Venezuela Joins the Social Credit Club

12/16/201841 Comments

So you know all about China's social credit system by now, right? You know, the one that I've been talking about for years? The one that we had a sneak preview of eight years ago in "You Are Being Gamed?" The one that's being trial ballooned at home via Carrot Rewards and other "motivational" point systems?

Yes, I dare say you do, because even if (for some unfathomable reason) you haven't read, watched or listened to everything I've ever done relating to the Chinese social credit scheme (tsk tsk), then you're probably a TV-addled fluoride head who's learned all about it from the MSM repeaters.

Well guess where this Orwell-on-steroids system is being rolled out next? Venezuela! That's right, citizens of everyone's favorite socialist paradise are about to be treated to a new ID card that will track and database a wide range of information about each citizen, from medical records to political affiliation to social media presence. And all of this information will be sent straight back to the government.

China is already exporting their social credit technology to like-minded regimes all around the world. But we don't have to wait for this to start rolling out at home; it's already here. Find out more and stick around for a subscriber video breaking down "Julia" with Vinnie Caggiano in this week's edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber. For full access to the subscriber newsletter, and to support this website, please become a member.

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  1. manbearpig says:

    Que lastima!! No es una buena vista este club social…

    However, with regards to the recommended reading, my intuitive concerns:

    “..If they lied about everything all the time they would instantly lose all credibility, and their ability to propagandize effectively would be lost….
    …They distort only when they have to, and only as much as they need to…

    …and as the old adage goes, it is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled…”

    Truth as explained by Gatekeepers Emeritus Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Al Jazeera and Julian Assange…

    oh and the “egoically-inclined” Caitlin Johnstone…??

    “I can’t do this thing honestly and sincerely without periodically pointing to the dangers on the horizon, and to what I perceive as the only off ramp in sight…
    ..But we are also facing an unprecedented set of challenges. Our planet is currently in the midst of a sixth mass extinction that is entirely the result of human ecocide. More than half the world’s wildlife has vanished in forty years and the worldwide insect population has plummeted by as much as 90 percent, so the very ecosystemic context in which we evolved is dying, and every few weeks there are new reports that anthropogenic climate change is progressing more rapidly than previously anticipated. There are self-reinforcing warming effects called “feedback loops” which, once set off, can continue warming the atmosphere further and further regardless of human behavior, meaning that a chain of events can conceivably be set off tipping us rapidly into climate chaos and making industrial farming impossible, causing global starvation…
    …Sit around and wait to die, or sit down and do the work and see what happens when we’ve thrown off our brain boxes and we can dance with each other naked?”

    I mean, I know we can’t all agree on everything… but… ?

    • manbearpig says:

      A whole wide world of inter-connected brians leading to a sweet blue pool of “fluid oneness”?? Eeeeek! The pulsing IT brain of central intelligence from “A Wrinkle in Time” comes to mind…

      (video contained in the caitlin johnstone link posted in the other comment above)

      • manbearpig says:

        I hadn’t stipulated that the link describing a sugar-pyramid of individual entities melting into a liquid pool of politically correct blue oneness was promoted and included in Caitlin Johnstone’s article.

        I think Texans are great. Isn’t Pearl a Texan?

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      ManBearPig, you make a good case for proving we are not gods. Even though we can know of beauty, we can never be all beautiful. Strive, thrive, and survive the eternal …but…or the infernal “what if”. What is all beautiful to you? I will bet its the same for me. My child’s will.

      That to me is katilaxy.

      • manbearpig says:

        “ManBearPig, you make a good case for proving we are not gods.”

        Nicest thing anyone’s said to me in a while.


        It’s the generational cycles of peddling particular propaganda through the emotional and economical use of Truth; in this case the foundational hub and NWO springboard of CAGW hysteria, Agenda 21 and/or anti-egoical New Age Gaia worship.

        That to me is Caitilaxy.

        Time will tell.

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          ManBearPig, we can’t agree on everything so… You won the wager.
          I agree you deserve a promotion and a raise and a medal for ringing all the bells.

