Friday, June 19, 2009

The thin end of the wedge...


I was reading the local rag last night and came across this story about the council recording the finger prints of seven year old children.

This is just so wrong on so many levels. What's next, DNA harvesting of the entire school age population?

What makes it worse is that consent was not given, but the bastards just ignored this minor detail and went ahead anyway.

They make it sound all so innocent. The little kiddies just press their finger on to the scanner and they get their dinner. Of course it will only be a matter of time until some bastard decides to analyse all the info gathered on each child. Cue a bombardment of righteous do-gooding telling us all what to feed our children.

It won't just stop at school dinners. Want to borrow a library book? Fingerprint please! Want to be a member of the chess club? Fingerprint please!

It's not about making it easier to run the schools at all.

It's about conditioning our children for the future. Conditioning them to accept without question what will happen when they are adults if this thin edge of the wedge continues to be hammered in.

6 comments:

DaveP said...

Big Brother Gordon watches over us, and slowly but surely has our every move recorded. This shower in power have even investigated having every UK citizen micro chipped. I wonder what Shirley McKie, victim in the famous "fingerprint" case would make of these children being fingerprinted. We are ruled by a bunch of nazi bastards.

microdave said...

"This shower in power have even investigated having every UK citizen micro chipped"

Some years ago there was particularly irritating member of the "Happy Clappy" brigade at my place of work. He was always going on about this, and I used to tell him to F*** off. Now it seems the bastard might have been right after all....

DaveP said...

Microdave.. Wish I had taken more notice of the original article, but it did say there had been a government funded investigation into the possibility of microchipping every UK citizen. I just thought it was crap, until in 2007, Sir Ian Bliar proposed having all his serving police at the Met. chipped. I wonder if anything has come of this..yet?

I think I will change my name to Rover.

Old Bag said...

its only a matter of time, rab..i can hear the sound of nulabore nazi jackboots in the distance..i may just take the cyanide pill...

microdave said...

DaveP - There was something on the box a couple of weeks back about microchipping people. I think it was in the US and featured the MD of a computer security company who, along with many of his staff, has one implanted in his arm. It allows access to authorised areas in his offices and monitoring centres. He thinks it's the way forward, but the difference is it's his choice. No way am I ever going to be forced to have one.

DaveP (aka Rover) woof woof said...

No way would I be voluntarily microchipped either, or accept an ID card come to that.