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Project Icebreaker: The Beginning Of A One World Digital Currency System?

April 10, 2023

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

There has been extensive discussion in the past couple of years within alternative media circles about the dangers of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs); a currency framework very similar to blockchain based products like Bitcoin but directly controlled by central bankers. It’s a threat that some analysts including myself have been writing about for more than a decade, so it’s good to finally see the issue being addressed more in the mainstream.

The Orwellian nature of CBDCs cannot be overstated. In a cashless society most people would be dependent on digital products for exchanging goods and labor, and this would of course mean the end of all privacy in trade. Everything you buy or sell or work for in your life would be recorded, and this lack of anonymity could be used to stifle your freedoms in the future.

For example, say you like to eat steak regularly, but the increasingly authoritarian government decides to list red meat as a health risk and a “climate change risk” due to carbon emissions from cows. They determine by your purchase history (which they have full access to) that you have contributed more carbon pollution than most people by eating red meat often. They declare that you must pay a retroactive carbon tax on your past purchases of red meat. Not only that, but your insurance company sends you a letter indicating that you are a medical risk and they cut off your health coverage.

Products you consume and services you use can be tracked to create a psychological profile on you, which could then become a factor in determining your social credit score, just as CCP authorities do in China today. Maybe you refuse to purchase an annual mRNA booster shot, and the tracking algorithm makes a note of this. Now you are under suspicion for being “anti-vax” and your social credit score plummets, cutting you off from various public venues. Maybe you are even fired from your job.

In the worst case scenario, though, economic access is the greatest oppressive tool. With CBDCs in place and no physical cash in existence, your savings will never be truly yours and you’ll never be able to hold your purchasing power in your hands. The means of exchange would be bottle-necked by the banks, and governments would have the option to freeze your ability to transact. If one day you get angry about a particular government policy and openly call the system corrupt on social media, they can simply shut off your option to transfer your digital money to others until you submit, or die.

CBDCs give establishment officials the leverage to starve their political opponents with algorithmic precision. It would be a new world of technocratic oppression.

It’s important to understand that central bankers are moving at breakneck speed to develop and introduce digital currencies. It’s not a matter of experimentation, they already have these systems ready to implement. The Federal Reserve’s instant transfer program “FedNow” is set to debut this July, which is not a CBDC but it is an intermediary step towards instituting CBDCs in the near term.

In my investigations of various CBDC programs and how quickly they are progressing I came across an interesting program called “Project Icebreaker” being run by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). For those not aware, the BIS is a globalist institution with a clandestine past known as the “central bank of central banks.” It is the policy making hub for most of the central banks in the world. If you ever wondered how it was possible for so many national central banks to operate in tandem with each other instead of acting in the interests of the countries they reside in, the BIS is the answer. In other words, organizations like the Federal Reserve are not necessarily loyal to Americans or to American officials, they are loyal to the dictates of the BIS.

The BIS is at the forefront of the movement towards the adoption of CBDCs. They have been funding a vast array of projects to test and refine CBDC technology and as of this year they estimate that at least 81 central banks around the world are in the midst of introducing digital currency systems.

Project Icebreaker in particular grabbed my attention for a number of reasons. The BIS describes the project as a foreign exchange clearing house for Retail CBDCs (retail CBDCs are digital currencies used by the regular public and businesses), enabling the currencies to be traded from country to country quickly and efficiently. This is accomplished using the “Icebreaker Hub”, a BIS controlled mechanism which facilitates data transfers for an array of transactions while connecting banks to other banks.

Investigating further I realized that the Icebreaker Hub in theory functions almost exactly like the SWIFT payment system used currently by governments and international banks. More than 10,000 financial institutions in 212 different countries use the SWIFT network to transfer funds overseas for their clients; it is an incredible centralization bottleneck that gives its shareholders considerable power.

As a point of reference, after the start of the war between Ukraine and Russia, the expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT network was used as a weapon in an attempt to crash the Russian economy. Russia has found ways around using SWIFT because of their trade relationships with major economies like China and India, but some damage has still been done to their financial structure.

