I was looking into media psychology when my research led me to James F. Tracy, an ex-tenured Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He was fired in 2016 after accusing the government of hiring crisis actors for an incident that he didn’t think was real. It was before half the world got woked that he pointed out a company that specializes in crisis casting (follow this link). I’ve heard this before, about actors on the news, but I don’t know much about it. Anyway, he’s labeled all over the Internet as a conspiracy theorist, but I managed to find one piece of his work, Early “Psychological Warfare” Research and the Rockefeller Foundation, before I caught Anderson Cooper Blasts National Hero James Tracy & Sandy Hook Conspiracies. This was in 2013! I thought censorship was new, but I guess it’s been going on a lot longer than I thought.
Propaganda dates back to seventeenth century Rome. In 1627, the pope set up a training school for missionaries: the Pontificio Collegio Urbano de Propaganda Fide. It has since developed into a super-sophisticated way of managing the public through psychological operations. The good news is no matter what’s happening behind stage to capture our thoughts and emotions, we can chose to respond rather than react. Winston Churchill said: “I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.” This works to some extent, but it’s not foolproof. I still think I might be getting lost in what could be controlled opposition, but I don’t really know. All I can do is speculate and make an educated guess.
Never have people in the history of the world been bombarded with so much information as they are now. In this new world of media overload and psychological warfare, we have to sharpen our critical thinking skills and analytical minds to figure out what’s even real. It’s a sad state of humanity to be debating about the shape of the earth, for example, or whether or not the president is an alien from another planet. We need to filter what we allow into our minds, but we cannot let government and fact checkers do it for us. I’ve noticed many people, like friends on Facebook, just tune out everything controversial. They live in their own bubbles, and that’s all that matters. But I’m one of weird ones because figuring things out, for me, is fun! I like psychological thrills! Otherwise I wouldn’t be doing this sort of thing, would I?
For what it’s worth, I think I’ve figured some things out about the global monetary reset, and I’d like to share my observations and see what you think. First, things aren’t what they seem, and the government needs it that way. They’ve spent precious time and money over the past century finetuning their psychological operations, bioweapons, brainwashing techniques, mind control, etc. Why would they do that? Why kind of insane people build nuclear weapons? Have you ever thought about that? Part of being human is getting duped, or getting normalized, and I don’t put myself above it. I’ve been duped plenty of times, and normalized more than I care to admit, but every time I figure it out, I develop a stronger immunity against it. I must say, the last few years have accelerated my immunity by leaps and bounds, but I’m still susceptible.
Prelude (skip if you already know)
The U.S. empire and dollar-based monetary system was established in 1944, through the Bretton Woods Agreement between 44 countries. Basically, the dollar would become the world reserve currency through a simple formula which the U.S. would oversee; one ounce of gold was pegged to $35 which was pegged to all other currencies. Paper dollars were IOUs for physical gold.
In 1971, Nixon detached the dollar from gold because other countries had caught on to the fact that the U.S. was printing more dollars than they had gold backing. Led under the direction of Charles de Gaulle, foreign countries started redeeming their dollars for physical gold. Had Nixon not closed the gold window, the U.S. would have lost all its gold backing and defaulted on its obligations.
The U.S. got away with breaking the 1944 Agreement by installing the petrodollar in 1973. It made a deal with Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer at the time. Saudi Arabia agreed to price and trade oil in dollars and the U.S. agreed to defend Saudi Arabia with its military. Any country that needed to import oil was compelled to hold and use dollar reserves for trade.
So the dollar transitioned from being gold-backed to trade-backed, and the U.S. continued to print many more dollars than it had gold reserves. Today, gold is still worth $35/oz on the government’s books and their physical gold reserves haven’t been audited. There’s more to the story but this is enough background to understand the last six years in terms of global monetary reset…
2018 – Trade war or U.S. hegemony?
In March, China launched its new gold-backed Petroyuan. China’s strategy to back oil trades by gold is instrumental in the creation of a new monetary system away from the heavily indebted dollar system led by the United States.
In May, Trump imposed several new non-nuclear sanctions against Iran, while withdrawing from JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. and Iran have a tenuous relationship. As early as 2013, Iran threatened U.S. hegemony by selling oil to China and India in exchange for gold. The U.S. then shut Iran out of the SWIFT payment system from 2012 to 2013, forcing them to barter, since the couldn’t carry out international payments.
In July, just four months after China launched its petroyuan, President Donald Trump followed through on months of threats to impose sweeping tariffs on China for its alleged “unfair trade practices.” Here we see the beginning of the US-China Trade War. Was China threatening the status of the U.S. dollar with its petroyuan futures contracts?
On August 27, CNBC printed an article on sentiment regarding the dollar: The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict.
2019 – Financial things falling apart?
In June, the Swiss-based Bank of International Settlements (BIS), published its Annual Economic Report, where it highlighted “overheating […] in the leveraged loan market”, where “credit standards have been deteriorating” and “collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) have surged – reminiscent of the steep rise in collateralized debt obligations [CDOs] that amplified the subprime crisis [in 2008].”
In June, Trump imposed sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s office and those with his access to key financial resources. In July, the United States placed sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
On August 9, the BIS issued a working paper calling for “unconventional monetary policy measures” to “insulate the real economy from further deterioration in financial conditions.” All the while, Trump was talking about our having the greatest economy in the history of the world! Do you remember?
