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More Fear Required to Implement Big Brother State

Posted in the database on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 @ 10:05:14 MST (1301 views)
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It’s curious the London bombings came at a time when support for compulsory identity cards is on the wane in Britain. In December 2004, according to the UK Polling Report, “68% of people thought ID cards were a good or very good idea, 31% thought they were a bad or very bad idea. This month [ICM Research] found that only 55% thought it a good/very good idea, while 44% thought it a bad or very bad idea.” Brits aren’t stupid, or at least some of them aren’t. They realize compulsory ID cards and the sprawling database behind them are bad for civil liberties. Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, told the UK Telegraph last week he doubted ID cards “would have made a difference” in preventing the bombings (that is if we buy into the official story that crazed Muslim fanatics pulled off the attacks). Not that it makes a difference. In the days after the attacks, France announced plans to introduce passport checks (your papers, please), Italy pushed for expanded police powers, including the right to question terrorism suspects without a lawyer (guilty until proven innocent or simply guilty), and Germany drew up plans for a national “antiterror” database (snooping on everybody, especially political opponents). (See How far will Europe go to stop terror? Christian Science Monitor.) Consent for all of this is sorely lacking, even with “terrorist” attacks, so the globalists will need go back to the drawing table and come up with another attack, maybe with a dreaded biological or even nuclear angle.



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