What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same, by John and Nisha Whitehead

An object in motion tends to stay in motion and a tyrannical government tends to stay tyrannical, and get even more so. From John and Nisha Whitehead at rutherford.org:

“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”—Montesquieu, Enlightenment philosopher

For those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we’re going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government’s brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality.

Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for a national digital ID system. Local police agencies have already been given access to facial recognition software and databases containing 20 billion images, the precursor to a digital ID. Eventually, a digital ID will be required to gain access to all aspects of life: government, work, travel, healthcare, financial services, shopping, etc. Before long, biometrics (iris scans, face print, voice, DNA, etc.), will become the de facto digital ID.

Precrime. Under the pretext of helping overwhelmed government agencies work more efficiently, AI predictive and surveillance technologies are being used to classify, segregate and flag the populace with little concern for privacy rights or due process. All of this sorting, sifting and calculating is being done swiftly, secretly and incessantly with the help of AI technology and a surveillance state that monitors your every move. AI predictive tools are being deployed in almost every area of life.

Mandatory quarantines. Building on precedents established during the COVID-19 pandemic, government agents may be empowered to indefinitely detain anyone they suspect of posing a medical risk to others without providing an explanation, subject them to medical tests without their consent, and carry out such detentions and quarantines without any kind of due process or judicial review.

Mental health assessments by non-medical personnel. As a result of a nationwide push to train a broad spectrum of so-called gatekeepers in mental health first-aid training, more Americans are going to run the risk of being reported by non-medical personnel and detained for having mental health issues.

Tracking chips for citizens. Momentum is building for corporations and the government alike to be able to track the populace, whether through the use of RFID chips embedded in a national ID card, microscopic chips embedded in one’s skin, or tags in retail products.

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2 responses to “What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same, by John and Nisha Whitehead

  1. Can the Government be Trusted or Directed?

    Any entity granted the right to use violence to achieve its ends will abuse it to the tolerance of those governed. Unfortunately for the governed, the limit of their patience is always nearly at the level of their extinction.
    The American attempt at self-government limited the government’s role with a contract. The contract detailed limits of the use of violence against the people and listed the rights of the governed. The agreement was to clarify that the government was limited, and that premise was violated at the outset. It resisted attempts to control it, becoming an impossible menace to control or prevent abuses.
    Attempting to ‘correct’ its path is admitting ignorance of the ambition of the governors. A pretended belief is that those who seek power must be reminded of their duty and proper goals that benefit those governed, and the governors will change course.
    I do not think the government can ever be controlled by its subjects. Its very nature appeals to those of the worst moral character to become its administrators. While those who are governed pretend that it is not so and the beast needs some adjustment and it will become tame. The governed believe that if it is threatened with choosing a different immoral leader, those currently in power will respond and become ‘servants’ rather than ‘masters.’ It is a hopeless venture that will always have the same results. Murder (war) will be condoned because it is represented as protecting the proletariat, which it does. The government is defending its slaves from being owned and plundered by a government that is not theirs. Those particular governors will not be the beneficiaries of theft and violence. They will protect their slaves from other masters at the cost of their civilization if they must.
    All attempts to direct the American experiment of government have failed to correct or coerce its direction. It has assigned itself the role of interpreter of the contract, not the protector of it; this began with the very first president and congress. The people it governed were too diverse to effect immediate control of everyone; it did not have the expertise or the apparatchiks required to supervise its constituency. The government’s lack of power allowed unique solutions to problems and a quick rise in wealth held by individuals. The government’s prowess was not immediate, but it was constant and always with the same goal, and the means were approved by those it plundered and destroyed. The government became what it always wanted to be, the totalitarian of the life it protected by becoming its destroyer.
    Governments are great pretenders, claiming they are servants while demanding that the individuals acquiesce to their plunder and control.
    If it is understood that the government cannot be trusted or controlled, why would any free individuals try to direct it or control it? Admit what it is, and don’t submit to one.

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  2. They Don't Work For Us

    As long as it works for external oligarch technocratic control freaks than it will be more of the same.

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