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Economic World War: Who Benefits And How Much Time Is Left?

May 6, 2022

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group

I have been warning about an inevitable East vs. West economic war for many years now. The question was never a matter of likelihood, it was always just a matter of timing. When would the most convenient time be for World War III?

The issue of “convenience” might sound odd, but I want readers to remember one rule: All wars are banker wars. The only wars that are not are wars of rebellion against the bankers.

There is nothing you cannot eventually understand in terms of geopolitics as long as you accept the fact that international conflicts are generally engineered and are always designed to benefit a particular group of establishment power brokers and financial elites. If you are one of those people who assumes all of these events are merely “random and unfortunate coincidences” then you’ll remain in the dark for the rest of your life – and you will never grasp why terrible things are happening to you as the world falls apart. You will go to an early grave because you were unprepared while still thinking you were the smartest person in the room.

In my article Order out of Chaos: How the Ukraine Conflict Is Designed to Benefit Globalists, I outlined the many factors that connect the Kremlin to globalist institutions like the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), elitists like Henry Kissinger and international banks like Goldman Sachs. The reality is, Russia has long been attached to globalist interests and this is not going to change because of the war in Ukraine, just as it did not change after Russia annexed Crimea.

China is, of course, even worse when it comes to collusion with globalist institutions. The nation accrued trillions of dollars in debt because this is a prerequisite for joining the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies. Yes, China went from being a nation of minimal debt to being trillions in the red just because the IMF demands “liquidity” for a nation’s currency and bond instruments to be considered viable for their global centralization initiative. This is not the behavior of a country that is anti-globalist.

I’m not going to continue rehashing the facts surrounding eastern nations and their attachments to the globalists here. I’ve already done that for well over a decade and frankly I grow tired of having to rehash the lessons that brilliant researchers like Antony Sutton expertly addressed back before I was born. If there’s a major war, then there are globalists behind it influencing both sides and seeking to gain more power. If you haven’t figured this out by now, then you never will.

Here Is What War Is Good For

Why engineer a war? Simple – when you play both sides of a chess game, you always end up the winner. Beyond that, chaos is the ultimate recipe for advancing draconian agendas that the public would never allow to pass during peacetime.

What I want to examine here instead is the issue of timing and development; how is this massive economic war going to play out and how long will it take to happen? Once we understand the stages, maybe we can brace for impact and take actions to change the outcome.

The first step is to acknowledge that the ball is in the court of eastern nations and that their actions will dictate the pace of events.

The Economic Lesson The West Has Forgotten

True wealth has nothing to do with money or debt creation; true wealth comes from resources, the means of production and labor. This is something the Marxists actually got right in their philosophy; the problem is that Marxists are only interested in ways to steal labor, resources and production while making the public think that such theft is for their own good.

Eastern nations continue to understand what real wealth is. You can have all the money in the world but if you have no manufacturing base or resource development then you have nothing. It’s as simple as that. If a nation has no resource development and no means of production, no printing press is going to save its economy.

The West has abandoned much of its means of production and has crippled the exploration of its own resources through fake environmental concerns like “carbon pollution.” The East has not done this, at least not in a way that affects long term productivity. Therefore, the East is in the strongest position to survive a global economic conflict.

But the real key to the progression of an economic world war is the combination of countries involved and their trade agreements.

Russia and China, for example, have been developing bilateral trade meant to cut out the U.S. dollar for many years. Russia is resource-rich, and China has the world’s largest manufacturing and export base. An alliance makes perfect economic sense, and this is what has happened.

Only weeks before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia signed a 30-year oil and gas contract with China worth hundreds of billions of dollars. This deal coincides with the construction of a major pipeline from Russia to China which will be completed by 2025.

India also made arrangements for increased oil shipments from Russia, and will pay without the dollar (formerly the world’s sole petro-currency). Furthermore, the promise of lower prices while the rest of the oil world is experiencing rapid inflation in energy prices is highly tempting for those purchasing oil, natural gas or coal from Russia.

The other nations of the BRICS bloc (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) have all been highly active in trade with Russia despite western sanctions and the removal of Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments network. This is exactly what I predicted would happen many years ago.

But how does this trading bloc affect the time frame of the world war?

An Economic War Has Economic Targets

It has been my belief that the real target of this war is not Russia or China, but the U.S. dollar and the American economy. Yes, there will be far reaching financial consequences beyond the U.S., but our economy is the only economy that is completely reliant on our currency’s global reserve status.

A world war using economic weapons and tactics is the worst type of war we could fight because it is not one we can win. The dollar’s global reserve status is our Achilles heel. It is not a strength, but a weakness. While all eyes are on the shooting war in Ukraine on the other side of the planet, very few realize that the worst damage is going to hit us right here at home.

The sanctions on Russia are only a part of the problem, as this is creating momentum towards a general decoupling from the dollar trade. The bigger issue is the BRICS nations (and their export/import partners) who will refuse to accept sanctions because they are economically dependent on each other.

One example is the recent announcement by Hungary that they plan to refuse any cuts to Russian oil and gas imports. Why? Because this would cause an energy crisis in their country, one they couldn’t recover from. Many other nations are following this logic around the world, and if NATO is going to continue pushing for economic isolation of Russia, then those countries will invariably stop using the dollar as their reserve currency.

