The Future of America and Gold Standards, a Reader’s Perspective and My Response

In my recent post asking for audience feedback (in which I received a lot of valuable commentary – thank you), I received a series of comments from a fellow Truth-seeker named Peter. He shares a unique perspective from his experiences in Europe during the collapse of the USSR, which I’d recommend reading:

Comment #1
Comment #2

My response to Peter is a long one and includes a few perspectives I’ve yet to share in the form of proper articles, so I re-present them here in the hopes you might find them valuable. I’m also in the process of working on an entry about a recent Chatham House policy paper on the unfolding of multipolar World Order in 2016, so stay tuned for that as well.

My Response

I appreciate your unique perspective on this issue, especially as it pertains to alt-media programming of Americans vs. Europeans. I wonder how much of this is, as you suggest, a managed perception or merely a difference in culture, as the “prepping/survivalist” mentality of Americans has existed (in its modern form) since at least the age of the Cold War; in America, for example, there were/are no massive public works programs like bomb shelters or food stores as there were in the Soviet Union – Americans were urged to do this of their own accord. “Prepping” as opposed to “being prepared for.” That’s not to say I discount the possibility of some sort of “second American (color) Revolution,” as the breaking down of large nation-states to be (re)federalized under a new system would certainly weaken their ability to participate in this new “World Federalism.” The rest of the world has experienced hard times in a manner that America hasn’t in nearly 100 years, so we’re certainly overdue. As you say, only time will tell.

Of course, I wasn’t around to experience the dissolution of the USSR, but from what you’re saying there was a sense of relative affluence before the detonation of the country. There is no such affluence in America anymore. There is virtually no manufacturing, no jobs for the youth outside of the service sector, and those higher-paying jobs typically require a healthy dose of University brainwashing, which of course means indebtedness. In short, there’s little left to rob. In my brief time on this planet, I’ve watched this country go from a form of opulence to severe wealth dislocation; there are pockets of the country where reinvestment in infrastructure is strong, but many more that look like parts of the Third World. For example, if you were to ask a citizen of Detroit or Cleveland when the “economic collapse” is coming, they’d say it already came and went, and in the context of those cities they’d be right. And this is of course without mentioning the severe deterioration of physical and mental health, as most Americans have been poisoned (GMOs) without their realizing it over the past 20 years.

As I see it, there are three primary differences between the breakdown of Soviet satellite states and some hypothetical breakdown of the “United” States (though these are by no means the only differences).

  1. Americans are heavily armed and it’s hard to imagine a managed uprising in this country that doesn’t include significant bloodshed or resistance; much easier to control and direct a mob with Molotov cocktails and clubs than one with guns, which (in my opinion) is one of the main reasons Americans are being “slow-killed” by poisoning of water and food and “slow-robbed” via economic booms and busts as opposed to some overnight sea-change.
  2. Unlike the USSR, which had infrastructure to plunder by the West, American companies are no longer “American.” They’re sufficiently globalized and their wealth diffused enough to leave this country behind without thinking twice, as they already have in the post-GATT/Uruguay Round world. The TPP will only accelerate this. It’s a similar process to the looting of the USSR, but it’s being done in slow-motion and has only accelerated since 2008.
  3. We’re entering an era unlike any other we’ve seen in history with the rise of low-level algorithmic AI, robotics, and automation, and thus, I think it very difficult to extrapolate from history any clear picture of the future from where we stand today. For once, the phrase “this time it’s different” may ring true. For example, what is the future of Imperialism if you no longer need human soldiers to occupy a country (or at least significantly less humans) and use robots in their place? What is the future of “sweat shop Capitalism” if all manufacturing is completely automated? In this regard I have far more questions than answers.

As for the notion that there is some secret Chinese elite working on behalf of Free Humanity as in your linked article, I find this to be ridiculous wishful thinking if not overt disinformation. American corporations and capital built modern China. Anglo-American wealth managers, through the LBMA, have fixed metals prices and managed the wealth transfer from West to East since Day One. The BRICS concept was the brainchild of Goldman Sachs, and the PBOC itself are readily integrating themselves into the IMF’s SDR system. As such, I think the “Global Monetary Reset” your linked article mentions will include elements of a commodity/currency basket, but I’d be hard-pressed to call this a positive development.