Consider this, however – What if all monetary transactions were centralized through CBDCs and the BIS controlled the hub in which all retail CBDCs are exchanged globally? This is what Icebreaker is.

Now imagine that you operate a business that relies on overseas transactions; say you need to pay manufacturers in Vietnam or Taiwan to produce your products. With CBDCs in place you will most likely be completely dependent on a system similar to the Icebreaker Hub to move than digital money to Vietnamese banks and into the accounts of your manufacturers. Say officials at the BIS, for whatever reason, decide they don’t like you and they initiate Russian-style sanctions denying your access to the hub. Your business is now dead.

What if you had to meet certain standards in order to be allowed use of the hub, and the BIS dictates the standards? What if the BIS decides that your company needs to meet woke ESG related categories before you can get permission for Icebreaker transactions? Now the BIS has the ability to manipulate social and cultural trends using your business and millions of other businesses as forced messengers.

For the average consumer that does most of their transactions within their home country this might not sound like a big deal. But, for the business world, a SWIFT-like hub for retail CBDCs could be used to dominate all international trade. Running any kind of larger organization or company would mean bowing to the whims of the BIS.

It gets worse, though…

Part of the process of the “spoke and wheel” exchange method used by the Icebreaker Hub includes the exploitation of a “bridge currency” to fill gaps in exchange rates and liquidity. On the surface this seems like a clever way to speed up transactions by avoiding cross-currency shortages at banks. That said, I want readers to think about the long term path that this kind of “bridging” sets in motion in the realm of CBDCs.

Let’s say there is a global scale economic crisis event which causes many currencies to fluctuate wildly. Lets say, for example, that the US dollar loses its world reserve status and petro-status and this sends FX (foreign exchange) markets into a panic. Price inflation becomes rampant and banking institutions falter under liquidity pressures. Lets say that central bankers introduce CBDCs as a solution to the problem, and the BIS Icebreaker Hub as the intermediary for international trade. The populace is so frightened by the economic crash that they then embrace the digital framework. Now let’s say that the BIS claims they still can’t find a currency they consider stable enough to act as a means to bridge most global transactions. What happens then?

Well, “luckily” for all of us the BIS and IMF have been working on their own GLOBAL CBDC. In the case of the IMF, this one-world currency would be based around the Special Drawing Rights basket system they have been using for decades to broker currency transfers between national governments. The BIS then uses this one world currency product as the bridge for Ice Breaker going forward.

Eventually the BIS, IMF and various central banks will ask the public the inevitable question: “Why are we bothering with these national currency exchanges when we have a perfectly good bridge currency in the form of this one-world CBDC? Why don’t we just get rid of all these superfluous national CBDCs and have one currency for everyone?”

Thus, total global financial centralization would be achieved. And once you have a one-world currency, a completely centralized and micro-managed global economy and the most vital trade systems in the world controlled by a tiny handful of faceless unelected bureaucracies, why then have nations at all? Global government would be the next and final step.

I can see the nightmare play out when I look at projects like Icebreaker. They are seemingly innocuous, but they act as the DNA by which economic tyranny is given birth.


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  • Ellen Lynch April 11, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Two words (of several I can think of actually): Gold – Silver

    • Serge April 11, 2023 at 9:34 am

      @Ellen Lynch, Indeed! Gold and Silver: what else to preserve wealth in trouble times.
      At large, certain things – like goods with an exchange value or personal skills (for example, i think to survivalists people) – can be also assets.

      In the article below, author Egon Von Greyerz also understood the enormous threats to privacy posed by CBDCs. Quote:
      “As Western governments’ finances implode, CBDC is the perfect system for the likely socialist or Marxist economies that many Western countries are likely to have.”, E. V. Greyerz in:

      Furthermore, I remain convinced that the European banking system will collapse first.
      The Credit Suisse bank (formerly “to big to fail”…) is just the beginning.
      Next one: Deutsche Bank?!
      Without any “surprises”, geopolitical, economic and financial events are expected to worsen – and I am not the only one who thinks so – in the 2nd half of 2023.

