10 Actions You Can Take to Stop CBDCs – from https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2023/02/11/how-to-stop-cbdcs.aspx
Implementation of CBDCs is moving ahead, fast. In 2023, 11 countries have fully launched a digital currency while more than 20 more will move toward starting one. All G7 nationals are now actively developing CBDCs, including the U.S. Further, 114 countries, which represent more than 95% of global GDP, are looking into CBDC — up from just 35 countries in 2020.9
However, widespread CBDCs are not yet inevitable. “It is important to recognize that there is a great deal that each one of us can do to take action,” Fitts says. “In a highly leveraged financial system such as we have, a single individual counts for a lot.”10 In response to the many requests she’s had from people wondering how to stop CBDCs, Fitts compiled these 10 top actions.11
1. Use cash — Fitts recommends using cash as much as possible — and not frequenting shops that don’t accept it:12
“Walk out on establishments that refuse to accept cash. When using remote facilities where cash is not possible, use checks if you can. We understand from one subscriber that check companies are scrambling to fill the orders of all of the bank customers who have requested checks recently. Whether the indicator is banking statistics or anecdotal reports from our subscribers, cash use is clearly rising.”
In addition to using cash, Fitts recommends keeping a stash of cash on hand, safely stowed in several locations. “Think small, and start thinking about all the ways you can spread your cash around and put it in different places, including outside of the banking and brokerage system,” she says, “but also how you can use your cash to permanently lower your expenses and permanently lower your risk.”13
Think like a squirrel does when stashing away acorns for the winter. You want to have your cash spread out, in “little pots all over the place.” This starts with keeping cash on hand in your home, ideally in a fireproof safe. Then you can expand to a safe deposit box at a bank, a small, local bank or investing in silver and gold coins.
2. Embrace analog — While some digitization is OK, an entirely digital system is at risk of being manipulated and controlled by a central power. Fitts recommends minimizing your use of digital systems, including avoiding biometric technology and QR codes. “Get invasive surveillance systems out of your home. Use hard-wired Internet connections, not Wi-Fi … While you are at it, refuse to use or support vaccine passports,” she says.14
3. Do business with people you trust — Focus on finding people of integrity with whom to conduct business. Even if it costs more, Fitts says, it’s worth it. “In the end, fraudsters and others who contribute to unhealthy systems through their own greed or lust for power cause untold losses. All those little expenses related to transacting with integrity can end up being lifesavers …”15
Corbett refers to this as “freedom cells” and recommends joining with a small group of eight or so other people, then connecting to other groups, engaging in a local exchange trading system or using some form of community currency. This “will facilitate actual productive economic activity if we arrive at the Mad Max apocalyptic scenario … or the government coming down and cracking down on dissent to the point of taking you off the payment grid,” he says.16
4. Choose a small, local bank — Ditch large, multinational banks in favor of trustworthy local banks or credit unions. While you’re there, let bankers know about the dangers of CBDCs. The Solari Report even has a template letter17 you can use to inform your bankers about the downsides of CBDCs. It reads, in part:18
“It strikes me that creating a different, yet centrally controlled fiat currency that can be created from thin air and manipulated by unelected central bankers does not promote U.S. financial stability or provide citizens with consumer and investor protections — except in the sense that totalitarian governments can be financially stable through the power of taxation without representation and the ability to micromanage and regulate the spending of families and small enterprise.”
5. Finance friends, not enemies — While limiting the number of online and digital financial transactions you make, avoid supporting credit card companies and financial technology (fintech) firms intent on expanding digital IDs, vaccine passports and CBDCs. Instead, focus on making financial transactions with like-minded people and entities.
“Financing your local farmer or farm distribution service may not look like a great money-maker,” Fitts explains, “but it means you will have a better chance of not being cornered into eating insects and lab-grown meat.”19 The idea is to establish of form of survival currency that allows you to eat, maintain shelter and survive in a worst-case scenario.
“When you are in a survival situation,” Corbett explains, “where you were literally scrambling to provide food for your family… let’s start from that point of the survival currency. What can I do to facilitate exchange with people in my area, who I want to exchange with, but we don’t have access to these dollars or pesos, or whatever.”20 Examples of survival currencies, which each have their own pros and cons, include precious metals, cryptocurrencies and bartering.
6. Ask state officials to support financial freedom — Fitts recommends asking your state legislators to start a sovereign state bank that protects the right to free financial transactions. She explains:21
“Make sure it is a sovereign bank that supports (and does not and cannot compete with) private community banks and credit unions, and helps to ensure they can provide free private financial transactions.
While you are at it, ask them to start a state bullion depository. Then, in the worst-case scenario, you can use your gold and silver as a local currency (if your state has been smart enough to cancel sales tax on precious metals — if not, that’s another matter to bring up with state legislators).”
7. Hold the New York Fed accountable — The New York Federal Reserve Bank, which acts as the depository of the U.S. government and stores the largest known depository of gold in the world, holds immense power over U.S. financial policy.22
Fitts suggests contacting your congressional representatives to demand an audit of the New York Fed, including tracing $21 trillion in funds missing from the U.S. government — which amounts to $65,000 per person in the U.S. — and returning it. She adds:23
“Clearly communicate that congressional representatives are not to pass any legislation or grant the Fed (most notably the New York Fed) any more powers or funding until the Fed is audited, transparent and held accountable, and makes restitution for all illegal transactions in U.S. government accounts held by it or its member banks.
Congress should not accept any argument that the executive branch has the authority to proceed with the institution of CBDCs without congressional approval.”
8. Tell the US to leave WHO — The U.S. government has close ties to the World Health Organization. Not only does it provide between $200 million and $600 million in funding annually, but it’s actively engaged with the organization.24
“The WHO, among other unacceptable actions, is using the health care system to institute vaccine passports,” Fitts says, “which is simply a way of getting the authentication system needed for CBDCs and spatial control.” The Solari Report has a template you can use to send to your representatives regarding WHO’s pending amendments to existing International Health Regulations.25
9. Reject taxation without representation — CBDCs will rapidly usher in an era of taxation without representation, leading to the end of liberty. By granting complete control of individuals’ financial transactions to central bankers, CBDCs allow the government to maintain complete control.
“Under a CBDC system in which government maintains and controls all financial transactions, if a citizen objects to taxation without representation by refusing to pay federal taxes in the face of gross violations of the Constitution and human rights, the central bankers can simply take the taxed amounts from such individuals’ accounts,” Fitts explains.26
10. Share your knowledge with friends and family — Tell everyone you know about the true intention of CBDCs so they can also take action against them. This includes educating yourself and others to resist propaganda tactics being used by Big Tech to influence public opinion and individual minds.
If we can decentralize financial power, it will lead to an improved economy and future, Fitts notes, and practical opportunities are all around us. For instance, embrace local farmers and grow as much of your fresh food as possible. “If we grow our own food supply, it will make it much harder for the bankers to control the transaction system,” Fitts says.
So, rather than feeling defeated, recognize that the opportunity exists to win this battle, one action and one individual at a time. As Fitts explains, there’s room for everyone to get involved.