Unless you have been on another planet over the last few days, then you will have heard about the government of Cyprus deciding to ‘take’ up to 10% from people who hold bank accounts in their country. Obviously people are up in arms about this, and rightly so, it is blatant theft.
And the reason the UK didn’t go into the Euro is?… This could very definitely be a sign of things to come, because governments all over the world would LOVE to have a cash-less society, and why? Easy, so that their people would have zero control over their own money.
If you think that governments cannot steal from you, then Cyprus has already lead the way, and should they get away with this, you can bet your bottom dollar other countries will be watching with interest (no pun), on the reaction from the people.
In our book, blatant theft, is blatant theft, and for any government to decide to simply go into your savings account and take up to 10% of the proceeds is stealing – fact.
I don’t live in Cyprus, so why should I be worried?
Think about this very carefully. What is happening in Cyprus is very interesting. Interesting, because unless there are riots in the street about this theft, then other governments could EASILY do similar, and decide to hold their citizens to ransom, on a similar basis in the future. They will ALL be watching, and listening to what is happening with this situation. It is almost barbaric.
“Lose 10%, or lose it all” is the message given to the Cypriot people. Scandalousness.
Warning: All Governments Want a Cashless Society
What would a cashless society mean to you?
Of course there will be people that would say a cashless society is for the good of the people, and that by having everything electronic, there can be no fraud, money laundering, etc. etc. BUT, the other side of the coin, is that your EVERY transaction will be tracked. Every purchase you ever make will be logged, tagged and ready to be used against you.
Without Cash, you would be a sitting duck.
Also, like is currently happening in Cyprus, without cash, you are a sitting duck, at the full mercy of the authorities, and should they decide to take what you have, then click, click, click, your assets are gone, and your money confiscated. All at the click of a mouse.
Forget all the scare-mongering about terrorists using cash as a way to fund their activities, politicians use that nonsense as a way to control, through fear, and people buy into it every single time.
Would that really happen?
You doubt this? Well, next time a serious change in policy, regarding privacy is about to be rolled through government, watch the newspapers, and tabloids very carefully, and you will see all the stories about how the new policy is “for the good of the people”, and that unless this is actioned there will be a whole barrage of “criminal activity, death, fraud, drugs”, etc. etc. It is all fodder, so that the ‘people’ accept the restrictions about to be rolled out.
“If you have nothing to hide, then why be against it?”
Again, this nonsense will be branded around by those who know no better, and who are probably the same people you see jumping about on election days’ people who really believe that everything happens for the ‘good of the people’.
No, the fact is, a cashless society would be every government’s wet dream, and those that doubt this, will be in for a severe shock once it happens, and it will happen at some stage.