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Take 15 mins. Watch this video. It's more important to you than you know.

This is what China is doing, but Western governments are on exactly the same path #technologically; they just have a different set of #rationalisations.

The #DatabaseState isn't coming. It's already here.
It doesn't matter if your Government's #justification is #innovation ("AI is cool!"), #PublicSafety ("Think of the kids!"), or #efficiency ("People are expensive, let's use algorithms instead") - installing the #tools of #totalitarianism only ends up in one place.

It was true...
...of @ukhomeoffice's centralised #biometric National Identity Register - the heart of the #IDcards scheme in the 2000s - and is as true of @DCMS's "Identity & Attributes Trust Framework" 👇 of which the first 'adopters' include the #HomeOffice (again)...

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Not content with reforms that could see UK journalists jailed for 14 years for printing stories embarrassing the Govt, Priti Patel now wants to silence Police Chiefs from speaking out on issues deemed 'politically sensitive'.

This is dangerous antidemocratic #authoritarianism.🇬🇧
Parts of the plan have been labelled “profoundly dangerous” & “power grab threatening operational independence” by one chief constable. Police & crime commissioners described some of the Govt proposals as going beyond the home secretary’s legal authority.

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Don't forget that the UK Govt is removing the independence of the Electoral Commission, which is responsible for overseeing free & fair elections: any other country doing what OUR Govt is doing IN PLAIN SIGHT, would correctly be accused of corrupt antidemocratic #totalitarianism.
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Russia has become a totalitarian society. Public opinion does not matter. It's all about complacency.
I teach a course on Totalitarianism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here are some reading recommendations from my syllabus.
Victor Klemperer, I Will Bear Witness 1933-1941: A Diary of the Nazi Years. The entries from 1933 are especially powerful.

"Every new government decree, announcement, etc. is more shameful than the previous one..."

"And... everyone's keeping his head down..."
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Lhbti-rechten zijn de kanarie in de kolenmijn.

In het @FD_Nieuws schrijf ik dat we beter naar LHBTI-activisten hadden moeten luisteren, die al acht jaar geleden waarschuwden voor Vladimir #Poetin.

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@FD_Nieuws @COCNederland @MinBZ "We leven in een nieuwe werkelijkheid. Rusland is Oekraïne binnengevallen, zonder aanleiding en met nog minder respect voor mensenlevens. Geen regeringsleider zag dit aankomen. Nu slaan we ons voor de kop. We hebben zitten slapen, dachten dat we geen krijgsmacht nodig hadden."
@FD_Nieuws @COCNederland @MinBZ .@robdewijk:‘We kunnen emotioneler worden over genderneutrale toiletten.’
Wat een sufferds dat we hebben lopen investeren in luxeprobleempjes als de gelijkheid van transpersonen! Terwijl aan onze oostgrens een machtige vijand een militaire invasie plande.
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🇷🇺#Russia is not waging war on Ukraine, but on #Atlanticism - The evolution of the conflict in Ukraine is very significant - two worlds oppose each other: the world of sovereign countries, carried by Russia, & that of #globalization, crushed by Atlanticism.
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If the weapons rumble on the Ukrainian territory, the conflict is indeed global, because the existence & the disappearance of one of these two worlds is at stake. By launching the military operation in Ukraine, Russia is not attacking Ukraine or Ukrainians. 2/13
The targets are military, it does not bomb towns or civilians, the Ukrainian soldiers are also coming in large numbers & the local authorities, for example in the Kharkov region, are now calling on the population to come to an understanding wit h Russia - the "new power". 3/13
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1/@threadreaderapp #unroll Since I displayed my art in 08 and was 1st #gangstalked w. #zersetzung we've been attacked by countless entities.Many are detailed in forthcoming whistleblow on #TheCultureIndustry my bk #TheCelebrityCode
Attacks now appear to emanate from local sources
@threadreaderapp 2/ This new Twitter thread will accompany a blog post and addition to #TheCelebrityCode exposing the weaponisation of #charity #council #homelessshelters & other parts of #community infrastucture in apparent order to inflict #zersetzung & support #FourthReich
3/I found out as an underclass outsider I was not allowed to show #traditionallyskilled #contemporaryart which is original, autonomous, &transcendental! Why? ART devalues symbol laden #dumbeddown #KITSCH controlled by the #bankingbloodlines for #moneylaundering & #socialcontrol
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/09/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/dai…
Mortality, Length of Stay, and Healthcare Costs Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Among Elderly Hospitalized Patients in the United States

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#elderly #MultidrugResistantBacteria #InfectionPrevention #consequences #StudyReport
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#MelbourneProtest against #lockdown. Happening now in Elizabeth St. Cops lined up to confront these brave citizens of Melb.
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If you want a history lesson on #Totalitarianism... then read and share...

