A BANK WITHOUT CASH IS LIKE A PUB WITHOUT BEER… USELESS
Would you support a petrol station that did not sell petrol?
… a hairdresser that didn’t cut hair?
… a café that didn’t sell coffee?
… a pub that didn’t sell beer?
If not, then why support a bank that does not accept cash?
So many Australians love cash. It is the foundation of their financial wellness, yet lately, there seems to be a major push in removing cash from our societies, and many people don’t really seem to care, but they should…
Cash is LEGAL TENDER in Australia. Without cash we only have a digital option where every single transaction you make is recorded against your bank statement.
Big deal though, right?
Well, yes, it is a big deal when it comes to our privacy, our rights and our freedoms to purchase what we want, from who we want, when we want, without the banks or government being able to track, trace and monitor our spending.
Still don’t think it’s a big deal?
Ok… well let’s say cash disappeared tomorrow and we went about our daily lives as usual. What would happen once cash is phased out and the powers that be determine that we all need a new digital system?
Would you blindly agree that because we are all using digital now, that an upgrade to the current system is warranted? What if the new system doesn’t do what you want it to do, or discriminates against certain people for certain reasons? What if the new system locked you out of your own money making you broke, unable to make ends meet?
What if you had zero freedom of purchase rights, and zero opportunity to use a system other than what you have been “told to use” and you don’t like it?
It would hardly seem fair if a system like this were implemented, would it?
We are in a time right now where we have an option of cash to USE IT, OR LOSE IT. Future generations have the opportunity to either thrive or suffer based on the decisions that we are making as consumers on our spending today. If we do not keep cash in circulation, and cash disappears from society tomorrow, our future generations will have NO CHOICE but to use a digital currency because there will be no other option.
They will be at the mercy of any future system, and it will all happen due to our compliance today.
Having cash available to all for spending is a basic human right that supports our freedom of choice when it comes to our purchasing power.
If your bank is promoting a digital future and you want to give future generations the freedom of choice on their purchases and the right to use cash when they need to, then you need to make a firm, moral and ethical decision. Either support your cashless provider, or make the move to a cash positive one.
You wouldn’t support a pizza bar that didn’t sell pizza… why support a bank that doesn’t support cash?
Our future generations depend on your actions.