Tuesday, February 28, 2006

People are stupid

'All in all, people are dubious about the arguments for ID cards, and broadly receptive about the arguments against them. Despite this they continue to support ID cards, implying that people give greater weight to the perceived benefits than the perceived drawbacks - yes, they think ID cards will be expensive, inconvenient and open to abuse, but they want them.'

So, people recognise they are a bad idea, but they still want them.

'Mnuuuhhh! ID caaards keep darky men out! Bleeeurgh! Me nothing to fear! Mnnnghnghghgh!'

Hat-tip to the Europhobe.


Blogger Oscar Wildebeest said...

I don't suppose these people ever travel. Once they realise they'll have to pay £93 for their next passport and go and have their iris scanned (not at the local Post Office, which won't have the equipment, but somewhere very, very inconvenient), they'll soon change their tune.

Of course, it'll be too late by then.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Did you see the TV last night (Dispatches?) about the police DNA records incl 24,000 innocent children, the idea that Dear Tony is working via the back door to have us all DNA profiled anyway because in a few years at this rate the majority of the UK population will already be on those files; the fact that once ID cards are issued you will be obliged to take them everywhere all the time.
Why don't they just give up and give us subcutaneous chips like the vets can do to dogs?
Anyone seen John Spartan down their local manhole recently?

Cor. Oops sorry, I must have needed that :-\

11:03 AM  
Blogger Dangerouslysubversivedad said...

Anyone wants me to carry an ID Card they can go fuck themselves. People are ignorant enough to buy into this crap simply because they are afraid of the threats we face and unfortunately still have a naive trust that any kind of authoritarian measure *must* be a necessary and/or helpful one.

Isnt it amazing? Even after Major sold us down the river at Maastricht, lied consistently about negotations with the IRA and sleazed his way through all those years at the top, even after we found out that compared to Blair even HE was in the kindergarten, we still have this ridiculous notion that we can trust our politicians.

10:51 AM  

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