The Department of Homeland Security has teamed up with Walmart to launch the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. Essentially they want you to report suspicious activities that you witness as a means of promoting “hometown security”.
A great deal of responsible Americans do this anyway and we don’t need “Big Sis” Janet Napolitano to tell us to. However, there are some Americans who need a gentle nudge to come forward either because they don’t want to cause trouble, they aren’t sure what they think they saw, or they’re afraid they’ll get in trouble. This “gentle nudge” should come from your local law enforcement, not the Federal Government.
The reason this is such a big deal isn’t because DHS fears a terrorist attack on Walmart, but because they are looking to activate the drones. Not everyone who shops or works at Walmart are drones, but c'mon, a solid chunk of them are. If we’re being really honest with ourselves, we know that most of Americans are sheep who aren’t energetic, concerned, or smart enough to think for themselves - Hello Mr. 44th President.
If the Feds tell these people to do something, they’re going to do it. They’ll probably think they’re getting a reward for it or something. What we have on our hands is something straight from the pages of George Orwell. This is Big Brother at its finest.
The Federal Government is using this whole “If You See Something, Say Something” load of you-know-what to activate their eyes and ears on the ground. Each totalitarian government in history has established one of these. They scare people into thinking there’s a huge threat to their personal security and that they need to turn those responsible (or who they think might be responsible) in.
I’m not saying that the United States is a totalitarian state or they are going to start detaining people for no real reason, but what I am saying is this is the path to that nightmare. Janet Napolitano has said “Homeland security begins with hometown security” and since our homeland is in danger, clearly it’s because of our hometowns being threatened if you use Federal logic. Forget about “Homeland security begins with profiling, searching foreign cargo, and closing the borders” - that’s a bunch of nonsense!
Moreover, Walmart is the nation’s leading discount retailer; it’s private for the time being, but we all know what happens once the Feds get their fingers in the cookie jar. This is the making of a dangerous situation. Libs out there will say I’m a fear-monger, but I prefer to be called a student of history.