An Economic War Between Gold and the Petrodollar May Be Driving the Hong Kong Protests

economic war between gold and the petrodollar

An economic war between gold and the petrodollar may be behind the escalation of the Hong Kong protests. I am 100% convinced of this possibility, and I will explain the basis behind this conclusion in this article. As anyone that has studied political uprisings throughout the world knows, reality versus what is reported by mainstream global “news” platforms are sometimes very far apart. Given the history of the 2014 Umbrella Protests in Hong Kong, I believe that the origins of the current Hong Kong protests were organic. However, there is a grave difference between protest origins and protest escalation that most people fail to understand, including NBA Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. The origin of protests can be organic while the escalation is not.  

In Hong Kong, the degeneration of these originally peaceful more recent protests into violence and destruction of both private and public property marks a clear divergence from these protest origins. In fact, the degeneration of peaceful protests into mayhem and violence, not just in Hong Kong, but in nations around the world, may just represent another manifestation of the modus operandus of imperialist powers that perpetually seek to take advantage of “great opportunity in the midst of great crisis”, as voiced here by former US President Barack Obama, and again here by Henry Kissinger. If you click on these clips and listen to the opinions being offered, there is no mention of granting aid to protests in other nations in order to improve the quality of life for citizens engaging in these protests, but instead, voiced Machiavellian wishes to leverage protests as a “great opportunity” to advance domestic economic interests and control in foreign nations.  Much of my research into the stated views of top Chinese government officials about Hong Kong point to the violent escalation of protests in Hong Kong having foreign origins, and a multi-faceted goal of

(1) the prevention of the economic progression of the One Belt initiative; and

(2) the expansion of the timeline of the petrodollar in its currency war with gold.

Consequently, because we already know that imperialist powers seek to identify crises abroad and then co-opt these movements for their own agenda, it is only the extremely naïve that will never consider this possibility as being a factor behind the violent escalation of the Hong Kong protests. I would not call those that don’t understand the connection gullible, but only those that don’t consider the possibility as gullible. To understand the connection, we must first understand many underlying economic battles never discussed in the mainstream media, including the ongoing economic war between gold and the petrodollar, so I will proceed here by delineating some of these battles.

The Importance of OBOR to China’s Economic Future

China's One Belt One Road map

Top Chinese government officials, over the past few years, have repeatedly stated a belief that the road to their global economic dominance will be paved through the revival of the old Silk Road trade route, known as OBOR (One Belt One Road). The One Belt initiative, or OBOR for short, seeks to draw more than sixty nations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe into the world’s most dominant future trade route. It is a plan, if successful, that would dethrone the century long rule of the US dollar and the nearly-as-long hegemonic reign of the petrodollar in global currency markets and is essential to the determination of the eventual winner in the economic war between gold and the petrodollar. Consequently, it comes with great irony and hypocrisy when people like Steve Bannon have expressed in interviews their anger over China’s plan to now exert hegemonic economic power in the world, as he has never once expressed any empathy in the past, to my knowledge, of the 190+ nations in the world that have been subject to the hegemonic rule of the petrodollar for more than seventy-five years. In other words, his view is completely one of national exceptionalism in which it is a view that only the US should be able to dictate to the rest of the world what currency must be globally dominant whereas no other nation in the world has a right to challenge this economic rule. While my preference is for a return to a rule of sound money principles, in which every nation’s economy could thrive and avoid being subjugated to the hegemonic rule of another nation’s currency, since all men at the top of ruling governmental infrastructures are corrupted by an insatiable lust for power, my proposed solution of fairness and equity in global currency markets will always be usurped by the plans of other nations, absent a complete global citizen uprising.

That said, the views of people like Steve Bannon are morally inconsistent, in which he is fine with currency hegemony when it his nation’s currency exercising the hegemony, but morally outraged when another nation attempts to seize that hegemonic power away from the nation to whom he has pledged his loyalty and that he believes should exercise powers of dictatorship regarding certain topics. A view that is consistent from a moral perspective is that no nation should try to establish a hegemonic currency in the world, for currency competition is integral to fairness and equity for all citizens on planet Earth. Instead, people like Bannon express a view that all economic hegemony is righteous, as long as it is “my nation” that is enforcing the hegemony upon others; however, it is completely repugnant, unacceptable and must be stopped when any other nation desires to do the same. It is this very mindset of different moral rules for different occasions that is creating massive instability all over the world.

