Tuesday, September 10, 2019
“The most disturbing attribute of a social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal,” Elgan writes. “Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal. In other words, it’s an alternative legal system where the accused have fewer rights.”
If this is allowed to hold in the United States, it will have serious implications for many things we take for granted; if you can travel and where; where you can stay; where you can eat. Those who refuse to conform will be stigmatized, ostracized from society. Don’t believe me? It’s happening in China right now.
At the risk of sounding old fashioned, when did we decide that our republic was going to be run by corporations with a leftist worldview and statist bent? When did we decide that those private companies were going to create a new Constitution and a new Bill of Rights? Because that’s where we’re headed: if you don’t think that we are slipping into a tech oligarchy, you’re a fool. There will be vestiges of our old constitutional republic on paper, but that will only be the facade of the new world order.
Can this really be true?