Thursday, November 02, 2006

Britain now named: Airstrip One

Haha, those fools in the UK who claimed they had nothing to hide, wanted the governement to take firmer control and in any case had nothing to fear have found themselves in an Orwellian nightmare!


Fears that the UK would "sleep-walk into a surveillance society" have become a reality, the government's information commissioner has said.

And for those of you who may have forgotten what Orwell had to say:

“By comparison with that existing today, all the tyrannies of the past were half-hearted and inefficient. The ruling groups were always infected to some extent by liberal ideas, and were content to leave loose ends everywhere, to regard only the overt act and to be uninterested in what their subjects were thinking. Even the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages was tolerant by modern standards. Part of the reason for this was that in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance. “

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