The British government is planning to launch a nationwide anti-drug immunisation scheme of children similar to the current measles, mumps and rubella programmes, which they hope will prevent kids from getting when they grow up.
Childhood immunisation would provide adults with protection from the euphoria that is experienced by users, the Independent on Sunday reported this week, making drugs such as heroin and cocaine pointless to take.
The proposal emerged after scientists suggested anti-pleasure vaccinations could be available commercially within two years and was greeted with alarm by US civil liberties organisation The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE).
CCLE legal expert Richard Glen Boire warned that the strategy could have serious implications for brain health, as well as trampling the fundamental human right to freedom of thought. Their introduction of such vaccines, he warned, would signal the first time that neuropharmaceuticals were overtly used to enforce government policy.
The story broke as The Sunday Times revealed that the British government is also about to launch a national database containing details of every child in England, designed to identify problem relatives, including aunts and uncles who have a history of alcoholism or drugs misuse. Rival newspaper The Observer, meanwhile, called for a national debate on privacy and individual liberty, writing of the threat from a menacing, all encompassing state.
The combination of new technology and the indifference of New Labour to individual freedom means that a version of the Big Brother phenomenon is being invented before our eyes, said the Observer.
Its intention is benign; but the information on each of us being out in the hands of the state is vast.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=544439 ("People could be vaccinated against drugs at birth as you are against measles. You could say cocaine is more dangerous than measles, for example, Professor Nutt, head of psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol)
http://www.newspeak.com/Newspeak.htm (Are we living in an Orwellian world?: Thoughtcrime," the mere act of thinking about ideas like Freedom or Revolution, was punishable by torture and brainwashing.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)