Last week the Ontario Party launched a petition against the digital ID system that is in the works in our province (and, by pure coincidence, in most countries around the world).
A petition? Really? You want to stop digital IDs? Here’s an IDea: Get rid of your smartphone.
As was reported on last week’s episode of New World Next Week, sales of “dumbphones” are rising, as people opt-out of this addictive form of technocratic enslavement. According to BBC News, dumbphone sales doubled in 2019—going from 400 million to ONE BILLION sold.
According to Global News, Canadians spend $1,200 a year, on average, for their slave phones. In a household of five, that’s a $6,000 annual contribution to the wireless infrastructure that could easily imprison us in a digital prison state.
Think deep. Have fun. Stay sane!
—John C. A. Manley
PS And for some other reasons to ditch the smartphone, listen to “Little Screens” by one of my favourite Canadian folk singers.
PPS For the record, I’ve never owned a smartphone, and haven’t owned a cellphone since I left Italy in 2002. Likewise, one of the main characters in my novel, Much Ado About Corona, Stefanie Müller, is a cellphone Luddite.