Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State



Whitehead clearly makes the case that government eyes are watching us, but he misses the Technocrats who are doing the watching and why they are watching. Technocracy is the Utopian goal, technology is the means to get there and data is the grease that covers the skids. ⁃ TN Editor

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 all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people’s Villages, but we are all prisoners.”— Patrick McGoohan

First broadcast in America 50 years ago, The Prisoner—a dystopian television series described as “James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka”—confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.

https://www.technocracy.news/whitehead-we-are-all-prisoners-of-the-surveillance-state/

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/government_eyes_are_watching_you_we_are_all_prisoners_of_the_surveillance_state

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