government has completed its transformation into Big Brother: it is recruiting
children to spy on the adult population.
The Government has taken the children of
Britain and they are being photographed, fingerprinted, even having their DNA taken in schools, where they are fed the
propaganda of government, about the ‘social’ needs of the many, about climate
change, taking away responsibility for sex education, encouraging single parent
families and bribing unruly elements among those being taught with iPods and
disturbed when Home Secretary John Reid announced earlier this month that
'talking' CCTV cameras will be introduced in 20 towns and cities across Britain. Reminiscent of the telesecreen that so
tormented Winston Smith in Orwell's 1984,
these cameras will not only spy on us, they will tell us off, too. Even more
disturbing, however, is the fact that the Government wants goody-two-shoes
children to provide the authoritarian voice for the cameras.
with the Respect Taskforce, has launched a poster-making competition in
schools. The child who designs the best poster that 'challenges anti-social
behaviour' will win the prize of becoming the voice of the talking CCTV in
their town or city for one day later this year: the all-important day of
'switch on', when the cameras 'go live'.
According to the
Respect Taskforce, this is about “encouraging children to use their pester
power, in a positive way”.
This isn't the
first time the Government has harnessed the 'pester power' of the young to
reshape the behaviour of the old. Last year, a report proposed urging
schoolchildren to educate their parents about eco-living, in the hope that this
would generate a 'cultural shift' among the population.
The Department of
Health has used the children of lung cancer-stricken mums and dads in its
anti-smoking ads. As the GP and author Dr Michael Fitzpatrick said, turning
kids into an instrument of the campaign to deter adults from smoking is
“reminiscent of totalitarian regimes”.
Indeed it is. In 1984, Winston Smith hates those
“horrible children” who spy on everyone, including their parents. In
Smith's world of Big Brother and child spies, “it was almost normal for
people over 30 to be frightened of their own children” (source).
NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.