Total surveillance and total control, it was the system used by the fictional Big Brother regime in George Orwell's 1984 and it is becoming dangerously close to becoming reality in the liberal democracies of the world. Not long ago I reported that Microsoft boss Bill Gates had invested in a startup that proposes to launch a network of surveillance satellites that will monitor the entire world twenty four hours a day, thus bringing another dystopian fiction, Skynet, closer to reality. And now I find in an article by Jeremiah Johnson at SHTFplan more detail of that project, and as usual find that Mr. Gates does not have the personal liberties of the individial at heart, just as he did not when agreeing that Microsoft would build into its Windows operating systems postern gates to facilitate snooping by government security agencies.
April 23rd, 2018
For those who have read “1984” by George Orwell, it is almost prophetic in its depth and accuracy. The reason that the warning has not been heeded is that change takes place with glacial slowness. Sometimes the changes take so long they dull the senses and we become inured to “more bad news,” or we just discount it continually. No matter what our reaction, the march toward global totalitarianism proceeds, with or without our consent or even our attention.
The slow march is deliberate. The reason for this is simple. The generation/group of people between the ages of approximately 40 to 60 are of an age who still have a sense of nationalism and grew up/experienced their formative years without that complete socialist indoctrination inflicted upon the youth of today. For the youth, there is no escape from it on their own, because they have no point of reference with which to identify and compare it to what has been forced upon them now by indoctrinators (termed “educators”). The new “all for the communal hive” mentality has been crafted by those in power and carried out by teachers.
So, a deliberate and systematic “ratcheting” up and down of the speed Wcof changes (the institution of new totalitarian controls) varies. Those in power need to eliminate those between 40 to 60 years old, or “engulf” them by numbers of the new manipulated youth and then just “vote” them out of effectiveness. The “Tyranny of the Majority” perfected to an art form. Obama couldn’t finish the job in 8 years…but the sporadic ratcheting just took a new twist.