Virginia Delegates Pass Bill That Bans Chip Implants as ‘Mark of the Beast’

ChipDaniel Tencer reports in the always interesting RAW Story:

Concerns over privacy have aligned with apocalyptic Biblical prophecy in a proposed Virginia law that limits the use of microchip implants on humans because of a lawmaker’s concern that the chips will prove to be the Antichrist’s “mark of the beast.”

On Wednesday, Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that forbids companies from forcing their employees to be implanted with tracking devices, a move likely to be applauded by civil libertarians. But Virginia state Delegate Mark Cole’s reasons for proposing the law have as much to do with the Book of Revelation as they do with concerns over privacy in the digital age.

Cole says he is concerned that the implants will turn out to be the “mark of the beast” worn by Satan’s minions. “My understanding — I’m not a theologian — but there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,” Cole said, as quoted at the Washington Post. “Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.”

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  • Sanger

    I have been monitoring Verichip Corporation for awhile. I remember seeing it at .50 cents and then it hovered at a dollar and some change for a spell. When they acquired Steel Vault (Indentity Security) it went up a bit more and they changed their name to PositiveID and finally, when they held two EXCLUSIVE patents through a partner called Receptors LLC for biosensors that can detect H1N1 and other virusus, their shares jumped 186% to 3.43.

    I had considered buying it in the past (when it was pocket change), knowing that this is in our future and for some, the present. After philosophical considerations, I decided that I would rather be poor and have my dignity intact rather than have money and violate some personal ethical and moral standards. Buying it low would be likened to Forest Gump buying shares of Apple before it went through the roof. Maybe not quite yet but when H1N1 mutates or the fiat currencies become toilet paper and heating sources, then you will see it blow!

    Interestingly, Im somewhat of a Transhumanist. I suspect technology will be implanted in us and will accelerate our evolution. For example, I cant wait until nanotechnology becomes commonplace. I love the idea of Brain Computer Interfaces. I would love for some implantable device that lets quadraplegics function properly, etc….However, I have serious fears over these RFID devices and who controls them. I prefer the illusion that I'm free. Having a chip in me confirms that indeed, Im a slave.

    Its comforting to know that these States are at least thinking about the implications of such devices even if it is religiously motivated in part. In the end, it doesnt matter as long as there is a refuge from horribly invasive privacy violations and potential tyrannical rule.

    The fun-loving Carlyle Group invested 20 million into Matrics (RFID Company founded by former NSA employees) and have distribution agreements in China with Advanced ID (Microchips) to chip 1 million pets. As you know anything Carlyle touches usually is nefarious and Military/Industrial esque.

  • Rayne

    That we should even have to consider making such a law… Wow.

  • Robert Dobbs

    You already have the 'mark of the beast' if you are a US citizen. Its called the Social Security Number.

    • realnewz

      Yep. The ‘mark of the beast’ is MONEY !

  • xen

    When can we start making laws based on the more ridiculous parts of the mythology in which I believe?

  • hesspartacus

    A question of “my enemy's enemy is my friend”, I think.

    The concept of liberty also applies to those who wish to indulge the fantasy of the supernatural creator and its “evil” anithesis.

    • conniedobbs

      If they went a step further and *banned* this, it would be counter to liberty. What if I *wanted* a chip installed, either to act as a security device on devices like my car keys, my phone, or even my house? I agree with the legislation, but not with its subtext. No one should be forced to do this, but no one should be denied because of some superstition either. They gonna ban black cats next?

  • fabian_ramos

    thaaats right. thanks Virginia

  • j

    wow. piece of new world order anyone?

  • 5by5

    We here in California beat them to it on legislation like that. Not for the creepy Biblical reasons, but because technologically and in terms of privacy rights? This crap is a nightmare enough, WITHOUT all the Bible thumping.

    The security on this stuff is shite, and just as easily hackable as anything else (no security is fool-proof) – especially those stupid credit cards with similar identity/RFID chip technology in them. Now a thief just has to run a scanner over your ass from a distance – he doesn't even have to lift your wallet to rip you off.

    Imagine someone reprogramming your identity chip and now you're suddenly an icky pedophile, or murderer, or terrorist, and meanwhile he's walking about using your good cred, but you can't get out of it, because “the computer says so”.

    I'm no luddite, but this is NOT technology we need.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    As 5by5 mentioned, devices of these types are already in your credit cards, but also in your drivers license, cell phones, RFID tags are in the products you buy like DVD's, electronics, clothing etc. If deemed necessary, we can all be tracked via these means, not to mention your SS number as Robert Dobbs said.

    Beast or no beast we are already numbered, catalogued and spyed on everyday of our lives. We already are numbered beasts in these ways. Like contented cattle, unaware of the designs (sinister or not) of our “masters”.

  • HIS kid

    I agree 1000 %. anyone who reads this needs to go find out for yourself. go on youtube and listen to Alex Jones and Infowars at . and if you really want to blow your mind look up h.a.a.r.p. and see why we are really having all the earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcaneos. open your eyes and your minds people…this is real.

  • HIS kid

    I agree 1000 %. anyone who reads this needs to go find out for yourself. go on youtube and listen to Alex Jones and Infowars at . and if you really want to blow your mind look up h.a.a.r.p. and see why we are really having all the earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcaneos. open your eyes and your minds people…this is real.

  • realnewz

    Yep. The ‘mark of the beast’ is MONEY !

  • realnewz

    Yep. The ‘mark of the beast’ is MONEY !

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