Friday, July 12, 2019

Big Brother is Watching You!

George Orwell has been considered by many as a modern-day prophet for the predictions he made about the coming dystopian state in his infamous book titled “1984.” Although it is fiction, this book details a world under a totalitarian government. One of the most prominent details in the book is the overwhelming surveillance state known as “Big Brother” that rules over the people. As a matter of fact, the term Big Brother was originally coined in this story. This fictional story has had a major impact and rings true today. We are beginning to see it unveiled in front of our very eyes as we are constantly being watched by our governments more and more.

In America alone, there are millions of closed-circuit televisions recording 24/7 watching every citizen on a daily basis. With the advancements in “smartphones”, each citizen can easily be observed directly through their phone. At birth, every person is assigned a 9-digit social security number placing you into the system. On almost every street there is a surveillance security camera watching at the top of a pole as people walk by. In most places there are security cameras capturing everything and everyone on tape. We have become a surveillance society constantly being watched and most don’t even realize it. If you want to drive, have pets, or get married you must have a government-approved license to do so. If you want to travel the world, then you must have a government passport giving you the freedom to do so. To make reservations, book tickets, and shop online you must have a credit card which is simply designed to put the average citizen in debt. The emails we send are kept and compiled while our phone calls are being recorded and tapped.

In 2013, former CIA employee and National Security Agency subcontractor Edward Snowden leaked top-secret documents and classified information exposing how the NSA is spying on the population. Snowden has been considered either a hero or a traitor. Some say he’s a hero for exposing the insidious act of the government spying on its citizens while others claim that he is a traitor for breaching our national security. Personally, I do not find Snowden as a traitor because he was the one responsible for exposing this. However, I do not find Snowden as a hero because Snowden himself claimed to have been a trained spy who worked undercover for the CIA and NSA. He could very well have been instructed to release this information on purpose or it is possible that he really did expose this for the better? Although, there is one thing that is certain; government agencies are indeed spying on us through our phones, emails, and televisions.

“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” – Edward Snowden

Millions of Americans have an Amazon Alexa and an Amazon Echo laying around in their houses recorded everything they say. In early 2017, two women were murdered, and the police were able to track down the suspect due to the entire murder being recorded on audio by the Amazon Echo in the house. The trial continued through 2018 to 2019. At first glance this sounds good having the police be able to find murder suspects thanks to the Amazon devices in the house, but we need to look deeper. We were told that these devices were not recording us in any way, shape, or form, but that has just been exposed as a lie. These devices are recording us and now we know for certain. Why were we lied to? Why do our private conversations have to be recorded without our knowledge? This simply is Big Brother watching us and listening in on everything and at this rate it’s only going to get worse.

Part of the New World Order agenda is to have a microchipped population. Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RFID) are now being implanted in pets, prisoners, workers, and children. In Sweden, a group of employees all got microchipped to unlock doors and to even enter the office or gym without keys. Sweden is not the only place doing this and there are millions of people all over the world getting chips implanted into their skin. One of the main goals of the one world government is to have everyone microchipped at birth and to transfer the currency to a one world cashless-credit based system. It will come to point where you will not be able to buy anything with cash but instead you will be forced to get chipped in order to eat. You will need to be microchipped to drive your car, go to work, pay for resources, and all of your information including social security will be inside this chip beneath your skin. This agenda is being pushed and we are getting closer and closer to a microchipped population tracking its citizens and placing them into the one world system. We are constantly being watched by our TVs, phones, and Amazon devices, and the world is heading closer to Orwell’s 1984 where we will be watched 24/7 on surveillance. We will not be able to do anything without being watched or listened too in this dystopian Orwellian future under the one world government. Big Brother is watching you and there’s no escaping it.

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” – George Orwell, “1984”

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