Criticism is mounting over plans by the European Union to implement a digital identity program by the fall of 2023, CBN reports.
According to the EU’s ‘official’ propaganda, the phone app will function as a digital wallet which allows people “to store and exchange documents and legal information, while fully controlling which data we want to share with whom.”
Of course, as many point out, there are apps that already do this, so why would the government want to duplicate this service?
And the critics are concerned that the government will use the app for nefarious purposes to track and control its citizens.
Cristian Terhes, who was elected to the European Parliament, grew up under communism in Romania, and he has been a very vocal critic of the plan:
“Clearly we are witnessing right now, the ‘Chinafication’ of Europe,” said Terhes, “because we see what is happening in China right now with the social credit score, where the government is monitoring. … All the people from the beginning to end, everything that they do, everywhere they walk. They control everything and watch everything. This is an example of tyranny.”
And while the EU insists the app will be voluntary, many scoff at the notion, suggesting based on the EU’s history it will be just a matter of time before it becomes mandatory.
In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John’s vision of the end times, he warned of a time coming when people would not be able to buy or sell if they did not take the mark of the beast.
17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:17 NASV)
During John’s day, it was difficult to imagine how such a system could be enforced, but with today’s modern technology, it is already happening.
As Terhes noted in his comment, the EU’s digital ID is reminiscent of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) social credit system, that tracks a person’s online activity.
The CCP also monitors people’s off-line behavior through a massive system involving hundreds of millions of video cameras.
In addition, it has implemented a system where people can easily report neighbors and friends for behavior not approved by the CCP.
People are docked points for criticizing the government, attending church, where cameras are installed to monitor the congregations. You can also be docked for other anti-social activities, such as eating on a train or not walking your dog on a leash.
You gain points by becoming a member of the CCP.
If a person’s points become too low, the social credit system prevents them from purchasing such things as airplane tickets or even from buying a home.
In 2019, the British newspaper, The Guardian, reported that since the CCP implemented the program in 2014, it had already blocked 17.5 million attempts to purchase plane tickets and 5.5 million attempts to buy bus tickets through its social credit system.
And more recently, the CCP has upgraded its program, allowing people with better scores to board trains first.
And it is starting to spread.
In Italy, the cities of Bolognea and Rome have initiated a similar Social credit program, where citizens are rewarded if they take the initiative in the fight against global warming by riding a bike or scooter versus a car.
And in Britain, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts has implemented an online system where students can “anonymously accuse teachers and tutors of committing” microagressions through the use of QR codes.
Microagressions are small, often unintentional/unconscious expressions, real or imagined, that someone may feel offended by.
Though the EU’s digital ID system is not the mark of the beast, it is setting the foundation for how it will be implemented, which is why some are describing the EU’s ID system as a “Trojan horse” for tyranny.
Austrian Catholic activist, Alexander Tschugguel, added that it is being “pushed by people who are highly anti-Christian.”
. READ: A ‘Trojan Horse’ for Tyranny: Brussels Rolling Out a New ‘Digital Identity’ System for EU Citizens AND China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system AND Chinese subway passengers with good ‘social credit scores’ will be let on first ahead of those deemed ‘bad’ for offences such as eating on a train AND Students told to use QR codes to accuse teachers of microaggressions