The Economic End Game Continues

Authored by Brandon Smith via,

In November of 2014 I published an article titled 'The Economic End Game Explained'. In it I outlined what I believed would be the process by which globalists would achieve what they call the "new world order" or what they sometimes call the "global economic reset."

As I have shown in great detail in the past, the globalist agenda includes a fiscal end game; a prize or trophy that they hope to obtain. This prize is a completely centralized global economic structure, rooted in a single central bank for the world, the removal of the U.S. dollar as world reserve currency, the institution of the SDR basket system which will act as a bridge for single a global currency supplanting all others and, ultimately, global governance of this system by a mere handful of "elites."

The timeline for this process is unclear, but there is some indication of when the "beginning of the end" would commence. As noted in the globalist owned magazine The Economist, in an article titled "Get Ready For The Phoenix," the year of 2018 seems to be the launching point for the great reset. This timeline is supported by the numerous measures already taken to undermine dollar dominance in international trade as well as elevate the International Monetary Fund's SDR basket. It is clear that the globalists have deadlines they intend to meet.

That said, there have been some new developments since I wrote my initial analysis on the end-game strategy that I think merit serious attention. The end game continues, faster than ever before, and here are some of the indicators showing that the "predictions" of the globalists at The Economist in 1988 were more like self-fulfilling prophecies and 2018 remains a primary nexus point for a re-engineering of our economic environment.

Using The East To Dismantle The Petrodollar

As I mentioned in last week's article, 'Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Petrodollar,' there has been silence and often disinformation in the mainstream when it comes to the quite open and obvious international pivot away from the dollar as the defacto purchasing mechanism for oil. This trend is only set to accelerate in two months as China begins fulfilling oil contracts in the Yuan instead of the dollar.

The problem is that even in the alternative media there is a continuing myth that Eastern nations are angling to "break away" from the international order. I often see the argument presented that the loss of the petrodollar can only be a good thing for the world. I am not here to comment on whether the end of oil-denominated in dollars is a good or bad thing. I am here, though, to point out that there is absolutely no indication whatsoever that major eastern powers like Russia and China are acting to undermine the existing globalist system.

On the contrary, China and Russia remain, as ever, heavily partnered with the IMF as well as the Bank for International Settlements, and their ties to international banking monoliths like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are long established.

Eastern political and economic officials have consistently called for a new reserve system supplanting the dollar, this is true. But what so many analysts seem to overlook is that they ALSO call for that new system to be dominated by the IMF.

The delusion that the financial world operates on is that the IMF is "controlled" by the U.S. It is not. It is controlled by international bankers, who have no loyalties to any specific country. Once one understands this fact, the systematic sabotage of the U.S. makes perfect sense, as well as the collusion between China, Russia and the IMF. America is a sacrificial appendage of the globalist edifice and is being torn down piece by piece in order to feed the creation of something new and perhaps even more sinister.

As George Soros proclaimed back in 2009, the "new world order" would rely in part on China as a replacement economic engine for the globalist machine and depend far less on a diminishing United States. China would serve as a smaller engine, but a replacement engine none the less.

China is more than happy to oblige the globalists with a concerted  and incremental program of de-dollerization. But this does not mean that the end-goal is a "petroyuan." No, the goal is for the IMF to assert the dominance of the SDR basket system as a reserve hub. And, China is now the flagship market for the SDR after its recent induction into the fold. There will be no single reserve currency after the dollar is brutalized. At least, not until all currencies are homogenized through the SDR basket and finally replaced with a single global currency unit. Until then, the IMF or the BIS will dictate nation-to-nation trade and monetary exchange.

It only follows that this highly-volatile rebirth of the global financial order would begin in part with the dollar's loss of petro-status. The oil trade is the one defining element that gives the dollar a fundamental edge over all other currencies. It is the closest thing we have to commodity backing for the dollar and it is an advantage no other currency in the world can yet boast. There are many ways to destroy the dollar, but the BEST method would be to end its petro-status.

The Global Currency Unit Is Already Here

One argument I used to hear often from naysayers on global currency was that there "is no monetary unit with enough liquidity to replace the dollar." Of course, these people have no understanding of the SDR basket and how it could be used to envelop and absorb most if not all currencies into a single reserve mechanism. That said, I understand the confusion. When people think of currencies, they think of physical tickets of measurement; they want to see a piece of paper with symbols, or, they want to at least see a brand name for the product, which is what all currencies really are.

When The Economist in 1988 called for a global currency to launch in 2018, they were perhaps not aware of the exact form the destructor would take. Even in 2014 I was not fully convinced we had enough evidence on what that unit of measurement would be or look like. Today, it is clear as crystal — the one world currency system will not only be a cashless system, but it will also be based on digital blockchain technology.

