Tuesday, December 20, 2022

How About a Social Credit Card?

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The Left has been slowly pushing a socialist agenda in the U.S. for some time. However, it wasn't until the Covid-19 pandemic that Americans began to realize it. 

During an interview with Australia's Sky News, anti-woke thinker Jordan Peterson warned that a "totalitarian credit system" is coming to western countries.

It's being presented as a solution to multiple credit cards. 

In fact, it will reward you for good behavior.

It's also very convenient. 

However...

Be informed, not misled.

When asked if he thinks what happened during Covid could usher in a version of a social credit system, Peterson answered that it is "highly probable." 

This is a link to a portion of the interview. This segment is 3 minutes and 29 seconds. I strongly recommend you check it out.

The reporter then questioned if it will be accepted by many people.

"They won't even notice," Peterson said. "You can't believe how much people don't know these things."

Peterson talked about how society could easily be fooled into thinking it was a system made to make them feel like it was done for their sake.

"People have no idea; it's like, 'Well, why not have a digital passport? I mean, you know, how convenient!'" Peterson explained.

Peterson said it would be a "miracle" if western countries never come to this, but highly doubted it. 

"And it's like, fair enough; you can understand that. Wouldn't it be nice if we could pay for everything with our phones? It's like, wouldn't it be nice if the central government — who is woke-oriented and makes carbon dioxide remediation the priority — knows exactly what you spend on everything so they can target you tax-wise with precision?" Peterson asked.

Peterson pointed out places where the woke system has already been implemented. Airports, for example, have begun using automated barriers in place of people. 

"You can see the signs of this everywhere; when you go through airports now, there's a lot of automated barriers – you show your passports. Well, these are automated barriers; what if you can't go through them? Well, that's the situation for many people in China. What are you gonna do? You gonna argue with the machine?" Peterson continued. 

He said the scary part of all of this is once the machines lock you out, whether it's your money or the airport, you are "screwed." 

How China's social credit system was put upon the people. 



Writing for Forbes Magazine in London, Tracey Follows says, "The social credit systems that operate in China are not unpopular with the Chinese. Well, that is the conclusion you will come to if you read the research. In one fascinating piece of in-market research, Professor Genia Kostka of the Freie Universit├Ąt, Berlin, carried out a survey looking at the appeal and approval of the various commercial and local government-run social credit systems, among Chinese citizens." 

Researching these systems of reward and punishment, she found that 80% of respondents approved of the systems and only 1% explicitly disapproved. 

She concludes: "Now in the West, here we are again. With people who mistrust each other wishing to enact some kind of sincerity system for social cohesion, in an attempt to protect themselves from their less trustworthy peers. Perhaps we should be careful what we wish for." 

While China's system began in the retail sector, it soon became a control mechanism used by the Chinese Communist Party.

Coming sooner than you think.

The Hill is not a conservative news source, and neither is it as far left as most of them are. 

Last year The Hill published this:

The new domestic “War on Terror,” kicked off by the riot on Jan. 6, has prompted several web giants to unveil predecessors to what effectively could become a soft social credit system by the end of this decade. Relying on an indirect hand from D.C., our social betters in corporate America will attempt to force the most profound changes our society has seen during the internet era.

China’s social credit system is a combination of government and business surveillance that gives citizens a “score” that can restrict the ability of individuals to take actions — such as purchasing plane tickets, acquiring property, or taking loans — because of behaviors. Given the position of several major American companies, a similar system may be coming here sooner than you think. 

And they said this:

Last week, PayPal announced a partnership with the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center to “investigate” the role of “white supremacists” and propagators of “anti-government” rhetoric, subjective labels that potentially could impact a large number of groups or people using their service. PayPal says the collected information will be shared with other financial firms and politicians. Facebook is taking similar measures, recently introducing messages that ask users to snitch on their potentially “extremist” friends, which considering the platform’s bias seems mainly to target the political right. At the same time, Facebook and Microsoft are working with several other web giants and the United Nations on a database to block potential extremist content.

The actions of these major companies may seem logical in an internet riddled with scams and crime. After all, nobody will defend far-right militias or white supremacist groups using these platforms for their odious goals.

The Hill concludes with, "Peer pressure, trendy movements, and the ability to comply with the new system with the click of a mouse combine all of the worst elements of dopamine-chasing Americans. As it grows in breadth and power, what may be most surprising about our new social credit system won’t be collective fear of it, but rather how quickly most people will fall in line."

666



Dr. David Jeremiah has written extensively about the coming Mark of the Beast: 666.

Is this it? 

No, but it is certainly an exercise of preparation for its acceptance.

Dr. Jeremiah tells the story: "P.T. Barnum was an American showman of the nineteenth century who captivated American audiences with elaborate hoaxes that earned him a reputation as the 'Prince of Humbugs'. He didn't consider his shows to be underhanded because his audiences were willing participants in his ruses. In Barnum's words, 'The people like to be humbugged'."

He says, "During the Tribulation, there will be a new showman who surpasses every grandstander before him. Unlike Barnum, his tricks won't be lighthearted entertainment or freely chosen. Promising peace and prosperity, he will convince nations to disarm and grant him complete control. Together with the False Prophet, the Antichrist will convince millions that his government and his economic system is:

  • Everything you ever want.
  • It's everything you ever need.
  • And it's right here in front of you
  • It's where you wanna be.

"The price of admission, to this world order, will be nonrefundable," Jeremiah says, "It is known as the mark of the Beast, or simply '666'."

There is extensive teaching about this in the link above.

I strongly encourage you to spend a little time reading it.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful. Be Ready.