Originally posted by cranspace
reply to post by fakedirt
This is a right liberty cctv cameras everywhere registration plate readers in service stations
You can't go about your own business without being tracked
this is important for many reasons and one must make the distinction between the right to protect the public from harm on the streets (safety), in their cars (non insured drivers) against intrusion into something i see as a basic tenet of freedom.
they have been monitoring all communications for years now. ever read spycatcher by greengrass, the one which maggie banned due to it's sensitive nature? the echelon system, gchq, local government footsoldiers who gather intel on individuals via various organisations,clubs, womens institute military wing assassination by marmalade (joke!).
imo the issue is about control. the gubbermint are seriously concerned about extremists of all flavours and did itself no favours being caught up in fake wars to grab resources and in the meantime the media drive the suggestions (discreetly implied) that one never knows who or where the enemy will appear. it could be the man next door. it could be the lollipop lady or scout master. it could be anyone and as such we are all under the spotlight.
if you think the pressure is on now, wait until all legislation borne through various private interests and multinationals take effect. they will always be prepared to use violence to sustain their tenureship whether it be from external threats or their 'own' citizens. the balance between state and individual is already out of kilter.
time and pressure will take their effect.