Why, you might ask, does Russia’s economic isolation lead to the end of the dollar’s global reserve status? Here’s why: when the Biden administration and the European Union (EU) sanctioned Russia, they also froze Russia’s U.S. dollar accounts and terminated Russia’s connection with the international payments platform. The rest of the world watched the West financially cancel Russia, and this act of economic warfare revealed a nearly-unthinkable conclusion: If they did it to Russia, they could do it to us, too.

Naturally, many countries will take measures to distance themselves from dependency on US and western financial systems and currencies. As Credit Suisse’s global head of interest rate strategy Zoltan Poszar told Bloomberg’s “Odd Lots” show:

“…wars tend to turn into major junctures for global currencies, and with Russia losing access to its foreign currency reserves, a message has been sent to all countries that they can’t count on these money stashes to actually be theirs in the event of tension. As such, it may make less and less sense for global reserve managers to hold dollars for safety, given that they could be taken away right when they’re most needed.”

In other words, the establishment elites in the US and Europe are creating the very conditions which will end up destroying the dollar.

The dollar’s status is entirely dependent on faith and belief in its demand. If demand for dollars wavers because of global sanctions, then all those trillions of greenbacks held in overseas banks will come flooding back into the U.S., shoving the nation deeper into stagflationary crisis. The globalists are perfectly aware that this will be the consequence. In fact, they’re counting on it.

Eight Years Until Dystopia?

The year 2030 is consistently mentioned by the United Nations, the IMF, the WEF and the rest of the cabal of globalist institutions as the end game date for their Great Reset agenda.

If a global economic crisis is the catalyst as it appears to be, then several years would be required to let the collapse play out – along with the introduction of a “solution” to the problem. This means that the economic war will have to accelerate quickly going into the next year.

Today we are already seeing 40 year highs in inflation, along with considerable supply chain disruptions. Multiple globalist foundations are “predicting” food shortages around the world in the next 3-6 months. I believe the war itself will expand rapidly within a year to include China, and most of the damage will be done by the end of 2024. This will all depend on how fast exporters (mainly China) dump the dollar; the dollar dump will be the primary trigger.

A significant part of the WEF’s Great Reset agenda and the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights global digital currency initiative require the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This is a process the globalists have been talking about openly for some time. It’s not “conspiracy theory,” it is conspiracy reality. The IMF has argued on many occasions that the global currency framework must be “managed” by a centralized entity that can prevent national governments from exploiting currency trade for their own ends, and this includes digital currencies.

The stage is already set for this narrative. The U.S. will be painted as an example of why nationalism is a “path to disaster” and why no single nation should be trusted with so much power in the form of a world reserve currency. That kind of power tempts governments not only into excessive money creation and debt-financed spending sprees. New money is fabricated to pay for old debts, thus debasing and degrading the dollar’s purchasing power worldwide (also known as inflation).

Thus, it is only “logical” that a global central authority with no national loyalties be put in control of an “international” reserve currency, right? Maybe a multi-currency-based basket system, or, perhaps, a single world currency to prevent any future tragedies and abuses of power from ever happening again. Wouldn’t that make you feel safe?

Don’t Be fooled. It’s A Complete Con.

World war, whether economic or kinetic, and the death of the dollar as the global reserve currency is a perfect excuse for the “rational” introduction of a global financial oligarchy.

And, unlike its predecessors, this ruling council would operate right out in the daylight for everyone to see, not in the shadows deep in the bowels of central banking cartels. Their authority would be “official,” and their control established as necessary, even vital for world stability.

This is the same thing that has happened after every major war or world war; the argument is made that national sovereignty was the cause and that nation states should not exist because when people are left to organize into groups they might form differing ideas on how to live, and differing ideas cause conflict.

After World War I, they introduced the League of Nations. After World War II, they established the UN and the IMF. And, after today’s economic World War III, they will try to implement a program for a one world currency and global economic governance.

Globalists claim it is better for there to be no sovereignty, no groups and no differing ideas. “We need one homogeneous global collective with a single hive mind,” goes the argument, “so that no conflict ever happens.” Of course, they get to have their own group, and that group intends to garner all the benefits of the crisis and the power that will be derived from the panic.

With that warning, I leave you with a quote from globalist and Council on Foreign Relations member Richard Gardner, published in Foreign Affairs magazine in 1974, which I think drives home the reality of the people we are dealing with:

“In short, the “house of world order” will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great “booming, buzzing confusion,” to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”



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  • Serge May 6, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Indeed: “Cui bono”? or who benefits?
    Cynical statement but with the merit of being clear.
    P.s.: I noticed this: Usually, on the Economist’s special cover for the coming year (published in late November of the current year) is titled “The World in…” 2018, 2019 or 2020,etc. For 2022? “The World Ahead” 2022…

  • Fieldhand May 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Your scenario makes sense Brandon. But only if there is not a nuclear war. I can’t imagine that the globalist want to sit in their bunkers waiting for the fallout to subside. I see a number of people (Paul Craig Roberts for example) who feel the US is pushing Russia into a corner which will result in a nuclear conflict. Do you feel that current events in Ukraine are just theatre for the masses to achieve the globalist goals?

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      Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 7:34 am

      Global nuclear war is completely contrary to the globalist agenda. It makes no sense for them to build the massive existing control grid, spending countless trillions of dollars, endless man hours and decades of time just to wipe it all out in the blink of an eye. If they were going to do that, they would have initiated a nuclear war a long time ago.

