|By Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Washington Bureau||Eric Feldman, a former inspector general of the National Reconnaissance Office, the super-secret agency that oversees U.S. spy satellites, expressed concern that relying on workers to report colleagues’ suspicious behaviors to security officials could create "a repressive kind of culture."
"The answer to it is not to have a Stasi-like response," said Feldman, referring to the feared secret police of communist East Germany. "You’ve removed that firewall between employees seeking help and the threat that any employee who seeks help could be immediately retaliated against by this insider threat office."
In my view, the real intent of Obama Insider Threat is to turn us against each other, just like the Soviets did so effectively in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and other nations behind the Iron Curtain. That being the case, it would be good to remember what Waclav Havel wrote about the greengrocer in his essay, "The power of the powerless," and the grengrocer’s method for coping with the monstrous engine of Soviet-style government:
This system serves people only to the extent necessary to ensure that people will serve it. Anything beyond this, that is to say, anything which leads people to overstep their predetermined roles is regarded by the system as an attack upon itself.