Wednesday, January 30, 2013

'Better Than Cash Alliance' Backed by Bill Gates to Usher in Cashless Society

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It appears that while Bill Gates was content to play the role of Microsoft innovator and billionaire philanthropist early on, he has decided that the second half of his life deserves a more open and slightly more honest twist.

Indeed, in recent years Bill Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have funded a variety of initiatives aimed at reducing population, promoting toxic vaccinations, and now hyping and funding the development of the cashless society.

In a recent article by Peter McCoy published in Bloomberg Businessweek, McCoy reveals that Bill Gates is opposed to physical cash currency because, like vaccine-free populations who are able to determine their own reproduction rates, it hurts poor people (according to Gates).

Indeed, McCoy writes that Gates “hates cash” “because of its effect on people at the opposite end of the wealth spectrum—the world’s poor and unbanked." Of course, in third world countries that are suffering from starvation, civil war, and abysmal living standards, the answer is clearly “banking.”

If only these nations had more banks and greater access to banks – the private banks of course – then we would finally see the living standards of these nations raised to truly acceptable levels. If only more people had access to digital transactions, then empty bellies would soon be filled.

Sarcasm aside, the push toward a cashless society under the guise of benefiting the poor and underserved is a very real movement. As McCoy points out in his article, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been instrumental in this regard as major backers of the Better Than Cash Alliance – an organization that was established last September whose stated objectives are to reach the following goals by 2017:
  • Significant commitments by governments, the development community, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to implement electronic payment solutions instead of cash.
  • Delivery of demand-driven technical assistance to governments, non-governmental organizations, the development community, or members of the private sector that will dramatically increase the capacity of these stakeholders to deliver end-user-focused payment technologies.
  • Improved economic security for millions of low-income and poor people, many of whom were previously unbanked, enabling them to use bank or electronic accounts to build savings and assets via innovative payment technologies.
The Better Than Cash Alliance founding members and financiers boasts of a list of organizations that have their own sordid histories from the distant past all the way back to present times. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is instrumental in population reduction initiatives via vaccination programs, abortion and sterilization, and other programs; Citi, the major international bank who was intricately involved in the 2008 derivatives crisis; the Ford Foundation, representatives of which actually stated to Reece Commission Chief Investigator Norman Dodd that the goal of the foundation was to comfortably merge the United States with the Soviet Union; Omidyar Network; and VISA Inc. which has long been interested in creating a cashless society.

Yet the Better Than Cash Alliance has more than just corporate and private sector sponsors as one of the key founding members and financiers is, in fact, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a “government” agency that answers directly to the U.S. Secretary of State. It has been understood for some time that USAID is nothing more than CIA front operation for intelligence gathering and as a facilitation mechanism for the CIA funding of foreign governments and organizations.

In addition, the Better Than Cash Alliance founder and financier roster contains the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN’s “capital investment agency” reserved for use with the “least developed” nations.

The Better Than Cash Alliance also boasts of participation by the World Food Programme, Mercy Corps, Concern Worldwide, and CARE. The governments listed as taking part in the alliance are the governments of Afghanistan, Department of Social Prosperity of the Government of Colombia, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Peru, and Republic of the Philippines.

Yet, even without the establishment of the Better Than Cash Alliance or the recent comments by Bill Gates, it is very clear that the world is moving in the direction of an entirely cashless society. I, myself, have written many articles on this issue.

Unfortunately, what is being introduced as a method of convenience and upward social mobility will soon give way to mandates and eradication of choice.

The creation of the Better Than Cash Alliance and the international push for digital transactions is one more step toward the ultimate goal of the Cashless Society and the requirement that even the most personal individual information such as iris scans, fingerprints, vein scans, facial photographs, and even DNA swabs be surrendered for the purpose of data security.

Obviously, in a society whose citizens are able to carry and make transactions with cash, there is still some semblance of anonymity available to them. There is still the opportunity to purchase staples such as food and water (via third parties if necessary) even if a system of exclusivity were to be introduced and certain people were prohibited from making purchases directly.

In a cashless system, however, an enormous amount of trust is placed in the hands of the government agencies, banks, and corporations that would then control the money for the “convenience” of the unwitting soul who has sacrificed his own personal responsibility and control for the luxury of his convenience. If even one of these institutions decide, for whatever reason, that the account of the user should be frozen, disconnected, or discontinued, the ability to purchase the basic necessities will disappear. That is, it will disappear if there is no longer the option of cash.

