The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) just released an app allowing people to report those who are not thinking according to communist lines.
The app produced by Cyberspace Administration of China is initially focussing on people who dare to insult China’s national heroes.
According to The Independent, it was released in the lead up to CCP’s 100th anniversary to deal with people “denying the excellence of advanced socialist culture.”
The CCP explained the app’s purpose writing:
For a while now, some people with ulterior motives have spread historically nihilistic false statements online, maliciously distorting, slandering, and denying party, national, and military history in an attempt to confuse people’s thinking. We hope that most internet users will play an active role in supervising society and enthusiastically report harmful information.”
This would include reporting anyone who refers to Mao Zedong, the founder of Chinese communism, as one of the world’s biggest mass murderers.
It is estimated that Mao’s communist policies, directly or indirectly, resulted in the deaths of 45 million Chinese people (many now believe the number is closer to 80 million). To put this in perspective, 55 million people died during World War II in a war involving dozens of nations.
But what is most disturbing is that through this app, the CCP is desperate to control how people think in the communist regime.
The app’s release suggests that not everyone is walking in lockstep with the CCP that most Chinese blame for the introduction of COVID and its spread. It was Chinese researchers in Hong Kong who first suggested the virus leaked out of the communist regime’s virology lab in Wuhan.
In a recent New York Time‘s article about CCP’s attack on Free Speech, Li Yuan wrote about a secret list compiled by a man named Mr. Wang of people who have been arrested in China for criticizing the government, including 600 who spoke out about CCP’s handling of COVID.
And this is taking place in a country, where free speech is supposedly guaranteed in China’s constitution.
Perhaps the most depressing items are those about people who were punished for what they said about the Covid-19 pandemic. On top of the list is Dr. Li Wenliang, who was reprimanded on Jan. 1, 2020, along with seven others for trying to warn the country about the coronavirus. He died of the virus in early February last year and is now remembered as the whistle-blower who tried to warn the world about the outbreak. But the spreadsheet lists 587 other cases.
Even cheesy skits by aspiring online influencers can be deemed offensive. Two men in northwestern Shaanxi Province livestreamed a funeral they held for a sheep. In the video, one man cried over a photo of the sheep while the other dug the grave. They were detained 10 days for violating social customs.
The CCP’s snitch app was released on the heels of new legislation that could result in a three-year imprisonment of anyone who insults the “memory” of a national hero.
Of course, we all know that the real problem is Xi Jinping, the current leader of the Chinese Communist Party, who is particularly sensitive to criticism especially when people point out his resemblance to Winnie the Pooh.
Such insults can now result in jail time:
Some are concerned this app could become popular in North America particularly among the woke left who oppose free speech and aggressively mob anyone who dares to disagree.
It is a warning for believers that we are entering a new era. Things are changing, even in the West, as several governments took advantage of the COVID crisis to institute snitch lines, so people could report anyone breaking COVID rules.
Once people are comfortable with the idea of snitching, it can be easily redirected against anyone for any reason.
For years, Christians have treated the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being tossed into the furnace and Daniel into the lion’s den as little more than fun stores to share in Sunday school.
But these are serious accounts of Jewish men practising civil disobedience because of their faith. And we even read of snitches spying on Daniel to see if he would break the law forbidding people from praying to anyone but the Persian King for 30 days.
Jesus warned that times were coming when friends and family members would be turning believers into the government.
We are not quite there yet, but the stage is definitely being set.
READ: China Persecutes Those Who Question ‘Heroes.’ A Sleuth Keeps Track AND China Launches Hotline to Report People for ‘Mistaken Opinions’ AND China launches app to report people with ‘mistaken opinions’