Received an envelope with frightening-looking shields and seals, urging “the person who resides at this address, not you personally” go and participate in Census questionnaire on their website. If I don’t, they said siting ## XX Article of YY US Law, I’ll be thrown in jail or charged a hefty penalty. It’s all for the greater good, they said – to let the government know where, in which community little children cry from hunger and which ethnic group in particular these crying children belong to.
State social engineering under threat in action. I suppose they believe they found a way to raise good obedient…er… citizens out of us uncontrolled anarchists.
I went to their stinky website and answered their stinky questions – about my age, name, age of other inhabitants @this address, my income, my phone number, my job, the address of my workplace, my race, my education, my handicaps and my state of mind.
They said I’m liable to answer under the Law. They didn’t say I have to answer truthfully. I bet some govmint clerk will be a bit surprised to find West-African Chinese man of 85 and income of 250K, living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, badly in need of hearing aid, guide dog and a life-supply of Prozac.