As we’ve said, China, the Ultimate Crony Capitalist State, is leading the way on many digital social engineering techniques. Other countries are taking note. Including this one sadly.
You feel like a number? Ha, that number better be a good one in China – and likely many other places with time.
You better talk with the right people online. You better avoid the “bad” people online. You better not say the wrong things (as determined by the social engineers). You better praise your politicians and refrain from any insistence on personal liberty. (This challenges the hive and this can not be.) Settle in to your digital caste. Settle into your number. Just settle. Forget about LIVING.
The move is in line with President’s Xi Jinping’s plan to construct a social credit system based on the principle of “once untrustworthy, always restricted”, said one of the notices which was signed by eight ministries, including the country’s aviation regulator and the Supreme People’s Court.
China has flagged plans to roll out a system that will allow government bodies to share information on its citizens’ trustworthiness and issue penalties based on a so-called social credit score.
However, there are signs that the use of social credit scoring on domestic transport could have started years ago. In early 2017, the country’s Supreme People’s Court said during a press conference that 6.15 million Chinese citizens had been banned from taking flights for social misdeeds.
And remember the STATE doesn’t have to be trustworthy. No, the STATE DETERMINES if you are “trustworthy.” But don’t worry I’m sure the government would never abuse such a system.
Oh and by the way, no gun rights in China.