As I examined in my article 'The Globalist One World Currency Will Look A Lot Like Bitcoin,' while some politicians and banking moguls publicly attack blockchain-based products like Bitcoin or Etherium, in the background they are actually heavily invested in these systems and are even building their own. With central banking mascots like Ben Bernanke becoming keynote speakers at blockchain conferences, it is not exactly an elusive secret that the global banks love blockchain tech.

Even major elitist corporations like Amazon appear ready to adopt blockchain products as currencies.  So, one needs to ask the question:  If the blockchain and Bitcoin are such a dire threat to the centralization of the establishment, why are they rapidly laying all the groundwork necessary for blockchain systems to replace paper currencies?

What is interesting to me is that even in the highly vigilant world of alternative economics, which is well aware of the trend towards a global currency system, blockchain systems are still revered as if they will save us from central bank tyranny. Very few people have noticed that The Economist call for a 2018 one world monetary framework has arrived slightly early; it has been right under our noses for several years. With blockchain-based methods of exchange, a replacement structure for the dollar and all other national currencies is not very far away.

The Federal Reserve Implosion Program Continues

I remember back before 2008 when the media almost never treated actions at the Federal Reserve as major news.  In fact, I remember back when the average American had never even heard for the Federal Reserve, and some believed the very existence of the institution was a "conspiracy theory".  Now, the nomination for the new Fed chair is at the top of the news feeds, but for all the wrong reasons.

The changing of the Fed chair is absolutely meaningless as far as policy is concerned.  Jerome Powell will continue the same exact initiatives as Yellen; stimulus will be removed, rates will be hiked and the balance sheet will be reduced, leaving the massive market bubble the Fed originally created vulnerable to implosion.  Equities in particular display the behavior of an out of control bullet train similar to the 2006/2007 bubble, or even the delusional exuberance prominent before the crash of 1929. 

All of this optimism is dependent on two things - dumb blind faith that all investors will continue to act in perfect concert to always "buy the dip", and, continued faith that central banks will forever step in to obstruct and reverse any market correction.

An observant person, however, might have noticed that central banks around the world seem to be acting in a coordinated fashion to remove stimulus support from markets and raise interest rates, cutting off supply lines of easy money that have long been a crutch for our crippled economy.  The Bank of England raised rates this past week, as the Federal Reserve indicated yet another rate hike in December.  The Europeans Central Bank continues to prep the public for coming rate hikes, while the Bank of Japan has assured the public that "inflation" expectations have been met and no new stimulus is necessary.  If all of this appears coordinated, that is because it is.

Fed policy is not dictated by the Fed chair, and it is certainly not dictated by Donald Trump. As former chairman Alan Greenspan openly admitted, the central bank does NOT answer to government, it is an autonomous policy making machine.  Fed chairs are as easily replaced as lawnmower parts; they are mascots for the banking system, nothing more.  Once they are "nominated" by the president, they take their orders from another source entirely, and I would even question the validity of the nomination process and how the original list of candidates is chosen.  For the real puppeteers at the Fed, one would need to look to an organization outside the U.S., called the Bank for International Settlements.

Many Subtle Changes Add Up To Unprecedented Instability

I think it is vital for people to consider time when it comes to economics. Changes we think were abrupt during historic moments of crisis were often not abrupt at all. Almost all financial crisis "events" were preceded by years if not decades of growing but subtle cracks in the foundation. If you were to travel back 10 years ago and explain to the average person (or the average mainstream economist) what is happening today, he would probably scoff indignantly. Yet today these things are accepted as commonplace, or ignored as unimportant.  Time and short attentions spans are the bane of free societies.

The skeleton of the "new world order" economy is right in front of us. The triggers for explosive change have already been planted. What concerns me is, when these changes come to fruition and crisis follows, will the masses even notice?


Escrava Isaura loebster Sat, 11/04/2017 - 05:22 Permalink

Which one will cancel the other out? Trump: Make America Great Again This Article: America is finished Articles like these don’t help, do they? A global currency can only be enforced by an army. IMF doesn’t have an army. The problem with the writer is that his ideology blinds him. Let me clarify. Yes, we, consciously or intuitively, understand that forever growth is unsustainable. That keep having babies are too unsustainable. We also understand that Sovereign money, government issued money, such as the Greenbacks in 1862, UK 1914, Germany 1933, Japan 1936, Italy 1926 and 1966, China in 1949, as well as the Philippines in the 70’s cannot be implemented because the conservative Americans and Neocons will label it socialism. Heck. If you help a blind lady cross a street, Americans conservatives will label it socialism. In any event, how about this as a compromise: If debt free money is not possible how about interest free money? Trump could back that ‘interest free’ money. And Trump could target this money at the regional/communities banks and not at the ‘too big to fail banks’.  
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Caloot Nolde Huruska Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:29 Permalink

