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Social Media, Universal Basic Income, and Cashless Society: How China’s Social Credit System Is Coming To America

Brandon Turbeville
March 15th, 2019
The Organic Prepper
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This report was originally published by Brandon Turbeville at The Organic Prepper

Some well-informed Americans may be aware of China’s horrifying “Social Credit System” that was recently unveiled as a method of eradicating any dissent in the totalitarian state. Essentially freezing out anyone who does not conform to the state’s version of the ideal citizen, the SCS is perhaps the most frightening control system being rolled out today. That is, until you consider what is coming next.

Unbeknownst to most people, there appears to be a real attempt to create a system in which all citizens are rationed their “wages” digitally each month in place of a paycheck, including the ability to gain or lose money. This system would see any form of dissent resulting in the cut off of those credits and the ability to work, eat, or even exist in society. It would not only be the end of dissent but of any semblance of real individuality.

Here’s how the Social Credit System operates in China.

First, however, for those who are unaware of the Social Credit System as it operates in China, we should briefly describe just what has taken place there. The Social Credit System in China isn’t merely a punishment for criticizing the state as is the case in most totalitarian regimes, the SCS can bring the hammer down for even the slightest infraction such as smoking in a non-smoking zone.

One summary of the SCS can be found in Business Insider’s article by Alexandra Ma entitled “China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you,” where Ma writes,

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system that will monitor the behavior of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.”

The “social credit system,” first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” according to a government document.

The program is due to be fully operational nationwide by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people across the country already. The scheme will be mandatory.

At the moment the system is piecemeal — some are run by city councils, others are scored by private tech platforms which hold personal data.

Like private credit scores, a person’s social score can move up and down depending on their behavior. The exact methodology is a secret — but examples of infractions include bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, buying too many video games and posting fake news online. (source)

The article points out that violating the “social code,” can result in being banned from flying or using the train, using the internet, decent schooling, getting a job, staying in hotels, and having your pet taken away. China is also taking advantage of the mob mentality by branding violators as “bad citizens.”

Almost everyone one of these “punishments” have already taken place in China as of the writing of this article and the country has announced its plans to have the system fully in place and functioning by 2020.

The most frightening part? That system is coming HERE. Soon.

While most Americans have scarcely noticed their descent into a police state, they are quick to dismiss the idea that such a system could be implemented in the land they still perceive to be free. However, all the moving parts are in place in the United States. They only need to come together to form the Social Credit System here.

And they are coming together.

Social media is one important method of judging “social scores.” This is mainly because of the willful posting of social media users on virtually every aspect of their lives. This data is extremely useful to governments who monitor and store the information acquired freely by users who give away the most personal and intimate details of their lives and do so without charge.

Whether it is political opinions, pictures of yourself and your food, or private conversations over Messenger, that data is being sent directly to the corporation and respective governments then have access to that data via a variety of means and they put that data to good use.

But despite the fact that social media acts as a giant web, snatching users information and acting as a useful tool of NGOs and governments in engineering social movements and human behavior, major social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter have become ubiquitous and common. They are nearly as essential communication tools for the 21st Century as telephones were for the 20th.

The Social Credit System goes along with the dark side of social media.

This is also despite the fact that social media has been proven to make its users depressed, angry, and less social. Much like any other drug, however, social media is addictive, causing real-world loss of quality of life while the user simply cannot tear himself away even when he knows it is best for him to do so. For that reason, it appears social media, whatever platform it may take, is here to stay. It’s also an important part of the structure of the coming technological control grid.

But beyond the negative effects social media has on the mind of the individual or in the creation of top-down social movements, the “internet mob mentality” has now become a fact of American life. Any celebrity, business owner, or just a regular person can be subject to digital flash mobbing simply as a result of a 2-second picture ( see the MAGA hat kids or the Chipotle girl, for instance) where a person’s reputation is destroyed, their job/business is lost, or their career is over as a result of virtue signaling and “outrage” by masses of people on the internet who are simply following what they believe the rest of the herd is doing. We are in the age of digital lynchings. It doesn’t matter whether the victim was truly wrong. What matters is that he/she is punished as harshly as possible.

The Social Credit System goes along with the move to a cashless society.

And then we must address the coming cashless society. Indeed, we already live in a world that is replacing cash with digital currency. In some cases, the move to become cashless is made by social engineering and predatory marketing to convenience. In others, such as India, the cashless society has been brought forward by law.

As I have written in many articles in the past, cashless programs are almost always first introduced under the guise of convenience. Then, as more and more people take the bait, the older methods of payment are seen as cumbersome and, eventually, are phased out completely. Mandates then replace what was once a personal choice.

