How do you catch a domestic terrorist without monitoring every person in the United States? Will the search for “bad” people be the catalyst for collecting psychological dossiers on every person in the USA?
There has been a flurry of articles swirling around China’s NEW “social credit” system that is being implemented to monitor its 1.3 billion citizens. [See documentation forthcoming in Part 3, ed.] But has the USA beaten them to the punch? Are we already using a secretly legislated and finagled system of surveillance with interventions looking for “bad” people? Of course, there is one main difference comparing the systems in both countries. China already has a known universal dossier on their citizens. They have announced they are expanding their system to “create a sincerity culture” based on an experimental scoring model utilizing rewards and punishments for “good” or “bad” behavior.
Uniquely different from Red China, but similarly sinister and unbeknown to its citizens, the United States is secretly implementing an oppressive, digital, dossier-like system on individuals. It is currently utilizing technical, psychological intervention systems in school classrooms across America. Both countries desire to create a passive, docile, compliant worker—starting with babies. [See Part 2 documentation]
I don’t think you are going to like to hear this. We already know that the IES (Institute For Educational Sciences) is collecting psychological dossiers on our children through the Common Core non-academic standards. This data-driven effort could turn out to be a more cost-effective and comprehensive monitoring system if it uses an immigration “crisis” as the rationale to collect private information – not just on immigrants, not just on children, but on ALL AMERICANS.
President Trump’s tweet about Nick Adam’s Green Card Warrior, that said Canada and Australia’s “merit based system is the way to go,” struck me like a lightning bolt. I had warned Pennsylvania parents about the dossiers that the government was collecting when I wrote a memorandum in 2014 called the “Moratorium on Data” to former Governor Corbett. [See] At that time I also shared the IES contracts for every state so that citizens could find out just how far the data collection system had been developed in their state, circa 2014. [See]
The social, emotional, and behavioral intervention and monitoring system being put in place through the Department of Education and the Department of Defense’s Intelligent Tutoring System should have parents screaming. Be sure to click on these links to see the ominous scope of this program. [Source. (Emphasis added to graphic exhibit)] [See also the “Emotionally-Sensitive Intelligent Tutoring System” at the University of Memphis’s Office of Technology Transfer]
Not only is the United States government collecting private sensitive psychological data on your children and your family, the government is also funding research to use computers to “correct” human personalities, and to adapt your children toward government-preferred attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions. Free data is being shifted to robber barons intent on destroying the minds and souls of our children. Their profit motive drives them to use unethical and illegal privacy-invading tactics. Former President Obama’s previous Executive Order unlocked data to be shared.
Meanwhile teachers are being trained to target your kids looking for “bad” behavior, and they are initiating techniques conditioning children to a collectivist mindset, inputting personal data entries daily into state computer systems. Restricted file use was expanded to 3rd party vendors, which ties data to the federal government’s freebie data warehouse. Unique national ID’s are the key to nationalizing an individual dossier on every citizen.
This is being implemented under the guise of “citizenship.” Many of you reading this will ask the question, what’s wrong with teaching children how to be “good” citizens? We don’t want our children to be “bad”! Stop! You are thinking “old school”. Your government has changed the definition of what CITIZENSHIP is. This tactic of using false and deceptive words—even giving them a new opposite meaning in order to mislead—is nudging parents to agree to principles surrounding good-sounding terms like character, grit, ethical judgment, and CITIZENSHIP when, in effect, the new meanings are based on collectivism and group thought.
Children are the guinea pigs. This agenda is all coming in through education. Our nation’s youngest are most vulnerable for exploitation. What goes on in the classroom? Do parents even know? Do you parents and citizens know how the government tests, scores, and changes your child’s attitudes and values?
