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The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge. ~ Aristotle
Are we living in the end times? Are we experiencing World War III? Or are we the pawns being used in the greatest biotechnological warfare humanity has ever experienced?
The world as we know it has changed by forceful, deliberate, and calculated mutation. Modern-day slavery is met with concentration camps for those who dissent, the removal of [financial] inclusion in society, and forced poverty for non-compliance. The preferred weapon of choice? Technology.
Hit Em Where It Hurts!
The centralized financial systems have evolved from a paper-based data collection model to more advanced and efficient ones. Digital identification card systems, integrated with banking systems, healthcare systems, transit systems, insurance systems, employment systems, and social media platforms, controlled by Big Tech, and Governments, make it easier to control the citizenry, what they do and how they think. This is the power and dangers of KYC and centralization.
History would show when the citizenry dissented from a government and protested, they were met with violence; however, it did not stop the protests. Instead, governments quickly changed their approach and used technology to target and identify dissidents through facial recognition, social media and other forms of surveillance, froze their bank accounts, and the assets of those who may have supported them, and disrupted their lives and livelihood. The Hong Kong and Canadian Freedom Convoy protests are perfect examples.
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are digitized versions of a government’s FIAT currency. They are issued by the government and give them greater control than physical FIAT due to the nature of digital currencies.
- they can be tracked and traced much easier
- all transactions are recorded (inflows and outflows; where you spend it, how much you spend, who you transact with, and the values of the transactions)
- the government or banks can block transactions and your CBDC wallet at anytime
CBDCs are not permissionless, borderless, immutable, private, free from discrimination or victimization, and are even more dangerous when combined with digital ID systems.
For example, China’s Digital Yuan is integrated with its social credit scoring and hukou systems and comes with expiration dates to encourage users to spend it quickly when the economy needs a jumps start.
According to the Atlantic Council CBDC Tracker, 87 countries are adopting central bank digital currencies. These countries combined represent more than 90% of the global GDP.
Governments and Banks understand the benefits of CBDCs and are integrating them with digital ID. It is power at their fingertips which will be packaged and sold to their citizenry using the usual modus operandi:
- it is for your safety and security
- it is for your convenience
- it is for adapting to a digital world and keeping up with technology
The aim of CBDCs is not to empower you with better money but to give governments more control.
Did you know in February 2022, Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) released a new report, “Advancing Digital Agency: The Power of Data Intermediaries,” which lays out their plans for the creation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a fusion of the “physical, digital and biological world?”
The Internet of Bodies, or IoB, is actually an ecosystem. It’s a bunch of devices that are connected to the Internet that contain software and that either collect personal health data about you or can alter the body’s function. We think of the Internet of Bodies as this collection of all these devices, as well as all the data that the devices are gathering about you.
Many Central Banks across the world have spearheaded Digital IDs. The current system of control is a debt-based system of slavery. We are now in a transition to a new and improved digitized system of control – A digital panopticon intended to augment humanity.
“Canada’s banks are perfectly situated to help lead the creation of a federated digital ID system between government and the private sector. The World Economic Forum agrees.” ~ Neil Parmenter President & CEO Canadian Bankers Association
If you dissent, Canada and all banks are ideally situated to switch off your money and access to society. Digital ID and CBDCs make this whole process much easier.
One of the main ingredients for Digital ID and CBDCs to work is KYC (Know Your Customer). KYC is the route to mass surveillance, not mass adoption!
1. Kills Privacy
2. Kills Economy
3. Kills Innovation
4. Kills People
5. Kills Freedom
I Have Nothing to Hide
Do you really have nothing to hide? If so, please comment the passwords for all of your email addresses below and remove all of the curtains from your house. You probably would not do any of those because privacy is your right, and security enables you to protect that which is private.
You put a lock on your gate, cameras around your house and security doors on entrances to secure your home from potential intruders. You put blinds or curtains over your windows to keep what is inside private. So why compromise your digital privacy and security for convenience?
Why enable and strengthen Big Tech and Governmental surveillance and censorship by stating, “I have nothing to hide,” and complying with their evasive, abusive, and totalitarian measures?
- Do you believe that privacy and security are human rights?
- Do you believe that you should be the one to share certain information with whom you choose?
- Do you believe that you should have control over your finances?
- Do you believe that all of your financial transactions should be tracked and traced?
- Do you believe that a government should have the power to disconnect you from society as they please?
Think about your responses to these questions. Now ask yourself, do you have anything to hide?
If we are not able to ask skeptical questions [of scientists], to interrogate those who tell us something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we’re up for grabs for the next charlatan, political or religious, who comes ambling along. ~ Carl Sagan, 1996
Disconnect from the Matrix
Some have awakened and disconnected from the matrix of centralization and the traditional financial systems, have started taking their privacy and security more seriously, and moved part of their financial portfolio into decentralized alternatives. However, these come at a cost, i.e., knowledge, dedication, and action.
Unfortunately, the majority have not taken the time to understand the tools available to them in times of tyranny and how to use cryptocurrencies like bitcoin securely or the privacy-by-default alternatives that exist.
An example of this is the freezing of bitcoin donations and donations provided by crowdfunding platforms to the Canadian Freedom Convoy.
On February 16th 2022, the Canadian RCMP sent out a blacklist notice to regulated Canadian bitcoin companies mandating them to report any activity from several bitcoin addresses connected to the Canadian Freedom Convoy, including the HonkHonkHodl fundraiser address.
Even more interesting is that Canadian regulators are demanding that cryptocurrency exchanges not promote self-custodial wallets.
They are also investigating the CEOs of two major cryptocurrency exchanges who recommended self-custody wallets, stating that their recommendation violates sanctions to quell the trucker protest.
According to the Bank of England,
A digital currency could make payments faster, cheaper and safer, but also opens up new technological possibilities, including programming: effectively allowing a party in a transaction, such as the state or an employer, to control how the money is spent by the recipient.
In the United States, the FBI is launching a national cryptocurrency unit for blockchain analysis and virtual asset seizure.
What does this tell you? Governments, regulators, and banks understand the power decentralization puts in the hands of the people.
No matter where you live in the world, tyranny can occur. Unfortunately, tyranny has been occurring and will continue to occur. While you may not be able to stop it, you can obtain the knowledge, skills, tools and resources to protect yourself, your rights, and your finances effectively. Check out our courses to get started.
Freedom will be measured in privacy. The opposite of privacy is surveillance. Surveillance’s only goal is to control. Ergo, privacy is a necessary condition for freedom.
Everyone has three lives:
- A public life
- A private life
- A secret life
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