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Greece Refuses to Submit to “Mark of the Beast” Cashless System!

 

By:  Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.

Fort Fairfield Journal, October 26, 2016

 

   Good news is sometimes derived from stories where bad things failed.  The recent revolt in Greece by merchants there to a completely cashless society is one example.

   The big concern that's been floated around for the last then, twenty, maybe even thirty years is the idea of a cashless society.  If you're a person who cars about liberty, Biblical prophecy, remaining independent and not becoming a tracked and surveilled slave then the idea of eliminating cash entirely where every transaction becomes electronic and trackable should hopefully fill you with a little bit of dread.

   Apparently it filled the people of Greece with a little bit of dread.  There was an attempt in the nation of Greece to force the use of electronic money instead of physical cash and that has actually failed miserably. 

   The government in Greece was attempting to force all the merchants into adopting credit or debit card readers for their financial transactions, but unlike the U.S. and other "developed" countries, most of the business in Greece is still conducted with cash and very few businesses actually accept digital currency.

   That measure to wean the population away from cash has completely failed.  The government told taxpayers in Greece they would have to spend a certain amount of their incomes through bank and card transactions to qualify for an annual tax-free exemption.  But what the people in Greece already understand is that to conduct your transactions in cash is by nature already tax-free since there is no way for government to monitor those private sales.  So basically, the government has used the tax code and threat of not receiving their exemption - having to pay a higher tax - as a way to force people to make a certain number of their transactions through traceable, digital credit cards and other online transactions.  This mandate sought to force even doctors, lawyers, plumbers and other professions to get on board with digital card reading devices so the government could track all financial transactions.

   However, the economic market in Greece refused to adapt to the new cashless system by refusing to install electronic card reading devices.  They don't even have a way to accept credit cards at a lot of Greek businesses so people aren't going for it.  Nearly half of all Greek businesses still do not have electronic card reading terminals at their point of sale.

In the U.S. we seem to like the government tracking us since the average person has around 5 credit or debit cards and uses them to pay for everything from a bottle of soda to a pack of chewing gum.  In Greece, however, out of 11 million people there are only 1.7 million credit or debit cards in use which says a lot about which society is going to be more willing to adopt the Mark of the Beast "no man shall buy or sell" technologies when the government begins to get really aggressive toward those ends.

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This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a recent Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission. Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time at www.gcnlive.com Katherine’s website is: www.katherinealbrecht.com 

 

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