Now, to make sure people are even more continually conscious that we need to be terrorized by terrorists, we’re going to advertise this in Wal-Mart. Two different blogs I read linked to this news last week: John Gruber compared it to the movie Brazil and Bruce Schneier compared it to the book 1984.
These comparisons remind me of a joke I used to make during the Bush presidency: people were intended to look at works of dystopia sci-fi like Brazil and 1984 and see a cautionary tale; the neo-cons looked at these same works and saw an instruction manual.
Of course, here we are in 2010, Bush and the neo-cons are out of office, and yet the madness continues.
More on original story: DHS press release, The Raw Story, MSNBC.