Since we clearly haven’t depressed you enough today with stories about child abuse ads, a dog on death row, and Jon Stewart being forced to watch Fox, here’s some more news that should pretty much dampen your weekend. According to author Alfred McCoy we’re totally screwed!
In his book, Policing Americaâ€™s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, he argues that all the cool technology that the military uses to hunt and kill insurgents will eventually makes its way home to roost and be adapted for more civilian uses. He writes:
Think of our counterinsurgency wars abroad as so many living laboratories for the undermining of a democratic society at home, a process historians of such American wars can tell you has been going on for a long, long time.
And that’s one of the mild quotes. Terrorize yourself and read more about how your eyeballs will soon be scanned by pilotless drones from above over here.