Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sleepwalking To Dictatorship
I am pleased to see that I am not the only person in this country who worries that we are sleepwalking to dictatorship.
Deputy chief constable of Hampshire, Ian Readhead, recently told the BBC's "Politics Show" that Britain could become a surveillance society with cameras on every street corner.
Mr Redhead said that CCTV was being used in small towns and villages where crime rates were low.
He also expressed concerns about the retention of some DNA evidence and the use of speed cameras.
"I'm really concerned about what happens
to the product of these cameras,
and what comes next?
If it's in our villages,
are we really moving towards an Orwellian
situation where cameras are at every street corner?
And I really don't think that's
the kind of country that I want to live in."
He has hit the nail on the head. Nanny often says that if you are doing nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear. However, she fails to address the issue as to what happens with the surveillance footage of innocent law abiding people?
The more you are watched, the more you will modify your actions. You only have to see the effect of that pile of shite "Big Brother", on the retards that enter the Big Brother house, to know that people change their behaviour when being watched.
CCTV intrudes into our lives and affects us negatively.
There are up to 4.2 million CCTV cameras in Britain - about one for every 14 people.
The UK also has the world's biggest DNA database, with 3.6 million DNA samples on file.
Scary isn't it?
Why do we need to be so closely monitored?