Blueprint for a Prison Planet II
The Future - Chips with Everything?
In the previous passages, I've looked at a few aspects of our recent history with the intention of demonstrating that there may be a pattern of organization in the background that could give many people grounds for concern. At this point, I would now like to address the question: “If there really was a coherent body organizing all of this, what would their motivation be, and where might all this be leading?”
The primary motivation behind all elite activities is the desire to acquire control. It is the base desire to control everything, to take a vast and dynamic planet full of people and drive them into a single cultural structure under their central control. It is the fulfillment of this desire that truly motivates the elite. In their attempt to bring about this highly negative state of affairs, the elite need to be active on two fronts simultaneously - the world outside and the world inside, the planet and the mind.
In the “world outside,” the objective the banking families are working towards is globalization - the creation of three vast interlocked markets centred on America, Europe and Asia, followed by their full integration into a single trading block. A global marketplace peopled with consumer-workers and serviced at the lower end via “Third World” debt.
In the “world inside,” the plan is to get all humanity microchipped. For, despite a multiplicity of control tactics currently being imposed upon us - mortgages, credit cards, street surveillance systems and antidepressants among them - people still have a basic level of personal freedom. Although it's getting harder to do so, we can still walk out of consumerism and embark on a new life. But if we are 'chipped this won't happen. This is because scientists' knowledge of neuroscience is now such that, by having a tiny microchip implanted inside our body, we can be regulated at an emotional level. By gaining control over our body's receptor-ligand network, our emotional state can be manipulated by electrical signals, either as a part of a 'chip's program or via remote signalling, thus offering the possibility of the creation of a perfect consumer workforce - a people whose only thoughts are those of working, eating, procreating and sleeping.
However, despite the progress our planet has made along the road of becoming a world consumerist superstate, most people are still highly resistant to the idea of having a 'chip put under their skin. There is therefore a progressive strategy that will be gradually implemented to lead us, step by step, into permitting this nightmare future to come about.
It will unfold in three concurrent stages. Firstly, cash will be gradually eliminated. Secondly, all personal and financial data will be placed on individual “smartcards.” And, thirdly smartcards will be themselves gradually eliminated to be replaced by microchip implants. By first removing cash, then introducing problems into electronic money systems while simultaneously promoting microchip implants as a safe and acceptable alternative, the elite will lead us slowly into accepting personal implant technology. I will look more closely at how these three stages will likely unfold.
For the past twenty years we have been slowly led towards giving up cash in favour of electronic money, and in the last ten, the heat has been turned up. The increased promotion of credit cards, phone banking, mail order and Internet shopping have all helped to bring about a society where the need for cash transactions is greatly reduced. Yet many people still like carrying cash, meaning more will have to be done if it is to be eliminated completely.
One strategy that will be employed will be the gradual implementation of “smart citizenship” schemes across ever-widening sectors of our society. "Smart citizenship" is one of a variety of euphemisms now emerging for "cashless society" and, once one city has been signed up, the benefits can be extensively promoted by the media to encourage others to follow suit. In April 2000 it was announced that the UK city of Southampton and the Swedish city of Gothenberg will host smart citizenship schemes commencing 2002, to be technically facilitated by the French consortium, Schlumberger.
Another strategy that might be utilised is the introduction of new, multinational currencies not available as cash. The euro, the currency for the European Union, may well be such a thing.
Another possibility is that cash will be removed on the pretext of eliminating the illicit drug trade. Many cities now have around 1% of their population using heroin daily. This, along with crack cocaine addiction, is proving a near intolerable social burden for many people who live in the areas affected. If cash were eliminated, anonymous illicit transactions for small sums would not be possible. With electronic money, the identities of the buyer and seller of any article are recorded on computer and, should a transaction be for an illicit substance, it could be traced. Although illicit drugs come into our countries in vast shipments, each load is ultimately sold in small amounts at or near street level. Remove cash and the illicit drug trade would be finished.
If the “drug war” is going to be used to assist in the outlawing of cash, one of the first signs will likely be moves to legalize soft drugs like marijuana. The smoking of cannabis is the primary cash-based illicit activity that people indulge in, and the prospect of having this pleasure withdrawn from them would inevitably create considerable opposition to any plan to outlaw cash. In addition, marijuana legalization would create the appearance of policy-softening on behalf of government, when the opposite is in fact taking place.
Whatever tactics are eventually employed, while cash is being eliminated and the creation of a global society pursued, an assortment of “softening-up” strategies are likely to be deployed by the media. There will be a steady trickle of stories in the papers and on TV relating the benefits of microchipping. Scientists will make statements extolling the wonders of implant technology for treating and monitoring illnesses and futuristic articles will relate how, in a few years time, we won't have to carry wallets around. Such stories will invariably make it seem that microchipping and globalization are not only desirable but also inevitable - that they have already “been decided.”
