It’s not easy practicing totalitarianism. It requires consistency, tenacity, and commitment.
One of the most labor-intensive and expensive requirements of totalitarianism is the discovery and reporting of dissent. The Gestapo and the NKVD – as well as it’s successor, the KGB – were forced to devote huge sums and countless man-hours to monitoring the commentary of citizens with respect to their leaders.
In the modern era, tracking dissent has become somewhat easier with the introduction of the Internet. Today, anyone can report on their neighbors, friends or relatives with just the click of a button.
The Obama campaign is continuing this tradition of exposing criticism of the country’s leadership with its new website, Attackwatch.com, which encourages all the citizens of our republic to report negative comments about our own leader, President Barack Obama.
The site kindly asks that you report emails, “public statements,” information on blogs or websites – I suppose this includes news stories – and expressions in other venues of opinions about our leader that might be construed as “attacks.”
It could be a coincidence – or a stroke of genius – but Attackwatch.com’s website employs a stunning NAZI red, white and black, providing a sense of continuity with a bygone era of repression.
Despite the ease with which “attacks” can be reported over the Internet, it may not occur to people to take a moment of their time to inform Obama’s foot soldiers about the indiscretion – or even to recognize that an attack on our leader is occurring.
That’s why White House Dossier is introducing this helpful new button to facilitate the submission to Attackwatch.com of White House Dossier pieces that readers might construe as attacks on our leader.
I think you’ll agree that the button, to be placed at the bottom of posts over the next several days, is an attractive and handy mechanism for keeping the Obama campaign apprised of stories on White House Dossier that might be detrimental to the president and his cause.
I encourage you to use it, so that the Obama campaign and perhaps even the government itself can more easily track opposition to its policies and our president.