          Love Sunday afternoons and tic-tac-toe in the eastern sky.

          • manbearpig says:

            You “agree” I should get a raise…? You agree with whom?

            Should Manbearpig get a raise for ringing all the bells??…hmmmmm…

            Now that’s what I’d call a “Loaded Question”!


            • generalbottlewasher says:

              ManBearPig, yes sometimes you write so cerebrally you deserve promotion and while Im at it, you should also get a raise. Ha Ha. Its something that an ol’ wise Texan told me once and it upped my spirits. I know how you may think no one from Texas could be wise, and the statement an oxymoron, but I know of at least one, so the whole big state is now considered ok cause of him.

              As to the money, its more honorary cause we are broker than Jobes turkey so its the thought that counts.

              My biggest worry and the thing I tell my daughter all the time is not to trust the Agenda21 people down at city hall. To maintain her dream without their money. Remain an anarchist against big oil, smart cities and the social statists until you have to compromise. These smart city egos are over inflated with power and she better know and beware the compromises of the agenda. She does pretty good running it like her home economy, however “they” keep up the pressure to expand and overlap their agenda all the time. So you nailed it or should I say rang all the bells. You are an under payed elocutionist. Or just psychic phenom.

  2. generalbottlewasher says:

    Wow James a ” two four” one. Your guest is so knowledgeable. Concierge Music learning . Hit the double down button. In my world 432hz works with wooden instraments better.

  3. FlyingAxblade says:

    Addiction is a crock of crap. It’s conditioning. Addiction is just the word for conditioning which is abhorred by people with different conditioning.

    Philosophy should replace psychology.

    I’d like all the secrets of music, because I’m no musician but I can hear the songs.

    Time to walk the dog.

  4. Hotfoot says:

    For God’s sake what’s all the fuss about? The WP opinion piece clearly states when they call it a ‘social credit system’ they mean ‘social trust system’.

    You really are terribly cynical at times, James.

    And have a nice Christmas.

    And Broc and Mr. Pilato, too!


  5. karl.h says:


    Link is incorrect for ‘free access to this editorial, please CLICK HERE’. It’s linking to the SEC article.

  6. mkey says:

    What You’re Not Being TOLD About The Yellow Vest’s in Paris

    Paris streets are starting to look more and more like a warzone. The “list of demands” states cops are yellow west dwellers’ best friend, but these turtles don’t appear to be very compassionate. I understand there are security considerations at play but adding fuel to the fire, i.e. “gassing” and “rubberizing” and blowing the crowd to bits, does not hold much peace restoring potential, me thinks.

  7. stevie says:

    James, your ’free access to this editorial’ link goes to an earlier editorial.

  8. phreedomphile says:

    On September 28 of this year, Moscow Times reported Russia will have a quasi social credit score type program in place by 2025. The euphemism is digitized profile.

    themoscowtimes (dot) com/news/80-percent-russians-will-have-state-gathered-digital-profiles-by-2025-official-says-63027

    [By 2025,]”Four in five Russians will reportedly get a digital profile that will document personal successes and failures in less than a decade under the government’s comprehensive plans to digitize the economy.”

    “Every achievement in a person’s life – the misses, mistakes, big projects – will be recorded,” said the head of IT at Russia’s Pension Fund, Dmitry Kuznetsov.”

    • manbearpig says:

      From the Moscow Times…

      and all those folks who thought Putin was their savior…

      then again, just like Christophe de Margerie’s timely death, the murder of the entire Polish government and those of Russian journalists and media moguls

      I’m sure ex-KGB Freedom Fighter Putin’s fighting these digital profiles tooth and nail…

  9. mkey says:

    RussiaGate Pusher Gets Owned By Google CEO

    THE question answered by Google CEO. It turns out American democracy comes cheaply, at the tune of 47 big ones.

