The UK Is Going Orwellian

I just found this article posted on one of the forums I read that relate liberties, etc.

I’m almost speechless (I know, hard to believe but it does happen occasionally – deal with it….LOL):

To battle obesity, Britain creates nine ‘healthy towns’

Read the FULL STORY here.

“Although this new program may sound a bit Orwellian”????? Are they kidding? It sounds VERY Orwellian to me.

How long before it is National? How long before the nanny-state nazi do-gooders try that here? How long before they monitor how many times a time you urinate or move your bowels; or if a woman misses her menstrual cycle? How long before we are all awakened like the men and women in boot camp to gather outside for our mandatory exercise to start the day? How long before we are all monitored 24/7/365?

WHERE exactly are they getting the money for this? All you ever hear is how the NHS has NO MONEY, and how towns are cutting back to save money. So where the hell IS this money coming from?

You couldn’t pay me enough to live in the UK today. Not with all the CCTV cameras watching everyone’s moves, some of them even talk to you IF you drop something. Then let’s not forget that some of their towns are recruiting and training young children (can anyone here say “Hitler Youth Movement”?) to watch their neighbors to make sure they don’t litter, smoke where they are not supposed to, put trash bins out too early, etc. and to report anyone who does.

What will it take to wake people up to what is happening?

This is NOT the world I was born into, and I HATE what is happening today.

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~ by swfreedomlover on November 16, 2008.

2 Responses to “The UK Is Going Orwellian”

  1. When I started to read this post, I looked at the date to see if it was April 1st, clearly it was not. Only this excuse for a government could 1, come up with such a ludicrous idea and 2, seek to further their control over the people of this country with yet another Big Brother Britain move.

  2. Maybe it’s the time I grew up in, maybe it’s my own general apathy toward government, but the thing that annoys me on this is that there is no ‘opt out’ option. I could see something like this as generally palatable if it were ‘opt-in’, with the government offering some kind of perk if you’re generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It would even work out financially in a country where there is nationalized health care of any kind, since it would, in theory, lower the money put out for health care, or reallocate it into preventative maintenance.

    An ‘opt-out’ type system would be unpalatable, mainly due to the inevitable ‘why are you opting out’ questions.

    If I saw this in the states I would assume it’s just another attempt by someone in government to justify their own existence.

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