When all financial transactions eventually become digital, it is only a matter of time before banks, corporations, and governments begin to force citizens to bend to their will with the threat of cutting off accounts as punishment for resistance or refusal.

This is precisely why we need both resistance and refusal now, before it is too late.

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 175 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) 


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Anonymous said...

A better name for Better Than Cash Alliance would be Better Than Truth Alliance.

Merlin Wizard said...

Though I do not agree (at all) with Brandon's "toxic vaccinations" paranoia, I do agree that a push for a cashless society by instituting purely electronic transfers is a seriously scary endeavor. Right now, in today's society, the only way to stay truly anonymous is to use cash; though that is hardly a guarantee of anonymity.

The moment all transactions can be tracked is the moment we can all be tracked and I, for one, am not willing to forfeit my right of anonymity so that the less fortunate can have access to banking in a country on the other side of the world.

Anonymous said...

We have a government that claims the "right" to murder citizens based on secret evidence. They can easily freeze your account on a whim.

Anonymous said...

As a corollary ... I wholly support the Gates' initiative towards sterilization. I suggest starting with the sterilization of the entire Gates family, all Bilderbergers, the top brass at Goldman Sachs, the CIA, most of the US congress, et al. After that the program can be abolished.

Merlin Wizard said...

Oddly enough and entirely off the subject, I have started to give consideration lately to the benefits of eugenics... Not that I'm in favor of it, but I have started to understand the motivations that clearly lead to it. I was shocked (a little) when I learned that the liberals were behind it, but then once I figured out what the ultimate ends were, it made sense that they would be in favor of it. Given their lack of concern for any life other than their own and their desire to control the lives of others, I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been a resurgence. I suppose they'll have to stick with "eugenics lite": population control, sterilization and unlimited abortions cheap, fast and frequent.

Merlin Wizard said...

I'd rather see mandatory Norplant for welfare recipients and forced sterilization for males bearing three or more than three children to three different unwed mothers first... Oh- but that will surely make me a racist, because minorities will be disproportionately disenfranchised. I can hear the cries of the reverends (Jackson & Sharpton) echoing across the land just thinking about it...

Come to think of it, wouldn't a cashless society disenfranchise minorities in America? Imagine a crack dealer, gangster pimp or gun runner trying to explain $50K in "transactions" while drawing unemployment and getting food stamps... I'm not saying all minorities fall into the aforementioned groups, but many of the aforementioned groups are "in the minority".

Food for thought...

Anonymous said...

I sincerely believe The GOD of heaven has another plan for humankind and the earth which does not include the sadistic demented global elites, wont they be surprised. Keep The Faith

Merlin Wizard said...

Not that I disagree, but I have a different opinion of God's influence. I do not believe him to be a "gardener"- tending to the every intricacies of humankind. I see hm as more as a "watchmaker"- setting up a good creation and letting it go without interference; maybe an occasional cleaning and tuneup. Maybe you're right and a good cleaning and tuning is ahead of us, but until then, I'd like to do a little cleanup of my own.

Our laziness and apathy has caused this problem. Reagan warned us of the sin of apathy and we're reaping our just rewards.

Anonymous said...

The toxic vaccines are REAL and not paranoia. The cashless society deal is not about the less fortunate. It's about control. And that's all there is to it. It's been in the making for decades. Just read Zbigniew Brzezinski's book "Between Two Ages: Americas Role in the Technetronic Era" 1970, to find out more. If you can afford it, let alone find it. I've read lots of quotes and to be sure, a cashless society was certainly planned even at that time. And yes, Bill Gates wants help along depopulation as much as he can.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your fascinating insights, Merlin Wizard. Sarcasm off.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of reasons to want cash, other than anonymity. The slithery trolls trying to suggest the only people who want to use cash do so because they want to keep something secret are pigs.
Cash helps people who have credit issues with banks. That is MOST people. Cash allows barter and tax avoidance, it allows generosity and direct charity. Banks and our government who serve them want that to change.

Anonymous said...

So, total electronic money? Hahaha! Can you imagine a world where every expense, by everyone, is traceable all the way back to the original bank loan that created the money in the first place? Do you really think that the American government would do what it does, if the money could be traced that easily? Hahaha!

moriyah said...

