The Threat of Tokenization: How Global CBDC Control 
Can Strip You of Your Assets


In a recent interview between host Brannon Howse and attorney Tom Renz, a concerning concept emerged—tokenization. Renz, drawing from his experience as a banker, sheds light on how the push for centralization aims to transform every tangible asset into a mere line on a ledger. This idea was announced on July 10, 2023 by the Bank for International Settlements which is the headquarters for the central banks of the industrialized world. The BIS is often called the central bank of central bankers.

This shift towards tokenization and the implementation of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) could have far-reaching consequences, jeopardizing personal ownership and control over one's assets. Renz warns of a future where our hard-earned possessions, including homes and businesses, become digital tokens subjected to external control and potential loss. In this article, we explore the implications of tokenization and the risks it poses to individual liberties and economic autonomy.

A Line on a Ledger: The Disintegration of Ownership:

Renz argues that the objective behind tokenization is to consolidate control over assets. By representing physical assets as digital tokens on a ledger, individuals' property becomes vulnerable to manipulation and confiscation. The deed to one's house, for instance, would be transformed into a token stored in a digital format, disconnecting it from physical ownership. Brannon Howse suggested that such a move could mean that if one's social credit score declines or certain behavioral criteria are not met, the digital asset may be revoked, leaving individuals at risk of losing their homes, businesses, and other possessions. Howse speculated that if someone has their home paid off and they are fined under a social credit scoring system for what they say or post online, they could be fined and have tokens taken from their account. Thus someone with a home that is paid off, now finds themselves having to replace the tokens that were taken as payment or punishment. Howse revered to it as almost a type of reverse mortgage where money in the home is taken out of the home to pay fines or targeted taxes. 

The Power of Centralization:

Tokenization and the advent of CBDCs pave the way for centralized control over individuals' lives and economic systems. Renz highlights the potential dangers of concentrating such power in the hands of a select few. He raises concerns about the ideological agendas of those in control, who may seek to dictate how people live, curbing personal freedoms, and infringing on property rights. The consolidation of financial systems into a single bank controlled by a few individuals raises questions about the impartiality and integrity of decision-making processes. Renz urges caution, highlighting the risk of this centralized authority manipulating and exploiting digital assets for their own benefit.

Legal Challenges and Unconstitutional Implications:

Renz acknowledges the constitutional concerns surrounding tokenization. He asserts that from a legal standpoint, this approach is highly unconstitutional. However, the existence of legal loopholes and potential activism within the judiciary could enable the implementation of tokenization despite its constitutional shortcomings. The attorney expresses skepticism about the courts' ability to uphold constitutional principles, especially if influenced by activist judges. This uncertainty adds to the apprehension surrounding the future of personal property rights and individual freedoms. Howse reminded the television audience of how President Obama destroyed contract law in America when he and the courts allowed the contract to be obliterated between General Motors and their shareholders. This destruction of private property and private contract law led to many General Motors dealers losing their dealerships after decades of building their family business. Many reports came out of the Obama Administration shutting down certain dealerships over others based on the conservative political views of the dealership owner. This example was used to show that the once unthinkable in America has already been done in the extreme and thus private property rights are at great risk under this tokenisation scheme of the BIS. 

Taxation and Behavioral Control:

One of the ways Renz suggests tokenization may be legitimized is through the guise of tax and spending power. By linking tax rates to specific behaviors and actions, governments could exert greater control over citizens' lives. Every action, from driving or purchasing items to expressing personal opinions, could be subject to taxation or penalties, as determined by the powers that be. The ease with which digital assets can be tracked and taxed under a centralized system facilitates the enforcement of behavioral control, ultimately limiting individual autonomy. Remember Obama Care, the socialised medicine scheme of the Obama Administration, was justified and defended as a tax. 

The Threat to Political Dissent:

Renz paints a disturbing picture of a future where tokenization enables swift retaliation against political dissenters. With all assets under digital control, anyone who challenges the status quo risks losing everything. Renowned figures like Donald Trump could face asset seizures and legal entanglements without the need for physical transfer of ownership. The potential for control extends to media, where censorship can be employed to silence opposing voices. Tokenization, in this sense, becomes a powerful mechanism for stifling political opposition and perpetuating the grip of a centralized authority.


The concept of tokenization raises critical concerns about personal liberties, property rights, and individual autonomy. As assets transition from physical form to digital tokens, the risks of centralized control loom large. The potential for abuse and manipulation is significant, with the potential for assets to be confiscated, taxation tied to behavior, and dissent silenced. Tokenization poses a substantial threat to the foundations of a free and democratic society. Safeguarding individual rights and resisting the concentration of power must be prioritized in the face of this potential digital transformation.

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