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Creepy Visions of the Future

When most people put Mentos candy into a bottle of soda, as seen in this video, they get a kind of eruption. But my friend Mr. Frothee, when he does it, gets visions of the future. Like these.

*America now has a “social credit system,” like China’s. You gain points for doing and saying things the government approves of; and then you’re allowed to do things like buy food, ride the bus, or replace broken shoelaces. If your social credit rating goes down, you lose your privileges.

*Every four years, Emperor Michael Bloomberg appoints the president and members of Congress. He has spent $20 billion to amend the Constitution to this extent. “But it was worth it,” he says.

*Three out of five Americans now live in collective community residences. (“These are not nice places,” says Mr. Frothee.) Your social credit rating determines how often you will be allowed to go outside. Undercover privacy inspectors are always on hand to make sure you have no privacy.

Mr. Frothee does not enjoy being clairvoyant. “It kind of gets to you, after a while,” he says. “My only comfort is the fact that I’m certifiably crazy and these visions don’t have any chance of coming true.”


China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Coming to America?

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Is your score high enough to allow you to eat at  decent restaurant?

How would you like to be punished for something without even knowing what it was, without a trial, without a chance to defend yourself, without even a chance to say anything about it? And because the punishment is not administered by the legal system, there’s no way to appeal it, no way to get it lifted.

Welcome to Red China’s “social credit” system. There, Big Tech closely monitors everything that everybody says and does and helps the government “rate” citizens according to their “trustworthiness”… as defined by the government. You run up points for doing things the government likes for you to do; and if your score is too low, you can’t shop at the nicer stores, can’t sent your kids to a nice school, can’t hold a good job, can’t travel on a plane, can’t ride the choo-choo train.

Here, Big Tech’s mouth is watering as they dream up ways to impose a similar system on the increasingly less “free” world (https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/26/fast-company-silicon-valley-is-building-a-communist-style-social-credit-system/).

Some of the big corporations–banks, insurance companies, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft, and even Amazon–are already rating their customers, and some are banning people for having “wrong” opinions. (Note: I got banned by Facebook yesterday.) Say the wrong thing on the social media, and maybe next time you need a ride from Uber, the algorithm will say you can’t have one.

This is a liberal’s dream come true. Why go to all the trouble of passing a law against Climbit Change Denial, and maybe have a judge just strike it down, when Big Tech is ready, willing, and able to do your dirty work for you? And your victim won’t be able to go to court and get his punishment lifted. You don’t even have to tell him why he’s being punished.

Remember a book called Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner, vintage 1971? Freedom and dignity, argued the father of behavior modification theory, are outdated and “unscientific,” obstacles to a utopia designed by Scientists and the kind of government that’ll kill you as soon as look at you.

“Social credit” is behavior mod for the entire country, administered by private entities without the consent of the governed–but certainly with a sly wink from the Democrats.

Please! Do not, under any circumstances, vote for any Democrat anywhere! Next year is our chance to put them out of business… before they put our country out of business.

 


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