We got brownshirted today. We took my brother (who was in a car wreck a few days ago) to get x-ray'd. The hospital has nice cloister-like covered outdoor walkways, that offer cool lengthwise pillared corridor views. So i snapped a bunch of pictures on the way out. As we were getting into the van, a man, who'd come out shortly after us, was eyeing us suspiciously as he got into his car—to which he took a roundabout path that took him behind my van.
A little later, we got pulled over on the highway, and told that we'd been seen “taking pictures of the surveillance system”. The cops were cool about it; but they did take our names, etc, and run them through the system. (So we're all probably on some watch list now.)
I wish i could call the guy and thank him for giving me one more reason to be paranoid. Seig heil, sheeple!
“It is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”
—Reich Marshall Hermann Göring
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”