Cashless Society Coming Soon to a Store Near You!
The agenda to eliminate cash is real and it's coming to a store near you. The perils of a cashless society make the valueless currency system we have now appear a panacea. Already many must pay extra fees in order to pay their bills in cash. The day is not so far off when even going to the store for a soda will be an entirely electronic transaction. There will be no buying and selling permitted that is not electronic.
As things stand today if there is a problem with a person's credit card/PIN card they can always pay the bill in cash, or can they?
It was my recent experience while travelling in one of my favourite cities that having cash was not enough to buy food at the market of my choice. I came across what looked like quite a nice supermarket on a street I had never ridden my bike down before and decided to buy some food for breakfast the next day. When I entered what I saw was perhaps the nicest selection and quality of food I had ever seen in the city of Amsterdam, excepting one organic open market (only open Saturdays.) I proceeded to do my shopping with great joy, looking forward to sampling the beautiful organic products on sale. Awaiting me at the counter however was a shock, cash is not accepted at this store. I would have to pay for my food electronically if I wanted it. Normally on principle I would not have bought the food but, as I happened to have a credit card with me, (which is rare,) I decided to see for myself if it was really better quality than what I could buy with cash. The sad truth is yes, it was better than much of what is available for cash and is amongst the best food for sale in Holland.
Considering the fact that I have travelled to almost 100 cities in more than 25 countries, on 5 continents the cashier's contention that the company she worked for was cashless to prevent armed hold-ups is laughable. There were only some 200 incidents of cash theft including snatch and grab as well as hold-ups in the Dutch supermarkets last year. In a country with thousands of supermarkets which cater to a population of over 16 million, that is a very low percentage of armed robbery. I have seen violent places and central Amsterdam is not one of them. This is not the sort of business located in the red light district or even open late. The fact is this business is located in a very affluent area of Amsterdam which I would consider safe at any hour of the day or night.
Under the guise of protecting people, what this cashless rule does very well is keep quality food out of the hands of the poor and the illegal immigrants. It also allows the company, the bank and the government to know just what it is you buy every day.
Supermarkets in the Netherlands planning on eliminating cash transactions by 2014. What happens on the day markets around the world sell only electronically? What happens on that day when your card is declined? How many more rights will people concede for the perception of security? A cashless society does not equal security, it is slavery. Those who control the electronic money will will then effectively control every aspect of a person's physical survival including where a person may live, who eats and who does not. A cashless society will allow those who control the electronic monetary system to decide whether you live or die. At least with the current system when the when the money is devalued to less than the cost of the paper it is printed on you can still use it as tinder.
Electronic money is an even bigger scam than the paper money backed by nothing which we currently have. Say no to having every aspect of your daily life electronically recorded. Say no to a society run on electronic money by refusing to support stores which do not accept cash. Say no by using cash or better yet bartering when and where possible. If we just go along with the new electronic monetary system the consequences will likely be disastrous. The time to choose what sort of economic system you want to live under is today, before the choice is made for you. Act now and make your voice heard.
Instead of the usual footnotes I am listing all the researchers, filmmakers and authors who pointed me in the direction of the information above and not only those whose work would normally be referenced in direct conjunction with the information in this article. These footnotes are not only an acknowledgment of the scholarship of the people listed below but are also a sincere thanks for their contributions towards the education of all humanity.
Max Igan, David Icke, Aaron Russo, Ben Stewart, Anthony J Hilder
Special thanks to my friend Jonathan at KnowTheLies.com, who helped me edit this essay.
Megan 'Verb' Kargher - August 8, 2009 - Free Verbage (Essay #7)