Thursday, May 29, 2014

Is America Starting To Target Thought Crime?

Last week, Michelle Obama made headlines when she exhorted graduating high schoolers in a commencement address to monitor their families for politically incorrect thoughts and behaviors.

To one journalist, this was more than an off-hand comment made by the first lady. In the opinion of Cheryl Chumley, a reporter for The Washington Times and the author of “Police State USA,” Michelle Obama’s remark reflects a growing trend in America to target and attack individuals for committing “thought crime.”

“Michelle Obama’s push for kids around the nation to monitor their family members for perceived racist comments is just another way the government seeks to inject itself into an area it doesn’t really belong — the American home,” Chumley told The Daily Caller Monday.

“Having the first lady wag her finger at us and send America’s youth on some sort of quest to scour the homes and backyards of our nation’s families for any mention of a racist joke, slur or slight is nanny-governance run amok — something that belongs in a George Orwell novel, not the White House,” Chumley said.



Anonymous said...

It's a police state that tells its children to spy on their own families - most notoriously in the Nazi and Communist regimes.

Bird of Paradise said...

Move over Big Brother your big mean nasty sister is comming

Stan B said...

What's that Scene from 1984 -

‘Down with Big Brother!’ Yes, I said that! Said it over and over again, it seems. Between you and me, old man, I'm glad they got me before it went any further […]."

"Who denounced you?" said Winston.

"It was my little daughter," said Parsons with a sort of doleful pride. "She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh? I don't bear her any grudge for it. In fact I'm proud of her. It shows I brought her up in the right spirit, anyway."

Nik said...

Nancy Reagan's avid support of the D.A.R.E. program was criminal in that the program indoctrinated naive children into reporting to the nice policemen their parents' 1980s era recreational cocaine use, resulting in the immediate and terrifying break up of the poor kid's entire family. To this day while estates and bank accounts are seized such that small farmers cannot then afford lawyers after their own son grows a few pot plants in the bushes. Mrs. Obama is focusing on health, not a real gun toting war on peaceful American families.

Go Away Bird said...

Big Brother the UN wants to monitor the internet and Obama the Fink has allowed it