We are all sinners in a sinful world
Much like our forefathers before us,
But the difference between
Now and then is that they sinned in private
Free from social media
Free from I-phone cameras
Free from the internet
Disputes were solved through pistols, fists and swords,
Now they are solved through lawyers, jails and lawsuits.
Evidence once consisted primarily of hearsay and witness testimony
Now we use DNA Evidence, Computer Forensics and facial recognition technology.
Our sins were known only to God
And answered through our place in the afterlife
Until the state decided to
Take over God’s roll
And build a Massive Surveillance System
So they can become the omniscient entity
They always dreamed of.
They have spent countless hours on
Facial Recognition Devices, Global Positioning Trackers
E-Mail Scanners and Social Network Analyzers
In pursuit of absolute knowledge
Without our permission
A warrant-less search
On all of humanity.
We have been kept in the dark
About their dark secrets long enough.
Release the floodlights.