Bloggers Beware: Freedom of Speech is NOT for you!

*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*

Freedom of Speech for them, but not for you!!!

It seems the White House desperadoes are now coming right out and asking Americans to snitch on each other. Some months back I found a site that appalled me. It is called the Obama Nation, and on that forum it had threads encouraging readers to name names; this included listing licence plate numbers of cars sporting Republican stickers, and also encouraged children to report and list not just their neighbours who supported anyone other than BO, but also to turn in their parents. The first time I found that site, (and yes, I did register to get the goods) I was appalled at the rampent racism as regular posters called any dissenters “crackas”, and delighted in sharing what they should do with – and to – “honkey women”:. No, I am not going to give the link to that site. It IS disgusting. I did email the White House and ask if this is what they want their dear leader’s name associated with; no reply, of course! And the hatred continues unfettered.

During the election campaign (no, not the never-ending campaign; the official campaign that was supposed to end on voting day, ) BO minions volunteered on a team with the title “Fight the Smears.” Their ‘job’ was to troll the internet, and swoop onto the offending sites and attack any who dared voice disagreement with the proposed Utopia that many swallowed hook, line and sinker on voting day. Hey, even dead people voted for the “vision.”

Today it has become official: the White House boldly goes where no-one (except themselves) has gone before, at least in America. It seems that questions from patriots (or right wing terrorists like grannies scared of the proposed health care “reform”,) can now be reported directly to the White House. I kid you not. They have established an official email address just for this purpose.

From the White House “The Blog” comes this gem:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM

Facts Are Stubborn Things

Posted by Macon Phillips

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, “facts are stubborn things.”

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to “uncover” the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.

In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to “eliminate” private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth….

There follows a video which, truthfully, I didn’t have the stomach to watch, but what is further down the entry is even more interesting, and should alarm all freedom of speech loving Americans:

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.

Yes, that is a direct copy and paste. “Seems fishy”???????? What IS fishy (among many other details) is a President who is determined to ram this bill through, even as he says HE is not familiar with certain sections of HIS healthcare bill. Michelle Malkin has a post up on this here, and as always, the comments are well worth the time. If you won’t believe me, go over to the White House site yourself, and check out the ‘transparency in government’ you were all promised. Here it is. Your tax dollars at work.

Seems the halcyon days when Hillary Clinton declared that “dissent is patriotic” are long gone.

America, I weep for you but yes, I WILL be writing more on this healthcare bill. You have my word on that…

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