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The Viral Path to Global Financial Surveillance
How the Pandemic Facilitated the Rise of Central Bank Digital Currency Control
For a period of time, it has become increasingly evident that the existing fiat monetary system is, at best, unsteady. At its worst, it could be likened to a Ponzi scheme that has reached the end of its viability. If this assessment holds true, there is reason to suspect that the central bankers and the top 0.1% are aware of this situation. They might be inclined to introduce a new system before the current one collapses entirely, potentially capitalizing on its decline by orchestrating one of the most significant transfers of wealth in human history.
To those who closely monitor these trends, the emergence of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) appears inevitable as the replacement for the old system. All indicators suggest that CBDC's implementation is imminent. Recently, several global banks announced a collaborative effort with the New York Federal Reserve to pilot digital dollars. Given the widespread use of credit and debit cards, payment apps, and various online payment platforms, the shift towards digital currency has been on the horizon for a while. The primary concern, however, lies not in the transition to electronic currency – that is a natural progression – but rather in the oversight of the digital currency by a central bank.
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From my perspective, it is challenging to overemphasize the risks associated with CBDC. Whether viewed as an optimistic vision stemming from well-meaning intentions or as a potentially malevolent scheme designed to undermine our autonomy, the outcome could be synonymous: increased control. A Central Bank Digital Currency combines all the drawbacks of fiat money with the additional layers of surveillance and programmability under the governance of the state.
Many individuals who align with the perspective of objective reality have likely felt like dissenters lately merely for questioning concepts beyond the mainstream mindset. Posing inquiries or expressing skepticism about matters such as the potential origins of the Covid-19 virus, the accuracy of PCR testing, the actual risk to the majority of the population, the efficacy of early treatments, the merits of natural immunity, the safety, and effectiveness of vaccines, the merits, and drawbacks of mask mandates and lockdowns, and the utility of vaccine passports, has fostered an environment where people have been marginalized, ostracized, or even subjected to censorship.
Now, envision a monetary system that includes built-in attributes intended to manipulate our way of life. As an example:
Health: “Apologies, but you can't access public spaces without your booster shot.”
In a future where health regulations are strictly enforced, a scenario might arise where individuals who haven't received their required booster shots are denied entry to various public areas, emphasizing the paramount importance of vaccination for societal participation.
Energy: “Regrettably, you've exceeded your energy allowance this month; as a result, your electric vehicle won't activate.”
As energy consumption becomes closely monitored and controlled, a world might exist where exceeding the designated energy quota results in practical consequences, such as electric vehicles being disabled to ensure compliance with energy conservation measures.
Food: “Unfortunately, your meat consumption has surpassed the limit for this week; your currency can exclusively be used for plant-based options (or alternative protein sources).”
In a scenario where environmental concerns drive dietary restrictions, individuals who consume more meat than the established limit might find that their monetary transactions are limited to plant-based or alternative food choices to align with sustainability goals.
Savings: “If you don't utilize your allotted rations promptly, your currency will expire by month's end.”
In a controlled economy, individuals might be provided with specific rationed funds that must be spent within a defined timeframe. Failure to do so could lead to the devaluation or expiration of the currency, encouraging constant circulation and spending to stimulate the economy.
Free Speech: “Unfortunately, your content contradicts our guidelines; our algorithm is issuing a fine.”
In a world where digital platforms employ advanced algorithms to regulate online discourse, instances could arise where expressing dissenting viewpoints or sharing information at odds with established narratives results in automated penalties, effectively suppressing free speech and individual expression. This trend is already being observed, as exemplified by PayPal's actions in implementing fines based on content.
In such a future, a complex web of regulations and control mechanisms could profoundly impact personal freedom and choice, giving rise to a society where compliance is mandatory for access to essential services and public spaces. This hypothetical portrayal underscores the potential dangers of unchecked centralization and the need to carefully consider the balance between regulation and individual liberties.
