Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 2, 2021 | Sundance | 225 Comments
People wonder why they should be paying attention to what happens in Australia. Well, quite simply, if you can identify where the test facility is for technology to merge with totalitarian objectives, it becomes valuable to follow what they do – and then predict what the future might look like for you. Australia and New Zealand are testing the parameters of merging the objectives of the control state with technology and citizen compliance.
A year ago, the leftists in U.S. media were cheering the COVID responsibility of Kiwis and Aussies. However, things are starting to take a very dark turn now. Even the ultra-far-left Atlantic Magazine is starting to become aware, and what they are seeing is becoming worrisome.
[T]he government of South Australia, one of the country’s six states, developed and is now testing an app as Orwellian as any in the free world to enforce its quarantine rules. People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. “We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” Premier Steven Marshall explained. “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.” (read more)
The South Australian directorate is merely following the path of what already exists in Western Australia and Tasmania. The state government is monitoring COVID compliance via cell phones, geolocation and random inquires to check the status of citizen compliance. Yes, there’s now an app for that. An “app”? The term sounds so innocuous; and they are proud, publicly proud, of the system they are putting in place.
(ABC NEWS Australia) […] “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”
The Premier said South Australia will report results back to National Cabinet in the coming weeks. … “We just use it to verify that people are where they said they were going to be during the home-based quarantine.”
Once a system is built where government is permitted the use of technology to advance their goals under the auspices of “public safety”, it only takes a few more nudges until that system is then used for control, not safety. The term “safety” then shifts from the deployment of a government process to protect the citizens, to the use of that same process to protect the government from the citizen…..
Eventually, people forget why they are taking off their shoes at an airport and given a full body scan. Eventually, the COVID monitoring app shows up on every cell phone without even being requested. The compliance becomes easier to permeate.
In many ways the predictable Skynet is being built in front of our eyes, and yet so many people cannot follow these nudges to their logical conclusion. Indeed, as we have noted for the past eighteen months, there are many seemingly intellectual people who cannot look up long enough to see exactly where following the feeder pellets are leading them:
Choose wisely comrades…