The founders of America created and organized an impressive social system, based on personal freedom, within a structure of mutually beneficial laws designed to protect that freedom (i.e. laws to provide freedom from being killed, libeled, or beaten, etc.). And the Declaration of Independence itself, one of the most beautifully written documents ever produced, describes the need for separation from an oppressive government, due to the unilateral desire for peace and freedom of a new nation. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Incredibly beautiful, powerful, precise, and impeccably chosen words – conceived and written down by slave owners.
In spite of the power, beauty, and precision of its words, interpretation and application of the Declaration of Independence, like practically everything else in our history, has been diluted, twisted, and manipulated, in order to accommodate those in charge. It took almost 150 years for women to get even a piece of freedom and almost 200 years for non-Whites. While on a global scale, we saved the world from oppression at the conclusion of WWII and immediately imposed our currency on the world, in the form of the “Marshall Plan.”
We presented ourselves to the world as saviors and protectors, much like the Roman Empire, while imposing our currency, policies, and “democracy” on everyone we came in contact with. Democracy in this context means to support U.S. policy, pursuing neo-liberal privatization of public infrastructure, dismantling government regulation and following the direction of U.S.-dominated global institutions, from the IMF and World Bank to NATO. So, for decades the resulting foreign wars, military interventions, and domestic austerity programs have served to generate violence, at home and abroad, not democracy. The austerity of the current administration’s policies continues to alienate allies, infuriate enemies, and generally force all countries into a more independent, rather than cooperative stance and focus. Unfortunately, our impositions and careless lack of fiduciary responsibility has pushed China, Russia, and possibly North Korea closer together than we ever thought possible.
Support for the Shah, lawless regime of Saudi Arabia, and U.S.-sponsored coup in Venezuela are just examples of the “democracy” we are forcing on others. As a result, countries like China are scurrying to find or create workarounds to all facets of American-imposed dominance. Just like the Vietnam War drove the U.S. off the gold standard, our sponsorship and funding of violent regime change wars in Venezuela and Syria combined with the threat of sanctions against countries who don’t support or “democratic” crusade has caused many European and other nations to seek or create alternative financial institutions or currencies. The dollar, stock market, and economy are in big trouble. 95% of our media reports from one extreme perspective or the other, but real, important and factual news is far easier to find in foreign media. Physical precious metals will be a part of the best defense against the approaching storm. Call the experts at American Bullion now for assistance, at (800) 653-GOLD (4653), while prices are still well off previous highs.