November 6, 2004
by: S.R. Shearer

"First thing when I wake up and
Right before I close my eyes at night
I think, sense, feel man like
I'm under some kind of microscope.
Satellites over my head, transmitters in my dollas
Hawkin', watchin', scopin' to see what I'm doin'
Where I be, who I see, how and where and with whom I make my money.
What is this?
Excuse me Miss.
May I have your phone number and your social security?
Who me? When all I came to do is buy my double or triple A batteries?

- Jill Scott, "Watchin Me"


Do you use a cell phone? Is the actual phone you're using less than two years old. If so, then the government knows EXACTLY where you are at any given time of the night or day - whether your phone is on or off, and whether you are actually talking to someone or not! That's just one of the startling conclusions in Christian Parenti's new book, The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America. Parenti writes,

"More than 111 million Americans now carry mobile phones, each of which creates a rough electronic account of the user's location in time and space. Cell phones communicate with networks of transmission points that monitor and note a phone's location ... These records, stored by phone companies, can be subpoenaed when needed ...

"AND NOW, IN THE AGE OF TERROR AND PERMANENT EMERGENCY, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED WIRELESS CARRIERS TO CREATE SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING MOBILE PHONES IN REAL TIME. AS A RESULT, THE LATEST WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES CONTAIN BUILT-IN GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) CHIPS THAT TRANSMIT THE GADGET'S GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES TO TWENTY-FOUR PENTAGON-MAINTAINED SATELLITES - TRACKING USERS AS THEY MOVE ... Thus, a convenience, an Information Age accessory, becomes an electronic tag." [NOTE: You need to understand here that the GPS microchip in your cell phone transmits information to overhead satellites whether you have the phone turned on or off and / or whether you are actually using it or not.]


Parenti goes on:

"Why worry that Sprint has buried deep in its guts the coordinates of your EXACT location? For most people the new surveillance has no immediate material impact. So let's cut to an extreme situation, a dystopic somewhere else, and consider the question again.

"In the occupied territories of the West Bank (and Gaza) cell phones have already become critical components in the war between Israelis and Palestinians. During the first year of the Al Aqsa Infifada, the Israeli Defense Forces assassinated at least six Palestinian militants with rockets or helicopter gunships by first locating the target's cell phone and then directing fire at the coordinates of the phone. In those days most Palestinian mobile phones were jacked into Israel's politically suspect Cellcom network, headed by a former Shin Bet commander, Yakov Perry. After the link between phones and fire from the sky became clear, Palestinians started boycotting the Israeli cellular system and set up Jawwal, a Palestinian/Swedish telecom venture.

"From this perspective (i.e., that you can be assassinated by your political enemies by simply using your cell phone), routine surveillance takes on a new meaning. With a little imagination one can see that no matter how mundane, SURVEILLANCE IS ALWAYS TIED UP WITH QUESTIONS OF POWER AND POLITICAL STRUGGLE." [In other words, surveillance ALWAYS becomes a tool of political suppression, no matter how it is initially justified to the public - whether as a matter of medical, credit, or business convenience, or as a routine police matter.]

[NOTE: the killing of Palestinian terrorists continues using "fire from the sky," which lends one to believe that the Israelis have figured out a way around the Palestinian/Swedish technology - using American-made, state-of-the-art, NSA security technology.]


The next step, of course, is to implant these chips (the same kind of chips used in cell phones) in human beings - AND THAT'S PRECISELY WHAT APPLIED DIGITAL SOLUTIONS INC. OF DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA IS PLANNING TO DO WITH ITS NEW VERICHIP SYSTEM. The VeriChip is a microchip that can be implanted under the skin that will permit the government to track those who have had the chip implanted in them much in the same fashion that cell phone users can be tracked today (see above). Think about that! - if you have such a device implanted in you and it has been linked up to a GPS tracking system, there will be no place for you to hide. The government will ALWAYS know where you are - IN REAL TIME - anywhere on earth.

