Big Brother wants to become Big Nanny

Big Brother wants to become Big Nanny

Once more I am happy to say that as bad as it is now in liberal loopy Massachusetts, it’s not as bad as it is in, say, Britain… not yet anyway. Over in “Ole Blighty,” the government is moving ever further into the realm of in loco parentis, whether you like it or not.

Changes being introduced since Victoria Climbié‘s death from abuse include a £224 million database tracking all 12 million children in England and Wales from birth. The Government expects the programme to be operating within two years. But critics say the electronic files will undermine family privacy and destroy the confidentiality of medical, social work and legal records. Doctors, schools and the police will have to alert the database to a wide range of “concerns”. Two warning flags on a child’s record could start an investigation.

The government will be tracking everything from whether the children are eating five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday to whether “the parent is providing a positive role model.” And in the current climate where the teaching of Christian morality is regarded as backward and hate-mongering, we can guess what won’t be a “positive role model.”

What will be very interesting is seeing how this system deals with children raised in the rapidly increasing number of Muslim households. Will they monitor the teaching of Muslim ideology and religion and take action if the kids are inculcated in hate for others? Seeing how the Brits are already bending over to avoid appearing racist, I think it’s doubtful.

Not efficient enough; For the children

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  • Sometimes I have to pinch myself.

    5 years ago I used to laugh at people who talked about increased government surveilance/intrusion and “big brother” and all that sort of thing.

    But here we are.

    This story out of England is outrageous and dehumanizing.