Authoritarianism didn’t stop COVID-19 in China. How is it supposed to do anything in the states?

Authoritarianism didn’t stop COVID-19 in China. How is it supposed to do anything in the states?

The left is falling all over themselves in controlling liberty with their newfound powers from the Chi-Com Virus pandemic, shouldn’t we ask if it will work before giving up our freedom?

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Authoritarianism didn’t stop COVID-19 in China. How is it supposed to do anything in the states?

 

The left is falling all over themselves in controlling liberty with their newfound powers from the Chi-Com Virus pandemic. Shouldn’t we ask if it will work before giving up our freedom?

“The People’s Republic of China has unfortunately made great strides over the last 12 months in rolling out its techno-totalitarian social credit system. Originally proposed in 2014, and intended to cover all 1.4 billion Chinese citizens by the year 2020, the system has dystopian potential: people with low “social credit” ratings may be barred from traveling on planes and trains and their children may be denied access to public schools. Given the trajectory of “securitization” under president-for-life Xi Jinping, it is safe to assume that low “credit scores” might soon be cause for incarceration as well.”

Facial recognition and other types of surveillance systems keep a tight watch on everyone. Their movements were carefully tracked and their contacts noted and logged as part of their score.  Last December a New York Times article entitled: A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers reported that:

“In Wuhan, police said in a procurement document that they wanted systems that could “comprehensively collect the identity of all internet users in public spaces, their internet behavior, their location, their movement, and identifying information about their phones.”

Reports had it that ‘jaywalking’ or smoking in unauthorized areas was enough to impact that score. Having the wrong friends or talking about politically incorrect ideas was enough to stop someone from being able to travel or obtain housing.

Why didn’t this stop the Chi-Com Virus from spreading?

On the surface, the Chinese surveillance state seemed to be tailor-made to stop any kind of outbreak. They already had a system of contact tracing in place. With everyone under constant surveillance, the authorities should have known the movements of the first patients wherever they went in the country.

It should have been a simple matter of combining the data of those first few patients with the social credit score system to keep them from moving around. Even if they did travel, the Chinese surveillance state should have been able to track where they went. It would have been a simple matter of finding them and placing them in quarantine. They could have warned other nations of those who had been infected. In short, they could easily have contained the outbreak.

But the Chi-Com Virus wasn’t stopped by an authoritarian regime

While we know that didn’t take place, we don’t know exactly why the system failed. Maybe the CCP was so busy covering their collective behinds that they didn’t have time to stop the spread. Maybe social credit wasn’t as ‘efficient’ as advertised. NOQ Report read more

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