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The Elite Are Creating an Authoritarian ‘Beast System’, and Those That Dissent Could Lose Everything

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They are transforming the Internet into the greatest tool of surveillance that humanity has ever seen, and if we stay on the road that we are currently on it is only a matter of time until our society becomes a hellish dystopian nightmare.  I wish that this was an exaggeration, but it isn’t.  Over the past couple of decades, the Internet has completely changed the way that we all communicate with one another.  At one time, all forms of mass communication were tightly controlled by the elite, but the Internet suddenly allowed us to communicate with one another on a massive scale without having to go through their gatekeepers.  This radically altered the landscape, and at first the elite were unsure of how to respond to this growing threat.  There was no way that they could roll back time to an era before the Internet was invented, and so they have decided to use it for their own insidious purposes instead.

Today, the Internet has become the centerpiece of their “Big Brother surveillance grid”, and they are gathering information on all of us on a scale that has never been seen before in all of human history.  But of course it was never going to stop there.  Over the past couple of years we have started to watch the elite use all of this information to punish those that are doing or saying things that they do not like.

Perhaps the most extreme example of this phenomenon is what is going on in China.  The following comes from BuzzFeed

Chinese journalist Liu Hu always knew he’d have trouble with the authorities; he had been exposing corruption and wrongdoing for years. He was used to being hassled with regular fines and forced apologies imposed by his authoritarian government. He nevertheless persisted in truth-telling.

One day in 2017, Hu logged onto a travel site, but couldn’t book a flight because the site said he was “not qualified.” Soon he discovered he was blocked from buying property, using the high-speed train network, or getting a loan. And there was nothing he could do about it. His rights to essential goods and services were now circumscribed through an algorithm designed to discriminate against the 7.5 million people on China’s “Dishonest Persons Subject to Enforcement” list.

In China they call it a “social credit score”, but in reality it is nightmarish authoritarianism at its worst.

They are monitoring all that their citizens do and think – their political opinions, their shopping patterns, their travel history, their Internet behavior, etc. – and if they upset “the Beast system” then they could ultimately lose access to everything.

Put yourself in their shoes for a moment.

Just imagine a world in which you will no longer be able to buy, sell, open a bank account, get a loan, use public transportation or get a job.

Chinese authorities are even putting up surveillance cameras in the schools so that they can constantly monitor students

Here, the surveillance cameras took the data on individual facial expressions and used that information to create a running “score” on each student and class. If a score reached a predetermined point, the system triggered an alert. Teachers were expected to take action: to talk to a student perceived to be disengaged, for example, or overly moody.

You would think that the Chinese would rebel against such a system, but most are already too fearful to say anything about it.

And some are actually embracing the new system

In Beijing and throughout China, closed-circuit cameras and other surveillance devices are so ubiquitous that they’ve become part of the landscape. If facial recognition helps with public safety, some say, that’s a good thing.

“Perhaps people would behave themselves more,” said Xia Chuzi, a 19-year-old student interviewed in Beijing.

But we would never allow such a thing to happen here in the United States, right?

Wrong.

While not yet as advanced as what the Chinese have done, our own version of “the Beast system” is expanding with each passing day.

If you use the Internet, the technocratic elite know virtually everything about you.  And as we have seen so frequently in recent months, they also have the power to “deplatform” those that they do not like

Independent Media readers are well aware of the multitude of ways big tech and social media platforms have been censoring conservatives, from demonetizing video channels, to blocking, banning and shadow banning conservatives, to limiting the reach of promotions and by “tweaking” algorithms so that search results push Independent Media sites so far down that they can rarely be found.

And restricting buying and selling is starting to happen too.  In fact, we have seen numerous online payment platforms ban individuals and organizations that hold “extreme views” recently.

Over time, the information that the elite have about all of us will continue to grow, as will their desire to punish those that think or act “offensively”.  But in the process of creating a “utopia”, they will actually be creating an authoritarian nightmare.  The following comes from Ethan Huff

Social media is arguably the greatest accomplishment thus far of the “deep state” in establishing a new world order. For one, it allows the various ministries of propaganda around the world to project their official narratives without impediment using authoritarian censorship tactics. It also creates a virtual echo chamber of leftism that, once all the conservatives are finally removed from all the tech platforms, will create the online liberal “utopia” that the social engineers are striving to achieve.

