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The Petrodollar Part 2

https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-grants-golan-heights-oil-license-2013-2?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=mobile&referrer=facebook&IR=T

From the link mentioned above, entitled “Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company”, it made me recall the valuable information I learned about the money system, the US dollar, gold and oil supplies from the book, ‘Bankruptcy of our nation’ by Jerry Robinson.

Oil, the black gold. The USA controls the global oil supplies, forcing other countries to purchase oil using only US Dollars. This means the Federal Reserve can print as much US dollars to the US Government as much as the Government wants to fund their wars and government programs like welfare without the risk of hyperinflation.

A greater supply of US dollars in global and domestic circulation benefits investors who own assets because the price of assets (houses, real estate etc.) increases greatly when the total amount of money in circulation is many times greater e.g. when the total amount of money in circulation is $2,000,000, it is not possible to charge potential buyers $1,000,000 for a mansion but when the total amount of money in circulation is in the billions and trillions of $$$s, there is a far greater amount of money in circulation so the prices of assets like the mansion can be sold at $1,000,000 because companies and rich people don’t want people to buy up all the assets like mansions and commodities like chocolate bars.

The money system is wicked and at the same time ingenious because Central Banks like the US Federal Reserve will print out paper money for the US Government to use for its various wars and programs like welfare but the Central Banks will also charge extra when the US Government attempts to pay back the original money it borrowed from the US Federal Reserve; I typed “attempts” because no matter how many times the US Government tries to pay back the original money by taxation, it is an impossibility because only the interest charged by the Federal Reserve can be paid by the US Government which means the US Government is heavily in debt.

The thing is, what makes the money system so ingenious is that during the economic boom years, money is circulated by Central Banks at low interest so there are more jobs and more companies in existence but then when economic recessions occur, the Central Banks demand all loaned money be paid in full with higher interests which means a LOT of companies go bankrupt and a lot of people lose their jobs and most likely become homeless like what is happening now in certain parts of the USA. It’s all planned. Because the US Government can only possibly pay off the increasing interest but not the actual original amount of money it borrowed from the Federal Reserve, the total amount of money owed to the Central Banks will always be greater than the total amount of money available to be used to pay off the borrowed money (this available money being the result of the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary hardworking people) so the poor and powerless are ensnared either with a lifetime of work to pay off the Government debt or they lose their homes and live on the street.

This is what I have read so far from ‘Bankruptcy of our nation’ by Jerry Robinson; I would highly recommend you buy his book to become financially literate and work towards financial freedom. I enclose the link for this amazing book below:

 

 

 

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Petrodollar

I wonder when the Petrodollar will lose value so that we can return to gold and silver coins. This is the stuff they don’t teach you in schools. The US dollar is exchangeable with Saudi Arabian oil because there is a finite amount of gold in the world so President Nixon made the decision that US dollars were no longer to be exchanged for gold (thus becoming a fiat currency) but instead exchanged for Saudi Arabian oil during the 1970s.

But like all things, oil will eventually run out on Earth or no longer be as valuable considering that renewable sources of energy are being developed to replace dependency on oil for transport (Elon Musk’s mission to make electric cars efficient and fast using his Tesla company). This would suggest that once oil has run out or is no longer in demand, fiat currencies like the US dollar will lose its value.

Funny that all these man-made things that our Society needs to function at its current state, the lifeblood that is money, are just pieces of paper with ink on it.

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_shock

https://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/05/the-us-made-a-deal-with-the-devil-in-saudi-arabia/

http://aheadoftheherd.com/Newsletter/2012/Nixon-Gold-and-Oil.htm

https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/elon-musk

One’s Beliefs in relation to the World

I am regularly having my internal Belief system/ paradigms broken and reformed when dealing with Reality. It’s the way of the World.

Everything we were taught to believe in from parents, Society, school, Teachers etc doesn’t seem to match Reality whether it is the life we are in, the Society we live in or the workplace.

We were told by Society that you get good school grades, go to University/ College and get a good job; I believed in all that but that Belief system was destroyed upon graduation after the Recession (which started in the year 2007).

Talking to people who were not inclined academically yet were still successful, I learned another facet of the real world and the Education system which destroyed my former Belief system (the Belief that the Education System was the only way to success); I learned that the Education system creates obedient skilled workers and it is the CEOs/ CTOs/ Founders of corporations that employ them; CEOs that don’t necessarily have fancy University degrees and who may have self-educated themselves and had the courage and persistence to follow their Dreams to make the Corporations a reality, to be their own Boss. These CEOs recruit skilled workers to form corporations which become almost living entities as everyone who aligns themselves with the CEOs company’s mission statement become part of something greater than the individual worker. It is these entities called Corporations that create jobs and require money to keep the corporations functioning much like a living creature. These Corporations control the gold mining, the Media, paper money creation, the books we buy, the clothes we shop for, the mobile phone Apps we use, Netflix, McDonalds etc.

