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BIG BROTHER: Invasive Technology Comes to Michigan Under Coronavirus Lockdown

City and state government entities have been greatly expanding surveillance powers to Orwellian levels, with the coronavirus pandemic used as an excuse to vastly expand power.

Bridge Magazine has reported that cops in Detroit are monitoring private security cameras in order to enforce lockdown orders. Officials in suburban Bloomfield Township have drones in the skies making sure that people are staying off of playgrounds and golf courses. In Battle Creek, drones have been actually donated by a Chinese firm to increase spying potential.

“They provide a department with the ability to get information much faster and in safer ways, and then also be quicker to respond,” said Romeo Durscher, director of public safety integration for DJI Enterprise.

When Michigan opens back up, the Big Brother invasion will not be going away. Cameras will likely be at grocery stores to make sure that distancing requirements are obeyed. Individuals might need an “immunity passport” in order to participate in society. Employers will be encouraged or forced to track their own employees with invasive cell phone apps.

Firms have also released heat maps gathered from protesters who attended the recent “Operation Gridlock” protest in Lansing. Although this data has supposedly been anonymized, the mere thought that government and private agencies are tracking the movements of dissenters could have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech.

Industry insiders, who stand to make billions off of this societal shift away from privacy rights and basic freedom, are saying that resistance is futile and we must all be assimilated to this “new normal.”

“The question,” said Quinn Munton, president and CEO of tech firm RE Insight, “is, do you cover your head in the sand, or say, ‘OK, we’re going to embrace this new normal?’”

In perhaps the most Orwellian scheme of all, technocratic philantrophist Bill Gates has proposed “digital certificates,” which could be implanted with ink into the skin of individuals so authorities can track how many vaccines that have been injected into their body.

Gates made the startling revelation during a recent “Ask Me Anything” appearance on Reddit.

“What changes are we going to have to make to how businesses operate to maintain our economy while providing social distancing?” a user asked Gates during the AMA session.

“The question of which businesses should keep going is tricky. Certainly food supply and the health system. We still need water, electricity and the internet. Supply chains for critical things need to be maintained. Countries are still figuring out what to keep running,” Gates responded.

“Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it,” Gates added – giving away his plans to mark individuals.

Gates’ old corporation Microsoft is behind the ID2020 Project, whose agenda is to compel people to submit their personally-identifiable information to a global database:

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, vaccine alliance Gavi, and new partners in government, academia, and humanitarian relief.

The program to leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity was unveiled by ID2020 in partnership with the Bangladesh Government’s Access to Information (a2i) Program, the Directorate General of Health Services, and Gavi, according to the announcement…

“Digital ID is being defined and implemented today, and we recognize the importance of swift action to close the identity gap,” comments ID2020 Executive Director Dakota Gruener. “Now is the time for bold commitments to ensure that we respond both quickly and responsibly. We and our ID2020 Alliance partners, both present and future, are committed to rising to this challenge.”

ID2020 also announced new partnerships and provided progress reports on initiatives launched last year. Since last year’s summit, the ID2020 Alliance has been joined by the City of Austin, UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Policy Lab and Care USA.

The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed thousands and has the country in mass hysteria, is being exploited by the public and private sector to chip away at the basic rights of the people.

Shane Trejo
Shane is a long-time journalist and political activist with years of experience covering public policy.


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