Big Brother’s eye in the sky
One of the places where I like to go birding is the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (say that fast five times, then have a margarita and say it fast just once):
As you can see from the map, it’s pretty close to the border with Mexico. That means that there might be a few spots where Mexican nationals (aka illegal aliens) might make it across the border and into the United States looking for seasonal work. No problem:
I went out of the Research Reserve and down to the southwester corner to find that “light pole” in the last spot accessible to the public:
Look back at that light pole and you can see nine lights and, at the very top, a video camera. Since there was a Border Patrol station nearby, I’m pretty sure this light pole is related to border activities.
However, this reminded me of the many malls and stores I patronize, those with dozens of cameras and video screens set up so any illegal or suspicious activities can be monitored.
Big Brother is here. Has been for many years, all in the name of safety for the general public. Another ten years and I predict all newborn children will have microchips implanted in their shoulders — maybe at the same time they get smallpox and other immunity shots, maybe at birth when they get names — so the government can keep track of its legal citizens and to provide them with citizenship benefits (voting), elderly benefits (Social Security and Medicare), etc. The government will provide incentives in the form of cash for all others to become microchipped.
Meow………. Ruff, ruff………..
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