Yet, what is so ironic about these programs is that, while the program is touted as providing so much more convenience, even when putting privacy and Cashless Society issues aside and, with the program running at its optimum, they aren’t often really much more convenient.

But that doesn’t stop the rollouts and it certainly doesn’t stop the mandates. It’s as if people believe that masses of scientists, corporations, and DARPA are putting their noses to the grindstone for their convenience and not some other purpose. Do we really believe that those organizations have, as their top priority, our health, freedom, convenience, or happiness? Do we really believe this or do we just not think about it at all?

Regardless, with the disappearance of cash also goes the ability to live outside the mandates of the State which has always been the goal of moving toward a cashless system. The United States is rapidly approaching the phase out of cash as a means of exchange. Don’t believe it? Just go to your local convenience store with a $100 dollar bill.

Enter the Universal Basic Income scheme.

Then there’s Universal Basic Income. The UBI has been tossed around as a legitimate solution to poverty and violation of workers’ rights for some time. It’s an old idea and even establishment philosophers/activists like Bertrand Russell espoused it in the early 20th Century. But while economists debate the idea’s success in regards to those two issues, no one seems to notice how the UBI, taken in concert with cashless society and social media addiction, will coalesce to produce just the world mentioned at the beginning of this article.

Without getting into the details of why a UBI is a bad idea in terms of society and economics, it is still useful to point out that the building blocks of the technological control grid are already in place and, with a UBI, those building blocks form a rather solid foundation.

Here’s how the Social Credit System is already being used in America.

With the ubiquitous presence of social media and the current culture of social media outrage, the social credit scheme is already in place. The State only needs to implement a coherent strategy that is no doubt itself already in place and merely waiting to be rolled out. Already, employers are able to check prospective employees’ credit scores on a condition of hiring and many now require social media passwords for the same reason. The SCS is right around the corner.

Pair the SCS with the UBI, however, and you can easily see how the SCS can be the litmus test for whether or not you receive your “benefits.” This means that, in the very near future, we will see someone who dares say something politically incorrect, makes a bad financial decision, or drinks before 10 am, literally frozen out of society.

If the government (or some private corporation) is in charge of doling out your “benefits” and the government/corporation is in charge of rating your social credit, what do we think is going to happen to violators? Already, governments are cutting social safety net payments to individuals who do not meet what those governments deem to be “acceptable” healthcare decisions. Similar schemes are in place where recipients are drug tested as part of the requirement for receiving “benefits.”

This is how society progresses into totalitarianism, by the way.

There are no doubt some readers of this article who were horrified at the society described within it but who then reached the paragraph above and justified the methods currently used against “welfare families.” The truth is that those readers are just another step in bringing this system about.

Now a younger generation is being used for the same purposes, manipulated by social engineers and reinforced by the generation before them, of bringing in the technological control grid, one giant leap at a time.

Of course, many people who read dire predictions such as these may be tempted to laugh at the idea that such a system could be implemented in the United States, one thing is for sure – the Chinese aren’t laughing. And we shouldn’t be either.

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About Brandon

Brandon Turbeville writes for TheOrganicPrepper.com and his own website, BrandonTurbeville.comHe is the author of ten books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. His books can be found in the bookstore at BrandonTurbeville.comand on Amazon.

Turbeville has published over 1500 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, civil liberties and, most notably, geopolitics and the Syrian crisis. His most recent release is a book of poetry, “Dance, Amputee.”


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  1. Bert says:

    mylife.com already has a reputation score on people.

    I feel a persons personal information ought to be owned by that person, some sort of copyright, the information should owned by the person it is about. Upon request, keepers of personal data ought to be forced to share it with the person they are collecting the data on, at no cost to that person. But my ideal world is never going to happen, it will only get worse until we are all starving penniless in human camps, operated by our great grand children.

    • rellik says:

      I checked out part of mylife.com.
      I stayed away from the part where
      they want money, which I’m sure they
      do eventually. They weren’t up to
      date or totally accurate.
      Although they rated me
      as “good” whatever that means.
      That is the scary part of the
      databases, they are often wrong,
      incomplete, or out of date.
      I’ll keep my cash thank you.

    • JustMe says:

      Not by your “great grand children”. You are being wishful. Much sooner than you think.

      And why? Because most people are too entertained by inane garbage to care…

      • Genius says:

        Probably your kids will do the deed. I don’t give a damn. I didn’t bring any offspring here to suffer what I knew was coming, I’m not that selfish and uncaring. However YOUR kids will suffer and their kids will REALLY suffer and theirs will EXTREMELY SUFFER! Bet you didn’t even consider that did you?

