Midnight for Individual Freedom and Privacy
“A ‘Surveillance Society Clock’ created by the American Civil Liberties Union will symbolize the encroachment of government spying on private citizens as part of the war against terrorism — and the ticktock is fast approaching midnight."
The quote above is taken from an article in the Washingtontimes.
I comment regularly on the loss of individual privacy here on my blog because of the dangerous implications it holds for the immediate future.
All too often attempts for censorship and dispensing the rights of the individual are implemented in the name of good to manipulate the average citizen into nodding his/her head in approval.
In the name of 'the war against terrorism and fighting terrorists effectively', in the name of 'nailing down child molesters and deceptive criminals on the internet', the government is promoting (*pushing*) the concept of surrendering the individual's right of privacy to the greater good as determined by our politicians.
Very often the measures politicians take sneak in through the backdoor almost unnoticed.
Here and there I pick up an article about new measures which limit the individual's privacy and freedom to a greater degree than before, and because they lack the emphasis that they SHOULD get I see only few other sites picking up these little tidbits of news items every now and then.
One should not overlook the danger of the sacrifice of privacy on the altar of the ever increasing stranglehold of the political machinery holding out promises of safety and security.
The Nazis would have LOVED to have the technology to track each individual with the aid of the electronic surveillance machinery.
As I have stated before, we are heading for a future where EVERY transaction, everything we do and say will be available at the push of a button.
Not only that, but it is not unlikely that individuals may receive a chip (in the guise of being implemented for the greater good of the individual, such as evident in arguments as 'chipping will prevent kidnapping', 'chipping will facilitate and 24/7 monitoring of anyone's health so that serious diseases and strokes can be prevented' etc.), so that not only each transaction will be recorded, but also the individual's whereabouts and physical state of health at each moment of the day can be exactly monitored and pinpointed.
And if the chip does not give away the individual’s whereabouts, then the copious amount of surveillance cameras will most likely aid in determining the exact location of an individual.
Imagine a chip which, in the name of pro-active health monitoring, will produce alpha brain waves in case of an individual's increased aggressiveness, causing the brain waves to synchronize with the alpha waves, and at the same time exposing the individual to indoctrination (alpha waves produces a state of mind which is more susceptible to accepting the implant of suggestions), then the complete surrender of the individual as a state approved clone has become a reality.
Am I talking about science fiction here, am I exaggerating the issue?
This week I heard a news report about the UK using a lie detector on applicants for social security. The actual news item as presented on TV went into greater detail than the hyperlinked article.
Again, it's all done in the name of good that the politicians are able to prevent and detect possible cases of fraud. The basic premise here seems to be 'guilty until proven innocent' as opposed to 'innocent until proven guilty'.
In spite of reports indicating the unreliable nature of polygraphs the political establishment insists on using them anyway, to allow us to get used to the idea of being monitored all the time and subjecting ourselves voluntarily to scrutiny by the authorities.
Skype users should already be familiar with constant scrutiny.
What if this becomes common practice, what if the individual has to undergo a lie detector test as a standard procedure to be able to pass a questionnaire of a government official acting as the servant of a fascist style PC kind of government exercising a witch hunt against unwanted opposition?
You think this scenario cannot happen?
The footage from the recent demonstration at Brussels should make you change your mind. This kind of censorship IS already happening with the blessing of the EC, and they intend to implement on many more restrictive (constrictive) measures to be implemented in the future of a united states of Europe.
The following quote is taken directly from http://europe.rights.apc.org/eu/overview.html
The main EU moves towards Internet censorship are taking place through the "self-regulation" policy of the Action Plan on Promoting Safer Use of the Internet.
This calls for co-operation between ISPs and law-enforcement bodies to remove "illegal" and restrict "harmful" content.
The plan concentrates particularly on introducing filtering and content rating software and "hotlines" which anyone can phone to complain about what they consider to be illegal or harmful content.
This idea is modelled on the UK's Internet Watch Foundation."
I don't think I need to outline the sign on the wall.
Perhaps tomorrow *YOU* might be considered to be 'harmful' and illegal by the PC brigade because your views deviate too much from the ideology of the PC tyrants. And you may yourself being turned in by your meek 'law-abiding' collaborating neighbour.
Last week I also read an article about the state of Russian mind control research and its current stage of development.
The research performed in the area of mind-reading and mind-control is the artery pumping the blood to the psychotronic weapon industry, and the current stage of development gives ample reason to worry about future implications.
And of course, this research is done in the name of fighting terrorism effectively.
But what a mighty toy in the hands of Nazi spin-offs (the totalitarian PC-brigade) this would be...!
To quote from the article:
-"It's financed and used not only by the medical community, but also by individual and criminal groups," Lopatin said. Terrorists might also get hold of such weapons, he added.
-'Despite Smirnov's death, Rusalkina predicts an "arms race" in psychotronic weapons. Such weapons, she asserts, are far more dangerous than nuclear weapons.
She pointed, for example, to a spate of Russian news reports about "zombies" -- innocent people whose memories had been allegedly wiped out by mind control weapons.'
In the name of safety and security RFID chips are increasingly implemented in products, livestock, and even human beings.
Recently I read this news article about the use of RFID chips. The chips are used for tagging purposes, which reminds me of a post I wrote previously about the 'tagging' phenomenon.
All these articles represent little pieces of a puzzle which in its totality outlines a very ominous picture of the future. The information about the ongoing process of loss of freedom comes to us in the form of little information items which usually are pushed to the background in favor of other issues.
The quest for 'safety and security' is a quest for the proverbial carrot at the end of the stick, and surrendering to the quest for that elusive carrot acts as a catalyst for maneuvering/manipulating an individual into a situation where, in the name of that very safety and security, he/she has sold out every bit of freedom and autonomous self-control, and surrendered it into the hands of power-hungry wolves in sheep's clothing.
Thus, the obtuse-minded obsession for an illusion of safety and security will have brought about a nightmarish prison as the habitat of the individual.
If the illusion of safety and security results in the individual being captured into a prison, a virtual stable where the individual is forced to abide by the powers in charge of the people farm, is it really worth the price?
Absolute security and safety do not exist anyway, anything can happen anytime to anyone.
This is why I want to urge the reader not to overlook the little tidbits of news items pointing in the direction of the completely loss of autonomy and individual freedom.
The arguments are always presented in the light of the 'greater good', but it is wise to remember the adage that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road of privacy control in no exception to this rule.