Given the CCP’s relatively advanced state surveillance/censorship regime, the mere fact that the images below have leaked into the online sphere is a minor miracle.
Their survival in the face of the CCP’s level-ten censorship speaks to the insatiable human hunger for real information, or maybe to the still-unconquered Wild West that the internet was intended to become.
In any case, the imagery emerging from Orwellian nightmare Shanghai is, without exaggeration, jaw-dropping. Even in the context of widespread authoritarian government abuses carried out in the name of “public health,” to which we have become increasingly desensitized, it shocks the conscience.
Let’s survey techno-hell.
Drone circles Shanghai residential district, warns locked-in apartment-dwellers to ‘control the soul’s desire for freedom’
The CCP, to the extent that it ever did, no longer feigns any pretense of benevolence. It rips the most haunting pages from the great dystopian novels and even techno-enhances them before hitting the streets.
“In the far distance, a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people’s windows.”
-George Orwell, 1984
“Shanghai residents go to their balconies to sing and protest lack of supplies. A drone appears: ‘Please comply with Covid restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open the window or sing.'”
Lockdown Robo-Dog orders Shanghai slaves to retreat into homes, shut their mouths and comply
Police state chaos at COVID security checkpoint
Accepting that this is actual reality is almost impossible to process – it mimics far too closely the most far-fetched dystopian sci-fi thrillers to pass the credibility sniff test.
Alas, it’s all real.
One would be hard-pressed to come up with just a potential “public health” justification for this — given the plethora of evidence that such draconian lockdown measures (which were also force-fed to Western populations and will be again if the biomedical authorities are not purged) don’t work to prevent viral spread.
COVID-positive children ripped from mothers’ arms, ferried to government detention centers
The Chinese state is currently ripping children from their mothers’ arms and tossing them into government concentration camps deceptively marketed, true to form, as “hospitals.”
Image credit: Xinhua
Human misery = “Public health”
Medical prisons = “Hospitals”
In this way, the authoritarian government, as it always does, inverts reality via semantical engineering.
Cats bundled in nets, awaiting government execution
Respect the Science©!
Chinese government worker beats dog to death in broad daylight after owner tests COVID positive
Decent, non-MAGA-terrorist people know, of course, as do the Chinese authorities, that “public health” is best doled out to defenseless corgis at the end of a truncheon.
COVID terrorist neutralized, frolics freely no longer
And another video of a similar occurrence inside of a CCP COVID death camp:
Again, the state demonstrates its love:
Hordes of COVID government workers maraud Shanghai streets – ‘Big Whites’
If you think none of this could happen in the West…
Yes, in the US we have a Bill of Rights (and similar such guarantees of liberty in other Western states) that, in theory, would prevent the worst government overreach. In practice, though, as demonstrated by Snowden’s leaks proving indiscriminate NSA mass surveillance of every American’s digital communications, among thousands of other scandals, the Bill of Rights is effectively dead.
Here is Canadian PM Justin Trudeau describing his admiration of China – not in spite of, but rather specifically because of, its authoritarian trampling of human rights with impunity:
The human rights trampling isn’t the bug; it’s the feature.
And here is Bill Gates mentor Charlie Munger, with a face only a mother could love and maybe not even her, explaining the benefits of China’s policy regarding how it handles dissidents:
“We Americans would like to think that our free expression and allowing all kinds of opinion and all kinds of criticisms of the government is a totally essential part of the economy – what the Chinese have proved is that you can have a screamingly successfully economy with a fairly controlling government.”
Charlie Munger has enthusiastically advocated banning non-central-banker-controlled cryptocurrency and jailing political dissidents.
Authoritarian, highly centralized CCP-style corporate governance is the model of the elites. They look to the Chinese example in awe, and envy.
Shanghai-style lockdowns across the West from London to Seattle to Melbourne, a nightmare to normal people, is their wet dream.
Stay human, Shanghai
Imagine the Chinese pressure-cooker pressed on your neck, squeezing the humanity out of you one drop at a time:
- getting condescended to by a robot dog
- lectured to about curtailing your natural desire for freedom via government drone hovering outside of your window
- shoved into a government van to be deposited like a lab rat in some cage
- watching, in helplessness, your beloved pet’s life get snuffed out on the street from the rear window as it speeds away
What else is more worth viciously safeguarding than our humanity? Those government agents beating corgis to death with sticks have already lost theirs – they are now something not wholly human, a hybrid of sorts made up in part of biological bits and in part of corporate state machinery.
The will to resist, to stay human, is the last line of defense. Ultimately, social engineers in the West are hard at work devising what they term “moral enhancements” to induce involuntary compliance with lockdowns — so that even passive resistance inside of your own inviolable conscience becomes impossible:
“Widespread administration of psychoactive drugs could provide ‘moral enhancement’ that would make people more likely to adhere to social norms such as wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines.”
Stay human. Eat clean. Fight the machine.
“For the first time in his life he did not despise the proles or think of them merely as an inert force which would one day spring to life and regenerate the world. The proles had stayed human.”
-George Orwell, 1984
Ben Bartee is a Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs. Follow his stuff via Armageddon Prose, Substack, Patreon, Gab, and Twitter. Please support his independent operations however you can.
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