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Most people think that a move to a cashless society, with all transactions being done via computers and even - perish the thought - little microchips embedded in the body, is a wonderful idea.


Don't get me wrong. I'm just as fond of using my card to purchase things online as the next guy, but I'm still old fashioned enough to conduct some transactions still by a written cheque, snail mail, and even cash. Imagine hackers hacking into SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transfer's computers in Brussels. Nothing is impossible. A cashless society would be a nightmarish opportunity for the sorts of "assymmetrical warfare" types of operations of which terrorism is only the tip of the iceberg. Without multiple redundant systems of media of exchange, including good old fashioned cash, the opportunities for sophisticated people to do enormous damage to the world's major economies is immense. Computer systems require such redundancies by the nature of the case, but we must understand, that economies need them too, for in the computer age, they are dangerously exposed to such activity. Economies need redundant layers of media of exchange. A totally cashless society, in my opinion, is a splendidly and magnificently bad idea.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. MrCharlest on April 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Dr. Farrell:
    I find your work and opinions concerning the Nazi Reich compelling, plausible and most certainly possible. As I am sure you already know, the late Herbert W. Armstrong was an advocate a Fourth Reich in the near future.
    With all of the legitimate challenges facing us as a race, do you consider it possible that we would see another threat from this organization; what is their endgame?

    • Joseph P. Farrell on April 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

      A good question… if they do constitute a contemporary threat, my gut intuition is that they do so in conjunction with other hidden underground groups, organized crime, etc. A very good question, and I’m not entirely settled in my mind how to answer it.

      • Vinnie on April 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

        If I might pick your brain…. Let’s suppose that the nazis are in fact a competing source trying to gain control of the planet. Where would their source of funding come from and how could it be independent from the financial center in the city of london that has made the use of endless debt the global medium of exchange? How would the nazis be able to launder their “money” if not through the international and commercial banking system? It seems to me that all roads continue to lead back to the rothchild empire and the royal bloodlines that seemingly wish to reestabish what they consider is their divine right to rule the planet.
        Certainly the nazis are players with their own established goals, but I can’t imagine them being anything but useful creations of the global cabal, the anglo/american elitists who are playing them off against other groups in a dialectic dance to bring the fear and chaos to reshape the world.
        May I have your thoughts?

        • Joseph P. Farrell on April 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

          I have never agreed that they were “useful” creations of the banksters…they quickly proved to be very unuseful to them…as for funding, I think their connections to organized crime and drug trade is indicator enogh… But no, I depart emphatically and wholeheartedly from the camp that ascribes omnicompetence to the Anglo-American elite, as anyone who has listened to me on interviews would understand. By the same token, I do not think the Nazis or whatever Fascist international is in existence now is omnicompetent either

          • Vinnie on April 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

            Thank you. I’m very open to the idea of there being competing interests battling to rule the world. It’s just that I don’t clearly see the mechanisms in place for the nazis say of doing it. The drug trade is clearly controlled and run through the cia and dea that were created to protect and control the supply and trafficing of narcotics around the world. The idea of a war on drugs is another way to increase profits and cartelize the business. The nazis, if players would only be cut in as one among many distributors. We know what happens to anyone who tried to get too big, or who steps out of line.
            I agree with you completely that even as much as they’d wish it, the anglo/america globalists are over their head and out of their depth in what they’re trying to do. There are laws of economics, just as there are natural laws of physics that can’t be violated and we’re very likely to be experiencing the effects in the market corrections that will occur.
            Events are probably going to spin out of control in ways that no one is able to begin to predict. Order will emerge out of the chaos, but it’s not going to be an order the globalists have been wishing for. My guess is they’re going to hang themselves with the rope they’ve been planning to tie us all up with.

          • Joseph P. Farrell on April 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

            I would agree…though, it is good to remember that disastrous deal Alan Dulles struck with General Rienhard Gehlen that I mention in SS Brotherhood of the Bell… that had disastrous consequences and I think it’s from that deal that one can see the rise of that “rogue” element within American intelligence…as for the banksters…they’re panicked, in my opinion.

  2. Paul De Gagne on March 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Diversity, Diversity, Diversity is the way to go.

    I aggree. A cashless society is a very bad concept.

    Paul Shepard once wrote about grain options. I think he estimated there were around 1,600 varieties of grains/seeds availible simply for the pickings the gatherers/hunters could take advantage of. (I cant remember the exact number he quoted but it was a large quantity) Today, he said there are only around 6 or 7 types now still predominantly in use. He also implies if my memory isn’t too uncorporative the rest of the 5 or 6 still left will eventially go caput.

