Re: New Around here GA
Welcome to the place. Looking forward to a proper intro.
We had 4 or 5 Marines in my company at BAC, 3 were in my stick. One of them, from CA, was scared shitless about the night jump. One of his fellow Marines, from Brooklyn, was screwing with him about it mercilessly. "It's dahk out der. They're gonna drop us in the trees. We're all gonna die." "SHUT UP, WILL YA! JUST SHUT UP!"
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. E. A. Blair