A Reminder That Those The Government Entrusts With Surveillance … Are Only Human!
A surveillance video from the Communist Chinese transportation system has surfaced on YouTube and various blogs. The guards in charge of video surveillance used multiple remotely-controlled cameras to follow two lovers who just couldn’t bear the thought of parting at the turnstiles. The video is all the rage in China right now. (see video here or click the photo)
On one level, the video is a touching and mostly humourous look at young love. (You’ll laugh too… we did!) On another, it is a sinister example of how little privacy we have left when extensive monitoring networks are established as in London and New York.
On a third level, it also goes to prove that the folks (“THEM”) assigned to monitor the citizens (“US”) are only human themselves.
Which is another illustration of why we need rules and laws – even when everyone has the best of intentions. We also need those rules to be enforced and enforced impartially, but more on that next time.
What is it, 95 or 96 days left now until the deadline for integrity legislation in Barbados?