posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:15 AM
This isn't the first time this has been raised in the UK and it won't be the last.
The UK government has been attempting to gather and hold information about everyone for years.
DNA. Where I fly. What I view on the internet. National Identity Card - all have been discussed and considered and pushed for in parliament by
someone or other at some point within the last 20 years.
Where I can understand ideas such as an ID card (it wouldn't help reduce illegal immigration, but it would assist in bringing in tougher laws against
people who couldn't prove they were legal UK residents), I have issues with the rest.
Where I fly - I land in one sketchy country on my travels and I'm instantly under terror suspicions. How often do you read in the media when police
have 'swooped' on terror suspects and they make mention of 'they visited Afghanistan/Pakistan recently'. Not that they're ideal holiday
locations but, saying I did a 1 night stop over there because of times between flights, I could have fingers pointed at me (people have been detained
for far less under UK terror laws).
DNA - if I felt it was being put to good use in terms of finding donors for medical purposes, I'd see the point. However if you look at it as an
evidence farm where any person remotely linked to a crime, no matter how severe could have their DNA then planted at a crime scene, it would make
'official' stories released to the public more water tight and the real truth lost behind the smoke screen.
What I browse on the internet - Again another flimsy way of pinning suspicions on me for being a 'radical' or 'anti-flag' etc etc simply because I
make certain posts on a certain website or visit a site related to a recent crime (I've been on both Gifford and Laughner's YouTube channels prior
to writing this, a poor example but if it was closer to home, and my browsing was being monitored, I could be questioned).
It's all too controlling, and I'm dead against it.