Mandatory data retention laws might sound innocent enough to the unsuspecting and trusting punter, but when the dickheads who come up with these ideas don't even have a clue how it'll work, you know you'd have to be a fully-blown idiot to believe any good will come of it.
|Brandis - "you there, peasant - behold my cunning plan to take your secrets and eat your children"|
Call me a pessimist and glass half empty kinda bloke, but I think that is an extraordinarily shitty deal. I'd compare it trading all my personal belongings for a lifetime supply of vegan microwave dinners. I'm expected to hand over something immensely important to me in return for something that I have no need or want for, and that quite frankly, stinks of bullshit.
Fortunately I'm optimistic enough to believe that it'll never happen. As stupid as politicians and bureaucrats are, it'll cost too much, be too difficult to administer and we humans aren't quite as compliant and brainless as they think.
And anyway, why don't they just ask Google for all that information? Dumb bastards.
|My grandpa would be scheduled for rendition for this|
Depressingly, it is easy to imagine a world in the not-too-distant future where a similar photo emailed to grand kids might be intercepted by some stooge in the basement of ASIO. Phone calls are made up the chain of big-swinging-dicks until the old man's door is blown off its hinges and he's whisked away to be "accidentally" tortured in a secure location and never seen again.
It seems as we get further in to the 21st century there is much less room for this type of humour. Some voter somewhere might get offended or feel unsafe and we just can't have that.