Lew Rockwell: As the summer season approaches, many parks and entertainment venues, such as Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, are reminding patrons that they will not be allowed to use cash at their venues. Coming off the heels of nonsensical and unconstitutional lockdown measures, it seems our descent into a cashless world is still on track, and may even be ahead of schedule.
Shops, theaters, stadiums and restaurants across the country are moving to exclusively “contactless payment methods,” a term so grossly Orwellian it should raise concerns. After all, customers are still touching their platinum credit cards to pay for snacks at convenience stores. Whether using your smartphone’s Apple Pay feature or your credit card, there is nothing “contactless” about it. What is accurate about the term is its intention to make Americans scared of the person taking their food order; scared that other shoppers are nothing but potential infectious threats.
The COVID-19 fearmongering that began in early 2020 accelerated this transformation greatly. Of course, the controllers needed a carrot to dangle in front of semi-conscious Americans to make their lost freedoms an afterthought. Fear and convenience are often the two most powerful tools wielded by the state to compel submission, and the people appear to be in love with the simplicity of purely electronic payments.
Much of Atlanta has now become cashless, including major retailers and entertainment venues. The consequence of this is top-to-bottom surveillance of all financial transactions. The “doomsday scenario” is what China currently employs; a social credit system, if you will. Citizens’ chips are suddenly turned off if the Communist Party deems them “untrustworthy,” or scores are dropped at the first sight of non-compliance. Read More …
Opinion: In my opinion (here) on Elon Musk’s move to reestablish free speech I said this:
Assessment: Did Elon Musk single-handedly save Free Speech from the likes of Barack Obama and his sycophants? I think he did, and plan to rejoin Twitter for as long as free speech lasts …
For as long as it lasts. Here’s why:
Article: Think of the optics here: anybody who openly criticizes government on social media could be punished financially. Your score could be docked for engaging in “disinformation,” which is, of course, anything the government decides is disinformation. It is effectively total control over your pocketbook. The elites have been aiming to eliminate hand-to-hand cash for decades, as it will allow them to monitor, control and tax every transaction.
And that’s the part that even Elon has no control over, and that is why the push for the digital dollar/social credit score will likely become frantic over the coming year.
What is fascinating here is that two prophecies are in view that will help form the platform of the final dictator, Antichrist:
- “The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.” Daniel 7:23
Daniel’s 4th beast is the Revived Roman Empire that will be ruled by Antichrist. Once the beast empire is established, complete control over digital money will be rather simple.
2. “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
The Chinese have the digital yuan and the social credit score up and running. On March 9, 2022 President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring the government to assess the risks and benefits of creating a digital dollar in 6 months.
And Joe Biden is not alone:
The IMF Is Firmly On Board For Central Bank Digital Currencies
Like vaccine passports and digital identity schemes, there has been zero public debate over central bank digital currencies as they are rolled out around the world. All global banking institutions like the IMF, World Bank and the Bank for International Settlements, are pushing as hard as they can.
The move towards central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) “is gaining momentum, driven by the ingenuity of Central Banks.” read more
Once CBDC’s are in place, even Elon Musk will be powerless:
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4