Friends to the END

World Economics in the Bible

When a country fails to comply with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, it is sanctioned economically, cut off from global institutions, and isolated from the international community. But this, however, is only the beginning. Because sanctions are a blunt instrument that can harm civilian populations, globalists are determined through international law to also bring compliance down to the level of the individual. The reality of life in the digital age is that individuals are already systematically identified and monitored by global technology companies, governments, and financial organizations, for the purposes of exploitation or “management”. In reality, this trend of monitoring and compliance will continue to increase at alarming rates as each new society driven crusade requires more compliance enforcement.

“… particularly in the area of peace and security, it [the UN] must have the ability to enforce law on the individual.”  John Logue (right) – World Federalist Association

“… particularly in the area of peace and security, it [the UN] must have the ability to enforce law on the individual.”

John Logue (right) – World Federalist Association

Considering this, it is unsurprising that the third and final pillar of the last-days new world order foretold in Revelation 13 is a global economic system. Comprehensive economic control completes the picture of global power and the new religious unity that serves its ideals. Personal participation in this system will ultimately be mandatory. When fully implemented, its compliance superstructure will bypass national borders and facilitate a new level of global economic integration and control.

“[The false prophet] also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.”

Revelation 13:16–18

As one of the most recognizable numbers in history, the Biblically prophesied six hundred and sixty-six [666] can send shivers down the spine. In the original Koine Greek of the New Testament, the number is represented by the three letters χξς or khee xee stig’-ma, encoding meaning beyond its numerical value. The word stigma means “to stick”, that is, prick; a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership), that is, (figuratively) scar of service.

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity."

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity.”

Klaus Schwab – founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in Foreign Affairs (2015)
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Tracking, Control and Compliance Mechanisms

To manage you must measure, and to measure you must monitor – this principle is applied by successful leaders all over the world in organizations and business, in military and security services, in government, and online. In the era of “big data”, an infinite amount of information is being stored and analysed by global organizations, affording them increasing levels of power and control. And the intrusion upon the individual doesn’t stop there – increasingly the indicators of our views, preferences, and personal activity are being scooped up and analysed by powerful algorithms and artificial intelligence to facilitate a new type of information warfare. To control the virtual town square is to have the ability to sway perspectives, political outcomes, and even fundamental beliefs.

Bear in mind that technology itself is neither good nor evil, but an enabler of such innovation that could hardly have been dreamed possible in past generations. Fast international and even interplanetary travel, the internet, advances in medicine, clean energy, automation, global communication, and countless other technological benefits have enabled humanity to prosper in new ways. However, typically the “free” technology services of large corporations come at a cost. Users sacrifice privacy and anonymity for perceived benefits and convenience. Assessing the cost-to-benefit ratio is not always straightforward, but commercial enterprises lean towards mechanisms that benefit their bottom line at the expense of users. It’s up to the individual to remain vigilant, and most aren’t paying attention.

Governments around the world have watched the rise of global tech giants with concern, seeing the traditional societal infrastructure shift progressively into the digital realm and, with it, power, into the hands of privately controlled entities. And it’s concerning, how a majority of these third parties have their own cultural-political agenda. On popular social media platforms, community guidelines have been applied with arbitrary impunity to “cancel” those whose views are deemed “unacceptable” – from the average account holder all the way up to heads of state. This blatant disregard for free speech has prompted a move to break up big tech companies and divide their power, as was imposed on the German state after WWII. However, certain global institutions and organizations see the digital influence not as a threat, but as a tool to be brought under their authority to help manage global populations. A stark reminder of how the sword of progress is sharp on both sides.

Consider another example of technological development – in road safety. To help reduce incidents at traffic lights, red-light cameras were introduced. Next, speed-detection devices were installed to help deter speeding through red lights and on the road. Additionally, stationary traffic cameras became mobile, although signs were required to designate areas where they were located – then the signs were removed, and cameras could be located anywhere at any time. But that still was not enough. Higher-resolution cameras were put in place to monitor car-internal activities, ostensibly to monitor seat belt and mobile phone use. Then software was upgraded, and now any public CCTV camera can be used to facilitate law enforcement. But still the level of control is deemed too low. The next round of “safety” protocols entails embedding tracking and monitoring devices directly into vehicles, to force compliance by automatically slowing down the vehicle using advanced but readily available technology. The time is conceivably near when an individual will not be able to “drive” a vehicle outside of “safe zones”. Regrettably, as technology advances, so will its ability to control every aspect of life.

