This is a very
I have found myself falling between a couple thousand chairs on the matter.
Freedom - I love it. It's a pretty neat thing. We could have a load of discussions for and against it but let us try and agree the it's generally
a good thing. But... freedom vs. regulation. Camreas, DNA banks, big brother... that's where the issue is.
My younger brother was recently by a stone, some madman thought it was fun to drop crap from a highway bridge. And that has made me think, think, think think, and think a bit more. I was never too fond of 1984 and the implications it has brought on us. And while my political views are probably anti-liberalist
, I have never been a fan of total freedom (because it limits the freedom of other people).
OK, sorry, that was a bit too close to our fine grey line here.
Trying to re-focus, I have been having thougts about automated surveillance and and DNA banks. And the argument that they who have nothing to hide are safe, has been wheieing very heavily. If we had a global DNA bank, the idiot(s?) that nearly killed half of my family might very easily have been found.
But, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?