Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is this 1984 or 2010?

"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."

Date line: Merion Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2010

It is being reported by the A.P. that the suburban school district of Merion P.A. has been spying on their students via school district issued laptops! What the hey is this 2010 or 1984??

It certainly gives new life to the above quote from Orwell's chilling vision of a future where the government had the power to hear and see everything a person might be doing. It appears that vision may have been more prophetic than Orwell ever dreamed.

Check out the line above where the line about them being able to "plug in your wire whenever they wanted to! Evidently this school district took this to heart as they turned on web cams installed on the laptops and spied on the students often times catching either the parents or students in "compromising" acts or positions.

For crying out loud these people could spy on their students as they dressed or undressed!! All this came to light after an assistant principle for the district called a student on the carpet and gave him the third degree for what was termed "engaging in improper behavior in his own home"!

This truly is an outrage Schools are supposed to be teaching children to be responsible citizens of a free country not the robotic subjects of a totalitarian state. So I ask once again is this 1984 or 2010? Starting to look scarily like 1984 to me! Time to stand up for freedom and take down tyranny!

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