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Friday, 26 August 2011


Well worth reading this article about the former East German secret police.  The article also contains a short 25 minute documentary as well. 
Interestingly enough the VBC iplayer was showing a film covering the same subject. It is called "THE LIVES OF OTHERS."   It may well still be available. 
Here is the opening youtube clip.

They had the population so frightened and paranoid they were all willing to spy on each other!  They had the whole system down to scientific detail.   They even specified suspected state enemies into different categories and had an exact way of punishing each category of offender.


The art of terrorising a population is not a 20th century phenomenon.
1 Peter 3:13-15 
13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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