      • Renato May 6, 2022 at 9:02 am

        Your argument makes perfect rational sense, Brandon, but I suspect we are dealing with madmen. The globalists are at least destroying the human capital that allows them to build and keep the control grid. They drive people mad through “education”, pop culture and social media. People are getting less productive and less intelligent worldwide. If the globalists allow this to happen, they may allow a suicidal nuclear war as well, don’t you think?

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          Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 10:01 am

          No, we are dealing with PYSCHOPATHS, not madmen. There’s a big difference. And psychopaths are NEVER suicidal. They see themselves as above everyone else and too important to die. They don’t need human capital, they never did. The control grid is for a greatly reduced population, and population reduction has ALWAYS been their intention. They openly admit to it on a regular basis. They just aren’t going to do it with nukes. They will try to do it with economic decline, then population control measures. That’s only if they get what they want; I predict they will fail.

          • Mr.BA May 6, 2022 at 2:34 pm

            Am I too tin foil hat for asking if 5g is part of the soft kill agenda?

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            Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 3:06 pm

            Probably. I would be much more worried about the vaccines than 5G.

          • Amuzed_Traveler May 9, 2022 at 4:48 pm

            They may not be madmen, as you say, but their hubris could certainly lead to serious miscalculation with nuclear consequences. They actually believe they are “masters of the universe” but they’re not, really, they’re fallible like all the rest of us that aren’t psychopaths.

            It all depends on whether self preservation or self aggrandizement has a higher position in their psyches.

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            Brandon Smith May 9, 2022 at 5:54 pm

            There is zero threat of a global nuclear war. Again, if they thought it was survivable for them, they would have done it already.

      • Keith May 6, 2022 at 2:40 pm

        i agree totally, but id rather have a nuclear war. At least id die free than live under the globalists.

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          Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 3:07 pm

          You can always die free, but I prefer to make the tyrants die so I can be free.

          • Rodster May 6, 2022 at 9:47 pm

            Haha quote of the year, followed by the Belarus President who said, “ I’d rather die standing than having to live begging on my knees”

      • Soldisr May 6, 2022 at 10:05 pm

        But could we force their hand? If we actually get to a point where we are arresting globalists can they go with full global nuclear war as a way of kicking up the table like a spoiled kid who got wasted in checkers?

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          Brandon Smith May 7, 2022 at 12:08 am

          Maybe, but you have to remember, psychopaths never believe they could actually lose. Their delusions of grandeur are their biggest weakness.

      • MR May 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm

        Just wanted to say that I have scores of bookmarked economics, geopolitics and news blogs. This is the first page of your blog thay I’ve read, and it’s already my favorite blog. Kudos.

    • Concerned May 6, 2022 at 11:21 am

      Not just theater. Critical globalist objectives are spread being implemented as a result, including economic devastation and de-dollarization. Regarding nukes, I won’t rule out a regional tactical exchange or select targeting of one or two centers, as part of a pre-planned strategy to scare the pants off the entire world, so that a single globally integrated security architecture can be offered as a solution. But I won’t consider that as likely to happen. I just wouldn’t entirely rule it out. Keep in mind this has been used in the past, and these people like to repeat past successes.

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        Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 11:23 am

        I agree about a regional nuke event, but I think a global event is unlikely. I expect to see at least one nuke go off in my lifetime somewhere in the world, used to frighten the public into embracing further globalism. People seem to assume that if one nuke goes off it means that all the nukes will go off, and that’s just not reality. A regional event could be staged without precipitating a global exchange of missiles.

  • helot May 6, 2022 at 6:34 am

    RE: “True wealth has nothing to do with money or debt creation; true wealth comes from resources, the means of production and labor.”

    Your statement is fully supported by numerous articles written by Frank Shostak, here’s a link to one of them… and he often breaks the concepts down in easy to understand ways anybody could relate to:

    “It is not money that funds economic activity, but the saved pool of consumer goods. The existence of money only facilitates the flow of savings. Any attempt to replace savings with money ends in economic disaster.”

  • Justsayin May 6, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Brandon, regarding your comment, I believe the war itself will expand rapidly within a year to include China, do you surmise this will be support of Russia as well as involve Taiwan?

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      Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 8:55 am

      Yes. Their support of Russia is already evident in their increased transactions cutting out the dollar as world reserve. I suspect given their recent behavior that China will either isolate or invade Taiwan within the next year.

  • Luke May 6, 2022 at 9:20 am

    We have debated about Putin’s allegiance to the Globalist’s before Brandon. I respectfully disagree that he is in lockstep with them. I wasn’t paying much attention back then but things really kicked off in 2014. If you look back you can see the initial tracks being laid to remove Putin by installing a Globalist Govt in Ukraine to antagonize him. I suspect the goal was to make him look weak and have him removed at which time they would try and install a Globohomo regime in Russia. Putin knew this I am quite certain. Some say “He took the Globalist’s bait and invaded Ukraine.” I don’t believe that is the case either. IMHO he had no choice as they kept attacking ethnic Russian settlements making more threats about Ukraine joining NATO. I believe Putin, who had been very patient, decided it was now or never. Failure to act and he would appear to be weak which could have led to his approval tanking and ultimately removal. But Putin is a prepper too. He’s been gathering friends and getting his ducks in a row. This is very much as you described about the dollar. Globohomo wants to implode it because its days are numbered. But this sort of controlled demolition only works if there are no major adversaries like the BRICS nations. BRICS countries want out of the Globalist’s system because they have turned them all into slaves. China has been the world’s factory and gets paid in money that the West prints. Russia provides oil/gas again is paid with printed money. There would be NO BRICS without Russia and their powerful nuclear deterrent. That being said, if I was Ivan I would have a very itchy trigger finger right now. Our leaders in the West are not sane as they currently poke the bear admitting they helped blow up their ship. Unfortunately I believe the threat of nuclear war is all too real and I don’t think it could ever be contained once it starts. Right/wrong it matters not we have got our work cut out for us either way. There’s no disputing that.

