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THAT’S MORE THAN ENOUGH TECH

By Pete Moore On January 15th, 2020

This headlong rush to adopt new technologies is very worrying.

17 Responses to “THAT’S MORE THAN ENOUGH TECH”

  1. There is far worse use of tech than that in China. The Uyghurs are being systematically ethnically-cleansed by a combination of mass-murder, forced “marriage” with Han Chinese, and millions interred in “re-education camps”, all facilitated by face recognition, DNA analysis and every repressive use of intrusive technology you can imagine.

    There are also credible reports of forced steralisation and forced organ removal while still alive. The waiting list for organ transplants in China is a few weeks at most, and that means any organ. This has been mostly ignored in the West with the exception of a few outspoken US politicians including Pompeo and Pence. The commercial might of China has led many politicians and crony capitalists to sell out whatever shred of principles they once had. Mega-corps like Google and Murdoch have been only too keen to kow-tow. The only principles they ever had are making money and dodging taxes.

  2. Ah, very good.

    Let’s buy some 5G from the same lads

  3. This headlong rush to adopt new technologies is very worrying.

    Hate to tell you this Pete, but the second time today I’ve got to say that horse has already bolted. We already carry cameras, microphones and GPS devices that can track our every move with us all the time, as well as allowing similar devices into our homes. Face recognition technology is coming to the UK where we like it or not.

  4. Face recognition technology is coming to the UK where we like it or not.

    Maybe Dave, but not to facilitate total state control and political repression as it is in China.

  5. I agree Peter. But I got the impression that Pete wasn’t specifically talking just about China in his post.

  6. Anyone who has been near an airport anytime recently will know that face recognition technology is already in use in airports.

  7. There is a difference between an airline using face recognition at Gatwick Airport to facilitate security and its use in China to facilitate 100% state control by a totalitarian genocidal regime.

  8. Peter 902

    Not an overstatement

    The Chinese government is enacting destruction of distinct peoples in Turkestan and in Tibet.

    The people of Hong Kong and Taiwan have noticed.

    Many in Hong Kong want out, many in Taiwan never want to be part of the mainland regime and will fight any invasion attempt hard.

  9. Yes Phantom, and unfortunately most western leaders want to look the other way. I make honourable exceptions for Pompeo and Pence. Trump has been totally silent, as have Johnson, Macron and Merkel. For them it’s all about the money.

  10. Yes, human rights is not remotely a consideration for Trump. He holds such concerns in deep contempt.

    He is the opposite of say Jimmy Carter. Which Trumpers would take as a compliment, when it is not meant to be.

  11. If the Chinese junta was merely imprisoning the Uyghers then you could call it a human right issue. But it goes way beyond that because it includes mass-rape, forced-sterilisation, murder of babies, forced abortions and forcible harvesting of human organs from victims who are still alive (because the organs last longer). This is bestial genocidal behaviour by a pitiless totalitarian regime.

  12. All true, no exaggeration.

    And they wonder why Taiwan wants no part of that.

  13. This NYT report from December deals with the relatively “soft” side of this totalitarian cultural genocide:

    “As many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others have been sent to internment camps and prisons in Xinjiang over the past three years, an indiscriminate clampdown aimed at weakening the population’s devotion to Islam. Even as these mass detentions have provoked global outrage, though, the Chinese government is pressing ahead with a parallel effort targeting the region’s children.

    Nearly a half million children have been separated from their families and placed in boarding schools so far, according to a planning document published on a government website, and the ruling Communist Party has set a goal of operating one to two such schools in each of Xinjiang’s 800-plus townships by the end of next year. The party has presented the schools as a way to fight poverty, arguing that they make it easier for children to attend classes if their parents live or work in remote areas or are unable to care for them. And it is true that many rural families are eager to send their children to these schools, especially when they are older.

    But the schools are also designed to assimilate and indoctrinate children at an early age, away from the influence of their families, according to the planning document, published in 2017. Students are often forced to enroll because the authorities have detained their parents and other relatives, ordered them to take jobs far from home or judged them unfit guardians…”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/28/world/asia/china-xinjiang-children-boarding-schools.html

  14. o/t
    has anyone any links to tonite’s explosive rachel maddow live interview with lev parnas?
    ty

  15. Peter

    Thanks for enlightening us. I agree with you about our leaders ignoring this important issue because their eyes are only on the money.

  16. Peter, on January 15th, 2020 at 9:37 PM Said:

    If the Chinese junta was merely imprisoning the Uyghers then you could call it a human right issue. But it goes way beyond that because it includes mass-rape, forced-sterilisation, murder of babies, forced abortions and forcible harvesting of human organs from victims who are still alive (because the organs last longer). This is bestial genocidal behaviour by a pitiless totalitarian regime.

    Garbage – all of it.

    OK – the Stormer says it’s true, some of it anyway:

    https://dailystormer.name/china-bans-broadcast-of-arsenal-football-games-over-islamic-jihadist-propaganda/

    RT – Chinese state television has decided to cancel its scheduled broadcast of Sunday’s English Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City after Mesut Ozil posted about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the country…..

    “East Turkistan, the bleeding wound of the Ummah, resisting against the persecutors trying to separate them from their religion,” Ozil wrote in his post, via translation. “They burn their Qurans. They shut down their mosques. They ban their schools. They kill their holy men. The men are forced into camps and their families are forced to live with Chinese men. The women are forced to marry Chinese men.

    DS – Some of what he said is just lies. There is no evidence for the claim that they’re killing people. The claim is especially egregious.

    However, they did:

    Shut down mosques
    Ban Islamic schools
    Put Moslems in camps
    Force Moslems to live with Han families in order to help them learn to stop being a blight on society
    Force-marry Islamic women to Chinese incels

    Just imagine it.

    As the entire kiked Western world throws an absolute fit over this terrible meanness to terrorists, the Chinese just calmly say “thanks very much for the suggestion, but we’re going to keep doing this.”

    Ah well – not my problem. The last time I involved myself in such nonsense was when I gave some money to an Oirish pop star to help him feed 45 million Ethiopians: now, there are 135 million Ethiopians so it worked, yet the world was a better place when there were only 45 million Ethiopians.

  17. Oirish pop star to help him feed 45 million Ethiopians: now, there are 135 million Ethiopians

    Bloody hell, how do they feed themselves?