As an amateur historian, I was under the impression that the Gestapo had been destroyed back in 1945. I was also under the impression that the KGB had perished with the USSR, along with internal passports.
Sadly, I was wrong. Both organizations seem to be alive and well and working for the government of our nation’s capital.
The Mayor of Washington DC seems to be Hell-bent on maintaining the city’s reputation as the Logic-Free Zone. The latest iteration of the consistent levels of Weapons-Grade Stupid from the Mayor’s Orifice is the creation of Neighborhood Safety Zones. The DC police will seal off parts of the city and demand to see the identification of everyone who tries to enter. “You vill show us your papers!“
Since when do free American citizens have to show identification just to travel to and from their homes and places of work? What could possibly induce any government oafishal to come up with such a violation of basic civil liberties and then follow it up with an Orwellian Newspeak name?
The first three boxes should be marshalled at once to combat this tyranny. There is no excuse for this sort of Byzantine exercise of power over allegedly free citizens. What’s next- forcing everyone to wear some sort of marking identifying their political and religious affiliation? How about requiring everyone who works or lives in the Logic Free Zone to wear clothing which identifies his or her pay status? How about using the Star Trek job task identification uniforms? So long as everyone who works in the City government had to wear red shirts, this wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Everyone who lives in the Logic Free Zone should immediately start a recall petition drive to remove the mayor. Start now, and keep it up despite all the bureaucratic obstacles in your path. This alleged person needs to be removed from office forthwith, and then ridden out of town on a rail. This sort of stupidity needs to be nipped in the bud. Immediately. Every single person in the city’s government who voted for or approved this idiotic measure should be drummed out of office so thoroughly that every politician in the country will start to worry about his or her job. Make this happen as soon as possible, and perhaps the rest of the so-called “political class” will start to remember that they are our servants, not the other way around.
Current status: Locked and loaded
Current music: Eyes of a Stranger by Queensryche