The daily parade of videos exposing physical abuse by state agents (primarily local police forces) has sovereign individuals everywhere voicing righteous outrage. But I don’t think enough attention has been given to a less visible abuse that continues the evolution of state tyranny from mere annoyance to outright shackling.
This article about ankle bracelet monitors extols the virtues and supposed effectiveness of government putting DWI “violators” in electronic leg irons:
“The bracelet measures alcohol consumption by reading vapors given off in perspiration. It samples a person's sweat every 30 minutes, then transmits the readings to the company daily.”
I find this spooky and even terrifying that state agents literally monitor the creation and movement of your bodily fluids in order to coerce avoidance from what they consider an illicit activity- drinking alcohol. There is also the ridiculous, unspoken assumption that just because an individual imbibes alcohol, he will drink to intoxication AND then drive an automobile.
This monitoring becomes even spookier with the revelation that there is still another, complementing device that state agents prefer- a GPS monitor:
"If we did get a reading that they are drinking, we'd know exactly where they were so we could go out and get them if we wanted to."
Does that mean merely sending a couple LEOs to pick you up and cage you or can it mean (at least in the future) sending the latest drone aircraft technology your way to turn your carcass into toast?
There seems to be virtually no limit on the amount of abuse the state is willing to perpetrate on its subjects, and nearly no limit to the abuse the public is willing to endure. The tyranny has surpassed merely verbal restrictions on our lives, the violation of which results being caged like an animal. Now, the more “humane” and “cost effective” approach is to literally being physically restrained and controlled like a dog on a leash.
What next? Will there be ankle bracelets that monitor brain activity to assure your masters that you are not thinking corrupting “anti-government” thoughts or considering subversive activities? Will new, more sophisticated monitors record what your eyes view- books read, television programs watched, people you talk to and associate with?
Rest assured that ambitious and creative government employees and contractors are feverishly working (supported and enriched by your stolen tax dollars) at finding new ways to effectively curb “inappropriate” behavior and create even more compliant and obedient subjects.