Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security is set to begin trials of iris scanning technology in October, but don’t believe for a second that Big Sis’ latest assault on the privacy right of Americans will be confined to airports – everything from entering sports events to making purchases will eventually be controlled by the technology if it is allowed to be implemented.
“The Homeland Security Department plans to test futuristic iris scan technology that stores digital images of people’s eyes in a database and is considered a quicker alternative to fingerprints,” writes the USA Today’s Thomas Frank.
The iris scan is nothing less than the 21st century equivalent of how Jews and other undesirables were tattooed by the Nazis, aside from the fact that all Americans will be forced to submit to the eye scan. In Hitler’s Germany, at least some members of the population were spared from having to identify themselves constantly at the behest of the authorities.
As the USA Today article makes clear, iris records will be held in a database and associated with credit cards and other routine aspects of every day life. The agenda is to replace pin numbers and presentation of photo ID, forcing Americans to submit to high-tech enslavement merely to conduct their day to day activities.
“Financial companies hope the scans can stop identity fraud, said Jeff Carter of Global Rainmakers, a New York City firm developing the technology. “Iris is going to completely reshape the fraud environment,” he said.
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In other words, whenever you buy something, take money from an ATM, cash a check, or conduct any financial transaction, you will be forced to submit to the iris scan.
Cameras “that take photos from 3 or 4 feet away, including one that works on people as they walk by,” will be installed at all major public buildings, sports stadiums, and transport hubs, completely demolishing for good the notion of innocent until proven guilty.
As we have exhaustively documented, iris scans, along with mobile x-ray body scanners, are just two aspects of how everything that has turned America’s airports into some of the most draconian, oppressive and abusive places in the world, is now being rolled out onto the streets.
Homeland Security is already implementing technology to be enforced at “security events” which purportedly reads “malintent” on behalf of an individual who passes through a checkpoint. The video below explains how “Future Attribute Screening Technology” (FAST) checkpoints will conduct “physiological” and “behavioral” tests in order to weed out suspected terrorists and criminals.
The clip shows individuals who attend “security events” being led into trailers before they are interrogated as to whether they are terrorists while lie detector-style computer programs analyze their physiological responses. The subjects are asked about their whereabouts, and if they are attempting to smuggle bombs or recording devices into the “expo,” proving that the technology is intended to be used at public events and not just airports. Individuals who do not satisfy the first lie detector-style test are then asked “additional questions”.
Americans will be mandated to prove to the government that they are well-behaved slaves before they are allowed to do anything.
The USA Today article notes that the technology was used in 2007 to iris scan thousands of Iraqis in the name of tracking militants. Just like the Iraqis, Americans are a conquered population who will now be numbered and databased like cattle by their owner, the state, as George Orwell’s doomsday prophecy of society turning into a prison without the bars is realized and even outstripped with the aid of 21st century technology.
A demonstration of how the iris scanner would operate.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.