For example, there are completely different rules for business ethics and personal morality. Many people that have risen to highest positions of corporate power today believe that it is completely acceptable to treat their employees and other people with whom their company interacts in a manner that would be completely unacceptable treatment for their own family members. An illustration of this concept are corporate executives that operate factories and knowingly and illegally pollute water supplies of their neighboring communities and impose massive medical suffering and numerous deaths upon thousands of citizens that are directly exposed to their regular toxic dumping practices. Despite the negative and immoral social consequences, you will find many corporate executives that still view these behaviors as “ethical” from the perspective of corporate behavior, because it maximizes revenues, margins, profits and the wealth of the company owners. Consequently, there are dozens of corporate executives today that regularly engage in morally deplorable behavior because they view such behavior as perfectly acceptable and ethical from a business perspective. Yet, outside of business, they exercise morality in a different manner because they would never subject their family members and good friends to these same business ethics.  Likewise, this same divergence between ethics and morality that occurs in business also occurs in politics, and I believe it is behind the degeneration of the Hong Kong protests from peace into violence. A rich history of prior documented events in which morality is thrown to the curb for political “ethics” exists and can be examined to shine the proper light on the Hong Kong situation.

Connect the Dots of 2011 Libya to 2019 Hong Kong

Let’s start by investigating documented conversations among world leaders that led to the NATO invasion of Libya that has since thrown that nation into a state of utter chaos and turmoil. A 2011 email sent by former Clinton advisory Sidney Blumenthal  to then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined five objectives for a military invasion of Libya and the eventual assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi:

“to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered Francophone Africa.”

Blumenthal outlined the enormous threat to French sovereignty in some African nations posed by Ghaddafi’s desire to utilize its 143 tonnes of gold and an equivalent amount of silver to build a unified monetary system on the African continent that would have been based upon physical gold and silver and not fiat currencies. Since the NATO invasion, Libya’s gold (and silver) have been seized by unspecified thieves (speculated to be the Central Bankers of the invading nations), and Ghaddafi’s dream to unify Africa under a bimetallic gold and silver currency and gain autonomy for African nations, not only from Western interests, but also from Asian interests, was summarily crushed and never revived. Perhaps you can start to see a pattern emerging here, as the overthrow of the Libyan regime also had at its heart an economic war between gold and the petrodollar and gold and the French franc, still in widespread use in many African nations, thanks to the assassination of Ghadaffi.

Furthermore, in a 2013 closed-door speech to Goldman Sachs bankers that was leaked to the public, Hilary Clinton also revealed the strategic policy of divide and conquer in foreign nations when expressing her sentiments about a potential North and South Korea reunification:We don’t want a unified Korean peninsula … We [also] don’t want the North Koreans to cause more trouble than the system can absorb.” As far as I have been able to determine, unless this statement was debunked later in research I have been unable to find, credible journalists like former UK Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald of the Interceptor vetted these leaked statements as true. When these comments were first leaked, there was a lot of confusion regarding the legitimacy of these leaked statements, because of the usual State aligned media channels’ attempts to debunk the leaked transcripts as illegitimate. However, the “journalists” that claimed these leaked Hilary Clinton speech transcripts were fake never debunked the speech transcripts I’ve discussed above, but debunked outrageously unrelated fake speech transcripts, reprinted below, that only a fool would have believed were genuine.  Yet, these debunking sites claimed that the below fake transcript was the leaked transcript of the Hilary Clinton speech given to Goldman Sachs bankers:

“Who cares that [commodity speculation] is a little chaotic or ‘unethical’? That it seems tied to every financial scandal and crisis in history? Not me. Some will say that you are simply parasitic on those who labor at menial physical production—these are people who still subscribe to 18 Century notions of value production–and that you skim off profit without doing anything meaningful or of value. Those people are misguided: we know that if money never sleeps, that’s because you keep it awake! You have—if I may use a metaphor–injected money with intelligence, with caffeine, adderal, crack, meth, with LSD so that it can dance the crazy dance and grow a crazy thousand psychedelic feet tall in a rainbow minute! Money was a lazy bitch, until you put it to work! And look how it works!”

