- - Monday, March 23, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In 1983, the No. 1 song of the year was “Every Breath You Take” by the rock band The Police, written by their lead singer Sting. At the time, many people thought the song was about a stalker, and we were right. Sting has since noted, “I didn’t realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.”

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I’ll be watching you … .

Thirty-two years later, that tune about state-run stalking keeps coming back into my head as the agenda of the Obama administration rolls along. Today’s federal apparatchiks have stopped bothering to disguise their obsession with controlling every breath we take, every tea we drink, every shower we take or every barbecue we make.

The United States and its friends around the world (the latest being Israel) have abandoned President Obama, rejecting his advances and tagging him for the insecure and now jealous ex-boyfriend he is. His response? He’s stalking us even more. After all, stalking isn’t fun unless your target is diminished, and well, controlled by it.

Punishment by control is the mechanism. Relevance through cruelty is the goal.

The latest plan our stalker government has in motion? Mr. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency wants hotels to stalk you in the shower. That’s right. Privacy in a hotel room is usually something that we demand and a hotel touts, making sure we feel secure and unwatched. It’s the least we should expect, right?

But now the stalker in chief’s wingmen at the Environmental Protection Agency have issued a $15,000 grant to the University of Tulsa for the development of a wireless device to monitor how much time you spend in the shower.

You know, to, uh, keep you from wasting water. Norman Bates would be proud.

Every single day

Every word you say

Every game you play

Every night you stay

I’ll be watching you … .

To escape that monitoring in the shower by our benevolently obsessed, how about a barbecue? That classic American pastime, a fun meal where we can all enjoy the outdoors. There are fancy grills and simple grills, and all different kinds of charcoal. Part of the fun of grilling is the ritual and the finesse of getting those coals just right, one side for meat, the other for veggies. The kids can help and the luscious smell of those steaks might even make your reclusive neighbors come over, with an offer of Guinness, if they can join you.

But don’t get too comfortable, honey. Someone is missing. Barack Obama and his strange friends weren’t invited so they’re making sure you know they’re in charge of your grill, and they’re watching every move you make.

Another $15,000 grant has been sent over to another bunch of academics to help along the stalking and bullying while you’re grilling. According to the Washington Examiner, the University of California is charged with a “project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a ‘catalytic’ filtration system” that “has the “potential for global application … .”

Because it’s not the coming Iranian mushroom cloud and spread of radiation that threatens the environment. No, it’s the grease drippings from your grill.

Every move you make

Every vow you break

Every smile you fake

Every claim you stake

I’ll be watching you … .

It’s exhausting being stalked. Time for a cool sweet tea. Not so fast, love. The woman married to the stalker in chief and charged with bullying us about our food has just ordered us all to skip the buffet and not sweeten our tea.

Which makes this American wonder, what sort of food and sugar are on those two separate planes the Obamas used to fly to Los Angeles? Then again, stalkers can do whatever they want. It’s only the stalkees who are to be watched, chastised and barked at for being, well, uncontrolled.

You see, stalking is only done right when the bullying encompasses the most private part of our lives: how we take care of our literal selves, our bodies — like our health care, the intimacy of our grooming rituals, like showering and bathing, and what we eat and drink. If a stalker and bully (and government) controls those things, they control everything.

As the 1983 Sting song reminds us, stalkers aren’t unique to this era. But it’s bad news when the jealous, spurned and obsessed ex-lover is in the White House, with all the apparatus and power of the United States at his disposal, and agencies run by his cultish gang.

All state-run stalking projects, big and small, are meant to condition you even further into believing you must be controlled by someone who supposedly knows better than you. One way you can make a stalker irrelevant is by fighting back and refusing to hand over control of your life. Stalkers must be successful or they collapse. Let’s make sure Mr. Obama and his enablers know we refuse to be their victims.

Tammy Bruce is a radio talk-show host, author and Fox News contributor.

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