We are talking here about your neighbor’s political orientation and not his procreation inclination. Team Obama’s exploitation of the voting system is unprecedented. One must give the devil his due it has been said, the Team does not let any aspect of technology go to waste. If you want to know how your neighbors generally vote you don’t even need to leave your house to find out.
Simply use your mobile device to go to the website Obama for America and download the mobile app for free. Plug in and your address, or any address, and a street map displays with little blue flags on the houses of the Democrats. There is nothing intrinsically devious about this; it is disquieting nonetheless. It is one more block in the creation of the house of Orwell. Devices already in your TV tell someone what you are watching at night. GPS transmitters already in some cars tell someone exactly where you parked on Tuesday from 3:11 until 4:27 pm. One wonders if 100 years from now thought transmitters may be planted in newborns at birth with thought receivers on sale at Radio Shack.
We have occasionally made reference to Orwell’s ‘Memory Hole’ down which the Ministry of Truth dumped everything The Party did not want ever to have existed. It was the duty of the Thought Police to enforce The Party Policy that once something was thrown down the Memory Hole it was never to be thought of as truth again.
When Orwell wrote “1984” he wrote fiction,…or did he?
Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says
In a … Los Angeles Times op-ed, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) president Salam al-Marayati threatened the FBI with a total cutoff of cooperation between American Muslims and law enforcement if the agency failed to revise its law enforcement training materials.
Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.
“I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security,” Cole told a panel at the George Washington University law school.
It is not just the water temperature in your shower that The Party wants to control. It’s also your very thoughts.
George Orwell wrote the novel “1984” in 1949. This was before the internet, data mining, and GPS. It was both science and social fiction at the time. Sixty years later it is more science and less fiction. If you haven’t read it, you should.
Wikipedia describes the book as a dystopian novel about an oligarchical, collectivist society in a world of pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind control. In “1984” the individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part, collectivist philosophy which allows the Big Brother Party, to manipulate and control humanity.
Random Thots found the following headlines all published in the same day:
CNN Reporter Put On Watch List After Criticizing TSA
Wave goodbye to Internet freedom
FCC crosses the Rubicon into online regulation
Government reports violations of limits on spying aimed at U.S. citizens
Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time
No headlines surfaced that day relative to GPS, but we know that many cars have tracking transmitters openly placed for fleet control and clandestinely placed for marketing and research purposes. Credit card transactions are recorded enabling the tracking of our whereabouts when out of the car. The possibilities with cellphones are limited only by our imagination. The tools are all in place for Big Brother to employ when the time is ripe.
Wikileaks, interestingly enough, is actually a reversal of Orwell’s theme. Orwell had the Memory Hole down which truth was thrown so that only government claims would remain standing as truth. Government ‘truth’ was called Newspeak. Assange with his Wikileaks is revealing what might be called Realspeak and throwing government Diplomaspeak down the Memory Hole.
The problem from America’s point of view is Assange is only exposing only one country and that happens to be us. If the same degree of revelation were made for every nation we would come out looking pretty good. Just imagine what Russian secret memos would reveal!
Week ending July 2, 2010
Russian spies arrested, 11 of them.
This stuff is no limited to the movies.
Paul Krugman warns we need to go deeper in debt to avoid a Depression
And he won a Pulitzer Prize in economics They should have given it to Joe the Plumber..
Senate gives Obama the power to close of your access to the Internet.
George Orwell should have called the book “2010”.
The stock market drops 268 points.
The Consumer Confidence index fell from 62 to 52 in one month.
Democrats deny Republican request to visit the oil spill, logisical problem.
As Yogi would say, Republicans can’t go there any more, it’s too crowded.
Congressional Budget Office projects debt to reach WW II levels by December
Krugman cries more! more! Poor Paul is puzzled, we dig and dig more, but still don’t reach the top of the hole.
The New York Times reports Hillary warming up to Ukraine now that they have a more pro-Moscow president.
KIEV (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may initiate renewed U.S. interest in Ukraine after a flurry of pro-Russian moves by its new leadership when she visits the ex-Soviet republic on Friday, analysts said.
Clinton’s stop in Kiev, at the start of a five-country regional trip, is the first to Ukraine by a top U.S. official since President Viktor Yanukovich was elected in February, ousting pro-Western leaders and tilting policy toward Russia.
Random Thots takes a break