      • carl April 12, 2023 at 12:58 am

        You want money which governments and banks do not control.
        You want gold, silver, and privacy cryptos.
        Unlike Bitcoin and nearly every other cryptocurrency, Privacy cryptos do not reveal your balance, purchases, or donations to anyone.
        The only cryptos that are decentralized, and maintain complete privacy are Monero, Dero, and Pirate Chain.

        • Serge April 12, 2023 at 11:50 am

          @Carl, Thank you for information.
          I didn’t know these cryptos.

    • Kirk Wiggins April 13, 2023 at 5:52 pm

      I would like to find someone or several people deeply versed in banking to help put together a new banking system which is more of a utility, not the scam system in place today. Depositors should be paid an interest on their deposits, and borrowers charged more. The difference in interest paid on savings vs interest paid on borrowing would cover the cost of doing business plus enough for reserves for bad loans. I believe this is the original thinking behind banking but it has been perverted to what exists today. Banks pay 0.05% interest on savings and charge 5%, 7%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 30%, + depending on the type of loan and security all the while they operate in a system that allow them to loan out up to 10x the amount of savings. And, on top of that, they receive FED funds at virtually no cost to loan out. The banking system has to be changed and those that became insanely wealthy need to be dealt with. The money needs to be recovered.

  • Amuzed_Traveler April 11, 2023 at 9:52 am

    As Mayer Rothschild is purported to have said “Let me control the money of a Nation and I care not who makes its laws.”

    I see State associated “goldbacks” being offered and I’m curious as to your thoughts on their utility, Brandon. They are quite the premium to the spot price of gold to purchase, but still, it seems an intriguing idea.

  • Gauntlet33 April 11, 2023 at 11:18 am

    No joke…this is scary stuff. Hoping that gold and silver (and lead) protect us, but even then, may God help us all.

    • Rob April 11, 2023 at 8:44 pm

      These CBDCs will be used to control who can buy an sell just like we were told thousands of years ago would come:

      Revelation 13:17  and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

      And this harlot is pushing this agenda:

  • Bill in Houston April 11, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Before 2021 we pretty much had a “one world” currency. It was called “The Dollar.” We never needed this digital BS. I’m not going to have some beta drone tell me where I can spend my CASH.

  • Prof. Fred Nazar April 11, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    They are moving fast to create a global financial crash to push the CBDCs like the phoenix bird out of the ashes of the self-destroyed financial system, first, by lowering demand for dollars through a competing BRICs monetary system leaded by China and regional systems like one in South America.

    Our number 2 priority should be to demand governments to have currencies backed by real un-forgeable assets: gold, flour, oil, etc.

    (number 1? stop through Congress the automatic approval of the WHO International Health Regulations before November):
    Their plan is even worse than that:
    The full PLAN exposed:

    Gates-WHO: vaccines can’t reduce population, except by murdering
    Proof: they were never for reducing mortality, only for murdering!

    The threat of the WHO sovereignty-grab by the IHR and International PLANdemc Treaty:

    Will Tedros EVER go to JAIL?

    30 Spike Protein Treatments (COVID+Vx)

    The SUPER drug
    Treats 25 viruses, cancer, multiple sclerosis, SPS….

    The REAL COVID timeline:
    It’s Bio-BOMB, like the vx, not what you were drilled

    Bio-BOMB, not “vaccine”, not “gene-therapy”
    This 5th gen war, includes a war on semantics.

    What do bioweapons have to do with the Department of Energy?
    Anybody answering these questions PLEASE ? !!!

    Amnesty or JUSTICE:

    How to turn the AI into a COVIDIOT:

    The 2020 and 2022 rigged and stolen elections (it’s the machines!):

    J6: what THEY don’t want YOU to know
    The fake riot was mason-planned, incited and guided by FBI agents, who broke into the Capitol !!!

    Are we crazy to accept demo-crazy?

    It sucks! We need to improve democracy… how about REAL democracy?

