Here’s a letter you can personalize, modify, and email to your senators and congressional representatives. It identifies the nefarious global war on cash, and strongly urges them to fight against it. While it often feels futile to send messages like this to politicians who are overwhelmingly bought and paid for by corporations and special interest groups, each letter a politican receives is regarded as representing the opinion of about 10,000 people. Letting them know that tens of thousands of us have them on watch is never a bad thing:
Dear Senator/Congressman/Congresswoman/City Council Member/Evil Emperor ___,
Nation-states, banks, economists, and neoliberal institutions around the world have collectively made it clear that there is a concerted effort underway to push as much of humanity as possible into a “cashless society.” We see what’s happening in India and Venezuela. We have noticed global bank UBS, along with former Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury Larry Summers, calling to abolish the $100 and $50 bills. We have seen the headlines that some Citibank branches in Australia are ceasing to conduct any cash transactions, and heard the predictions from pundits and think-tanks about the inevitable cashless financial system.
The implications are unfathomably horrific. First off, let’s address the bogus premise that “going cashless” would reduce money laundering, terrorism, and other illegal activities. As you and I both know, some of the world’s biggest money launderers and financiers of illegality have, in fact, been Deep State actors turning in the cogs of our own system. And the preferred currency for criminals and money launderers worldwide is the U.S. dollar.
As shown by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, serious criminals would also just create alternative black-market currencies to circumvent the restrictions imposed by an electronic financial system and continue their usual activities. Lastly, regardless of the protections in place, the global economy would become more vulnerable than ever to hacking and subterfuge from both foreign and domestic sources.
The real impetus behind a cashless society is, and always has been, total power and control for the State, and the ultimate alliance between national governments and multinational mega-banks. In a cashless society, all semblance of privacy and freedom would be obliterated. State and bank-sponsored looting would become commonplace in the form of negative interest rate policy and other academic-sounding varieties of institutionalized fraud. Bailouts for insolvent, criminal banks would be automatic, and savers would be penalized under the guise of “stimulating consumption.”
It’s being sold as a panacea for eliminating crime and corruption, and reducing booms and busts, but an electronic-only financial system would usher in an era of tyranny never before seen by humankind. For the good of humanity, the global economy must not be command-controlled and monitored by a central authority according to the whims of academics, bureaucrats, and artificial intelligence.
A cursory glance at history shows that the big banks, as a whole, can’t be trusted to act in the best interest of anyone but themselves and their cronies. For just a small handful of examples, look at the LIBOR scandal, manipulation of gold and silver prices by JP Morgan Chase, mortgage fraud pre-2008, massive money laundering at Wells Fargo and HSBC, a “shadow banking” derivatives market that’s larger than it was in the early 2000s, and even Deutsche Bank helping the Nazis economically repress Jews pre-WWII.
And with WikiLeaks releases showing payouts to representatives who voted for TARP, laws allowing (until recently) legal insider trading for congressional representatives, Goldman Sachs alumni repeatedly being appointed to run the Treasury, the repeal of Glass-Steagall, and governors at the conflict of interest-ridden Federal Reserve Bank confessing that near-zero interest rate policy has widened the income gap, it has been shown that government should generally be expected to ally with the criminal banks in their mass pilfering of We, the people.
Failure to protest the so-called “inevitability” of a cashless society represents total abandonment of the interests of your constituents and the ideals enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. You have had opportunities throughout your career to align with the people you pledged to serve, or the entrenched multinational financial elite. The choice you make is a matter of life and death for millions. I hope you take that responsibility seriously enough to fight the very real looming dystopia of a cashless, electronic-only financial system.
The Constitution calls for gold and silver as money – not fiat currency that can be created out of thin air, nor a digital fiat currency for the State and private banks to control dictatorially. Thank you so much in advance for reading my letter. The stakes could not possibly be higher.