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China’s Orwellian Social Media Police

Footage from China shows a man, handcuffed to a metal chair, being interrogated by the Authorities for criticizing the traffic police on social media – which apparently is a dangerous crime against the communist social order and the state. The metal chair and handcuffs are completely unnecessary, since this man – called Luhua – isn’t accused of a violent crime.

The police: “Do you know why you are here?”

Luhua: “I know. I’m sorry.”

The police: “Sorry for what?”

Luhua: “I drank a bit too much and spoke nonsense.”

The police: “What do you do for a living?

Luhua: “Nothing in particular. I attend to my dad at home.”

The police: “So he is sick.”

Luhua nods.

The police: “Why did you complain about police on QQ and WeChat?”

[…]

Luhua: “It was about someone riding a motorcycle… and there was a picture… So i just commented.

The police: “How many people in the group?”

Luhua: “75”

The police: “What’s your screen name?”

Luhua: “Wind-chasing Luhua.”

The police: “Why did you talk about the traffic police online? What’s wrong with police confiscating motorcycles?”

Luhua: “Nothing wrong with that.”

The police: “So why did you badmouth the police?”

Luhua: “I drank too much.”

The police: “That’s your excuse? You drank too much? Why did you badmouth the police? Do you hate the police?”

Luhua: “No.”

The police: “So why did you badmouth the police?”

Luhua: “I drank too much.”

The police: “What is [or was] your intention?”

Luhua: “Nothing at all.”

The police: “So you were just making a joke in the group chat?”

Luhua: “Yes, I was telling a joke, nothing more. I know I am wrong.”

The police: “Do you really mean it?”

Luhua: “Absolutely.”

The police: “So you didn’t mean to badmouth the police?”

[Notice the vulture repeating the same question over and over again. That’s how the authority makes you feel guilty and of lesser rank, an inferior human in relation to them.]

The police: “Any words for the police?”

[I could think of some words…]

Luhua: “I’m so sorry. I’m wrong. I know that now… Please forgive me. I won’t do it again ever.”

Via the Super-Big-Brother social credit score system, Chinese citizens who criticize the Government, among other undesirable behaviors, are punished. Those other bad behaviors include: smoking on trains, buying too many video games, too much junk food, and too much alcohol, reckless driving, posting “fake news” [aka. uncomfortable truths] online, walking pets without a leash, visiting “unauthorized” websites, interacting with friends who have low credit scores etc.

Back in August, the Communist state sported the following stats: 2.5 million “discredited entities” [aka. people] were barred from purchasing plane tickets, while 90,000 were denied tickets for high speed trains just for the month of July. The Government also demands citizens to go through a facial recognition test, which runs them through the social credit score system, before they’re allowed to have an internet connection installed. This rule came into effect yesterday, December 1st. By this time next year, the Government aims to put up 626 million CCTV cameras across the land.

There are pig policemen in every country of every race, religion, and political ideology. But the real trouble in China is that the law protects and demands such abuse of rights and liberties – it demands political policing. In the West, NGOs are mostly responsible for that, but who knows how long Western Governments will keep up appearances and just go flat out for the same means and change the laws. The people of China can have the New Silk Road foreign policy, state-run enterprises, cooperatives, state investment, state housing, social safety net programs and the like without an Orwellian social system in place.

Make no mistake, the state oligarchy who’s doing this to its own citizens, will have no trouble doing the same to the people of other countries, if they’re permitted… as people in pro-Washington regime states know too well, for the US does the same. If this footage leaves any of us cold, disinterested, we who have said stupid stuff on the internet about many things under the sun, then we’re too comfortable and don’t deserve free speech.

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oldandjaded
December 2, 2019

And the US government will tell you this is why they place economic sanctions on China, while preparing to implement the same system. Welcome to our (immediate) future.
Its interesting to compare Orwells (who was middle class, and not an “insider) view of the future with Huxleys, who was born into a family that was very much part of the british elite. While Orwells is more often cited, I think Huxleys view was more prescient.

