I will be able to hold every mistake he ever makes over his head until he dies. (Sorry Jesuits, just revamping for the new order.)
So the UK is going to register every single child in Great Britain, approx 11 million under 18 that is, in one gigantic database that will list their home addresses, doctors, schools, parents or guardians, whether they have ever visited a drug counselor, ever been arrested, etc. That is, unless the kid happens to belong to a celeb or an MP…for security ya know.
Because of fears that certain children, including those of MPs and celebrities as well as abuse victims, will be at particular risk, a “shield function” has been created within ContactPoint to hide their addresses.
What utter horseshit. The 25 million records that were “lost” by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs office last year received no such special treatment. Oh, and it gets better. Already:
Only this week a report warned that teenagers were being dragged into the criminal justice system rather than being given an old-fashioned “ticking-off”, while it has also been disclosed that the DNA profiles of almost 40,000 innocent children are now being kept on the national database.
So not only are kids being databased via DNA, they are being added to the CRIMINAL data bases as well.
The best part about this whole damn, the thing that makes me quake in my Keds, is that these programs, just like the CCTV’s all over the damn island, were supposed to help with specific problems. It took some kind of special bureaucratic panache to expand these programs into obtrusive, omnipresent programs that are literally stealing a generation from their parents. Except, you know, unless the elite don’t want it to touch them. And isn’t this what it is really about: controlling the proles?
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