I'm not sure u could engineer the last 30 years.  I'm not sure the ussr fit into global currency.   Not sure it's collapse was engineered.   Not sure the rise of China could be prognosticated.   Nor the collapse of American production.   Seems like money printing fits into kenysian theory, and simple greed.   Seems like greed is the root of Western collapse.   Not global  government memes, but rather government in all it's flaws proving it's end.   One that has been set in course from it's founding.  Buy welfare votes.  Elect those that would sell more votes. Print money to pay for votes.   Repeat.   Progressive policy created to be on top of the ant hill.   Don't think there is this group, like aliens or pseudo gods that control this stuff.   It's simply the government cycle.  Exactly like the business cycle.   When the smaller govt bubble pops, blow a bigger govt to replace.   Stay in power. Print money, buy votes, repeat.   Humans are not smart enough to create ancap.   And so we will endlessly repeat.   I don't need some Uber group of world domination out of a comic book view of reality to explain what has and will happen. 

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Teja Caloot Sat, 11/04/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

Well, seen from a ZH perspective, you are completely blind, not seeing the obvious ((())) conspiracy, controlled by <<<>>>. Occam's Razor is not loved here.Basically, I do agree with you, just would add technology to the equation. Technology does not change greed, though, rather enhances it and makes it more destructive.

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meterman Scar Bro Sat, 11/04/2017 - 08:40 Permalink

Havn't seen an "The end is near" article for some time. Looks like they may be comimg back.Just to clairfy the "END GAME" ruse; consider the following:
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  “The End is Near”   GOLD & SILVER  HUCKSTERS  BLACK SWANS SITED   Dates Proclaimed   Ted Butler                       November 2014  Gerald Celente                 October 2014 John Embry                     September 2014  Marc Faber                      Everyday Bill Gross                         December  2014 Andy  Hoffman                 October  2014 Bill Holder                        All of 2014 & ON William Kaye                    August 2013       Doug Noland                    May 2015 Harry Organ                    December 2014   Raoul Pal                         May 2014 Rick Rule                         October 2013 Richard Russell                February 2014  Jim Sinclair                     September 2012 to Infinity Ed Steer                         None Yet, but a Huckster  Bix Weir                          May 2015 Lawrie Williams                January 2015  Jim Willie                         All of 2014 & on Gold Hucksters. The snake oil salesman of our time.      

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Cloud9.5 Escrava Isaura Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

I’m not buying it.  Central planners plan, schemers scheme while debt and resource depletion threaten the system.  Peak complexity is rearing its ugly head.  Reset is inevitable.  The fantasies of the Star Trek generation gave us cell phones; I give them that.  The replicators and the warp drives have not materialized.  Without them the desperation of the have nots will overwhelm the haves.

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esum loebster Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:25 Permalink

yes... and what will "the bankers" do if china sends 10 million chinamen "tourists" walking west to eat the banksters...yum yumlook what the jihadi invasion has done to "europe"... you want a "new world order".... the yellow peril will impose it... and none of the remaining will have round eyes...soros ...medium rare please

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R2U2 runningman18 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:02 Permalink

Which is why billions a year flow through the dark markets? Opsec is something you do for yourself. No currency is going to give it to you by default. The bankers don't control bitcoin or ethereum or dash or monero or zcash or waves or litecoin or Open Bazaar or IPFS or Etherdelta and on and on and on. The most dymamic free markets in 100 years. If you're getting your crypto updates from Brandon Smith or Jim Rickards you are a fool.  

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runningman18 R2U2 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:26 Permalink

The FBI and the IRS nail people using crypto and other methods to hide their identity on the blockchain whenever it suits them using Chainanalysis.  There's no such thing as privacy on the blockchain.  None. The fact that you still think that privacy is possible shows you haven't done your research.      

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HRClinton runningman18 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:11 Permalink

BS^3. Riddle me this then, oh wise one:I bought crypto for cash a few years ago, from a Chinese miner. Its sitting in a cold wallet, offline, on an external HD in my safe. It's not taxable until I do something with it. But...I don't plan to sell it, till I leave the US tax jurisdiction for a much friendlier jurisdiction. In case you haven't figured it out, not only can my crypto not be found or linked to me, but even if it were, it is not taxable. Everything is legal and with ABSOLUTE privacy. 1. How is the IRS gonna find me? 2. How will I be liable to them for taxes? See, smart people have a really well thought out legal and OpSec plan. Those who don't...

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kellys_eye HRClinton Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:02 Permalink

Unless you relinquish your citizenship, what's to stop 'your' Government taxing any transaction you make where ever you may be if Blockchain isn't as secure as people lead me to believe?Indeed, what's to stop ANY Government taxing your online transactions?  At least with 'cash' the security of annonymity remains between you and your client.

