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George Orwell, if alive, would be crying....

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Don, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    Mr. Orwell tried his best; but it's fallen on deaf ears, and the UK has turned into the very thing he warned against.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Howe-calls-DIY-surveillance-help-police.html
     
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    Saw this this morning. I think that you are right about Orwell being saddened.

    I should be surprised, though I am not. Visit London, and note the number of CCTV cameras.
     
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    In the US, it really got going with Lieberman back around 2005-2007; but has expanded to license plate and sidewalk cameras.

    http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S778-2015
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nce-society-cameras-public-locations/2409893/

    Surveillance cameras in Boston helped with the marathon bombing; but the increase in surveillance cameras across the US, and especially in highly-populated areas, *should* be disturbing....
     
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    Absolutely agree.
     
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    And it's only the beginning. Welcome to the technotronic era.

    "unrestrained by traditional values" in this context means without values or principles, above and not accountable to the law.

    Is this not how the "elite" are acting already? They claim the right to know every aspect of our daily lives while hiding their own dealings and doings behind firewalls like "national security" we dare not breach unless we are willing to spend the rest of our lives in prison or on the run.

    Where'd all the "freedom" go? Better yet, who will stand up for it?
     
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