Well, Rev.Bobert , some of us who remember the new National Security "Emergency Powers" plan inspired by the assasination attempt on Reagan AND the rise of MidEast terrorism atlarge written by some whoim were exposed in the Iran/Contra Affair ( Prime architect CIA Dir Willam Casey didn't life to testify ) knew it was comin'. Too tempting to pass up. All that was missing in the 80's was the "digital networking" to carry it out.
Well now Citizen Gate's and Citizen Ballmer's Microsoft have 90% of that network's software and is making substantial headway selling it's "Road Ahead" bill of goods to the Fed Gubment and the Fed's adoption of its OS and future planned eccumenical infrestructure has just been given fresh oxygen.
So are the individualized National Databased tatooed barcodes on the wrist & forehead far off?
Depends how "vigilant " we all bother to be.
Paranoid ?, Nah. This is just standard operating proceedure
when even the appearance of acheiving absolute power " for our own good" comes so close the powers that be can taste it.
Remeber, all that was ever missing was the technology and the oppurtunity. Both have come to pass and now the will to use has just been willingly "voted in ".
They say you don't know what you got till it's gone.
Perhaps Amercia needs the sting of this "Big Chill" to wake it up over what it just willingly gave away.
The problem is, whom will step on their neighbor who speaks out because "I don't want no trouble. Everyone goes along with it and it''s for our collective good so knock it off or so help me I'll turn you in "
Now whom amongst us thinks it "can't happen here"? ;-)
Neither runnin' nor hidin' , but just watching like a hawk ready to sqawk. ;-)