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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

As we walk blindly.

Into ever more surveillance used under the banner of 'protecting' people it is quite simply scary how the police and others, can get away with installing and using ever more surveillance equipment.

There are those who say 'if you have nothing to hide what is the problem'? The problem is that more and more innocent people who would never commit a serious crime and being stored on police databases. How anyone can't see the issue with this has given up what little freedoms this country used to offer its citizens.

The police, of course, are loving every minute of this current obsession with security. In the name of protecting the citizens under their control they want more and more of the same installed everywhere.

It has, of course, nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the citizens under their control and has everything to do with exactly that. Control. If they know every step someone has taken as they go about their daily lives they can use such information to create yet another false case against an individual.

The police will not filter out anything. They will store everything. Every movement you ever make will be stored for 5 years. If you have a car then that too will be stored. Your children, who may never ever commit a crime, will have their movements tracked. And so the list goes on and one and...

I am sure there is a base for a human rights campaign here. Either through our own court system or though the E.U. courts. the latter being more concerned about such things so may be the better course of action. Whichever way is used it should be done. I will not do it as I put my family first and foremsot and the last thing I need to bring down on my family is heavy handed police hellbent of snuffling me out. Whether anything will ever come of that remains to be seen because from what I have seen over the last few years we are all walking blindly into a surveillance society without so much as a whimper of a complaint. As is usual for the British, the English in particular, we will not see what is happening until it is too late to retaliate. But one thing is certain, we will retaliate eventually. By which time the police will have got into every area of our daily lives and they will fight to keep it 'for your own protection'.

Welcome to 1984 in 2007.

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