Friday, 28 June 2013

"We Won't Forget. So You Can't" (1973)

Illicitly and unconstitutionally spying on a whole nation requires an enormous amount of taxpayers' money. That is why, in 1973, Scarfolk started a scheme to sell surveillance data to the public, the actual object of the aforementioned spying.


By 1970, Scarfolk Council had bugged every room, every street, every public and private space. Even forests, beaches and bouncy castles were wiretapped. Every moment of every resident's life was recorded and archived in vast bunkers in the mountains of Snowdonia and abroad.


All this information was subcontracted to a consortium of corporations called RIMPS that used the data to exploit citizens' psychological weaknesses and/or blackmail them into acts of personal depravity for entertainment. These acts were televised and had viewing figures of millions per broadcast. Many people became household names as shame and celebrity became synonymous.

4 comments:

  1. I told them I was paranoid. Quacks!

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  2. "Many people became household names as shame and celebrity became synonymous."

    Not much different from today!

    This was brilliant Richard! Simply brilliant!

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  3. Not available on 8-track?

    Derek

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  4. Wonderful service. Took a bit of fun out of birthdays, holidays, and other gift giving occasions, though.

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