Zimbabwe is indeed a resource-rich nation, though I would caution the idea that the IMF’s interests in Zimbabwe are fundamentally any different than China’s. Take, for example, Mongolia, which has been pumped dry of all her material wealth by the Chinese for decades now. The average Mongolian should have pockets overflowing with gold, but instead that wealth has ended up in the coffers of the PBOC. I see no reason why, in the long run, African nations will not be treated the same way.

There’s much more to say on this topic, but I would also caution your notion that a “Gold Standard” is in any way “better” than fiat standards in terms of control of populations. In fact, I’d say in many ways it’s worse. I’ve considered dedicating an entire article to this concept and may do so in the future, but I’d recommend a reading of Eustace Mullins’ original work on the Federal Reserve.

Unlike most of the researchers who followed in Mullins’ footsteps, he starts the history of monetary debauchery in America not with the creation of the Fed, but 50 years before, recounting the managed monetary crises of 1873, 1893, and 1907. Needless to say, the devastation they wrought couldn’t have been brought about without a Gold Standard. The monetary pendulum swings throughout history from “sound money” to “fiat money,” but the power behind the proverbial curtain never actually changes.

“He who owns the Gold makes the Rules.”

I’d also note that I’m not an atheist, merely an “anti-religionist.” I believe in “God” and have experienced significant evidence for this concept, but not in the manner of a “Bearded Man in the Sky” that’s outside of (and apart from) myself. But that’s a topic for another day!

I truly do value your personal experiences on these issues, Peter, and thank you for taking the time to respond.

14 thoughts on “The Future of America and Gold Standards, a Reader’s Perspective and My Response

  1. Peter

    Hello Rusticus ,I appreciate your response with creating whole article based on my comments
    I think lots of questions are for long analysis and discussions with percentage of probability to each one of them(gold standard,or clear electronic money,gold backed SDR,mix of that all.)
    Few versions can be very probable what will happend after dollar will loose reserve status but unexpected things can happend due AGENDAs of those currently in power who are making laws and transforming world to the way which they want.
    Sane mind is telling us that we need honest money but someone banksters want unlimited amount money.
    I was really stunned when I saw russian website which as you already know,is actualy addition to Brent and WTI crude mercantile benchmark
    What stunned me was that russians presenting their-selves as savers of world and its values,did own benchmark with derivatites trade,where it doesnt look like our faux monetary system will soon cease to stop only worsen.
    Some says follow money ,Im saying follow also aws.
    So lets put the facts on the table
    There is Agenda 2030 with pope as main protagonist.
    17 goals and targets that will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:

    Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    Translation: Continually engineer boom/bust and other financial crisis; centralize all ‘private banks’ – IMF, World Bank, Fed/BOE etc to control all finances via a digital one world currency; a cashless society administered via personal implanted RFID chips; continue to encourage and Increase dependence on personal debt by continually raising inflation/prices above earnings; make interest rates negative and then ‘charge’ for keeping balances in the black; make it impossible to function in society without chip i.e. no access to work, food, healthcare, buying and selling, transport etc

    Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
    Translation: Codex Alimentarius (opens in this window); full corporate control over the supply and production of only poor quality GMO (Frankenstein) food – causing cancer and genetic abnormalities leading to population reduction; encourage and promote vegetarianism with high consumption of GMO crops; make meat eating increasingly unacceptable by continually pushing the environmental damage and cancer causing message

    Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
    Translation: Full government control and rationing of poor quality health care; compulsory health destroying vaccinations; legalize and advocate euthanasia; sexualization of children and minors; legalize and enable taxation of all drugs plus promote their widespread use

    Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
    Translation: UN propaganda, constant and relentless brainwashing delivered through all forms of media and compulsory ‘education’ from cradle to grave; use famous celebrities, actors, musicians and role models (that the elite control) to directly influence public opinion; label anyone who questions the status quo and refuses to conform, as mentally ill and incarcerate them indefinitely for their ‘own safety’; utilize political correctness as a weapon against free and analytical thinking

    Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    Translation: Population control through forced “Family Planning”; promote ‘alternative lifestyles’; destroy family and societal cohesion; ‘normalize’ all sexual orientations; feminize, ridicule and diminish traditional male roles

    Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
    Translation: Privatize all water sources; add fluoride and cancer causing chemicals to supply; increase charges and encourage the separate purchase of ‘safe’ drinking water

    Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
    Translation: Phase out ‘fossil fuels’ and replace with 100% electricity supply and control network; Smart grid with smart meters on everything; peak pricing; personal carbon rationing through RFID; draconian punishments for ‘excessive’ and ‘irresponsible’ usage

    Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
    Translation: TPP; free trade zones that favor mega corporate interests; excessive taxation and red tape leading to eventual bankruptcy for all small/medium ‘non-corporate’ (elite owned) businesses; endless global and regional conflicts/terrorism/war leading to ‘job creation’ for the young by enforcing conscription into the security/armed services; vast labor factories, expansion of service sector and government assigned ‘non jobs’ with no upper age limit or retirement prospects for ‘workers’

    Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
    Translation: Promote and expand public transit; remove free/subsidized travel; apply environmental restrictions on personal travel; introduce a pay per mile/km auto tax and expand toll roads; build and maintain privately owned infrastructure using public funds by increasing levels of personal/carbon taxation

    Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
    Translation: Replace current systems of governance with one based on socialism and corporate control; introduce even more regional government bureaucracy and intrusion like a mutant octopus; open borders with unlimited and unchecked migration from Islamic countries causing widespread racial and religious wars/conflict/terrorism (thus population reduction on a grand scale); promote, normalize and enforce diversity with extensive and relentless media campaigns plus impose restrictive and punitive race/equality laws to silence any objection

    Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
    Translation: Big brother big data surveillance state with cameras watching everything 24/7; destroy rural communities; encourage city occupation, promote the affordability and environmental benefits of living in ‘sustainable’ compact micro units controlled and connected to the ‘smart grid’; restrict personal movement through RFID tracking/logging and no go zones

    Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
    Translation: Forced austerity; limit availability and ration purchases of essential goods with RFID based cashless society; wipe out the ‘useless eaters’ then maintain the worlds population at under 500,000,000

    Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
    Translation: Cap and Trade; carbon taxes/credits; footprint taxes; direct RFID credit/cash deductions for personal carbon usage; aggressively promote climate change as the ‘new religion’ and sanction ‘deniers‘; set-up eco-courts to enforce global and local climate laws and to punish ‘eco-crime’

    Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
    Translation: Environmental restrictions; control all oceans including mineral rights from ocean floors; restrict public access to coastal areas and criminalize all unauthorized and unlawful infractions

    Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat decertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
    Translation: More environmental restrictions; more controlling of resources and mineral rights; restricted public access to vast areas of open space and woodlands etc with harsh penalties for all unauthorized and unlawful infractions

    Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
    Translation: Use the NATO alliance and UN “peacekeeping” missions/proxy armies along with the International Court of (subjective) Justice, to force regime change on uncooperative nations and join desperate people together via fake refugee and other engineered crises; mediate with more “UN peacekeeping” and gain full control over regions and counties when tension breaks out; incrementally remove the 2nd Amendment in the USA using false flag events to sway public opinion in tandem with restrictive executive orders to bypass congress, provoke patriots into defending their rights and send all surviving dissenters to ‘re-education’ camps

    Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
    Translation: Promote and expand globalism and a bloated Orwellian bureaucratic state under the ‘authority” of the UN (by initiating world war if necessary) with direction from The (unelected) Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission; implementation of a ‘one world government‘ with open borders and removal of national sovereignty worldwide; implement a fully biometric/RFID human control network

    The last line of the agenda document (opens in this window) reads:

    We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to achieving this Agenda and utilizing it to the full to transform our world for the better by 2030

    Translation: We, as in the UN (the unelected de facto world government), are going to force this on the worlds population whether they like it or not, although we have absolutely no democratic mandate to do so

    UN Agenda 2030 = Total Enslavement For Anyone Left Standing! *

    * Of course the elite will not be affected by this

    1. Rusticus Post author

      Peter, glad to know the machinations of Agenda 21/2030 grind your gears as much as they do mine! Unfortunately I don’t have time to respond to all of your comments here, but I always appreciate your feedback and unique perspectives 😉

      SPIMEX is indeed a WTI/Brent front, just as the Shanghai Gold Exchange is really a COMEX/LBMA front – yet for some reason, no one questions why these Eastern institutions use Western pricing mechanisms. They’d rather live in la-la land. SINOPEC is another wonderful example of this phenomenon at work; it’s China’s SPIMEX and was set up directly by Standard Oil. I wonder if SPIMEX has similar Rockefeller connections?

      Have you considered starting your own blog? I’m sure the people of Eastern Europe could use a mind like yours, and I’d of course be happy to promote your work here, if you ever chose to do so.

