Britain and the US are “Endemic Surveillance Societies”

Privacy International, a London based human rights group and watchdog on surveillance and privacy, reports that Britain and the US are in the lowest category when it comes to privacy and state intrusion into our lives. Greece, Romania and Canada had the best privacy records of 47 countries surveyed by Privacy International. Malaysia, Russia and China were ranked worst.

Over on Prison Planet Paul Joseph Watson writes: “The fact is that the modern implementation of the prison planet has far surpassed even Orwell’s 1984 and the only difference between our society and those fictionalized by Huxley, Orwell and others, is that the advertising techniques used to package the propaganda are a little more sophisticated on the surface. Yet just a quick glance behind the curtain reveals that the age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus are still being used to force humanity into accepting the terms of its own imprisonment and in turn policing others within the prison without bars.”

Watson hits out at the reason for state intrusion as offered by Privacy International, namely that it is rooted in a concern about terrorism, immigration and border security, seeing such reasons as part and parcel of “age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus,.”

Simon Davies, director of privacy International, believes we shouldn’t feel despondent about the results,” and that “privacy-friendly systems will emerge in coming years and that consumers will soon begin to see privacy as a political issue.”

Utter delusions, retorts Prison Planet, citing the way governments are increasingly moving toward the ultimate intrusion — surveiling and scrutinising our very physiology with biometrics and like the Mexican government, tracking people like cattle with biochip technology. Our rulers are determined to impose a scientific dictatorship on the masses and this begins with surveillance and tracking.

Argues Watson: “This is the prison without bars. This is the panopticon, a prison so constructed that the inspector can see each of the prisoners at all times, without being seen. This is a portrait of the accelerating movement by western governments to erect giant, powerful, all-pervading mass surveillance, tracking and control grids that will keep all populations firmly under the baleful and watchful gaze of Big Brother. Orwell’s 1984 was a picnic in comparison to the wielding cogs of the prison planet infrastructure that are being put in place all around us.”

On a light-hearted note, some people are hitting back

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