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Offline Mellon

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The Coalitions Identity Cards Scheme
« on: May 23, 2011, 01:10:18 PM »
Check this out....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8526946/Coalition-builds-new-national-identity-system.html


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Re: The Coalitions Identity Cards Scheme
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 01:52:22 PM »
It'll be very interesting to see how this develops. As it stands, it doesn't really seem comparable to the Labour scheme for National ID Cards that was, wisely, scrapped. It would be monumentally stupid for the coalition to introduce anything of that nature, whether via the backdoor or not.
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Re: The Coalitions Identity Cards Scheme
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 11:26:01 AM »
This won’t go away will it.

The need to control has primaeval roots, an instruction coded into male psychology when if you weren’t top dog you might soon be dead. You can see it everywhere and for all our claims to civilisation, we have perverted that pure if primitive jungle-drive into an insatiable lust for dominance by another means, money. Given unfettered licence and faux dignity under the banner of Global Trade, the current scheme is a power-house fuelled by greed and justified by the iterated lie that it creates wealth for all. The tawdry truth is that it prevails by sacking the world’s resources, subjecting weaker nations to exploitation as real as any slavery and centralising the gains to such a ridiculous extent as to stupefy its beneficiaries, the reality that the principle effect is to keep the majority poor.

This power model that is clear for everyone to see, relies for its maintenance on acceptance by a majority public and as technology allows us to become progressively more aware and potentially militant (as it is known we ultimately will!!), there will be only one way to defend the bastions of established wealth and influence, by forced adherence – enter surveillance.

God help this cowed community of ours, already taking the kind of punishment that should give rise to mutiny, with barely a whimper. What easy prey for the predacious stealth of Establishment, our vulnerability in the darkness of pre-occupation, a beacon to those wide eyes of opportunism. No more the piratical assault, far too obvious, modern villains as covert as snakes in the grass but still, will strike you blind -  and before you see them it seems.

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Re: The Coalitions Identity Cards Scheme
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 11:41:47 AM »
For all this kind of Viva la Rebelión! talk, the fact remains that human being are, to a large degree, subservient by nature. We've had to largely evolve that way in order to avoid spending all day fighting each other (although, arguably, we just shifted the goalposts). Most people prefer to be told what to do and have things arranged and provided for them, mainly because most people are inherently lazy. This country's early dominance of the world was, ironically, founded on a devotion and adherence to the law and to the figurehead of the nation (be it King, Queen or government) - that now continues in the national psyche.

Also, most people know that, realistically, the majority can never be rich, famous and powerful - because the whole point of wealth, fame and power is that they're minority pursuits.

Of course, this means that those who are intrinsically dominant, or who adapt themselves to that position, will usually find it fairly easy going as long as they don't push things to quite the lengths that Middle Eastern dictators tend to.

It's as much a delusion to think this will change as it is to believe that we're all equal. Society rearranges itself due to the prevailing conditions but, ultimately, the root of all existence holds true in a number of ways; the law of the jungle never changes, only the currency of the game varies.
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