Once cash has finally been eliminated from a region, what will next happen is that problems will begin to mysteriously occur within the electronic money system. People will occasionally find their money disappearing into thin air. Computer errors, viruses and fraud, previously virtually unheard of, will increasingly begin to manifest. Having your personal records placed on a microchip implant will become renowned as the only safe way to keep personal data safe from interference, likely because encryption technology available on the personal 'chip won't be available on the smartcard.
Whole groups of people within society will likely have already been 'chipped by this time. Criminals, the mentally ill, and military personnel are three likely targets. The media will constantly portray 'chipping as the socially positive thing to do. Small children will go missing in high profile cases on the daily news, then be found, “because they were 'chipped.” Young people's TV will be especially targeted. Getting 'chipped will be seen as a cool thing to do, with a vast array of different 'chip features available to order. Getting 'chipped will be seen as synonymous with “getting ahead” and attracting members of the opposite sex. The media will spare no effort ensuring that the negative aspects of getting 'chipped, such as feeling like a robot, are driven from people's minds.
To still further intensify the drive to get the public 'chipped, large corporations will begin to make it a requirement for employment, likely under the guise of it being their contribution to creating a positive society. By this time the multinational corporations of today, big as they already are, will have been transformed into transnational giants, astride the world like statues of Colossus, controlling vast sectors of the earth's resources and meeting them out according to their masters' schedule, and with a vast and continuous PR job making it all appear completely consensual. Virtually everything purchased will be from a multinational corporation, and nearly all employment opportunities will involve working for one.
With cash gone and no way of bringing it back, and the credit card, ID card, and even smartcard systems increasingly falling into disrepair, life will begin to seem pretty bleak for those persons not 'chipped. Pretty soon, not being 'chipped will effectively mean you are not capable of working for a regular wage in any but the most menial job. There will initially still be a large black market operating at varying degrees outside the law and trading in a wide variety of licit and illicit substances. But, as 'chipping proceeds all across Western society, and becomes seen as being as natural as paying tax, so the State will increasingly make moves to attack illicit activity. With the moral backing of the microchipped population, engineered by the media, those persons not 'chipped will increasingly be marginalized in the same way the homeless are now - forced to the edges of society and left to fend for themselves in an environment of poverty, drug addiction, sexual exploitation and crime.
Once 'chipping is finally accepted as being an integral part of life in the twenty-first century, the next stage will be implemented - the promotion of 'chips that can regulate aspects of our body's function. Self-regulation of our body and mind will be seen as a new and convenient means of treating any number of complaints ranging from depression to minor flesh wounds. No need to take tablets or call up the doctor, just program your 'chip to do it for you. Scientists are now sufficiently knowledgeable of our body's electrical system and ligand-receptor networks that they can superficially alter many of our natural emotional functions. By changing the way our body metabolizes serotonin, for example, the symptoms of depression can be relieved.
With 'chips available capable of altering a whole range of neurochemical functions, we will increasingly have the ability to emotionally regulate ourselves. Given that it is now well recognized that negative emotions are mere symptoms of deeper needs not being met, all sorts of health problems could easily go undiagnosed. But, apart from health concerns, giving people the means to easily emotionally self-regulate could lead to the “Prozac generation” becoming global. People will become obsessed with feeling good about themselves all the time, ignoring anything which threatens to interfere with that feeling. Wars, starvation, political upheavals and global tyranny will all become just “other people's problems.” With implant technology accepted as being part of life in the twenty-first century, who is going to notice if one day the 'chips seem to start regulating themselves. Who is going to notice if they no longer require us to actually program them, but seem to do it without our help, no longer allowing us access to our true feelings even if we wanted them?
This nightmare scenario seems like something out of science fiction but, in fact, much of the technology has already been developed. The implantable microchip with global tracking system and biomonitoring system, Digital Angel, is scheduled to go into production in late 2000. It is powered by human muscle movement and will be offered to people concerned that they or their loved ones may go missing and to doctors wanting to monitor their patients. Patents for implantable 'chips that release pharmaceuticals into the bloodstream have already been issued and companies, such as ChipRx, have been set up to develop them for the market. The technology is here, the only question is: how much persuading will be necessary to make us accept it? One thing is certain - everything will be done bit by bit. Step by step, we will be led into a place where no one, if they thought about it, would ever willingly go - and without means of escape.
Extracted from Blueprint for a Prison Planet by Nick Sandberg. Available from Relax UK Ltd, 31 D’arbley St, London, W1V 3FG.
See: Blueprint for a Prison Planet I
Last updated 27/04/2005