Erosion of freedom
October 9, 2007 4 Comments
It all started around around 9/11 I think. From that point on, politicians systematically try to erode people’s freedom. The latest twists here in Germany is to include biometrics data in your passports and probably soon in your idendity card. This is going much too far for my taste. What’s next up? Small GPS chips so that you can be tracked, ‘just in case’ (not that most people do something like that voluntarily by having such things in their mobile and car)? What if I decline to renew my ID card when it’s expired (Luckily, my ID card is brand new and I have another 10 years, but I guess they will make up a whole lot of other things in the meantime.)? Will this make me an outlaw? I think I’d not be the only one. O man, all this feels more and more like ‘1984’ or ‘Brave New World’. Then all those public discussions about legalizing wiretapping and all that. I mean, I don’t have much illusions that they are doing this anyway, but writing it down in law is a whole other story.
I so hope that more and more people wake up from their sheep-life and don’t accept anything that comes from the politics anymore. Has the general public become too lazy for a little revolt?