Freemason's pyramid and all-seeing-eye of the U.S. dollar.
Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
America and the Soviet Union: From Pyramid Builders to Pyramid Raiders
the dollar as the global currency facilit
ated a clever financial fraud -
increasing the dominance of the U.S. economy with the resources of other
nations. … This strategy was a success: The dollar 'pyramid' brought down the
Soviet 'pyramid.' The Cold War was won. But
what to do with this victory? In the U.S., the era of the 'pyramid raiders'
Will the U.S. default? Will
the dollar "pyramid" collapse, or do these games still have some time
to run? Highly-paid financial analysts and other serious people don't yet have
answers to these engaging questions. Comedian Mikhail
Zadorno on his program Egyptian Nights had a very precise idea: "There
have always been those who build pyramids - and those who have raided them."
This is an idea needs to be more carefully examined.
The pyramids were the basis
of Egyptian civilization. Their construction was tied to the entire economic, religious
and political life of the state. When the state began to decline, the
plundering of the pyramids began. There was no one left to build them - and no
means to do so. Their construction was no longer sacred. People no longer believed
in the Egyptian gods and the pharaohs who represented them. The only thing of
value was the gold kept within the intricate labyrinths of these once-sacred
"The Pyramid Principle"
has been the foundation of many civilizations. Let us avoid the anthropological
wilderness and focus on two examples - the Soviet and American. Both
civilizations built their "pyramids." The Soviet pyramid was strongly
reminiscent of the Egyptian. The state announced "great construction
projects" and the entire country was mobilized to bring to life the
Party’s plans. "Priests" of the system ensured the ideological indoctrination
of the population. The everyday life of the country was organized in such a way
as to ensure the uninterrupted construction of "pyramids." Not surprisingly,
the process became an end in itself, and along with the projects that were
needed, many unnecessary ones were built. In the end, the same thing happened
to the Soviet system as to the Egyptian - the construction of "pyramids"
began to absorb more resources than the country could afford. The system of "red
pharaohs" had collapsed.
began to capitalize on the "Soviet legacy." Production that failed to
make a profit was declared unnecessary and like the treasures of the Egyptian
pyramids, profitable companies were distributed among "insiders." The
20-year anniversary of the new Russia is also the 20-year anniversary of the
raiders of the Soviet "pyramid." All this time, their power has been
legitimate because the system of the "red pharaohs" was bankrupted economically
and ideologically, while the raiding of the "pyramids" turned out to
be quite an enthralling pursuit.
But then there is the "free
world" and its leader, the United States. Somehow, everything is different
there! Well - yes and no. The American "pyramid" is constructed
differently than the Soviet. The basis of American might is also a "pyramid"
- of the dollar. In its current form, this "pyramid" arose after
America’s rejection of the "gold standard"
. Up to that point, the USSR and U.S. were on parallel courses, and no
one could accurately predict which would win.
When one studies publications
from those years, it turns out that many preferred the Soviet system. The U.S.
was the most industrialized nation in the world. Prior to World War II, about 50
percent of global GDP was produced in America. The power of the Soviet Union was
that of the most dynamically-developing industrial power of the world. The pace
of Soviet industrialization was so high that a simple extrapolation at the time
left American capitalists in awe: If things continue this way, the Soviets will
in the foreseeable future outdo the U.S. (similar fears are now being
experienced by the U.S. in respect to China - successor and more modern version
of the "Soviet project")
The U.S. departure from the "gold
standard" radically changed the situation and the balance of power.
Competition in the realm of pig
iron and steel casting lost all meaning. Under Ronald Reagan, a simple
concept won out: America can afford to increase its national debt without the
risk of undermining its economy. On the contrary, the "pyramid debt"
stimulated development of the U.S. economy. Having the dollar as the global
currency facilitated a clever financial fraud - increasing the dominance of the
U.S. economy with the resources of other nations.
