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How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control 

 

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/venezuela-zte/

 

 

 

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As part of a $70 million government effort to bolster “national security,” Venezuela last year hired ZTE to build a fatherland database and create a mobile payment system for use with the card, according to contracts reviewed by Reuters. A team of ZTE employees is now embedded in a special unit within Cantv, the Venezuelan state telecommunications company that manages the database, according to four current and former Cantv employees.

 

The fatherland card is troubling some citizens and human-rights groups who believe it is a tool for Chávez’s successor, President Nicolás Maduro, to monitor the populace and allocate scarce resources to his loyalists.

 

“It’s blackmail,” Héctor Navarro, one of the founders of the ruling Socialist Party and a former minister under Chávez, said of the fatherland program. “Venezuelans with the cards now have more rights than those without.”

 

 

 

 

Revelation 13:16-18  It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead,  17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name.  18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.That is, the dragon.Or “royal headbands.”Or “language.”Or possibly, “If anyone is to be killed with the sword.”Or “spirit.”Or “a human number.”

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I just talked to a brother still over there. He said that a few months ago there was a rumor that people would need this card to buy gas, but still that hasn't happened (thankfully). He also said that most brothers don't have it, although I did not get the impression from him that this would be out of the question. He is not even 100% sure what all it is supposed to be used for, but we both agree that it's probably nothing good. 

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7 hours ago, Dages said:

Meh, the mark of the beast / RFID conspiracy looks dumb when taken literally.

 

Head and hand is about thought and action, not a physical chip.


I'd be very careful about downplaying it so casually, because the book of Revelation speaks very seriously of the issue. I mean, what if the fine print on the document signed in obtaining such a card includes swearing loyalty to Mr. Maduro or his party? What if it is directly linked to a political profile? We can not partake in an economic system that would expect this of us.

It would be wise to keep an open mind about how prophecies will play out in the end because we do not know all the details right now. The mark of the secretary's inkhorn is certainly about thought and action. But Satan's system certainly likes physical marks such as the Swastika, the hammer and sickle, etc. The common, current economic climate doesn't care about your "thought and action", so you can not have the mark of the beast according to our current understanding and still buy or work without any problems.

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On 11/20/2018 at 12:54 PM, ChocoBro said:

I'd be very careful about downplaying it so casually, because the book of Revelation speaks very seriously of the issue. I mean, what if the fine print on the document signed in obtaining such a card includes swearing loyalty to Mr. Maduro or his party? What if it is directly linked to a political profile? We can not partake in an economic system that would expect this of us.

My thought is the card could be programmed to not function unless the owner was on the voter rolls, or voted, or was in approved standing by the government. 

 

Like you said, a Witness could be arrested or detained or under surveillance and their card deactivated unless they swear allegiance to the government.  A literal fulfillment of Revelation. They could not buy or sell unless their card funct.  Their card would not function unless they support the government, which is the mark of the Beast. 

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I share the same thought as both of you Chocobro and Shawnster...

Manipulation is big and everywhere now and we must be careful and cautious not to fall in the trap, maintaining our spiritual eyes wide open, able to discern anything that may appear innocent or just a trifle to the world, but that could jeopardize our loyalty to Jehovah in the end.

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On 11/20/2018 at 6:29 PM, Dages said:

Head and hand is about thought and action, not a physical chip.

Social credit is a reality in China.  It's a way to manipulate the population to step in line with government ideals, and can reward or punish its citizens.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Guess who helped set up the Venezuelan system?

 

We already have extensive tracking in our own Western societies, which is useful for marketing atm, but could potentially be really "useful" in doing something similar to what China does.  The scripture may just be literal.  I personally think it's just a matter of time, and we'll be The Matrix 🤣.   

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