And this is not something far off in the future. The VeriChip is in use today. For example, Applied Digital Solutions is marketing the chip to the medical community as a means to give doctors instant access to a patient's medical records. The tiny electronic capsule, the first such device to receive Food and Drug Administration approval, transmits a unique code to a special scanner that allows doctors to confirm a patient's identity and obtain detailed medical information from an accompanying database. It's being marketed as a way to improve care and avoid errors by ensuring doctors know whom they are treating and their personal health details.


According to Rob Stein of the Washington Post, doctors would scan patients like cans at a grocery store. Instead of the price, the patient's medical record would pop up on a computer screen. Emergency room doctors could scan unconscious car accident victims to check their blood type and medications, and make sure they have no drug allergies. Surgeons could scan patients in the operating room to guard against cutting into the wrong person. Chips could be implanted in Alzheimer's patients in case they get lost.

The VeriChip technology was originally developed to track livestock and has been implanted in millions of cats and dogs to identify lost or stolen pets. But the technology is rapidly transitioning from a means to track animals to one that aims at tracking human beings. For example, Mexico's Attorney General announced in July that he had had one of the devices injected into his arm and those of about 160 of his lieutenants to control access to high-security offices. In bars in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Barcelona (Spain) patrons can have the devices implanted to allow them to enter exclusive areas of the club.


The army is considering implanting the chips in soldiers as "electronic dog tags," and police forces are exploring the possibility of creating "smart guns" with built-in scanners that ensure they can be fired only by someone with a corresponding implant in their arms. Finally, credit card companies are considering the possibility of using the implanted chips to verify a customer's identity before accepting a credit card. VeriChip CEO Scott Silverman says,

"That same scanner in a WalMart that is used to bar code your goods can be used to identify you when you present your credit card to make sure someone hasn't stolen it and your identity."


Ultimately, of course, the most "interesting" use of the VeriChip is to use it in conjunction with GPS technology. Indeed, according to Silverman, the company has already developed a device that would allow GPS satellites to pinpoint a chip's location, but he says that he has no immediate plans to market the VeriChip in this fashion.

Nonetheless, Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington warns that the day is not long off when people will be FORCED to get the implants. Richard Smith, an Internet security and privacy consultant in Boston, concurs; he adds:

"Once we start carrying these tags, it makes a perfect way ... for the government to keep track of us."

Katherine Albrecht, another technology expert, warns that the technology is out there - AND IT'S GOING TO BE USED.

"It would obviously be possible to inject one of these into everyone. In the post-9/11 world, we are already racing down the path to TOTAL SURVEILLANCE."


Think about that! - a government that has the power to unleash "fire from the sky" and incinerate its enemies suddenly and without any warning - or at the very least, has the power to track its political opponents and "disappear" them into the bowels of a SuperMax prison - locking them up ALONE in a three foot by six foot prison cell without legal recourse, without their families ever knowing what happened to them, and TOTALLY without hope. THIS IS WHAT'S COMING! AND IT IS COMING SOON, VERY SOON NOW! MUCH SOONER THAN YOU THINK! Indeed, there is evidence that the government has already used this technology against its political opponents. [More about this in upcoming articles.]

Some Christians, of course, say they're not frightened by all this - to which I would retort, They simply have no idea what they are talking about.

Yes, it's true that those who are truly led by the Spirit will be able to stand in the face of all this; but - sadly - most of those who make blasť statements like this have NOT been walking in the spirit, and they say they are not frightened because - in fact - they don't really believe that such things can happen to them - and more to the point, they are too comfortably ensconced in the midst of Babylon to seriously consider doing anything meaningful about their precarious situation. It's IDIOTIC for such people to think that suddenly they will be possessed by the necessary courage to endure what they will be without warning confronted with. Spiritual courage does not develop in a person over night.

Listen, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. YOU need to take prophecy seriously. That's what the Bible says! The Scriptures warn us that we should not bury our heads in the sand and think that everything will be okay. The Bible says that we should not allow such things to -

"... overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." (I Thess. 5:4-6)

More next time!

Until then, God bless you,

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas Ministries


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