A committee has been convened to establish who is disaffected with the church and who may be forwarding rumours and further disaffection.
The Chairman of the committee is the newly-arrived Supercargo (HES) CMO AF. The Secretary is Hillary Eenkhoorn.
Initial reports were that this may be a forum for people to address their upsets. However, new information is that their purpose is to “locate public who are disaffected and spreading rumours in the field”. People who have heard rumours or know of anyone spreading dissent are being encouraged to submit reports on this to the committee.
In practice this means they want to know who’s on board and who isn’t.
In short it’s an effort to quell dissent by finding out who is dissenting. The new brooms wish to sweep clean.
And talking of sweeping, this brings to mind brooms. And witches. And hunts.
“In modern terminology ‘witch-hunt’ has acquired usage referring to the act of seeking and persecuting any perceived enemy, particularly when the search is conducted using extreme measures and with little regard to actual guilt or innocence”.
“The term is used when a hunt for wrongdoers becomes abused, and a defendant can be convicted merely on an accusation”.
“An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views”.
If you or anyone you know is called before this committee or is asked to submit reports they will be expected to give up names. Everything you say can and will be used against you or others.
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