Thursday, June 25, 2009

1984? More like 2009.

Really, was 1984 not required reading in England? It have been.

First they put up CCTVs everywhere. But it's not just to record public spaces in the case of crime, no, they have people watching them at all times and even scold people who are behaving badly. There should be public outrage, but there is little.

And its not like the English government is trying to cover up what they are doing. Here is an actual poster made to promote the new CCTVs:
How does this poster even get made? It is almost flaunting the fact that England was 15 years late to 1984.

Now, just to make life "better" famous quotes will be broadcast in the subway system. Sure it is a good idea to do, but not through government mandate. That will get all too old all too fast. And when will "anti-terror" quotes start to get slipped in?

It is amazing how someone can so fully understand people and foresee what will happen, and then actually write the prediction down. Bravo Orwell, you win again.

5 comments:

Callie said...

That is just . . . too scary for words.

Slyde said...

that really IS scary...

dailypiglet said...

holy crap

Aaron Brown said...

Why not just label the program "Big Brother" or "Project 1984" I don't think they could be any more obvious about flaunting in their citizens' faces.

How about their next poster having this quote on it:

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin

Oh wait, too late...

AB

The Gare Bear said...

This is what paranoid governments do. And, we may ask, why would they be paranoid? Could it be they don't deserve to exist and they are running scared.