  10. zyxzevn says:

    Venezuela / war propaganda

    I think Venezuela should be discussed with people like Abby Martin to get some alternative and internal views on what is happening.
    See (currently offline?)
    She reported that some of the journalists she worked with were killed by the opposition. So there is no press freedom due to too much violence by the “opposition”.

    Because both the left and right media is biased against Venezuela it is hard to get non-fake news about it.
    I personally think that the clearly violent opposition is staging events with shock value to push for a violent change.
    What are their “babies on barjonets”/”babies in incubators” stories?

    There is a lot of war propaganda, purely based on oil and other resources, which all people just swallow because Venezuela is a combination of socialism and corruption and criminality and capitalism and the usual CIA-interference.

    The war propaganda is clearly visible in the solutions that are proposed, because the proposed solution is military invasion. Either via the US or via Brazil.

    Social Credit System

    Anyway, the social credit score is indeed something that could fit in: Great New World / 1984 / Minority Report / Demolition man

    We also have an internet social score..

    Looking at the purges going on on Youtube/ Reddit/ Patreon / Paypal , the focus is greatly on channels and news that are anti war, anti-open-borders, or criticize Israel’s politics. Banks also jumped in to stop funding to Wikileaks (due to the exposing of war-crimes).

    This is similar to a social score, but hidden in algorithms controlled by internet monopolies. The algorithms just contain a score for each channel or user to suppress certain ideas.

    The NSA probably has a political score on everyone already. Are they going to use it or not?

    These lower your SCIENTISM CREDIT SCORE
    The scientific journals have been using scores already, controlled via commissions and peer-review, both payed by certain industry and investors.

    Industry: You are not allowed to be against GMO / Vaccines etc.
    Technology: You are not allowed to be against UTMS/ G-5.
    Medicine: You are not allowed to think that many problems come from food and pollution.
    Astronomy: You are not allowed to doubt Big bang / General relativity/ magnetic reconnection nonsense.
    Climatology: You are not allowed to think that the sun affects our climate.
    Physics: You are not allowed to doubt relativity / quantum mechanics / QED.
    Psychology/psychiatry: You are not allowed to think that some kind of spirit/ consciousness exists.
    Theoretical physics: You may not think that extra dimensions are significant or real.
    Archeology: You are not allowed to think that an relative advanced ancient civilization existed or other human races.
    History: You are not allowed to tell the stories behind WW1 / WW2 (see Corbett’s documentaries)
    Construction: You are not allowed to think that freefall can not come from office fires.
    Anyone got more?

    If you have broken ANY of these rules, even slightly, your good scientific work will no longer be accepted.

  11. SingleWideSlim says:

    In some ways, this sort of “mandatory social credit” system is already insinuating itself into US society. I know the company I work for and probably many others check your social media accounts regularly. I did away with my Facebook account almost 2 years ago, and I think I’m looked at suspiciously by some for not having a social media profile. Interestingly enough, my family quit Facebook at about the same time I did and my son later enlisted in the military; when he did, his recruiter required him to give them access to his Facebook page. When he told them he didn’t have one, they made him open one so that it could be monitored…So Facebook is apparently mandatory for active duty service members now.

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      Interestingly enough, my family quit Facebook at about the same time I did and my son later enlisted in the military; when he did, his recruiter required him to give them access to his Facebook page. When he told them he didn’t have one, they made him open one so that it could be monitored…So Facebook is apparently mandatory for active duty service members now.

      Unfriggin’ believable. That is totally sick!

  12. Fawlty Towers says:

    How does one make comments on a Subscriber Exclusive video?
    Not sure really.
    Well since “Julia” came right under “Venezuela Joins the Social Credit Club” I figured this is as good a place as any to make them. 🙂

    As some might know already, I too am a musician (guitarist).
    I hadn’t listened to “Julia” since the White Album was released some 50 years ago! It brought back many memories.

    Anyhow I picked up one of my guitars, went through the song and here’s my take on what makes it tick…

    First a chord analysis:

    I will highlight the key chord changes that ‘make’ the song.

    Moving from Am7 to Gm7 is brilliant!
    He keeps the melody note the same, but changes to an unexpected chord (not in the key), so we are held in limbo briefly.