      1. Peter

        Hello Rusticus,I didnt consider making own blog.Maybe later.I need to wait right now how my theories will fullfill.Maybe dollar will stay reserve currency with yuan and euro as big continental and economical blocs.I cant imagine using yuan in europe or Us.We will see sooner than later.

  2. Peter

    There is China and Russians with own crude and gold benchmarks and banks,buing gold like crazy.

    There is USA in middle east and in Chinas waters doing nothing and letting Iranians and Russians do what they want.

    There are refugees in Europe and USA(this is quite interesting,there are much richer countries in the world-saudi arabia with prepared nice tents for them,kuwajt etc and much nearer.,no ,probably the people are pushed to go here and do mess.
    we see processed foods also in Europe which have no value for human.GMO is adding to everywhere but no one is telling this,I feel like Im living on the mars where you cant grow anything,so we are eating meals made from powders,even worse from different DNA and for our body is some sort of foreign food -slovak to english translator can make it)
    My father in law is hunter and he gave to wild roars soya beans and they didnt touch it.He didnt know why because wild roar eat everything ,even animal alive,or rotten meat.Then I told him about GMO,
    Animals somehow know what is poison,even my dog is not eating some food I giving him from our dinner.Now I now why.

    now we have here
    some more control over people and their thinking

    now we have here China which dont want be reserve currency but calling for supranational worldwide”honest” currency system

    We the people have programed in ourselves to be free.
    We wish to speak free,live free,move free,think free,eat healthy and live long,rise children our ways(we are coming to the time when you teach your child prayer you are labeled as ultra right wing white christian extremist),to pay with honest money
    but exact opposite is happening
    you cant speak free(political,religious,etc.incorrectness),you cant move freely(you can travel through states but I cant go to my nearest forest (Im living 100 meters from forest,because public is not allowed to go there)eat free and healthy or grow your own food-forget it,
    All this smells like nothing good for human
    And at the end as we started with economy we will finish with economy
    No honest monetary system on the way,only electronic or paper,maybe some supranational call will be listened for IMF,maybe BRICS, to control the money world or what ever super new institution name it will be labeled with it,will be the same.
    We people have no chance to be free ,because 99,9 percent dont know and actually dont want be free.
    For change you need mass awakened humans.So this is not going to be.
    Lets inspire ourselves with matrix and lets get awakened together and do the revolution to put system to the knees.
    I think I will look at matrix movie again and learn how small group ended up the system.
    I think soft way its not going to be

  3. Peter

    It started

    next step sharp devaluation(dollar,euro) or revaluation (third world countries which posses large gold reserves)of world currencies
    example bellow,you can translate it from czech language

    possisble regime change in America,to keep masses in order

    Take care

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    Rusticus, I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate what you are doing with this blog. It is beyond refreshing to read some actual level-headed commentary. I am in the process of starting up my own blog, and I no doubt will be citing/sharing some of your articles. Hopefully I will have a readership that can actually be directed towards your blog too, haha.

    Don’t stop what you’re doing man.

    1. Rusticus Post author

      Thanks so much for your comment, man. It means a lot and is just the kick in the pants I needed to get back to writing more consistently.

      Life has really gotten in the way the past few months, but it’s no longer an excuse with like minds such as your own on the other end – given the echo-chamber of the blogosphere, it’s easy to forget sometimes that I do indeed have a readership!

      Please keep me updated as to the progress of your blog; I’d love to read your stuff and will certainly put your site on the sidebar in the “Sites We Follow” section in hopes of driving some traffic your way 😉

  5. Peter

    Look Hitler killed 10milions people,stallin 20mil.Mao c tung 60 mil and people loved them.I think alt.thinkers will be qiuckly destroyed as enemy of the state and there will be nothing in their way only sleeping and blind sheeps which will agree at everything what gov.will say.Ok what we can do about it when we can still freely talking about gov.control and antigov.stuff,I supposed to create communities like amish do,not depended on state at all,actualy state depending on us.wihout us state Is not in function and we will not use their money,any other ideas?

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    1. Rusticus Post author

      Excellent link to the Varoufakis article, Peter… remember when alt-finance media was singing the praises of Syriza ahead of the Greek referendum last year? It’s clear he’s always been a hatchet-man for the Elite, but for those who can’t yet see the obvious, that Project Syndicate article spells it out succinctly.


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