Thursday, May 06, 2010

Orwellian Watch: Democrats Name National ID Card Plan "The BELIEVE Program"

George Orwell said, "Political language .. is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." And it seems like only yesterday when Dems were criticizing Repubs for the very same kind of lies and propaganda that Dems now embrace.

Jon Walker over at Firedoglake:

As part of a comprehensive Immigration bill, Democrats are planning to make everyone who wants to work in this country get a national ID embedded with biometric data. This will be a requirement for both citizens and immigrants. Under this plan, the government would create a national biometric database cataloging every person in the country. On top of that, Democrats chose possibly the creepiest, Orwellian name they could think of for this national ID card (which, in true 1984 fashion, they are refusing to acknowledge is a national ID card): the BELIEVE program. What really annoys me about this BELIEVE program, besides its creepy, stupid name and dangerous implications . . . .