I could go on a rant about “cashless society” and how those damn kids should stay off my lawn. Instead I’ll let Joe Bob Briggs from Taki’s Magazine handle it for me. You should read it all but here are a few quotes to whet your appetite:
“There’s some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with me. I don’t know who he is yet, but he lives in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. This is where CVS Health, the largest drugstore chain in the history of drugstores, has its main offices, and where a designated marketing jerk chews on the nub of a pencil and thinks all day about how many coupons he can string onto the bottom of my sales receipt.”
I think we all can agree that, after small pox, the untimely death of butterflies, and Hillary Clinton, “targeted” marketing is the worst evil on earth. For example, I researched truck batteries a while back and right now there are literally three goddamn ads for car batteries on my screen!
I bought the batteries a month ago! They had a chance to make the sale. They blew it. The seller wins, they lose. It’s proper etiquette for losers to go home and weep quietly. (And yes, I knew the marketing type in college. You knew them too. They were the ones who used Daddy’s trust fund to major in anything that didn’t take work, math, or commitment. This is something they brought upon themselves.)
On to the real threat of credit based transactions:
“The conspiracy theories become even more convincing when we review the recent calls for a “cashless society,” and the proposals to require a “biometric global ID card.” These would sound like fanciful inventions of people who have Buckminster Fuller coffee-table books in their homes were it not for the fact that Indonesia, a nation of 250 million souls, is already introducing it, and India is talking about it as well. I’m sure all the Indonesians are being told, “You’ll enjoy greater security.”
Then there’s the fact that the little miniaturized computer known as the EMV chip is a version of the same chip that the vet puts in your cat’s neck…”
Ye Gods! Now I hate big data and cats both!
“So, in the future, we’ll be told to forget that bankroll. Get rid of that wad of twenties you’re taking to Aqueduct to put down on the second claiming race. ‘We’re gonna force you to carry around a biometric chip, even if we have to cut open your forehead to find a place for it.'”
Obviously things like this need a scapegoat. Whom shall be blamed? If you’re left wing it’s Bush, if you’re a hippie it’s “the man”, if you’re Joe Bob Briggs it’s…
“The whole thing started in France.
So it came from France, it doesn’t work in France, it’s used by marketing girls in Woonsocket who leave early on Friday so they can suntan in Nantucket, and it’s designed to make sure that anyone buying Trojan Magnums is specifically identified as a candidate for jock-itch cream.”
Now that’s some epic writing there folks! Enjoy.
On a more serious note I view a cashless society as almost more threatening than the loss of gun rights for civilians. I won’t go into it in detail but simply say that a cashless society fails the Jews In The Attic Test.