Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Big Brother

 " big brother"
oil on canvas

There was a day in England if you didn't put your rubbish out then you got stuck with it for another week, and that was not a very appealing prospect. Well not now because little spy cams in the bins and back alleys can alert authorities and fines exacted against those rabble rubbish rebels. And if the spy cam doesn't catch you then a paid informer for the council will. And don't think if you're dobbed that it was a stranger,why even a relative or a friend or a neighbour will do it if they're on the councils payroll.
And this is what happens when you don't behave, you get a conviction and criminal record.
Those councils must have a lot of money to pay for spies to follow people to catch them committing these very serious criminal acts.

For more information visit this watchdog group called Privacy International . I thought their Stupid Security Awards was sadly funny (they will be doing them again this year I believe)

14 comments:

SSB said...

Oh, No they've convinced to get rid of the music. It was like an extension of your personality. :(

JafaBrit's Art said...

no ssb lol! I just didn't have any music in mind to go with the entry :)

Maria & Stefano said...

Oh boy!!!

Undaunted said...

I saw that man's story in the news. Someone else was fined for not bringing their bin in straight after collection. They should come down our street - they'd make a fortune!

Undaunted said...

Ooh, should have said - what about playing "my old man's a dustman"? :D

Undaunted said...

I also meant to say that the image of Big Brother is not showing.

Sorry, I'm not a spammer, honest!

Bill Evertson said...

Somehow we elect these freaking idiots that approve this stuff. They infect our electoral process. God Damn these rich connected ( should I say rich white guys) for the state of the global problems. Yeah big brother is here and he's not afraid to water board you.

dinahmow said...

Blimey! Aren't they making enough on the rates and Poll Taxes?

I am trying to get others to join me in leaving some "found art." We think this town needs a bit of ginger! (What we need is a jafabrit, but you'd have to pay your own fare I'm afraid!)

Janvangogh said...

How terrible.

L.M.Noonan said...

bring on the post carbon era...I'm fed up with the draconian controls over each and every aspect of our lives...this slow death business is dreadful. Let's get it over and done with. Now I'm off to don a crash helmet.

Kim said...
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Kim said...

sorry typo in last comment...
I'll try again :)
great painting Corrine...
the eye is very symbolic...
and the stitches accentuate the harsh reality of a big brother out of control...

julie king said...

love this painting, particularly the stitched patch!!! as for big brother watching us, when's it all going to stop? makes me want to go live by myself in a cave!

Cedar Lee said...

Corrine,

That eye with the stitches around it is amazing. I like this painting.