Citizen Tom

The fence and guard tower at the Soviet forced labor camp Perm-36 100 km northeast of the city ofPerminRussia, part of the prison camp system operated by theSoviet Unionin theStalin eraknown as theGulag. The last remaining example of a Gulag labor camp, the site has been preserved as a museum and is open to the public asThe Museum of the History of Political Repression Perm-36. (from Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions)

When this post, ARE YOU READY TO BE RULED BY BIGBROTHER?, starting here, got several lighthearted comments about being dragged off to an internment camp, I experienced a moment of bewilderment. Why? When I think of internment camps, I remember what I have read of the Nazi concentration camps and the Soviet gulags. Millions have died under the rule of totalitarian oppressors, and the people who currently run our country have given…

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