    Green communism sucked 200 trillion from taxpayers:

    Open season for human culling:

  • marlena April 11, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    My guess is that CBDC’s are inevitable. However, I think this will lead to a vibrant black market for those willing to get their hands dirty. Defeating surveillance and enforcement will be key and we can look to historical models of smuggling and organized crime as a guide. Hacking, both in the computer code sense and in the more basement-and-garage sense will also be valuable. The technocracy will run on devices of course–learning to defeat them will be important. Indeed…the elites will find that they need a black market to allow for those things they cannot endorse officially, such as the sex trade and various other nefarious items they want and need. They will regard this as “corruption” and everyone experienced in governing knows that, without a little corruption, the wheels of government will grind to a halt. When two cogs misalign often the easiest fix is a litte grease, if you take my meaning. One of the key adaptive behaviors for the collapse is to begin re-orienting oneself to think like a fugitive. It will feel uncomfortable at first, but it’s an easier transition to make when it doesn’t involve any actual risk.

  • Dennis April 12, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Brandon thank you for this in-depth article, I have a deja vu with earlier articles you have written. What we always have to keep in mind that there is a difference between the medium of exchange and store of value…..

    “It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.” -Ron Paul-

    “The most hated sort [of moneymaking], and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural use of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term usury which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money, because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of making money this is the most unnatural.” -Aristotle-

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. -Thomas Jefferson-

  • Linus on a Linux April 12, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Bitcoin was/is nothing but a way to introduce those most likely to resist to their new slavery. to their new control mechanism without startling them too much. Those who get out now will have made a fortune. those who stick around will have lost everything.

    the bankers have no intention of allowing the existence of a competing currency. The reason is simple. ANY competition will beat the bankers product and they know it.

    • Gauntlet33 April 12, 2023 at 9:49 am

      Hey Linus, I’ve been saying this for a few years now and I totally agree. And to answer Rodster’s questions below: Yes, no, and yes.

    • marlena April 12, 2023 at 9:55 am

      It appears to me, based on my experience, that Bitcoin is the ONLY useful response there has been thus far to the banking tyranny. There has been countless attempts to stamp it out and then to control it. Such attempts have met with some limited success. There was the Mt. Gox take down by the FBI and Giancarlo’s price control in 2017 via the derivative future’s market. But despite the visceral hatred of Bitcoin among the monopoly money crowd, it has persisted and proven functional to the counter monopoly insurgents.

      • Gauntlet33 April 12, 2023 at 12:47 pm

        @Marlena, or is that just controlled opposition to make the masses buy into it instead of hard money precious metals?

  • Rodster April 12, 2023 at 6:54 am

    My question would be was Bitcoin a government psyops? Has anyone ever seen the creator of Bitcoin? Was it the catalyst to get the Plebs to accept a digital currency?

  • Roundball Shaman April 12, 2023 at 11:38 am

    “… the dangers of Central Bank Digital Currencies… The Orwellian nature of CBDCs cannot be overstated.”
    CBDCs are simply… Fake (false) Money. They have no honest value and are just tyrannical digits faked out of thin air. Something fake that will do real harm and Planet-wide perpetual enslavement.
    And this is just one more plank in ‘Their’ building a Planet-wide foundation of having all of us living Totally False (Fake) Lives.
    Our Food is becoming fake. Our (State) Media is all fake. The once-proud Medical profession is now fake (false). We are surrounded by the Unreal everywhere.
    ‘Artificial Intelligence’ is fake and false ‘intelligence’. It is nothing but algos running loose and drawing weird connections from already-existing data. It is not creative and it can never be. It can mimic ‘thinking’ and a ‘personality’ but that is a false projection from something that is dead and not intelligent. And it will NEVER be ‘alive’ and have its own intelligence.
    The Dark Spirits that are building these Walls of the False around us are coming at us from all directions. But their intent and goal is simple and clear: MAKE EVERYTHING FAKE (AND FALSE). And They have already convinced a great number of the World’s population to going along with this atrocity and ruination of Real Life.
    We each need to have a clear goal for ourselves and others: SEEK OUT AND FIND AND EMBRACE ‘THE REAL’. And one part of this is to vigorously reject Their fake money and fake food and the fake lives They are always trying to impose on us. All They peddle is perversion and the inauthentic.
    And if They win… our lives will not only be totally fake. Our lives will be worthless. Just like CBDCs.

