The Reason Your Fellow Americans Are Giving Away Their Freedom Will Disturb You

Freedom is, very simply, one of the most valuable things that a person can have. Many people acknowledge this, and, yet, it continues to amaze me how few people understand that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance, that freedom comes through inconvenience and responsibility for oneself. Freedom is not convenient, but, if I want to keep it, I had better make the choices that keep me free and take responsibility for my choices and actions and their consequences.

Unfortunately, though, many people seem to prefer convenience and the perceived sense of safety provided by big corporations and big government. The latest battle waged in this war to control people has to do with RFID chips. Now, these chips have been in use for years as part of anti-theft devices in retail stores and as part of shipping packages to track shipping easily. I don’t so much have a problem with that. Claire Bernish gives us details about what does concern me:

One technological wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing slipped unobtrusively into Europe as an apparent answer to accessibility in the workplace: RFID chips — grain-of-rice-sized, injectable, memory-packed, protean implants — designed to identify the bearer for use of equipment, purchases, logins, and other operations generally requiring more than the wave of one’s implant.

Once workers took the plunge, RFID (radio frequency identification) technology sprang up in a smattering of places; and, soon, Sweden accepted microchips for payment at government-run train stations — as if subcutaneous tech were well-rooted and time-tested.

Then, just this week, reports a Wisconsin business held a party for workers volunteering for a chip set social media into paroxysms over privacy worries, the role and acceptable extent of nascent technology literally in our lives, and only somewhat far-flung fears the tiny gadget will ultimately fall to malevolent, coercive control to some unknown, but obviously untenable, end.

Yes, the ability to be conveniently tracked has shown its first signs of coming to our side of the pond, at least as far as implantable tracking devices go (most adult Americans already have a cell phone, which is an easy way to track people).

Those supporting RFID chip implants will argue that it’s voluntary (which, at this point, is true) and that RFID chips aren’t active tracking devices in the same way that GPS devices, such as in cell phones, are. This is also true. A person has to walk near an RFID scanner for that chip to be picked up by tracking equipment. Of course, this RFID tracking equipment is in nearly every retail store in America, so it’s almost as effective in keeping tabs on you as an active tracking device.

Look, if someone wants to voluntarily have a chip implanted, I think it’s a terrible, foolish decision, but it’s their decision to make, not mine. But, on the other hand, if you want to minimize your chance of being tracked, as I do, then you need to fight tooth and nail to never have one of these implanted on you.

 
 

  • Junior1950

    The RFID chipping of human beings will be the first step to losing ALL of our freedoms, since the government will be able to track where you are, where you have been, what you purchased, how much, and why. Of course, they are already tracking us in our own homes with smart devices such as Cortana, Alexa, smart phones, and computers with “back door” access, since these devices “are always listening” for a voice command, and all of this information and conversations is being stored in a huge Government database in Utah!! OK Google anyone???? How about Alexa “check the front door”???? Or “Alexa, check messages for Dad from Mom”???? Get the picture yet?? Bad enough I own a computer which the Government can hack into and track, but own these other “listening devices” everyone else is going gaga over, much less being micro chipped for the reasons listed in the workplace?? Thank you~~~NO~~~as I said earlier, my computer is nosy enough!!!!

    • anoesis

      Do you go to the doctor? Oidiotcare states that doctors are supposed to implant these chips into anyone who has it, without telling you they did it, if you need a shot. That crap also requires doctors to ask whether you own any guns and whether you’ve ever needed to talk to a psychologist, psychiatrist or ever felt depressed (for the purpose of confiscating your firearm). These chips have information that will be used by employers or potential employers to deny you work because of potential (catch all phrase) uncontrollable acts you MAY commit in the future, to deny you health care for a potential catastrophic disease they see in you genes (you have to choose to accept pain killers until you die or to kill yourself to save huge expenses) and on and on and on. Europeans have been on so-called ‘free’ health care for years. They’ve also been told by the govmint how they’re supposed to live from cradle to grave. Chris Hillman is right about the mark of the beast. JESUS says if you take it you are not HIS. Chief 741A said ‘if we give up freedom for ‘security’ we don’t deserve either’ and that is very true. Here’s another one that one of those WHITE men that gave their all fighting for our freedoms in the American Revolution said “Give me liberty or give me death” and I believe Patrick Henry said that. Government is NOT your friend. If you believe it is go to Venezuela and get a load of their freedom. Or try Cuba, North Korea, North Vietnam, China, Zimbabwe, etc. We’d better start paying more attention to what’s going on around us before it’s too late.

      • Junior1950

        Yes. And no, they haven’t asked me any of the things that you have mentioned, and if they had, they would have been told in no uncertain terms that it was NONE OF THEIR F*CKING BUSINESS!! Furthermore, they have been told in no uncertain terms which PRESCRIBED DRUGS I WILL, OR WILL NOT TAKE!! And if they don’t like those terms, I will take my healthcare business elsewhere!!

