The War On Cash: Japan To Use Fingerprint Currency for 2020 Olympics
Putting a happy public relations twist on a tyrannical move in the War On Cash, Japan plans to use a fingerprint identification system for purchases at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The ability of lowlife public relations flacks to twist proposals like this one with Draconian, New World Order motives behind them into cotton candy pleasantries never ceases to amaze. The official word is:
The fingerprint transactions will increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards.
Isn’t that nice of them to care about our security so much? How quickly people forget Ben Franklin’s warning about people who would trade a little liberty for a little security.
Over 300 merchants have signed up and that number is expected to increase as the 2020 Olympics approach. Japan admits that usage data about all of the transactions will be collected on a server.
What isn’t discussed is the huge treat to freedom this presents. The move to establish a cashless society is an ongoing effort by world governments to catalogue and monitor every purchase and every transaction people make.
Some possible abuses of such a system: Bought a tiramisu for dinner? A 10% obesity tax will be automatically deducted from your account. Oh, and the GPS chip (being phased in by companies like Progressive) in your car told us you drove 10,001 miles this year. We only allow 10,000 miles because of the new global carbon tax, so we will go ahead and automatically deduct the $1,500 you owe from your electronic account.
It will be the death of privacy and the institution of a Big Brother so intrusive Orwell himself would have a hard time grasping it. The result of a cashless system will be corporate banks and big government having authority over every single transaction one makes. It is a truly frightening proposal, the likes of which the world has never seen.
Recently, the U.S. made its own move in the War on Cash by proposing the elimination of the $100 bill via one of their marionettes at the Washington Post.
If you think the U.S. wouldn’t take money from people who need it, a recent CNBC article may change your mind. CNBC reported on how the U.S. is already fond of civil forfeiture.
The U.S. government is becoming very fond of seizing money from citizens first and asking questions later via “civil forfeiture.” Amazingly, the government is permitted by law to do this even if it is only government staff members who have a suspicion, not proof, of wrongdoing. By seizing a citizen’s or a firm’s money, the victim/defendant has almost no choice but to settle.
In a society where all cash is electronic there would be nothing to stop the government from deducting from people’s accounts whenever they feel like it.
When a milquetoast legacy media outlet like CNBC closes their article on a proposed cashless society by alerting people to the risks to freedom, eyebrows should definitely be raised.
Imagine a future in which soon, a government staff member could suspect an individual of some misconduct, or perhaps deem that person’s politics or speech unacceptable. It would take just a few keystrokes to order all financial institutions to decline any withdrawal or payment from that individual and to transfer any deposits or payments of that person to the government, or at least freeze any access to funds. Perhaps this would need to be reviewed by a secret court that would approve 99.7 percent of all requests, but would provide a veneer of due process. It is fair to think that the targeted individual might starve to death. This could be insured by cutting off access to the payment system of anyone suspected of helping the targeted individual.
This nightmare may be here sooner than we think. Japan is moving towards the fingerprint model to be tested as soon as 2020. The U.S. has been moving towards an RFID chip model for over a decade, a system in which the chip would eventually be implanted into everyone’s hand. All identification, money and records will be on the RFID chip. This RFID chip is already in passports and will soon be in Driver’s Licenses as it is phased in.
Since only around 5% or less all of financial transactions are done with cash anyway, totally eliminating cash is about nothing more than bringing on authoritarian control. The populace continues to be either sound asleep or totally resigned to pushing back. The countdown to complete economic enslavement continues.
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