Persistence Of Paranoia / Michael Sterling
Persistence Of Paranoia
 

1984

"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.... It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time."
George Orwell / 1984

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!

Public encouragement & solicitation of citizens to
INFORM ON EACH OTHER

San Diego / June 24, 2010

"Who they gonna believe... you or me?"
San Diego Park Ranger

 


 

REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR.

Sound like the United States to you?

Patriot Act 2, Red-Light cameras at intersections, implanted ID chips, and palm print security scanners at the Mexican border aside, George Orwell appears to have been wrong or maybe just 60 some years ahead of his time.

WATCH YOURSELF... EVERYBODY ELSE IS.

"If you're not doing anything wrong you don't need to worry".

Perhaps. How far away however, is this scenario from John Varley's OPHIHUCHI HOTLINE?

"I was in the terminal Institute for Enemies of Humanity, three kilometers beneath Ptolemaeus, on the Nearside. I had been there just over a year. Six months of that was consumed in the gathering of evidence against me. The trial was held in a few milliseconds of computer time one morning while I was still asleep. I was told of the results - no surprises - and scheduled for execution the following morning. Then my lawyer got a six- month stay." 

Or this, from Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter's (2000) The Light Of Other Days: "There were even suggestions that people should be prepared to submit to a form of 'documented life'. This would effectively grant the authorities legal access to any incident in an individual's past without the need for formal procedures in advance."

Reading even the first chapter of George Orwell's 1948 classic is an eerie experience today. The description of the planned power rationing leading up to HATE WEEK, smacks of California's "Energy Crisis" that swept Gray Davis from office, and one only has to substitute Saddam or Osama Bin Laden for Goldstein during the daily TWO MINUTES HATE, to see where 24/7 NEWS coverage may be headed.

Perhaps the most important words in this Vision of the future are from the first entry in the diary begun by a single individual still able to question authority when submission and compliance were the rule:

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
 
 

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!
 
 

I LIKE ICKE

DEATH by RFID

  Weaponized education 

EAT IT!

Dogged Town
Shame Diego

GOD made Outlaws
Man made Opt-Outlaws

Law enforcement and Marketers. Is there a difference
when they're revolutionizing the way you live?

HOW OLD WILL YOU BE IN TEN YEARS?

Your CHILD?

JOIN THE TEA PARTY PATROL!
Tyranny Everywhere America

Want to play a GAME?
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. No matter his age.

 

As PREDICTED

 

Tyranny Everywhere America
Especially in Utah

 

Disabling the purveyors

 

:(

 


 



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