Saturday, March 24, 2007

Snitch of the Week: 3/18 - 3/24 (Anonymous Snitch)

So the Washington Post went against their normal policy and posted an anonymous Op-Ed piece by a John Doe who received a National Security Letter stating that he had to turn over information on a business client to the government and remain absolutely silent about this request or else he would get scooped up on some super spy shit. This obviously put him in a weird ass position.

From the article,

  • Living under the gag order has been stressful and surreal. Under the threat of criminal prosecution, I must hide all aspects of my involvement in the case -- including the mere fact that I received an NSL -- from my colleagues, my family and my friends. When I meet with my attorneys I cannot tell my girlfriend where I am going or where I have been. I hide any papers related to the case in a place where she will not look. When clients and friends ask me whether I am the one challenging the constitutionality of the NSL statute, I have no choice but to look them in the eye and lie.

    I resent being conscripted as a secret informer for the government and being made to mislead those who are close to me, especially because I have doubts about the legitimacy of the underlying investigation.

That's some real shit right there.
It's all fun and games to mouth off against the government until you get one of these National Security Letters that the Government has been handing out like party favors in the mail.
How many American citizens are either willfully dropping dimes on their neighbors because George Bush got them shook or being forced to drop dimes because they are scared out of their minds that the NSA will come down off a helicopter and disappear their ass.

This is why I'm constantly highlighting the type of snitching that sheds light on reality that needs some daylight. Taking notes and snitching on your neighbors for Bush is a bitch move. That's the type of shit these ignorant Negroes need to wear a "Stop Snitching" shirt for.

Speaking out against the steps that will lead this country into a surveillance state deserves respect.

John Doe says it perfectly,

  • "I recognize that there may sometimes be a need for secrecy in certain national security investigations. But I've now been under a broad gag order for three years, and other NSL recipients have been silenced for even longer. At some point -- a point we passed long ago -- the secrecy itself becomes a threat to our democracy. In the wake of the recent revelations, I believe more strongly than ever that the secrecy surrounding the government's use of the national security letters power is unwarranted and dangerous. I hope that Congress will at last recognize the same thing."

John Doe, for not ratting out on your fellow citizens, for no damn reason, you are the Snitch of the Week.


  1. down with the patriot act, that is some scary shit right there.

    fucking letters of national security, they should be investigating the motherfucking president and not library records or any of this other nonsense.

    i have no problem with the fbi and cia and what not to attempt to fight this bizarre 'war on terror' but when they start pulling this shit, it makes you question where this country is headed.

    have these ass clowns heard of things like "the consitution" or the "bill of rights"?

    fucking swine cowards

  2. Wow, great post. The erosion of our civil liberties scares me more and more everyday. Who will be brave enough to get this administration to stop in its tracks? And who will be able to get the sheep of this country to see what this administration has really been doing?

  3. Who cares when Anna Nicole Smith's autopsy was released today!!!

    That's the real news.

    Meanwhile, the CIA and the NYPD sifts through your garbage to see how much you like the Republican Party.

  4. I know I wasn't the only person who read "1984" in school. How come the Bush administration's Orwellian ploys don't meet with vigorous opposition and examination by the media? I suppose I can only hope that when Big Brother starts handing out the overalls and the government jobs, I get assigned to the Department of Pornography. At least a girl can love her work.