Napolitano: DHS extends police state security theater to malls, hotels

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December 27, 2010
Agence France-Presse    
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"The United States is stepping up security at 'soft targets' like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official said Sunday. A year after a foiled plot to bomb a US-bound passenger plane, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN's 'State of the Union' program that other places and modes of transportation must now be scrutinized." (12/27/10)

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  • The police state would *not* be here if very few, if any, individuals in the US were willing to be employed as government enforcers carrying out the orders of Department of Homeland Security, or any other branch of the State.

    Please keep the following in mind always. The politicians and bureaucrats – rulers – do *not* get out into the field and enforce their own legislation/decrees/mandates/etc or even their own opinions. Instead they depend on the enforcers to do the dirty work. Therefore the enforcers are the key!! Politicians and bureaucrats simply talk and write, even when it is to give orders – whether to enforcers or directly to ordinary citizens (via snail and email pronouncements for the latter).

    Strong negative Social Preferencing – withdrawal or refusal of voluntary association with the reasons made public – towards government enforcers who continue in that role after attempts to logically persuade them of their errors (offers of assistance in obtaining new productive jobs is a good idea for those known personally), is the needed step. Public identification (photos, names and location) of these continuing government enforcers will enable others to also Socially Preference against them, thereby increasing the social pressure to change their employment, their major interaction behavior – use cellphone cameras and the Internet to the fullest. This selective (discriminating) association to exclude those who cause harm is a potentially *very* powerful method of non-violent action, referred to as ostracism by many down through the ages. It is included in Gene Sharp's 2nd volume (of 3), "The Politics of Nonviolent Action", Chapter 4, "The Methods of Social Noncooperation".

    Even in the current very unfree societies (of which the US is a major one), negative Social Preferencing can be effectively used to influence individual social behavior and the actions of the State. I have written about this practice in general – http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html.
    There is much more that can be done beyond groaning, hand wringing, clenching jaws and writing online comments of complaint. One need not – and should not, if thinking in one's own long range best interest – accept as inevitable the latest government pronouncements in regards to "security" plans.
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    The above is a copy of my reply made at Rawstory.com where I first saw this news. Original – http://bit.ly/e161fx – which elicited a comment that deserved a response from me & got it.

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