I’m listening to an audio book of The Gulag Archipelago. Lots of arrests so far. Chilling. It can definitely happen here. All the structure is in place, and with the state’s ability to see and know everything it would be worse. More effective. More, um, surgical.
Like maybe right now?
Anyway, I believe Alexander S would not be especially concerned with a government shut down.
I hereby advise the PR director for the White House press office to solicit stories of people adversely affected by this government shutdown. After a few hundred responses I would take the best cases and publish them -respectfully – on the website.
Then juxtapose that with stories of people affected by our current system of immigration.
The hardships by government workers, even some of the stronger cases, will begin to look quite lame.
“We are asking the Democrats to approve 5billion of your money – not their money – your taxes, for this problem. 5 billion is a lot of money, but compared to the depth, and reach, and cost of this problem, actually only a small percent of our budget.”
Also while you guys at the White House are listening, y’all are doing a great job!
Back to you, Rat-mates!