  • Soldier April 12, 2023 at 11:43 am

    If we said no to the vaccines, surely we will say no to this. Christians have been going on and on about the mark of the beast for centuries. How do you see this playing out given the likely red state resistence to CBDC’s? Like the defeat of the OSHA mandate do you think this CBDC push will end up defeated? Or will the globalist push this issue to even possible war because it’s that important to them?

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      Brandon Smith April 12, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      Red states will refuse to adopt this, but we’ll have to develop our own alternative systems. The US will be in a civil war before Americans adopt CBDCs.

      • Henrik H April 12, 2023 at 2:35 pm

        “Red states will refuse to adopt this……. The US will be in a civil war before Americans adopt CBDCs.”

        Brandon, are you aware that bills have been presented in several Red states, including your own, attempting to circumvent this “refusal”?

        “Bills that contain this redefinition of money already passed the Kentucky Senate, the Montana Senate, the Indiana Senate, and the North Dakota House. They have breezed through the committees in every state they have been introduced.”

        This information is confirmed, here:

        KY – SB64 AN ACT relating to the Uniform Commercial Code.
        Last action:to Judiciary (H) (March 8, 2023)

        MT – SB370 Generally revise uniform commercial code
        Last action:(S) Transmitted to House (March 3, 2023)

        IN – SB468 Uniform Commercial Code amendments.
        Last action:First reading: referred to Committee on Financial Institutions (February 28, 2023)

        ND – HB1082 Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code amendments (2022); Last action:Second reading, passed, yeas 34 nays 12 (March 10, 2023)

        WV – HB3212 Updating the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code
        Last action:To House Judiciary (February 2, 2023)

        WV – SB549 Updating provisions of Uniform Commercial Code
        Last action:To Judiciary (February 2, 2023)

        CO – SB90 Uniform Commercial Code 2022 Amendments
        Last action:Senate Considered House Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass (March 7, 2023)

        MO – HB1165 Modifies and establishes provisions relating to the Uniform Commercial Code
        Last action:Public Hearing Completed (March 7, 2023)

        NV – AB231 Revises various provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code. (BDR 8-604)
        Last action:From printer. To committee. (March 3, 2023)

        AZ – HB2770 uniform commercial code; 2022 amendments
        Last action:Committee of the Whole: do pass. (February 28, 2023)

        WA – SB5077 Concerning the uniform commercial code.
        Last action:First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary. (February 27, 2023)

        TX – HB5011 Relating to amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code, including amendments concerning certain intangible assets and the perfection of security interests in those assets.
        Last action:Filed (March 10, 2023)

        Last action:STBTC: Reported by committee with Do Pass recommendation (March 8, 2023)

        DC – B5 Uniform Commercial Code Amendment Act of 2023
        Last action:Referred to Committee on Public Works and Operations (January 17, 2023)

        ME – LD91 An Act to Adopt the National 2022 Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code
        Last action:The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in concurrence (January 10, 2023)


        TN – HB640 Uniform Commercial Code – As introduced, incorporates into the Uniform Commercial Code the amendments adopted by the Uniform Law Commission in 2022. – Amends TCA Title 47.
        Last action:Placed on s/c cal Business & Utilities Subcommittee for 3/14/2023 (March 8, 2023)

        TN – SB479 Uniform Commercial Code – As introduced, incorporates into the Uniform Commercial Code the amendments adopted by the Uniform Law Commission in 2022. – Amends TCA Title 47.
        Last action:Placed on Senate Commerce and Labor Committee calendar for 3/14/2023

        RI – HB5543 AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Provides amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code for emerging technologies. Effective 1/1/2024.)
        Last action:Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/14/2023) (March 10, 2023)