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      Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

      I’ve already proven Putin’s ties to the globalists time and time again. His relationship with them goes back before he was president of Russia. There is no debate, these are the facts. Putin has been close to the WEF for a long time and has been involved in their globalist programs right up to the invasion of Ukraine. You can believe whatever you want, but the facts say otherwise. There is no white knight fighting the globalists in Russia. It’s Kabuki theater, plain and simple. When all is said and done the Kremlin will join the IMF SDR basket just like China did.

      • Luke May 6, 2022 at 11:07 am

        I certainly don’t believe he’s in it to save us. Putin and Xi are autocratic assholes I fully agree. Sure he’s been playing the game with the Globalists and maybe you are correct. My scenario is not necessarily better than yours; in fact, its probably worse because it could lead to Nuclear Armageddon. My hypothesis comes from reading other opinions but also watching Westernized media. You know when they are trying to accomplish something in their reactionary behavior. In this case I believe their Globalist masters are ordering the fear Russia/love Ukraine campaign as a reaction to their own fear. That fear is real. The fear of losing all their power and wealth if the BRICS nations are successful. If the Dollar & Euro and reserve status/hegemony plummets Globohomo is screwed; controlled demolition by the Globalist not included. They know its a matter of time before the money tree gives way. They are simply trying to set the table so that they can control it and land on top of the pile as they always have been. That’s what I would do if I was a Globohomo. Ulltimately it matters not what motivates Putin. We are in for a ride come hell or high water…..Always love reading your opinion though.

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          Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 11:19 am

          The fall of the dollar is by design. They aren’t screwed by it, they WANT it and have staged the circumstances for decades. I explain this in detail in the article. They CREATE THE CRISIS so that they can institute NEW SYSTEMS and controls they have always wanted. As I note in the article, until people grasp that these crisis events are engineered to achieve larger ends, they will not see why things happen the way they do. I predicted this war years ago, not because I’m psychic, but because I accept the reality that certain events are staged to achieve certain outcomes desirable to the people in power. Russia and China are taking the actions they are taking because their governments are controlled and it serves the interests of the globalists in the long run. This is not the globalists trying to make the best of a crisis that came out of left field, this is them creating the crisis they need for the results they want.

          • bhk4usa May 13, 2022 at 4:37 pm

            Brandon, I have been ‘debating’ this issue, from the same point of view as you, with many others over the past few years. People seem unable and unwilling to accept Russia/Putin as partners with the globalists and this seems primarily due to the death and destruction in Ukraine.

            Those that are willing to accept that the globalist ‘elites’ are in fact Machiavellian narcissistic psychopaths and understand fully what that means can actually grasp what is going in Ukraine and with the worldwide economic struggle. The ‘people’ with this mental defect are willing to do anything and sacrifice anything (other than themselves) to achieve their higher destiny. Killing off a few million in Ukraine and causing economic devastation around the world killing off more millions does not bother them in the least. In fact it just advances their goals a bit further.

            The one question I have is whether all of the divergent groups/entities that are currently cooperating due to common interests will continue to cooperate once the time comes to determine exactly who will lead the ‘new world’. Will the mega financial interests give up control to others? Will the global ideologues submit to others? Will the political masters make them selves subservient? Will China give up its ‘national communist destiny’ to be servants?

            Seems to me that the most likely time for a worldwide kinetic upheaval will be when it comes time to divvy up the spoils.

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            Brandon Smith May 13, 2022 at 7:41 pm

            I think the Chinese and the Russians are simply vying for a seat at the table. You also have to remember that what we are dealing with here is an organized CULT of psychopaths – They have their own religion and their own hierarchy. It’s not just about mutual gain, it’s also about paying dues to the cult. The Chinese elites have NO LOYALTY whatsoever to the “communist destiny” of the nation. Their loyalty is to the cult, just as the elites in the US have no loyalty to America. They have no interest in national concerns; in fact they often laugh at the idea of national pride or adherence to founding values. In order to understand these people you have to think far outside the box of national patriotism and national exceptionalism. They do not care. They have their own agenda beyond the concerns of the populations they rule over and there is no division among them, nor will there be. They have been doing this for centuries, and now they think their “New World Order” is almost within their grasp. I will say that infighting could occur if and when they fail to get their NWO; if the great promise of a global empire is broken, then you might see some of them turn on the cult.

        • Covington May 7, 2022 at 2:24 am

          Can anyone tell me how Newsmax is not part of the MSM machine? Seems that way with most of their ad sponsors and their news cycle feeds. Controlled opposition is my thinking. As Patriots we have to focus on the globalist cabal threat instead of the MSM propoganda.

          • TimC May 7, 2022 at 6:32 pm

            They are false conservative media 100% – right there with Faux. They disavowed the 2020 election fraud almost immediately – and right when conservatives were turning to them from Faux after they outed themselves with their election coverage.

