The following article opens up discussion for us curious minds as to whether the RFID chip is the mark of the Beast or the forerunner to it. Regardless, I don't think it is something you want under your skin as it is an invasion of privacy and a violation of the U. S. Constitution but this never stopped the statist or bureaucrat bent on destroying our personal liberties and freedoms in the name of fighting the "War on Terror."
Imagine if the state, either local or Federal, wanted to install a camera or bug-type device inside your home or apartment to monitor your every conversation. It might be equipped with both audio and visual capabilities tracking your every move and word. How would you react? What if they said it was for your own and others protection, would you believe them? I would hope not.
It's been hailed as the ultimate in personal identification and human tracking technology, and now it's going mainstream. The VeriMed system, formerly known as the Verichip, is a passive RFID microchip measuring about the size of a grain of rice and is implantable under your skin, making it possible for health care providers and other parties to instantly access your medical history and other personally identifying information.
The chip itself doesn't store a whole lot of information other than a personal identification number, much like a social security number. When scanned it connects directly to the Healthlink global network via the internet allowing doctors immediate retrieval of everything they need to know about you.
The systems are not only limited to human medical data storage, however, and have been used for years as location tracking for cattle and pets by Verichip's former parent company Applied Digital Solutions.
Recently the UK prison system proposed that these machine-readable chips be implanted into prisoners to keep tabs on their whereabouts and help prevent escape:
Because of concerns about the security of existing tagging systems and prison overcrowding, the British Ministry of Justice is investigating the use of satellite and radio-wave technology to monitor criminals.
But, instead of being contained in bracelets worn around the ankle, the tiny chips would be surgically inserted under the skin of offenders in the community, to help enforce home curfews.
"All options are on the table, and this is one we would like to pursue."
Source: NZ Herald
While reportedly plagued with security problems and health concerns, RFID chips are being rapidly implemented into society, often with the argument that that they will protect the safety of our loved ones, namely our children:
While interviewing Scott Silverman (Applied Digital CEO), Sean Hannity said on October 24, 2008: "[Parents are saying:] we can't even allow our kids to play in the front yard. Is there anything - technologically speaking - that [parents] can do that can help the situation, like a kidnapping. Is there, for example, a microchip...we can use for our kids?" In the interview, Silverman describes a PLD, which is an acronym for "Personal Locating Device," which is an RFID chip. This PLD is to be implanted into the body of the "child or someone you are interested in tracking."
While Hannity initially presents the RFID's use into the context of "protecting children from being kidnapped," Silverman quickly admits the multi-function purpose of the RFID: "It is the first implantable microchip for humans that has multiple security, financial and healthcare applications." Sean Hannity's response: "I love this idea, Scott." Security, financial, and healthcare: These are the vast categories of use which would encompass all of human life and activity in America.
Source: Right Side News
While VeriMed and its precursor the Verichip are reportedly designed for medical application, the system itself is already capable of wide ranging tracking implementation that includes personal location services. Coupled with the recent advances in federal surveillance technologies that include a massive newly built National Security Agency data center and tens of thousands of drones patrolling the skies of America, an implantable tracking chip would give the government unfettered access into the personal lives and daily goings on of every man, woman and child in the country.
[Ed. Note: Drones in the skies, tracking chips implanted in us to track our every move. These things are a natural progression for a dying empire that is struggling to keep control of its population.
If this type of thing surprises you, it's probably because you haven't been paying attention. To that, let us add one more not-so comforting thought... the privacy grab is going to get worse before it gets better.
We here at Laissez Faire Today want to nip this problem in the bud now. Once drones find their flight path in the skies above us, it's only a matter of time before their purpose expands from legitimate "search and rescue" missions to monitoring you "for your own safety." And once the technology advances far enough that they'll be able to see directly into our homes, it will be an uphill battle to reclaim our lost privacy.
Which is why we started this petition.
We have almost 7,000 signatures so far but we don't have much time before Congress is back in session, doing what they do. Specifically, in this case, deciding whether John Brennan, architect of the current drone program, should get the CIA Director position.
We believe if he does, the U.S. drone program will become ingrained in U.S. foreign and domestic policy. The time to say something about it is now.]
As Mark Dice points out in the Resistance Manifesto, the ultimate goal of the chips is to replace "drivers licenses and cash by using these devices so that every person on the planet will not be able to buy or sell anything without one."
I'll Never Stick One of Those In My Body!
Revelations refers to it as the mark of the beast.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
To suggest that Americans would willingly accept such a "mark" under their skins for the purposes of health care or financial security may sound ridiculous, but it is not out of the realm of possibility.
Consider the current state of affairs in America and the world and we can see how easily global governing entities may move to force such a technology on the vast majority of the population.
There are hundreds of millions of people worldwide, including half of all American households, on some form of government assistance, be it medical insurance, welfare, food stamps, disability or retirement stipend. With all of the fraud rampant in the system as it exists today and the lack of funds to maintain it, it would only take one major crisis for the government to step in and pass a law that forces anyone receiving government benefits of any kind to be implanted with an RFID chip in order to continue receiving those services they can no longer live without.
Can't happen? Heck, these days the government doesn't even need to pass a law. The President can either mandate such an action through Executive Order (as he and his predecessors have done so many times before), or a government alphabet agency can simply instigate a new rule requiring it, such as the USDA's recent call for exactly what is mentioned above - RFID tracking for those receiving food stamps.
Some would bow out of the system on personal moral or religious grounds, but millions would be left with no other choice but to concede their liberty.
Do you need to put food on the table to feed your family or gain access to that life saving medicine for your wife or child? Then you and your family had better have the chip, otherwise there will be no help coming to you.
It's that simple, really.
With more Americans than ever before dependent on government redistribution of wealth and services to get by, acceptance by most people of this technology is not such a far off proposition, especially with the threat of cutting off access to those services which people have come to depend for survival.
Those who refuse the chip, of course, would soon be labeled unpatriotic domestic terrorists, added to no fly lists (because if you're not chipped, you're probably hiding something and are obviously dangerous), and we'd soon see FBI/DHS bulletins distributed to doctors, retailers and government bureaucrats about how to identify potentially threatening activities of non-chippers.
If you see an unchipped, say something. It's your duty.
Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.
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