As if the illicit regime of Donald (“Shithouse”) Trump wasn’t already Orwellian enough, it seems Trump’s version of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working on a system that would allow the Orange One to directly text to pretty much every phone in America. In other words, he could sit and shit on his golden throne and send every man, woman, and child in the nation his questionable wisdom.
According to NBC News, the new system is meant to convey messages to the population in the event of an emergency or disaster. Which sounds great…except that there’s nothing to prevent our would-be despot from using the system for political purposes. There is no reason, for example, that he couldn’t text out that the press is the “enemy of the people,” or call for armed resistance to an attempt to impeach him.
And you will probably get a chance to see the new system in action. Again, according to NBC, there will be a dry-run this Thursday by which millions of people will get a test message from the “president” via FEMA.
To quote the article, “More than 100 mobile carriers, including all the major wireless firms, are participating in the roll out, FEMA stated in a message on its website posted Thursday.”
Next up, TVs that spy on us and yell orders when we don’t do the Morning Jerks…
PS – Orwell wouldn’t have been proud of Trump. He would have hated Trump. But, come on. It makes for a good headline.