So, “digital currency” would give the government or your employers complete control over what you can buy. This isn’t some made-up conspiracy an “oh, look what they could do with that” but someone actually advocating for it.
Yesterday, I talked about mileage taxes on cars and how, depending on how it was implemented (GPS tracking of all vehicles licensed to use on the public streets), it would give the government complete tracking of your movements–everywhere you went, how long you were there, where you went next, and so on. The only way to avoid that would be to walk or ride your bicycle (if that–want to bet that bicycles, since they use the public roads too, would not also eventually have a tax imposed once the precedent is set?).
Seriously, this would mean complete control of your life by some bureaucrat somewhere. As I said yesterday, the corpses of every tyrant in history has suddenly got a raging erection from excitement at the level of totalitarianism that this means.
People like those referenced in the piece above are actually advocating for a level of oppressive dystopia worse than any in history. Worse, indeed, than any in fiction. Brave New World and 1984 are pleasant libertarian allegories by comparison.
And people are cheering for it.
This cannot be allowed to continue. This must not be allowed to continue. And in the end, it won’t be. But the longer it takes for this dystopic train to be derailed, the more devastating and bloodier the eventual crash.
It needs to be stopped and it needs to be stopped now.
As for me, make mine freedom.