In the year 221 B.C., a Chinese philosopher named Han Fei desired recognition above all else. Born into a wealthy family of the ruling Han aristocracy at the end of the Warring States period, he lived at a time when China would finally be unified into a single cohesive nation, under the emperor
I truly hope you are way wrong, Leon. Just the thought of this BS makes me cringe inside as a parent. Makes me ask, "What have I done, having three adult daughters?!" Thank you both for staying ahead of all this.
I think you are pretty accurate Leon. This kind of overt and covert observation; the collection and collation of data from multiple sources with the complicity of many public and private entities has been quietly going on for years in UK and other Western Countries. Where does your Clubcard data go? Where does the ANPR from supermarket car parks go? Where does the vast amount of CCTV-type data gathered in the high street go?
Whilst there are clearly valid and useful reasons to ‘contribute’ to a nations databank. Such a huge resource however is certain to catch the eyes of those with a different agenda.
As Western democrats we have truly been asleep at the wheel. Have you noticed that the level of security at our airports has never finished since 9/11? Taking a train journey recently and paying by card I was astonished to see the card payment had gone via British Transport Police. Who knows what has gone on behind the cloak of Covid. No, we electors have been ridden roughshod over and I suspect the genie is out of the bottle.
I’d agree it’s time to see this for what it is and what it quite possibly might become and head off in a different direction, in a different environment or country.
I suspect there are a lot more of us out there already who are actively considering an existential life change.
I don’t think that’s true. I live in China, I have Chinese friends. I’ve never seen anything like that. Their credit system is similar to what western countries have had for a while. Like the things banks check before giving a loan, or landlords before leasing an apartment. No one tracks what you buy, or how long you play video games. My gf literally plays all day long sometimes. No one cares. And you definitely are not ranked if anything. The only thing I know that is different is you can get banned from using high speed train for a certain amount of time for smoking on the train when it’s forbidden. But it’s not that different from getting banned from driving when you broke some rules
I’m more scared of big companies then governments
Thanks for this. I will leave this planet with a disabled son who is nonverbal, and intellectually challenged. Its absolutely frightening. Imagine I can't even find a legal.guardian for him when I go. It will be the State. Switzerland. Which is one of the last semi democratic nations left in the west (yet they harbour evil WEF and infiltrated WHO..) just be aware that no matter how great a current government is (like El Salvador now), it can change with the flick of the wind once that government mat be replaced by a tyrannical leader. No place is 100 safe, but it buys time and allows for new backups. Therefore the importance of financial freedom for which you guys are champions. 💗👌🌠
omg I was on a flight from Byron to Melbourne, reading Red Zone and a chapter came up about where the old ideas China has revisited first came from. I put the book down and opened your email. I was shocked to see that same ideas coming to play. I’m worried about our world. I believe mankind is inheritantly good and you don’t need religion to be kind, generous, compassionate people. Greed needs to stop being acceptable as something to be admired. This is the evil not human beings.
Loved this and I am so happy I’ve happened upon the two of you. You guys are living out things I wish I knew years ago.
I don't think there will be any "free" country left if the International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness becomes law. So even if a country like El Salvador doesn't adopt tyranny as their means of Governance now. They will be fined and sactioned into doing so later on.
Clever bit of writing, as always. Feeling a bit unbelievable but remember having the same disbelief when my son introduced me to crypto currency near on a decade ago.
Anyway, Enjoying your messages. Keep ‘em coming.
Só, separately, I’ve tried accessing your paid subscription link in your newsletter but it just ends up in my Substack acct with no info on paid subscriptions. What am I missing?
Thank you Leon for your thought provoking insight yet again. I always look forward to your articles. These next 10 years will indeed be far more difficult on many levels.
I am afraid I have to agree with all you say. However, maybe the only glimmer of light I can see is that much of this will begin to fail when the Billionaires fight among themselves for there own freedom from regulations, policing etc, arising from the Autocratic governments becoming too powerful in their own right etc. I can’t help feeling that if you find your perfect place to live it’ll very soon become full of billionaires yachts , drug barons and the like. C’est la vie