No, you haven’t entered the Twilight Zone. This actually happened in real life.
While this quietly passed last week under the guise of helping parents and guardians of children and adults suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, developmental disabilities such as autism as the like, after you watch this video, you will clearly see where the program in H.R. 4919 could be abused by the authoritarians in power with simple semantics arguments due to vaguely worded laws.
The language of the bill is so vague, in fact, that we don’t know what type of tracking tech will be employed or how far this program will end up going if it gets in full swing… While most of us realize there are much more high tech options out there these days than microchips, it’ll probably be something people have been acclimated to.
Hey, we microchip pets, why not children and elderly people and… pretty soon… everyone? Why not, Japan is already applying barcode tattoos to its elderly dementia sufferers for easy government tracking and tracing.
Take note that, for an issue that involves people with mental disabilities, they didn’t put this new program under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services; no, they specifically put it under the control of the Department of Justice. Rep. Gohmert warned everyone on the House floor that this bill will end in people being tracked against their will.
Orwellian doesn’t even begin to describe the Pandora’s Box of government surveillance that has been opened here.