India’s ‘war on cash and gold;’ Will Germany go cashless?


India’s elimination of certain banknotes is also causing problems for those who own gold:

December 19, 2016

India’s gold demand will be far from certain in the aftermath of the government’s decision to withdraw 500 and 1,000 rupee ($7.37 to $14.75) notes, which represent about 86 percent of all notes by value.

Indians mainly use cash to transact and the withdrawal of the two largest denomination notes has led to shortages of money as people struggle to pay for goods and services.

Gold will be affected as well, given many Indian families use cash to buy gold, especially during the wedding season.

It’s likely that gold demand will be crimped by the demonetization policy, but the key question is for how long.

It’s possible that as cash shortages ease, consumer gold demand will bounce back.

But it’s also possible that the government’s aim of cracking down on the informal economy will hurt gold demand as consumers are left with little choice but to put money into banks rather than use cash to buy gold.

December 19, 2016

Gold Bullion Is Now Effectively Illegal

Assaults on people’s private property and the integrity of their homes through tax-raids continue.  In a recent notification, government has made it clear that any ownership of jewelry above 500 grams of gold per married woman will be put under the microscopic scrutiny of tax authorities.

Steep taxes and penalties will be imposed on those who cannot prove the source of their gold. In India’s Orwellian new-speak this means that because bullion has not been explicitly mentioned, its ownership will be deemed to be illegal. Courts will do what Modi wants. Huge bribes will have to be paid. …


India will become a police state, likely with the full support of most Indians. Nationalism will be the thread that weaves them together. But it is a fake thread, devoid of any value. Eventually, there will be far too many stresses in the system, whose institutions are already in an advance stage of decay.

India as it exists today is a British creation. With the British now gone for 69 years, it is an entity has less and less reason to exist in its current form. The glue of reason that the British have applied is flaking, and it is doing so rapidly under the catalyst by name of Narendra Modi.

India’s middle and upper classes are being hit hard by India’s discontinuance of two of its currency notes, combined with the government’s new gold policies (see also ‘First the War on Cash, then the War on Gold’). The poor are also being affected.

But it is not just India that is moving away from cash. Notice some of what has been going on in Germany:

Will cash soon be a thing of the past?

19 December 2016

Non-cash payment is already the norm in many countries in the world. This month, India completely withdrew all large denomination bills from circulation. In Greece the government is planning to use tax incentives to encourage people not to pay in cash. And in Scandinavian countries it’s quite usual to pay by card, even at the baker’s or at a kiosk. It’s practical for the customer: The payment is booked as soon as you hold the card up to the reader. No PIN; no signature. And no awkward fiddling around to find the right bills or coins.

In Germany, though, cash is very popular. Seventy-five percent of all payments are made in cash. When the German government announced in May 2016 that it would be phasing out the 500-euro note, it sparked a big debate.  … At a conference of the German Central Bank in June, Hans-Jürgen Papier, a former constitutional judge, said “not insignificant constraints of a number of fundamental rights” were at issue. …

It is a fact that the politics of zero, and even negative, interest rates is currently stabilizing in the EU. Economist Rudolf Hickel, professor of finance at the University of Bremen, believes this will prove to be a long-term development. …

Germans are buying safes

So what does this mean for customers? Normally, if you deposit money in a savings account, it multiplies. That’s because it accrues interest. But if negative interest rates are applied, customers end up with less money in their accounts, not more. Who goes along with something like that? It seems probable that people would be more likely to hoard their money in cash rather than accept such a loss. In 2016, Germans bought more safes than they had for years. …

In May 2016 the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, assured us that Germany would not be getting rid of cash altogether: It would just introduce an upper limit. However, he had already firmly declared in February that there would be no upper limit for cash payments – only to introduce one just a few months later.

The state secretary of the Brandenburg Finance Ministry, Daniela Trochowski of the Left party, would also like to see a less emotional debate. For her, the argument that the digitization of money would make it easier to fight tax evasion is a convincing one. As she told DW, she is not in favor of complete demonetarization, but she does support an upper limit for transactions. Trochowski argues that setting this between 3,000 and 5,000 euros for each cash payment would not, in any case, affect the daily lives of ordinary citizens.

Many politicians have demonstrated that their word is no good.

The world in general, as well as Europe in particular, is moving more towards a cashless society.

The Bible has an end time prophecy related to financial controls of the coming European Beast power:

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:16-18)

The above prophecy was written over 1900 years ago, and was not possibly able to be fulfilled until the 21st century. A century where cash is being replaced by electronic currency that can be fully tracked.

Thus, to a major degree, the ‘war on cash’ will be ‘successful.’

What about the ‘war on gold’?

Governments have historically confiscated wealth that included gold. The USA made private ownership of gold bullion illegal for decades and forced Americans to sell gold to the government for less than the international market value.

Something like that may very well happen again in the USA.

Those who make gold their hope will be disappointed as many in India are learning.

See also the article The Plain Truth About Gold in Prophecy. How Should a Christian View Gold?

Cash, digital money, and/or gold cannot be relied on. The Bible says that they will fail:

9 “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home. (Luke 16:9)

1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. (James 5:1-3)

Money will one day fail.

Gold and silver are also not the answer to the world’s economic problems.

The real solution to the financial crises that will come is repentance and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

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