Forget Voter ID. Think ID AND Thought Control IMPLANTS!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Suppose, as a newborn, the government implanted an identification chip somewhere in your body. Suppose that chip constantly fed information about you, your whereabouts, your health, your, uh, well -- you fill in the blank.
No this is not a script from the popular TV show "Fringe." Its much worse. Its from the real life version of "Fringe" known as DARPA.
It's called MMEA or Multiple Micro Electrode Array. It leaves an ID chip in the dust. And it is scary as hell!
So, who, or what, is DARPA?
DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military.
Here's a bit more on DARPA: "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions. SOURCE: http://www.darpa.mil
Now, about that scary implant:
"MMEA, Multiple Micro Electrode Array: Multiple Micro Electrode Array, this is the actual Chip. This chip will be surgically implanted directly into a human nerve or into specific area of the brain. The Chip at the moment is a little smaller than a Tic Tac breath mint. The chip implanted into the pioneer, a Professor Kevin Warwick, had 100 Electrodes; each electrode looks like a small needle and is capable of detecting electric signals traveling through the nervous system and also sending electrical signals to the nervous system, this was all performed via a RF (Radio Frequency) device connected to the MMEA."
And then there is this:
"NEWS BRIEF: "Defense Department funding brain-machine work", Tuesday, August 5, 2003, BY GARETH COOK,
The Boston Globe, reprinted in The Post and Courier, Chareleston.net, http://www.charleston.net
"What most people don't know is that the Department of Defense is already funding a research program with far creepier implications. The $24 million enterprise called Brain Machine Interfaces is developing technology that promises to directly read thoughts from a living brain -- and even instill thoughts as well. The research, some of which is being done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is already surprisingly advanced." SOURCE: http://noidchip.free-forums.org/the-defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa-vt26.html
OK, so all this is far too complicated for this ole country boy. But suffice it to say -- it is more than a little worrisome. I suggest that you go over to the source above and read the article(s) for yourself.
Already, fundamentalist religious groups are referring to this implant as the biblical "mark of the beast." Heck, I'm so old, I remember when they referred to trading stamps one got when one purchased groceries at the supermarket as the "mark of the beast!"
What worries me about all this is the threat to our freedom. It has been within the last 4 or 5 decades that Americans have begun to suspect their own government of seeking extra-constitutional power over them. Even then, it did not really hit home until the last and current administrations.
Now we see the President giving an order and an aircraft, flying so high that it can hardly be seen, if at all, streaks a Hellfire missile down on an American citizen's head and kills him -- anywhere on the globe. No death warrant necessary. It is now absolutely true that one can run, but one cannot hide. Not for long, leastways.
I believe many Americans would say, with me, that they felt much safer on September 12th, 2001 than they do today. You see, today we must worry, not only about the terrorist, but about our own government and their power grab -- in the name of national security, of course.
The founders of America were concerned for the freedom and the liberty of America's citizens. They were concerned that the American government they created never have the power over its citizens that it does today. This powerful central government ruling Americans today was never meant to ever exist by America's Founding Fathers. They would be aghast at the power we have allowed the government to gather to itself.
How did this happen? WE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN! We have forgotten that freedom lost -- is nearly impossible to reclaim.
What will the government do with that MMEA chip mentioned above? I have no idea. But -- with the knowledge that we have of how our government is already abusing its authority over American citizens, I have to believe it will be used for nefarious purposes -- at some point.
America's youth has no idea what has been lost. They will grow up in a world that they are told is free but won't be. But having no experience of a truly free America, they will accept that and live their lives in servitude to the government.
I suspect my Grands will not even be able to read these scribblings by their old grandpa because, by then, the liklihood is that the thoughts I write today, on this old antiquated computer, will be considered "subversive" and illegal to even have in one's possession.
I know it is terrible to consider but had we considered it fifty-sixty years ago, I dare say we would not be so burdened by this yoke of a too-powerful government today, a government that has its tentacles in everything we do every moment of our lives.
A week ago, as I lay in a hospital bed and listened to the nurses rattling off all the info they had on me from their roll-around computer, which was reading a hard drive somewhere, a feeling of deep remorse swept over me. George Orwell would have difficulty believing our world today. I reached over, picked up the remote of the PCA pump, and pressed the button for another hit of morphine. Maybe it is all a bad dream, I thought, and when next I surface from the narcotic fog, it will be all better. But it wasn't.
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