The U.S. Department of Defense has unveiled a new non-deadly force technology designed to disperse crowds and drive off potential attackers know as the Active Denial Heat Ray. This weapon emits a 95-gigahertz radio frequency similar to that of a microwave that is designed to heat the water molecules in the outer region of the skin’s epidermal layer to the end of creating a burning sensation that immediately repels the targeted person from the path of the ray. It has been demonstrated to be extremely effective as a non-lethal tool for dispersing crowds immediately, safely and without lasting bodily harm. In this regard it constitutes a decisive improvement upon older technologies such as tear gas, pepper spray, water cannons and sonic cannons.
What makes this particularly technology so noteworthy is that when deployed in public gatherings its force is completely irresistible. There is no means to insulate oneself from its effect and once deployed, all targeted persons are fully and immediately dispersed – period.
When used as planned to quell or deter an aggressor, this invention is marvelous. However, unlike any other military or paramilitary innovation developed to date, this heat ray has a truly frightening potential if ever employed by police or political activists to quell lawful public gatherings and free speech. With a capacity for being employed more than a mile distant from its targets, this technology, if used nefariously to prevent the public assembly of citizens, could be 100% effective in completely eliminating any public gathering that an antagonistic public official did not want to occur.
While this may sound far-fetched or even paranoid to some, it should be soberly noted that with the advent of this new technology, the government now has the power – if ever those in authority decided to so exercise that power – to completely eliminate free assembly and speech. This development should be noted by a free people in recognition that freedom can be elusive and that those who today may assure of us of their good intentions and well meaning in governing us, may tomorrow choose to be our oppressors. One only need look to recent historical events worldwide to be reminded of this stark reality.
So when we note that our tax-funded military dollars can be used to create space age weapons of amazing efficiency and force, we should also remember that those very same awesome weapons may potentially be employed nefariously against “we the people.” Armed with this foreknowledge we should become even more cautious in considering whom we entrust with authority over our freedom and liberty.
Something to consider.