This is almost humerous but it rings true what with all the databases out there that have your information. the grocery store has those little VIP Store cards that if you use will allow you to save a percentage on you bill… at the cost of your purchase being added to their database about your buying habits. Not to mention credit card purchases, credit reports, bank statements, HMO records, dentist records, hospital records, military records, police records and the lists go on infinitely, everyday a new list, a new way to catalogue you and your habits. As you read this say hello to the guys and gals in Foggy bottom.
It is ironic that the very ones who pried open the lid of our Judicial system are the very ones who are now trying to nail it back on. The natural response to anarchy is totalitarian rule. So it is easy to see how we have gotten to this point from say… the Sixties and Seventies. Now, it’s hard to see how we can claim to be a democratic republic given we can only choose from only two parties which are running politicians whose image is more important than their character and substance. There are no more statesmen who hold the best interest of the nation above their own political ambitions. So, in order for the politicos to retain their power they have to have a victimized society which they can “care” for and pander to. This is the enevitable result…
Reporting live frome the Village, I’m Number 6.
…We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche… As long as we go out and buy stuff, we’re at their mercy. We’re at the mercy of the advertiser and of course there are certain things that we need, but a lot of the stuff that is bought is not needed… We all live in a little Village… Your village may be different from other people’s villages but we are all prisoners.” — Cult TV (UK): “An Interview with Patrick McGoohan”, conducted by Warner Troyer, March 1977
From The Prisoner