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By Trent Reinsmith on April 26, 2001
“Snitches get stitches.” A simple message, but in a world where you word is sometimes all you have, it’s pretty serious. The world that holds rats, stool pigeons, Judas’s and informants in contempt has slowly collapsed in upon itself and is now almost non-existent. A world where people are encouraged to turn in family, friends, co-workers and neighbors has taken its place.
Jim Redden takes a look at this world, a world that rewards the weakest of all human traits, a world that is right outside your door; maybe even in your own home. That’s right, the Big Brother that is watching may be your own brother!
“Tying an unpopular activity to a popular cause is good propaganda and one of the most effective tools for recruiting new informants and justifying more surveillance programs.” Read that again and then ask yourself how the government accomplishes this goal. Give up? Think about the Wars in the US; the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, the War on Terrorism, the general public buys it with a little spin from government and the press. It all tastes so sweet until you look a little deeper and realize that everyone is a casualty of these wars. Friendly fire anyone? Welcome to the world that Jim Redden is living and working in, welcome to the world that we are all living in.
In his look at this world, Redden questions the role of the snitch, their fallibility and why their word, which should be suspect at best, is taken as gospel so often. The answer will come as no surprise; money and jail sentences. Redden shows how the D.A.R.E program and other government policies encourage children and family members to turn on each other for the good of the nation.
He also exposes how these snitches are paid big bucks and sometimes allowed to commit heinous crimes themselves with no repercussions because they are assisting the government to fry (allegedly) bigger fish.
Redden also details how almost everyone is being watched to some extent during their normal everyday life and mostly without their knowledge.The deep and ever growing roots of the snitch culture in America are examined and put under a microscope in this book. The author details how the government tries to justify its surveillance of left wing groups and their causes, and how this surveillance has gotten heavier since the WTO and Republican and Democratic conventions of the recent past.
One key item that Redden examines is the difference between a whistleblower and a snitch. Karen Silkwood and Frank Serpico where whistleblowers, Sammy the Bull was a snitch. Redden exposes how the whistleblower, usually a person who is exposing true evil, is often left out on a limb by the government while the snitch is allowed to run roughshod.
Closing out this book are a series of case studies; case studies that range from the history of anti-crime snitching to the Black Panther party and Italian Mafia families being torn apart. Case studies that show the questionable way in which the government fought crack as well as how they abused forfeiture laws associated with (alleged) crimes.
A book like this is filled with information and is not an easy or quick read. It takes some time and thought to get through it. But in the end, if one really reads this book, they will find it an enlightening and unsettling look at how the tendrils of the state reach out into their lives and limits their freedom.
As with most of the “Feral House” titles that fall within the expose genre, this one is well footnoted and documented, making the accusations that much more difficult to refute. In a culture where the government would like the masses to believe that “it’s all for your own good”, this type of documentation and footnoting is a must.
With Snitch Culture, Jim Redden, Adam Parfrey and Feral House have delivered another blow to the mainstream press, the government, and how they lie and deceive the people they are supposed to be protecting.