Monday, March 25, 2013

Your Father, The Drone

I had a blog post all written with a lead describing the localized descent into barbarism seen in some urban locales, but to tell you the truth, it's getting tiresome to write it and if I'm finding it tiresome, you must be utterly bored with it. With that in mind, I'll just jump to the payoff.

Since we can't expect people to control themselves, the next logical step is drones.

Trying to pick a good quote from that link is almost impossible. It's so chock-full of totalitarian justifications that you really need to read the whole thing to get the sense of what's going on here. In any case, I'll give you a sample.
“Everybody wants their privacy, but I don’t know how you’re going to maintain it,” (New York Mayor Michael) Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show. “It’s just we’re going into a different world, uncharted, and, like it or not, what people can do, what governments can do, is different ... you can’t keep the tides from coming in.”
I love the mood of the statement - it's so relaxed. It's a shrug of the shoulders, a weary shake of the head, a rueful smile and a contract to a drone manufacturer so the police of East St. Louis, Camden, New York or wherever can pick up the latest surveillance tools to watch over a population gone feral.

Here, Sandra Fluke endorses Condor Aerial Optics' line of drones so she doesn't have to deal with the harvest of the lifestyle she endorses.
Mind you, Mayor Bloomberg's neighborhood won't need the drones, the crime isn't happening there. The drones are needed for the other parts of town, the places where moral behavior cannot be expected because ... because .... because Root Causes.

This weekend, Charles over at DDE wrote a fabulous piece comparing the moral foundations of capitalism and socialism. Here's a tidbit:
All leaders are tempted by the easier, "more pragmatic" collectivist path. They are tempted by the proven path of tyranny over the individual.

Dividing individuals from freedom is simple. Use either force or deception.

Where free people are more powerful than the government, interrupt the (sequence of events - see his post for the proper graphic) with wild promises and temptations.
I would add the following: And when the temptations take hold, physically separate yourself from the masses and monitor / control their behavior so you can live in luxury, far from the devastation.

Drones are a godsend to these people.


Doo Doo Econ said...

Thank you for the support and glowing review!
As we bloggers know, writing is hard, especially when you feel that your message will be unpopular or unappreciated.

It is easier to watch my college basketball or work on something business related. However, the truth really does matter and we are fortunate to be surrounded by supportive friends and readers.

tim eisele said...

Along those lines: Our Internet Surveillance State.

K T Cat said...

Tim, great link. There's no doubt we've got Orwell technologies, but I would argue we've got them in a Huxley world.

tom said...

When I saw the picture I thought you were talking about another type of drone, the mindless one that mates and dies. My mistake ;-)