posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 02:59 AM
A concern I have is that these systems that include microphones could be used to stifle political dissent. A little off topic, but I think it's
worth looking at by ATSNN members, is an account of what happened in a small Southern Oregon town when George Bush's entourage came to town during
the election campaign. See the full account at www.joelskousen.com...
under the section titled "THE BUSH ELECTION LEGACY" of
which the following is a disturbing excerpt:
“An order was issued that the anti-Bush rhetoric be quieted. The local SWAT team leapt to action. It happened fast. Clad in full riot gear, at least
50 officers moved in. Shouting indecipherable commands from a bullhorn, they formed a chain and bore down upon the people, only working to clear the
side of the street appearing to be occupied by Kerry supporters. People tried to get out of their way. It was very crowded. There was nowhere to move.
People were being crushed. They started flowing into the streets. Pleas to the officers, asking, ‘where to go’ fell upon deaf ears.
“Instead, riot police fired pellets of cayenne pepper spray into the crowd. An old man fell and couldn't get up. When a young man stopped to help, he
was shot in the back with hard pepper spray balls. Children were hit with pepper spray. Deemed ‘Protesters’ were shoved and herded down the street by
the menacing line of armed riot police, until out of the President's ear-shot.
“Across the street, individuals shouting support for the president were allowed to continue. Officers monitored this group but allowed them to shout
words of support or hurl derisions toward Kerry supporters, undisturbed. Honking cars filled with Bush supporters were left alone. A honking car full
of Kerry supporters was stopped by police on its way out of town."
If the surveillance cops can not only see what you are doing but also hear what you are saying, that creates the perfect system for quieting any
politically unfavored expressions.
Heil BIG BROTHER!!