    Now if some disease wiped out one or two strands of grains then one would have hundreds more to use. What would happen if one or two of the last remaining 6 or 7 strains were to go bye-bye? It would be time to get very nervous and start wondering what is going on?

    If some evil-trickster hacker throws a monkey-wrench into these monster computer systems as you suggested or if you believe in “red-flags or shock doctrines” such actions are a little more than probable.

    The hometown where I was raised is about 35 miles from Plymouth Rock. I just got a blinding brainstorm of an idea. We could do like the Native Americans did there and use “Clam-shells for currency. Not as bad an idea as a cashless society but not too bright either.

    Or we could find the sigils or cordinates of what constitutes food and hover over some crystal and with our paranormal abilities wave our hand over this tablet and food would miraculiously appear or be created for us to eat and enjoy. Just like the food dumb-waiter or conveyor belt in the Star-Treck tv series. I always thought it was just beamed up but now you got me thinking.

    Many naturalists enter into the field of Ecology thinking they will get oportunities to appreciate and get closer to the nature they love only to end up in some window-less office with a Phd studying graphs and charts of energy flow. How aweful

    Not so awful when one thinks of the “Tablets of Destiny” and food being premarily energy. Great! Food for thought or Imaginative Speculation. Real Future Soul Food!

  3. MQ on February 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Just saw this today:

    NYSE in talks for merging with Deutsche Bourse. More Nazi finance???

    • Ethan on February 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Yes, I instantly had to think of what Dr. Farrell once mentioned in a radio interview about the post-war plan of Germany of being able to control Europe by “elastical political means”…

  4. Thomas on February 10, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Evil, or the evil one, is not creative. For this reason, much as with any cancer or parasite, patterns of this evil repeat themselves: the dehumanizing ‘system’ of manipulation and control acts in ways which are predictable. Insofar as evil takes hold of groups, structures or ‘systems’ of control are sadly predictable. ‘Central banking authorities’ spreading webs of debt are a means to an end, and the further down this road one travels the uglier and more predictable the outcome — unless or until of course there is an Exodus of repentance. Speaking of ‘systems’ does not negate a prior cause, nor a personal responsibility. Failing in this responsibility we will all, in all the very forms of our lives, take on the ‘mark’ of this beast system.

  5. Justina on February 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Where did I say they had compassion for humanity?

    All I said was that, (a) the antichrist and mark of the beast
    matter is NOT about data chips or systems. It is about a
    particular future emperor over a large chunk of the Middle
    East and Europe, probably into parts of India, the then
    known world, and will not be something you have to
    deduce the identity of which, neither will the purpose of
    the mark be to identify you as an individual, but you as
    on a certain team.

    (b) that Joseph and Pharoah are not an example of
    oppression but without them most of the people of many
    lands, who became dependent on Egypt’s preparedness,
    would have died.

  6. beowulf on February 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Joseph, we’re already there. To quote from economist James K. Galbraith’s foreword to Warren Mosler’s excellent book on the monetary system, “Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds” (you can download pdf for free):

    The common thread tying these themes together is simplicity itself. It’s that modern money is a spreadsheet! It works by computer! When government spends or lends, it does so by adding numbers to private bank accounts. When it taxes, it marks those same accounts down. When it borrows, it shifts funds from a demand deposit (called a reserve account) to savings (called a securities account). And that for practical purposes is all there is. The money government spends doesn’t come from anywhere, and it doesn’t cost anything to produce. The government therefore cannot run out.

  7. Mel Hatfield on February 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    The unbelievable part you postulate relates to the assumption that The Powers That Be have a compassion for humanity. If they however consider humanity as slaves to the state the hardship you document would be secondary.importance to control.

    We are moving into a time of increasing control of man and it will only become more repressive. Who would have believed four years ago that derivitives would have bankrupted the entire world? Yet, if you look at the REAL facts, there is no way to recover from the collapse that has begun while we still have central banking authority.

  8. Thomas on February 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    For it to be a literally damning ‘mark of the beast’ one would have to have voluntarily accepted both the ‘mark’ and the systemic evil it is an emblem of; a forced ‘coding’ or numbering is not the same. We come though too often to accept such a ‘mark’ in gradual ways, seduced to sleep by quick comforts and false promises, we lie to ourselves, entering quickly or slowly a numbness leading to death. We then become tools ourselves in the hands of agencies beyond our control or understanding.

    • Justina on February 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      It is not systemic evil that is at issue. The antichrist or
      instead of ergo opposed to Christ, the figure in Revelation
      is a MAN, a specific human or inhuman but physical

      It is not an organization, and the mark would be given to
      distinguish the person wearing it, as one of those who
      had worshipped the false god.