      • Concerned May 6, 2022 at 11:15 am

        Thanks for sticking to your guns on this Brandon. You’re 100% correct. There’s a concerted effort right now among alternative media and commentators to distance and separate Russia and Putin (and even China) from the rest of the globalist cabal, or, to position them as a faction who is fighting for control. These are either grave errors in judgement or intentional misdirection. Russia and this conflict are part of the broader agenda. No question.

        • kmose May 7, 2022 at 5:05 am

          I’ve already braced myself for the moment Putin snatches defeat from the jaws of victory and devastatingly deflates the hopes of populists worldwide, just like Trump did to American populists or “deplorables”, when he conceded defeat in front of a mountain of evidence of fraud. I can honestly see Putin wrestling with how to do this right now. The bankers probably long ago threatened and bribed Putin and the Russian oligarchy into submission, and the oligarchy is now trying to figure out a way to take a dive and hand Russia a humiliating defeat in Ukraine that breaks it’s back, and not be killed by their own people. Why else would it be dragging on so long over there? In the end, the oligarchy wants no interruptions to their lavish and sumtuous lifestyles, and therefore no real change from the way things are. If Zelensky got all of what he got, imagine what Putin has personally been offered.

    • Davy Crockett May 7, 2022 at 10:18 am

      What if the real Putin is long dead?
      Did Die Welt suck it out of their thumb and risk their reputation for nothing, or did they publish what Lyudmila Putina told them?
      Either way, this would not impact Brandon’s position at all. Whoever is palying the part of Russia’s Great Leader is in full support of the Globalist agenda.
      It would pose yet another problem to people expecting “Putin” (whoever is playing the part) to be their knight in shining armour.

  • Black Cat May 6, 2022 at 9:21 am

    “If you haven’t figured this out by now, then you never will.”

    This quote is accurate and IMO represents the socially engineered, willfully ignorant and self delusional 60+% of world population.

    Thanks for another great article Brandon

  • AL May 6, 2022 at 9:33 am

    On the local level, or for us minions, we see reports of how the housing market has run away directing our attention to another bubble while other opinions say otherwise. We are constantly being reminded about inflation and over priced real-estate, gas, etc… What that seems to do is to align the thinking of the working class into accepting everything you warn about. Because long ago I realized that a relatively small group of even powerful people can’t change the course of a nation or the world simply by making demands. It has to be “your idea.” Meaning, constant feeds of news as I mentioned above and major manufactured conflicts to penetrate the minds of the working class until they are left with one logical conclusion: And that is to overwhelmingly support the new world order of centralized control.

    • Black Cat May 6, 2022 at 10:52 am

      Aldous Huxley in 1958 – “Pharmacology and propaganda will make the masses love their slavery.”

      Seems to be pretty accurate

      • spud May 9, 2022 at 5:59 pm

        100%, people would rather live in fantasy than reality

        • Black Cat May 9, 2022 at 6:08 pm

          Yes Sir and deeply concerning!

  • CheezusCrackers May 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Well, I’ll keep my delusions insofar as it makes little practical difference to 1) the reality of the economic war on us, and 2) the crescendo of the Oligarchs’ power grab. Whether BRICS are part of the Globalistas schemes or acting in their own national interests will not affect 1 and 2 in any way that changes our behaviors. And it seems to me this theory cannot be disproven which makes it suspect. What event or action, for example, would prove that Russia and or China aren’t part of the Globalista plan? Anything you contrive can be twisted into,”Aha! That’s part of the plan!”

    US regime calls for Putin’s assassination? Part of the kabuki theater!

    Russia defeats Ukraine and neutral buffer state established? Part of the plan!

    Rouble strengthens in value? The plan! Rouble weakens? The plan!

    Putin and Xi denounce WEF, IMF et al…? Kabuki theater! They’re secretly buddies.

    It’s entirely possible that Putin and or Xi took part in the Globalista orgs and were even recruited by them and then at some later date decided that the Globalistas are sick fucks and now oppose them for purely nationalistic reasons. We dont know.

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      Brandon Smith May 6, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      No one can prove a negative, its impossible. That’s like asking someone to prove that Big Foot does not exist. They can’t do it. They can only show proof that he does exist, or show that there is a lack of proof that he exists. All the evidence shows that Putin is controlled opposition, just as Antony Sutton proved that the Nazis were controlled opposition and the Soviets were controlled opposition, and that the globalists were playing both sides of WWII and the Cold War the entire time. Facts are facts. Get over it.

      • Duncan Phelps May 7, 2022 at 11:19 am

        Well put Brandon. Even when I first realized they might be controlled opposition, this wasn’t proven to me until the [Bankster owned] Press-titute continually gave them ‘airtime.’ Which is just the opposite of what myself & others doing this work experience!
        Brandon, see my comment below. I see the BRICS etc. as winning now for a while, as they are moving to asset-based Banking. Why can’t ‘we do the same?’ ..As per , Catherine Austin Fitts, Ellen Brown, etc. & myself. = asset-based (commodities & labor-time) Public International Trade Bank, as opposed to private Bankster’s debt-based with added usury—acquired due to most fooled into applying to give away their Power-of-Attorney to that private GRID/REPRESENTATIVE governance!