Again, many “debunking” websites are simply State sponsored websites that attempt to discredit the real, disturbing leaks, by conflating fake speech transcripts with real speech transcripts, and then ridiculing anyone that would ever believe these fake speech transcripts. The entire purpose of these debunking sites was merely to print fake speeches that could be falsely circulated as the speeches being claimed as “real”, so that anyone that encountered articles containing genuine leaked transcripts of disturbing content issued by politicians would lump both fake and real transcripts together in the category of “fake news” and then dismiss the real transcripts too. Unsurprisingly, the same tactics deployed above are being deployed in coverage about the ongoing Hong Kong protests in order to confuse people to such a large degree that they will never be able to discern the real battle that is taking place of the  economic war between gold and the petrodollar.  This is precisely why the violence of the Hong Kong protests, whose real purpose in my opinion is the economic destabilization of Hong Kong, is consistently presented by Western media as a “fight for freedom”.

Continuing to analyze China’s One Belt initiative will illuminate this topic much further. South Korean President Moon Jae-In reported that he wanted to participate in China’s 2017 OBOR policy meeting in Chongqing, China, although he ultimately did not. Though President Moon Jae-In did not reveal why he didn’t attend the meeting despite his strong desire to do so, he stated that OBOR would provide an opportunity to economically connect North and South Korea, that he was confident a link between the Belt and Road Initiative and New North, New South policies [would] lead to peace and joint prosperity in the region” and eventually perhaps even allow him to fulfill his people’s long-held wish for reunification of the two separate nations. Remember, President Moon Jae-In’s publicly stated mission for peace between North and South Korea directly contradicted Hilary Clinton stated US foreign policy of keeping North and South Korea divided and in discord with one another in order to solidify their control over the Korean economy and peninsula. And even though Hilary Clinton is no longer the US Secretary of State, this policy has likely not changed under the Trump administration, given all the boasts and threats issued by President Trump against North Korea a few years back that led to ridiculous assertions in the Western media that nuclear war between the US and North Korea was a real possibility, when it fact, it never was.

Consequently, one can deduce that South Korean President Moon Jae-In received an extreme amount of pressure from US State officials not to attend the 2017 OBOR conference. I have no doubt that the very close military alliance between South Korea and the United States played a role in President Moon Jae-In’s decision to ultimately boycott the 2017 OBOR conference, despite his well-documented opinions that joining OBOR would be of massive benefit to the South Korean people and economy. The importance of the success or failure of China’s One Belt initiative in restructuring the future global economy is clearly apparent even in its analysis in Eastern versus Western media publications. While foreignpolicy.com, a US media site, labelled OBOR as “one big mistake” and a “failure” at the end of 2018, this conclusion was in stark contrast to Chinese media that hailed the One Belt Initiative last April as a project that was going through growing pains and struggles, but one that was progressing “from building infrastructure to establishing uniform rules and standards for trade and investment”. Of course, one would expect these two narratives to be the exact polar opposite, as they reflect the contradicting missions of these two different nations in setting the global economic structure in future decades.

The Critical Role of Hong Kong Economic Stability to Rising Gold Prices

However, more important than the South Korean President’s stated belief that the One Belt Initiative can bring stability to South and North Korean political relations is the key significance of Hong Kong to the future overall success and/or failure of the One Belt Initiative. This initiative, if successful, would challenge US economic hegemony in the global economy and likely usher in a new world order, but a new world order far different than the one referenced multiple times by former US President George Bush and US political advisor Henry Kissinger, in which their New World Order was one in which the US remained king of the global economy. In 2016, a top Chinese official, Zhang Dejiang, identified the port of Hong Kong as the “key link” to the entire success or failure of the One Belt Initiative, an assessment with which the Chinese government agreed. Mr. Zhang further identified stability of Hong Kong as a key goal of its Five-Year Plan and also of the Vision and Actions for the Belt and Road. Mr. Zhang stated, “Hong Kong will be able to make important contributions to Belt and Road because it has advantages in terms of location and professional services.” In 2016, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying also affirmed the desire to work with mainland China in the One Belt initiative and stated that Hong Kong would serve as a “super connector” between the mainland China economy and the rest of the global economy. Furthermore, if Hong Kong were a “super connector” between mainland China and the rest of the world, this would undoubtedly help gold win the economic war between gold and the petrodollar. If I was aware of the cooperative relationships being forged between Hong Kong and mainland China to further the progress of their new Silk Road economy back then, you can be assured that every US government state official and intelligence officer assigned to Asia also was aware of the key role Hong Kong would play in China’s future economic strength in the global economy.