This example may seem harmless in its intent, and it certainly could lead to a reduction in road casualties. But note how the same principle of “safety” is used to justify the introduction of lockdowns, mandatory “jabs”, and vaccine passports, and it becomes clear why “progress” down the slippery slope towards absolute compliance is not only likely, but biblically prophesied to occur. Traffic controls? As Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane once sang, “Life is a highway.”

“Ministers are planning to implant ‘machine-readable’ microchips under the skin of thousands of offenders.”

Prisoners “to be chipped like dogs” – The Independent (2008)
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Economic Social Credit Systems

A tension exists between control and freedom that can be felt when democratic governments attempt to pass laws or institute mechanisms that reduce personal liberties. Historically in free nations, the prospect of greater centralized authority and its potential for corruption was a clear omen to those who valued their liberty enough to resist such change. Despite this, mandatory nationwide identification systems have already been implemented in many countries, representing a step back towards authoritarian “papers please” directives.

“…with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image.”

Revelation 19:20

National ID cards linked to a centralized database have been the method of choice for ID systems. But as technology advances and the limits of a physical card are reached, new methods are being implemented. These utilize biometric data in the form of fingerprints; iris, face, and palm prints; gait; voice; and even DNA. As the ability to capture and store unique characteristics progresses, and even to implant digital identification devices, the quest for ever-greater control poses a critical challenge to privacy, personal liberty, and the preservation of basic human rights.

In a current example, the Nigerian national e-ID card replaces all previously issued government cards. It is designed to make an individual more trackable, storing information in a central database accessible worldwide. An embedded chip facilitates 13 applets for personal biometric data verification, financial transactions (via collaboration with MasterCard), and more. Created in partnership with the World Bank and a French development agency, the national identification number (NIN) gives government officials the ability to allow or deny access to payment systems, travel, health services, driving, public transportation, and even the internet.

“In its most pessimistic, dehumanized form, the Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed have the potential to “robotize” humanity and thus to deprive us of our heart and soul

Professor Klaus Schwab – Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

However, there is no better 21st-century example than the sweeping control structure being implemented by the Communist Party of China. Facilitated by AI and other advanced technologies, the government’s social credit system is essentially a caste-ranking program designed to punish those who do not align themselves faithfully to the Party and conform to its dictates, and otherwise to reward “good citizens”.

Under communist rule, Chinese citizens have become accustomed to intrusive government regulation, but the ability of the Party to impose itself on individual lives continues to grow at an alarming rate. Advancements in technology have empowered a digital revolution of “big data meets Big Brother”, resulting in a surveillance superstate on a massive scale. Increasingly, every aspect of a citizen’s life is monitored, including location, internet and social media activity, private messaging, health, finances, and travel, assisted by almost 1 billion facial-recognition cameras. The government uses this information to determine if an individual is suitably compliant and zealous. If anyone steps out of line or loses favour with the Party, he or she will be stuck in the largest open prison in the world, effectively unable to participate in society.

“Once a person has a score, all their credit behaviour in life is recorded, and can be evaluated by that number. Our goal is to ensure that if people keep their promises, they can go anywhere in the world, and if they break their promises, they won’t be able to move an inch.”

Manager of Alipay, Tianjin

The overarching objective to the architecture of any authoritarian system is self-preservation: those in power will do anything to maintain control and to remove or neutralize resistance. In a chilling current example, again in communist China, the state under Xi Jinping has been conducting a systematic repression of Uyghur identity and culture in the country’s northwest region of Xinjiang. Human rights groups report that over 1 million Uyghurs are being held in purpose-built detention centres, faced with daily “re-education” propaganda, forced labour, organ removal, and even forced sterilisation and abortions.

With the right tools in its hands, ultimately there is no limit to what an authoritarian power can do to manage its population and prosecute its agenda. It is sobering to consider the biblical perspective in view of the Chinese model, whose social credit system may serve as a blueprint for a future global order, now emboldened by the digital yuan. Revelation 13 gives us the understanding that once the means for comprehensive economic integration are implemented, the power that controls the world system will wield absolute economic authority.

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Cryptocurrencies and Digital National Currencies

Born out of the disillusionment of the 2007–2008 global financial crisis and resulting bank bailouts, the cryptocurrency bitcoin was created with the noble intention of providing a distributed, censorship-resistant, privacy-promoting money supply impervious to inflation, corruption, and national governments. Encoded in the first block of bitcoin’s blockchain, the “genesis block”, was the January 3, 2009 Times headline, “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”. The move started a digital monetary revolution, with the currency now enjoying a market capitalisation of more than $2.5 trillion and rising … and falling … and rising.

