Friday, July 18, 2008
There are children here somewhere. I can smell them
Cheers to anon for sharing a most entertaining link to a new government web site, 'the site where where 16-25's can have their say about identity issues in the UK'
Oh, dear - is there anything quite so cringeworthy as half-arsed, vaguely sinister attempts at grown-ups trying to be 'with it' through encouraging the production of material 'by young people, for young people', whilst the grown ups continue to lurk in the background brandishing a big fuck off stick, just in case
In the word's of anon...
"It's obviously a serious attempt to really listen to what our young people have to say about this vital issue. So when Jacqui reads the messageboard she'll get the message loud and clear won't she? -
- Proving my age is a very different thing to proving my identity
- This is blatant government propaganda
- This site is government propanda
- Shop Assistants using the need to show ID to bully people
- The Nation ID Register is not secure - here's just one powerful reason
- SAY NO TO I.D. CARDS
- How can you stop civil servants peeking
- I'd rather emmigrate or go to prison
- Don't want one either
- Why centralised?
- Disagree with ID Cards and hav your post removed
- Don't want, Won't have
- Stopping the ID card scheme
- I don't trust you.
- Civil Disobedience
Warms the cockles of the heart it does."
Yes, yes it does. As did the first reply (and avatar) to this thread asking ' Tell us a little bit more about yourself'
anon goes on to say...
"Arrg the way the moderator on that id site is trying to massage the debate is asbolutly blatant and creepy:
Hi British Nick,
I understand what you say about a card not being able to stop a person from making an actual bomb. This can still happen!
I wish that the new system would stop terrorists altogether. It might be more difficult to gain access to the country from the EU if passports have chips with an individuals face and eye scans and fingerprints on. This might stop unwanted people (terrorists) coming into the country???
It will be annoying that we have to have our fingerprints taken as well.
Do you think that holding information on a central database is better than lots of different paperwork? Is this not safer and easier?
Let us know
The faux open minded chumminess particularly."
Once more, I can only agree. I haven't felt quite so creeped out since the last time I sat with my little niece playing in Club Penguin
but that's another story
which I will doubtlessly end up sharing with my new 'mates' over at mylifemyid.org...