If you look at the map of planned OBOR trade routes above, the importance of Hong Kong to the future economic success of OBOR should be readily apparent. In the above map, it is further evident that Djibouti and Kenya are two important port cities for entry into a trade route that feeds into Europe. Consequently, if riots and instability spring up in these two nations in the future and are presented as “freedom” protests while the protests destabilize these nations economically in a similar manner to what is happening in Hong Kong right now, then one would also have to consider the true mission of future riots in these nations as stymyieing the development of OBOR. It should be of extreme interest that Zhang Dejiang also issued these two very revealing statements at the aforementioned conference:

(1) “We should respect the fact that Hong Kong people cherish their own way of life and their own values”; and

(2) theone country, two policies” rule of Hong Kong is the most important policy that binds mainland China and Hong Kong’s economic future and should not be changed.

To ensure that there was no ambiguity about his comments, Mr. Zhang further stated that in the interest of China’s future economic growth, China’s government would not seek to change the one country, two policy rule of law and would be unilaterally committed to enforcing it for the sake of the success of the One Belt initiative. Those unfamiliar with Chinese politics would likely be dumbfounded by the above statement in light of the escalation of the Hong Kong protests, as the exact opposite narrative of China’s policy stance toward Hong Kong has been painted in Western media during the Hong Kong protests. Western media has largely sold the narrative to Western citizens that the mainland Chinese government has zero respect for the one country, two policies rule of law in Hong Kong and that they want to bring Hong Kong under far more restrictive mainland Chinese law to crimp the freedom and autonomy of Hong Kong citizens. So what gives? How can China’s top government officials have executed a complete policy about-face and completely reneged on all their goals in a very narrow window of time, especially since they just stated that clear respect for the one country, two policies rule of law was essential for the future success of their One Belt Initiative. I suspect that nothing has changed in the policy directives of top Chinese government officials towards Hong Kong citizens, but that Hong Kong youth that are the primary proponents of violence in these protests, have been duped into believing that China has reversed its stated policy 180 degrees and has chosen to self-sabotage the success of its One Belt Initiative. The destabilization of Hong Kong, however, has destabilized China’s One Belt initiative, and thus strengthened the position of the petrodollar against gold in the global currency wars being waged among Central Bankers, thereby achieving the exact opposite of all recently proclaimed mainland Chinese government objectives. Furthermore, if my speculations about the reasons why the Hong Kong protests have descended into frequent violence are correct, I assume that the Chinese government has been busy preparing alternative mechanisms by which they can win the economic war between gold and the petrodollar, which may lead to crazy spikes higher in gold prices in future years.

However, to understand the relevance of the above information in the economic war between gold and the petrodollar, it is important to understand that Zhang Dejiang was not a small player in the Chinese government but the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, a top government position equivalent to the Speaker of the Parliament or the Speaker of the House in other nations. Additionally, anyone that has studied the frequent, unexplained strange price drops of gold and silver over the years, including most recently, significant drops in gold and silver prices during Chinese Golden Week this year, understands that an economic war between gold and the petrodollar has not only been behind the escalation of political conflict between China and Hong Kong, but has also been driving wedges in political relations between the US and Iran and the US and Russia as well. To read about the very accurate predictions for massive price drops for gold to drop to $1,450 and silver to drop to $17 during China’s Golden Week, at a time when they were still respectively trading at $1,521 and $18.60 an ounce, just click the above link. Understanding the critical importance of the port of Hong Kong to the success or failure of OBOR is the first step to understanding Hong Kong’s role as a pawn in the foreign economic war between East and West, and its role in the war between gold and the petrodollar.

The second step to understanding Hong Kong’s role in the economic war between gold and the petrodollar is to understand that the success of the One Belt initiative is rooted in the foundation of gold, not in China’s yuan currency. Gold will ultimately serve as the currency that backs all trade among the sixty plus nations united under the One Belt initiative, at least initially, until the yuan can gain wider acceptance as an international currency. The mechanism by which gold will serve as the backbone of the One Belt initiative will be similar to the mechanism that backs petroyuan futures trades, in which yuan received by nations that engage in petroyuan trading can be converted into physical gold by any nation uncomfortable with the lack of stability of the Chinese yuan.  As we continue to connect the dots, if the One Belt initiative succeeds, the price of gold should rise under the growing demand of the nations involved, and the de-dollarization of the petrodollar would continue to materialize at increasing speed. Because top Chinese government officials had already publicly identified the autonomy and economic stability of Hong Kong as a key pillar of the future success of the One Belt initiative, then a logical strategy for any nation that wishes to prolong dollar hegemony and minimize the role of physical gold in the global economy would be to destabilize Hong Kong. Of course, logical deduction does not serve as proof, and proof can only be secured by tracing the funding sources of the Hong Kong protestors.

