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China leads the way in Police State measures. West rapidly catching up

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis author Sunday January 10, 2021 21:55author by 1 of indyReport this post to the editors

There is no doubt about it. China with over 1 billion people is a giant single nation police state. Even before the arrival of 2020 china had it's great digital firewall of China in place which carefully controlled the flow of information. In recent years, the level of digital surveillance via cameras backed by armies of watchers and more recently AI software has rapidly moved the totalitarian system towards greater automation such that their whole social interaction is moving towards a form of social credits which allow what you can do based on how you behaviour and of course whether you are fully compliant with government diktats. There has been some criticism that it is not really like that, but the only response is to say not till now.

However, as reported on today ( ), China has now introduced health "QR" color coded system and these now have to be used if you want to take a taxi, take a train, fly, go to a restaurants or shopping mall. This is pretty much identical to the system proposed here in Ireland called the Health Passport Europe and promoted and described at and is the same and compatible with all the other health passports systems proposed EU wide.

If we succumb to this tyranny then life as we know it will be over. The dynamics of totalitarianism is that it never stops and is never content with what it has and further rules and control will get added. We have entered a bureaucrats dream world where no matter how ridiculous the rule or restriction, it gets implemented and every closet authoritarian in officialdom has been given free reign.

In this article it is show that the developments of the last few days show this trend is accelerating and the door is slamming shut behind us.
Your Health Passport to Tyranny
Your Health Passport to Tyranny

Here is the report on the introduction of health QR codes in China. This is what the Irish governments and the EU are very powerfully actively encouraging for us and are trying to introduce as soon as possible.

Using a ride-hailing service in Beijing, such as Uber or local Didi Chuxing, won’t be possible without scanning your health QR code, the city authorities said amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in nearby Hebei province.

Starting from Monday, drivers will be able to deny services to those who refuse to show and scan their QR codes, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported.

The color-based health QR code system was introduced in Beijing and more than 100 other cities in February to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, which was first reported in China's Wuhan more than a month earlier.

The app automatically generates a code for the user. A 'green' one means they are free roam around the capital, while 'yellow' and 'red' codes call for self-isolation or supervised quarantine.

The color codes have already become part of daily life in Beijing as they're required for entering restaurants and shopping malls, and buying plane and train tickets among other things. More than 29 million people have signed up for the health code app, the authorities said in June, which is several millions more than Beijing's total population.

Now compare this with the blurb from and read between the lines and it is not hard to see the Chinese health QR system. Previous incarnations a few months back of the website described how after taking a PCR covid test with a negative result our status would be "Green" but this would expire after 3 months and go Orange. With Matt Hancock in the UK suggesting we may need to be vaccinated every 6 months, you can be sure the PCR test requirement will quickly become: have you had your 6 month vaccine and if not your status will go red.

How it Works

Combining COVID-19 vaccinations and testing with secure digital technologies to provide a mobile Health Passport system.

The system is built specifically to be compatible with all types of official COVID-19 vaccinations and tests. This includes PCR tests, blood tests and rapid diagnostic tests.

These are the areas where Health Passport Europe delightfully tell us where we can use them -in other words you won't be able to do anything of these things without either a negative PCR test and have taken the deadly Covid experimental vaccine with god knows what in it for a disease no worse than the flu in terms of body count.

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That covers nearly all aspects of one's life except they left out shops, pubs and restaurants but that does not mean they are exempt. It just ,means it would have been too controversial to put in. But once this system is in, there will be NO going back. Every aspect of your life will be controlled by the whim of the state. And don't forget the vaccines. If the side effects don't get you the first time, there will be several chances every year for the rest of your life.

One other bill of blurb spell out that this is part off the Global Totalitarian system where it says:

The Health Passport Europe system will soon be used in many countries Worldwide.

And don't mind the nonsense about your privacy on and all that because it is meaningless. It just means the next person beside you might not know your details, but the state will know everything and it is just a distraction because the entire thing is about taking away all and any freedoms you have.

Death of Free Speech and Total Media Control

And going hand in hand with these development as with any system of control, it is essential the media is control and all dissenting voices are shutdown. In the last few years many have reported videos, tweets, facbook postings and various stories were removed or censored and these were usually derided as being just conspiracy but in the last year the removal of stories and posts has massively increased and has been blatant and this shows we are well under advanced into the final stages of removing all dissent and some of the selected reports below demonstrate this.

Again on but not the only site, a report with the title ‘Free speech’ platform Gab surges in popularity in wake of Silicon Valley’s Trump purge describes how the alternative social media platform Parler has displeased Big Tech because it happened to have some people on it saying the wrong thing -whatever happened to free speech- and as a result Amazon have notified them that they are being shutdown tomorrow. This is because Parler were renting their Amazon cloud service to run their website and is booting them out. But it is not stopping there. To run a website like Parler with millions of users, you need powerful hardware and there are only a few companies in the world that provide that level of service. They are of course all members of Big Tech. So Big Tech will put the pressure on as many companies as possible to prevent them from running their website anywhere else. In others words a set of private global corporations are using their muscle to shutdown free speech

With conservatives being purged from Twitter and free-speech alternative Parler taken off Amazon, fringe platform Gab has exploded in popularity. It comes amid rumors of President Donald Trump’s possible involvement.

Wednesday’s pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill brought about an unprecedented crackdown on free speech by America’s tech giants. President Trump was permanently booted off Twitter, and indefinitely suspended from every other major platform, while thousands of conservatives had their accounts deleted. Free speech-focused alternative Parler was then removed from Apple and Google’s online marketplaces, before being denied web hosting altogether by Amazon, whose cloud-hosting servers Parler used.

The crackdown gave an unlikely boost to Gab, another Twitter-like platform whose selling point is its professed commitment to free speech. Gab has been around since 2016, but its existence has been mired in controversy due the proliferation of racist content on its platform and CEO Andrew Torba’s refusal to “police what is hate speech and what isn’t.”

Nevertheless, users exiled from mainstream social media platforms have signed up to Gab in droves over the last three days. In a post to Twitter on Saturday, Torba claimed that more than 10,000 new users were signing up every hour.

And here is the story covering Parler's shutdown

Parler CEO denounces ‘coordinated attack’ by Big Tech as Amazon prepares to pull plug on its servers

Amazon is preparing to pull the plug on Parler, suspending it from web hosting services, after Apple and Google banned the app from their respective app stores in what the company’s CEO John Matze called a “coordinated attack.”

While the conservative-friendly social media company hopes to move to a new hosting provider soon, it acknowledged that its options are “limited” due to a “coordinated effort” designed and timed to “inflict the most damage,” according to Matze.

This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place. We were too successful too fast. You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t count us out.

The push to choke off Parler comes in the wake of the US Capitol protest-turned-riot, at a time when Twitter, Facebook and other social-media giants are purging the accounts of President Donald Trump and his supporters, essentially silencing speech that deviates from mainstream talking points.

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