Yes, your conclusions are fundamentally correct. Indeed, they are already in place for most of the 'FREE; world. That is N.A., Europe, Japan, and to a great extent, all countries having a usurious Central Bank tied into the IMF and World Bank, and, by extension the Vatican Bank(s).
Simply put, your interaction with a bank costs you 1,000's of times more than your fees.
Banks leverage YOUR money hundreds of times a day for off books, black budget, drug running, arms trading, terrorism financing against you. They, through interest, cause the price of all necessities as well as luxuries to continually rise.
They ensure taxation continues to rise, and rise, and rise until you get 5 per-cents out of what you earn. Oh, we are already there. OK, then, 2 per-cents out of what you earn.
Hey, that's what corp stock holders get after all execs are paid!
Well fine for them but corps exist forever. When you die they steal another 50% or so and then repeat it again and again with every prole and every asset.
Come on, do you really want to pay for that?
Break the banks by taking control of your assets and exchanging them for fair value with fair traders. Like for like, sardines for apples, 3 way, 4 way or even networked exchanges.
It is the only way of currency outside of Precious Metals. Precous Metals trading as currency is defective because it is all denominated in fiat cash. Besides there are no PM facilitated marketplaces in the world.
It was built for Not Haus but he capitulated.
Currency is the ability to hold and move value without loss. Banks do not provide that.
Committed traders in a marketplace do provide that and, what every fiat currency fails to provide, full faith and credit backing from every member of the marketplace and their assets. Those who do not provide full faith and credit are marginalized under watch or ostracized.
This is not rocket science. This is kindergarten math. Really! STOP being snookered, bamboozled, buffaloed, bullshitted, buffooned, defrauded and deceived.
Break the banks now.

Anonymous said...

The real reasons behind he cashless society can be found here:

The reasons why the world is controlled by the elite can be found here:

Merlin Wizard said...

"wizard" is a tongue-in-cheek last name google insists I fill in for email... I'm not actually, not do I think I am a wizard. My name is Merlin (for real). And you're welcome, I'm pleased that you find my insights fascinating.

Merlin Wizard said...

Lest we all forget that we are charged for our cashless transactions. Imagine how much money the banks will make when EVERY transaction requires a fee. Holy smoke, maybe we should invest in banks...

Anonymous said...

I would submit that because cash is the least traceable and controllable form of money ....and a cashless society would hinder some of the bad guys as it would the good guys....if there is ever to be a cashless mark of the beast type system as described in the bible....where everyone will be forced to take the mark to participate in the that time it will be forced upon mankind after they already have revealed themselves as the worlds evil controllers and are already in complete control .

Anonymous said...

The moment a person can't withdraw their "money" from the system and have it still hold it's "value" independent of the system i.e., anonymous wealth, freedom is doomed. A 100 dollar FRN, once removed from a bank still holds it perceived value. It can't be earmarked or erased by simply debiting or deleting the serial number of a digital "credit". Cashless isn't about the poor. It's about control. And Bill Gates can suck a bag of dicks.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with a debit card only long as the provider can't tax it. Try that Bill. Everyone is already connected to you now with computers and cell phones.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with a debit card only economy, so long as you feel the government has the right to know every time you buy a cup of coffee, and where you bought it....let alone how many drinks on a Sat night. This is about control, and increasing the wealth of the bankers.
@Merlin...There is a resurgence in the Eugenics movement. It's in the guise of Planned Parent(founded by the famous Eugenist, Margaret Sanger; funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Institute, among others, and all Eugenists), GMO's from Monsanto (they forgot to mention Bill owns 500,000 shares, toxic vaccines (which my research shows me is a fact) as well pharmaceutical drugs, manipulated religous and civil wars whose goal is to reduce population and resistance to the globalists access to natural resources and their future land grabs. Those they can't kill off in war or some engineered tragedy, they're killing slowly. The suvivors are being programmed to obey the State.

Marsha Anderson said...

I could spot a mime in this article. This "cashless society" is taken straight from the book of Isaiah Chapter 55. But its far from what the real "come buy and sell without money" is about. Its still going to be "pay the bill before entering the gates"

Merlin Wizard said...