The people of Cuba are demanding the end of the communist regime in their beloved country. Meanwhile, the forces of totalitarianism rise up in America. @wgarneau

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Imagine if #Hitler, #Stalin, and #Mao had access to the kinds of information the NSA collects. Imagine if they would have had access to Facebook, Twitter, or would have had access to the technology of the modern police state.

No need to imagine, it's happening in USA right now!
What would a political purge in America look like?

#Conservatives are being labeled dissidents, extremists, and potential terrorists by the government.

A political purge would look exactly like what is happening in America today!
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#Technocracy is #Fascism, #Communism, or something parallel. Coronavirus pandemic accelerated long-held plans of #WEF #Davos to establish #Globalist #Elite so-called #Leftist NWO. #Global policymakers advocating the “Great Reset” advocate #EcoDystopia
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The coming #technocracy is Marxism: involves close cooperation between heads of #digital #industry & #govts. Programs such as minimum income & healthcare for all? NWO governance 'strict societal control with the promise of comprehensive social justice
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NWO of #digital tyranny comes with a intrusive #SocialCredit system. The People’s Republic of China is the pioneer of this method of #Surveillance & #Control of #Individuals, #Corporations, & #SocioPolitical entities
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The Govt's #Orwellian paper on 'Higher education: free speech & academic freedom' is, imho, one of the most #sinister moves toward a #totalitarian state that Britain has ever experienced, based on an almost total absence of either good sense or evidence.

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In section 2: "The case for change - Key aims & principles", the central claim that "There is growing concern within government of a chilling effect on university campuses", is based on pathetically flimsy evidence, taken from opaque free-market think tank, the 'Policy Exchange'.
This, one of just a handful of evidenced claims in the entire document about the so-called 'free speech crisis', is taken from a 2019 report called "Academic freedom in the UK" - which used a sample of just 505 UK university students - about 0.02% of UK students!
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EVERYONE should be EXTREMELY CONCERNED about the Govt's sinister #Orwellian attacks on free speech: the CHARITY-SILENCING Lobbying Act; 'Online Harms' legislation will SILENCE FREE SPEECH on social media (regulated by Dacre!); & legislation REGULATING FREE SPEECH in Universities.
Orwell’s name is associated with #totalitarianism & the #manipulation of language.

In #doublespeak, words are used to mask their real meaning, & to refer to their exact opposites: the Govt claims of an 'attack on free speech' conceals THEIR OWN repeated attacks on free speech.
Newspeak involves the simplification & purification of the English language to the extent that it functions purely as a means of maintaining state power & control.

Take back control.

The will of the people.

Enemies of the people.

Free speech is under attack from the woke.
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1. Yesterday in Antrim county, Judge Elsenheimer largely overruled SoS Benson objections to discovery and ordered her and her office to produce large amounts of information regarding the 2020 elections.
2. Michigan's state-run media ignored this part of the hearing, but instead declared victory for Dana Nessel. Having now reached out to several reporters, I have learned that the document production issue was not deemed news-worthy (i.e. must be hidden from public view).
3. #totalitarianism "a form of gov't that prohibits and restricts opposition and exercises a high degree of control over public/private life. Political power is held by autocrats who employ all-encompassing campaigns in which propaganda is broadcast by state-controlled media."
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Spoke to @Guardian podcast about growing up in post-War #France... that is post-#Algerian War of Independence, still v. much in living memory. The War’s legacy is perceived in all kinds of aspects of modern life, still blighted by the #colonial experience.
A point that is easily overlooked by foreign observers is that the 2nd most influential party in #France now was founded by far-right nationalists who wanted to keep #Algeria French. #LePen's FN -now called the Rassemblement National -is openly racist, islamophobic & antiSemitic.
In his '#Separatism' speech @EmmanuelMacron was sugar-coating #reactionary policies based on the premise that 5-6M French #Muslims can’t be trusted to manage their own affairs & required surveillance at all times.The emphasis was that Islam is a chronic #problem around the world
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/10/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/dai…
Game combats political misinformation by letting players undermine democracy

