“Keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful” according to Chinese documents regarding the Chinese social Credit Score.
Launched in 2012 and expected to be fully implemented by 2020, China has instituted a Social Credit monitoring system. Similar to Google Pay, China will be tracking the activities of its citizens and assign a score depending upon their social interactions. Activities such as driving, or parking a bike on a bike path, even whom they socialize with, will be tracked according to government documents in China.
“A social credit system is an important component part of the Socialist market economy system and the social governance system,”according to the document. The ultimate goal of the credit designed system is to make the Chinese community cooperative with social policies and will reward or punish the citizens for falling out of line. It assures that every citizen is loyal to the Chinese government party.
China being a Communist society vastly differs from America in that we have a 1st Amendment rights, however, the ever increasing bureaucracies and those in Congress introducing these Bureaucratic Programs, is quickly turning the United States from a representative constitutional republic into a proletariat oligarchy. Whereby, the oligarchy determine the outcome of particular individuals.
Programs such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are key components of the Social Network scores, and have banned and censored individuals for simply disagreeing with progressive thoughts. One such example is YouTube demonetizing Mark Dice, a comedian and political commentator who interviews people and questions them about political issues. Other examples is the banning of Alex Jones from social media, Michael Savage, Diamond and Silk, and Prager U.
Despite outcry from congressional leaders, and assurances made by entities of Face Book, and Twitter, to look into their censorship practices, these people remain banned and or demonetized.
Should the Constitution be considered fluid as some progressives proclaim, the bureaucracies would have free reign to institute a similar social media platform such as that of China. All one would have to do is to see how many different bureaucratic platforms and programs were instituted during the previous administration to get a glimpse of what is likely to come.
Here is a small list of the Chinese social media program that would prevent you from going to a nice hotel, buying a new home, or even getting into a good college.
- Bad driving
- Playing video games
- Befriending people with a low social score
- Smoking in non-smoking areas
- Leaving a bike on a footpath
- Insincere apologies
According to this, even being friends with a member of a lower score will harm your score.
- Restricted internet access
- It could become more difficult to purchase a property
- Harder to get a job in state-run businesses
- More difficult for your children to get into good schools
- Limited access to flights and train travel
- Restrictions on certain consumer goods
- Restricted access to some hotels
- Having your name placed on a public blacklist
Big Brother is watching in China, and if we are not extremely careful by accepting the censorship of our social media giants, it will soon become a reality here in the United States. To Be for warned is to be For-armed.