Big Brother, as envisioned by the great George Orwell, has long been present in America. Since the days of Wilson, maybe even Teddy.
Regardless, the new BB America is evolving its technology of monitoring its subjects from the traffic cameras to something out of movies – a pay as you drive tax.
Check this out: http://www.dhonline.com/articles/2008/12/28/news/local/1aaa02_road.txt
Liberty is indeed, my fellow American slaves.
Since the election, one which I feel seals the final downfall of the ideal of liberty on which this country was founded, I have “turned off” a lot of things in my life. Fox News (and all such similar political programming, MSNBC, CNN, etc.) is first on my list.
I have also turned off all political discussions with friends and family. What’s the point of arguing something that cannot be resolved. Perseverance is a value, but futility is simply idiocy.
I have also turned off four of my children. The awful transgression of our so-called natural rights, unalienable and freely given to us by God, in what our politicians have laughingly named “Family Court” is finally too much for me to bear.
As I occasionally listen to the farcical and blatant communistic coverup of the Blagoviech Affair to protect our first American Tyrant I am confident I made the right decision.
Liberty is dead.
My daughter has recently mentioned an interest in politics and joining her high school debate team. She will be in ninth grade. Fourteen years old.
Gotta’ show her this, though, as one very un-American and not-so-great college debate.
Surely someone else has talked about this already, but I haven’t seen it anywhere, so….
Is that all cheating on one’s spouse is worth, 1%? Some have said John Edwards gave a great apology full of remorse and regret. Uh, did they hear the “99% of the truth is apparently not good enough anymore” part? How despicable. I’ve been cheated on by a spouse, but never cheated myself. Thought about it, I admit. But apparently that one percent of valuing marriage vows is a little heavier in my soul than others.
I don’t know why because I’ve seen this coming for so long. But, every day something happens, something I see in the news, that displays for us the fall of our country. So sad, what we’ve become.
And I admit, unlike John Edwards, that I am as big a part of it as everyone else.
Dudes, Liberty is dead.