The ultimate digital-based
police state may be right around the corner, and
they will attempt to use the so-called “immigration
crisis” to introduce the demonic technology. Of
course, this being the United States, the mechanism
that will allow The Man to track everyone, all
of the time, is being actively marketed by a corporation.
Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation,
has been regaling Fox News and every
politician he can find to consider placing his
company’s microchips under the skin of immigrants.
The device is about the size of large grain of
rice. It can be easily bonded with human flesh
and injected into the body. The chip requires
no batteries and can last for the lifetime of
its human host. It can transmit, not just the
location of the human subject, but any information
desired about that person.
This microchip has been around for
decades, keeping track of animals for scientific
purposes. But human beings – well, that’s a much
bigger market, and here’s where mad scientists
and mad political pirates and racists come together
in common cause. The Microchip King, chairman
Silverman, proposes that legal immigrants
and guest workers accept the chip in their bodies,
so that they can electronically prove that they
are authorized to be in the United States. In
the strange and twisted logic employed by corporate
criminals and those who represent them in government,
implanted microchips do the immigrants a favor.
It shows they are innocent of the crime of border
crossing. The information on the chip will prove
they have not overstayed their guest worker status,
or have walked away from the job they were supposed
to be working. Turn that logic around, and every
brown man and woman that does not have
a microchip implant, is suspect.
Those of us who are Black know where
this logic leads. If the electronic implants are
good enough for legal immigrants, then certainly
they are appropriate for American citizens who
pass through the criminal justice system. In no
time at all, a heavy
chunk of the Black male population would be wired
– beeping. Corporate chairman Silverman smiles
as he makes his sales pitch. Behind that smile
is a nightmare for every targeted group in the
United States – and, eventually, everyone who
does not have an implanted chip to vouch
for his or her legality or previous activities.
It will all be transmitted through your own body.
No escape, but not necessarily any pardon, either.
It’s all up to the guys who decide the Big Picture
– who should have the right to exist in this society.
In such a situation, the words in Ernest Hemingway’s novel,
For Whom the Bell Tolls are worth thinking
about. “Send not to
know for whom the chip beeps. It beeps for thee."
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