    • kmose May 7, 2022 at 5:31 am

      The problem is, all oligarchs are pretty much the same, because all humans are pretty much the same, and no leader can survive, physically or financially, without their support. And when people get power and lavish lifestyles, they don’t want anything to change. They don’t want to see the BIS/City of London/Wall Street destroyed, because that’s where all of their money is, and London and NYC and the capitols of Europe are where their assets are. Read The Education of Julius Caesar – a Reconstruction, a Biography, by Arthur Kahn. Cicero and the Optimates made it quite clear – anyone who joins the reformers (“subversives” as he now termed them) will be outlawed and stripped of their property and life. Rome even had corporations and bailouts, and the great pure Cicero “held his nose” and voted for them because he knew what was good for him. Human nature does not change, and the oligarchy is unified globally and conspiring against us every step of the way, and any setbacks suffered will not be reported through their media. Neither Russia’s nor China’s billionaires are going to accept a period of hard times in order to build a new system for a new and better tomorrow for their country, and they will kill any leader who tries.

    • Davy Crockett May 7, 2022 at 10:32 am

      I hope you put your trust in Jesus Christ rather than cheese crackers. The cheese crackers may let you down.

  • Jasonn May 6, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Let’s go Brandon! Well done.

  • Olde Reb May 7, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Chaos in the market ??

    Powell told insiders, and then the public, that the Fed was going to ‘roll off’ some of the accumulated Treasury securities held by the Fed—which is inherently deflationary—and it caused chaos. The ‘roll off’ pays off securities instead of perpetually renewing them. {The owners of the Fed cannot get their grocer to accept securities—the grocer want cash.}

    Normally the Fed reduces their assets by auctions, but low interest rates in periods of inflation eliminates bids. Increasing the interest rate crashes construction and the stock market [which is already plummeting]. So the Fed is going to sell the securities to the government without even asking the government—and will call it ‘roll off.’ When the Fed gets to set both the bid and ask price, and the transaction is never audited, we can rest assured they will get a good deal.

    The FRBNY has exclusive control over government accounts [as fiscal agent for the government] to redeem T-securities. Ref. 31 USC 375.3. Those accounts, which currently handle >$14 trillion annually, from auctions are responsible for redeeming maturing securities usually collected by Primary Dealers. The accounts have never been audited—despite misleading statements by the CRS. The recipients are client accounts, not operational accounts.

    Mr. Powell has determined money from those accounts would be better used liquidating the assets of the Fed than redeeming securities held by insurance companies, state reserve funds, commercial bank reserves, etc. The government must make up any shortage by deficit spending.

    You will never see the transfer of funds from those government accounts—but you will see the Fed’s balance sheet assets decrease—without the funds from the government’s purchases. The National Debt will decrease unless the books are doctored.

    The funds will be covertly transferred to the shareholders of the FRBOG, Inc, [as profit], alleged to be a closely held private corporation that does not have to file corporate records with the SEC. Visit: genzconservative period com, search 4 FEDERAL RESERVE FOR DUMMIES.

    Globalists have an interest in an economic collapse. The IMF [read Wall Street] has loans out to 86 nations that will default in a continued economic collapse. With the USA included, it is 87 nations.

  • Juha May 7, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Brandon, you are so right. The best economic advice I ever got is from Robert Kiyosaki book, “Rich dad poor dad” , where he quides young people (and older) to invest your income to assets.. which will bring you more income. I have followed his advise and little by little I have become financially independent “entrepeneur” . But Brandon you mentioned this in your post that also this applies to countries. And yes, all independent countries should have these assets like mines, natural resources, farm land, manufacturing and production, all kinds of assets which will bring more wealth to the country.. that is real independence.

    My country lost its independence when joining EU and Euro monetary system. Last 20 years almost all of our vital assets are sold to big banks and globalists. It has been a sad journey following our natural resources and industry etc. been taken over by Blackrock, Vanguard and their front corporations. I don’t know how this ends but instead of having sorrow over my country I have been busy trying to gain my own financial independence and I encourage all of you reading this to do the same thing. Because the future is bleak.

  • Duncan Phelps May 7, 2022 at 10:39 am

    We DO NOT have to accept ‘the Great ReSet!’
    For more on this important discussion—with an asset-based Solution, see the video I posted yesterday: The Tim Allen movie: ‘Galaxy Quest’ is a happy version of what is in play today regarding ‘simulation’ vs. dream-state. Which of the two prevails? What is the importance of ‘intent’ within the Tim Allen character? ..What of the other characters? Who’s dream[state] prevails? The Yin & Yang are opposites; one should not fall for the propaganda that one is evil or bad or that we should make war on it; or another? ..OR be fear-based regarding any of this.
    Are the PowersThatBe—the corporate Banksters—the ones making war on us? ..Or the Russians? We should not make war on these private Banksters, that would give Them additional Power! We should by-pass Them, and allow Them to die-on-the-Stem or blood-suck only Corporate Citizens who sign/make-application for Banksters to be their governing REPRESENTATIVEs.
    Solution: We must have an asset-based Public International Trade Bank.
    Although Brandon Smith does not give the above Solution to all of our problems, except all but the elite Banksters and their many underlings, he states in a more complete smooth English what I say. How do I know that? I arrived at the exact conclusion before ever reading his works.

    • Davy Crockett May 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm

      The courts do not regard the “Sovereign Citizen” idea. You will need to fight for your freedom. They will not let you opt out.
      The best way of ignoring them and carrying on without them is what Brandon has been saying all along – alt-markets. Barter and produce local.

