Wal-mart, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, will now begin selling paranoia and fear at discount prices.
In a recent video, Big Sis Janet Napolitano encourages all Americans to be on the look out for any suspicious activity at your local Wal-mart and suggests that if you “see something, [to] say something.” In the video clip, Napolitano explains:
Homeland security begins with hometown security. That’s why I’m pleased that Wal-mart is helping to make our communities more safe and secure. If you see something suspicious in the parking lot or in the store, say something immediately. Report suspicious activity to your local police or sheriff. If you need help, ask a Wal-mart manager for assistance.
As to what constitutes suspicious activity is naturally left to a broad interpretation by the individual in whom any act may be considered sinister in nature. She finishes by thanking us “for doing your part to help keep our hometowns safe.”
Not to break with the state’s real life adaptation of all things Orwellian, this video will play as customers make their way through checkout lanes, reminding them to be vigilant in the battle against terrorists who apparently frequent the aisles of your local Wal-mart. And with over 230 Wal-Mart stores across the country taking part in this “see something, say something” initiative and with nearly 588 Wal-Mart stores planning to join the campaign in the near future, the consequences will cost you more than just a bargain deal on toilet paper.
The result will be an environment of increased paranoia led by the belief that your neighbors are constantly up to no good and must be monitored, not just by the government, but by the average American as well. Predictably, many Americans will fall for this dangerous scheme as our big government protectors justify these measures with the intent on keeping us safe.
Of course the point to all this, what Big Sis is really trying to get at, is this: As expansive as the government may be, it alone cannot do the job. It cannot be there every single day at all hours of the day physically watching us. That is why they need the average American’s help. It must therefore work to further enlist us to become part of a civilian apparatus of a runaway security state. The only way it can truly achieve this is for the people to voluntarily become invested in the supposed safety of their communities. That way, when the measures expand beyond the aisles of Wal-mart, they will be more than happy to comply.Published in