Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Big Brother Is Watching You... (And Checking Your Pizza Preferences...)

Here in the UK, we've got the highest number of CCTV cameras watching our every move, and the Government has been doing its level best to bring in ID cards and detention for 48 days without charges under anti-terrorism legislation.

The USA seems to be going the same way... at least, that is the opinion of the American Civil Liberties Union, who want to repeal the 2005 Real ID Act, and are asking people to sign their petition. I have no idea how recent the petition is, as there doesn't seem to be a date mentioned anywhere.

The UCLU have an Orwellian view of where things are headed. Click on THIS to see what they believe the future might hold. It's very amusing... in a spine-chilling sort of way...

Twitch of the mantilla to the very talented Anna Arco, who put the link up on Facebook.

1 comment:

Mark said...

...waitaminute...I thought we were all meant to be in favour of Blair's...errrr....Brown's nanny state! (tongue-in-cheek)

Actually, I can see arguments both pro and contra, and in an 'ideal' world (that is, assuming ideal government existed) there would be nothing to fear. But that's not the world we live in.

And alas, I better watch my Ps and Qs, when it comes to the folks that I am, theoretically, the long arm of... ;-P

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