BTC- It's looking like national identity and RFID have coupled up again finding another place to burrow into the German population. It brings me sadness to see a nation who has overcome so much, coming so far from their past of fostering some of the most oppressive, fascist societies in Europe's modern world history only to watch history repeat itself. Germany's RFID embedded ID cards will be available by November 1st, 2010.
After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the people of East Germany began to recover from a psychologically and economically oppressive government. Prior to this, both the Nazi SS and Stasi East German policies made demands for citizenship papers at every turn of citizens and travellers. It is one the most obvious symptoms a facist society in full swing. It was tragic to find that these policies were invited by the DHS in an effort to control our open and liberty-oriented society by creating an identity mandate for Americans. We foolishly believed we could never be "like Germany".
Americans engaged in the struggle for personal liberty are fighting successive attempts by DHS machinery to reinvent a plan for national identity. However, it is important to understand how to retain and express empathy and compassion for all nations who are struggling with the very mandates which trouble us. One time tested venue for expressing company in misery is through music.
Talib Kweli, musician and intellectual, connected with the arbitrary demand for citizenship papers and the potential for racial profiling in the State of Arizona, over SB1070 in his song Paper's, Please!