      • Tim

        Doctors already kill over 250 000 people a year thru mistakes, neglect and carelessness, so this is not a BIG STEP for them. They maim and cut off the wrong body parts all the time too. The AMA covers for them. Why is THAT not a RICO violation of the law ? It is organized. IT is a crime. I guess doctors are not considered “those people” like HITLERY and other demonrats……

    • Tim

      is the chip gun more powerful than a 9MM ? How about a 30-30 or a 45-70 ?

    • mustangsallyann

      I can’t imagine why anyone would want Alexa, etc. in their home. I see no good reason now, nor when they were first introduced. People today boggle the mind.

  • chris_hillman@msn.com

    Mark of the Beast. Turning people into tagged animals (beasts) – not humans anymore. God intended the human body to be His Temple, not the possession of the worldly. Judgement Day draweth nearer.

    • Tim

      the salt that has lost it’s savor, was meant to be cast out into the street as weed killer. It has been brought into the assembly, served to the sheep and infected the whole lump, for the most part. IF you ain’t swimming upstream, beware !

    • mustangsallyann

      No kidding. Who cares if it’s a tracking device. An existence without Jesus and God should be one’s biggest fear. We’ll run naked in the streets while starving to death before anyone marks us with what will inevitably be satan’s most important and evil tool. The quick return of Jesus is all that will save us that still reside on this earth.

  • Ebenezer_Geezer

    The government will be planting them in the newborns soon enough.

  • Estell Newton

    There are enough tracking devices that people don’t realize are. Cell phones, tvs, computers, debit and credit cards. Those chips will eventually be used to enforce the mark of the beast as described in the book of Revelation in the Bible. I strongly urge people NOT to get one implanted.

    • James Killian

      Automobiles!

      • Estell Newton

        I forgot they now have computers that can be tracked.  And there’s probably more things we don’t know about.  I know there are drones flying around at night checking on things too.

        • Tim

          AIN’T SOCIALISM GREAT ! And to think, we PAY for it. Amerika is the Evil Empire today. Has been for 152 years thanks to Abraham Lincoln the white supremacist and fraud and liar. Remember Hitlery said she was as two faced as him in the next to last debate ? How did you miss THAT ONE !

        • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

          How do know that they aren’t angels?

          • Estell Newton

            People have identified them as drones.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            What has God identified them as?

          • Estell Newton

            God  hasn’t identified them  as far as I know.  I do know eye witnesses to them flying over at 4am.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            It is pretty hard to see anything at 4am in a moonless sky.

          • Estell Newton

            Depends on how bright the moon is and how low the drone is.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Only one creature can see in absolute dark.

          • Estell Newton

            If the moon is shining it’s not absolute darkness.  Besides, they have also been spotted in the daytime.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Even if the moon isn’t shining it isn’t absolutely dark unless it is totally overcast, which it frequently is here at night.

          • Estell Newton

            Some people see quite well in the dark.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Probably the same people who can read this grey on black garbage without adjusting their viewing angle.

          • Estell Newton

            You must lead a very sheltered life.  there are a lot of people who can see well in the dark.  That’s just your excuse for not believing me.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            The complete absence of light precludes the operation of the retina.

          • Estell Newton

            You don’t know what you are talking about.  Your eyes adjust to let light in even when it’s dark.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            How can your eyes let in what isn’t? Absolute darkness is the complete absence of light.

          • Estell Newton

            YOUR EYES ADJUST TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS.  THAT ISN’T HARD TO UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU NEVER TURNED OFF A LIGHT.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            I thought you were a Christian.

          • Estell Newton

            ?What does being a Christian have to do with whether or not you can see in the dark.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Jesus healed the blind.

          • Estell Newton

            Spiritually blind.  That has nothing to do with the subject.  Besides, all aircraft have lights on at night.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            How many aircraft did Jesus fly on?
            I’m not sure what you think the subject is, since you don’t believe that light is totally absent from complete darkness.

          • Estell Newton

            You have to be a student at UC Berkeley.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Do they not allow closet lights to be turned off?

          • Estell Newton

            Not in California

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            Then they won’t be able to reduce wasted energy very well.

  • Chief741A

    “People who would sell their essential freedom for fleeting security deserve neither”.

    Who said that? I think it was Franklin but I didn’t bother to google it. Anyway, truer words were never spoken. I don’t care about liberal goons selling their birthrights, but my grandchildren deserve better than what they want for their future.

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin

  • Normie G

    I will go kicking and screaming all the way!

  • Junior Sampals

    Being beholding to government is exactly like picking cotton on a Mississippi Plantation in 1860.
    The old Masser tell you where to live, what clothes to wear, what to eat, and when or if you can go to town. In exchange for all this “Freedom” you get to sleep in a drafty company shack, eat government provided salt pork, and best of all you get to stay awake all night and whip the swamp water with a bamboo pole to keep the bullfrogs quite so ol Masser can sleep.

    • Tim

      and now you have to pay for your food, shelter, clothes and HALF of what you started with goes to the government ? What part of slavery do you not understand ? Who told you you were free ? The thief ? The public servant that suppose to work for you ? YEA ! right