If you haven’t watched The Lives of Others you should do so at your earliest opportunity. It’s necessary to provide context for 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson’s remarks regarding the need for our own secret police:
The pediatric neurosurgeon-turned-candidate told a crowd of Iowa Republicans he is “thinking very seriously” about adding “a covert division of people who look like the people in this room, who monitor what government people do.” Carson suggested people would work harder if they suspected their coworkers of monitoring their work. “And we make it possible to fire government people!” he said to loud cheers.
As Charles P. Pierce is known to say: “We are indeed very fcked.”