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Entry Point

by | Thursday, 6th April 2017
The third in a series of articles investigating the Global Citizen movement. How will the system be set up?

In finance, an entry point is the price at which an investor buys an investment.

In computer programming, an entry point is the juncture at which control is transferred from the operating system to a computer programme, at which place the processor enters a programme or a code fragment and execution begins.

How Global Citizens will receive their number

Previous articles have looked at the Global Citizen movement: how it dupes the Millennial generation into spearheading the kinds of projects which they have been led to think will improve the lives of the poor and oppressed. In reality, the Global Citizen deception is a way for corporations to access hard-to-reach areas of the world. And while these corporations have their own profit-driven motives, they themselves are harnessed by other powers that want to bring all Global Citizens under their control.

The key to that control is a number: a unique identifying number, inseparable from the body — a number that will grant the individual access to anything that can be bought or sold: food, water, shelter, health care, safety, travel. This identity would give the bearer permission to live. The unique number is known as the Digital Financial Identity. The banks call it 'financial inclusion'. The UN talks about 'social and economic inclusion'. It is all the same concept.

Three entities

Three power groups are working towards this Digital Financial Identity for every human on earth: banks, governments and corporate businesses, a trinity united under the watchful eye of Pope Francis. Each group has published key documents to outline the practical problems within its own purview that need to be solved to achieve this goal.

Corporate: Working Group Solutions
Governments (United Nations): ID2020 — Concept for Public/Private Partnership
Banks: UFA2020 Universal Financial Access 2020WEF Blueprint for Financial Identity

So let's step into their shoes for a moment. Supposing you wanted to give every man, woman and child on earth his or her unique number, incorporating him or her into your global system of governance. How would you do it? The following criteria would have to be addressed:

  • How can every human body in the world be physically in order to have a number assigned to them?
  • Would the number have to be administered by a trained person? If so, are there any professionals locally who already have the required training and qualifications?
  • How would everyone be induced to agree to receive the number, or could it be done without their personal permission?
  • How can the number be made inseparable from the person?
  • Which database would be internationally acceptable? Could an existing database be put to use?
  • What would the costs be? How can the funds be made available, and by whom?
  • Can a pilot scheme be run first?

What rights will you have in this system?

The most important question is: how and where could the project get started? The answer to this crucial question can be found in the United Nations' ID2020 executive summary. But first a few quotes from this must-read document:

Digital identity is a set of electronically captured and stored attributes and credentials that can uniquely identify a person 

Proof of one's identity is a prerequisite to social and economic inclusion in the modern world 

The United Nations has recognised that identity is a necessary and fundamental human right. A verifiable identity answers not just "who are you?" but also "what rights do you have?"

Individuals lacking a recognised form of identification cannot access basic services

(Note: Bill Gates lists 'basic services' as: the food we eat, clothing, TV, and heating — "very good things", he calls them. Bill Gates is big on Global Citizen.)

A universally-recognised identity would need a common or centralised registration. Although the UN recognises that centralised registration systems have been abused often enough in the past, they still want to plough ahead with their plans:

From 2017 to 2020, ID2020's work will focus on two areas: developing and testing the best technological solutions for digital identity, and working with governments and existing established agencies to implement these solutions.

Before they can develop the right technologies or decide on which ones to implement, the world's governments need a focus, a starting point, a launch, or as they put it, an entry point. The UN describes a number of case histories in its document, but one national example stands out.

Malawi

Malawi, as a failed state, has no bureaucratic infrastructure to give inhabitants an official identity. The country's government is not functioning any more. Identity papers are hard to come by. However, the UN has noticed that vaccinations are being administered very effectively and across the board: 97% of all Malawian babies receive their first tetanus shot at six weeks of age.

This target population would lend itself very well to a try-out for the proposed technological choices for the global Digital Financial Identity programme. These children could become the first official Global Citizens, complete with a number which would unlock 'basic services' like food, water and shelter for them in the future.

It would tick a lot of the boxes: trained staff are already administering the procedures, the women  have already agreed to their babies being vaccinated, a system of registry is operational and the costs are known. But by which means would these babies be given their new Global Citizen's number? The United Nations give us the answer in their own words:

Immunization rates far exceed birth registration rates in many developing countries — offering an entry point for identity.

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