Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Big Brother Takes To The Skies

"A staple of America's wars abroad, unmanned drones might soon be used to spy on the country's own citizens. By 2015, the computer-controlled jets will have access to airspace usually reserved for piloted planes. A director from a US drone training company supporting their increased use says that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

Trevor Timm, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says that argument no longer holds water."

So... let me get this straight... the argument being used to support this incredible intrusion of American privacy is "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear".

That sounds like some sort of Nazi or Soviet Russia mantra.

It would seem to me that domestic spying tactics are the types of activities that our American so-called "Free World" leaders are supposed to be so against, and are considered the tools of Communist regimes or Fascist despots. At least, it used to be that way! Apparently, they now believe that domestic surveillance is just peachy! Congress has funded such activities!

Any American who believes that our government should be using our tax dollars to spy on us from above, and collect data about us in this manner, needs to have their head examined, as well as take a course of study in what the 4th amendment really means.

It's really all quite Orwellian and smacks of some Minority Report Statist control.

One fellow commented on an article about these drones - and I will paraphrase his reaction: "If I ever see one of these flying over my property, it'll be the last time the thing will be airborne".

This drone program is dangerous.

Excellent blogpost about privacy here.

1 comment:

Erin K. said...

We live in the flight pattern of Pax River NAS. Drones will soon be flying right over my house. I assume they will be looking at us as a part of their training and testing. It's not the gathering of the information that bothers me, we knew what this base was all about when we moved here, it's what they do with it once they have it.