The Canadian government has approved a pilot project
to allow trained officers to roam airports
on the lookout for unusual or suspicious passenger behaviour
to detect potential terrorists.
AIRPORT BEHAVIOUR THOUGHT POLICE
Never show dismay! Never show resentment!
A single flicker of the eyes could give you away.
It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander
when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen.
The smallest thing could give you away.
A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself -
anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide.
In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face
(to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example)
was itself a punishable offense.
There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime it was called.
Your worst enemy was your own nervous system.
Any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.
~ Orwell, 1984
To Orwell Today,
re: Marcus is researching institutional torture & brainwashing in schools like "Straight Inc"
I wonder if you are familiar with this Congressional report:
Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Behavior Modification
(A Study Prepared by the Staff of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights
of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate)
Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, November 1974
A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource: This report responds to a directive issued to the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights to conduct an investigation into behavior modification programs, with particular emphasis on the federal government's involvement in the technology of behavior control and the implications of this involvement for individual rights. Two basic considerations motivated the investigation: first, the concern that the rights of human subjects of behavioral research are sufficiently protected by adequate guidelines and review structures; and second, the question of whether the federal government has any business participating in programs that may alter the substance of individual freedom. Although the material included in this report is by no means comprehensive, some initial findings are apparent: (1) there is widespread and growing interest in the development of methods designed to predict, identify, control, and modify individual behavior; (2) few measures are being taken to resolve questions of freedom, privacy, and self-determination; (3) the Federal government is heavily involved in a variety of behavior modification programs ranging from simple reinforcement techniques to psychosurgery; and (4) a number of departments and agencies fund, participate in, or sanction research involving various aspects of behavior modification.
Straight's predecessor, The Seed Inc is described in here and was shut down because of this.
It's really an amazing document...it speaks of the fact that technology is advancing in the field of mind control, without much regard for American rights.
The question is raised about our inherant right to an intact and authentic personality/identity!
This was 1974 or 1975...the concerns seem to have been largely ignored.
I highly recommend it if you haven't looked at it.
Yes, government committees investigate government wrongdoing, corruption and treason all the time, then make their reports, then file their reports, then on to the next committee and so on and so on and so on. Nothing ever changes for the good - they just re-invent themselves in some other manifestation.
I came across an article on The Seed, Straight, SAFE, WWASP, DARE and other teen-torture schools explaining the mind-control and behaviour-modification programs they use:
Straight Incorporated (Orwellian anti-drug programs humiliate and abuse youth in a horrifying program of mind control)
Speaking of government-run mind control and behaviour modification programs, did you see the news last week about what's happening up here in Canada? We've got Orwellian "thought-police" thugs, with dogs, roaming airports looking for "thought criminals" committing "facecrime":
Travellers' Behaviour Monitored
(trained officers to roam airports on lookout for odd conduct)
by Elizabeth Thompson, National Post, Feb 16, 2011
Airline passengers may soon find themselves under more scrutiny after the federal government approved a pilot project to allow the monitoring of passenger behaviour to detect potential terrorists. Once the program is fully implemented, specially trained officers with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will be able to roam airports on the lookout for unusual or suspicious behaviour by passengers. For the moment, the interim order authorizes a pilot project at Vancouver International Airport at the passenger-screening checkpoint. The pilot project began in January. "The effectiveness of the program will be carefully monitored to guide longer-term strategies," Transport Canada spokesman Patrick Charette said.
In passenger-behaviour observation, officers are trained to detect irregular or suspicious behaviour. "The emphasis is behaviour-based, for example -- wearing heavy clothes on a hot day or paying unusual attention to the screening process," according to a government background document. "Screening officers trained in passenger behaviour observation screening may check a passenger's documents and ask simple questions about the passenger's identity and reasons for travelling to alleviate any security concerns." The program focuses on behaviour, not racial or ethnic profiles, the government is quick to point out.
Officials say the program being put in place is a made-in-Canada behaviour assessment program, customized to Canada's legal and cultural environments and will reflect the norms and customs of Canadian society. Similar programs have already been introduced in Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia. While the interim order signed by Transport Minister Chuck Strahl says it "is required to deal with an immediate threat to aviation security," the program has been in the works for some time. In 2009, the government gave CATSA a one-year budget to research and start development of a passenger-behaviour-observation program. In January 2010, after an incident Dec. 25, 2009, in which authorities allege Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam as it was about to land in Detroit, the government took the next step and asked CATSA to design a proposal for a program.
Mr. Charette said such observation is being used increasingly around the world and the new program will complement other security measures already in place in Canada's airports. "Effective aviation security relies on many layers of security," he said. "This is the case in Canada, where aviation security is based on a variety of tools and approaches, including intelligence assessments and sharing, policing, physical security, regulations, training and the use of human and technical resources." Mr. Strahl's interim order also tightens up the rules surrounding passenger identification. To access a sterile area, a passenger has to show one piece of government-issued photo identification that includes name, date of birth and sex or a restricted-area identity card or two pieces of government-issued identification at least one of which shows name, date of birth and gender.
All the best,
Travellers' behaviour monitored (trained officers to roam airports for odd conduct), National Post, Feb 16, 2011
ORWELLIAN SECURITY OLYMPIC GAMES
AIRPORT NAKED-SCAN POLITICIANS
POLICE ARE DOGS IN ANIMAL FARM
TEEN TORTURE SCHOOLS
1.Winston's Diary (..."Thought crime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death...")
3.Surveillance (...Any sound Winston made, above the level of a whisper, would be picked up by the telescreen; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. Every citizen, or at least every citizen important enough to be worth watching, could be kept twenty-four hours a day under the eyes of the police and in the sound of official propaganda, with all other channels of communication closed. The possibility of enforcing not only complete obedience to the will of the State, but complete uniformity of opinion of all subjects now existed...)
21.Crimestop (...Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity. But stupidity is not enough. On the contrary, orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one's own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body....)
20.Thought Police & Snitches (...Nothing is efficient in Oceania except the Thought Police....A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone. Wherever he may be, asleep or awake, working or resting, in his bath or in bed, he can be inspected without warning and without knowing that he is being inspected. Nothing that he does is indifferent. His friendships, his relaxations, his behaviour towards his wife and children, the expression of his face when is alone, the words he mutters in sleep, even the characteristic movements of his body, are all jealously scrutinized. Not only any actual misdemeanour, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected. He has no freedom of choice in any direction whatever. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside you skull. The person in the next table could be a spy of the Thought Police. There was 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. ...The most deadly danger of all was talking in your sleep. There was no way of guarding against that, so far as he could see. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you....
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