English: A typical examination room in a doctor’s office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Feeding pigeons, Columba livia Français : Une dame nourrissant des pigeons (Columba livia). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The western front of the United States Capitol. The Neoclassical style building is located in Washington, D.C., on top of Capitol Hill at the east end of the National Mall. The Capitol was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
No matter what we targets do someone is watching us. Whether we go to the store, bank, take a walk, in our home, doctor’s office, work, park, it doesn’t matter. We are under scrutiny each and every minute.
Today is an example of how much we’re watched.
I went to the store, not the one I hate (I hate this one,too, but not as much). After paying for the things I bought, I usually walk over and feed the pigeons. The pigeons know me already and will nervously wait for me to throw them some food. I take my time, not because I want to, but to arrange my packages so I can carry them home easily. The birds pace back and forth. I can almost hear them saying “Well, hurry up and give us our food!” As I was throwing the birds the seeds I bought for them, I noticed a lot of things on the ground that had meaning to what I’d been doing all week. The government knows I feed the pigeons and stand in the same spot all the time.
I noticed a piece of earring just like the ones I bought last week, pieces of chocolate, sunglasses exactly like the ones I wear, magazine covers of magazines I read, vegetables I bought, pieces of broken mirror, like the one I broke. Basically, pieces of my life.
Now, what I’d like to know, are things like this supposed to do something to me? Are they supposed to make me crazy? What exactly are they supposed to do? Because I don’t understand what stupid things like these are supposed to do? The only thing I can think this says is “that we’re watching you.” But I know that already. Why waste all this time doing things like this? What utter, stupid nonsense.
These people are always doing the same thing over and over and over. I mean, you would think they’d come up with something different and exciting to torture us with. If this is the best the government has to offer us targets, the U.S. is in trouble. The people who run this targeting program need new blood. We targets already know all your tricks. We can recite them in our sleep. The only weapons the government has left are to put us in prison or kill us. But I know they won’t commit a nazi type holocaust. They want us to kill ourselves, kill someone else, or end up in a mental institution. When any of us targets do any of these things, the government doesn’t get blamed for the violence. The target gets all the blame and gets the label of “crazy.” So the government accomplishes two goals. One, the target is called “crazy.” And, two, another human being gets killed. Of course, the government is never brought into the picture. And life goes on as always. The government keeps harassing and torturing targets as usual. And no one ever points a finger at the government.
The government continues with its program and the targets continue to suffer. And the government sits quietly by and tells itself what a good job it’s doing in getting rid of terrorists like us. I’m sure they go out for a good dinner and congratulate themselves on the great things they’re accomplishing.
Well, U.S. government, you should be ashamed of yourself! I’m ashamed that this is going on. That a government I once would have given my life for is so corrupt, breaks my heart.