        HI – HB525 Uniform Commercial Code
        Last action:The committee(s) on CPN has scheduled a public hearing on 03-15-23 10:00AM; Conference Room 229 & Videoconference

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          Brandon Smith April 12, 2023 at 4:35 pm

          Legal chicanery by a handful of saboteurs aside, bitcoin and other crypto are NOT decentralized and are not trustworthy or anonymous. Commodity backed currencies and barter are the only solution going forward. Beyond that, the population of red states won’t accept CBDCs regardless. Pro-establishment legislators can try to spin their webs, but it won’t matter in the long run. Red states will block CBDCs because the people will demand it.

        • AL April 13, 2023 at 11:43 am

          I’m seeing an interesting pattern. Consider that for many years, blue states have been getting a beating by the hyper conservative individuals. I’m a CA native but by no means “blue” in my thinking. However, I have seen so many people I know bash CA (and for good reason) to the point they have either moved or are planning to move to a red state. I offer them simple advice: It’s better to stay with the devil you know.

          There has been a constant informational campaign to back one group in favor of another – in this case red over blue – and many people took the bait. Think back at how many news stories we have heard about high CA taxes. Illegal immigration draining gov’t funds. Tax money being used for anything other than what it’s intended to be used for. Everyone in my circle – mostly red and some blue, just shake their heads in disbelief and/or are furious to the point the hard right are migrating away from CA into red states. The only thing that comes to my mind is a story of people boarding an ocean liner that is inevitably headed for an iceberg. I’m not judging or bashing any particular group and certainly have more in common with red state thinking than blue. I’m only pointing out what I see.

          This list of red states that have made serious steps to redefine money is an interesting example of my point. Whether this goes through or not remains to be seen but I find the data interesting. The goal is always to make people migrate or think according to their beliefs and no better way to ensure success is a clever Soviet style media campaign. It’s so much cleaner than using force and no riots to police. Whatever you do or wherever you go it has to be your idea. And there are clever groups (think Delphi technique) to help you make a decision that is in the interest of the ruling elite.

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            Brandon Smith April 13, 2023 at 1:26 pm

            I don’t see any campaign in support of red states. The opposite, in fact. The constant message has been that red states are “fascist” and “racist” and that their economies cannot survive without blue states. None of those things is true and most people don’t buy it, but you have to take into account that the elitists often fail to grasp public thinking. They make mistakes often, and I see no indication that they intended people to relocate. In fact, I think the relocation movement partly foiled their original covid plans.

      • Redel April 12, 2023 at 7:26 pm

        When do you think cbdc will be adopted ?

  • Justsayin April 12, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Brandon, check this out. An IMF CBDC also in line.

