During one of my many random web surfing expeditions I came across a local article on how video footage has become a serious tool used by our Las Vegas Metro Police to find, track and pop criminals both on the Strip and elsewhere in the valley. That’s all great and groovy and I’m all for that. Of course myself and millions more around the planet have thought that this is yet another dandy tool for any government to use against it’s own citizens.
What a hot topic this is! I can’t possibly list all of the crap I’ve read here tonight on this page but it speaks volumes about how the world I grew up in has so very much vanished. My biggest worry back in the early seventies was waiting for the school bus on a frozen ass Michigan winter morning. Or an afternoon. We occasionally grabbed the bumper of the bus to let it drag us home much faster as long as the road was covered by thick snow.
Today, students apparently worry more about not being popped for destroying county property and feel safer because of the video cameras installed in many public school buses. Really? May I suggest that in some part, this issue could be solved at home within the confines of a student’s own residence accompanied by parents whom actually give a rats ass about the future of said child? These children have never known a world without this technology. Rotary telephones? Eh?
I personally don’t give a shit about the cameras. I’m an honest person with no criminal record. I look right at the bloody things and smile. No worries! I seriously don’t fear these cams, anywhere. Only criminals would fear them. Below is a tiny snippet of text from one of my local so-called news stations:
“I think children act better on buses when they know” there are cameras, Reynolds said. “Kids like to damage seats. We’d much rather put money into schools than tape to fix seats.”
Seriously? Again I say that this shit can be repaired by parents who actually give a shit about the success of the child. I work in North Las Vegas, an economically depressed area of this city as are so many in other US cities nation wide. I see this crap first hand and it sucks. So many fine minds going to waste. But it’s of course all about the almighty American dollar. Example – our tax money is squandered on war and the killing of innocent humans worldwide in my personal perspective.
Don’t deny it, it happens. And on God knows how many other stupid government programs. What about the average American? Tax money wasted. As much as I love Science Fiction, the space programme is a serious waste of American taxpayer money. What about the average American, regardless of race, ethnicity or skin colour? Who is in charge in Washington?