RALEIGH, NC - A scandal erupted on Earth today when it was learned that the Emperor has switched tactics from outright “disappearing” of political enemies and other dissidents to a more subtle approach, one involving the targeting of undesirables for extra audits by the Paratrooper Accountants.
“Let’s not pretend anyone is being punished here,” explained Mouthpiece Scott. “Some questionable individuals, corporations, and organizations do get targeted for ‘extra scrutiny,’ but that is all. The fact that many of them end up in Debtor’s Prison is a massive coincidence, nothing more. And anyone who says otherwise may end up the target of ‘extra scrutiny.’”
Former RFS Cathey, who now runs a photography business, if you can picture that, was the subject of similar scrutiny a year or so ago. Propaganda Pipeline was able to catch up with him for some inside-outside perspective on this process:
"Yea, I was probably one of the first to be targeted for 'extra scrutiny.’ Something to do with making sure my photographs 'represented the Empire in the right manner,' whatever that means... urrr umm I mean, I get it. The Empire is awesome, my photos should display its awesomeness. Just to be clear the Empire is Awesome.
“Anyway, turns out, I was paying wayyyyyy to much in taxes. So surprise, I got a refund. Yea, they refunded their fists and clubs right into my body, but hey I'm not complaining. I want to be very clear that you understand that I am not complaining and was very satisfied and grateful for my ‘refund.’ Ooo look a bird eating a squirrel….”
More news as it develops. (subtle photography joke)
Mr. Cathey greatly contributed to writing of this post.