I respectfully but entirely disagree. Pretty much every post above makes the reasons clear. I do not want anyone being able to tell where I am and where I've gone at the click of a button. I do not want to have to pay, just to pay people or be paid by them. If I save $1000 dollars in cash, it's value will always be $1000 vs. if I leave $1000 in the bank, it's value can vary depending upon market conditions and the whim of the government & market forces. And finally, if we all have to add technology to our lives to be able to make all transactions- even person-to-person ones - electronic, we all pay for it and have to pay to use it.

Merlin Wizard said...

I do agree that the vast majority of what you say has validity, I have yet to see an organized strategy for stringing it all together. First and foremost, the progressives have taken over; that much is clear. They successfully infiltrated all structures of life necessary to get where they are, they were patient (but focused) and diligent. What that change brings with it is a massive shift in thinking.

The list of varying issues you bring together are, in my opinion, are somewhat coincidental in that they appear to paint a picture of collaboration. I would offer that they are more of a sign of the rare "cross philosophy cooperation" where capitalism, altruism and shortsightedness all converge. Take GMOs for example. They were born out of a desire to create crops that were weed & pest resistant. It occurred at a time when bugs were evolving and adapting to our best insecticides, wiping out cotton and soy crops without warning. In comes capitalism to the rescue. As soon as it appears feasible, money poured in to make it happen. In comes altruism. As soon as it was done, philanthropists suggested the crops could be altered to suit the climates of third world nations. Enter shortsightedness... No one was checking to see what the long term effects were because the short term benefits were so obvious. And moreover, no one is checking to see what else the crops can be modified to do...

I could go one forever and have written quite extensively about this very subject of Cooperation vs. Conspiracy at my website.

Grammasheila said...

(NWO), One World Religion, One World Government, One World Currency...

Revelation 13:17
And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the
name of the beast or the number representing his name.

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of hearing that liberals, progressives, democrats,republicans, etc are the problem....their all one and the same. There is us and them, very plain very simple. Just like the food you should eat. Processed or no processed food? Use your minds!!! Your only here in America because you had some tough ass ansesstors!!! Grow a set of balls and pull your head out of your ass!! Criminals are making your Desicion's for you, because you are not keeping a keen eye out. Every move you see any politician making, is a misdirection or slight of hand trick. There is only one side for the common man to be on, and if you don't like your neighbor tough sht, you have to help him anyway......he's your brother and alliance.

Anonymous said...

"I could go one forever and have written quite extensively about this very subject of Cooperation vs. Conspiracy at my website."

And your website is ... ?

Merlin Wizard said...

Sorry- that wasn't meant to be an advertisement for my site. I'm not here to promote it- that wouldn't be very nice of me. My point was simply that I was "ranting" a bit and going on ad nauseum about a subject I am fascinated by and have done a ton of research and discussion on.

I apologize to the Activist Post folks for even sounding like I was advertising; my bad.

Merlin Wizard said...

Liberal vs. conservative matters nought. "Progressives" cross contaminate and I believe that knowing your "enemy", their tactics and motives is of paramount importance; hence why I call them out.

To say that "criminals" are making decisions for us is a bit too vague to act upon and an "us against them" policy is difficult to operate. What is the criteria for who falls into what category. Is Ron Paul an "us" because he thinks small government is good, or is he a "them" because he thinks we should allow drugs to be legalized and wants to stop protecting American interests outside of our borders? Who decides "us" or "them" when there's a close call?

My point is simple: It ain't that simple. We need to have freedom to exercise our own litmus test for who represents us in government. Sadly, our biased press, activist courts and schizophrenic politicians have all been infiltrated by progressives, making our ability to discern good from bad very difficult and acting on our results practically impossible.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry- that wasn't meant to be an advertisement for my site. I'm not here to promote it- that wouldn't be very nice of me."

Interesting. Many people post links here. Some are even to their own websites. It's all about spreading the word. What's your real reason? What word are you spreading?

Merlin Wizard said...

I've never seen any links posted to personal sites, so I don't do it.

I'm not here to spread a message, per sey- I'm here to interact, share thoughts and sometimes keep people focused on the real issue. Often times people get distracted by the rhetoric and lose sight of the truth. I'm a scientist and it is in my nature to maintain strict adherence to fact and I like sharing that; particularly in public discussions.

If I had a message it would be, "the road to hell is paved with rhetoric and it is built on a foundation of popular consensus." And as a follow-up statement, "The truth is rarely popular, and what's popular is rarely truthful."

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