(Natural News) “It’s possible to have more than one reserve currency.”
(Article by Nick Giambruno republished from InternationalMan.com)
These are the recent words of Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
It was a stunning admission from the one person with the most control over the US dollar—the world’s reserve currency.
Reading between the lines, Powell’s remarks are a strong hint that the current international monetary system based on the US dollar is on its way out… and soon.
Even the elites running this 50+ year old system can’t go along with the farce of maintaining it anymore.
That conclusion is not surprising; it’s the logical outcome once you put the pieces together to see the Big Picture. However, what is notable is the change in tone. For the first time, the financial establishment is now talking like this out in the open. That tells me a big change could be imminent.
Although the elites would prefer to continue milking the current system, they realize it’s failing and the need to bridge the gap to a new system they hope to control.
Nobody knows what the next international monetary system will look like—not even the elites. However, they know what they want it to look like and are working hard to shape that outcome.
Here’s the bottom line.
The current monetary paradigm is ending, and we will enter a new one as the elites attempt to “reset” the system.
We could see…
- A supranational digital currency replace the US dollar
- The end of paper currency
- The birth of an Orwellian surveillance system that monitors and controls every penny you earn, save, and spend
This is the elites’ desired outcome.
Unfortunately, the pieces of such a system are already being put into place. The idea is to get it ready, so they can try to implement it when the current monetary system collapses—which could happen much sooner than most realize.
The Fiat Currency Era
August 15, 1971.
It marked one of the most significant events in US history—on par with the 1929 stock market crash, JFK’s assassination, and the 9/11 attacks.
Yet, most people know nothing about it…
It’s been over 50 years since that fateful day forever transformed America and the world. Here’s what happened.
It’s been rightly said that “he who holds the gold makes the rules.”
After World War 2, the US had the largest gold reserves in the world, by far. Along with winning the war, this let the US reconstruct the global monetary system around the dollar.
The new system, created at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, tied the currencies of virtually every country in the world to the US dollar through a fixed exchange rate. It also tied the US dollar to gold at a fixed rate of $35 per ounce.
The dollar was said to be “as good as gold.”
The Bretton Woods system made the US dollar the world’s premier reserve currency. It forced other countries to store dollars for international trade or to exchange with the US government for gold.
However, it was doomed to fail.
Runaway spending on warfare and welfare caused the US government to print more dollars than it could back with gold at the promised price.
By the late 1960s, the number of dollars circulating had drastically increased relative to the amount of gold backing them. This encouraged foreign countries to exchange their dollars for gold, draining the US gold supply at an alarming rate.
As a result, the US gold supply dropped by more than half, from 574 million troy ounces at the end of World War II to around 261 million troy ounces in 1971.
The situation pressured the US government to make a drastic decision. It could either do nothing and watch its gold holdings evaporate, which would mean losing enormous financial and geopolitical power. Or it could default on its promise to redeem the dollar for gold.
On Sunday night, August 15, 1971, President Nixon interrupted the scheduled TV programs and made a surprise announcement to the nation—and the world.
Nixon said he was temporarily suspending the dollar’s convertibility into gold.
The most apparent lie was Nixon’s claim that the suspension would only be “temporary.” It’s still in place today.
Another egregious lie was that his move was necessary to protect Americans from international speculators. Instead, money printing to finance out-of-control government spending was the real problem.
Lastly, Nixon said removing the link to gold would stabilize the dollar. However, even by the government’s own rigged inflation statistics, which understate reality, the US dollar has lost over 86% of its purchasing power since 1971.
The truth is that Nixon defaulted on the obligation to redeem the dollar for gold at $35 an ounce. Since then, the dollar has been a pure fiat currency with no backing.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines fiat money as “inconvertible paper money made legal tender by a government decree.”
August 15, 1971, was the official start of the age of fiat. The world went on a fiat currency standard for the first time in human history.
It gave the US government an unfathomable amount of power.
Read more at: InternationalMan.com