up for the single purpose of allowing your lawmakers to state their case WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. Your job is to listen and pay attention respectfully, even reverentially, even if you have no idea about what’s being said – and if you object to what’s being said then obviously you are part of a mob or part of some lunatic fringe.
Don’t be silly. That is, don’t be so silly as to expect your lawmakers to sign a bill and ACTUALLY read what they are signing – never mind the small print, even the big print is too much to ask. Rep. John Conyers says it’s ridiculous to expect congressmen to actually read legislation. Here is Conyers in his own words:
“I love these Members [of Congress] that get up and say ‘read the bill.’ Well, what good is it reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.” There you go, citizens, – it’s ridiculous to expect our lawmakers to know what laws they are making.
In the face of all this, there is absolutely no chance that you may have honest questions, concerns or grievances. You must be a bigot. You must be crazy. Or, you must be an old man or an woman who is afraid that under this proposed health care legislation – well, you will not necessarily be put to death BUT, the government will decide whether you may live or die.
Do not let this trouble you. You are in the hands of the government and the news media which means you are in good hands.
Who needs old people anyway?
How dare you speak up? Democrats control the entire White House and the entire Congress and we, we voted for this, a system without checks and balances, which means that this is the government we got and this is the government we deserve. Some might say that by voting for a single party to control EVERYTHING we have installed a tyranny. Not so. We elected people to speak for us and our job is never to talk back.
If anybody does talk back, be a good citizen, be a spy, and report on your neighbor. Make us proud.
About the author: Jack Engelhard wrote the international bestselling novel “Indecent Proposal” that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest thriller, on media deceit against America and Israel, is available in paperback from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Bathsheba-Deadline-Original-Novel/dp/0595470793/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249519055&sr=8-1
He can be reached at his website www.jackengelhard.com