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Macy’s Parade Security Used to Promote Surveillance and Police State | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on November 28, 2017

What the article does not mention is that all this government efficiency was present at the Boston Marathon a few years ago.

Actually training for the disaster they were trying to prevent…or accommodate depending on your point of view.

There are plenty of bad laws that these hidden officers and surveillance might enforce. But apart from that, this is just getting people used to the idea of being watched. We don’t know what kind of crazy laws the government might make down the road. And at that point, it will be too late to do anything about the police state. The cameras will see the crime, no matter how trivial. The police will enforce the laws however oppressive.

A scared populace is more likely to accept government control. Rather than be wary of government power, fear makes people welcome the monster into their lives. They don’t realize that the government is often a bigger threat to safety and security than terrorists.

And of course, they ended the broadcast by reminding viewers and New Yorkers, “If you see something, say something.”

Privacy has become suspicious. Everyone has a right to poke and prod around in other people’s business because it is such a dangerous world.

Don’t be worried about strangers watching your every move. After all, they are police. And everyone knows, you can trust the government…

Be seeing you


I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6


2 Responses to “Macy’s Parade Security Used to Promote Surveillance and Police State | The Daily Bell”

  1. larryzb said

    “Be seeing you.” Great, We remember this show, The Prisoner, in the late 1960s and the reruns of it over the years. Quite e a series for the time.

  2. The Village, like a very, very upscale Gitmo.

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