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It’s Almost As If The US Is Involved In Domestic Low-Intensity Conflict

Posted on | November 4, 2011 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Sure, it’s people engaged in political expression, right?

Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.
NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources said.
“They’re doing serious damage control right now,” said an NYCC source.

The good news about the Information Age is that you can find out just how important treating politics as a participatory sport has become.

The bad news, as I keep trying to tell my father, is that sitting at home doing the ‘yelly at the telly’ routine, Archie Bunker style, is no longer good enough. This is the Information Age: you now enjoy a tax against your time to stay engaged, and hold the feet of your elected officials to the fire.

The alternative is that somebody who doesn’t mind doing a little flexing is going to take, slowly, and gradually, all you hold dear.

via Instapundit


8 Responses to “It’s Almost As If The US Is Involved In Domestic Low-Intensity Conflict”

  1. Joe
    November 4th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Good thing for them the focus is on Herman Cain this week.  Wouldn’t want the focus to be on President Obama and his cronies, woudl we? 

  2. DaveO
    November 4th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    ACORN, PLO, Sandinistas, FARC, Red Army Faction… just people participating in a democracy.

  3. Mikey NTH
    November 4th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    The paranoia should increase employee loyalty.  Seriously, there is nothing like acting like a bunch of Stasi on acid to get that extra loyalty and support from your employees.

  4. Anonymous
    November 4th, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    It worked, in a perverse sort of way, for the Stasi.

  5. richard mcenroe
    November 4th, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    Is it just me or did Disqus disappear a messa posts here, too?

  6. Rob Crawford
    November 5th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Didn’t Colombia find a long email exchange between FARC and some US congressmen a couple of years ago?

  7. Rob Crawford
    November 5th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    You do have to wonder what they’re actually hiding.

  8. DaveO
    November 5th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Yes. Seems that Democrat members of Congress were actively assisting  FARC against the duly constituted government of Colombia. While this broke several US laws, the incident was squelched  as members of Congress can’t be prosecuted for crimes while they still serve in the Congress.