Biden Already Finds a Way to Incorporate Chinese Policies on Americans
President Joe Biden, now the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces, found a way to incorporate one of China’s hated principles of so-called “social credit” before he even took the oath of office.
The now-president made headlines when he decided to vet the National Guard troops sent to Washington at his behest, turning some of them down, for anything that he considered to be objectionable communications.
“One dozen members of the US national guard have been removed from their duties helping to secure Joe Biden’s inauguration after vetting – which included screening for potential ties to rightwing extremism, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday,” The Guardian reported on Tuesday.
“A Pentagon spokesman said the vetting went beyond ties to extremist groups. One guard member was removed from duty after troubling text messages and another had been reported to a tip line, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen Daniel Hokanson, told reporters.”
The unexpected vetting process for the national guard members caused an uproar from pro-military groups who considered the effort to essentially weed out Trump supporters to not only be an affront to the integrity of the organization.
While some news outlets and politicians were more diplomatic, Representative Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, came right out and said that the guardsmen were too conservative to trust, prior to the election.
“You’ve got to figure that in the Guard, which is predominantly more conservative” than the general population, “75 percent are in the class that would be in the large class of folks who might want to do something,” Cohen said. “There were military people and police who took oaths to defend the Constitution…who didn’t do it and were in the insurrection.”
While Cohen clarified that he had no evidence that National Guardsmen were plotting to disrupt Biden’s inauguration, he added that Trump-supporting guardsmen would still be “suspect.”
“You draw a circle first, and the first circle is people who voted for Trump and not for Biden, as far as…the zone of people who you’d be suspect of. The suspect group is large,” Cohen said.
The representative’s push to verify personal opinions prior to allowing the guardsmen to help keep the newly inaugurated president safe was more than a little reminiscent of what the Chinese government is doing to its entire population with their social credit system that has the potential for devastating effects if implemented in the United States.
World Net Daily reported on the oppressive system in November of last year, saying that the aftermath of the presidential election showed that the United States was headed for the same fate if something doesn’t change fast:
“Facebook, Eventbrite, and other gatekeepers of the electronic public square are refusing to let Trump supporters organize protests through their platforms. No one should be surprised. Now and in the days to come, Big Tech and Woke Capital — that is, financial firms and corporations that embrace progressive values — will ramp up their campaign to marginalize and silence dissenters.”
The publication went on to say that “What makes this totalitarianism so difficult to see clearly is the fact that it is soft. Unlike in Stalin’s Russia, it does not depend on inflicting pain and terror to eliminate its opponents. Rather, it seeks control by manipulating access to comfort and status. It’s less Nineteen Eighty-Four and more Brave New World.
WND cited intellectual and critic René Girard who saw the Chinese credit system coming a mile away:
“The current process of spiritual demagoguery and rhetorical overkill has transformed the concern for victims into a totalitarian command and a permanent inquisition,” he wrote.