Now that I’ve given you all the pieces to connect all the dots between the Hong Kong protests and Hong Kong instability being key for continued US dollar hegemony in the world, I will let you formulate your own conclusions about who is really behind the movement to destabilize Hong Kong;s economy in recent months as Hong Kong is now entering recession as a consequence of the destabilization movement. One thing of which I am sure, however, is that any complex understanding of the ongoing Hong Kong protests is impossible without a full investigation of stated Chinese government support for Hong Kong’s autonomy and its one country, two policies rule of law just a few months ago, as such an investigation would lead to the exact opposite narrative being promoted in Western media about the protests and lead one to include that the war between the petrodollar and gold plays a huge role in the devolution of the Hong Kong protests into wanton destruction of the economy. Former US Brigadier General Smedley Butler’s conclusion, after leading many nation-destabilizing wars of his own in Central America, was that all wars were bankers wars and that War is a Racket. For those of you unfamiliar with this US military general, his opinion should not be dismissed as is often the case of any opinion that opposes the distributed narrative of the State. Smedley Butler was one of the most decorated military leaders in US military history, and with every war he fought, he truly believed that he was fighting to establish “democracy” and “freedom”. However, with the benefit of years of retrospect, General Butler admitted that the narrative sold to him and embraced by him covered up the real missions of these wars to secure US economic, banking and monetary interests abroad.

In other words, since he was a leader firmly committed to a belief that he was spreading democracy and freedom around the world that later reversed his opinion by 180 degrees, his book is worth a read by every person that believes that the Hong Kong protests are about securing democracy and freedom for Hong Kong. This book is a short read that can be read in a few hours, but in my opinion, still provides one of the most important insights about foreign intervention in other nations ever provided by a top global military insider. Perhaps after reading this book, those that are writing about the numerous economic uprisings happening in dozens of nations today, including Iraq, Ecuador, Palestine, India, Venezuela, Lebanon, France, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, etc., will discover a completely new line of questioning to consider that will lead them to fresh new perspectives about the origins of these protests. In fact, no journalist should ever write about the mission of any protest anywhere in the world without every performing investigative research into the origins of the money funding the protestors. If a journalist wants to understand the purpose of protests, he or she must always follow the money. Of course, as truth becomes the ever fleeting creature embraced by few and ridiculed by the masses, reading this book could become dangerous to your future mental health. However, it will almost certainly further your understanding of how disruption of regimes in Asia, Africa and the Middle East may ultimately be traced back to the economic war between gold and the petrodollar.

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Because many Westerners firmly embrace the narrative they are constantly fed in Western media is to support “freedom” in Hong Kong, a narrative that is very easy to sell and market,and are completely unaware of the escalation of wanton violence and disruption of Hong Kong citizens’ lives in recent weeks, I have provided some links to a few videos regarding the escalation of the violence here, here and here, that I am sure are not being broadcast in the Western media. The elderly Hong Kong woman in this video certainly does not believe that the escalation of the protests into violence that is ushering in recession in Hong Kong and causing small businesses to go bankrupt represents a fight for “freedom”, and she berates the protestors for “los[ing] their minds” and failing to understand that destroying the national economy achieves the opposite goal of securing freedom, as it will only make Hong Kong the target of a “rescue” package from World Bank or IMF bankers that will surely contain austerity clauses that will enslave Hong Kong citizens to the bankers for decades into the future. Additionally, given the history of violence enacted by the US police state against Occupy Wall Street protestors that were largely peaceful when compared to the violent behavior of Hong Kong protestors, there is a great deal of hypocrisy among those that remained silent when State violence was enacted against peaceful US protestors but that are now voicing strong support of violent Hong Kong protestors that have beaten and bloodied anyone that disagrees with them, a behavior more aligned with totalitarianism than democratic principles, including stabbing and biting off the ears of their fellow citizens and even being brazen enough to violently attack Hong Kong policemen. For those incapable of critical thought, the usual response to hypocrisy is not to acknowledge it, but to point out China’s history of repugnant human rights violations. While criticisms of China’s history of human rights atrocities are well documented and warranted, the argument of using past wrongs to justify a wrong view of a current situation is not. Arguing that Hong Kong protestors simply want their autonomy and want continuation of their one country, two policies rule of law and completely dismissing statements issued by top Chinese government officials that granting these rights to Hong Kong citizens was critical to the economic future of both regions to argue that China is trying to suppress the freedom of Hong Kong citizens when all the evidence points to the opposite displays a complete void of critical thought. A similar analogy would be to conclude that any massive uprising in Germany in which German protestors stabbed and bloodied fellow German citizens and German cops must pin the blame for the economic destruction of Germany on the German government given Germany’s repugnant historical period of Nazism. Every nation in the world has a government that has committed morally repugnant atrocities, but such atrocities should not color everything that nation’s government does in the present as automatically wrong, especially given contradictory evidence.

