Sunday, December 12, 2010

When is enough, enough?

We already go through what is basically a strip search in order to fly. Never mind that it amounts to illegal search and seizure. We are watched by Big Brother in every way, shape, or form. Now Wal-Mart has decided to partner with DHS (Department of Homeland Security). Wal-Mart states that they will implement the policy of monitoring “suspicious” activity yet they will not train their employees of what suspicious is. They do not tell the public of just what suspicious is. So just what is suspicious? Should I consider the Muslim woman with the total head covering at the local bank branch located in the Wal-Mart as suspicious? No wait, that would be profiling. So is this a big deal, and worth worrying about?
Keep in mind that our government has already identified, or rather falsely labeled many as “domestic” or “potential” terrorists. A year or so back the Missouri Highway Patrol profiled people who had anti-government bumper stickers as potential domestic terrorists. So what is going on? Is it possible that the government has received terror threats against Wal-Mart? If so, then tell us straight up. Or will that hurt Wal-Mart’s business? There is a point where we sacrifice freedom for safety and that is getting ever closer. In Cuba they have what they call the CDR (Committee for the Defense of the Revolution) where for the sake of national security you basically watch and snitch on your neighbor. If they do anything that is deemed suspicious, they are reported. In Cuba you can be arrested for the crime of “dangerousness”. That means that you have the potential of committing a crime. How far are we from that?
Well let me break it to you. Everyone in the world has the potential of committing a crime. So do we basically let Big Brother run our lives. It is time to take a stand. One idea is to make a national public protest against Wal-Mart and others that have partnered with DHS in order to protect you from you. I would like to see a breakout of peaceful flashmobs that will go into Wal-Mart stores, fill their baskets with groceries, and then leave them at the checkout with the suggested note at the bottom of this page. I hope this will go viral and we can see hundreds at a time go to your local Wal-Mart and get their attention. I am sure that this will change Wal-Mart’s policy. If not, then other freedom loving stores will benefit from this effort. If you cherish your freedoms then speak out while you can. If not then just shut up and be ahead of the game.

(Suggested Note)
In regards to Wal-Mart's partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and watching customers for "suspicious activity". Wal-Mart is implementing this policy without training of workers or declaring what "suspicious" is. Basically Wal-Mart is deeming their customers to be enemies of their own country.
As a Wal-Mart customer, I come here to buy products, and not to be watched as though I were a common criminal, or terrorist. If Wal-Mart cannot respect my rights, and privacy, I will no longer shop at Wal-Mart. Until Wal-Mart changes their policy I will not return to Wal-Mart. As an American I should not be treated as an enemy of my own country.