According to NAEP, the National Assessment for Educational Progress overseen by the IES/National Center for Education Statistics, the research on defining standards and evaluating CITIZENSHIP is profoundly different from a parent’s definition of being a “good” citizen. When NAEP was testing attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions in the model state of Pennsylvania, via the Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) test, the contracted test maker, ETS, and behavioral scientists DECIDED what the standard criteria would be for measuring values, attitudes, beliefs, and dispositions, using a “minimum positive attitude”. The following was their definition of CITIZENSHIP—the exact opposite of what parents would be thinking:
“To assess citizenship, a behavior-referenced model incorporating elements related to the psychological notion of threshold is used. In reference to citizenship, threshold refers to that set of conditions necessary to bring about the desired responses. Thus by varying the situation and introducing conditions of reward and punishment, we are able to determine the cutoff levels at which the student will display positive behavior. In this way it is possible to assess not only the students’ predisposition to behave in a manner consistent with responsible citizenship but also to provide some measure of intensity of that predisposition across a wide spectrum of situations.” [Emphasis added]
What are the behavioral objectives for “positive behavior” according to the government? (I have the scoring.) At what point will your child’s behavior be pressured enough to change? Will your child adhere to the “conditions” of “punishment”? What is the punishment? What is the government’s desired response in settings where your child’s best friend wants him/her to do something illegal? What loyalty does your child have to their best friend? His peer group? Will she go so far as to break the law? These tests are scored to “group goals, group efforts, and group action;” their words not mine. How does your child answer? What are the repercussions if your child does NOT score a “desired” attitude? Was it deemed a behavioral weakness? Reread the definition. What business does the government have in knowing your child’s “predisposition to behave”? And how is “responsible citizenship” being defined and assessed? These tests are nothing more than a “strip search” of your child’s inner mind.
So what are the test makers testing when they say they are testing GRIT or MIND SETS?
YOU DON’T KNOW!
Many parents and teachers in Pennsylvania never saw the true meanings of what was being measured in the EQA until I filed my federal complaint against the Pennsylvania Department of Education for violating Federal law, although NAEP and big-wig behaviorists were the initiators. Twenty-five years later the new research from the Department of Defense uses behavioral psychologist BF Skinner’s oppressive reward and punishment “teaching machines” (computers) to produce “good” little conditioned robots—exactly as Skinner conditioned pigeons in his laboratory. (He “conditioned” his own daughter, too, by the way, using horrific abuse.)
So, parents, do NOT accept whatever you are told without concrete parameters. Ask questions about the definitions and scoring of non-academic Common Core standards for nice-sounding terms like ethical judgment, self efficacy, responsibility, interpersonal skills, citizenship and GRIT. Things aren’t what they seem. Parents must insist that this madness stop. The lying and manipulation must be stopped.
Unprecedented Government Surveillance and Data Collection
Looking at the total data picture, it isn’t too far of a stretch to combine the seamless system of the processes already in place for children to create a complete dossier on every American citizen. This is in addition to the psychometric personality profile that we already know is being collected at school. This is exactly how a Merit Based System for immigration could work, too, using both education and census data. The foundation for this system is already in place:
- Common Core data elements are exactly the same in 50 states.
- Data is collected “womb to workplace.”
- Common Core mandates that every child meet every standard… exactly the same proficiency.
- Every child and teacher are given a national unique ID.
The state longitudinal data system (SLDS) starts with pre-natal to age 21. P-20 includes universal day care (Common Core for tots) into college (school to work aligned to workforce industry clusters). The system follows the individual into the workforce and aligns their wages to the cost benefit or loss, determining the worth (“human capital”) of that individual to the economy.
Subjectively scored social, emotional, and behavioral Common Core non-academic data is collected on children, tracked, and trafficked to 3rd party vendors, to research and develop perfected curricula and software to be used as interventions. FERPA, Family Education Rights in Privacy Act, was weakened with an OBAMA Executive Order 12866 that allowed Data Sharing agreements to align curricula with Common Core standards.
Local data collected by your teachers are digitized and automatically sent into the state student longitudinal data system that connects to the federal Common Core of Data lodged in the federal data warehouse and funded by the IES.
Teachers are coached in CHILD FIND, which are tactics carried out by Special Education teams looking for “BAD” children dubbed “emotionally disturbed”—the new definition identifying normal children with having a disability for not meeting government-prescribed social, emotional, and behavioral standards. Your children are being diagnosed free from clinical disorder, yet they are being targeted for personality change. Why is this?
Computer Adaptive Tutoring is validated software used to change personalities. It guides your child through a network of linear and circular labyrinths that end with inculcating the government-approved values, beliefs, and dispositions.
