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Wystan Hugh Auden"To JS/07/M/378 this marble monument is erected by the State -

He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be one against whom there was no official complaint.

And all the reports on his conduct agree that, in every sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a saint for in everything he did he server the Greater Community.

Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd - had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard."
~ The Unknown Citizen by W.H. Auden (1940)
W.H. Auden
In 2006, the British national identity card was passed under the Identity Cards Act. Long delays - real or imagined - enabled the establishment to play a long game with libertarians. By the time the technology was implemented in 2012, and crime rates had been "permitted" to rise such that it was both feasible and allegedly desirable to micro-chip the population."
~ quotation by Steve Payne

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