Why Can’t You Pay Cash for a Charge?

  • May 21, 2024

If you’ve been following the pushing of battery powered devices (EVs) you have heard and read all about the hassle of living with a vehicle that can’t be used for long periods of time because it’s tethered to a charger.

But there’s also something sinister about these devices that’s not being discussed in the news much.

Probably because it is sinister.

Did you know that you cannot pay cash for a charge? That you must use a credit or debit card and that – in most cases – you can’t use one of those, either, unless you have also downloaded an app? In other words, that you can’t use a  device unless you carry a “smart” phone with you and tether your bank account to the device that charges your device?

Why would the device-pushers do this?

And why isn’t this cashless-pushing being publicized? Probably because the device-pushers don’t want people to know what they’re being pushed into – which isn’t just batter powered devices. These being merely the vehicles for the pushing of something much more sinister.

Cash is freedom; it is harder to control – just like a car that isn’t a device that relies on gas rather than electricity for power.

Cash – like gas – is both anonymous and fungible. Meaning it is easily converted into other things of comparable value. You can use cash to buy gas – and get cash in exchange for gas.

Once you physically possess either, it is hard for the government to exercise any control over either. If you buy a tank of gas with cash, the government does not know you bought it and so does not know you have it. And once you have it, the government can’t easily prevent you from using it.

Electricity, on the other hand . . .

Especially grid-power high voltage electricity. The 400-plus volts, that is, you have to have in order to recharge a device in anything less than several hours’ time. That kind of electricity is only available at what they style “fast” chargers – which are not at home – where it takes about half an hour to acquire the gasoline-energy equivalent of about half a tank.

And these “fast” chargers are all credit-debit-app-only. They are electronic-only, in other words. You – as much as your device – are thus plugged into the Matrix, which has the power to decide – according to its own parameters – whether you’ll be allowed to charge and how much. Right now, you’re allowed to charge as much as you like, assuming you have the app and the debit/credit card. Assuming the electronics are working. Assuming something isn’t glitching. This happens a lot because that’s what electronic things do.

But the truly sinister thing is the implicit thing.

These electronic payment-only totem poles have the power to refuse you charge; they can electronically limit how much and how often you’re allowed to charge. This can be metered – in real time – any time those who control the Matrix so decide and there is no appealing to anyone because there’s no one there to appeal to. There is just the electronic-payment-only totem pole. There was a preview of this meant to be funny in the predictively programming 2006 movie, Idiocracy.

Depicted in this dystopian future is an electronic-payment-only kiosk for Carl’s Jr. burgers. While enduring insipid infomercial lecturing by the kiosk, a woman is denied food while her connected bank account is debited for the food she didn’t get.

This is a glimpse into what’s in store for us.

Why else would the device-pushers be pushing cashless, electronic-payment-only “fast” charger kiosks? What will it be like when there is no more gas available – and the only form of power you’re allowed to buy is that which you’re allowed to buy – when and how much they say you’re allowed?

It bears thinking about.

Remember: There is a “crisis” looming. The “climate” is “changing”  . . . in some apocalyptic but never specifically defined way, the better to keep you both guessing, afraid and obedient. Battery powered devices are presented as the way to prevent the “climate” from “changing” but that will change, too – once the pushers of these devices succeed in pushing enough of us into them (and enough of us out of vehicles that aren’t devices).

Then they will announce that in order to assure the “climate” stops “changing,” it is necessary to limit how often (and how far) you’re allowed to drive your device by limiting how often and how much you’re allowed to charge up your device. It will be easy to do, per the Carl Jr.’s method of electronic-payment-only “fast” charger kiosks. If you can’t charge there, you won’t be driving far or often because it is not possible to charge a device at home in anything less than about seven hours or so because the “fastest” you can charge a device at home is via a 240V “Level II” outlet such as an electric stovetop/dryer outlet.

Assuming you’re allowed to do that.

Keep in mind who controls the power coming out of the outlets in your home. Keep in mind who controls the “smart” (that word, again) meter that controls how much power they allow to enter your home.

Welcome to Carl’s Jr! Enjoy your extra big-ass fries!

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