If the final nail in America's descent into fascism was the Military Commissions Act then the telltale sign across the Atlantic is the installation of Orwell's telescreens - surveillance cameras fitted with loudspeakers that bark orders at passers-by who the watcher deems suspicious.
The voice of Big Brother has already echoed across several major cities, the latest of which being Middlesbrough in the north-east, and the program will no doubt be unfolded nationwide once the salivating control freaks in council offices have their way.
Read the following passage from George Orwell's 1984 and watch the video:
"Behind Winston's back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. "
"Smith!" screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. "6079 Smith W.! Yes, you! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You're not trying. Lower, please! That's better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me."
This is what Patrick McGoohan was trying to escape from in the cult 1960's series The Prisoner.
V For Vendetta portrayed a neo-nazi government running Britain but even in that society the cameras kept quiet!
The state is letting you know who is boss, as Simon Davis says in the clip, "the use of these cameras amounts to psychological warfare."
As one blogger points out, "The novel "1984" has gone from a fictional warning to a training manual for government."
"In a culture where people are not instilled with internal limiters on their behaviors, increasing external limiters must be provided. Welcome totalitarianism."
The skids for fascism in Britain were greased by the perceived menace of what have come to be known as "chavs," social dropout teenagers who take the blame for most of society's ills - vandalism, muggings, assaults, anti-social behavior. You can see why its so easy to sell the dwindling majority of civilized Brits on extreme measures of control to combat these distasteful rogues - walk down any major high street on a Saturday evening in Britain and you will hold back convulsions at the absolute bottom feeding scum on display - blissfully unaware that their chosen fashion of jeans below the hips is code for a male prison prostitute.
But it's a particular breed of scum that was carefully reared by the very same establishment proposing the solution.
Brought up on a diet of broken homes, teenage pregnancy, the moral decay of society, the death of Christianity, saturated sexuality and the replacement of strong male role models with MTV packaged drug-addled womanizing braindead hip-hop stars - the state and its media organs did everything within their considerable power to ravage the innocence of childhood and the humanity of adulthood.
The state is engaged in a Clockwork Orange style mind control putsch - whereby swarms of gangs roam the streets committing senseless acts of violence and other crimes purely for enjoyment - and only literal mind control in the form of the "psychological warfare" provided by the shouting cameras, can keep them under control.
The abyss was deepened by Blair's suicidal mass immigration agenda . Third generation Muslims have lost all tenets of the civility and respect that characterized their ancestors and new waves of Eastern Europeans from Communist backwaters flood in, completely ignorant of enshrined rights and liberties that they never had in the first place.
Such a melting pot of disarmed downtrodden strangers who can barely even communicate with each other are a breeze to frog march into slavery by a recalcitrant government.
Anything goes - sky-rocketing council tax, mandatory ID cards, energy bills, food prices, mortgage repayments, the hype of global warming - a monster under the bed that threatens permanent drought unless we obey the government's every whim on water consumption.
Our own rubbish bins tracked by RFID tags that charge us even more depending on the weight of the trash. Mandatory recycling programs that threaten jail time for dissenters.
These are just the day to day annoyances of living under mechanized fascism - the fundamental liberties - freedom of speech, protest, privacy, were taken from us a long time ago in the name of the war on terror.
Britain resembles what it would look like had the Nazis taken over 65 years ago and the high-tech veneer of serfdom provided by the state's shouting telescreens is the cherry on the cake for the birth of fascism in the United Kingdom
ACTION: E mail Middlesbrough Council and politely inform them of your absolute disgust for their pleasure in ransacking any notion of freedom, privacy, and the right to not be stalked and shouted at by Orwell's telescreen's. If there's enough of a backlash it will prevent this horror from being rolled out nationwide. If you live in the US remember that our cameras preceded yours and anything that happens here is replicated across the pond unless we stand up against it now. Be polite otherwise I'll get raided by armed cops at 5am and charged as a domestic terrorist for trying to influence government. No, I'm not joking.