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“A Snitch in Time Saves Nine” — DHS Unofficial Motto

Posted on September 24, 2014

By John Whitehead

“There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert Gellately

If you see something suspicious, says the Department of Homeland Security, say something about it to the police, call it in to a government hotline, or report it using a convenient app on your smart phone.

(If you’re a whistleblower wanting to snitch on government wrongdoing, however, forget about it—the government doesn’t take kindly to having its dirty deeds publicized and, God forbid, being made to account for them.)

For more than a decade now, the DHS has plastered its “See Something, Say Something” campaign on the walls of metro stations, on billboards, on coffee cup sleeves, at the Super Bowl, even on television monitors in the Statue of Liberty. Now colleges, universities and even football teams and sporting arenas are lining up for grants to participate in the program.

This DHS slogan is nothing more than the government’s way of indoctrinating “we the people” into the mindset that we’re an extension of the government and, as such, have a patriotic duty to be suspicious of, spy on, and turn in our fellow citizens.

This is what is commonly referred to as community policing. Yet while community policing and federal programs such as “See Something, Say Something” are sold to the public as patriotic attempts to be on guard against those who would harm us, they are little more than totalitarian tactics dressed up and repackaged for a more modern audience as well-intentioned appeals to law and order and security.

The police state could not ask for a better citizenry than one that carries out its own policing.

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5 thoughts on ““A Snitch in Time Saves Nine” — DHS Unofficial Motto


  2. As always, there is an idiot that feels that something like this is a license to snoop on their neighbors and nit pick every little assumed infraction. But if you see a backpack left untended in a corner in the mall or airport, it is probably good to report it. Understanding what really constitutes suspicious activity along with a modicum of common sense will make this program work as it was probably intended. It is just a shame that common sense is so uncommon. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  3. I can recall two instances where a "paecel" left in a public place turned harmful: The Atlanta Olympica bomber, where a sack was put in a trach container, and the Boston Marathon Bombing. In BOTH cases, there is an abundance of solid evidence pointing to some level of false flag operation. The ones who needed snitching upon are the very ones encouraging US to snitch on each other. The main "product" of this programme is to engender fear and mistruct of each other within the population, and to further engender a blind, unthinking trust in government as the all pwerful, all wise, all providing and protecting supreme being in our lives. Sorry, I already have a saviour and lord. And government are NOT it.

  4. What We the People really NEED is to get government OUT of every detail of our lives so we can get on with our own lives. An armed population, aware of our immediate surroundings, and committed to each one taking responsibility for the "security of a free state" will be far more effective than all these gummint programmes combined…. and at a small fraction of the cost.

  5. George Soros, Obama's financial supporter, and his family were in Germany in the 30's and 40's. Though they were Jewish (real name was Schwartz) They worked with the NAZIs to round up their neighbors for deportation. In exchange for ratting out their Jewish friends, the NAZIs allowed the Soros family to keep some of the bounty that they stole from the Jews.

    That, my friends, was how George Soros' family made all their millions. Now George, through numerous "foundations" financed most of Obama's campaign expenses.