This strategy was a success: The
dollar "pyramid" brought down the Soviet "pyramid." The "Cold War" was won. But
what to do with this victory? In the U.S., the era of the "pyramid raiders"
Under Bill Clinton, a budget
surplus was achieved. But the oligarchy that formed during the Cold War was
upset with these frugal policies. Why be petty when, having an instrument as
mighty as the dollar in your hands, one can disperse throughout the entire
global economy and receive super-profits? Clinton was discredited with "Monicagate."
Under Bush Jr., the former
Reagan team began to operate in the same spirit as during the Cold War. The
terrorist attacks of September 11 were very handy. Under the guise of fighting
terrorism, the machine of government spending began to spin even faster than
under Reagan - the limiting factor of the USSR no longer existed. Americans
began to loot the "pyramid" that enabled them to topple their arch
enemy. For investors, one of the main indicators of the U.S. and global economy
became the index of American consumer activity. Simply put, the more American "shopaholics"
consumed, the faster the global economy grew. "Shopaholics" were
credited by the entire world.
The shortcoming of "pyramids"
is that they cannot be built indefinitely. Any "pyramid" has its peak,
followed by a decline and collapse of the entire system. The 2008 crisis was
this "peak." But "pyramid raiders" can no longer stop themselves.
Actual power is in their hands, which was illustrated by Dominique
Strauss-Kahn’s example: he believed such financial policies were a dead
end. The new IMF director, Christine Lagarde, rushed
to call on the United States to take responsibility and raise its debt ceiling
another few trillion. In the U.S. Congress, Democrats and Republicans are
bargaining with one another about terms for the continuation of a dollar "pyramid."
But these are temporary measures.
The only chance for the
United States now is to paw the raw materials of other countries. When the Egyptian
pharaohs were short of money to build pyramids, they unleashed wars with
neighboring states. The spoils went toward the further development of the "economic
pyramid." America's "pharaohs" must act according to the same
scheme. The destabilization of the Middle East has the goal of removing local
elites in exchange for managers who will give the Americans open access to the
wealth of raw materials in the region. In the United States, it is understood
that the inflatable dollar "pyramid" has exhausted itself. If money
isn't backed in the form of gold or something else, sooner or later this "Ponzi scheme" will implode.
It's no coincidence that Robert Zoellick has
suggested a return, at least in part, to the "gold standard." The
record rise in gold prices and in other precious metals is completely
understandable - investors are looking for ways to reliably protect their
capital. But the "gold standard" wouldn't ensure the necessary economic
dynamics. It would, however, ensure oil. The growing consumption of raw
materials around the world makes this product the basis of the global economy. De facto, the dollar is already pegged
to oil. Oil prices and the "weight" of the dollar are inversely
proportional: when oil prices go up, the dollar's value goes down. Therefore, the
control of global oil reserves is a strategic objective of the United States.
The new "oil standard" of the dollar will accelerate the U.S. economy
and replace America's inflated dollar "pyramid" with an oil "pyramid."
With regard to Russia, local
elites are burning with desire to insert themselves into the process of
creation of a new "pyramid" on honorable terms. That is the meaning
of the venture to build in Moscow a "World Financial Center."
Development is expensive. Plus - industrial development is an energy-intensive
venture - which is evident in China. Why waste oil and gas on industrial needs
when speculative gains and their sales are far more profitable? Major Russian
companies have proven oil reserves for 20-25 years. During that time, they have
to convert crude into cash and join the ranks of stockholders in the global oil
and dollar pyramid. This is purely a financial scheme that doesn't involve
developing the country. If the only thing of value Russia has is crude oil,
then tens of millions of Russians become a liability. One hundred and thirty
million people are too many for the servicing of an oil economy. Therefore, the
"people" are being pushed back into the Middle Ages, while "oases"
for the "White people" of Russian capitalism are being formed.
One of these protected zones
will become Moscow's "World Financial Center." In fact, Russia is headed
toward an apartheid regime: the privileged elite live behind high fences while
cashing out the country’s raw resources, while the "people" pick up
the scraps and survive however they can. This isn't apartheid by race, but is
based on membership in the ruling class. The overall picture is no better. And foreign
nations won't help. They have their own problems to solve.
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