Governments and mainstream media outlets have a great way of presenting sensational threats and evil villains.
They want us to be terrified of men in caves, roving bands of barbarians, and deadly viruses that turn our insides out.
Last night, for example, President Obama told the world that ISIS poses the most significant threat to global security.
(Ironically al-Qaida no longer seems to be a threat, and ISIS, which no one had heard of until a few months ago, is now public enemy #1. It just goes to show how shallow and reactionary the security theater is…)
But here’s the truth:
If you live in the Land of the Free, you’re far more likely to get ‘accidentally’ shot by a police officer than blown up by a terrorist.
You’re also far more likely to lose the preponderance of your life’s savings due to a currency crisis than you are to be infected with the Ebola virus.
Submitted by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
Words are hollow. Look at reality.
Mr. Obama said last night that America stands for Freedom. Justice. Dignity.
It sounds great. But this comes from a President that has presided over illegal spying of American citizens, allies, and even sitting politicians in Congress.
They assassinate people by remote control drones. They aggressively pursue whistleblowers who shine a spotlight on their activities. And they set aside international law to invade any country of their choosing in their sole discretion.
They’re also actively encouraging the collapse of the dollar-denominated financial system.
Right now, the preponderance of world trade is transacted and settled in US dollars.
This has created tremendous demand from literally billions of people, companies, banks, and governments around the world to hold dollars and use the US banking system.
As a result, the US effectively gets to trade money they have conjured out of thin air for goods and services that foreigners have had to work hard to produce.
This is an unbelievable privilege for the US, and one that they have been abusing for years.
They have chased entire nations out of the financial system. They’ve blasted foreign banks with debilitating penalties for doing business with countries the US doesn’t like.
They’ve arrogantly commanded foreign banks to comply with absurd, costly regulations.
And they’ve practically forced the Chinese and Russians into bed with one another.
Mr. Obama can trumpet American exceptionalism all he wants. He can brag about how ONLY America can lead the world. But the Chinese are laughing all the way to the bank.
Fact is, China, Russia, and others are already taking steps to circumvent the US dollar and the US financial system.
The world is desperate for an alternative to the dollar And China is about to give one to them.
This isn’t any cloak and dagger stuff. It’s happening in broad daylight for everyone to see like a slow-moving train wreck.
The government is turning your country into a police state, and they’re destroying the value of your currency.
These are the real threats to your life and livelihood. Not ISIL. Not al-Qaida. Not Ebola. Ignore the propaganda and see for yourself.