from BirchGold Website
Composite of original photos
by Alwi Alaydrus and Annie Spratt
The Beginning of a
'One World Digital Currency System'?
CDBCs are a threat that some analysts including myself have been writing about for more than a decade, so it's good to finally see the issue being addressed more in the mainstream.
Other products you might consume and services you use can be tracked to create a psychological profile on you, which could then become a factor in determining your social credit score as they do often in China.
In the worst case scenario, though, economic access is the greatest oppressive tool.
If one day you get angry about a particular government policy or a stupid thing a politician says, and openly call the system "corrupt" in public?
Repeat offenders might be required to attend a Sensitivity Training Boot Camp - at your own expense, of course!
With CDBCs, any
government bureaucrat could not only prevent you from making any
purchases, they could also allow you to only make specific
purchases, like a train ticket to Sensitivity Training Boot Camp
where you'd spend eight to twelve weeks being "reeducated" in order
to regain your rights to buy food.
(In fact, in China, one
of the documented uses of their combination "social credit score"
and cashless transactions is denying individuals the ability to buy
junk food because they're considered to be overweight.)
CBDCs give government bureaucrats the ability to starve their political opponents with algorithmic precision. It would be a new world of technocratic oppression - allowing раскулачивание or "dekulakization" of individuals or entire regions at the push of a button. At any time, for any reason.
Imagine living under the threat of possible "liquidation" every single day for the rest of your life...
This power that Stalin or Hitler or Chairman Mao could only dream of has only become possible relatively recently.
Over the past few years, the combination of powerful computing, unimaginably advanced data analysis and extraction techniques and universal spying devices (also known as "smartphones") have created the opportunity for autocrats to create the ultimate tool of control and oppression.
That "opportunity" is rapidly becoming a reality.
It's important to understand that central bankers are moving at breakneck speed to develop and introduce digital currencies.
It's not a matter of experimentation, they already have these systems ready to implement.
In my investigations of various CBDC programs and how quickly they are progressing I came across an interesting program called Project Icebreaker managed and developed by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
For those not aware, the BIS is a globalist institution with a clandestine past known as the "central bank of central banks."
It is the policy-making hub for most of the central banks in the world.
If you ever wondered how it was possible for so many national central banks to operate in tandem with each other instead of in the interests of their home countries, the BIS is the answer.
Right now, the BIS estimate that,
Now, there are only 195 countries in the whole world, and more than 2/3 of them are pursuing this freedom-destroying, autocrat's-dream-come-true.
Project Icebreaker in particular grabbed my interest for a number of reasons.
The BIS describes the project as a foreign exchange clearing house for Retail CBDCs (retail CBDCs are digital currencies used by the regular public and businesses), enabling the currencies to be traded from country to country quickly and efficiently.
This is accomplished using the "Icebreaker Hub", a BIS controlled mechanism which facilitates data transfers for an array of transactions and connects banks to other banks.
Investigating further I realized that the Icebreaker Hub in theory functions almost exactly like the SWIFT payment system used currently by governments and international banks.
More than 10,000 financial institutions in 212 different countries use the SWIFT network to transfer funds overseas for their clients; it is an incredible centralized hinge or fulcrum that gives its controllers considerable power.
As a point of reference, after the start of the war between Ukraine and Russia, the expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT network was used as a weapon in an attempt to crash the Russian economy.
Russia has found ways around using SWIFT, but some damage has indeed been done to their financial structures.
Consider this, however:
That's exactly what Icebreaker is...
Now imagine that you operate a business that relies on international transactions.
With Icebreaker, any BIS factotum can implement Russian-style sanctions.
But Icebreaker isn't just a reactive system - it can be a proactive system, too...
The BIS itself can actively manipulate social, cultural and economic decisions - using millions of businesses as their missionaries.
The entire global economy would, essentially, be held hostage.
Any larger organization or business would require slavishly obeying the whims of the BIS.
It gets worse, though...
Part of the process of the "spoke and wheel" exchange method used by Icebreaker includes the exploitation of a "bridge currency" to fill gaps in exchange rates and liquidity.
On the surface this seems like a clever way to speed up transactions by avoiding cross-currency shortages at banks.
That said, I want readers to think about the long-term path that this kind of "bridging" sets in motion in the realm of CBDCs.
Price inflation becomes rampant and banking institutions falter under liquidity pressures.
Central bankers, who have a "solution" in search of a crisis to address, push CBDCs as the antidote. The BIS Icebreaker becomes the middleman for every single international transaction.
The populace, terrified by the economic crash, immediately embrace the digital framework. But the BIS claims they can't find a currency they consider stable enough to act as an intermediary...
Well, "luckily" for all of us the BIS and IMF have been working on their own global CBDC.
In the case of the IMF, this one-world currency would be based around the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket in use for decades to broker currency transfers between governments.
The BIS now uses this one unified, centrally controlled currency as the linchpin for world trade.
Eventually the BIS, IMF and various central banks will ask the public the inevitable question:
And once you have a one-world currency, a completely centralized and micro-managed global economy and the most vital trade systems in the world controlled by a tiny handful of faceless unelected bureaucracies, why then have nations at all?
Global government would be the next and final step.
I can see the nightmare play out when I look at projects like Icebreaker. They are seemingly innocuous, but they act as the DNA for economic tyranny that would make even the worst historic genocides pale in comparison.
What's the solution?
Physical precious metals (gold as a store of value, silver for transacting and trade) would very likely become increasingly the preferred form of money for all truly free individuals for as long as the corrupt globalist regime has its tentacles in everyone's digital wallets...