Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Progressive Watchman: THE MATRIX AND MONEY

The Progressive Watchman: THE MATRIX AND MONEY: "The Matrix is a system, Neo" says Morpheus.  Morpheus goes on to say " what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carp...

Saturday, April 27, 2019


"The Matrix is a system, Neo" says Morpheus.  Morpheus goes on to say " what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenter's the very minds of people."  Something is changing in the atmosphere, I can feel it, can you feel it? I can see it, can you see  it? Change is in the atmosphere, You ask what change?  Blockchain technology which includes cryptocurrencies.  I expect within the next decade or within the next five years to go mainstream.  It will become a store of value just like gold and silver which will protect you against "the mark of the beast" and protect you from the government's prying eyes as we move into a Totalitarian state.
     Money has evolved over time to meet the changing needs in a monetary system.  Let's look at ways money has evolved over time.  In the beginning there was no money.  People engaged in barter the exchange of merchandise.  Then commodities like salt, cattle then metals like gold and silver which turned into coins.  With the invention of the printing press paper money called FIAT shows up because governments thought  it was easier to handle and more efficient and they could print as much as they wanted without repercussions.  From there checks were adopted as a form of money.  Now we have electronic payment transaction cards in the form of credit cards and ATM cards that we use now. Hardly anyone carries cash anymore which now is evolving into mobile payment systems and cryptocurrencies formats as we seek more convenience.  Cryptocurrencies which run on Blockchain technology as its backbone has potential to upend multiple types of applications that use old time tedious tasks.  While Bitcoin gets all the hype and is currently in a winter period as far as price, its early spring for Blockchain business applications.  Remember I wrote about Jamie Dimon the CEO of JPM Chase Bank who said Bitcoin was a fraud and he would fire anyone in his organization that would use it 18 months ago.  Now they have gone all in on Blockchan Technology.  (  and written in Feb 2019.  )  They now have over 220 banks on their private Blockchain.  Since it's private and banks and Wall Street run this country they can do what they want to do.  Also the giant Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation which clears 10 Trillion of the worlds 48 Trillion securities is using Blockchain as a digital ledger which eliminates layers of interconnected databases.  IBM which uses Stella Lumen's Blockchain application does supply chain application for Walmart or digital ledgers for Metlife Insurance.  Other companies like PNC Bank and Fidelity Investments use Ripple's BlockchainTechnology.
     See Bitcoin gets all the hype but Blockchain and Bitcoin is not going anywhere.  So while the dark forces try to control things by lying and calling this technology a scam they are preceding on with this disruptive technology because its more secure, faster, cheaper, more resilient with less data loss because of decentralization  which takes out a single point of failure in a network.  Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, we are in the early spring of this technology just like the Internet was in the early 1990's.  If you had gotten in companies that were Internet disruptor's how FAT your pocketbook would be now. would you still be working for somebody else, I don't think so.  Just because you don't understand technology "The Battlefield For Your Mind"(see article} is in hyper drive, it's just the beginning, the WORD says seek, ask and knock and the door will be open to you. So just like in the MATRIX, Morpheus tells Neo " This is your last chance.  After this there is no turning back.  You take the blue pill the story ends.  You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe .  You take the red pill you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.  Remember: all I'm offering is the truth."  Neo chooses the red pill and the veil over his eyes quickly drops.  I offer the truth, but I know most of you will take the blue pill because you are afraid to ask, seek and knock.  God did not give you a spirit of fear the dark forces did.  I leave with this, fear and faith are the same thing its just faith turned inside out and The Matrix is the system.