No matter how paranoid you are, you ain’t anywhere near paranoid enough

Coming soon to an Orwellian nightmare-nation all too near you. Quite nigh upon us, in fact. Like Sandberg’s fog, it crept in on little cat’s feet—inch by inch, over the course of many decades—and is now well-established and will be extremely difficult to overthrow. Even moreso, sickeningly, since so many so-called Americans actually support it. The Covid trial run showed that clearly enough.

Yesterday, when a December 2021 news article was belatedly linked at (ironically enough) Citizen Free Press, I saw The Perfect Citizen come one giant step closer to reality. Under the title “Worldwide Social Credit Industry – Infrastructure to Support Social Credit Systems Represents a $16.1 Billion Opportunity by 2026,” the article matter-of-factly discusses the great money-making opportunities now possible in the emerging field of police-state surveillance of the citizenry. After listing some of the multinational corporate giants competing for market share in our future slave-state, it summarized the “opportunities” in a set of bullet points:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated substantial interest in citizen monitoring solutions…

  • Cameras and other optical equipment for social credit systems will reach $723M globally by 2026
  • Advanced computing will be used in conjunction with AI to provide nearly flawless identification and tracking
  • Various forms of biometrics will be used for identity verification as well as verifying the presence/location of people
  • Starting as tangential to public safety and homeland security, the social credit market becomes mainstream by 2026
  • Social credit systems represent the ability to identify (mostly people but also some ‘things’) and track activities for purposes of grading behaviors and applying ‘social credit scoring.”

While no mention is made of the Maoist origins and goals of “social credit” ideology, the article admits that “most systems will have socially acceptable behaviour at their core…government, companies, and society as a whole must determine ‘good’, ‘bad’, and ‘marginal’ behavior within the social credit market…[S]ystems will ultimately be used for a variety of commerce and lifestyle-related issues…accessibility within public places such as concerts, sporting events, and other assemblies. High social scoring individuals within the social credit market will be granted preferred access to both real and digital assets…[T]he convergence of … disparate technologies…will facilitate value within the social credit market…sensors, biometrics, cameras, and other optical devices, computer vision systems, and other advanced computing platforms.”

Ah, the banality of evil as our natural rights and freedom die not in a blaze of glory on a battlefield but by slow-motion absorption into a real-life “Matrix” of cybernetic transhumanism facilitated by financial advisers.

If the familiarity all this doesn’t leave you with chilled blood and gooseflesh, you aren’t paying attention. The title mentions “war propaganda,” but for some reason the author barely even mentions it in the piece. Bill takes up his slack for us:

The Basic Principles of War Propaganda – Wikipedia

Contents

1 Contents
1.1 1. We don’t want war, we are only defending ourselves!
1.2 2. Our adversary is solely responsible for this war!
1.3 3. Our adversary’s leader is inherently evil and resembles the devil
1.4 4. We are defending a noble cause, not our particular interests!
1.5 5. The enemy is purposefully committing atrocities; if we are making mistakes this happens without intention
1.6 6. The enemy makes use of illegal weapons
1.7 7. We suffer few losses, the enemy’s losses are considerable
1.8 8. Recognized intellectuals and artists support our cause
1.9 9. Our cause is sacred
1.10 10. Whoever casts doubt on our propaganda helps the enemy and is a traitor

Seems relevant.

Follows, just one contemporary example, with no further commentary either provided or necessary from Bill. The accompanying image spells it out well enough.

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Aesop

Point of Order:
Of the listed and mislabeled Principles of War Propaganda, which of those, if true, constitute casus belli for a just war? Most of them.

Just because someone makes the claim, calling it propaganda (for anyone but the ‘tards at Wikipedia) is a circular argument, because it assumes its conclusions.

The whole question is whether the accusations are true or false. You have to prove that before you can call it propaganda.

For example, one can argue the backstory endlessly, but the bottom line is that Tojo didn’t send four carriers halfway across the Pacific, where suddenly and without cause, while they were minding their own business, seven US battleships called Hirohito’s wife ugly, and sinking half the Pacific Fleet was somehow self-defense on the part of Japan.

And FTR, 1-10, above, all applied in that instance before the war concluded.

Just because most people in prison will swear they’re innocent, and give reasons, the reasons aren’t “propaganda” until you demonstrate their falsehood.

BTW, last I looked, it was the MSM who used press dork’s death as propaganda.
Ukraine didn’t give a shit how, or even that, he died.
Their considered response seems to be somewhere between “FA,FO” and “Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes”.

So it turns out that press credentials have an NIJ rating of Level 0.
Bummer. Who knew?

And the Russians didn’t kill the media toadie? Yet another reason to admire Ukraine, and despise Putin.

As for the gist of the OP:
Anyone seeking to institute ChiComic levels of “social credit score” needs to be Morbarked, ASAP.
With or without explanation, and pour encourager les autres.

Barry

Yet another reason to admire Ukraine, and despise Putin.

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