  • Gregory May 7, 2022 at 11:10 am

    I know there are many people prepared, but I am worried that this is a multigenerational conflict. When do we go on the offensive against the psychopaths – if not for our benefit, for the next generations?

  • Davy Crockett May 7, 2022 at 11:22 am

    You called this a long time ago. Thank you. Thanks to your articles I could see this unfolding. The Dollar is the primary target.
    Something I did not see coming, and which is starting to look more and more plausible, is that Russia may be the secondary target in this plan. Destroying both old superpowers to make way for a new global power makes sense. I see the following:
    — Lots of old heavy weaponry is being destroyed. What globalist would want too much heavy weaponry lying around intact? Destroying it keeps it out of the hands of the slaves.
    — Russian soldiers commit horrific war crimes – which is a fact. This – understandably and rightly – turns sentiment against Russia.
    — Huge numbers of citizens and children are taken to Russia against their will. (There will be many who wish to go to Russia, but many who do not.) How can they be left there?
    — Russian soldiers face death or heavy penalty if they refuse to fight and return to Russia. Persecution against any in Russia who oppose the war is extreme. Many Russian soldiers join the Russian “Legion” batalions to fight against the Russian regime. For them, it is Russian regime change or death. They cannot stop.
    — There is a map of Russia divided between other countries. Perhaps nonsense, perhaps not. China gets a large piece, Kazakstan gets a huge piece. Norway and Finland gets a piece. Moscow region is given to Belorussia. Alaska is expanded…
    I expected the world to be divided into large continental swaths along time-zones. Some Club of Rome division. But it is starting to look more and more as if Russia can be removed altogether. Would this fit the plan? Get rid of heavy weaponry, eventually leaving only modern weapons in the hands of the UN. Get rid of the US by dumping the Dollar and bringing in the famine. Why not then get rid of Russia too? Their insistance on getting paid in their (nationalistic) Ruble will lead to suffering in Europe… By a regime threatening the world with WMD?
    As you explained many times, there is one plan at the top level, but real division at the bottom. It is encouraging to see some Russian people opposed to the slaughter in Ukraine. It is sad to see very many Russian people support it.
    I would like to hear your thoughts.

  • Concerned Citizen May 7, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Eyes wide open and grateful for your insights Brandon. Been following your site for over 10 years while observing the decline of the dollar. Can you say something in your opinion about how the Euro will be affected by all this in the short term next few years? I see it is heading for parity with the USD how does that fit with Their plans?

  • Júlíana May 7, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Don’t psychopaths argue and fight with one another over power? I agree that this is all well staged but those phycopaths can’t all always agree on everything.

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      Brandon Smith May 7, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Sometimes, but what people don’t understand is that psychopaths will often work together as long as there is mutual gain to be had, much like a pack of predators. Ever hear of a drug cartel? Or the mob? Conspiracies of psychopaths have existed since the beginning of recorded history. Why people think they can’t exist today is bewildering. It’s as if they are desperate to be naive.

  • Serge May 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Without surprise and in the same time, the military-industrial complex is making much money with this “russian war” on Ukraine:
    This second half of the year, another major crisis could appear in order to advance the evil globalist agenda a little further.
    P.s: One of your readers, Brandon?…
    Watch the Big picture.
    I think there has not much time left to get ready for “huge storm” that should hit the world that Fall.

  • cob May 8, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Question is what do we do? Do you take all your money that is in retirement accounts and go into cash? Mkt is already in a downtrend, is it about to crash?

  • Ikram Rabi May 8, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Brandon Smith, you are right. As you know I am flowing you for the last eight or ten odd years and I learned quite a lot from you… Do you agree with some of your Christian colleagues in the alternative media, who also suggest the involvement of occult or some insidious forces/individuals and ultimately giving the helms of this globalised/centralised New World in the hands of single diabolic person. In other words are these Globalist seting a launching stage for the world Messiah aka Anti Christ as named in religious yraditions both Christians and Muslims….. In Arabic “Dajjal” (Anti Christ) means deciever???

    • Concerned May 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      This is 100% their ultimate goal. This is why many people debate and struggle the economic goals and objectives between East and West; they mistakenly belive this is ultimately about wealth and power. It’s not. The globalists are preparing a global control system to centralized under a single diabolical authority. To them, wealth and power are tools, not goals. A good starting place to learn detail on this topic is to read Dr. Stanley Monteith for evidence-based material regarding this ultimate goal. Whether the average observer believes in Lucifer doesn’t matter – the globalist elites belive in him and they’re preparing an authoritarian control system to push humanity into serving his purposes.

  • Serge May 8, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Take a look:
    A small preview of what awaits us by the end of the summer…
    @cob, Mr. Snyder’s article may answer your question.
    “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”, Ludwig Von Mises
    Here we are.

  • Daveo May 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    How we get there is, of course, always a matter of insanity; what sane person could possibly think otherwise – and this is the point! It doesn’t matter whose left as long as its us! We’re the good guys, by the way.

    Create as much conflict as possible. Make ever smaller groupings to pitch against. Divide, divide, divide: keep on dividing. Do so until whats left screams in unison for an end to it all, at any price. The answer is thus acceptable, price paid.

