Thursday, 2 March 2017

heimat und homestuck

The leadership of the US Democrat party admonished its members to retain their composure during Dear Leader’s first joint address to the legislature to avoid giving the opposition more ammunition that could be lobbed back at them, but one announcement did elicit sighs, groans and moans I can imagine from individuals of all political stripes and was a stark reminder that even if you persuade a dictator to use his “inside voice” the agenda remains unchanged.
Dear Leader, seemingly despite his determination to shrink a bloated bureaucracy, directed the Department of Homeland Security to create an agency to advocate for the American victims of foreign-perpetrated crime. “The office is called VOICE: Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement,” Dear Leader announced, adding, “We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests.” As chilling and divisive as that already is, the proposed implementation strips any non-citizen, a visitor or immigrant of all privacy protections and any data collected could be shared freely across all law enforcement agencies without the need for permission or disclosure. Moreover, such drastic law that would necessitate that all immigration officials, customs agents and border guards know the citizenship status of all people at all times could mean that the European Union and others might withdraw from their information-sharing arrangements with the US—since the US would no longer be able to claim it would be a good steward of the private details of those travelling to America, for business or pleasure.