        • Genius says:

          Do your kids the greatest favor you ever could and give them sterilization for x-mas. Or just bear the guilt of your formenting the absolute torture of your grandkids etc. Use your brain and logic or don’t and see what happens. I don’t want to hear your stupid whining when I told you so. In fact why do I even have too? You should be smart enough to figure it out yourself? Or maybe your just hopelessly stupid… or sadistic…

        • justsayin says:

          Im agreeing with Genius here. I have no kids brought into this world. As a sidebar I suggest whenever a liberal starts talking about leaving a carbon footprint on this world just by driving a car or eating a hamburger, ask them how many kids they have (or grandkids). Then remind them of how large of a footprint they have left by having kids. Damn Hypocrites

    • TheGuy says:

      Oh that’s… spiffy. Apparently I’m married and have pending court warrants or some shit. Uh? No?? What?!

    • TheGuy says:

      Oh and then I looked up a friend of mine who is APPARENTLY african american and makes $200k a year???

      Neither of these things are true… like they’re so far from true it’s hilarious. This person is as white as humanly possible.

      This is a fucking blackmail site. That’s what this is. Oh that’s just spectacular. Pay us or we spread bullshit about you? Motherf*ckers…

  2. repr sleepr says:

    “I was a Highwayman,’long the coach roads I did ride,
    horse and pistol by my side. Many a maiden lost her baubles to my trade, many a soldier shed his life’s blood on my blade, the bastards hung me in the spring of ’25, but I am still alive”…..
    Willy Nelson/Johnny Cash/ Waylon Jennings.

  3. Kevin2 says:

    ” But my ideal world is never going to happen, it will only get worse until we are all starving penniless in human camps, operated by our great grand children.”

    The unwanted young are aborted even after birth, the old and disabled unable to add “value” to society will “humanely” depart earth.

    China is the testing ground for the globalists. I said it before, I’m saying it again: The very top, TPTB are not communists, they use communists as human resource managers.

  4. My UBI benefits digital payment was deposited a few days ago. No SCS deductions.

    The bosses know I’m no threat. They can see from years of comments that I’m full of shit.

  5. The Georgia Guidestones now have the year 2014 added to the top corner of “the stones”.

    After reading the above article which states that in the year 2014 an announcement was made about “so cial credit scores”.

    Maybe it has nothing to do with the social credit score system, maybe it does. I don’t know, it’s just something noticed and like added 2+2.

    There are now cameras at the monument to prevent it from being vandalized further. Apparently not everyone is in agreement with the people who had it built.

    .

    • “Eye, eye”, Sayith the one I’ld pirate, The all seeing I.

      .

      .

    • bb in GA says:

      The Guidestones were vandalized in 2014 by people using spray paint.

      For years before the cameras, people would regularly have ceremonies of various kinds and leave behind stuff (witches, pagans, etc.)

      Been there a few times…

      The whole concept is in line with Globalist ideas of how the earth should be run.

      I’m agin’ it…

      <bb

      • There is an official addition of the number 2014 in stone placed into a recession left in the top corner obviously anticipating the addition of this very important year for globalists. What could be so important? Was it the announcement of this social credit?

        .

      • Genius says:

        If you had 1 lick of common sense or 1 milligram of critical thinking or any logical thinking whatsoever the stones would make perfect sense. But NO… it’s all about your selfish desires and consumerism and wanton destruction of your home. Out of sight out of mind eh? Are you really that stupid that you can’t see that what is on the stones is REALLY THE ONLY WAY HUMANITY WILL SURVIVE another 500+ years. Or just wallow in your non thinking dumb assed bullshit reality until the resources dry up and pollution is so toxic everyone is sick as hell! I can’t believe so many idiots can’t figure this out. Oh it’s evil 😮 you morons deserve everything you have now and the way worst of it is yet to come because of your idiocy! I AM NOT A GLOBALIST! I am a REALIST! YOU ARE AN IGNORAMUS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!

  6. Anonymous says:

    War on the Poor (i.e. “the gypsies”)

    The other day I talked to a fellow-bus-passenger. He was furious!!! He had just got out of jail. He said every time he finds a good camping spot, the cops come and arrest him and take him to jail! He said its against the law now to live outside. I’ve heard other homeless people say the same thing– complaining about cops tearing up their camp sites and arresting/threatening to arrest them. Most people here do live outside!! We live in the mountains– what used to be the National Forest. Much of the area still is National Forests and people can’t afford or simply refuse to pay $800/month to rent a room! So they live outside!!

