Since World War II, the United States has bestrode the planet as a military, cultural and economic colossus.
Australians are so used to this world order we don’t even notice it anymore. We go to shopping centres, wear jeans, live in suburbs (unfortunately) and consume American entertainment (also usually unfortunately).
We think of it as a global culture. It’s not. It’s American culture.
Because we share British-Celtic origins with the founding stock of America, it can be a bit tricky to see where we end and they begin. As young Australians consume ever more American content during their formative years, we’ve become almost indistinguishable.
The British left a few cultural bits and bobs around the world, too. When many Aussie men go to the office or get married, for example, they wear a London banker’s suit. So do men in Mongolia, Moldavia and Madagascar.
That’s what happens in empires. Foreign elites copy the culture of the imperial elite and it trickles down to the peasantry until they think it was always their culture to begin with.
It’s common for leftists from outside the West to remark in snarky Engrish that ‘America has no culture’. I’ve heard it myself from Indians, Koreans and Chinese.
The ones who say so indubitably wore a suit to their wedding or wear a suit to work.
When everyone in the world wears a toga and speaks Latin, ‘Rome has no culture’.
How did American culture become global culture?
So how did one nation, then, come to be such a giant across the Earth?
Is it just because we Anglo-Saxons are that much smarter, tougher and more innovative than everyone else?
Not entirely. It’s because we won the wars; and we won the wars through the power of central bank financial alchemy fuelling technology, industry and population growth from the Industrial Revolution until now.
Of course, nous and grit played a huge role in why the Anglo-American West is the hegemonic global power. So did Aussie digger muscle. But finance was the powder in the gun that made it possible.
Central banking enabled the rise of Britain, and the pound sterling was the de facto global reserve currency from the defeat of Napoleon until the Treaty of Versailles.
Central banking and the world currency system established at Bretton Woods toward the end of World War II are why America has been the unassailable global top dog since 1945. …
The global financial system for everyone:
The nations of the world have gone along with the USD world order because, until very recently, it was a relatively fair and reliable system.
Nations like South Korea grew rich by not having to maintain an indigenous navy to protect their sea lanes from those dastardly Japanese pirates. Arabs grew disgustingly rich flogging oil without the threat of other Arabs raiding them. Malaysia grew rich by laundering money from around the Islamic world while keeping it all halal.
This was the machinery that enabled globalisation. Every country was alleviated of the responsibility for defending their trade routes (and largely their borders), while the Americans basked in the glory of being the ‘indispensable nation’ with a manifest destiny to bring liberalism, hamburgers and bad coffee to every benighted back alley on the planet. …
That liberal project has gone toxic over time until now it’s about the right to groom little kids and mutilate their genitalia, but that’s a conversation for another time.
But not any more:
Far more important for us to understand in the current year is that this monetary order which underpins the current world order is falling apart. Fast.
In what would be a stunning break with the petrodollar system, Saudi Arabia has announced they are considering accepting Chinese currency for oil.
India and Russia are having talks about India paying for oil in rubles instead of dollars.
Russia is now using China’s CIPS payment system after being kicked off the SWIFT system by the Western elites.
In yet another move away from the US-dollar-based global order, Israel announced it is adding the Chinese yuan to its foreign currency reserves. Interestingly, the Aussie and Canadian dollars are also being added by the Israelis. That might give us a hint about what new monetary world order is emerging.
The trend is everywhere. The world is de-dollarising, and by de-dollarising it is de-Americanising.
What makes the breaking of the current world monetary system so bizarre is that the Americans are the ones wielding the hammer. The neocons running the White House have imposed sanctions on Russia unlike anything ever imposed before. It’s as if they know their current monetary system is imploding and they want to control the process of transitioning to the next one. …
Too much debt, it’s the end of line, so blow it up and start a new system:
The West is a Ponzi scheme. …
Every time the debt system has started to sputter, Western elites have responded. At first, it was by expanding the system around the world. After that, by printing trillions and trillions to make the system seem stable. …
The pandemic provided the cover necessary for governments and central banks everywhere to go on a spree to keep the system afloat. Even Australia started quantitative easing while the federal government stopped pretending that fiscal responsibility was ever a thing in this phony Ponzi world and shoved money down the throats of everyone they could find with or without a pulse.
The pandemic though seems to be winding down. The public aren’t buying it anymore. The elites needed another crisis event to jumpstart the next stage in the global monetary transition.
The neocons in charge of America have wanted a war against Russia for a very long time. They have a vendetta against Russia, and in particular against Putin. It was why Russiagate was seeded in the Western normie consciousness and why the 2020 election was rigged against Trump.
It seems they’ll get their war.
A new monetary world order is coming, and with it truly a New World Order.
The Euro-American globalist elites are pushing for the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda in which we’ll own nothing, have no gender, ride e-bicycles to the abortion clinic and eat our bugmeat burger happily or no internet access for you, slave!
It’s hard to see how that’s going to work. It’s too ridiculous. More likely, it will lead to civil war, political pandemonium and economic collapse for the West.
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We live in interesting times. More history is going to happen in the next ten years than happened in the last 50.