On August 15, Blackrock Inc. issued Dealing with the next downturn, a white paper, which outlined a plan for the US Federal Reserve to inject liquidity into the system while avoiding hyperinflation (i.e. Weimar Republic, Argentina, Zimbabwe).
August 22-24, G7 central bankers met to discuss BlackRock’s paper along with urgent measures to prevent a meltdown.
In mid-September, there was a very serious repo market incident, where interest rates on the overnight repurchase agreement spiked over 10%. This coincided with JPMorgan’s metals desk accused of being a criminal enterprise. The Fed started printing dollars at levels never seen before.
From October 18–27, the Military World Games were held in Wuhan, China. At the same time, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise in New York, NY, to solidify the public/private partnerships that would be necessary during a severe pandemic response. Do you think they were expecting the pandemic? Not only expecting it, but maybe creating it?
On November 16, Information Clearinghouse printed Vladimir Putin said the US Dollar Will Collapse Soon.
On December 12, The Wall Street Journal printed Trump agreed to a limited trade deal with China. It was rather abrupt and unexpected, and then suddenly, the whole trade-war thing with China just disappeared, like magic.
On December 22, Forbes printed that the BRICS new development bank threatened hegemony of the U.S. dollar. The New Development Bank, formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states. If you are unfamiliar with BRICS, and how they are operating, please read my post USA-NATO launch New World Order.
The Trump Administration imposed extraordinary new sanctions in 2019, 82 times (“weaponization” of the U.S. dollar).
2020 – Needed a cover (reason) to print?
On January 3, a United States drone strike near Baghdad International Airport targeted and killed Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) while he was planning to meet Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad.
The Covid19 virus shocked the world early this year, followed by global lockdowns, a short stock market crash and oil-price collapse (it actually went negative). Then the Fed started printing trillions of dollars and the stock market soared, as money printing continued at levels never seen before in history.
2021 – You decide what they were really doing.
Government leaders and Hollywood pushed the world population into vaccines, amidst of a variety of new variants. It seemed the goal was to vaccinate as many people as possible, through whatever means possible, whether it be blackmail, coercion, or force. Meanwhile, Russia and China did not receive mRNA shots. People lost their jobs, lives, reputations, etc. The world was deeply divided.
2022 – Moving money through Ukraine?
On February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine and politics shifted away from the Covid19 vaccines to the Russia-Ukraine War. Money printing shifted too. This is when I effectively lost my heavy stock positions in Russian ETFs and companies as a result of the Biden sanctions. It also happens to be when Russia introduced a new equation into global trade: gold = rubles = Russian gas. If you missed this critical step, please read my post This Means War (Part 2).
On March 7, Foreign Affairs printed The Anti-Dollar Axis: Russia and China’s Plans to Evade U.S. Economic Power
On 8 March 2022, President Joe Biden ordered a ban on imports of oil, gas and coal from Russia to the United States, but the U.S. dramatically increased their imports of Uranium.
On March 15, The Wall Street Journal printed Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan Instead of Dollars for Chinese Oil Sales This would bring an end to the petrodollar system, which is what keeps the dollar alive as the world reserve currency, other than momentum.
2023 – Testing and working out the kinks?
March 29, Barron’s published: China, Brazil Strike Deal To Ditch Dollar For Trade
In June, H.E. Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, President of the New Development Bank, spoke at the 10th Arab-China Business Conference. I won’t copy it here, but I encourage you to read it.
On June 30, Reuters published Venezuela loses UK appeal in long-running gold reserves battle. Did the UK steal Venezuela’s gold?
In August, the BRICS met in South Africa. Participants discussed how to make BRICS local currencies easier to use in commerce and finance with each other—in other words, how to de-dollarize. New members (Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE) created checkmate by cornering all the major “choke points” for energy/trade passage, to begin on January 1, 2024. With Egypt’s membership came the Suez Canal. With Iran’s membership came the Straits of Hormuz.
On October 7, an armed conflict broke out between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups started in and around the Gaza Strip. It coincided with what looked to be Ukraine’s defeat in the war. This shifted attention and fiat away from Ukraine and towards the Middle East.
On November 20, Reuters printed China, Saudi Arabia sign currency swap agreement
On December 18, The Banker printed China courts Saudi Arabia as part of its de-dollarisation strategy. “China’s growing use of currency swap agreements — most recently with Saudi Arabia — are a key part of its strategy to lessen the global influence of the US dollar.”
On December 19, Iran Claims 60% Growth In Oil Production Since 2021
Just some perspective: Renminbi internationalisation – The petro-yuan and the role of gold
2024 – Too early to tell, but getting close
The BRICS nations now control all the major choke points for energy passage, and it appears the Suez Canal is being shut down. The Fed seems to be pivoting, loosening monetary policy and returning to QE, while the world is moving closer to a third world war.
On January 9, Examiner.com printed the BRICS: Russia and Iran Initiate Local Currency Bank Transfers, Bypassing SWIFT
I was going to list annual sanctions by numbers, but I decided it’s too much for one post. We might be able to “follow the sanctions” and figure out where we are in the monetary reset. Sort of like that catchphrase “Follow the money,” from that old 1976 blockbuster: All the President’s Men. Fact is, when the U.S. cannot sell its Treasuries to foreigners anymore, and the world isn’t compelled to hold dollar reserves to trade oil, it’s the end of U.S. dollar hegemony. It’s coming soon; the only question is what does this really mean?