This story is not mine but comes to me from a good friend, patriot, and oathkeeper Billy M. Jr. at www.newtomorrow.us
This is an absolutely brilliant piece that brings out a lot that has not yet been discussed, and makes you realize just how deep these rabbit holes are! (seemingly bottomless)
Part II: The Off-Ledger, Occult Economy
Operation Golden Lily, The Black Eagle Trust, 9/11, The Dragon Family, the $1 trillion dollar Keenan federal lawsuit, and the Global Collateral Accounts
The Ancient World: The Silk Road
In a story straight out of an Indiana Jones film, the true history of the Silk Road is one of the greatest tales of antiquity. The Silk Road was a vast network of interconnecting trade routes that stretched 4,000 miles from Europe (namely the Mediterranean) to as far south as Indonesia. For thousands of years, these land and sea routes served as the world’s main method of economic and social interaction and exchange.
During the time of the Greco-Roman Empires, vast amounts of goods were traded between the Greek and Roman empires and the nations of the east, namely China. The Greeks and Romans greatly desired the many beautiful and finely made items produced by the Chinese, including silk, exotic spices, and gold-laced ceramics, china, and pottery; among other things. The method of payment most widely accepted by the Chinese and other Southeast Asian nations was gold, which was mined extensively throughout the Roman Empire.
During the centuries following the occupation of the New World, (1492 onward), the Spaniards amassed enormous amounts of gold and treasure through the plundering of the ancient indigenous populations of the Americas, i.e. the Inca and Mayan civilizations. The Spaniards actively engaged in trade along the Silk Road (the spice trade was especially lucrative for the Chinese at this time). Once again, gold became the standard method of exchange for the eastern nations.
Over thousands of years of trade along the Silk Road, the Chinese accumulated unthinkable amounts of gold, jewels, and ancient treasure. All told, China and other Southeast Asian nations managed to gain hold of a staggering 85% of the world’s gold!
1776 - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The mass amounts of wealth collected by China over thousands of years of trade along the Silk Road did not go unnoticed by the members of the British Aristocracy nor by the British East India Company, which again amassed great wealth through their own dealings with India and China as part of the opium trade. In 1776, Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith published a book which has gone on to become one of the single most important economic texts written in the past 230+ years: An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. In this book, Smith outlines several key economic points: The establishment of free trade and the importance of implementing a fiat style currency system as opposed to a gold standard currency system, thus placing the world’s gold supply into a centralized system of monetary control.
The main idea behind this was that Smith viewed gold, which has served a universally accepted form of monetary exchange for thousands of years, as an asset which had the potential to create financial instability on a global scale. Should any one nation find itself in control of a majority of the world’s gold and other precious metals, it would tip the scales of global control, and the world would find itself in an extreme state of imbalance; hence his proposal that gold needed to be centralized to ensure world peace.
In the modern age, free trade and the centralization of gold and other precious metals is viewed outwardly as a positive concept: In an increasingly global society, the free and open exchange of goods strengthens the world economy. Unfortunately, when control of such a system is placed into the hands of the wrong people, (as it has been from the outset), it does in fact have the opposite effect: It destroys national economies and makes poor nations more dependent upon the rich. Nowhere is this more visible than in the history of the opium trade undertaken by the East India Company (and later the British East Company) with the nation of India.
As part of this scheme, both the EIC and the BEIC flooded the Indian market with vast amounts of cheaply made goods from England. These goods were made available to the people of India at prices much lower than those of the same products made by companies in India (India’s products were of a much higher quality). As a result, the homegrown manufacturing economy in India took a massive hit, and India became increasingly reliant upon England to earn enough currency to maintain its infrastructure and trade capabilities with other nations. The solution for India was to produce more opium and sell it at much lower prices to the English, who in turn used this opium to trade with the Chinese (remember now that up until this point, China had traded almost exclusively in gold). A massive influx of opium flooded the Chinese market, and a full 40 million Chinese people became addicts. As a result, China’s economy also took a hit.
In 1839, the emperor of Japan had finally seen enough of this, and began to lobby against the British East India Company, attempting to stifle trade between the two nations (Japan had been dealing in opium through their trade relations with China). Yet behind the scenes, England’s eyes were focused solely upon the vast amounts of gold and treasures held by the Chinese, and it can be said that the opium trades were the first steps taken in a much more vast and far-reaching plan to destroy the infrastructure of China from the inside out, with the end game being that of seizing control of these treasures.
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