The Schofield Kid
Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
We all got it coming, kid.
Today, I read something that just made the wind fall out of my sails a little bit more. I’d sort of snickered when DHS was forced to release its list of words to be monitored on social media in February. I mean, TSA is a prime example of the fact that they don’t have the highest hiring standards in the first place. While not comforting to know the draconian levels to which a free society will sink for the sake of protecting itself, I took solace in the fact that the people doing the enforcing were likely nincompoops. (Of course, then you can end up in a Brazil–type fiasco, but things being what they are, what the heck.)
Then today I read about the Facewatch ID app released in the UK. Noble ends: catch the rioters and looters that helped wreck the place not so long ago.
It gets us conditioned, like our creepy “If you see something say something” billboards (and QR codes? really?) in Metro sub stations around DC, to expect to be watched and to turn us all into snitches. For once the baseline is established, like that whole thing about the frog being slowly boiled, before you know it…
Rat out your neighbors. Report them to Attack Watch. Trust No One!