  • Luke April 12, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    –Brandon don’t you know that J Powell is coming to the rescue us dammit lol ;). He’s putting the Globalist/Neocons/Trotskyites in there places. Central Banks are our friends haha…ok enough of that silliness.
    –Here’s what I think happened/happening. I knew last year instinctively that something was off. The media and their army of trolls sort of tipped me off. I looked high and low for a reason to suggest why the media was hellbent that white men (some Nazis) killing each other bothered them so damn much. Russia vs Ukraine should have been a popcorn fest for W Elites, politicians, their media, and followers. They should have been routing for both sides to die equally dammit. I knew something had to be causing such an insane reaction. I suggested it had to do with our currency being swamped.
    –The last several weeks I think has unequivocally confirmed this theory. Everything in this article is true but with a major caveat. The plans were indeed set forth to do exactly as described but the wild card poker face has fully showed its hand. It’s China, and China has double crossed them. I am not going to get into their motivation as to why. Still uncertain myself.
    –And unlike Powell the Chinese are not coming to save us. However they & Russia may end up leaving the barn door open. The goal of the elites was to slowly deconstruct world economies on their timeline. That included many things such as high tech surveillance cities and CBDC, etc. etc. However it will no longer work IMHO. Think about how the majority of the world (BRICS+) reacts when we wipe our slate clean. They produce so much stuff and are full of natural resources.
    –I think this is what we are seeing now and it also explains why the Globalists moved to start the deconstruction process. I think these elite pricks also believed they would easily take out the Russians with isolation and sanctions. If you want to know who’s winning just look at the other countries emboldened by them (Russia). They are no longer hard to find.
    –I don’t have a timeline on the dollar going to hell. Could be a gradual process or all at once. There is no doubt de dollarization is gaining a lot of momentum. What happens if Russia unequivocally wins. In many respects judging by the actions of countries who have sat relatively quiet (like Saudi Arabia) Russia may have already sealed the deal. The propaganda and brainwashing doesn’t work so well on non vassal nations.
    –So I do not believe the Neocons/Globalists are driving this train any longer. Its on auto pilot but the track was switched and there’s simply no way to slam the brakes or turn it around. It has crash and burn written all over it. IMO another vital move happened over the weekend. Macron made his statements about tip toeing away from our crazy ass country. I think this is monumentally important because if some in Europe follow his lead it may stop a nuclear conflict initiated by the spoiled children running the West.
    –If that is the case and some NATO countries break away it will be a good sign that the US is getting ready to be isolated and shunned. Once that happens we are talking days before things unravel pretty fast. You get my creative side going and we should probably start thinking of ways to survive and regroup as one after the dust settles. The faster we get on top the better chance we have to get shit straight.
    –If I am wrong also NOTE we have a very powerful weapon to bludgeon them with too. The so called Trump/Blue Collar types are the most powerful force in America and the world. That’s not hyperbole as long as we are on the same page. A blue collar strike and/or removal of funds from our banks could be the Sword of Damocles we have over their heads.
    –We do live in interesting times sir……as always love the work!!

    • Gauntlet33 April 13, 2023 at 11:15 am

      Hey Luke, I appreciate your comment, but if I understand you correctly, you’re saying that China is against the globalists’ plan, and that’s where I highly disagree as I believe ALL the major players are in on crushing the world economy (and “Building Back Better”) and that starts very abruptly with crushing the strength of the US dollar, and the following pillars were the only things that propped up it up:
      1. Gold standard – gone in ’71
      2. strong manufacturing economy – gone…now 70+% consumer economy
      3. Military strength – gone…see our intentional failures in Afghanistan and now Ukraine
      4. PetroDollar status – gone…oil now traded in Yuan and Russian gold
      5. Confidence in our political strength – gone…now we’re a banana republic with election-rigging, Trump being a clown on Twitter, impeached, investigated, arrested, and the current “leader” FJB being even more of a joke.
      So once the banks crash and the FED starts defaulting on its debts, the world will suddenly realize that the dollar is trash. And since the entire world essentially runs on the dollar trade, the entire world economy will crumble all at once.

