Three news articles broke today that should strike fear in the heart of every freedom loving U.S. resident. Surveillance technologies are being employed to monitor your movements in the name of crime prevention and fighting terrorism. The government is preying on your fears. We are being incrementally ushered into a police state under the guise of providing protection and security. When you wake up to the loss of privacy, liberty, and individual rights, it may be too late to beat back the oppressive overlords known as your government.
This article details the use of flying pilotless spy-drones capable of “hovering” and “staring” at the citizens. Big Brother’s drones will be using electro-optic or infrared sensors that will be soon be employed in Miami to “fight against crime.”
“Our intentions are to use it only in tactical situations as an extra set of eyes,” said police department spokesman Juan Villalba.
“The FBI is experimenting with a variety of unmanned aerial vehicles”, said Marcus Thomas, an assistant director of the bureau’s Operational Technology Division.
Sweet. I cannot wait to have my high-resolution image scanned and placed in the Department of Homeland Security’s politically-subversive database.
Here you can learn about the increased use of fingerprint technology to track air-travelers in the U.S. The changes require the imprinting of all 10 fingertips, instead of the 2 that were previously captured. The announced intent of the $280 million security upgrade is to “give officers a more accurate idea of who is in front of them.” The real purpose is to coordinate biometric databases with international agencies in the European Union and Canada.
Our third installment of government privacy intrusion comes from Orlando, Florida.
Orlando police used high-tech surveillance cameras with the ability to zoom in on individual faces from great distances. Orlando police said they recorded every image captured by the cameras. They said the footage will be held for a week in case they must investigate crimes that have not been reported yet.
Your rights and liberties are being destroyed in the name of protection from the manufactured looming menace that the government desperately needs you to fear. Random street violence and the nefarious “terrorist” threat are the means employed to assault your rights. Many are more than willing to submit to state-directed privacy invasion, but they have no idea what these measures will entail.
Will you feel safe when only the government commits crime? Will you be able to sleep at night knowing your life is not your own? Will you whisper in the corner to avoid telescreen prejudgment? In case you are interested, Comcast is working on your living room surveillance device right now.
It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face … was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ~ George Orwell (1984)