Yet Corporations can dissolve easily as much as they can be created simply by starving them of money. Strange that Corporations hold so much Power over the items we need, services used, our employment but when you deny them money, they disappear.

Examples of self-educated CEOs are like Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Andrew Carnegie, Patrick Bet-David.

When you move from one work sector to another or live in another country, you start to see how your original society affected your belief systems through social conditioning like how a human owner rewards/ punishes a dog to repeat/ desist a specific set of behaviours.

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World Chess Board

Previously Afghanistan and Iraq were at the centre of the world’s equivalent of the chess board. Control the centre of the chess board and you control the rest of the board. This game of epic proportions.
Libya was a skirmish, like a flank attack when the chess player makes his moves using the Knights and Bishops supported by pawns, but it was not the centre of the chess board so it is largely unimportant compared to Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iran controls a narrow strait that allows ships carrying oil to pass through.
Read Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book “The Grand Chessboard” for more information.

Monarchy, Prime Ministers and other authority figures.

Queen Elizabeth II is part of a royal dynasty that traces it origins back to the Norman Duke William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne from the Anglo-Saxon kings through brute force and murder at the Battle Of Normandy yet many people don’t seem to notice that fact and its implications. Surely you would be ashamed if you found out that one or many of your ancestors became rich and powerful because they murdered/ stole their way to the top of the social hierarchy? In the case of many European royal dynasties, especially the British royal family, they don’t seem to be bothered at all. In fact, they like to be presented as dignified, proper and morally upright using the Media to help them create this spotless image of themselves which the masses seem to actually buy into and believe in; so many people are buzzing with energy whenever a Royal baby is born, a member of the Royal family goes somewhere, a Royal family member dying etc. Personally, I don’t care. When you look past that veneer of dignity, you really see what the Royal Family and other authority figures are really made of; the first of which I mentioned is that they would resort to anything to get into Power, including killing opposition as shown by William the Conqueror. It has come to my attention that Queen Elizabeth does more than give speeches and appear on camera smiling, her other function is to override the authority of Parliament and the High Court when it comes to Britain’s national interests, especially in the case of banning the natives of the Chagos islands (a former British Crown Colony) from ever returning to their island because the good old United States needed those islands to insert troops and bombers as a platform to help launch their invasions into other nations like Iraq and Afghanistan. Think about it, Queen Elizabeth II issued an order-in-council to override the Justice system which is the executive part of the UK Government, a government that has been democratically elected. Queen Elizabeth II has undermined Democracy all because she is part of the Royal family and her ancestor murdered his way to the top, an that is similar to how dictators and tyrants behave from developing countries where they do as they please regardless of what the people say or the Law dictates. In effect, Queen Elizabeth II is acting like she is above the Law.

Another example of how the British Royal family seem to behave as dictators is in the case of Prince Charles being given the RIGHT to alter ANY law he sees fit to change to suit his needs and advantages before Parliament passes the said law and enacts it which shows that someone with royal blood is able to manipulate the Law without consulting the Public on the matter. UK democracy is a sham! How are we able to have a properly functioning democracy if the Royals and multi-national companies control the UK government for their own interests?

Why is it that the Royals have the right to take a portion of our taxes doing nothing while us, the Commoners, work hard for the rest of our lives? The people in the French speaking parts of Canada were right to label Prince William and Kate parasites while the Royal couple toured in Canada a few months ago. They are parasites. They take our money and invest into land and properties to grow even richer yet even with their wealth, they still take our money. You could say they act like Mafia bosses and warlords of old who exact tributes and tolls to their unfortunate victims. In fact, there is no difference between a Mafia boss, a Royal member, a Prime Minister/ President, certain Religious leaders etc because they need us to survive, they take our money, sanction mass murders or “wars”, dictate to the Media how they should be presented as and not how they really are, own armies etc. People like Genghis Khan fall under this category where they start out as a peasant, lead a gang of criminals to wipe out and conquer opposition, grow in strength to take over a nation and spread their empire. Genghis Khan then proclaims himself Emperor despite the murder he has caused. There was a saying in Wikipedia I came across which underscores this point, this quote being:

In the City of God, St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great, who asked him “how dare he molest the sea”. “How dare you molest the whole world” the pirate replied. “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor”.

Let’s also mention the recent sexual scandals in the Roman Catholic Church and how Pope Benedict XVI is somehow involved in that, the 2011 sex scandals in Pennsylvania State University where the school officials were involved etc and how people still follow these authority figures and organisations despite the bad reputation they have generated. This is another feature of authority figures where they are able to still influence their remaining followers despite the controversy surrounding them.