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runningman18 HRClinton Sat, 11/04/2017 - 03:38 Permalink

All digital actions leave a trail, which is what Chainanalysis uses to track down transaction through the blockchain.  As soon as you use your bitcoins, they can be traced to you.  Sorry, but your only other option is to leave your bitcoins sitting uselessly in your external hardrive.  Good luck finding someone on the street to trade your bitcoins for goods without a web transaction.  Smart people should acknowledge when they have been conned...  

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dark fiber HRClinton Sat, 11/04/2017 - 06:29 Permalink

"till I leave the US tax jurisdiction for a much friendlier jurisdiction. "And here we have a clear view of the effects of iodine deficiency during childhood (nine letters).  It's called FATCA you idiot, there is no friendly jurisdiction for US persons.  Foreign banks won't even let you through the front door.1.  They don't have to try, they will be notified no matter where you go.2. Yes.  Bigly.Are you even vaguely aware of what is going on outside the US?  

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New_Meat HRClinton Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:02 Permalink

Ned: OK, HRC, the word for the day is "rapacious."HRC: Ned, would you please use that word in a sentence?Ned: Sure.  "The IRS is the most rapacious organization on the planet.  They will chase you anywhere to get what they think is theirs."HRC: OK.  R. A. P. E.  -- oh, I don't know the rest.Ned: That's OK, you  understand the concept.

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tion HRClinton Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:06 Permalink

- Genius buys and hodls bitcoin in a very private manner- Genius then blabs about it all over ZH, maybe hiding behind pedestrian vpn that provides a false sense of security- Genius wants to play jurisdictional games he doesn't understand the rules toI think you may still stand a chance at an outcome that pleases you but you should consider thinking this through a little better. 

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runningman18 R2U2 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 03:41 Permalink

No, smart people like me use precious metals and cash to maintain privacy.  Idiots like you actually believe a digital blockchain system which records every transaction as a matter of function is somehow "private" because you have the NSA, the FBI and the IRS by the short hairs with your hacking skills, lol!

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GreatUncle runningman18 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:25 Permalink

+1 crypto currencies are nothing compared to every piece of property you own being block chained.Then you will pay the property tax on that property you own or we will confiscate it will be the call..After that you will be stripped of any worth to keep the economic system going.NOTE:- You might have crypto / blockchain they will not be cancelling the debt you are still on the hook for that.It will be soon ... it always puzzled me when Osborne a previous UK chancellor based all his plans on the year 2018.Why not 2020 or 2015?Noww 2018 is a decade after 2008 and once again all 10 year contracts will have been completed.2018 their economic plan will be unveiled and you will owe the debt and everything you own will be recorded and it will not be just financial.

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tmosley GreatUncle Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:19 Permalink

>You might have crypto / blockchain they will not be cancelling the debt you are still on the hook for that.They are going to hyperinflate, more than likely. The debt is in terms of dollars. It's going away.Even if it weren't, those who buy crypto now will see their investment gain manyfold, making it a simple matter to service that dollar debt.

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Winston Churchill runningman18 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:35 Permalink

Its about knowledge and control of all assets on earth.William the Conquerer, with his Doomsday Book,was the Satoshi of his day.Its an accounting system,not a currency or a security whatever the pumpers say.When you understand that, TPTB's hidden interest in the system makes much more sense.They could squash it at any time they want,they own all the infrastructure it relies upon,but haven't.Psychopaths will not relinquish any power until its taken from their cold, dead hands.Logic says they already control it, or have the means to take control of it,already.They're evil, not stupid.

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Peacefulwarrior Winston Churchill Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:00 Permalink

I think you guys are entertaining some excellent points. The blockchain technology is far too valuable as a vehicle and if you combine desperate broke governments into the equation that are looking to tax and find revenue under every rock, insulated encrypted money movement inevitably is a threat until they bankers/Govt. control the technology.

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MEFOBILLS runningman18 Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

No, Brandon Smith is confused.  absolutely no indication whatsoever that major eastern powers like Russia and China are acting to undermine the existing globalist system.Smith made no mention that China's banks are public, with 70% of Yuan money supply emitting from these banks.  China also cancels Yuan loans, making much of their money supply debt free.China and Russia are trading debt instruments, which creates Yuans and Rubles, and allows them to trade with each other OUTSIDE OF INTERNATIONAL BANKING.Then Smith has to tell us all about the settlement schemes outside of SWIFT.  Then Smith needs to explain how the Stolypin group has gained ascendency in Russia, and consider the "international" atlantacists the enemy.With regards to blockchain, if public banks start using it to make flows transparent, then that will help bring morality and sunshine into banking.  So, all in all, the bankster/tribesters are having a rough time.  Their centuries long con-game requires secretive methods, which is becomming increasingly difficult.Smith is just plain wrong.  He is partially right in that the west is still parasitized, and the parasite may try to kill the host rather than leave peacefully.

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