It seems as if this ID card scheme will get the go-ahead, what with the excretions from the bowels of Parliament being smeared across the pages of the press. This latest manifestation of government arrogance is scheduled to come into effect in 2008, with a planned £2’500 fine for any dissenters from this scheme.
Of course, all this is being done “for the benefit of the British people”; all this compulsion and cajoling is done “for our own good” so we should, in effect, shut up and be reasonable about it all – right?
If they keep saying this often enough, they may even start to believe it.
Isn’t it ironic how we’re raised to adulthood, taught and told to stand on our own two feet – and then bludgeoned back to babyhood for the conceit and profit of the Nanny State?
Anyways, this ID card scheme is part of the Labour Party’s manifesto for next year’s General Election (and a major reason why I’ll be voting against the motherfuckers). Heading this scheme is Home Secretary David “Big Brother” Blunkett, a man who has made the press for more than his policies recently…
The specifics of the Blunkett personal scandal aren’t terribly important – at least not the parts that don’t involve the abuse of governmental powers. I couldn’t really give a flying fuck whether or not the guy gets paternity rights to the kid he fathered with his married lover; what I do give a fuck about is a man who’s built much of his career on controlling immigration, suddenly doing a volte-face and procuring a visa for his lover’s nanny.
Ever more fundamentally, I have a serious issue with a government which is willing to spend millions to defile our privacy and civil rights, invoking an entitlement to a personal life, untampered by the press, for its constituents. Personally, I think that any bureaucrat who seeks to diminish individual freedoms in the name of security or “morality”, should be dragged kicking and screaming through the gutter press at every possible opportunity.
Hypocrisy and parliament – were I compiling a dictionary, those two words would be synonyms.
In any case, it seems as if the ID juggernaut will roll on toward it’s destination, as voting Labour is de rigeur round these-here parts; ever more worrying is that, according to polls, 80% of peeps would support Big Brother’s Biometric Buggery.
Whatever happened to the spirit of ‘Rule Britannia’?
It looks like Britons really, really, really shall be slaves – and I’ll be on the first plane out of here should this worst-case scenario come to pass…