What exactly have we traded for convenience?
Well, we’re about to find out if digital IDs are implemented.
Digital IDs will usher in a dystopian future that poses the gravest threat to human rights we’ve ever seen.
With a digital ID, the government and those companies sourcing the data stored about you will be the ones to decide if you are “good” or “bad.”
If this sounds like a dystopian nightmare, that’s because it is.
What Is a Digital ID?
Digital ID is essentially technology where the government will issue and manage your digital ID using biometrics (such as fingerprints or facial scans on your phone).
You will be told that this will make it more convenient and easier to bank, travel, get healthcare, etc.
Just keep a digital ID on your smartphone – with all your data (SSN, insurance numbers, bank accounts, etc.) – and get rid of anything physical.
Instead of providing a physical driver’s license or passport, you will simply have your face or fingerprint scanned.
Instead of using a debit or credit card, a machine will use facial recognition software to link to your financial institutions for payment.
They’ll tell you it will make your life SO MUCH EASIER.
But it’s a lot more sinister than that.
Here is how the European Union is selling it: “A ‘workstream’ is being set up to establish identification and authentication requirements for the digital currency, with the goal of enabling best-in-class user experience and security. Impact assessments for various existing approaches to identification and authentication will also be carried out. The EU’s planned digital currency is expected to be stored in the EU Digital Identity Wallet, with support for peer-to-peer transactions.”
We’re being told it enables a best-in-class experience, BUT it will give the government complete control over us.
And then what’s stopping them from using their centralized power to restrict movement in the name of the environment or a crisis?
Just recently, we wrote about the possibility of coming climate lockdowns where citizens would be forced to stay in to protect the environment.
Imagine if the government could use your digital ID to track your movements – and then restrict you.
This isn’t an EU thing or a China thing.
This is happening right here in the USA.
Currently, 14 states in the US already have some form of digital ID.
Here in America, the digital ID narrative sounds a little different. It’s being sold as a means of protection through laws on digital services.
You will likely hear that this digital identification is to protect children from illicit online content and protect the rest of us from harm.
Even GOP candidate Nikki Haley suggested that anonymity online is a problem and proposed a plan to solve the issue.
Here’s how she pitched it to Fox News:
“Every person on social media should be verified, by their name. That’s, first of all, it’s a national security threat. When you do that, all of a sudden, people have to stand by what they say. And it gets rid of the Russian bots, the Iranian bots, and the Chinese bots. And then you’re going to get some civility when people know their name is next to what they say, and they know their pastor and their family members are going to see it.”
What this means is that we should all be verified.
And how do they verify we are who we say we are? With digital ID, of course.
After serious backlash about freedom of speech and being unpatriotic, Haley walked back her comments by saying: “I don’t mind anonymous American people having free speech; what I don’t like is anonymous Russians and Chinese and Iranians having free speech.”
The Threat to Our Freedom, Food, and Movement
The more I read about the forthcoming digital ID, the more I believe we are headed to a social credit system just like the one in China.
Brett Solomon, the founder of RightsCon, explains in Wired, “As someone who has tracked the advantages and perils of technology for human rights over the past ten years, I am nevertheless convinced that digital ID, writ large, poses one of the gravest risks to human rights of any technology that we have encountered. […] Biometric databases are being set up in such a way that these individual identifiers are centralized, insecure, and opaque. Then there is the capacity for geo-location of identifiers—that is, the tracking of digital ‘you’ – in real time. […] Ultimately, social credit systems, such as those that are currently being developed in China, will be based on digital ID, thereby enabling or disabling our full and free participation in society.”
Here’s a great excerpt from The Atlantic about how the social credit system might look:
“Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your ‘citizen score’ follows you wherever you go. […] If you make political posts online without a permit, or question or contradict the government’s official narrative on current events, however, your score decreases. To calculate the score, private companies working with your government constantly trawl through vast amounts of your social media and online shopping data. The government gathers an enormous collection of information through the video cameras placed on your street and all over your city. If you commit a crime—or simply jaywalk—facial recognition algorithms will match video footage of your face to your photo in a national ID database. It won’t be long before the police show up at your door.”
While the author imagined these scenarios, they aren’t unbelievable.
In fact, it’s already happening – even in the US.
Our behavior can be used to reward us or penalize us.
In China, they refer to this as whitelisting or blacklisting. Here, we call it de-banking.
Look at a few of the ways China’s biometric, digital ID social credit system works by having citizens lose points for minor infractions:
- Lose points for bad driving
- Lose points for smoking in non-smoking areas
- Lose points for buying too many video games
- Lose points for posting fake news on social media
- Lose points for spending too long playing video games
- Lose points for spending money on frivolous purchases
If Chinese citizens lose points, they face restrictions, like these:
- Restricting travel or the ability to purchase plane tickets
- Restricting luxury options, such as being banned from the best hotels
- Restricting home internet speeds
- Banning your kids from the best schools
- Having your pets taken away
When we give the government that much access to our personhood via a digital ID, we risk them controlling what we eat, where we go, what we say, and what we think.
If the government can see every transaction you make, they will know what foods you eat. They can potentially halt your spending at certain restaurants or ban you from purchasing certain foods.
This seems far-stretched until you remember that the elites are heavily pushing less meat and more bugs.
If the government can see everywhere you go because of your digital ID, they can determine whether you are traveling too much for the environment's good.
They may then issue a fine or worse.
They can even control what you say.
We’ve already seen where people have been de-banked because what they posted on social media doesn’t fit the political agenda of the moment.
Now, it’s becoming part of the digital ID policy in some countries, such as Nigeria, to connect your bank account to your social media account.
Go back and read that last sentence again.
This is happening.
The elites behind it are hoping digital ID will be implemented worldwide by 2025.
As you realize you have no privacy, you will find yourself self-editing constantly and changing your behaviors to avoid “making mistakes.”
This is a way to control how we think.
A 32-year-old Chinese man named Chen told Foreign Policy, “I feel like in the past six months, people's behavior has gotten better and better. For example, when we drive, now we always stop in front of crosswalks. If you don't stop, you will lose your points. At first, we just worried about losing points, but now we got used to it."
It gets even scarier when you take into account what happens when the grid goes down and the digital IDs with it – like in the Netflix movie Leave the World Behind.
Who Is Behind This Dystopian Future?
There’s a BIG push right now for digital IDs.
The question is who?
It might not shock you to learn that the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are leading the digital ID charge.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has plenty to say about “how great” digital identities will be.
According to the WEF, “Digital identity enables trusted interactions needed now and in the future global society and economy.”
In other words, they want to control all areas of your life. Here’s a telling graphic from their website.
According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Digital IDs are an effective tool against poverty.”
Remember, these are the people who want you to eat synthetic meat (that they sell) to save the world while they are busy buying up all our farmland.
How to Prepare for the Digital ID Takeover
The powers that be are hoping digital IDs will take over by 2025 and 2030 at the latest.
Now is the time to prepare.
You know what food you need and want. Don’t let a push for bugs prevent you from the protein sources you will actually eat. Order Meat & Protein Kits today.
Go ahead and find an alternative communication channel.
Stop airing your thoughts on social media or devices where they can be used against you.
Meet your local farmers and business owners.
Have a plan for a bartering system that doesn’t rely on digital ID.
Don’t wait until it is too late, friends.
Preparedness Advisor, My Patriot Supply