Recycling (remediating) children through these feedback loops in the system is constant. There are continual 3-tier psychological interventions performed in the classroom by teachers coached through training, called fidelity (Special Ed cadres). This means teachers are forced to perform perfectly, using teaching techniques from a SCRIPT, to be sure these “disabled” normal children meet government Common Core psychological standards. This is an onerous behavioral system of control. Teachers receive IMMEDIATE feedback on where the child has weaknesses. CONTROLLING the teachers is a must—the non-compliant teachers are weeded out. The IES develops algorithms to cross reference and diagnose the teacher or the child that needs remediated.
Validated “model” curriculum and tests assessing the worth of “human property”, measured in individual cost effectiveness to the economy, are used by teachers, who immediately use a feedback control loop to correct deficiencies in student whole-child make-up. (Example: head, heart, hand… beliefs, feelings/emotions, behavior… think, feel, act… robot compliant child… but very well-behaved).
ESSA expands mandates called “direct student services” carried out by IDEA (special education services definition in ESSA) to identify all “disabled” children and direct those services to children in any public, charter, private or religious school. (New mental health behavioral definitions allow schools to bill for mental health. MEDICAID is set up at school for Common Core psychological services which will expand into home and family case management.) Medicaid is FREE money from the federal government for schools to identify MORE and MORE “disabled” normal children who need government intervention.
“Meaningful public school choice” (legislated in ESSA and further being expanded by President Trump and Secretary DeVos’s agenda) is Title I CHOICE funding. The new definition of “poor” is all children under the watchful eye of federal financial assistance that “follows the child.” Choice stipends identify the child and direct interventions towards the government Common Core standards of attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions—mandating that ANY AND EVERY school use these federal guidelines. Everyone is a number.
NAEP combines demographic and “psychological IES education data” into the new national census, no more door to door. All citizens in the United Sates are identified, tracked, and trafficked in data mining escapades from school to workforce into retirement. This progressive system will have every persons’ psychometric dossier in 15 years or much less. No Child Will Be Left Behind and Every Student Will Succeed… into adulthood with this government blueprint.
Everything is moving toward the government monitoring each and every individual citizen… and implementing individual continuous brain cleansing. And eventually that means you and your family.
The Trip Down TSA Memory Lane—Looking For “BAD” People
Ahhhh… The Patriot Act… Yes. Let’s connect the links.
After 9/11, finding terrorists coming into the United States had become a top priority. Finding the terrorist amongst us has made Americans leery about exactly WHO were our neighbors living American lives yet sworn to killing American lives. The search had turned from looking for bad things to looking for BAD people. What began as TSA searching of what airline passengers could carry onto planes changed to searching for how airline passengers would behave OR ACT.
“The incorporation of the ‘human factor’ in U.S. airport security is overdue,” Ron said. “In other terms, instead of just looking for bad items, we need to look for BAD people.” [Source. Emphasis added.]
Tomorrow, what would “bad” mean? The more headlines of bad actions that people have done, the criticism of BAD begins to be developed into more specific parameters, including involving moving into a person’s mental health state.
For example, the pilot who deliberately flew a Lufthansa plane into the mountains in France left CEO’s speechless. Was it deliberate? Was the man bad, evil, or mentally unstable?
“A recovery crew works among debris of Germanwings Flight 9525 at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, on Friday, April 3. The crash killed all 150 people aboard and has raised questions about the co-pilot’s mental state.” [Source]
The term “bad” people would eventually have to be defined. Who would determine what was going to be bad. Today, it is a terrorist. Tomorrow, when your child is born, a DNA test will identify an “aggressive” gene. This is food for thought when the government does brain research and develops “interventions and strategies,” digging deep into genetic markers that can be used in the future against its citizens. This is the danger of personal data in the hands of government—when decisions are being made about you, which you have NO control over. When FERPA was weakened, biometric markers were included in the definition of what data could be shared. Is your child predisposed to a criminal or aggressive gene? Researchers are already predicting 3 year olds future problems. Ask: who has access to this data? [Source]
Could killing sprees like the Pulse gay nightclub or the Colorado movie theater killer be used to prompt the government to identify “bad” individuals with an “aggressive” gene? Remember that Adam Lanza, who allegedly killed the 22 people in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, has had his DNA researched by the CDC looking for an “evil gene”. So what happens if science can detect an “evil gene”? Will the National Security Agency be looking for “bad people” from blood types in personal records? In Obamacare records? A blood test is always done at birth. What happens next? Minority Report the movie comes to mind… determined at birth, fixed for life. Due process also comes to mind. Can you be prosecuted for something that you have not done? Do we have a Constitution, or not?
