By Brian Nibley
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the foreshadowing of Trump’s trade policies leading to economic meltdown. Although the underlying factors leading to this coming collapse are more complex than the policies of one president and have much more to do with the actions of central banks, news media has put the blame on a developing trade war. This amounts to political theatre. It wasn’t difficult to surmise that this would happen. The indicators were available for all to see.
Given the way financial commentators such as Forbes contributor Jesse Colombo have analyzed market behavior in recent weeks, it seemed obvious that some major turbulence would be coming soon.
Combine this with the political theatre drama of Trump’s trade policies, and you get a recipe for disaster brewing in the near future. On Thursday (March 22), the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw one of the largest daily drops in its history, falling over 700 points, as reported by CNBC. As predicted, news articles began being published declaring that the introduction of new tariffs and a brewing trade war somehow led to this massive sell-off.
Not a single one of these articles ever mention the fact that 90 percent of all modern trading is done by computer bots – high-frequency trading algorithms, to be exact. While this inconvenient truth was once the stuff of conspiracy theory, it has been proven to be a fact for many years now. In addition, the fact that the Federal Reserve just happened to raise interest rates the day before this crash also seems to be left out of the discussion.
On Friday (March 23), the Dow fell an additional 400 points or more, only to rebound over 600 points on Monday (March 26). And on Tuesday (March 27) it plunged 350 points again. Some experts agree that we may be gearing up for another epic Stock Market Crash. Volatility in the stock market has skyrocketed, as noted by blog Business Insider.
In addition to bots being responsible for the overwhelming majority of market meddling, something significant happened about 24 hours before Thursday’s closing bell – The Federal Reserve raised interest rates. What a marvelous coincidence. The Fed just happened to raise interest rates the day before Trump announced his new trade war tariffs. And immediately after the stock market nosedives, articles proclaiming the disastrous consequences of those tariffs pop up all over the place. Just hours after the market close and stock market crash, the narrative has already been firmly established. My guess is that most of the public has already accepted the fact that the stock market crash was a direct result of the imposition of new tariffs.
The fact of the matter is that all of this has been orchestrated. Our present state of affairs amounts to little more than political theatre. The common metaphor of politicians being puppets is apt. The ones pulling the strings behind the scenes are the same who own and control central banks. The chairman of the Fed, in a sense, is also a puppet, for he does not own the bank he oversees. He’s simply a sort of executive – a face to the world who appears to make important decisions. The POTUS assumes a similar role.
As economies and ecologies continue to collapse, the world will be dragged into war as a result. The pieces for this horrific play have already been set in motion. It is only a matter of time before financial crisis grips the globe, famine spreads like wildfire, and ever-larger conflicts ensue. And let’s not forget about the retail apocalypse that has already begun to rear its ugly head time and time again.
In my next article, I will cover the most recent event that has ensured this undesirable future – the launch of the Chinese petro-yuan.
Launch of the Chinese petro-yuan
China has officially announced that its new currency, the Petro-Yuan, will be available later this year. This will lead to the US dollar losing reserve currency status and ultimately failing as a currency. The resulting chaos will have only one solution – war.
This has been a long time coming. While it will be portrayed as a recent event, fueled in large part by theatrical trade wars, it has developed over decades through endless American imperialism. The rest of the world has had enough of Western powers pillaging and plundering foreign lands to steal their resources and force them to trade using the US dollar.
Up until recently, there has been no alternative to the US dollar for trading oil, as it has been the world’s reserve currency for over 45 years. But now, with the creation of the Petro-Yuan, that is about to change.
The Eastern superpowers and their allies, namely Iran, China, Russia, Syria, and other surrounding territories, now have a means by which to exclude American economic imperialism from their societies. If history is any guide, we know exactly what happens when a nation attempts to stop using the US dollar.
Libya did this. The country was invaded, their leader assassinated, and a puppet government installed. Today, Libya still uses the US dollar for international trade.
Iraq did this. The country was invaded, their leader assassinated, and a puppet government installed. Today, Iraq still uses the US dollar for international trade.
When China, Russia, and others take similar action to dethrone the US dollar, what will happen? Surely such economic and military powerhouses cannot be invaded and overthrown. No, the result will have to be much more dramatic. The result will be a world war that could, perhaps, become a full-scale nuclear assault.
I have been writing about this over and over because I both want people to take notice and want to have it on the record so that when it all comes down, it can be easily understood what the real causes were. Make no mistake – the mechanisms underlying this imminent financial failure will be obscured. For evidence of this, just look to the lack of press coverage this Petro-Yuan event has received in the Western mainstream media.
Were it not for RT.com, most would never have even known this had happened.
American and European media had us distracted with scandal after scandal. Meanwhile, the entire empire has had its support pillars undermined and the final nail placed in its coffin due to a viable alternative to the US dollar backed by a regional superpower now existing. Most people living in first-world nations haven’t the slightest clue that any of this is happening and don’t perceive that war is on the horizon as a result.
This will allow those in power to pin the failure on any manufactured event they choose.
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