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.