Are Speed Cameras Part of a Wider Conspiracy?
I was thinking the other day while driving to visit my parents on the south coast that it feels like the new speed limit on motorways is 50mph…
For what felt like half the journey I was looking at my Talex constantly to make sure I wasn’t going over the speed limit.
It was on this journey that it occurred to me:
I’m actually driving along in fear of the Government!
I was worried that if I strayed a few MPH over the (ridiculous) 50mph speed limit, the Government would take action against me — i.e. make an attempt to rob me of money (fine) and my freedom to drive (ban).
This was despite the fact that I wasn’t doing — and wasn’t planning on doing — anything wrong!
As you’ll know if you’re a long term BTST Member, I’m not exactly someone who shies away from challenging authority.
But despite this, I was fearful of the consequences of not exactly following a rule (i.e. the 50mph limit)!
This made my mind wander back to a film I watched a few years ago called Demolition Man.
In it, whenever anyone stepped out of line (swearing for example), the Government instantly issued a penalty charge for the infraction through their all seeing / all hearing network.
Now before you think I’ve gone completely mad, let me say that I’m not a big conspiracy theorist.
But I am interested in history and have read books and watched documentaries about some of the World’s dictators, and the techniques that Governments and rulers have used through the ages to try to control “their” population.
Fear is invariably one of — if not the most — powerful tools in their arsenal to get the population to be unquestioning and compliant.
It suddenly made a lot of sense to me — is it possible that the Government are using long and pointless average speed camera zones to subtly make the population more compliant, in an effort to gradually move us more towards a police state?
What do you think – is this just a wild conspiracy theory or could this possibly be whats happening?
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All the best,