Thursday, August 06, 2009

Obama's Thought Police

Diana points out this white house blog page which urges us to turn in neighbors who might hold opinion's different than the administration's. As our new thought police put it:
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 flag@whitehouse.gov.
I urge everyone to immediately respond to this, because once government takes our freedom of speech, we're doomed (or at least there's nothing left but violent revolution).

Here's my letter:

Dear Mr. President, Mr. Macon and the Whitehouse Team,

I have to hand it to you! Even though I’m extremely contemptuous of your administration’s policies and approach, I thought it would take you a while to come up with something more repulsive and anti-American than your attempts to socialize medicine. You’ve proven me wrong! Setting up a thought police and a Stasi-style informant campaign is much worse.

Ayn Rand once observed: “Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries."

Now granted you’ve chosen coercion and subjugation instead of freedom in each of these key realms, yet the consistency of your policies still serve to substantiate her insight. Indeed it seems that every step and action you take highlight the accuracy of Rand’s analysis and conclusions.

So for what it’s worth, I thank you for doing your part to so dramatically show the nation the life-and-death contrast between your philosophy and Rand’s. It will be the one redeeming part of your awful legacy.

Amit Ghate

Click on the link to Diana's post to see other good examples of people "turning themselves in".

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you're a moron. The only thing they're doing is keeping track of all the lies and misinformation your side is creating about healthcare reform.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Burgess Laughlin said...

1. How ironic. Someone writes in to tell us the White House is not engaged in domestic spying -- and he hides behind the mask of anonymity!

2. There is in fact a desperate need for healthcare reform -- which should consist of total separation of Medicine and State:
- Abolition of all regulation and cartelization of the insurance industry.
- Abolition of all taxes used to subsidize healthcare.
- Abolition of licensing for physicians and hospitals.
- Abolition of subsidies for patients, physicians, hospitals and others.
- Abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.
- And so forth.

In 1850, the proper way to "reform" slavery was to abolish slavery. Today the proper way to "reform" healthcare is to stop government from strangling it.

8:27 PM  

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