JANE STILLWATER FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
OMG! What if American neo-cons aren't the only imperialist bastards to start developing and using drones! What if some other imperial bastard bad guys also start using drones, too? Or Goldfinger or the NSA or the phone company gets them? Then, obviously, what would happen next is that wedding parties in Oregon and Ohio and women and children in New Hampshire and New Mexico will also have to keep their eyes on the skies 24/7 too - just like they now do in Pakistan and Palestine!
And when (not if) this happens, we can realistically expect to see a whole new 9-11-style fear-and-loathing scenario being played out every day on every quiet, peaceful suburban street in America.
Yes, thanks to drones, war might easily be coming to America soon - just like the Pentagon has already generously brought war to the doorstep of almost every other country on the planet.
When the American neo-con military-industrial complex began developing and using drones, it obviously opened a whole new can of worms. And are we any safer now because of these drones? NOT. What goes around comes around. Thanks a lot, War Street.
"But, Jane," you might say, "you're acting just like Chicken Little here. No one else is gonna be able to develop drones - or be able to use them either." Hey, why not? Drones are basically model airplanes with payloads. How hard can it be to develop one of those? All that the other bad guys have to do is just infiltrate some model-airplane rally in Ohio - and it's Goodnight Cincinnati.
Someone just informed me that Monsanto is currently also developing drones. Dare to plant some heirloom tomatoes in your backyard and you're toast! "Step away from the tomatoes!" That is, if you get any warning at all.
What if DuPont seized Monsanto's drones? Or the Mafia seized control of your friendly local police department's drones? Or psychopathic child-stalkers in Florida got their hands on one. Or if they started having drone wars on "Big Brother" or "Survivor"? Or, what if those mean girls at your old high school got "droned" by the science nerds. Fox News could use them to knock off us liberals. Scouting could even offer an "I built a drone!" merit badge. And I bet that those same National Rifle Association marketing executives who brought us Sandy Hook and Stand Your Ground would just be creaming their jeans at the thought of selling every household on every block in America its very own drone.
The possibilities for death from the skies are endless here. And you don't even need to have access to yellow-cake or reactors or cyclotrons to kill people either!
It's a bird; it's a plane; no, it's a Walmart Drone!
Be very afraid.