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(en) Czech, afed - A3: Covid, profits and power [machine translation]

Date Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:13:51 +0300

Are they a threat to the veil of freedom, or rather a desire for profit and total control of the population? Download, print and distribute the September issue of the A3 wall newspaper! ---- There are people who are outraged that they should wear a vevid-19 in public transport at the time of the spread of the disease, and they see a threat to their personal freedom behind it. It is true that regulations on safeguards and their implementation are quite chaotic and often not very systematic. On the other hand, elementary protection is a manifestation of everyone's responsibility both to themselves and to the people around them. But when the capitalist lessons pour into your head for 30 years about the fact that everyone should look only at themselves and not look at others, because the stronger and more ruthless ones win, then it is no wonder that some people fall into this delusion and have trouble taking on travel by bus or train veil. Fortunately, not everyone fell for this ideological massage, and on the contrary, with the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, there was a huge potential for solidarity,

On the example of the mining company OKD, we could see how some companies treat their employees and do not hesitate to endanger them with disease. Profits are profits after all. American billionaires, for example, could talk about this. While the United States, despite its president's daily idiocy, ranks among the most affected countries for coronavirus infection, with 11 million jobs lost since February, the total wealth of the 400 richest Americans has risen eight percent year-on-year.

Yes, we are all on the same ship. So while millions are in the hold, the elite handful are having fun in first class and the others are just laughing. So if he reflects them at all when calculating his profits.

Covid-19 has even become a new pretext for strengthening repressive apparatus in various parts of the world. Some countries argue that when tracking the movement of people infected with coronavirus (so-called tracing), they will use tracking devices, which include a facial recognition system.

Such a tool for strengthening control of the population is now also being purchased by the Police of the Czech Republic. Each of us will be identifiable not only by our face, but also by walking, and we can get into the viewfinder, even if the phyngeal software judges that our faces express unwanted emotions.

The domestic supplier boasts on that occasion how it has already supplied such a system to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain. That some new democratic axis of good, which certainly does not abuse the system in any way? After all, according to official propaganda, it is supposed to protect us from terrorists, criminals and almost humanitarian assistance in tracing. It is not strange that the restriction of human freedom is sold wonder not as the highest good for man.

But if you are not a complete boarder, you can easily put two and two together. Why do police forces take so much video material from various demonstrations? Why don't they like it so much when someone defies their desire for an ID card at these events? This will then give you an argument that you are similar to the person you are looking for. And everyone around you is similar to the person anyway, and it doesn't matter if she is a protester, a pensioner or a teenager. And the digital personal recognition system will be abused in the same way. The police thus want to have an overview of all those who stand in the way of the current capitalist order. And this is a wet dream of all the defenders of the existing order around the world - from Saudi Arabia through the USA and China to Russia, Belarus and the Czech Republic.

Although a London court recently ruled that the use of facial recognition software is illegal, it will be enough to create one moral panic after some unfortunate event, and it may not be as early as 9/11 in the United States, and the path to consolidating total control is certainly finds.

It must be remembered that the powerful of this state and all the states in the world do not care what happens to ordinary people and how they live. They are primarily concerned with protecting capital and consolidating their own power. They suppress any protest that could really disrupt the "order" they maintain by various means (the violent ones are still very popular). It doesn't bother them much that people are dying of covid-19 and other illnesses or that they are in a debt trap and ending up on the streets, mainly that year-on-year profits are growing and are tools for recognizing, controlling and pacifying those below.

Big brother is watching you!

A3 (September 2020) to download HERE .
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The A3 wall newspaper is published by the Anarchist Federation every month. They are intended mainly for dissemination through stickers in the streets or posting in workplaces and schools.

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