    Last week, almost everyone on the bus was talking about the situation and they seemed scared! They were talking about Martial law and how the government can shoot prisoners (felons) during time of Martial Law. They were also talking about WalMart and how they have it set up so that during an emergency they can house hundreds of people– like a concentration camp. People are worried the government intends to put poor people in camps like WalMart and then just shoot them when Martial law is declared. They were saying that’s why the government wants our guns. I didn’t think too much about it- I’m not homeless and I’m not a felon! But A couple days later, I talked to this other guy and he told me the same thing. He’s frightened because he’s on disability. He can’t work and he’s afraid of what the government intends to do to the poor. He also was talking about WalMart Suddenly, I put two and two together…

    Its against the law now to feed poor people. The cops have been known to spray Clorox on food intended for the homeless. They used to ALWAYS have free food here in the park every Saturday. This has been the custom for years. That’s ended. No more. Its against the law to give money to homeless people/the poor. I read that but I never would have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes! I was on the bus and someone wanted to board but didn’t have the dollar. I attempted to give him a dollar. The bus driver jumped on me, telling me that I couldn’t do that! She said there were cameras all over the bus and if her supervisor saw that, he would be after her head! She said its against the law now to give money to the poor! I was shocked but put my dollar away! In some states, its against the law to live in your car. And its against the law to provide temporary shelter– even for one night– to the homeless. Anyhow, lately, I’ve come to realize how truly scary the situation really is!! The US government has declared war on the poor and has even started imprisoning them for being poor and homeless. Hitler did the same thing! He declared war on gypsies!

    If you read Naomi Wolf’s books you will see that the US government is following the exact same steps that all would-be-dictators follow when closing down an open society. There is a playbook that they use and go by. Hitler started out with the war on the gypsies, the downcast, the deplorables– imprisoning them. No one cared! Just like I didn’t care at first to find out that homeless people were being arrested and discriminated against. “First they came for the gypsies, then the outspoken journalists, then the Jews and then they came for me.”

    (John?) Whitehead wrote something about this but I never would have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes!

    • Asshat says:

      The reasin you can’t live outside is you have no home. A place to live has an address or a liscence plate so you can be found. Living like a vagrant. Tryin to live off the radar implies to law enforcement your some kind of criminal. without an address your difficult to find. Cops want to know where the criminals are. the homeless own nothing therefore have nothing to lose which means they will take risks committing crimes that people who own property won’t. what have homeless people done to contribute to the community. They are a drag on society. If you had a herd of animals and you needed to cull some of them would you cull the strong no you’d cull the weak. In nature the weak die. That is normal. The gov is making the calls and if they decide they need to trim the population the homeless are on the top of the list cus they cost $ to provide for. I’d rather go into shtf with something to take than have nothing and be deemed a useless eater.

  7. Anonymous says:

    WHENEVER I TRY TO COPY AND PASTE SOMETHING FOR THIS CITE, THIS CRAPPY, GOOGLE INFILTRATED SITE WON’T ALLOW ME!!

  8. Jakartaman says:

    He who controls the dough controls all
    This will be the sign of the beast – you will need an implanred chip to buy anything

    • Norrak says:

      I do agree, this does sound like the “Mark of the Beast”. I will never participate, I know who truly has the “Power”. Of course, if we believe in the Bible Prophecies, we understand that this must take place in order for Christ’s second coming and the judgment of the human race. I deal only in cash, and I have presented a 100 dollar bill to my local convenience store on many occasions without any trouble. TPTB are out for complete control and I don’t doubt that they will do whatever it takes to accomplish their agenda. Be prepared for whatever may come, place your trust in correct “Power”, God.

  9. Sgt. Dale says:

    Can you just how simple this will be to just SCREW the Hell out of people. Learn how to BARTER.
    Sgt.

  10. The Deplorable Renegade says:

    I don’t use any social media, period. I’ll be gone to ground at the BOL before any of that crap takes place.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Shareholders who invest in entities like Facebook are reprehensible and part of the problem. I certainly won’t feel sorry for any of these greedy investors when they get rounded up and hauled of to fun camp at gunpoint.

  12. Old Guy says:

    homeless or campers ect. You can go live at slab city in southern Calif. No law there no zoning no rent. no water , no sewer , no electric.

  13. China will own us beore long. Watch what they do,,,its coming hear too.

  14. Carol Mar says:

    One of the things that creeps me out about the MyLife site is that they actually put on there information about a person’s income or savings. No one with a brain would go around exposing their financial situation to anybody but close family, maybe, but on this stupid site it is displayed for the eyes of literally any random person. Even though, for a number of people I’ve seen profiled on that site, that information looks incomplete or incorrect, I think criminal dirtbags might believe that they can use the info to decide who to target. For instance, the mass immigration currently being aided and abetted by our politicians includes people from Latin American countries where kidnapping people thought to be wealthy and holding them for ransom is widespread.

  15. Old Guy says:

    Any place that the government tax & controls become unbearable . that place developes a barter or black market.

  16. george says:

    It will never work in places like San Francisco .

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