posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 07:14 AM
We virtually have no privacy left as citizens. As soon as we step out of our doors we are observed, tracked, asked to present ID and scrutinised.
I have worked in the private security industry for many years where hi-tech systems have been used to control access, identify and monitor employees.
That's fine and unfortunately necessary to protect corporate information and intellectual property. However, it is NOT acceptable for our own
governments to treat us all as suspects and they have absolutely no right to do so.
The reasons they always give for increased monitoring, such as national security, just don't hold water and are entirely unworkable in practice.
There's an old saying in the security industry... "who watches the watchers"
I think that applies to our own governments and it's agencies and representatives more and more. They teflon coat their own sloping shoulders and
become untouchable and blameless whilst we the people are put under increasing control and scrutiny.
It's not enough to vote them out at the next election as the party likely to replace them will do exactly the same. That's where our modern
democracy fails with usually only two main parties to choose from, each in the pocket of the big movers and shakers of the corporate world.
There is also the fact that there are a lot of people in behind the scene civil service roles who remain no matter what party is currently in
It is these people, appointees rather than elected officials, that hold so much power and can formulate and direct policy. The Government is merely
I'm ranting now, too much coffee