We live at a time when political correctness has become institutionalized.

One wrong opinion, and you can lose a social media account that you spent years building up.  And one wrong statement can cost you a career that you spent years training for.

Ultimately, we are heading down the exact same path that China has gone.  Their “social credit score” system is being hailed as the next great thing all over the world, and those that hate freedom of speech can’t wait to fully implement such a system in the western world.

About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.

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    • Busta Myth

      I was thinking that Mickey Mouse had defected a few years ago, then changed his name to Mickey Mao and then he built that big Disneyland that is in Shanghai ?

      Then Mickey Mao stole Tinkerbells Magic wand and he’s trying to turn the West in to Techno Commies

    • raburgeson

      They have used it for years, chop the head off the snake. Do they really think we will not use it?

    • ruk9p

      :arrow: Deep State Government Infiltrators actively cooperating with their State Government farm team counterparts in using social media data, and all kinds of other internet based tools as well as weaponizing mundane government functions like project grants and the mechanism for levying bank accounts to involuntarily exclude from participating in the economic system except at the fringes of society whoever they choose, for any reason they choose HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR MANY YEARS AND CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

      BELIEVE IT :!:

      This is not speculation. This is fact. I can irrefutably prove that the above has been active since 2010. This has been my existence since 2010. This was initiated against me and my company by direct reference by Barrack Obama PERSONALLY.

      As a political Independent, Climate Change believer and guy with a 300 lb. conscience, what could I be doing to have motivated a US President to order and pay for an open ended campaign of the above that includes emptying bank accounts without any debts owed, prior notice or due process of any kind also many years of intermittent FBI stakes outs of my home :?:

      It sounds like I must be doing something superlatively deviant or otherwise abhorrent in BO’s opinion to justify the ridiculous allocation of resources with the only goals being to economically isolate/exclude and intimidate into some indeterminate kind of compliance. In my case, probably to keep me quiet. My upbringing instilled in me the seemingly infinite mental capacity to fight for as long and hard as it takes to be the guy who gets up one more time than you can knock him down. Apparently, even if it takes the rest of my life. I hope President Trump will hear me and use the same level of legitimate authority I believe will be necessary to get what is left of my life back.

      My transgression that started it all was that I responded to a request to the public to contribute to dealing with the then recently mainstreamed Climate Change problem. In hindsight what I did was design and build economically viable technology that makes algae deliver on it’s vast potential for the manufacture of algae based biofuels. My crime is that I cracked the algae problem right when everyone was screaming for somebody to make it happen. The year the first of two patent applications was filed was 2008. President Trump’s predecessor had been in office preaching about Climate Change for less than a year. Yes, I did it in less than a year. My professional experience had given me (by cosmic accident) the exact set of completely unrelated technical knowledge and skills that would be necessary to accomplish what I did, when and how I did. Unknowingly, I accomplished in a few months what a legion of NREL PhD’s with billions of dollars hadn’t done in 40+ years of trying. I’m pretty good at what I used to do for a livng. But, I’m nowhere near THAT good. This was an anomaly. I just got lucky. If you can honestly call it that.

      With Climate Change supposedly coming to kill humanity within a generation, one could be forgiven for asking why he would actively suppress the thing to save us all he asked for. So, I forgive you. Time to grow up.

      Climate Change itself is another subject entirely. That said, that particular humanity saving technology race (the race I won in record time), had been predetermined to have no winner at all. Otherwise, my success (even news of the innovation) would have seriously undermined the artificial sense of urgency motivating all manner of draconian, America destroying new laws that turned human beings into farm animals with about as many rights.

      Welcome to the life of a guy who was good enough to save the world, but not good enough to be rewarded for the achievement. Welcome to the land of opportunity in the 21st century.

    • Slimey

      The mark of the Beast is coming. No man can buy or sell lest he has the mark. What is that mark? Some say SUNDAY WORSHIP will be ENFARCED. :???:

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