Media Deems Cashless Society a “Conspiracy Theory” After Admonishing Cash Use – Activist Post

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05-08-20 03:43:00,

By Gavin Wax

Before there was a coin shortage, cash was under attack in the media and portrayed as a COVID-19 hazard. Now news outlets are making sure everyone knows only to think of a looming cashless society as a “conspiracy theory.”

At the height of anxiety over the coronavirus, CNN berated the American people for using cash. “Do NOT take a bunch of cash out of the bank” rang one headline, and “Dirty money: The case against using cash during the coronavirus outbreak” read another.

CBS News similarly ran an anti-cash story at the time, as did other mainstream networks, but more recent stories feign concern about the growing suspicion of an impending digital coup against paper and coined money.

It’s always funny how the media manipulates emotions, giving us something to be outraged about one day and trying to calm us down the next day if we’re outraged about the wrong thing.

Americans should be concerned about moves away from cash, and there is nothing wrong about questioning who would benefit and who would lose in a cashless society. If that makes you a conspiracy theorist in the eyes of the average journalist, who cares.

It was just last year that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said, “We want a cashless society.”

Big banks and financial institutions would reap obvious benefits, beyond saving on the costs of transacting in coins and paper as well as transporting them. They would have that much more data to collect in bulk on their customers.

In the era of Cancel Culture, other more nightmarish consequences are stunningly easy to fathom. The difference between being banned from social platforms and financial platforms is a matter of degree, and the latter is already happening.

There is no downside to a cashless society for its fiercest proponents. They aren’t worried about finding an under-the-table side hustle or working for tips. They aren’t kids trying to mow a lawn or who are otherwise priced out or regulated out of the market by minimum wage and child labor laws.

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London deems that some of Lebanon’s ministers are terrorists

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02-03-19 01:59:00,

The House of Lords has adopted an amendment to anti-terrorist legislation passed in 2000. The effect of the amendment: every part of Hezbollah without exception will be deemed a terrorist organization. This text will enter into force on 1 March 2019 at midnight.

Hezbollah is a Lebanese network that is resisting Israeli invasion. Previously it was armed by Syria but since 2005 it has been armed by Iran.

Today Hezbollah holds a third of the seats in the Lebanese Parliament and three ministers in Lebanese government. An Israeli campaign aims at assimilating Hezbollah to a terrorist organization by attributing to it various attacks in Lebanon (such as the assassination of the former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri) as well as abroad: Ankara (1992) Buenos Aires (1992 and 1994), Istanbul (2011) and Bourgas (2012). Hezbollah categorically denies all responsibility for these attacks.

On the basis of the Israeli campaign, several countries, including the United States, consider the Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Cutting the pear in two, the European Union established a distinction between the armed and the civil branches of the movement. It classified the armed branch as a terrorist organization whereas it maintains relations with the civil branch. In its preparation to leave the EU, this move can be seen as the United Kingdom letting go of the EU’s hand and adopting the position of Washington.

The motion of the House of Lords was drawn up by the new Home Secretary, the anti-Islam and pro-Israeli Sajid Javid (photo). His hope is to take control of the Conservative Party and to become Prime Minister.

Refusing to draw any conclusions from the fact that 70 MPs of Hezbollah have been democratically elected, the US ambassador to Beirut, Elizabeth Richard, denounced Hezbollah’s presence to the government two weeks ago. She was part of the US State Department’s opposition to Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.

Translation
Anoosha Boralessa

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