U.S. and Britain: “Endemic Surveillance Societies”

Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
Tuesday, January 1, 2008


According to Privacy International, a human rights group an watchdog on surveillance and privacy, Britain and the United States are in the lowest category when it comes to privacy and government snooping. “Greece, Romania and Canada had the best privacy records of 47 countries surveyed by Privacy International, which is based in London. Malaysia, Russia and China were ranked worst,” reports the Associated Press.

Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, said the “general trend is that privacy is being extinguished in country after country” and even “those countries where we expected ongoing strong privacy protection, like Germany and Canada, are sinking into the mire… The last five years has seen a litany of surveillance initiatives.”

In the United States, nothing had changed after the Democrats gained control of Congress. “We would expect the cancellation of some programs, the review of others, but this hasn’t occurred,” Davies said.

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Of course not, because the Democrats take their orders from the same global control freaks as the Republicans. It should come as no surprise even the holdouts, Canada and Germany, are beginning to implement “surveillance initiatives,” as the idea is a worldwide control grid with no nation excluded. The report indicates “privacy protection was worsening across Western Europe, although it was improving in the former Communist states of Eastern Europe,” the latter once known as rigid surveillance societies.

“The fact is that the modern implementation of the prison planet has far surpassed even Orwell’s 1984 and the only difference between our society and those fictionalized by Huxley, Orwell and others, is that the advertising techniques used to package the propaganda are a little more sophisticated on the surface,” writes Paul Joseph Watson. “Yet just a quick glance behind the curtain reveals that the age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus are still being used to force humanity into accepting the terms of its own imprisonment and in turn policing others within the prison without bars.”

The Privacy International report would have us believe a “concern about terrorism, immigration and border security was driving the spread of identity and fingerprinting systems, often without regard to individual privacy,” when in fact these are nothing short of a manufactured pretense, part and parcel of “the age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus,” as Watson indicates.

“People shouldn’t feel despondent about the results,” Davies of Privacy International said. “Our view is that privacy-friendly systems will emerge in coming years and that consumers will soon begin to see privacy as a political issue.”

Sadly, this is wishful thinking, as government increasingly moves toward the ultimate intrusion — surveiling and monitoring our very physiology with biometrics and, as in the case of the Mexican government, tracking humanity like cattle with biochip technology.

Our rulers are determined to impose a scientific dictatorship on the masses and this begins with surveillance and tracking. “This is the prison without bars. This is the panopticon, a prison so constructed that the inspector can see each of the prisoners at all times, without being seen. This is a portrait of the accelerating movement by western governments to erect giant, powerful, all-pervading mass surveillance, tracking and control grids that will keep all populations firmly under the baleful and watchful gaze of Big Brother,” writes Watson. “Orwell’s 1984 was a picnic in comparison to the wielding cogs of the prison planet infrastructure that are being put in place all around us.”

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