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#democracy #misinformation #disinformation #gaming #research
Totalitarian Dictator To Leave Office After Losing Election: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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#totalitarianism #empires #elections #authoritarianism
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/31/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/dai…
Nothing Will Fundamentally Change: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

caityjohnstone.medium.com/nothing-will-f…

#totalitarianism #politics #empires #propaganda #SystemChange
Facebook’s new Oversight Board is a wild new experiment in platform governance

theverge.com/2020/10/23/215…

#governance #facebook #platforms
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When @Sal_Robins first started talking to us about all the gender nuts we (her family & friends) took little notice. It all sounded pretty far fetched & beyond ‘our world’ to be honest. After she told me she got suspended from Twitter & shower me what she got suspended for I 1/
starting looking into it for myself. I surfed Youtube & opened this Twitter account & in just a few days I’ve come to realise the World is heading down the toilet and not just for #women. Make no mistake things are moving in a really bad direction for women, but what’s 2/
happening to #children, especially our daughters is terrifying.

After only 2 days on Twitter I just witnessed them #censor my speech. #FreedomOfSpeech isn’t under threat. It’s dead. #WarOnWomen & #SexNotGender won’t get any of us anywhere. This mess has to be cleaned up 3/
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#Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020

#WHO empfahl völlig unspezifische #Corona-#Virentests
"..Proben auch dann als „positiv“ zu befunden, wenn irgendein Virus der großen und sehr alten Corona-Familie bestätigt wurde. Sollte dieser Testmodus weltweit"
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#Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Meditation
#Ignorance-meditation
Vielen Dank @TeamKenFM!

Ignorance Meditation am 15. und 16. Mai 2020 in #Berlin
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#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

2,5 Mio Patienten konnten nicht operiert werden, obwohl nötig.
Folge: nach Schätzungen 5.000 und bis zu 125.000 Patienten werden sterben oder sind schon tot infolge #Lockdown!
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#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

Gestern #Fake, heute Wahrheit: Der große #Corona-Lügen-Report
Selten wurden #FakeNews so schnell zur regierungsamtlichen Wahrheit wie in Zeiten von #Corona.
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“...people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance interests of others such as #empathy, #collaboration, openness, #fairness...when they start to feel powerful or enjoy position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade....(1)
...The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish and unethical behaviour” #RebeccaSolnit citing #DacherKeltner on his work studying relationship between empathy and power
“If power generates a cushion of obliviousness around it, those of us with power need to counter it. That means, first, treating people with respect, regardless of their status: not taking the invitation to disdain or ignore” #Solnit
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#StandWithMorey — Hundred of #HongKong basketball fans forming a human chain amid *pouring rain* to support @HoustonRockets GM who was criticised for supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in #HongKong.

#StandWithHongKong 🇭🇰🏀🇭🇰
#FreedomOfExpression
#China’s oppression is getting VIRAL— @NBA, @Apple, @VANS_66, @TiffanyAndCo, @Blizzard_Ent, @Marriott.. you name it!

We hope the #FreeWorld 🌍 will #StandWithHongKong to defend #Freedom & #Democracy! 🇭🇰

#StandwithMorey @EnesKanter #BannedinChina #Totalitarianism ImageImageImage
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今日新疆。明日香港
Today’s #Xinjiang; Tomorrow’s #HongKong

Our democratic #FreeWorld 🌍 is now under THREAT of #Totalitarianism, aka #ChiNazi.

Will you join the #929GlobalAntiTotalitarianismMarch?

#FreeUyghur #genocide #SOSHK
Protests are breaking out in ALL OVER #Kazakhstan against ‘One Belt One Road’ as Chinese workers are taking Kazakh jobs; and #Kazakhs & #Uyghur are imprisoned in its “camps” in #Xinjiang.

Not only #HongKong but the 🌍 is under threat of #ChiNazi.
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Police in #Bangladesh decides youth hairstyle ! Discovers correlation between deviant haircut and crime.

#ThoughtPolice
#Totalitarianism
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Note: #Magura is is district town in Bangladesh.
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(Below are quotes from the news story.)
Magura Police have recently started an ongoing campaign against the town's youths sporting "fancy" and "flamboyant" haircuts.
Police, in behalf of the superintendent of Magura police, have hoisted notices at barbershops in Magura, warning the youth against getting any "bold" or "impudent" hairdos.
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"#Modernism can be characterized as the forceful imposition of rational administrative procedures into all facets of everyday life. Its subjects — you and I as individuated identities — crave both protection and authority.
You and I search for some measure of refuge in a totalized, secularized myth, a grand meta-narrative that accounts for everything, and this tendency towards #totalitarianism is worldwide.
The concern of the United States over its loss of market share in the service industries, and its concern over the quality of work by its subjects, are only symptoms of a much more pervasive and deeply rooted historical condition.
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