Virtue ethics and its applications.

Socrates once said, “know thyself.” Aristotle further expanded on this quote by developing a system of Morality called Virtue ethics, which as the title suggests, is to aim to develop virtues for each and everyone of us in order to achieve a much happier and successful life.  Virtues and their vices are really just labels applied to a set pattern of mental, emotional and physical reactions we have towards certain situations like dealing with people, in a stressful environment etc. Virtue ethics is basically applied Psychology. For instance, focus on the feeling/ idea of anger; too much anger and we become irascible, make people scared to interact with us and lose all sense of reason. This is very important with regards to Business because a business can’t afford to lose customers if its employees and/ or CEO are rude and irritable to its customers or if the company is unable to stay calm towards an unsatisfied customer. Furthermore, quickness to anger shows you are not in control of the situation you are weak. Too little expression of anger and we become passive/ passive aggressive and people will take advantage of us in our everyday life, making us become bitter of the past which drains us of our mental resources rather than focusing on the present which is what matters. Being passive/ passive-aggressive and being very irritable are examples of Vices with respect to the application and expression of anger which we feel in certain situations. The “Golden Mean”/ the Virtue/ the True Path of expressing anger is to neither be too angry or too passive but to be patient, to bear the anger, acknowledge it and express your feelings towards the person/ situation in a controlled and calm way. The feeling of anger and how we respond to it, whether being irascible, passive/ passive-aggressive or patient is also important in Politics because Diplomats know they must treat their counterparts and foreign Government officials with respect to not provoke them into wars and to get cooperation.

Similarly, for the feeling/ concept of self-worth, too much overconfidence in oneself and its physical expression borders/ becomes arrogance which leads to the path of destruction as we become blind to our egos, we become like Narcissus which makes us weak, powerless and easily manipulated. There are numerous times when an army that seemed far superior technologically was brought to its knees because the General of that army was too arrogant to think that the opposing army was ever match to his army. Just look at the examples in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam and the American Revolution where the British, American, Russian and Greek Empires suffered horrific casualties at the hands of a smaller, poorer army. An abnormally small amount of confidence leads to shyness which could lead to arrogance because the very shy person tries to compensate for their lack of social interaction by excelling in Academic studies, thereby feeling superior than everyone else. If that is not case, then the person will likely not get very far in life because you need to form connections with people, market yourself etc. Image and reputation counts and it is the key to power. Thus the Virtue of the concept/ feeling of self-worth is confidence where you feel you are strong enough to deal with a person/ situation while making the required preparations and not underestimating the opponent/ challenge.

 

However, although what Aristotle says is true and wise, there are times when despite achieving/ trying to achieve Virtues in our lifetimes, situations and life do not go according to how we want them which makes the whole attempt to achieve Virtues pointless.

A new type of war.

There was a time when you knew who your enemies were whether it was a king, queen, prime minister, count, duke etc. In doing so, you could attack them directly. Now, the enemies are not so clear and they hide in shadows and smokescreens by using the Media to distract the masses on what is actually going on in the world. It’s funny how people like Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and Chris Hedges paint a very different picture of the world from the one that the Media in the UK portrays where it is all rosy and nice, so much Media coverage on events like the Royal wedding, the Royal baby, Celebrity gossip etc. People like Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and Chris Hedges are the Champions of Truth. Yet despite their efforts to inform the masses (which some of us do pay attention to), the vast majority seem content under their government to not take action and revolt. Instead they would prefer to watch soap operas and tv shows like X-factor/ Britain’s got talent because they don’t want to face Reality, the Reality being that all Major and Super powers are “Great” because of the dirty wars they execute. Caesar, Ramesses II and Alexander are “great” because of the atrocities they committed to achieve their goals.

I always thought the Media is like a power in its own right, a faction that has a significant affect on our day-to-day lives and Politics. It’s a kind “soft” power because it manipulates people into doing things that it wants through persuasion, it’s not a “hard” power like the UK or the USA which uses force to compel any country or person to do what it wants them to do as in the case of Libya, Iraq, British India, Hong Kong etc. The Media is generally politically skewed and would bend the Truth to advance its own needs and interests. This raises a point that is the Media is not trustworthy and would only look out for itself, then how is a Democracy supposed to function properly if people are not properly informed about world events? Surely people like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden etc should be the voice of the Media as they tell the world events as it is, no bullshit and not some asshole like Rupert Murdoch who spied on UK officials to obtain advantages for his TV companies in the form of information. Such espionage is tantamount to treason. Hence Western Democracy becomes a sham, a travesty, a tool to keep the masses in control and made to believe they are free to choose how their Government conducts itself.