Some news story (real or fake?) was discussing the creation of a registry for Muslims in America.
Seems like this idea when back to the Bush day’s after 9/11.
The main Homeland Security points were to:
1. Update and reintroduce the NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) screening and tracking system that was in place from 2002-2005. All aliens from high-risk areas are tracked.
2. Add extreme vetting questions for high-risk aliens: question them regarding support for Sharia law, jihad, equality of men and women, the United States Constitution.
Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A prospective person or project may be vetted before making a hiring decision. In addition, in intelligence gathering, assets are vetted to determine their usefulness.
Vetting is also a term used in the field of transitional justice. When countries undergo a process of transition—after a period of armed conflict or authoritarian rule—they must determine what to do with public employees who perpetrated human rights abuses. They also must examine and revise the institutional structures that allowed such abuses to occur. Vetting is the set of processes for assessing the integrity of individuals (such as their adherence to relevant human rights standards) in order to determine their suitability for public employment. Countries transitioning to democracy and peace often utilize such processes to ensure that abusive or incompetent public employees are excluded from future public service.
So if I read this right, if you follow Islam and declare yourself a Muslim, this government wants to keep track of you. In other words, you are defined as a possible terrorist. You are defined a terrorist for your religious beliefs?
This government has all the questions to access if you are qualified to stand on this land or be sent back from where you came from? If the Native Americans had done this with the Pilgrims, we wouldn’t have this problem.
Why stop at Muslims?
The world of today wants to know everything about you so why not increase the registry?
Let’s make a registry for all the Baptist. How about the Jews? One registry for the Catholics and another for the 7th Day Adventist or any other sect or creed or following would be real handy? And don’t forget to include Orthodox!
Why stop there? There is so much to know about each and every one of us unique individuals.
A registry for white folks would be helpful and maybe one on the African-American or Latino. Who did you descend from is better than an ancestry search.
Are you tall or short? Left handed or right-handed? Are you blonde or brunette or ginger or bald? Do you have freckles or gapped teeth? Do you have any deformities or handicaps to declare?
Did you finish any schooling that gave you a diploma? Have you served in any national conscription or alternative service and survived? How many jobs have you had?
Are you married? Do you have children? Are the children by the same woman you are married to?
Do you drive? Do you own a car? Have you purchased a house? Do you have brown shoes?
Are you getting the idea?
We are now junkies to data. The more the better seems to be what is presented to us in charts and graphs and we build our prejudices on whatever we can consume.
The next time you go shopping during this season and you place that plastic card into the register reader like an old calculator, what is on that chip? Not to worry for your smart phone has already told where you are, what you are doing, your bank account, friends, and even have a photo of you. A fingerprint is no longer needed.
Just relax you have already given out more information about yourself to not be the ‘current resident’ on your junk mail.
Welcome to the future, we know who you are.