Zombies

Come to the conclusion most people are stupid. Is the stupidity their fault? I don’t think so, I think it comes from being forced to conform in an authoritarian education system & being tricked into believing what they read in the newspapers & watch on the telly is fact. People are encouraged not to think for themselves.

Not everyone is like this, but it does seem the majority of the population are this way. They are like zombies repeating the opinions and spin of the media, unable anymore to think for themselves. I wonder how many now will live in fear of thinking for themselves, because they don’t want to be labelled extremists or terrorist sympathizers. Are we about to live in a paranoid era where neighbours, employers, jobsworths spy on one another & report people who they think might be extremists.

In the near future our homes will be full of new interconnected smart appliances able to spy on us, even in our most private moments & the government will be collecting all this data. The CIA recently bragged about how in the future they will be able to spy on people through their dishwashers. Corporations want our personal information cause it’s profitable. Governments want our data for the same reason and also to spy on us and possibly use this surveillance to suppress free speech and weed out those they think might cause them problems.

Our data has become the new gold rush & businesses are making lots of money out of sharing our private details. It kind of annoys me, A: because I don’t like feeling like I’m being spied on when I’ve done nothing wrong & B: if businesses are making money out of my data, they should damn well give me some of it, the cheeky sods.

I am worried about the future, it feels like we are being ushered into a tyrranical global agenda. I don’t like it, and  a government with a prime minister who calls those who don’t share his views terrorist sympathizers gives me the creeps.

It really feels like we are sleepwalking towards the society depicted in  George Orwell’s ‘1984’

Not much I can do about it, I hope something will throw a spanner in their works, something unexpected that upsets their applecart.

I hope they don’t get away with it.

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