April 20, 2010

Yes, what is the deal with the GOP and microchips?

The Washington Monthly

Is there a threat I really don't know about?

10 comments:

leighton said...

Microchips make computers, and computers connect to the internet, and on the internet, you can encounter people who believe different things than you do. Therefore microchips are the mark of the Beast.

...yeah, I got nuttin.

Monk-in-Training said...

I think Leighton has the connection.

Not very secretly, many of these Right Wing Crazies are desperately hoping for Apocalyptic validation, and resisting the Devil via microchips is part of their heroic attempt to save civilization.

Smitty said...

Yeah, I got nothing. When lawmakers start legislating based on the rantings of untreated paranoid schizophrenia victims, we are in really deep shit.

steves said...

I think they mean RFID, but I missed where it was proposed that we have them implanted.

Streak said...

I think we are seeing the fruition of the GOP embracing the paranoid right. Yeah, there is a paranoid left too, but they aren't driving policy.

steves said...

This has been embraced by the national leadership?

Streak said...

I think the GOP has, to a much greater degree than is good, embraced the more paranoid tendencies if their base.

steves said...

I just can't find much on this beyond pretty minimal support. The Slate article says you get 50,000 hits on Google. Big deal, "can I own a Canadian" gets 78,000,000.

Streak said...

So you find several state legislatures passing legislation proposing the legal enslavement of Canadians?

steves said...

Nope ;)

It is just that saying there are thousands of hits for something doesn't mean that whatever the "target" is really widespread. The article fails to mention what states have banned it, choosing just to report on a committee meeting.