Remember just after 9/11 when they first proposed putting cameras in high-traffic areas and you said, “Well, if it makes us safer, I’m for it”? Remember how civil libertarians said that this could lead to a Big Brother-type environment in which everyone was under constant surveillance and you said, “If you haven’t done anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?” Remember how some people said that putting cameras everywhere wouldn’t guarantee safety but WOULD mean a bigger government which spied on everyone and you said they were paranoid?
Read this article which talks about the government wanting to implement cameras that can read your smallest facial movements and, based on your nose twitches, decide if you’re a “terrorist,” then tell me that this cameras-up-everyone’s-ass-for-“safety” bullshit still makes sense to you.
Studies by Paul Ekman, a psychologist at the University of California,
San Francisco, have revealed that involuntary expressions can often
betray someone’s true intentions. If you flash your teeth, lower your
eyebrows and wrinkle your nose for a fraction of a second while trying
to smile, you have just demonstrated the micro-expression for disgust.
And that, my friend, means you’re a radical Muslim, not that you just had an un-airconditioned cab ride to the airport in heavy traffic. Why do you hate America, Mr. Nose Wrinkler?
I know I’m getting old ’cause I can remember when conservatives OPPOSED government intrusion like this.
Give ’em an inch and they’ll take your liberties…but at least the nose-wrinklers will be in custody.