Such power to poke their noses into people's lives will inevitably lead to methods of enforcement that would be unthinkable in earlier generations. We may have a situation in which, for example, if somebody fails a fitness test they could be charged extra to buy cigarettes or unhealthy food. There could even be a set of weighing scales underneath the doormat of fast food outlets that will calculate surcharges for obese customers. I'm sure many people will see the sense in this and that it's only out of concern for people's health and the cost of their medical treatment to the state; however this very patriarchal attitude by the government towards the people tends to end in tyranny. If you let "big daddy government" sort everything out for you excesses are inevitable. As Benjamin Franklin said: "Those who would trade in freedom for stability will lose both and deserve neither." You might argue that all this would be very difficult, or even impossible, because people will just simply return to using cash wherever they go; but what about when there is no cash? There are many experiments into cashless economies going on right now, see the background links below. Naturally this new policy will not stop at the borders of
will just be a first stage towards a worldwide electronic control grid in which
the lives of individual citizens will be nothing more than lines of code in a
machine. The country's vast population will make it far easier to expand to the
rest of the globe. Therefore it is essential that we resist. We must refuse to
submit to the first stages of the control system, no matter how
"convenient" it might appear to make our lives.
See here for background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/ben-emlyn-jones-on-enemy-within-radio-25.html.https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cash-in-hand-traders-under-attack.html.