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You Want Your Freedom Back? Ditch Your Smartphone
Published by Polly St. George in COVID · 13 May 2021
Tags: covidsmartphoneOntario

The Ontario government is relying on cell phone derived 'Mobility Data' to make lockdown decisions. What if they couldn't get access to it?

In what I consider to be a startling admission, the Ontario government has revealed that it is relying on the data from your cell phone to track where you are going and using that to determine whether or not to let up on their strict lockdown measures.  Worse still is that the data is being provided to them by one company:  tech giant Google.

According to reporting from the Toronto Sun, the government is dissatisfied with the fact that people - in spite of being told to stay locked up in their houses - have been going to parks.  Look here:


Are they really surprised by these numbers?  EVERYTHING IS CLOSED except parks.  And now we're being punished for going there, too.  They literally want everyone to sit inside their homes all day every day.  This is complete madness, but if you've watched my video called "This Isn't About A Virus" then you know the reason for it.  

Can we fight back against this???  YES.
For almost 2 years I've begged people to understand that you are each carrying your prison cell in your pockets. And you're PAYING for it, too.  That 'cell' is your smartphone.  Your cell phone.  Coincidence?  

If you don't have one, they can't track your mobility.  Also, they can't fake data (why are we trusting Google, anyway? Is the Ontario government sure of these numbers, or are they simply putting faith in the most predatory tech company on this planet??)  

If you don't have a smartphone, they can't require that you use it for access to retail stores (if they ever opn up) or to pay for things in person, or to show your vaccine status, or to gain access to your own apartment building, etc etc.  The fewer people who have smartphones the fewer the smartphone demands will be in your community.

In addition to frustrating their digital control grid, getting rid of your smartphone will take money right out of the bank accounts of many of the Oligarchs' companies.  Last time I checked, the phones + the data packages were worth several trillion per year.  Imagine robbing these evil corporations of TRILLIONS?  That would make a dent in their plans, too.

I know, I know - you're already typing your objections.
"You'll never convince people to do this."
"But muh job/maps/photos!"
"How would we see your work, Polly?"
"I just bought a new one though!"
"I literally have my whole life on it"
"But they can be used for so much good, too!"
blah blah blah I've heard them all.

Fact is I don't have a smartphone and haven't had one for years and yet here I am, managing to do this blog and the videos and I even manage to drive around without getting lost!  ;)  If I can do it, you can do it.  Almost no one legitimately needs a smartcell.  If you are one of the tiny percentage of people who absolutely cannot get a work-around then fine, I don't mean you.  But for everyone else?  What are you doing??  It's like owning a backhoe for gardening in your urban backyard. Overkill.  

I'm going to stop writing now.
God bless.

14 May 2021
to those on the fence about being partially unplugged: I'll be honest: you do have to take a few "hits" in not using trackable apps and so on. I accept it when there's a setback due to not being on fakebook or whatsapp or not carrying a phone. If that group at church really values my participation they will use email or text or ring to let me know when the meeting is. If they insist only whatsapp can be used, then we are not a fit. God can send me other activities and companions. Some places won't sell you a meal if you don't pay in advance on an app, no problem! I just go somewhere else or eat at home. So expect some disinclusions for not fitting in to the zeitgeist, but know it is in a good cause and that you still get your needs met if you are clear on what your needs are, you persistently intend to obtain those wishes and if it's God's will that you get them.
14 May 2021
I saw a scifi movie several years ago that was made not long before cell phones became common. It was set in a not-too-distant in the future dystopian society where they had invented a machine that could record people's dreams. They would then watch their dreams on a small handheld device which they carried everywhere. People became so addicted to staring at these devices that they had to go to rehab to stop doing it. Makes you wonder what the filmmakers knew ahead of time!
13 May 2021
If you must use/have a cell phone. Buy and keep it in a faraday bag when not in use. Let your phone be a tool. Don't let your phone or any company be in charge of you.
13 May 2021
Everyone is always waiting for that "emergency" call that never comes. I gave my phone up for lent. It was the best decision and lent ever. I feel it significantly reduces our ability to focus and communicate (yes, communicate) with others. I asked myself when I decided to do this and still do now : what if you KNEW your phone was a tool of the devil?... I can never go back to living on my phone the way I did before. I see so many other people doing this. We DID exist and travel and communicate before cell phones. I'm 32 but I remember what that was like, and it was better. I like reminding people of this who are older than me that have bought into the lie that we NEED cell phones. Its almost like many of us don't even REMEMBER what it was like before cell phones. This is peculiar to me. Like cell phones wiped our memory or something, and rewrote all the memories with your phone hanging out somewhere in the background. If we went somewhere and we didn't know where it was, we bought a map or printed directions or ASKED someone. If you had an appointment you would keep it and not cancel it at the last second the way people do now, since this was almost impossible, and because of this, people knew where they stood with one another at the end of the day. Relationships were better. People would just sit and talk without consulting their phones every few seconds. We are not meant to be constantly entertained/stimulated.
13 May 2021
Brilliant. I got rid of mine years ago too. No updates, downloads or tracking.
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