A Patriot Act of 2001 Linking Data To Education
The USA Patriot Act of 2001 amended the 1994 NESA (National Electronic Security Alliance) by permitting the Attorney General to petition a judge for an ex parte order requiring the Secretary of the Department of Education to provide NCES (National Center on Education Statistics) data that are identified as relevant to an authorized investigation or prosecution of an offense concerning national or international terrorism to the Attorney General. Any data obtained by the Attorney General for these purposes must be treated as confidential information “consistent with such guidelines as the Attorney General, after consultation with the Secretary, shall issue to protect confidentiality.” This amendment was incorporated into the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) authorizing the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to collect and disseminate information about education in the United States.
You do remember the IES—that data-hungry beast that all of the educational state longitudinal data systems are linked to in every state. Remember: “confidential” does not mean “anonymous”. They have it and they share it.
Will President Trump Issue Citizenship Tests For All Citizens?
A couple weeks ago President Trump praised a new book out called Green Card Warrior that explains the Canadian and Australian merit based immigration system.
President Trump’s tweet:
“Nick Adams new book, Green Card Warrior, is a must read. The merit-based system is the way to go. Canada, Australia!” [Source]
According to Adams, the merit-based system is a common sense approach that emphasizes patriotism and traditional values.
“We are basically saying that this is our country. We are going to determine who comes to this country and the circumstances under which they come. We want to make it really, really easy for good people to come and impossible for bad people to come,” he said.
Well, okay. How do you determine who already is in the United States that might be a BAD person? Defining patriotism, traditional values, or a good citizen now becomes a real challenge.
But the clear indication is that the National Counterterrorism Center already has the individual data monitoring system underway for quite some time.
In December of 2012 there was a clash between counterterrorism with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice for the government dragnet sweeping up millions of records about U.S. Citizens. Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan stated that the National CounterTerrorism Center was examining US citizens for possible criminal behavior even if there was no reason to suspect them. [Source: “US Terror Agency to Tap Citizens Files,” Julia Anglin, 12-13-2012]
John Brennan, the former President’s chief counterterrorism advisor, recommended that Attorney General Holder sign the new guidelines even though the issues surrounding the “sea of change” that Callahan and others had addressed as being illegal. One of the biggest concerns was that innocent people could inadvertently be targeted.
Well, who knew. President Trump has unearthed some of these nefarious detections. Ms. Callahan resigned from her position, as well as the Department of Justice member who was outright against this move by the former Attorney General and the Obama administration expansion.
We can thank whistleblower, Edward Snowden, for unleashing the government’s mass surveillance system which turned out to be a treasure trove of personal data that explained how telecommunication entities had backdoors spying on American citizens.
So, in merging the counterterrorism data with IES social, emotional, and behavioral data, it appears that the United States has gone way beyond just a little data collection. A complete dossier of not only census, demographic, and financial data, but data on where you shop, what books you read or movies you watch, what you eat, where you play or work, who you call on the phone, what you post on Facebook, Google, Twitter, AND… also the social, emotional, and behavioral data from educational records… looks like a psychometric dossier to me. When the USA looks in the mirror, does it see Red China in its future?
Red China ‘Takes Names and Keeps Score’ On Citizen Dossiers
Peering into the not-so-distant future we can look at the blatantly advertised Social Credit/Merit Based System which began in China in 2014. The question that must be asked, “Will American profiles be analyzed as a ‘character score, reputation score, or known traveler’ based on someone else’s opinion about their personalities, using immigration as a basis for surveillance?” Is terrorism being used as a ploy to get personal psychological information to control ALL of its citizens? Are both immigration and education the mechanisms (manufactured crises?) to identify every person with a unique national ID living in the United States?
China Publicly Stating What The United States Has Been Producing On Every Child. Your action is needed.
