When you think about it, the motivations for becoming a total state don’t matter; the eventual condition of that state does, which is that a government is trying to apply political dogma to a population.
Genetic information taken from nearly 1.1 million children is now stored on the national DNA database, official figures show, and campaigners believe that as many as half of them have no criminal convictions.
The figure fuels the row about retention of personal information on the DNA register and on the police national computer for years after it ceases to be relevant.
The figures, revealed in a parliamentary answer to the Liberal Democrats, show that 1.09 million DNA profiles of people aged under 18 were held on the database with 337,000under 16.
The sad thing is the police are probably right to do this. Walk a beat, and you see that apples don’t fall far from the tree, so you keep track of some even if they haven’t been caught yet. Sure, you’re wrong on some… but you’re right on most.
Anarchists and libertarians want us to believe that we can just stop enforcing laws, and let nature sort this mess out, but they deny how much that would enable the parasites and criminals to destroy good people — who are fewer in number. The only thing that kept the Wild West stable was that there was a steady influx of new people, many of whom being settlers and not criminals eventually civilized the place.
Instead, society has to make some hard choices. Do we want to live in a surveillance society? Then we tolerate everyone, hope we catch the bad guys, and watch our supply of good people dwindle as stuff gets more disordered. Do we not want to live in a surveillance society? Great — then we should boot out the parasites and criminals and idiots, and move on with a middle-class, stable, higher-IQ world.