The new platform will also target
anyone who criticizes the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), disputes the
official CCP version of the country’s history, or traffics in “misinformation.”
The new website and app was recently unveiled by an arm of the Cyberspace
Administration of China (CAC), and authorities called on users to play an
“active role” in helping to identify “malicious people distorting facts and
confusing” others. CCP authorities stated: “We hope that most internet users
will play an active role in supervising society…and enthusiastically report
harmful information,” adding that they strongly “encouraged” netizens to report
fellow internet users who have the audacity to spread “mistaken opinions” online in order to create a “good public opinion
atmosphere.” Particularly egregious offenses would apparently include “distorting” the Party's history,
attacking its leadership and policies, and “denying the excellence of
advanced socialist culture.”
This new app is in
addition to and augments China’s existing oppressive social credit score
system that bans people from traveling and engaging in other basic societal
activities and functions if they commit even minor “infractions” such as
jaywalking or buying too much junk food.
“Mistaken opinions?” Particularly
astute readers of this post will note that this is the third time I have used
that term, two of which I’ve hyperlinked. The reason should be obvious. “Opinions”
are just that. Two plus two does equal four, regardless of what modern
espousers of critical race theory may say, but opinions are, by definition, not
immutable truths. That is why they are termed “opinions.” Yet, the CCP, in
using the term “mistaken opinions,” is clearly if obliquely asserting that its
opinions are facts and those of anyone dissenting from them are false, untrue,
This may seem extreme and an
attack on cherished God-given freedoms to some in the United States-- or the
West in general, but, is it really any different than how Twitter, FaceBook,
Google, You-Tube, Instagram, et. al., police their platforms? Or how social
media mobs in the west currently conduct preposterously biased witch hunts that
often lead to people being ostracized, de-platformed, and unemployed, simply
for expressing “mistaken opinions.” Is this really any different than
what CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Hollywood,
Big Academia, Big Tech, and the hyper-craven-cum-hyper-woke CEOs of giant
multi-national corporations are engaging in? It is certainly akin to the
actions and policies the Biden administration—and the majority of Democratic leaders/Governors/Mayors—have
advocated, embarked on, and instituted.
So, wear your mask and stay
socially distant Westerners. Get vaccinated pronto. Don’t forget to use the
pronouns of others’ choice! Don’t question your betters’ leadership, actions or
agenda! Experts know best! The science is settled!
And always remember, the
elites are only doing what they think is best for you! Don’t question that.
Or they’ll have no choice but to punish you. For your own good, of course.
By-the-way, have you
jaywalked lately? Denied the excellence of advanced socialist culture as portrayed
by The Squad? Purchased too many bags of Cheetos and potato chips?
Don’t plan on travelling