    After A7 we are expecting Dm but…he moves to F9 instead!
    F9 works because it is related to Dm (common notes).
    Fm7 is next (it’s related to F9) but still unexpected. Nice!
    C. Back to home (IVm to I) a very common progression.

    For the bridge…
    Bm (semi-tone from I, common trick) don’t know where it’s going yet
    C back to root.
    Am7 (relative minor)
    Am6 (added color)

    Em7 (But sings 9th) powerful chord change! Much color and emotion!
    Em6, Em#5, Em descending chord line, very common with Beatles.

    Am7 (this time he changes melody to the 9th for color) So I sing a song of love, Julia. Beautiful touch!

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      Now the fingerpicking:

      John employs Travis picking throughout, which is basically 5,4,6,4 with the thumb.

      He is extremely consistent with this pattern throughout the song so it makes it ‘easier’ to learn. 🙂

      As long as you are playing the correct chord shapes, the fingerpicking pattern will work.

      Melody analysis:

      John employs a technique of holding the melody note and changing the chords under it.
      The first 8 bars (with 7 chords) has the exact same melody note (G) sung on top of the chords.

      On the Gm9, he plays and sings the 9th for lovely color,
      the A note.
      He stays with the A moving through to the A7.
      Then back to his persistent G melody note, on the F9 chord.

      And he stays with it (G) for the next four chords to return
      to the second verse.

      On the Em7 in the bridge (as mentioned before) he sings the 9th to give much color and emotion!

      For the ending (also mentioned above) to add interest and color he changes the melody this time, on the AM7, to the 9th.

  13. gepay says:

    About the Julia video – the music theory behind the chords was useful – while the voices were clear – the sound of the guitar was terrible hopefullly it was just bad recording technique (which can be fixed) If Vinnie sounds the way I heard him on my desk top with studio quality monitors, live – nobody would want to listen to him. The music on the intro to the weekly with the Monarchy Media guy Jamees Pilato sounds really good

  14. Octium says:

    The man that is not on the train, gets the best view of the derailment!

  15. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Just released…
    The Minds of Men on YouTube
    Aaron and Melissa Dykes

  16. pcwise555 says:

    All Hail,
    Just ratted out me neighbors and got a lifetime supply of GMO corndogs,
    life is good…

    • mkey says:

      I’m used ratting on them for free, so you got a great deal. Maybe you’ll spring a new tail thanks to the GMO.

  17. mkey says:

    Fraud In The National Climate Assessment (Part 2)

    Bashing from the other day continued.

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Mkey thanks for bringing this up.
      Tony Heller makes some fine presentations. He reminds me of a Canadian guy in west Japan when handling data and assesment for a coherent story.

      • mkey says:

        His work isn’t very difficult, though. These clowns are really not trying that hard.

        My apologies to any clowns whom may be reading this.

  18. mkey says:

    Our Global Taxation Nightmare – Mike Maloney

    A short one from Mike, opening new perspectives. Like the Chicago gang land style all you can pay “amusement” tax. Maybe Romans taxed victimized Christians with “lion teeth care” tax.

  19. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Patreon censoring people
    Jimmy Dore Show

    • mkey says:

      I sometimes like his comments, but that socialized mindset gets the better of me. If someone didn’t want, say, black people or women or whit people or whomever in their privately owned diner, who’s to say that’s wrong or incorrect? It’s their diner and they have made their choices, they have their terms and conditions. This establishment will probably be going down in flames on the open market rather sooner than later, but what’s the point in claiming “someone” should do something about it? You don’t like it, great, just move on and go to another diner, case closed.

    • mkey says:

      Patreon Problem and Solution: Dave Rubin and Jordan Peterson

      Apparently an “alternative” is being worked on. It’s questionable to what extent can these systems become independent from global financial institutions.

  20. frances.v says:

    My smartphone is for emergency textos, or photo, or clock… but I turned everything google/network off, so it is peaceful spy, for now…

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