“Feds Studying How to Use Twitter For ‘Depression Surveillance’”
Winston Smith could not be reached for comment. But if he could, he’s probably be thinking something like, “well, that’s kind of a bummer” — though he wouldn’t dare say it aloud.
As Phil C notes in an email, “I’d say the prospect of this not being an addendum to the gun-grabbers data base are approximately zero.” True. But I’ll go him one further: I think then end game of disarming those who show a “propensity toward depression” is precisely the reason for such a federal study in the first place.
Dissent is patriotic only when progressives work to breach the Constitution; in all other instances, it’s a sign of some or other mental disorder that the government will help you through — either by way of reeducation or, if that doesn’t work, well, Bill Ayers — the man who helped launch the career of our current Manchurian President — had a few ideas.