Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 17, 2017

An Ultramodern Police State

If you want to see what an ultrmodern police state looks like, read this investigative article by the AP on the Chinese crackdown on the Uighurs.

"Crackdown" is an understatement. It's more like stamping on the faces of everyone, repeatedly. Digital tracking of everyone. Forced DNA collection. Collective punishment of family members. "Re-education" and secret executions. Requiring government bureaucrats to live in people's homes for a period of time to conduct at-home indoctrination.

Orwell didn't have the half of it. And somewhere, there are old Stasi members, shaking their heads over their glasses of brandy or beer and saying: "Man, that's some really intensive shit."

2 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

A recent article in The Guardian discussed a reporter who was located within a major city in just 8 minutes using their CCTV network. The facial recognition software is making this a snap...real soon, we’ll be looking back on the 70’s and 80’s as the last free times. With cell phones in the 90’s, the tracking began in ernest, and now it’s a breeze for authorities.

Comrade Misfit said...

I am thankful that I grew up in an era where we were free to be young and stupid, so long as we didn't get arrested or do something so stupid as to make the paper.

Those days are gone, probably forever.