posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 02:33 PM
The London police have bested their own impressive record for insane and stupid anti-terrorism posters with a new range of signs advising Londoners to
go through each others' trash-bins looking for "suspicious" chemical bottles, and to report on one another for "studying CCTV cameras."
It's hard to imagine a worse, more socially corrosive campaign. Telling people to rummage in one another's trash and report on anything they don't
understand is a recipe for flooding the police with bad reports from ignorant people who end up bringing down anti-terror cops on their neighbors who
keep tropical fish, paint in oils, are amateur chemists, or who just do something outside of the narrow experience of the least adventurous person on
their street. Essentially, this redefines "suspicious" as anything outside of the direct experience of the most frightened, ignorant and foolish
people in any neighborhood.
Even worse, though, is the idea that you should report your neighbors to the police for looking at the creepy surveillance technology around them.
This is the first step in making it illegal to debate whether the surveillance state is a good or bad thing. It's the extension of the ridiculous
airport rule that prohibits discussing the security measures ("Exactly how does 101 ml of liquid endanger a plane?"), conflating it with "making
jokes about bombs."
The British authorities are bent on driving fear into the hearts of Britons: fear of terrorists, immigrants, pedophiles, children, knives... And once
people are afraid enough, they'll write government a blank check to expand its authority without sense or limit.
This does scare me to think that they are basiclly asking us to spy on each other... NWO i think, it reeks of it.