I have listed the past 2-3 years of articles* about China’s new Character Score/Merit Based System. Their “citizenship” test very much resembles the direction of the United States data collection. After reading through the following descriptions of China’s new/old monitoring/punishment data collection on its citizens, you should reflect on our new education data system under the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, FERPA, and the IES.
Please bombard your legislators for an immediate investigation on the US Department of Education and the illegal maneuvering of the ESSA legislation. The following issues must be addressed:
- STOP the collection of personally identifiable information including data collected on your children in your local school district; STOP the interventions carried out by IDEA (special education) in personalities including the areas of attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions:
- Revamp the Family Education Rights In Privacy Act, FERPA, that was weakened by an Executive Order 12866 under former President Obama, that now allows personally identifiable information to be released to outside contractors;
- Dissolve the state longitudinal data systems that collects individual, personal information in all 50 states; eliminate all unique national ID’s;
- Legislate privacy protections and initiate due process to children for profound violations under the 1st Amendment protections and rights, which guarantees “right of conscience” and the 4th Amendment, “to be secure in their persons.”
- De-fund the IES/NCES database which collects complete psychometric dossiers on our citizens.
If we do not STOP the invasion of privacy, the data collection, and the purging of the American mind, the RED CHINA system explained below could be your future and the future of your children.
NOTES: CHINA’S MERIT BASED CITIZENSHIP SYSTEM
On June 14, 2014, Communist China’s “State Council” issued a “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System (2014-2020)” which states in part:
“A social credit system is an important component part of the Socialist market economy system and the social governance system.… its inherent requirements are establishing the idea of an sincerity culture…, it uses encouragement to keep trust and constraints against breaking trust as incentive mechanisms, and its objective is raising the honest mentality and credit levels of the entire society.
“Accelerating the construction of a social credit system is an important basis for comprehensively implementing the scientific development view and building a harmonious Socialist society, it is an important method to perfect the Socialist market economy system, accelerating and innovating social governance, and it has an important significance for strengthening the sincerity consciousness of the members of society, forging a desirable credit environment, raising the overall competitiveness of the country and stimulating the development of society and the progress of civilization.” [From a translation by Rogier Creemers, who studies Chinese media policy and political change at the University of Oxford, of Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System (2014-2020). Emphasis added.]
“Inside China’s plan to give every citizen a character score”
“Where you go, what you buy, who you know, how many points are on your driving license, how your pupils rate you. These are just a few of the measures which the Chinese government plans to use to give scores to all its citizens.
“China’s Social Credit System (SCS) will come up with these ratings by linking up personal data held by banks, e-commerce sites and social media. The scores will serve not just to indicate an individual’s credit risk, but could be used by potential landlords, employers and even romantic partners to gauge an individual’s character.
“It isn’t just about financial creditworthiness,” says Rogier Creemers, who studies Chinese media policy and political change at the University of Oxford. “All that behaviour will be integrated into one comprehensive assessment of you as a person, which will then be used to make you eligible or ineligible for certain jobs, or social services.”
“Construction of the SCS is already well under way. In June this year, the government announced that every organisation in China – companies, NGOs and government bodies – would be given a unique identification number to facilitate the monitoring of their activities.” [Emphasis added]
On November 22, 2015 the LA Times changed its headline that read,
“Taking Names, Keeping Score,” by Julie Makinen. It was changed to,
“China Prepares To Rank Citizens on ‘social credit’” Notice that the original title “Taking Names, Keeping Score” is now back, and the subtitle reads “China plans to rank its 1.3 billion citizens in a Social Credit System” [Source] Read the retitled article “China prepares to rank its citizens on ‘social credit’.” [Source]
“Although many details remain unclear, the Social Credit System will essentially be a 21st century update of China’s long-standing secret personnel file system.
“For decades, the government kept these files, called dang’an, on hundreds of millions of urban residents, logging their performance at school and work, but also at times recording information that might raise questions about their political leanings, such as whether they had “foreign friends” or read certain books. Cadres could consult these files when hiring new workers and granting benefits, but no one was supposed to see his or her own file, which was typically housed in one’s state-assigned work unit.
