Global education is more than feel-good-cross-cultural learning. It’s more than sightseeing, studying cultures, and mastering languages, although these things are important. It’s more than you and me and what we experience in college and work. It’s about being informed and understanding what’s really going on in the world (not being manipulated and distracted by fake news and education).
Unfortunately, real global insights aren’t coming from the mainstream media or popular Internet sites. The media diverts us away from what’s really going on, keeping us in the hype of delusion. What’s real? For starters, things don’t feel right…the air is different…the events happening around us don’t make sense. People are acting irrationally and out of character for reasons we don’t understand—because everyone is tense and something is terribly off.
Whether you hate Trump or love him, this is what you need to know about world history and the world in general right now. It ain’t all about Trump.
In 1944, the U.S. dollar replaced the gold standard as the global currency. Countries all over the world were promised that they could convert dollars for its value in gold at any time. This is how the greenback became the world’s reserve currency and the U.S. became a super power.
In 1971, Nixon shocked the global economy and broke this promise by suspending the convertibility of dollars into gold. Nobody knows exactly why, but nobody has audited the U.S. gold reserves in a very long time. People speculate that the U.S. no longer has the gold it promised and held for other countries, which would put us in default. Mum’s the word.
By 1975, all of the OPEC nations decided to price their oil supplies exclusively in U.S. dollars in exchange for military protection and weapons, which is why we’re always involved in some kind of war. This meant that any country that wanted to purchase oil, had to buy and hold dollars, which allowed us to build the U.S. on credit and live way beyond our means. Slave to debt and credit, it means the U.S. must maintain a strong military and keep the dollar propped up on the backs of the entire world.
Today, the U.S. dollar is our biggest export, and this is the reason Americans are so privileged around the world and the reason we can live so well on credit. Things are great with the central banks and Wall Street who have ruled humanity for awhile now. People are more confident than ever in the system and in stocks. Unfortunately, it’s all a big delusion. Data has been manipulated. Nothing of real value can be built on credit and deceit and paper. It’s a gigantic bubble that will burst. We can’t ethically borrow more from future generations to pay for our lavish lifestyles today.
My son is doing research on the stock market crash of 1929, and I am reading his articles. Truly, the U.S. feels today like it did back then before the free fall. What’s more? The U.S. dollar (promissory note) is now worthless with greater than 20 trillion in debt. I mean seriously, would you lend money to someone who has 20 trillion dollars in debt in exchange for a piece of paper that promises to pay you back? That’s a fool’s game and a trillion is a very big number! Let’s put it in perspective…if you started counting to a trillion when Jesus Christ was born, you’d still be counting……it would take 15,000 years to count to that number.
And while President Trump is isolating the U.S. from the world…Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRIC nations) are creating a new collaboration right under our noses…no more oil for dollars…but oil for yuan and ruble which is redeemable for real physical gold (not the fake paper gold backed by credit that you find in bullion banks and Wall Street). Over the last year, Russia has bought a very large amount of real physical gold, more than ever before. China, too. Does that tell you anything?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what’s coming. As countries around the world dump the heavily debt-ridden petrodollar, in exchange for the new BRIC agreement (yuan-oil-gold), all those greenback U.S. dollars will come flying back over here….massive hyperinflation and de-dollarization will occur in the U.S. and in the world. Being that everything is built on credit and everything is way overvalued, why do you think the government is fighting so hard and waging war? Because paper burns, and the U.S. is built on it and just maybe they don’t have the gold they say they had, since they pushed it out into the marketplace.
There’s only one viable solution, and that’s to revalue our currencies in gold. Russia and China know that, but American’s have caught on. Imagine what would happen if everyone knew what was coming! That is why there’s a whole paper gold market and they’ve been working so hard to suppress the price. There’s a limited supply of physical gold, and it is said that all of it would fit into an Olympic size swimming pool. You know the story of supply and demand. What happens when supply is limited? When all the gold end up in Russia and China because Americans and Brits are playing with paper and credit to earn profits.
Things will turn around for good. In the end, we as Americans will most likely revert back to a manufacturing and farming community, land will become precious and physical labor will increase bigly! America will have to return to what it was a long time ago…we won’t be importing blueberries from Argentina since they’re no longer cheaper there…we won’t be importing much at all or manufacturing overseas. There won’t be a huge disparity in income either. Like China, we’ll be having our military troops dig for gold if we want to do business with the rest of the world. Perhaps Trump knows this is coming or perhaps not. What’s certain is nobody can stop it.
Trump and his supporters will get what they wanted while the rest of the world goes on in global cooperation and gold returns to its standard as a store of value, perhaps backing some form of digital accounting and monetary system which, by the way, is not Bitcoin. Imagine Bitcoin where those hurricanes just hit. Hmmm not very functional without electricity and no physical store of value. Nothing digital can be a store of value…it’s merely an accounting system for earning and spending, backed by something physical that you can actually hold in your hand. In the case of Bitcoin, there’s nothing behind it, no backbone. What will be, will be…. No empire or paper currency has lasted more than 100 years, and history always repeats itself.
Doubtful? Think I’m full of hot air? Take a look at these Minutes of Secretary of State Kissinger‘s Principals and Regional Staff Meeting directly from the Office of the Historian…rather eye-opening to say the least. And think realistically and logically about what’s in store for the U.S. in 2017, 2018, and beyond. What makes sense? Are we just going to keep printing money? Keep raising debt? Obliterate the debt ceiling? The longer the wait, the bigger the delusion, the harder the fall. It’s absolutely unavoidable. Real global education is important, so get on it. To be informed is to be ready. Today, you must know about history, politics, and the world. You cannot expect that things will continue in the same direction just because they always have in your experience. That’s nothing but a fool’s game.
By Wendy Williamson, International Education Consultant and Author