In fact, recent history informs us that the type, depth and breadth of violent protest that is still happening in Hong Kong would never have been allowed to persist for as long in America, especially if civilians had violently attacked police officers with weapons, as has been the case in Hong Kong. While numerous reports of Hong Kong police behaving violently towards protestors exist as well, as one can quite easily locate videos in which police officers have pepper sprayed peaceful journalists clearly marked with “press” designations, the one conclusion that requires no speculation, if you watched the above linked videos, is that there is no way that the violence that regularly mark the Hong Kong protests would have been allowed to persist for such a long period of time in America. Simply watch this video of the reaction of NYPD to Occupy Wall Street protestors after the 2008 financial crisis, in which New York police officers penned and maced American protestors that were doing nothing but standing on the sidewalk in complete peaceful protest. Further consider that when the peaceful OWS protestors started committing vandalism, that police quickly stepped up their aggression to violently crush the protests, and that from start to finish, the OWS protest was ended within eight weeks. Compare the response of American cops to OWS protestors to the response of China to violent attacks committed by protestors against citizens and cops in Hong Kong, which is still ongoing after twenty weeks, and the narrative that China is an evil entity in this matter intent on crushing the desired freedom of Hong Kong protestors with an iron fist is confusing to say the least. If this were the case, than why have the protests lasted nearly three times longer than similar protests lasted in America, and why have the Chinese not already sent their military to Hong Kong to force the protests to end months ago? If the Chinese sent their troops to crush the protests after one week, then I would be willing to concede this point. Instead, once could feasibly argue that up to this point, the violence of police executed against peaceful US protestors during the Occupy Wall Street movement has been worse (perhaps even encouraged by multi-million dollar donations, aka bribes, provided by Wall Street bankers), as it compelled an active duty US soldier to berate New York police officers for attacking unarmed protestors. Thus far, I have only seen videos of Hong Kong police attacking violent protestors.

Furthermore, once you understand that the escalation of the Hong Kong protests may have its roots in an economic war between gold and the petrodollar, and that the escalating violence serves the continued rule of the petrodollar, then one can understand that Hong Kong protestors are likely being played like pawns in a larger international banking chess game. In fact, I believe that most young Hong Kong protestors believe that they are fighting for their freedom, as most do not identify as Chinese but as “Hong Kongers”, while the older generation living in Hong Kong still predominantly identify themselves as Chinese. This finding is very interesting as well, as it would be similar to a Korean person relocating his family to Okinawa, and for his children to state that they are not Koreans but Okinawans or Japanese. If your parents or ancestors emigrated from mainland China, as is the case with most Hong Kong youth whose ancestors are Han Chinese from the former Chinese province of Canton, then moving to another region does not change your blood or ethnicity. Despite ancestral facts, some Hong Kong become so enraged of being informed of their ancestral roots that they violently attack anyone that simply informs them that they are Chineses too, as seen in this video. Such a response only illustrates how miseducated and misinformed many of the Hong Kong youth are, as well as its Western supporters, and exposes a movement that has existed for many years in Hong Kong to brainwash the youth into denying their own genetic makeup, for how can the parents of these Hong Kong youth state acknowledge their Chinese ancestry, but their own children deny that they are Chinese? Many Western supporters of the chaos and violence in Hong Kong have taken the moral high road and claim that they support it because it is a matter of openly declaring support for “freedom”, even though some of these prominent supporters remained silent when they had the opportunity to voice support for protestors truly fighting for freedom in their own nations, such as the protestors of Occupy Wall Street. Even though the movement was poorly organized, the mission to free Americans from the shackles of an oppressive Wall Street class was a true movement for freedom. I presume that some of the more outspoken Ameircan supporters of the Hong Kong protests who have no ostensible public record of ever supporting the OWS movement for freedom in America, like NBA Houston Rockets owner Daryl Morey, financial TV show host Jim Cramer, and US Senator Rick Scott, never offered any public support of the American public in their fight against financial crime due to their friendships and many relationships with the criminal class of Wall Street. From observing their actions, it’s easy to deduce that had any of the aforementioned men had significant financial interests in China, that they would have 100% remained silent in their criticism of China as well.

