In 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about the growing Military-industrial complex and how the defense industries quest for profits would influence foreign policy among other things. Here is a link to a great article from the Times. You see during WWII the defense industries in this country profited tremendously. They saw expansion and profits beyond their wildest imaginations. After the war they feared that their profits would be cut and their industries would shrink. Now they couldn't have that and they wouldn't stand by while their billions of dollars disappeared during times of peace. Needless to say wars were invented, conflicts created, and a state of fear was put into the minds of the people. This has progressed more and more as each decade passed until during the 90's we were watching our military drop smart bombs on Iraq live as if it were a hit Hollywood blockbuster. We have been desensitized to war and the negative effects it has had on other nations and peoples. News reports are usually not allowed to show caskets of our soldiers being brought back from overseas. You very rarely see video of our bombs hitting innocent civilians including children. Well at least the American Media shies away from this type of coverage I can't say the same thing about international news. Now I could probably write a 1000 page book about this topic and still not cover every issue. I will move on to another topic and that is about money.
To say that this country was built on greed and upon the backs of the poor would be an understatement. When we are younger and in grade school we rarely hear about the struggles of the working class man but rather we are inundated with stories about the Robber Barons, the industrialists, bankers, and others who supposedly built this great nation. They lead us to believe that if it wasn't for families like the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, and the Morgans among others we would not have made any progress on our own. You see these gentlemen with several other power brokers got together long ago and deviously planned out the future of the United States when they created the Federal Reserve. If you haven't heard how much about the formation of this private organization I suggest you read the book, "The Creature from Jekyll Island". Some may call it a conspiracy theory but those are usually the ones who don't want you to know the truth.
Moving forward to the Early 70's we have the decision by Nixon to remove the gold standard from the American Dollar. Check out this article it really does a good job of highlighting the negative impact that this decision has had on our economy. No there are some economists who will say that tying the dollar to gold prices is foolish since gold is a volatile commodity. Additionally they say that if the price of gold spikes like it has over the last couple of years it would be impossible and very expensive for the USA to keep that much gold on hand. I have to disagree with these hypothetical arguements. If the dollar had continued to be pegged to gold the prices of gold would never have went out of the roof like they did. Gold prices would rise gradually as would the value of the American dollar. The mighty dollar would not have lost its respect and value. The fed wouldn't have to be printing money non-stop in order to keep inflation at bay. These fake and over inflated valuations of companies and stocks prices would not occur. There would be a natural order to things in the financial arena. A check to the balances. A way to regulate inflation in a more organic way.
Unfortunately the writing is on the wall and the American Dollar is failing. Currently 60% of all currency reserves in the world are in US dollars. However a shift is beginning to happen. Countries like China and Russia are making a move away from the US dollar. Here is an article that discusses this further. When the rest of the world begins turning its back on our dollar we are really going to be in deep doo doo. But don't worry the bankers and the fed will still be saying there is nothing to worry about as they print more and more dollars. Artificially keeping inflation at bay. Putting another plug in the dyke that is propping up our economy. Eventually the dyke will break and as usual the middle class and the poor will be holding the short end of the stick. The rich and super rich will be off on some island where they have been stashing their ill-gotten gains for years and years. Too me the US economy is like one huge ponzi scheme and the last one in the game is the loser. But don't you worry now just remember that Corporations are now considered people and they will surely save us all. If you have a problem with that one go HERE and do something about it. #corruption #greed #banksters #wallstreet #federalreserve #revolution