|Coming to a state near you, beginning in Michigan|
So, how does an organization as small as the Gestapo enforce these Nazi edicts? From the Encyclopedia Britannica comes an explanation:
"In that bureaucratic maze, the functions of the Gestapo often overlapped with those of other security departments, with which the Gestapo had both to cooperate and compete. Owing to its relatively small size—approximately 32,000 personnel at the end of 1944—the Gestapo relied extensively on the use of denunciations from among the local German populace in order to conduct its investigations."
Numerous authors of the Nazi period have had access to the extensive files on the Nazi period in the German archives, among them William L. Shirer, who was among the first to go over these records prior to the transfer to Germany from American custody in the mid-1950s. In his work Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Shirer wrote describing the S.D. (Sicherheitsdienst, or Security Department) "...some 100,000 part-time informers were directed to snoop on every citizen in the land and report the slightest remark or activity which was deemed inimical to Nazi rule. (pg. 273)" You see, by 1939 the S.D. was part of the Sipo (Sicherheitspolizei, “Security Police”) and the Kripo (Kriminalpolizei “Criminal Police”), and the Gestapo, which, along with Heinrich Himmler's S.S. was under an umbrella organization called the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (“Reich Security Central Office”), run by a man later called "the hangman" Reinhard Heydrich...and yeah, that's all boring and slightly off-point.
The point here is these Nazi thugs set up an apparatus where all it took was Old Man Gustav, or Aunt Gertrude, or young little Wilhelm in his new Hitler Youth uniform, to point a finger at anyone else who they thought was against the Nazi regime in word or deed, and send the poor guy to Dacau or Buchenwald. Basically, you think their way, or else.
The same thing applies in every other country which had - or currently has - a totalitarian regime which will not or ever tolerate so much as a critical thought from anyone, much less speech. The Soviet Union had the KGB; East Germany had the Stasi; the communist countries China, Cuba, and North Korea have their versions, and all supported by a network of tattletales and busybodies, ready to drop a dime on someone they don't like. And why not? It takes money to pay a Nazi cop for his 12-hour shift, and yet his stool pigeon works for free.
So, what is happening right now, here in the land of the free? At the time of this writing, the country is essentially shut down due to the coronavirus. People are told to stay in their homes to slow down the progress of the disease. Going out is necessary only for jobs deemed essential, or to gather groceries. As this virus is a proven killer which spread rapidly worldwide from communist China, some of these steps and orders by our governments at every level are pretty laudable.
But then there's this, and you have to watch it. It's from the mouth of a clown pretty high up in the Michigan state government (and his police chief stoolie), which is run by a pack of liberals who slobber over the Commie Manifesto, and they would like nothing more than making the average citizen their personal drone.
Now, you people watching this may be thinking "Oh, Governor Whitmer is just playing it safe; we just can't have people riding about the streets while the virus is out there. They could contaminate my potato salad, doggonit!" Yeah, right. These same liberals are demanding - and succeeding in some areas - the opening of our jails to release criminals back on to the streets, with some of them proven to be violent, resulting in our streets being a lot less safe in more ways than one... and you have no problem with that, yet have a problem with the average Joe getting in his car for a quick trip to the store?
So what happens when one of your liberal friends heads out to the store for some toilet paper or some Tide Pods or some crayons for his coloring book, and your liberal neighbor makes that phone call to that liberal police chief, and he gets that new version of the Michigan Gestapo knocking on your liberal buddy's door? Don't sit there and think you're not immune to it, because that same neighbor will make another phone call concerning you. Besides, you just saw a police chief who was all for it.
And don't sit there and think it cannot happen in America. History always repeats itself, and as per the above video, we got the beginnings of a Gestapo entrenched in a state government... and this government under Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging the busybodies. Because a toltalitarian regime tolerates no criticism, and the longer they do have power, the more likely it is that a Dacau or a Buchenwald gets built on land just north of Detroit.