Even the rebuttals of lesser-known ardent Western supporters of the chaos in Hong Kong to the challenge that their knowledge of the situation extends no further than the disinformation they have read in Western media simply proves their lack of understanding of the real situation. For example, some supporters of the Hong Kong protests are about freedom narrative quickly fall back on the sophomoric, poorly constructed argument that any protest that attracts 1 to 2 million people cannot be a protest instigated by foreign intervention and therefore must be about issues of freedom. That argument can easily be countered by complete lack of any supporting evidence to these numbers. Though these massive numbers were reported by Western media like the New York Times and CBS News with accompanying photos as “proof” of the numbers, there are only a few thousand people to at most, tens of thousands of people, visible in all protest photos printed by media that published undocumented claims of one to two million protestors. Simple counterchecking of figures claimed by Western media and provided by protestor organizers, which is supposed to be a standard practice of anyone with journalistic integrity, would have uncovered vastly smaller estimates of protestor participants from people in Hong Kong that were actually on the ground and covering the protests. All of the estimates compiled by people on the ground clocked in at 300,000 to 400,000 protestors on the days the Western media were reported up to 2 million protestors. While certainly a large number, it still is six times less than figures reported by protest organizers and Western media. Furthermore, the entire population of Hong Kong between the ages of 15 to 54 is less than 4 million, a figure that translates into more than 50% of the entire Hong Kong population participating in the protests if we assume that the levels of children and senior citizen participation were negligible. Maybe I’m just being skeptical, but I highly doubt that half of the entire Hong Kong population between the ages of 15 and 54 participated in some of these protests. Lastly, the entire point of this article never disputes that the protests originated from worries of increasing Chinese government control over the Hong Kong region, though I also have some questions regarding this matter as well, but rather disputes that the protests were not taken over by foreign interest to use the protestors, and their Western supporters as pawns in the East West economic was between physical gold and the US dollar. The point at which I believe that the direction of the protests were likely to have been usurped by foreign agents is when widespread vandalism and destruction of business shops and subway stations started occurring, as all of this mayhem was instigated by the much younger demographic and did not include any of the older demographic that participated in the much larger peaceful protests.

Furthermore, just because Hong Kong youth may sincerely believe they are fighting for freedom, this does not mean that they cannot be used as pawns by far more powerful political interests to serve foreign interests and not the interests of Hong Kong. Recall that someone far more powerful than any Hong Kong protestor, a person that led military invasions in other nations, Smedley Butler, admitted that he was used as a pawn by his own country to secure economic interests when he was sold the illusion of fighting for democracy and freedom. Consequently, only a person with no, to limited ability, to think for oneself that needs the media to instruct him or her what to believe would claim that the Hong Kong youth leading the violent protests are well educated and well informed about their own history, and are disrupting the daily lives of Hong Kong adults with violence for their love of Hong Kong and its citizens. While the Fight Club narrative of “You want to make an omelet, you got to break some eggs” remains true, when the eggs being broken are the lives of the very people whom you claim to support, every person of intellect would start questioning the official narrative being sold in the Western media. And for those that really want to get to the bottom of the possible likely links between the Hong Kong protests and the currency war between gold and the petrodollar, one would be well served by questioning “official” government narratives. Interestingly enough, much as there is a clear delineation of support versus opposition to the gold is money narrative as nearly all Asians believe that gold is money while the vast majority of Westerners do not believe that gold is money, I have also observed a very distinct demarcation in the opposition to the speculations I have presented in this article, with nearly all Asians willing to entertain the possibilities I have presented in this article and nearly all Westerners to whom with whom I have discussed this topic unwilling to view the Hong Kong protests as anything beyond a fight for freedom. Perhaps this distinct demarcation of opinion between East and West provides further support to the contention that the possibilities I have raised in this article may indeed be true.

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