While in Fort Worth, TX, I received the following TXT:

TXT from TX police

It’s a police TXT asking for collaboration to locate a vehicle.

Right after that, I entered a grocery store and there was a large screen that showed the faces and data of individuals seek by the police.

It’s amazing that this TXT was sent to anybody who was in a particular area. Never mind privacy, permission, explanation… nothing. It’s about Jeremy Bentham’s XVIII century “Panopticon”, George Orwell’s 1949 “1984”, Foucault’s “eye-of-power” and 1977 “Discipline and Punish”…

When the individual is reduced to either an enemy from which the truth must be concealed (#FreeManning #SupportSnowden) or an unwilling  collaborator in a crusade in the name of “security” that stomps over any fundamental right (#helloNSA #PRISMisthenewECHELON), we owe it to ourselves to stand up and do something about it. That is the one and ONLY reason why the right to bear arms (which I oppose) exists.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, 1775