Thursday, December 9, 2010

Big Sister is watching you, and wants you to watch everyone else

I like Wal-Mart.
No, I love Wal-Mart.
My employer, Jukt Micronics, is a Wal-Mart vendor, but that's not why I like the company. 

Wal-Mart has done more to reduce inflation than any other organization in the United States. 
They've done more to improve living standards all over the world than most people will ever know. 
Sam Walton deserves a posthumous Nobel. 

But if I EVER have to wait in a Wal-Mart checkout line and listen to this malignant Big Brotherism.....

....I'm going to abandon my cart full of pork rinds, Chinese denim, and Taiwanese electronics, and start reporting people to the manager.  This is nothing but performance art designed to show that Janet And Company are keeping us safe. 
Good God Almighty, is this what we've come to? 

Here's Infowars:

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

....The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign—originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from DHS’ Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.
I hate to see Wal-Mart playing along with this.  But they've had to fight tariffs, unions, city councils, and a host of other government roadblocks for decades.  Do you think there might be cut some slack in exchange for allowing this Barackaganda into their shoppers' heads?  Who knows. 

Here's a good rant on some suspicious behavior that should immediately be reported to the Wal-Mart store manager:

Seriously, if you're a Wal-Mart fan, can you imagine buying some T-shirts beneath the hideous, all-seeing visage of Janet "The System Worked" Napolitano ? 

Let's hope that Wal-Mart (and everyone else) drops this program.  We don't need to become a nation of spies. 


Anonymous said...

If Wal-mart wants to sidle up to the likes of this administration there must be more to the story. But, not enough 'more' to keep me as a shopper.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I've got to admit it....I'm looking foward to seeing how many people report "The People Of WalMart" to the store manager.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, if people in Wal-mart reported other strange or suspicious people in the store….well….there’d be quite a clamor. I’m sure some would even report themselves!