By Anna Von Reitz
Bretton Woods died in 1971 with the advent of the Petro Dollar. Oddly, many Americans haven't noticed that this was a watershed event, much less tracked the results of Tricky Dick Nixon's multitudinous "contributions" to our present situation.
The concept that other goods could be used as the "money standard" --- in this case, barrels of oil --- toppled gold and silver from their pedestal, and opened up an era of wealth for the Middle East that the Middle East reinvested in gold, silver, land, and business opportunities all over the world.
This means that we are now dealing with a disproportionate number of heavy-hitting Arab and Muslim investment interests counterbalancing would-be Chinese investment interests that have hitched their wagon to the gold standard.
This is a situation so far removed from the typical American egocentric viewpoint of the world as to be ironic. The Middle East and China are the power players in this drama, despite the USD being the reserve currency.
Naturally, "the US" having made its bed back in the 1970's, sides with the Arabs and the oil industry. Just as naturally, China resists because China has virtually no natural oil reserves and is in constant crisis and under pressure to meet its own energy needs.
And all of this drama centers around what commodities are to be used as the "money standard" --- oil or gold? Or something else entirely?
Get a clue, folks, the New Green Deal isn't about the environment. It's about making oil and all other sources of hydrocarbon energy more expensive. And using the destructive power of taxation to artificially make it so.
Higher oil prices, even artificially bumped up oil prices, bulk up the coffers and empower western corporate governments and their Middle Eastern business partners. This creates a "strong dollar" even if it promotes a weak economy.
You may not have noticed that the New York Stock Exchange is no longer in New York. It has moved to Tel Aviv. No joke. The tickers stopped ticking three years ago. The financial district is missing the Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve, both. This observation should give Americans cause to pause.
The Source of all the military script known as Federal Reserve Notes, is now just an adjunct account under the auspices of the IMF, and the IMF is just an adjunct of the World Bank. And the stock market is booming during a bizarre, and apparently, pre-planned, "live exercise" pandemic.
The portfolio managers of unimaginably huge pension and "public association" slush funds are "self-investing" --- a process by which millions of investors who don't really exist except on paper, plunk money --- that doesn't exist, either, down on already grossly overvalued stocks in order to bulk up the apparent value of all those stocks.
The stocks and the trading boards are, of course, managed via the virtual trading network located in Tel Aviv, and that virtual stock market syndicate can do whatever in the world it likes to stock prices no matter who is flowing what form of money into the market.
Controlling the outcome of political elections is small beans compared to controlling the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, nee NYSE. All the dirt about to be released about stuffing electronic ballot boxes pales by comparison when you realize that the same thing, the same kind of computerized fraud, has been applied to the value of stocks and bonds.
While the Chinese stubbornly hold onto the tail of the gold standard, the West just as tenaciously defends the oil standard, even while appearing to repudiate it with the New Green Deal, which is just an excuse to artificially increase oil prices --- with the guilty Western Government Corporations and the Middle Eastern business partners splitting the take ---- and all of us paying the price.
There is nothing "New" about the New Green Deal. It's just another oil industry rip off coming through the backdoor.
Wake up, people. The value of Free Markets as a standard of reality has never
been more clear.
The urgent need for reform in all aspects of our planetary business life and the dangers of computer tampering and inappropriate politicking in every aspect of our lives from the stock market to the election box to healthcare are self-evident.