April 06, 2005

This is about us and us, not us and them.

A very good essay by the blog called David Blunkett is an Arse (that bit of dodging was to try and put myself a bit further down big brothers list so that when the Glorious Day of the Revolution comes I will have time to get over the wall rather than be lined up against it) about ID cards. This is not the kind of technical post about how it will not work, or the basic civil liberties that it destroys, but about the fundemental shift in the relationship between citizen and state. Currently it is the citizens that decide wheither they choose to trust other citizens, in an ID card state the ultimate judge of trustwortiness becomes the state itself. Very good read.


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