      • Luke April 14, 2023 at 10:00 pm

        –I appreciate your comment as well sir. I challenge anyone to put themselves into the place of the Chinese (leadership). Its difficult as most of us do not understand their culture. That certainly includes me. I do know however it goes back thousands of years unlike America’s which is perhaps 250. All I am saying is its a longer lineage to trace from.
        –You know what the British Empire and Western Colonialism did to them. Good Lord I sound like such a bed wetting lib. From what I understand they don’t forget transgressions all that easily and they do not seem to be expansionists by nature. Again, this is observation not any deep seeded knowledge of their history.
        –That being said they are opportunists but try and name a culture/country that isn’t. When the money guys and elites offered to make them the manufacturing hub of the world they took them up on the offer. Sure they have jacked our politicians but can we really blame them? If so we must also get angry at many other countries who bribe our reps and spy on us. These so called friendly like the UK and Israel are doing it so you know China is as well.
        –The point I am trying to make is I do not believe the Chinese like what they see here aside from the fact we are committing national suicide. They also understand that time is on their side and the worst thing that could happen is Neocons/Globalists lose their shit and escalate to nukes (goes ditto for Russia). The future lies through Eurasia IMO and nothing can stop that aside from a nasty unthinkable war. A war that nobody in their right mind wants (don’t care about bunker plans) but could happen out of panic. We are all in a hostage situation in a sense. The proverbial “If I can’t have it no one will” is an unsettling thought.
        –1-5 of your comment are spot on; except if I may add a minor caveat to the statement. “So once the banks crash and the FED starts defaulting on its debts, the world will suddenly realize that the dollar is trash. And since the entire world essentially runs on the dollar trade, the entire world economy will crumble all at once.”
        –The world already has come to these terms. And I agree the crumbling all at once is very real concern. This why China is buying up farmland. I suspect right now they are getting their hands on every piece of grain and meat they can and shipping it East. Countries like China and Russia have been preparing for this because they are serious nations. Unfortunately we have been making sure women and minorities feelings haven’t been insulted for the last 20 years. We (majority Americans/West Citizens) have been distracted by the neon lights which no doubt China provided in some regards.
        –I want to encourage people like Brandon to either find a way to stop this. Lol sorry Brandon can you knock that out before lunch please? Hurry UP lmao!! I don’t think it can be stopped but what is needed is organization after Day Zero IMHO. How do like minded groups find each other and unify together?
        –Brandon and a handful of others would be the best to figure this out.

  • John April 13, 2023 at 8:54 am

    How do we circumvent the CBDC in practice? E.g. How do we pay our property taxes if they must be paid in CBDC?

  • Antonio April 13, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Of course an international CBDC is the ultimate goal. That goes along with all the rest of the efforts to create a world government and all of the systems that are part of that.

    The goal is total enslavement of humanity. They will fail because the Bible says the good guys win in the end.

    • AL April 13, 2023 at 10:12 pm

      The good guys win in the end as long as you are dead to this world but alive to the next. It’s what Christ taught. It’s not easy to do but with God all things are possible.

  • Rodster April 14, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Brandon, why don’t you do another refresh of the IMF basket currency that was supposed to replace the dollar? You was saying this would happen at least 10 years ago well before anyone else. Michael Synder just posted an article about this. You also was the only one who said it would be the Fed who would be the catalyst to bring this about.

    “The IMF Has Just Unveiled A New Global Currency Known As The “Universal Monetary Unit” That Is Supposed To Revolutionize The World Economy”

  • Defector April 15, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Thanks again Brandon.
    Both the depth and the breadth of your analysis is amazing, insights are very practical.
    Your articles prompt your readers ( and they are no match to let’s say CNN audience) to comment, discuss and share. And I appreciate your dialogue with commenters as well.
    Keep it up!

  • Dennis April 16, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    IMF unleashes Unicoin, a new global CBDC intended to enslave the entire planet under a one world digital currency

  • Martin April 16, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Many people don’t use crypto because they don’t understand it. What happens to them in a CBDC world? Or people who can’t afford an iphone or just don’t want one? That’s millions of Americans and the vast majority of population in third world countries. Does the plan include getting rid the poor and the under-educated?

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      Brandon Smith April 17, 2023 at 3:32 am

      It will start with ration-type cards similar to debit cards in the middle of an economic crisis, then probably transfer to some kind of biometric record. Your fingerprint or retina scan would be used to access your account. They will actually try to sell CBDCs as being “easier and safer” than debit or cash. People don’t need to understand it, they just have to give their thumbprint. Eventually RFID chipping would probably be the end game. The chip starts out as your mode of payment, then becomes a way to track you every waking moment. Obviously they will try to institute population reduction, they talk about it constantly. Also, a socialist framework (along with zero carbon policies) is impossible to maintain without highly controlled population growth. They’ll have an excuse for every evil that they attempt.

  • GLMK April 18, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    This article is predictive. And probably with high accuracy. I believe it’s one of the articles you will refer back to in a link to show that you called it. I’ve been listening to a study on the Book of The Revelation and what you described does come to pass… Eventually. Who knows if now is the time. Seems so. We all should fight this to the bitter end. Or else it may just lead us to the bitter end.

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