“Big Brother is protecting you.” That is a quote from New York City Mayor Eric Adams in a Saturday article at Politico. Adams made the comment in defense of the extensive web of high-tech surveillance his city government deploys against people in America’s most populous city, as well as the mayor’s desire to expand the surveilling.
Such a comment is very disturbing for any liberty loving individual who has a basic understanding of George Orwell’s novel from which the “Big Brother” mention is derived as well as the amazing capability of the surveillance technology available to governments nowadays.
Over at Reason, J.D. Tuccille provides an insightful analysis of why people should respond to Adams’s “Big Brother” comment by telling Adams to “get lost.” Read here Tuccille’s Friday article “New York City Mayor Eric Adams Wants You to Love Big Brother.”