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Israel funds US & China
Reply to  oldandjaded
December 2, 2019

The West will implement the same system, and they’ll use Chinese equipment to control their own populations. Huxley was a plagiarist. So was Charles Darwin.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Israel funds US & China
December 2, 2019

All writers are plagiarists. To suggest that we should disregard everything they say because of that is post-modernism at its most dangerous.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  oldandjaded
December 3, 2019

Your lack of a grasp of the obvious is most austounding.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  oldandjaded
December 3, 2019

As you are one of the seven billion ingrates that allow the one billion least intelligent humans to now suffer death by starvation, the great historian Howard Zinn spoke of you when he said:
“If you don’t know history, it is as if you were born yesterday.”

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
December 3, 2019

This is ridiculous. In the USA, someone who insulted the police would get shot.

Joe
Joe
December 3, 2019

Bs! Criticise the “West” for all its control of social media and people and leave China to the Chinese to govern. None of your business how China is run.
More anti Chinese propaganda here. Shame on the Duran for acting as yet another Western propaganda mouthpiece.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Joe
December 3, 2019

I have been in China, and had a long term intimate relationship with someone who lived there. I have NO problem believing this story, none whatsoever. Just sayin’

Thraxite
Reply to  Joe
December 3, 2019

Yeah, they’ve definitely been going down hill in the last few months.

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Joe
December 3, 2019

reality is a b*tch. All powers are prone to corruption and Russia and China are no exception. As we stare into the abyss the reflections of what’s beyond the darkness become ever clearer, yet all we see is ourselves.

Thraxite
December 3, 2019

And had he gone on a shooting spree or acid throwing spree they would’ve been blamed for inaction. Their country their rules. Don’t like it, don’t go there. I won’t be.

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Thraxite
December 3, 2019

A bit naïve, but fundamentally true. It is one thing for the outsider to observe, another for a native to know. There is nothing wrong with cleaning house and amending rules, but ultimately it is for the Chinese to do.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 3, 2019

Dear Serban V.C. Enache, you failed to mention the root cause or solution to the problem, just rehashed the misery, which only makes it all the more difficult to organize people together and reach agreement on the solution. — For in 1776, a bunch of slave owners created the U.S. Constitution for the express purpose of allowing the more educated upper-half of society to enslave the laboring-class as the 50% working poor. Which is why the upper-half hoards all the land, wealth, political power, healthcare, 98% of all guns and has killer-cops execute in cold blood over 1,100 poor laboring… Read more »

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 3, 2019

This article was written by a man of the cubical confined middle-class,
so isolated that he never enjoyed a banquet with the rich ruling class, the 25% of society most wealthy. Nor has he labored next to one of the 50% working-poor. And being so self-absorbed, all he can talk about is what future discomfort he may encounter.

Tony Papagallo
Tony Papagallo
December 3, 2019

He’s lucky he’s not black and eating fried chicken. U.S cops would have shot him down like a dog.

asidda
asidda
December 4, 2019

Fake photo, fake story

Barbell Thomas
Barbell Thomas
December 4, 2019

So many apologists for censorship and totalitarianism in this comment section.
One word. DISGUSTING.

f.h.fokkema
f.h.fokkema
December 4, 2019

I`ve seen ( on film ) Nazi interrogations and the look on this man face tells me the treatment he has gone through.
I hope human race will be annihilated when this utterly denigration of the individual spreads as a virus in our world

Regula
Regula
December 4, 2019

A big fuss is made about this social credit scoring system. What people don’t notice is that for the month given this is 0.2% of the population who was fined for asocial behavior – a minimal punishment that lasts a month. It is China’s way to convince its citizens to act in their own interest. Internet addiction, which I assume includes too many computer games, is a real problem in China. So is obesity, especially among children and young people. If Eanache looked a bit more what is assessed under social credit scores, it is all about healthy ways of… Read more »

Regula
Regula
December 4, 2019

Unfortunately, Enache is really a western shill who outdoes himself vilifying China and Russia. But what does he really know about these countries? Judging by his articles: nothing. He just repeats western MSM propaganda.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Regula
December 5, 2019

I agree, Regula. I am very disappointed in Serban shilling for western wannabe powers. so far I have always liked his articles. But this one is awful.

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