You know things are bad when the idea of a social credit system is actually better than what’s currently in place.
Despite a social credit score being a total dystopian nightmare, at least there’s a chance you can be seen as something other than a criminal by the state.
But what Homeland Security is doing is actually much worse. They have essentially labeled well over 100 million Americans as terrorists and so-called “threat actors” without any actual crimes being perpetrated.
In their new threat bulletin, the Department of Homeland Security reiterated what they have been saying for months. What makes this troublesome is that they appear to have no intention of reversing course here, and instead appear to be doubling down.
In the bulletin which has already made the rounds, DHS essentially claims that anyone questioning any government policy is a terrorist.
Shockingly, DHS reports that people reading what they call “misleading” content is the number one terrorism threat to the entire nation.
From the DHS bulletin:
“The primary terrorism-related threat to the United States continues to stem from lone offenders or small cells of individuals who are motivated by a range of foreign and/or domestic grievances often cultivated through the consumption of certain online content. The convergence of violent extremist ideologies, false or misleading narratives, and conspiracy theories have and will continue to contribute to a heightened threat of violence in the United States.”
Despite the media and DHS trying to portray “misinformation agents” as Russian operatives or terrorists, these are essentially just ordinary law-abiding Americans who simply disagree with government policy and narratives.
They are school teachers, truck drivers, plumbers, doctors, and lawyers. They are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. They are not terrorists or “threat actors” simply for voicing their opinions.
The irony in all this is that a Chinese-style social credit system would at least give people the possibility of being viewed as a non-threat.
It’s sad that things are so bad right now that Chinese-style oppressive censorship is almost less tyrannical than what’s happening in America.
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