Will the Oklahoma Anti-RFID Bill Die? Our Loss is Their Gain
China says that RFID provides “a way for the government to control the population in the future”
Yes! The Global Repression Business Is Booming!
SIA CEO Richard Chace Schmoozing
By Kaye Beach
July 23, 2010 Updated March 1, 2011
Last year in Oklahoma the powerful lobbying organization, SIA, swooped in and demolished a bill that would have kept RFID out of our identity documents. This was a simple and well crafted bill that enjoyed bipartisan support and passed with a large majority through both houses. All it lacked to become law was the Governor’s signature. The CEO of the Security Industry Association used his considerable influence to make sure that the bill did not receive the Governor’s approval.
Here is a portion of the letter Chace sent to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
In 2011 our state legislators are offered an opportunity to make last year’s fiasco right.
HB 1399 by Rep. Paul Wesselhoft is the same bill that was passed by both houses and supported by people in Oklahoma across the political spectrum. HB 1399 is the same bill that was vetoed at the urging of Richard Chace of the Security Industry Association.
Here is a quote from Richard Chace;
“I want to thank George Orwell for having the depth and foresight to plan my career” 1998 Richard Chace, SIA
Will the people in Oklahoma get their bill that will keep the Orwell worshiping Richard Chace’s spychips off of our driver’s licenses and ID cards?
Last week I reported that HB 1399 had been assigned to the Public Safety Committee. On Wed. Feb 23rd we learned that Rep Tibbs and Rep. Steve Martin decided not to hear the bill.
Richard Chace is very proud of his accomplishments. Killing our bill last session is listed prominently among the many of them. Take a look
Meanwhile China uses the latest technology, courtesy of the US, to keep control of the population.
China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People
August 12, 2007
“Data on the chip will include not just the citizen’s name and address but also work history, educational background, religion, ethnicity, police record, medical insurance status and landlord’s phone number. Even personal reproductive history will be included, for enforcement of China’s controversial “one child” policy. Plans are being studied to add credit histories, subway travel payments and small purchases charged to the car The New York Times
“. . .that is a way for the government to control the population in the future”
–Michael Lin, the vice president for investor relations at China Public Security Technology
The Chinese are at least honest about what purpose this technology serves. Control. And so far, it’s working beautifully!
SIA CEO Richard Chace writes;
China has been on an economic growth spurt for the past two decades. In the past decade, bilateral trade between China and the United States has grown by a factor of five. In the past five years, since joining the World Trade Organization China has become a world economic power. At the end of 2006, a delegation of U.S. cabinet members, headed by Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, participated in the first meeting of Strategic Economic Dialogue with China to focus on China’s further integration into the global economy
The SIA’s China Security Market Report
Chace has a decidedly MLM flair in his salesmanship. But I should not demean multi level marketers. How many of them are hawking the means to control a population to communist countries?
“The China Security Market Report provides a blueprint for business success!”
Developed by The Security Industry Association (SIA) to guide companies looking to enter this high growth market and offering valuable information for companies already in China, SIA’s China Security Market Report contains the most comprehensive information collected on China’s security market and the forces influencing its growth.
Both at home and abroad, unremarkably, the SIA’s bottom line is money.
During the past year, SIA has spent a great deal of time exploring prospects for security investment in China. SIA has developed a relationship with the Chinese Security and Protection Industry Association (CSPIA) for the exchange of information and facilitation of business.
Richard W. Chace
CEO and Executive Director
Security Industry Association
The SIA is very involved in helping their members connect with and sell to the Chinese government. That these “security” products are being used by the repressive regime to better control the people of China doesn’t seem to present any ethical problems at all to Mr. Chace or the SIA.
It is illegal (not to mention immoral) to sell a host of items that can be used for repression to the Chinese government.
Following the 1989 military assault on demonstrators by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Tiananmen Square, the U.S. Government imposed constraints on the export to the PRC of certain items on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Section 902(a)(4) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY 1990-1991
Here is an excerpt from The All Seeing Eye of China;
“With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export”
Chinese citizens will be watched around the clock through networked CCTV cameras and remote monitoring of computers. They will be listened to on their phone calls, monitored by digital voice recognition technologies.
Their Internet access will be aggressively limited through the country’s notorious system of online controls known as the “Great Firewall.”
Their movements will be tracked through national ID cards with scannable computer chips and photos that are instantly uploaded to police databases and linked to their holder’s personal data.
This is the most important element of all: linking all these tools together in a massive, searchable database of names, photos, residency information, work history and biometric data.
When Golden Shield is finished, there will be a photo in those databases for every person in China: 1.3 billion faces
[. . .]Like everything else assembled in China with American parts,
Police State 2.0 is ready for export to a neighborhood near you.
—Naomi Kline “China’s All Seeing Eye”
Anyone who has been following the growing surveillance state in the US will instantly recognize that the same systems described for China are being implemented here in the US also.
Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot.
Even as the US provides China with the technological tools for tyranny, it still feels obligated to chastise the country for the poor treatment of its citizens.
In March 2010 the Chinese, bristling in response to the US State Department’ s release of a report on China’s human rights abuses, decides to release their own report detailing human rights abuses in the US.
Here is a sample of what is contained in China’s report;
While advocating “freedom of speech,” “freedom of the press” and “Internet freedom,” the US government unscrupulously monitors and restricts the citizens’ rights to freedom when it comes to its own interests and needs.
The US citizens’ freedom to access and distribute information is under strict supervision. According to media reports, the US National Security Agency (NSA) started installing specialized eavesdropping equipment around the country to wiretap calls, faxes, and emails and collect domestic communications as early as 2001. The wiretapping programs was originally targeted at Arab-Americans, but soon grew to include other Americans.
The so-called “freedom of the press” of the United States was in fact completely subordinate to its national interests, and was manipulated by the US government. According to media reports, the US government and the Pentagon had recruited a number of former military officers to become TV and radio news commentators to give “positive comments” and analysis as “military experts” for the US war in Iraq and Afghanistan, in order to guide public opinions, glorify the wars, and gain public support of its anti-terrorism ideology (The New York Times, April 20, 2009).
After a lengthy detailing of human rights violations perpetrated by the US government with all instances sourced by either official reports or news articles, China’s Information Office of the State Council ends the report by stating;
The above-mentioned facts show that the United States not only has a bad domestic human rights record, but also is a major source of many human rights disasters around the world. For a long time, it has placed itself above other countries, considered itself “world human rights police” and ignored its own serious human rights problems. It releases Country Reports on Human Rights Practices year after year to accuse other countries and takes human rights as a political instrument to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, defame other nations’ image and seek its own strategic interests. This fully exposes its double standards on the human rights issue, and has inevitably drawn resolute opposition and strong denouncement from world people. At a time when the world is suffering a serious human rights disaster caused by the US subprime crisis-induced global financial crisis, the US government still ignores its own serious human rights problems but revels in accusing other countries. It is really a pity.
The SIA issues market reports for a host of countries to help investors take advantage of the demand for high tech population management tools or other security systems.
Richard Chace, in his plea for Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to veto a bill that would have prohibited RFID tech from being used in drivers licenses and ID cards, assures him that the SIA takes the protection of our privacy very seriously.
We may not buy it, but governments the world over certainly are.