WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, President George W. Bush announced plans to deploy National Guard soldiers to the U.S.-Mexican border. The plan to occupy the border with National Guard troops has the country divided, but the President has at least one staunch supporter: ex-Stasi chief who now does consultant work for the Department of Homeland Security, Markus Wolf.
The ex-Stasi chief Markus Wolf, who has co-authored books with prominent neocons, said that militarizing the border is a good step towards imposing broader travel restrictions on the American people. Wolf said that a more effective border control program will dovetail nicely with CAPPS II and the no-fly list. He also expressed happiness, while giving President Bush accolades for his decision to send National Guard troops to the border.
After contacting the ex-Stasi chief, I was able to ask him a few questions. The following is the text of my interview with Markus Wolf.
DN: Hello, Markus. I appreciate the opportunity to ask you a few questions. Let's start with your views on the immigration control movement in America.
MW: Hello, Dominus. It's great to speak with you. To answer your question, the immigration control movement has been incredibly misled, but to the advantage of central planners in the state apparatus. They see immigrants as the source of economic problems, rather than state interference in the marketplace. This gives us a scapegoat to work with. They also distrust President Bush on the immigration control issue, since he hasn't been very interested in curtailing immigration. But at the same time, they beg for an occupied border and even a wall. If they do not trust Bush on this issue, why would they trust Bush with a wall? Do they really think he would use it for any reason other than trapping Americans in?
DN: Good question. But do you really think this would be used for travel restrictions on Americans?
MW: You have heard of the no-fly list?
MW: Who do you think the no-fly list is for?
DN: Ummmm... Terrorists?
MW: Really. If a known terrorist is trying to board a plane they would be arrested, not put on a no-fly list. The no-fly list isn't for terrorists, but for opponents of the government and the administration. That is just how I like it, and that is why I have chosen to work for the Bush administration.
DN: Hmmm. But for what purpose would the government wish to keep Americans from leaving the country? It isn't like Americans are trying to flee to Mexico.
MW: There are plenty of reasons. Albeit, Americans may not be trying to leave the country en masse, but given the metastasizing police state, there is - no doubt - going to be people who will have a perfectly legitimate need, for one reason or another, to escape the jurisdiction of the federal government. It could also be used to protect certain business interests, such as keeping people who owe politically-connected lending institutions from travelling until their debts are paid up.
DN: Travel restrictions are the hallmark of repressive regimes. It seems like maybe more Americans should be concerned about the federal government taking over the border.
MW: Yes. But Americans are sufficiently cognitively impaired to the point that we can do whatever we want. Americans actually beg for tyranny!
DN: With the demand for stronger immigration control measures coming from organizations that appear to be grassroots, this gives the Bush administration and the government some plausible deniability. Do you agree?
MW: Absolutely. We set up these organizations, like the Minutemen movement, to call for increased border security. They speak out against the administration, the administration acts uninterested in the issue, until finally we move in. It looks like a grassroots victory, when it is actually a victory for the police state. Now we just have to get busy on building a Berlin Wall of North America!
DN: Thanks for the interview.
MW: You're welcome.