It does make me laugh when egotists with absolutely terrible reputations and no honour, get all uppity in their self-delusions.
I was reading the below article, which is very interesting, about an E.German teenager who was imprisoned for spying. How this relates to the EB/PBCC, is that I think BDH has missed a trick, re saliva sampling, fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, and DNA-testing of his flock. I just wanted to helpfully point it out to him. (Of course any traitor worth his/her salt, will get their pet cat or dog to lick any traitorous envelopes full of ministry to be sent out... but hey, it might catch one or two amateurs, and that will make BDH feel better.) The fact that any such mandatory or coerced collation of this personal information would be against the law, would be neither here nor there for the EB/PBCC - many of the members demonstrate on a daily basis their contempt for the law, and human rights.
Of course there is no superficial connection between the way a totalitarian state like E.Germany under the Soviets ruled its people by fear and psychological domination, and the EB/PBCC. Not for a minute. Dob in your neighbours or even your family for miniscule infringements they may or may not have committed? A hierarchy of supposedly 'priestly' police in each town? Hmm, I could go on, but the point is made.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-4128 ... e=facebookThe Stasi not only viewed the BBC as an enemy broadcaster, they specifically saw this programme as a form of psychological warfare aimed to destabilise the regime and incite resistance. They were convinced Harrison was an undercover spy, wooing agents in East Germany.
In the end it was the letter writers they really knuckled down on, and the Stasi were extraordinarily fastidious in their pursuit.
They took saliva samples from the licked envelopes to identify blood groups which they cross-checked with doctor's records. They traced fingerprints on the paper, sourced the ink and collated an extensive archive of handwriting samples.