Some articles from 2019...pre-covidIt just wouldn't have made sense to crash the (financial) system then when you don't have the digital ID and CBDC platforms ready for roll out
Good for her! No jail time for that hero at ALL!"I got to a point where i had nothing to lose" (recent Lebanon bank runs)
This is another reason I have been beating on the Max Blumenthal network so hard...Some articles from 2019...pre-covid
But it was built by Silicon Valley and not by the government.
Report: America has a social credit system much like China'sYou might not have a "score," but your privileges can still be taken away.futurism.com
Many Americans might find the power of China's social credit system astonishing. But a newly published Fast Company story argues that people in the U.S. are already beholden to a similar system — it's just established and enforced by private companies instead of the government.
The magazine provides several examples to bolster the claim.
Life insurance companies can now base a person's premiums on the content of their social media feeds, for example. Meanwhile, a company called PatronScan maintains a list of "objectionable customers" that bars and restaurants can use to exclude certain visitors.
And that's nothing compared to larger platforms. Airbnb now has more than 6 million listings, so a ban from that app can dramatically impact a person's ability to find accommodations. And Airbnb can ban anyone it wants to — it doesn't even need to give them a reason.
The sanctions to discourage bad behavior show how deep the techniques of control can be in a modern totalitarian state. People with low social-credit scores are publicly shamed. Their internet speeds are reduced; they’re denied good jobs and banned from air or train travel. Their children are kept out of prestigious schools, and even their pets can be taken from them. The ultimate goal is to create a wholly docile and submissive citizenry.
Opinion | ‘Social Credit’ May Come to AmericaIt no longer seems paranoid to worry about surveillance and facial recognition.www.wsj.com
French philosopher Michel Foucault thought that Western societies did the same thing, in their way. In “Discipline and Punish” (1975), he argued that through their schools, factories and the military, free-market societies turn their citizens into passive and unquestioning automatons and thereby build a metaphorical “panopticon.” The reference was to British philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s proposal for a circular prison in which each cell would face the guard at the very center, so that he could see every inmate at a glance. The prisoners would know they could be watched at any time—and so would the guard.
The metaphor of Western society as a panopticon caught on among radical leftists who needed an explanation for why Americans rejected socialism. As fanciful as that was, it did acknowledge that pervasive social control would be oppressive. But does the left still think so, now that it controls important institutions including higher education and much of the media and big business?
I agree. It would be naive to think that the very people who built China's system wouldn't return home and build the exact same system. The system is already in place, it only awaits some critical pieces inorder for it to go live.It has been clearly laid out by the American public/private/academic/etc. tech experts who went over to BUILD the actual infrastructure for the CCP's Uighur surveillance state and citizen social credit systems that this was a beta test for a structure which was eventually intended for the US (and therefore the world)...
Another manufactured crisis, with another ready-made "solution" that sounds so socially equitable... "We will forgive your debts... as soon as you switch to this system which places you in perpetual debt and removes any real financial sovereignty and control from the average citizen."
If they really wanted to reward/encourage people using alternative forms of transportation (an admirable notion), why woulnt they just give away/make readily available those modes of transportation instead of focusing on tracking/surveillance?
I have read your back & forths with @Maldarker on the climate agenda and he told you many times that it's just a contrived lie to make our lives difficult. But just like the vaccine, everyone who believes the climate nonsense they push is as soon going to realize that there is no emergency, warming, et al and that it's all a ploy. A trojan horse only meant to usher in surveillance and control.If they really wanted to reward/encourage people using alternative forms of transportation (an admirable notion), why woulnt they just give away/make readily available those modes of transportation instead of focusing on tracking/surveillance?
— the government will be able to construct a vast system of rewards and punishments. China’s infant social credit system already covers some 1.1 billion individuals and 60 million businesses and is spawning a cottage industry of social credit advisors who offer advice on how to get off blacklists.
Anyone can tell anyone anything. If people choose to ignore the planet they live on as it convulses from abuse and pollution, so be it. Its a shame because actually "we" all live on it together but I aint the boss of you and vice-versa.I have read your back & forths with @Maldarker on the climate agenda and he told you many times that it's just a contrived lie to make our lives difficult. But just like the vaccine, everyone who believes the climate nonsense they push is as soon going to realize that there is no emergency, warming, et al and that it's all a ploy. A trojan horse only meant to usher in surveillance and control.