Right. Everyone here, no matter what country you're in, call your bank's customer service and ask about their plans regarding CBDC and tell them to send a note to their manager that you will not participate. Today TD, tomorrow, every other bank that isn't already bankrupt. Don't make them think this will be an easy ride for them that they can sneak by most people.
Unless you're driving a vintage car from the 80's, your ICE car can be shut down too. And unless you have your own oil well AND petroleum refinery, your government can still cut off your access to gasoline.
The problem isn't the technology, it's governments that, instead of protecting their citizens, are actively working to undermine our freedoms, and people are just letting it happen because they're sheep.
You do have a good point I hadn't considered, about turn-out and being able to mobilize just enough based people. I'm more hopeful now, but I certainly wouldn't bet money on him winning, given the powers that be are not going to sit by and let it happen. Do you remember when Faith Goldy ran for mayor? They did everything they could to silence her, and now look what they're doing... going after her for finance rules violations years later. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2023/03/02/faith-goldy-far-right-2018-toronto-mayoral-candidate-faces-campaign-finance-charges.html
Ironic. They're the ones who have been spoonfed!
I'd say, listen, I'm engaging in critical thinking alongside with you. If you're saying you have done the hard work of examining sources, I would be shocked that you would not want to share that. However, if you're lazily swallowing whatever comes from the teats of Big News, this is exactly the type of response I'd expect. If you want, sit beside me as we dig down below the frosting and see what this cake is actually made of.
Nah. Resistance is not gonna happen. Only way that will maybe occur is if they threaten to take away Tim Hortons. Cripes, I thought cancelling hockey during lockdowns would have started the riots, and it didn't, so I am doubtful there will be any resistance. Remember, the country was founded by British subjects who thought the American Revolution was a move in the wrong direction.