The Life of the Battery Hen

Daily Mail - Britain is closer to becoming a Big Brother society after it was revealed the security services and other agencies requested permission to carry out almost 1,000 bugging operations a day. In total, the intelligence services, plus police forces, local authorities and agencies such as the serious fraud office made 253,500 requests for phone taps, the interception of emails or post in the final nine months of 2006. The report, by the Interception of Communications Commissioner Sir Paul Kennedy - a former appeal court judge - found that more than 1,000 bugging operations had been flawed. With Britain already possessing the highest density of CCTV cameras per person anywhere in the world, Labour MP David Winnick, a member of the Commons home affairs committee, said greater legal protection is needed to prevent abuse of surveillance powers.

This is what happens when a nation is unwilling to take responsibility for itself, when the majority of the people refuse to bear arms and defend their own liberty. Initially some of them are beaten and bashed to death, but instead of learning from others mistakes, the herds only whine at the state to protect them and do everything, so the state has to put cameras everywhere. Then because the cameras fail and the herds won't learn, the state starts to listen in, look in and all that. The citizens are eventually reduced to the status of battery hens, constantly watched, monitored and herded around when the need arises, things like the right to freedom of speech, movement and the pursuit of happiness is just on some fancy paper, hidden away somewhere, luxuries the herds gave up or lost over the years. Image with thanks from here.

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