The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Trying to Turn Us into a Nation of Snoops

Jul 22, 2002

In the middle of July, with Bush’s dirty business deals once again attracting attention, he proposed a new measure designed, he said, to root out “terrorists.” He wants postal and other delivery workers, as well as gas, electric and phone service workers, and any one else who regularly goes into your home “to be on the alert, and report anything suspicious to the FBI or local police.”

But what makes you or your home “suspicious”?

A retired phone worker in California recently found out when the FBI visited him. They told him he had been overheard saying:“Bush has nothing to be proud of. He is a servant of the big oil companies and his only interest in the Middle East is oil.”

Apparently, criticizing Bush puts you way high up on the “suspicious character” list!