Image: The Cashless Revolution
Scare tactics posing as news
There's danger in both beef and cash
CTV: 'Less beef, more beans': Experts say world needs a new diet
CTV: Careful, Canada! This counterfeit cash could fool you
What this boils down to, is don't trust anybody, least of all yourself, except for science/health experts and the government -- despite their long histories of errors and outright fabrications.
It seems clear that the anti-meat campaign is not a health issue, but a propaganda ploy. If not, then the health "experts" who produced the Canada Food Laws we grew up with were really, really stupid. And if it's possible for those experts to have been stupid, who is to say that the current ones might not be also?
Has it always been about the markets? Probably. Notice that they okay a hamburger once a week. That's about the average a family visits McDonald's anyway. So the massively lucrative fast food outlets won't suffer too much from the current diet advice.
Talk about cattle producing too much methane gas! These media regurgitators of the latest market manipulation, disguised as health advice, can beat the bovine population in the hot air department.
The fact is that your own body will tell you what or how much you shouldn't have eaten and/or imbibed - if you still have the acuity to pay attention to it. Why do they keep trying to convince us we need experts to tell us how to live? Stupid question? What we need to do is tap into our innate common sense.
Yes, we do have it no matter what the current batch of self-styled experts want you to believe about them and your own perceptions. For instance, you don't hear much about the massive food waste caused by misleading best-before dates --"Those dates are there to protect the reputation of companies, they have very little to do with food safety" -- even though there's an organization claiming to be working to remedy that.
The world is over-populated? Soon there won't be enough food to go around? Have certain entities been trying to make that happen? Have entities more interested in short-term futures than in the actual future, simply agreed on yet another way to increase profits in the here and now?
Then there's the not-too-subtle move afoot to banish cash. What a brilliant way to induce people to spend more money and acquire more debt (a direct boon to the card companies who collect the interest on it). The mantra is "buy now, pay later" until you're deep into debt and all the "points" in the world won't bail you out.
RefreshFinancial: On average, Canadians have over $20,000 in consumer debt.
The move to get rid of the cash register receives a boost from screechy media reports about nasty counterfeiters, and the impossible plethora of signs you need to watch out for when assessing what's in your billfold. It's enough to make cash buyers just give up and put their trust in the almighty card, not realizing that the crooks (government ones included) applaud them because it provides easy access to the consumers' financial information, buying habits, and where they have been at given dates and times.
Not that we good honest Canadians have anything to hide, eh? The principle of the thing, not to mention the slippery slope into strict control over the entire population by a few probable psychopaths, is apparently not worth considering. Sounds, far-fetched, I know. Sounds paranoid too. But maybe not so much if, like myself, you have been alive during the time of Hitler and Mussolini.
Fascism is closely aligned with corporatism:
Apparently, I'm not (yet) alone in my obstinacy:
Vox: Only about a quarter of consumers make all their purchases with cash
I've always suspected I was rather special. Well, not entirely so, because I did pay the mover with my card, and I do pay my dentist with it, and I allow my Internet and Email providers to debit my card. They are professionals who don't have cash registers and can't make change.
But shopping in stores, where they call themselves merchants, I pay cash. And will until they stop letting me shop there. Yes, folks, it seems the merchants are doing us all a big favour by allowing us to buy their over-priced stuff, and if people insist on paying with cash that privilege may be snatched away. Imagine being so affluent that one can afford to threaten to refuse service to 25% of one's customer base!
Mind you, they don't really believe they'll lose your business. They believe, and with plenty of precedence, that you will cave and go for the card.
Now here's what I would call a real protest action:- starving to death on the doorstep of a food market that won't take cash, and on the steps of Parliament if they even think about no longer printing the stuff!
Like Frankie (YouTube), one always has the option to just roll up in a big fat ball and die. And that's living! That's LIFE. My, my!
Nobody seems to consider that cashier jobs, a staple source of summer income for post-secondary students, are on their way to becoming extinct. Those line-ups you see at the self-serve stations in supermarkets and drugstores are the bellwether - an extremely fitting term considering it has to do with the leader of a flock of sheep.
Ironically, the demand for self-serve checkouts is attributed to customers who don't want to stand in lineups.
Soon, summer jobs seekers will be reduced to fierce competition for work at fast-food joints, where they can further reduce their own brain-power by spending countless hours slapping together take-homes for the one-burger-a-week families -- who may well end up having to draw lots for the day and time they're allowed to buy their weekly allowance of beef. Well, we don't want them all showing up on Friday evenings, do we. Some will have to eat their burgers early in the morning; others will need to keep the kids awake until midnight, or just plain do without.
People do know, don't they, that hamburgers can be made at home in one's own kitchen at any time of the day or night? Is there no such thing as home-ec in high-school anymore? What is the appeal of fast food joints and excessive shopping anyway, if not some sort of (induced?) systemic lethargy?
Maybe Jordan Peterson is right: Young people need to spend more time cleaning up their rooms!
CSMonitor: Shopping is not a solution to boredom
PsychologyToday: I Am Bored, Therefore I Eat
The fast-food craze strongly suggests that the conspiracy theorists may well be correct. We are showing signs of having been duped into compliance with whatever presents itself as Authority. Soon there will be "soup Nazis" everywhere. They can't survive without the compliance of the sheep. And that's us, eh?
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