    We don’t need people. Moreover, we just need droids to service those left. We farm people. We control births. We keep only that which is necessary. We very tightly control every facet of their lives. There is no privacy – except for those in control. Two billion worldwide should do it, the rest being just compost. Best get it over quickly. What better way than irradiated foods and water. That should do the trick. We just need an excuse – any excuse really. Oh yes, Russia…why ever not!

  • Richard+Ruggiero May 9, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    The left is a nihilistic death cult which seeks to disintegrate everything including themselves. The globalists are using the left to achieve the power they lust for, but where’s the line drawn? Are the globalists a product of the left and do they share the left’s nihilism?

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      Brandon Smith May 9, 2022 at 3:35 pm

      The globalists are narcissists and so are leftists, but that is the primary similarity. The globalists think they are going to become gods. Leftists just want to be perpetual children.

  • Hugo May 9, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Brandon…are we looking at a total crypto, stock crash here? I think this is when gold/silver break out. I could see the Dow halving to 15-20k

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      Brandon Smith May 10, 2022 at 1:03 am

      If crypto coins continue to track tech stocks and the Nasdaq, then yes. I’ve always said that crypto is nothing more than another tech stock gamble, and the current trend seems to reflect that. Of course, if a major national government or more than one shift to a specific crypto product like Bitcoin as an accepted currency, then that changes things. I think the globalists want their own CBDCs in place that they are waiting to introduce, and if that’s the tactic then ALL existing cryptocurrencies will implode. Paper prices in gold and silver will remain low while the fed is tapering, but soon people will realize that the taper is NOT reducing inflation. When that realization hits, and as more countries transition away from the dollar, physical metals will explode.

  • KPeters May 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Brandon would you inform
    us who is Alexander Dugin, and if and how his philosophy
    comes into play?

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      Brandon Smith May 10, 2022 at 5:39 am

      I’m not sure that anyone cares about him except the leftists, who call him “Putin’s brain.” But we all know that’s nonsense. Putin was KGB and FSB; it’s not as if he needs anyone to think for him. The descriptions of Dugin are so broad and contrary I don’t think most of the information on him is accurate. They say he’s pro-Bolshevik, but anti-communist, and pro-fascist, but also pro-Stalin and anti-West. It’s silly stupid propaganda formed by idiot journalists trying to create some kind of Rasputin figure. Frankly, I think his influence is minimal and I’m not all that interested. Kissinger has far more influence over Putin than this guy.

  • Gauntlet33 May 10, 2022 at 11:05 am

    “If there’s a major war, then there are globalists behind it influencing both sides and seeking to gain more power. If you haven’t figured this out by now, then you never will.”
    Great point Brandon, and one I’m glad you made. Before 2020, I was completely oblivious to this fact and now see that it was the bankers who caused and controlled everything about World War I and II (and I’m sure other major wars, if not all of them).
    “If a nation has no resource development and no means of production, no printing press is going to save its economy.”
    .. SO TRUE! A country having resources (oil, metals) without the knowledge and/or tools to extract them is worthless. Similarly, a person having arable land is a waste if he doesn’t know how to farm it.

  • Zan May 11, 2022 at 2:51 am

    Except not all members of nuclear powered nations’ general staffs and not all elite factions of nationalists align with or are “controlled” by the globalists and bankers in your prediction. A general hot war can most definitely escalate to nuclear use, especially because elites are racing against a clock of growing domestic turmoil.
    In the last period of world financial reset, there was nothing like the current proliferation of WMDs, global insurgencies or general skepticism of elite institutions.

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      Brandon Smith May 11, 2022 at 6:47 am

      Yes, they are ALL controlled. Every single one of them, including Russia and China. The only one that might not be is North Korea, but they are under control of China, and China is under the control of the Rockefeller Foundation and the IMF. The bottom line is, if the globalists initiate a global nuclear war, they lose everything.

      • Nav May 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm

        What about Iran, are they aligned with globalists? Is their anti-israel stance all theatrics or are they genuinely against them and the globalists?

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          Brandon Smith May 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

          I think they are for themselves, mostly, but they’re influence in world economic affairs is negligible. They are mostly useful for the globalists in starting a war in the Middle East and cutting off oil supplies through the Straight of Hormuz.

  • Mairin McLaughlin May 11, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Brandon – great insights, I agree. It’s frustrating to watch this all go down. Have you seen this? The United States has proposed amendments to the IHR. It would hand our nation’s sovereignty over to the WHO. Another globalist move.

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      Brandon Smith May 11, 2022 at 11:38 pm

      Yes, I’ve seen it. I think these treaties and summit decisions are basically meaningless. They can write whatever they want on a piece of paper and it achieves nothing except letting us know what they WISH they could do. If they actually try to enforce it there would be war, and whoever wins makes the rules after.

      • Mairin McLaughlin May 19, 2022 at 8:15 am

        What do you think would be the likely outcome if they were to try to enforce medical tyranny? Do you think there would be a substantial amount of people that would fight, or would most stay silent out of fear? Specifically here in the U.S.

        I see quite a few people freaking out about the treaty on twitter and are convinced that we’re all done for and that the globalists will succeed in their depopulation wet dream.

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          Brandon Smith May 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm

          I think they already tried with covid and it didn’t work out too well for them. They were clearly not expecting as much resistance as they had to face. The treaty is meaningless. It’s only important in that is confirms once again what they WANT to do. They have to actually enforce it for the treaty to matter.

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