Strange Brouhaha

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Attention, Students at Brittan Elementary School!

I am not in any way, shape or form suggesting that you stick your new RFID nametags in the microwave for a few seconds. All I'm saying is that I heard that those things are susceptible to microwaving. That's all.

Then ask your school's administrators how much of a kickback they're getting by mortgaging your freedom.


  • Oh dear Jesus. The chips "verify that children are in the classroom"? Excuse me, isn't that what the teacher is for? I volunteer at my daughter's classroom once a week, and her teacher always knows where every student is. It's--you know--part of the job? And hey, you know how they verify attendance in the morning? Each child takes a piece of paper with their name on it and puts it in a can. The teacher then looks to see if any names are left over on the desk. If so, gee! She follows up!

    This technological surveillance is beyond nightmarish. It will do *nothing* to keep anyone safer. Mark my words--when we've all got barcodes embedded in our skins, rape and murder will still go on unimpeded. But our freedoms? Forget it.

    By Blogger Savannah, at 8:27 AM  

  • (Matt) This is terrible. I would rather home school my child than have him treated like a criminal. The lack of responsibility and common sense in this country is appalling!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 PM  

  • No, the totalitarian impulses coming out of the woodwork in this country is what's appalling. And I bet that driving families to homeschooling is part of the plan. Yes, the plan. I am totally paranoid enough to think there's a plan. After all, when only poor urban black kids go to outside schools, only poor urban black kids will be fitted with tracking technology. Yes! Come on! Does anybody really believe that these ID chips have anything to do with "safety"? No! It's panoptic control! Read your Foucault, read "Discipline and Punish"! Isn't it fitting that the birthplace of freedom on earth will be its grinning graveyard?

    By Blogger Savannah, at 2:25 PM  

  • (Josh) That's it. I'm moving to Iraq.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 AM  

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