Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated a whopping $1.27 billion to “advance progress toward global goals,” with $200 million earmarked to aid in the creation of a “global digital ID system.”
A September 21st press release on the Gates Foundation’s own website says that the $200 million package will be used to create an infrastructure that “encompasses tools such as interoperable payment systems, digital ID, data-sharing systems, and civil registry databases” that purports to make countries “more resilient to crises such as food shortages, public health threats, and climate change, as well as to aid in pandemic and economic recovery.”
“We see the greatest progress when governments, the private sector, and local communities collaborate in global health programs,” said Bill Gates, co-chair. “The commitment this week to combat preventable diseases and save millions more lives through the Global Fund replenishment is a great step forward in getting back on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Speaking with The Defender shortly after this monetary pledge, Michael Rectenwald, author of “Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom,” warned of the negative consequences of digital identifications.
“Of all the other means of identifying and tracking subjects, digital identity poses perhaps the gravest technological threat to individual liberty yet conceived,” he said. “It has the potential to trace, track and surveil subjects and to compile a complete record of all activity, from cradle to grave.”
It is widely believed that certain members of the ruling class want to continue certain aspects of the COVID-era restrictions, which includes a desire to make digital IDs a permanent and universal reality.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is actively promoting digital IDs. The Known Traveler Digital Identity (KTDI) is a WEF initiative that, according to its website, “brings together a global consortium of individuals, governments, authorities, and the travel industry to enhance security in world travel.”
A discussion about invasive digital identity and surveillance wouldn’t be complete without mentioning China, where these practices are already established.
China’s social credit system is a massive undertaking of government surveillance that utilizes facial recognition technology in order to have the ability to identify every single person in China. It does this through some 600 million surveillance cameras and is used to uphold its social credit system.
Maybe population-control-obsessed billionaires like Bill Gates have purely altruistic motives, maybe not. Either way, it certainly seems as though the western elites would like to roll out a similar identification system to China’s social credit system.
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA
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