      Something like this did happen in some parts of the
      Roman Empire, where certificates were issued to those
      who had worshipped the emperor, one of many false
      gods, but emperor worship particularly had become
      a combined religious political issue.

      We are talking not about symbolism for some issue
      we are worried about, this is “symbolism” in the sense
      of a beast being used, to refer to a historic individual
      in the future, whose demand for bowing down to him
      in worship or making a sacrifice of flame or incense
      or whatever to him, will be the dividing line, once you
      cross it it is very unlikely you will turn back. This is
      a total sell out to the devil.

      We will be judged by the literal historic born, died,
      came back to life never to die again Jesus Christ,
      ascended body and all to the heaven beyond the
      heavens, and will come back to destroy the antichrist
      and his followers.

      Meanwhile, we are called on to live for Jesus and if
      necessary die for Him.

      There is no “systemic evil” except what might grease
      the skids towards worshipping the devil incarnate.

      And America and Cromwell’s England and everyone
      else who ever wrote themselves into the Last Days
      script, are myopically blind.

      We are not the center of the world. Jerusalem is
      more or less the geographic center, and all will
      be played out in that general location.

      The UN and everything else will be long gone when
      this happens.

      Revelation shows four horsemen first, and we are
      probably in the time of the black horse’s rider,
      moving into the time of the pale horse’s rider,
      followed by something that is most likely a sudden,
      catastrophic crustal displacement. Followed by an
      unspecified time of peace, during which the Jews
      will convert. And the other stuff develops after
      that. A possible second crustal displacement may
      occur during that time.

      And forget the rapture, that is those of us alive
      greeting the openly returning Christ, meeting Him
      in the air and staying with Him and where does
      He go? the rest of the way down to earth.

      Yes, we will get persecuted first. The Rapture is not
      an airlift to safety. We escape the righteous wrath of
      God, but not the unrighteous wrath of the antichrist,
      except by flight and hiding.

      Just burn your LaHaye etc. books and get back to
      the Bible with humble eyes. Pride and vainglory is
      your worst enemy.

      So says the Bible so says the early Church Fathers.

  9. Justina on February 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I absolutely agree that this is a bad idea, for such practical
    reasons. The Revelation scenario commonly presented by
    prophecy experts claiming that this is only possible with
    the modern technology, can easily be done without anything
    more high tech than a tattoo or a brand or even a paper
    certifying one has done the required worship of the false
    god. And that mark of the beast is the number of his name,
    not the number of your name, all who took it would have
    the exact same number or design based on his name.
    It is not an individual identifier, which distinguishes a
    person from all others, but a category tag.

    The cashless society has a major major flaw called
    computer crash and/or damage to the card by wear from
    using, something everyone with an ATM card or a fuel
    card in a trucking company has experienced, and
    there is accidental erasure by exposure to magnetism,
    and an embedded chip would be susceptible to some
    of this sooner or later too.

    what happens when there is a power failure, or the
    processing machines break down?

  10. vinnie on February 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

    It’s all about people control as the globalists desire to top down manage every facit and aspect of private life and in so doing, reconstitute a new feudal era built around merchantilism and corporatism.
    As with all attempts to centralize power and control, this is doomed to fail just as organic life forms fail when they grow beyond the means to sustain themselves. Unfortunately, these attempts are always littered with and leave uncounted dead and the destruction of untold property in their wake.

    • Concerned Friend on February 9, 2011 at 11:59 am


    • Ethan on February 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Seeing control and organic life forms being mentioned in combination with sustaining themselves.. I instantly thought about the practices of companies like Monsanto with their ‘terminator seeds’.

      I’m all for increasing food supplies by smart breeding and technologies.. but seeds that are just usable for one year is something I find very very scary.

      There’s probably a reason why they’ve built that large seed vault near the north pole, so there’s a “backup” of the originals in case something goes wrong.

      Ever looked into issues like these Joseph? Or perhaps considering it for the future? (as if you do not have enough things on your todo/wishlist already 😉

  11. Thomas on February 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    A way to exert absolute control: ‘enemies of the state’ could be deleted and unable to buy or sell. Of course an invisible stamp on the forehead or the hand the next inevitable step.

    • spiritsplice on February 9, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Remember The Net?

      • Ethan on February 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

        Or “Enemy of the State”..

  12. spiritsplice on February 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

    A bad idea….just like the Federal Reserve…..hence why we have it and are moving towards electronic money.

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