Where does the “money” to fund the military might of the U.S. government (and NATO) actually come from? No, it doesn’t come exclusively from tax receipts …. growing percentages of this money actually come from government “borrowing” in the bond markets … an arrangement that is really a euphemism for printing money out of thin air.
The U.S. government employs both carrots and sticks to protect this magic and vital printing press.
The carrot: If nations (and oligarch crony corporations) do use the U.S. dollar in economic transactions, they will be allowed to continue to participate in global finance and economics.
The stick: Those who do NOT “play ball” will be punished severely (via fiat-dollar sanctions). Nations that do not sign on will also be subject to “regime-change” operations now or in the future.
Basically, the “evil empire” of the U.S. government would not be possible without unlimited access to as much money as is required to ensure its military remains the biggest bully on the block.
The power to print money that motivates others to give the empire real goods and services is indeed “the precious”:
(It’s actually more than just military expenditures. Basic operations – which keep enough of the population comfortable enough to also remain blind – are also funded. … Take away this magic printing press and the Powers that Be might have 50 million Americans put off enough to actually attempt to drain the swamp).
In short, this printing press MUST be protected at all costs. If our rulers did NOT do this, the Status Quo would simply not be possible. This “Status Quo” of course also includes mind-boggling wealth creation for the oligarch “partners” who also agree to play along. The program of course benefits the 1 Percent, but also ensures the bottom 50 percent don’t go full kook and start talking about revolution.
The ONE development that might imperil this vital fiat-dollar printing press is if more people, nations or institutions actually lost faith in the U.S. dollar (and/or the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government).
A sustained spike of gold and silver prices, history’s “real money,” would almost certainly produce a “canary in the coal mine” signal that would show that the masses are beginning to lose confidence in “Monopoly money.” …
It’s also threatened by countries that cease to use US dollars for trade, or (gasp!) link their own currency to gold.
With skeptics of the COVID narrative, the narrative-protectors created terms like “science deniers” and dangerous “misinformation” specialists to smear and silence dissenters.
For those of us who believe unlimited money printing is a catastrophe waiting to happen, they created labels like “gold bug” and “conspiracy kook” to neutralize any real push-back.
The propaganda program to vilify proponents of “real money” has been spectacularly successful. While our grandparents and great grandparents understood there is no “free lunch,” almost nobody today worries about unlimited money-printing.
And yet, money printing always ends in excess debt then hyperinflation. Fun for some while it lasts, but the party always ends.