Infowars.net | July 24, 2007
Schools have become hi-tech prisons. Children all across America and the UK are being conditioned to accept that they are not free and that they must submit to draconian laws and measures for their own safety. Soon enough children will not even know what it is like to act as a private individual within society. Don't believe this? Read on.
Everyday we post reports from mainstream news sources documenting this disturbing trend.
Today The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that schools across America are banning backpacks that are made of non see-through materials .
If students walking between classes want to use a backpack, it must be made of clear plastic or mesh so its contents can be seen at a glance. Cloth backpacks can be carried into the school in the morning but must be stored in lockers.
So the students should all now feel much safer due to the fact that they can all see each other's personal items right? Wrong.The move has unleashed a torrent of protest from some Wissahickon students, who say high schools are coming to resemble "prisons or police states," in the words of one. Brandon Hemmen, a senior, said the clear bags will make it easy for thieves who already rip off students every day. And "bags will get mixed up; we'll have to use name tags," he added. "This is wrong. They can't take all our freedoms away."
A second item today comes from Security tech website Security Park which reports that Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is to deliver the convenience and security of contactless payments by cell phone to students and the faculty.Beginning in July, Slippery Rock University's 8,500 students, faculty and staff will receive a new official campus ID card and a separate contactless token designed for use with their mobile phones.
Using either the card or the phone, they will be able to make payments at on-campus locations as well as participating merchants in the surrounding community....
The new mobile phone tokens incorporate the same standards-based contactless technology (ISO 14443) used worldwide by MasterCard, Visa and leading card issuers in the payment and identity sectors.
Good, prepare the kids first and then bring in the cashless society nationwide, with an ID card of course, which you will need to be able to buy and sell. We have long warned of the dangers of a cashless society putting total control into the hands of state regulated and private corporations and the break down of basic freedoms that it encompasses.
Still don't feel there is anything to worry about in schools?
Do a prisonplanet.com google search on the word "school", you will be confronted with literally hundreds and hundreds of news articles from the past few years that detail the police state takeover of schools all over the US and throughout the UK.
There are far too many to mention, however, a quick overview of linked headlines follows.
Fingerprinting, Iris Recognition and biometric hand scanners in schools
Cameras in school halls, school bathrooms and school buses
RFID tracking devices, microchips and GPS tracking devices for students
Armed police raids, sniffer dogs, use of tasers, handcuffs, and other police state measures in schools
These are not isolated incidents, I could have posted hundreds under each category.
The youth are being indoctrinated to accept the fact that they must swipe or be scanned to have access to buildings or books. In schools it is now normal to be chipped, tagged, tracked, traced and filmed by cameras at all times, while having all items on their person in clear view to everyone.
There is also a dangerous precedent being set whereby kids are made to feel important if they carry a card or a chip. They can gain access to places other people cannot go, open doors electronically and have the use of superior resources. In actual fact the technology given to them merely tracks their every move and is nothing more than a form of control.
By the time students leave education and move into the wider world, encountering surveillance technology everywhere, they are completely unfazed and totally conditioned to it.
In even more alarming circumstances armed SWAT teams are busting into lessons for children barely out of Kindergarten in "mock" raids while parents are having to give their biometric data in order to pick their children up from school, if they are not late that is, in which case the CPS may already have grabbed the kids .
Do you know what big brother measures are already in place in your child's school? Are you a teacher in a school that has been overrun by Orwellian technology? It is clearly up to parents and teachers to do something about this if not for the sake of their own freedom then for the freedom of their children.