If the Central Bank Digital Currency eventually becomes the prevailing monetary framework, its inherent attributes could eliminate the necessity for global health crises as a pretext for currency issuance or societal lockdowns. Through lines of code, behavioral patterns might be shaped, compelling individuals to remain confined within their homes. The comprehensive infrastructure of this currency system would be meticulously designed to expel labor deemed surplus to requirements. Although I initially viewed state-driven pharmacological interventions as isolated and immediate threats within this era, it's now apparent that they were merely a single facet of a much broader phenomenon. The influences propelling this trajectory upon the world (directing attention toward entities like Davos) have unveiled their unwavering commitment to perpetuating fear and authority.
I recognize that this might appear implausible, especially to those who haven't closely monitored this trend over time. A few years ago, I would have deemed it ludicrous, but having witnessed the government's falsehoods, manipulation, and power-seeking endeavors from the inside, I'm increasingly apprehensive that this could indeed be our trajectory. When we ponder the fact that vaccine mandates lacked a scientifically justifiable basis, it's entirely conceivable that they were merely a prelude to normalizing a society where one's identification papers become mandatory. In regions like New York City, where I was born and resided for a while in the past years, a significant portion of the population embraced vaccine passports and lauded the convenience of the Excelsior Pass mobile application. It's worth contemplating how many might exhibit a similar reception to digital currency, which will assuredly arrive with its array of advantages.
The implementation of Central Bank Digital Currency could furnish governments with the means to impose authoritative control from the top-down, reminiscent of China's Social Credit Score system. Certain central bankers are openly expressing these notions, transcending the realm of unspoken intentions. Whether this is the explicit aim of the initiative or not, history hasn't presented instances where governments willingly relinquished the authority vested in them. At this juncture, this isn't an exercise in unfounded conspiracy theories. Numerous instances bear witness to the fact that this form of finance-driven coercion is already gaining momentum.
“Now the Government is asking people to apply for plastic My Number cards equipped with microchips and photos, to be linked to driver’s licenses and the public health insurance plans. Health insurance cards now in use, which lack photos, will be discontinued in late 2024. People will be required to use My Number cards instead.”-Source
“The new pass will guarantee the allocation of fuel quota on a weekly basis. A QR code will be given for each National Identity Card number (NIC), once the vehicle identification number and other details are verified.”—Source
“According to a report from 9News Queensland, the department has ruled that unvaccinated teachers who have been allowed to return to their employment this term after being placed on leave without pay, will cop yet another financial blow, with a ‘reduction in remuneration’ for a period of 18 weeks.”—Source
“The trial, which is voluntary, will use facial recognition to identify people and how many tickets they have. The technology could be extended to cover automated purchases at concession stands, restaurants, and bars.”—Source
“As part of plans recently announced by the Government, Uganda will begin harvesting DNA and biometric data from its citizens when their cards expire in 2024 to be used in its redesigned digital identity program.”—Source
The instances provided are merely a glimpse into a much broader spectrum of developments, and their implications resonate globally. The model set by China in terms of lockdowns has been mimicked in Western countries, emphasizing the encroachment of health-related authoritarian measures. Simultaneously, there are shadowy figures of unelected globalists with vested financial interests who exert influence behind the scenes.
It's my earnest wish that these concerns prove to be unfounded. Nevertheless, until substantiated evidence surfaces, it is crucial to maintain a skeptical outlook toward those who propagate this perilous trajectory, irrespective of their motives.
For a more comprehensive exploration of this subject, I highly recommend Edward Dowd who has extensively delved into the interplay between the monetary system and the Covid-19 phenomenon, a discourse he notably elucidates in his enlightening presentation. Additionally, Maajid Nawaz has provided illuminating insights into the driving forces behind Central Bank Digital Currency. For my own, 9000 words overview encompassing even more parts of the puzzle than just CBDCs, click here.
If you've observed closely, a prevailing theme over the past several years centers around the dichotomy of “freedom versus control”. Therefore, it isn't an exaggeration to propose that safeguarding a future of liberty for our offspring necessitates a decentralized framework. The key to ensuring a world where our children can thrive in a realm of freedom seemingly lies in embracing decentralization.
The true power to shape this world has always lain in your hands. Choose well!
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