Taking cashless control
A DISTURBING report came out of Europe last week regarding the total abandonment and cessation of paper money and coins.
Legalisation is already being presented to several country’s parliaments regarding the ability of business being able to actually refuse cash for a transaction.
I am sure that the population of Europe, as this debate gains momentum, will be told that it is for the benefit of the economy, will hinder crime, make illicit purchases difficult and no doubt be in the best interests of the entire world. Yet, what is the problem? If I draw money out of my bank, I can spend this on anything I wish – my trail of habits, wants and desires are mine and mine alone.
If tracking every single transaction is seen as “helpful”, then why on earth are we given the ridiculous Privacy Protection Act for?
We see many letters and opinions about how the Government monitors so much of our lives, how criminals can track and steal our internet and electronic money and purchases.
This fact is a reality, however our privacy is as gone as an Australian surplus if we as a population allow this to happen in Australia. Oh, it is already being considered. Greedy, lazy governments are seeing the benefit for government, but there is no benefit whatsoever for the average taxpayer in even considering this assault on our freedom.
With the cessation of old- time money comes control.
Control when you go to the ATM– you can be photo- graphed, you can have your en-tire life brought up on a screen ford is section.
I personally have no “hidden purchases”, so I suppose you can say that I should not be worried about “big brother” combing through every chocolate bar, Brumbies bread or range- free meat purchase that I make.
However, once this ridiculous and controlling legislation is brought in, we will have our lives available to anyone that can hack a computer, any police service wanting to check every single thing about your life.
Because we are what we buy, we are what we eat and the only thing that will not be available for scrutiny will be what we think. Can we sit by and let this happen?
Does anyone think this jail- like legislation will help?
If you sit back and say and do nothing, then this will happen. We must start to make our politicians work for us, so therefore go and see them, book an appointment, like I do.
Email, phone or contact by snail mail ( that is still happening at least), but say something. This is wrong, plain and simple. We are always whingeing about politicians’ decisions, well if we don’t speak out then they think that all they do is OK, in our best interests, helpful and right.
Speak up – at least send an email to Ewen Jones or whoever your federal member is. We simply cannot allow this to happen, please go to the source.
WATCH IT: Fears government will keep close eye on transactions.