Big Brother or Uncle Sam: Look Alikes

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The face of George Orwell's Big Brother and that of the bearded Uncle Sam are morphing into each other at an accelerated rate. Soon, we can take the composite of both as the new face of America, and plaster it on high technology high definition digital Ad Displays from Times Square to the Golden Gate with the caption, "Uncle Sam is Watching You".

Big BrotherAs Democrats and some Republicans alike in Congress struggle to obtain memos from V.P. Dick Cheney's office regarding unwarranted (illegal) wiretaps enacted by President Bush's authorization, another step was just taken to authorize cutting edge NSA spy satellites to be turned on the American people by local law enforcement agencies to spy on work places, homes, back yards, persons, and vehicles en route, all in the name of upholding the law.

Uncle SamThe Wash. Post report states the Bush Administration has approved a plan to give "law enforcement officials and others the ability to view data obtained from satellite and aircraft sensors that can see through cloud cover and even penetrate buildings and underground bunkers." This makes the movies on this topic appear ancient as this kind of technological advance wasn't even dreamed up by fiction screen writers of Enemy of the State. There is no question that observing and recording the actions of every person in the borders of the U.S. 24 hours a day would radically reduce crime, eliminate terrorist actions underway, and insure the absence of groups of Americans assembling for the purpose of influencing and altering the actions of government.

The question is: Do we want Uncle Sam watching our every move in the name of protecting us even from ourselves? If the answer is no, then it is prudent for Americans to halt this giant step in that direction by the Bush Administration. America fought a Cold War against the communist Soviet Union which, if it had this technology, would without question have used it to protect the government from its own people. There would have been no rebellion by Chechnyans. The KGB would have known of Gorbachev's moves before he made them. Glasnost and Peristroika would never have entered into the English language or news pages around the world. The people would have been completely suppressed from supporting Gorbachev or Yeltsin's bold initiatives.

Power seeks to protect itself and endure. This is no less true of power in America than in Communist Russia or China. And America upon embarking on the justification of this technology in the name of Good, will have no more hope of preventing the spread of this technology to Russia and China than it had of preventing nuclear weapon proliferation. If Pres. Bush is successful in enacting this use of power, there will be no moral, legal, or international basis upon which the United States can argue against tyrannical regimes from employing it as well for total population suppression purposes. This technology turned upon its own people by government is the enemy of freedom and liberty. For there can be no freedom of action if one's actions are monitored and intersected when they appear suspicious to those controlling the technology.

George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and a host of lesser known writers have warned the people's of the world that this day was coming. But, who would have guessed that it would be the United States that would set this precedent for tyranny to flourish throughout the nations of the world, 50 years ago? Then, we would have said: "It could never happen here". Yet, here it is.

Bush Big BrotherThe day has arrived, and the face of Uncle Sam and Big Brother are morphing into a composite of a new face of the future. A future where liberty and freedom absolutely must be redefined to mean security. It is Benjamin Franklin's nightmare come true: "Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither". America and Americans are being tested at this very moment on whether or not they are capable of freedom and liberty. If the Bush administration proceeds without the people rising up in condemnation, America and Americans will have failed this historical test.

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This page contains a single entry by David R. Remer published on August 31, 2007 6:46 PM.

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