“Chen may avoid many modern conveniences, but hundreds of millions of other Chinese have happily adapted. That’s allowed companies like Alibaba to harness copious amounts of personal data to develop credit scores, which Chinese authorities envision incorporating into a Social Credit Score.
“Using data on its customers’ payment history, net worth, network of friends and associates, educational and professional history and consumption habits, Alibaba now assigns customers credit scores ranging from 350 to 950, with a rating above 700 considered excellent.
Alibaba encourages customers to share those scores; users can even add them to their online dating profiles to boost their appeal to potential mates. And the company has started to offer customers with scores above 750 perks such as rental car or hotel room bookings without a cash deposit. The company’s cooperation with the government is clear from offers such as a recent promotion that allowed top scorers access to an express security screening lane at Beijing’s main airport.” [Emphasis added]
“China To Use Big Data To Rate Citizens In New ‘Social Credit System’” [Source: 4/28/15]
“But, How good a citizen are you? China hopes to answer that question for every one of its citizens with a numerical rating system based on their financial standing, criminal record and social media behavior. A new translation of the government’s plans for a so-called social credit system sheds light on how China aims to utilize “Big Data” to hold all citizens accountable for financial decisions as well as moral choices.”
“China To Use Big Data To Rate Citizens In New “‘Social Credit System’”
“China Is Building The Mother Of All Reputation Systems To Monitor Citizen Behavior:
China’s proposal is like a credit score that could encompass your entire life, from work performance to Internet activity.” [Source]
“The problem is such systems can quickly become coercive or directive—a way for the government to introduce norms of behavior and then punish people who don’t follow along. The document discusses the possibility of punishing bad behavior, for example, by restricting access to social housing.”
“On the one hand, this credit system is the institution of commonsensical rules for market behavior. On the other hand, it’s a control tool,” says Creemers. “The Party sets out a way of behaving, then it makes that way of behavior rational. You take away the ability for people to decide on what they think is good and you take away their choice of living a different lifestyle.”
“In China, Your Credit Score Is Now Affected By Your Political Opinions – And Your Friends’ Political Opinions” [Source]
“China introduced a universal credit score, where everybody is measured as a number between 350 and 950. But this credit score isn’t just affected by how well you manage credit – it also reflects how well your political opinions are in line with Chinese official opinions, and whether your friends’ are, too.
“This Chinese credit score, which seemed innocent at first, was introduced this summer. More precisely, it was introduced by Alibaba and Tencent, China’s IT giants who run the Chinese equivalents of all social networks, and who therefore have any and all data about you. People can download an app named “Sesame Credit” from the Alibaba network, and the score has become something of a bragging contest, being interpreted as a kind of “citizen status” – and not entirely falsely so. Almost 100,000 people have posted their “status” online on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
“In theory, Sesame Credit (and its benefits) is optional. So far. For the time being. But China has already announced that it, or something very like it, will become mandatory from 2020. It has also announced that while there are benefits today for obedient people, it intends to add various sanctions for people who don’t behave, like limited Internet connectivity. Such people will also be barred from serving in certain high-status and influential positions, like government official, reporter, CEO, statistician, and similar.
“Things that will make your score deteriorate include posting political opinions without prior permission, talking about or describing a different history than the official one, or even publishing accurate up-to-date news from the Shanghai stock market collapse (which was and is embarrassing to the Chinese regime).
“The KGB and the Stasi’s method of preventing dissent from taking hold was to plant so-called agents provocateurs in the general population, people who tried to make people agree with dissent, but who actually were after arresting them as soon as they agreed with such dissent. As a result, nobody would dare agree that the government did anything bad, and this was very effective in preventing any large-scale resistance from taking hold. The Chinese way here is much more subtle, but probably more effective still.” [Emphasis added]
The results are in. What type of scenario can you think of that the United States government could be building with the collection of psychological data? You will have to make a decision of what you want this country to look like in a few years. We did not vote for a unique national ID. WE did not vote for the illegal data collection on our children. We did not vote for our American children to be conditioned and recycled to a government correct attitude or value. We didn’t ask for any of this. Yet, the world is spinning round and the American people continue to smile as this oppressive system moves forward.
(*A special thanks to Debbie Niwa for researching several reports on the China merit system.)