After the Berlin Wall came down and Germany was reunited, it was discovered that almost one third of the former East Germans and well over half of East Berliners were informants for the Stasi (secret police).
So I read this article with amusement:
Just when you thought the Coronavirus snitching outbreak couldn’t get any worse, the societal virus continues to spread. Austin Mayor Steve Adler decided to channel his inner Kim Jong Un on Monday when he announced an extension of the city’s shelter-in-place orders.
But it was the decision to urge Austinites to rat out their neighbors that raised eyebrows. As you might imagine, the Karens of the city took Adler’s exhortation to heart.
The mayor declared that the updated version of the order, which mandated the closure of non-essential businesses and the implementation of social distancing practices, would now require residents to wear face masks when they go out in public. The new order extends the restrictions to May 8.
According to the Mayor, the city will impose penalties against those caught in public without wearing the face coverings. These punishments could include fines of up to $1,000 and even jail time. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhart, who was with the Mayor during the announcement, said: “There certainly will be enforcement if we do not see a community-wide embrace of social distancing and appropriate masking.” She added, “If we see really egregious violations that are threatening community health, we will certainly enforce.”
Mayor Adler then stated that they are hoping for Austinites to “self-police,” and affirmed that “these kinds of orders carry with them criminal penalties and the force of law.” At this point, he urged residents to report those who are not complying with the order. “If you see violations in the community, construction sites, restaurants, it’d be good to call 311 and let the city and the county know that that’s happening.”
Read the whole piece to see how bad it is.
Considering, in the words of our governor, that Austin is the blueberry in the bowl of tomato soup that is Texas, none of this should come as a surprise. You see, it’s the voters who elect big-government Big Brother we-know-what’s-best-for-you Marxist assholes like Adler and Eckhart into office — so why should we be surprised when these same voters also feel that they know how best other people should conduct their lives?
I’m not much of a betting man, but I would wager a considerable sum of money that over 90% of the snitches are Democrat voters or if not, they’re definitely members of the hippie-Green-ultra-Marxist asswipes who infest Austin like so many vegan cockroaches.
I know the apparent paradox: as a rule, Greens want most of the world’s population to die off; they just don’t want to be part of that number because, you see, they deserve to live more than the gun-clinging bitter-fascist Bible-thumping Trumpalos do.
Marxists, fascists and Greens (some overlap) have no problem with people dying — as long as it’s the Others doing the perishing. (And for the most extreme of them, they themselves would have no problems with causing the dying or holding the coats of those who do.)
Here’s another bet that nobody will take from me: most of these Karens are women. (Knowing Austin as I do: the few male snitches will have gray ponytails and drive around in a Prius, old Mercedes or -Volvo with “Beto” or “Bernie” decals on the back fenders.)
I’ve often referred to Austin as “Moscow On The Colorado”, but of late I’m starting to think that I’m slandering the Muscovites.