When bitcoin’s unique, grassroots monetary movement began, its proponents saw the potential for an open, free, inflationless monetary system. However, it wasn’t long before other blockchain technologies arrived, mimicking the technology but not its principles. Alternative cryptocurrencies enabled their creators to be the new digital monetary masters, holding the same keys to corruption that produced the issues bitcoin had been created to resolve. National governments have taken note, and some are following suit, creating their own national digital currencies that effectively pave the way for a new, completely digital economic ecosystem. China is leading the way with the digital yuan, its rulers attracted by the ability to monitor and regulate every financial transaction to consolidate their authoritarian grip. On a larger scale, the idea is vigorously promoted and encouraged at global gatherings such as the World Economic Forum.

However, blockchain, the technology that bitcoin is built upon, has potential beyond financial applications. It is essentially a distributed database that can hold any type of digital information. In lockstep with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ID2020 is a worldwide consortium of organizations tasked by the UN to implement a global ID system. As explained on the website, the plan is to use “blockchain in conjunction with biometrics” to assign a digital ID to every individual that “lives with you from life to death”. It is no coincidence that a system of this type and magnitude can be used in time to store other personal information – virtually without limit – making it a prerequisite for many other SDG objectives to the selling point is that it will “provide legal identity to all, including birth registration, by 2030”.

The top-down implementation of a global human numbering system has not been without some resistance. Those who love freedom are voicing their objections, alarmed by what it foreshadows for the future. The response of globalists has been simply to step up the propaganda, highlighting any event or idea that will help further their ID ambitions.

“Identity is vital for political, economic and social opportunity.”

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Never Waste a Good Crisis

As global wealth disparities, environmental alarmism, free-market volatility, trade and currency manipulation, ballooning debt, and corporate bailouts play out in the current economic system, some see its foundational freedoms as an obstacle to progress. The current model of economic development is broken, they reason. Its freedoms and its participants’ independence are a weakness, a flaw that must be corrected, a hindrance to the centralizing of planning and control. We must be regulated – and regulated at a global level – to ensure that human progress will be socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.

Tellingly, the accomplishment of this goal will require that authority is progressively removed from the democratic sphere and concentrated in the hands of an elite who will manage us – for our own good. Our new leaders eye taxes on global revenues then as a means of throwing off the shackles of dependence on national governments, with world government the ultimate ideal.

“What our planners demand is a central direction of all economic activity according to a single plan, laying down how the resources of society should be ‘consciously directed’ to serve particular ends in a definitive way.”

Economist F. A. Hayek in his 20th-century classic The Road to Serfdom

But how to convince the people? The advocates of a new global model of “managed” economic development take every opportunity to amplify the inadequacies of the current system, whose foundation preserved liberty as an imperative. And every crisis presents such an opportunity. International conflicts, global warming, pandemics, crashing stock markets – all can be used to drive home the point that freedom equals insecurity and corruption; a Great Reset is needed, a permanent adjustment to the way we “think” and “do” society and economy.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model . . . . That will not happen overnight, and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change . . . . It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.”

Christiana Figueres, then Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at a press conference in Brussels in 2015

And if no crisis has yet proven insurmountable – because that is the fact – it’s only a matter of time, we’re told. The latest pandemic (or the strangely draconian response?) proves we can’t do it on our own.

“As the global economy grows, so will its thirst. Many more conflicts lie just over the horizon.”

Bon Ki- Moon – Former UN Secretary General

Sovereign debt continues to grow in every quarter. Unfortunately, it is from the largely behind-the-scenes powerbrokers, who hold the levers to the world’s debt, that our set of predetermined solutions comes. But the change will be promoted as a high feat of humanism. The structures for “the management of a global commons” will inevitably be put in place, and once they reach maturity, those positioned to rule will tighten the noose, require absolute allegiance, and implement the “mark of the beast” system – the cornerstone of world government compliance imprinted in the very person.

“And a third angel followed them, saying with a great voice, If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark in his forehead or in his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the anger of God, having been mixed undiluted in the cup of His wrath. And he will be tormented by fire and brimstone before the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.”

Revelation 14:9-10

“Most of the time, the convenience of electronic technology, and the perceived need to fight the bad guys, seems to outweigh any worries about where it could lead. That is a recent development. On America’s religious right, it was common in the late 1990s to hear dark warnings about the routine use of electronic barcodes in the retail trade: was this not reminiscent of the ‘Mark of the Beast’ without which ‘no man might buy or sell’, predicted in the final pages of the Bible? But today’s technophobes, religious or otherwise, are having to get used to devices that they find even spookier.”

Learning to Live with Big Brother – The Economist (2007)
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