Meg Lee Chin

Our current role in the Middle East began with a deal brokered by Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.

After World War ll America helped rebuild the European Nations which were ravaged by war. These nations then agreed to keep US dollars as their reserve currency. This deal was known as the Bretton Woods Agreement.

Reserve currency status was of great benefit to the US. If every country must hold some dollars, America can print lots of them. Any inflation is diluted. In short Americans get to live off of free printed money. America used this to build the largest, most powerful military in the world.

In order to curb excessive money printing the US dollar was to be backed by gold at $35 an ounce.
But in the 70s France became suspicious of excess US money printing. They demanded to cash in their dollars for gold. Other European countries quickly followed suit.

The US could not afford to exchange gold for all the dollars they had printed. This sparked a crisis which threatened to destroy the US economy. Americans had become addicted to easy money.

On the 15th of August 1971 Nixon took the dollar off the gold peg. From there on the US dollar became a free flowing "fiat" currency. At this point nobody wanted to hold dollars. Therefore in order to maintain the US dollar as the world's reserve currency a new plan was hatched.

In 1973 Henry Kissinger brokered a deal with Saudi Arabia and other oil rich nations. The US would build the infrastructure required to extract oil. They would also provide military protection. In exchange these countries agreed to sell oil only in dollars. This was the birth of the petrodollar. From this point on its preservation has resulted in the death and destruction of the Middle East in epic proportions.

In 2000 Saddam Hussein announced his decision to switch Iraq’s oil sales from dollars to Euros. The US invaded Iraq in 2003.

In 2009 Libya's Gaddafi proposed a new gold backed currency called the "Gold Dinar". This would compete with the euro and dollar. The US invaded Libya and murdered Gadaffi in 2011.

The destruction wreaked by preserving the petrodollar has continued from Nixon all the way through to Bush, Clinton and Obama. The US nation is now a full blown addict unable to provide itself with a decent honest living.

In order to break the addiction America needs to wean itself from easy money and move toward a more independent, self sustaining and self reliant economy. America has gone from the worlds greatest producer to the worlds fattest, most gluttonous consumer. America needs to start making things again and stop eating cheap junk food.

Donald Trump's policies have been branded racist, isolationist and nationalist. But if you look past his crude delivery and mainstream media bias what he has actually said is that he will cease foreign interventions, stem migration and redirect one trillion dollars toward rebuilding our infrastructure. Trump says he is committed to bringing jobs back. These are not bad policies and certainly a step in the right direction toward a more self sustaining economy.

Whether Trump succeeds is a question for debate. Obama's conciliatory community organiser approach to dealing with the globalist powers failed miserably. As protégé of Kissinger Hilary's success would have meant zero chance of recovery from easy money printing.

Trump unconventional style has much of the world reeling against him. He is an arsehole is so many ways. But at the moment he is the only one egotistical and crazy enough to take on the world and have a go at breaking the addiction.

He'll succeed if the banks, multi-nationals, globalists, mainstream media monopolies, the Fed, the IMF, the EU, Nato, social justice warriors, the feminists, George Soros, Obama, Kissinger, Hilary, Madonna, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Hollywood don't get him first.

I reckon the odds are 50/50.