If you didn’t listen to the John Gambling show yesterday, you missed NYC’s Big Brother, Nanny Bloomberg, predicting our Orwellian future.
Bloomberg said in five years “there’ll be cameras every place” and “we’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I just don’t see how you could stop that,” and we should all “get used to it.”
Drones are fine too, he claims. “It’s scary, but what’s the difference if a drone is up in the air or on a building,” he remarked. “I mean, intellectually, I have trouble making a distinction. And you know you’re going to have face recognition software. People are working on that.” [He sees no difference! Bloomberg didn’t expound on the infrared cameras that can see through your clothing and your house. I’m sure that won’t be abused by the government]
“Like it or not, what people can do or what governments can do, you can’t keep the tides from coming in. I don’t see how you can stop it…I guess we can have some peeping Tom legislation,” Bloomberg said. [We just moved from habeas corpus to peeping Tom legislation]
Bloomberg doesn’t want quick legislation on this which would help slow the onslaught until we can figure out how to protect the citizens. Oddly, he doesn’t have a problem with quick gun legislation that doesn’t even allow armed police to enter a school with a mad shooter on the premises.
Bloomberg would also like to see “speed cameras” approved in Albany so police can catch all motorists who are going too fast on city streets.
“We should have red light cameras everyplace, why not?” said Bloomberg. “If you break the law, why not do it? And we should not use our police officers for that. Our police officers have too much to do. They put their lives in danger all the time. … It isn’t gonna result in any fewer police officers being employed. It’ll just make them more valuable because they can work on more important stuff, like bringing crime down or preventing crime to begin with.” [There is always a good excuse to rob people of their freedoms.]
Mayor Bloomberg is out of touch.
The new police state is upon us. Originally we were told that drones would not be used to spy on US citizens. The line keeps getting redrawn, better rush that peeping tom legislation.