Using violence to justify snooping, snitching and statist control
by Berit Kjos, 2002
"... continued communication must be maintained with the community. Keep them informed, this provides for a sense of accomplishment and opens up the citizenry to bring forward other problems. Reinforce the philosophy that citizens are the eyes and ears of the community." Community Based Policing
``Kids need to know that they're not getting a friend in trouble -- their friend is already in trouble,'' said Philip Lazarus, chair of the National Emergency Assistance Team of the National Association of School Psychologists. Violence highlights dilemma of `snitches
In the turbulent wake of the March 5 shooting spree near San Diego, students across the country face new pressures. Might they have to report on an innocent classmate? Or betray a friend's confidence? Could tattling become a duty?
The four Santana High School students who failed to report Andy Williams's threats have been barred from the campus. They thought Andy was joking. Now they will spend the rest of the school year in an alternative school chosen by the district.
"It's the same story over and over," said June Arnette, associate director of the National Schools Safety Center (NSSC), "They don't want to be a snitch."
Yet, the NSSC has provided guidelines that calls for snitching. Its "40 promising strategies" includes social tactics that match UN strategies for conforming "the mental health of the population" to global standards.
For example, tactic No. 6 calls for "responsible citizenship and conflict resolution" and prompts educators to--
"Encourage students to report any suspicious individuals on school grounds. Provide students and staff with a toll-free, anonymous hotline...."
The two steps fit together. First, conflict resolution is far more than a polite discussion between opposing sides. It is a form of psycho-social manipulation that trains students to confide their thoughts while compromising personal beliefs and values for the sake of unity. Thus it undermines faith, hastens moral breakdown and paves the way to mass seduction by outrageous music, movies and media.
This particular form of the “consensus process” resolves conflicts primarily by eradicating traditional boundaries to social oneness. It matches the goal of visionaries within the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (DHHS). Many view traditional values as divisive walls of hate and intolerance that must be torn down by managed dialogue. Led by trained facilitators toward a pre-planned outcome, this manipulative dialectic process shifts unsuspecting minds from individual to collective thinking, from Biblical to global values, from traditional authorities (parents, pastor, God) to the group facilitator, from personal convictions to peer idealism, and from submission to God to submission to group.
It works as well today as it did in the Soviet Union last century. This strategic quest for social consensus and "common ground" tends to sensitize groups to noncompliant members. Dissent becomes "offensive," so members who want peer approval soon conform. Uncompromising members will be assessed as "uncooperative" and will surely fail to meet the new international standards for mental health.
Second, statist control demands both human and high-tech surveillance. Holding students accountable for reporting suspicious signs is vital to the new social order -- just as it was in the USSR and Nazi Germany. An article in a Hong Kong newspaper announced, "The Neighborhood Snoop is Back." Fear of secret “snoops” helps squeeze the masses into politically correct compliance. Once children have been released from moral barriers against tattling on friends and brothers, they can spy for the state -- monitoring their homes for "extremist" or "intolerant" Biblical beliefs that clash with the vision of unity.
At the 1997 White House conference on hate crimes, former President Clinton announced that "The Justice Department will make its own hate crimes training curriculum available. A lot of hate crimes still go unreported... If a crime is unreported, that gives people an excuse to ignore it." Then he announced a Justice Department website which invites children to tell "trusted adults" about "hateful" or exclusive expressions they might hear at home -- such as a negative comment about unbiblical lifestyles.
The UN plan for Healthy Cities and Communities makes this kind of "prevention" a personal duty. "I challenge our young people to realize their important role in this seamless system," said former DHHS Secretary Donna Shalala at the 1996 National Children’s Mental Health Initiative. "Many times, you as friends are the strongest link in the chain of contact. You know best when your brother, your sister or your friend is facing problems..."
Her call for young spies goes far beyond the need to stop violence, and each dramatic school crisis justifies more government control. We shouldn’t be surprised. "Brother will betray brother..." warned Jesus, "and children will rise up against parents.... And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. " (Mark 13:12-13)
The NSSC's "40 promising strategies" includes a string of community organizations involved in the web of control. It calls for partnerships between all "support agencies" such as county mental health, child protective services, department of parks and recreation, juvenile probation and the courts. It also lists policies likely to clash with American freedom:
- install electromagnetic door locking systems
- track, monitor and closely supervise offenders
- provide alternative placement options for troubled youth
- demand picture ID for all students, staff and visitors
- establish a more open policy toward student records
- Perform "Annual safety assessments" to determine whether or not the school meets new requirements for a "safe school." (If not, it must conform.)
But in the midst of the spiritual storm, God promises peace. “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have over come the world.” John 16:33
1. Violence highlights dilemma of `snitches', San Jose Mercury News, 11 March 2001.
2.On its website, Nations for Mental Health, an international networking arm of the World Health Organization, states: "Governments will be assisted to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate mental health policies.... Mental health policies should enable all individuals whose mental health is disturbed or whose psychological balance may be compromised... to promote the optimal development of the mental health of the population." This information has been available at <http://www.who.int/msa/nam/nam6.htm> which is now closed to public access. See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health.
6 Clinton's War on Hate Bans Christian Values. <http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/cwhbcv3-98.html>
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