Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh at the banksters. As I sit here today blogging for the next two weeks, enjoying a (GMO) turkey sandwich on fresh (GMO) bread made with wholesome (GMO) grains, slathered with mayonnaise made from (GMO) eggs from (GMO) chickens and topped with cheese from (GMO) cows' milk, I have to laugh.
Most regular readers here will know I've been covering the story of Germany wanting to audit its gold and, in some case, to repatriate all or a substantial portion of it. The move, however, began with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. No surprise there, or so we're told, since Mr. Chavez has been no friend of the USA or the West, and outrageously suggested that the Haiti and Chile earthquakes were artificially produced, and that the Western financial elites were involved. And, oh, by the way, we want our gold back.Well, according to the presstitutes in the western media, we could all laugh and hold our belly at Mr Chavez because he's obviously nuts, and a socialist, and not pro-US. Or so we're told.
Then came Germany, of course, which, after the USA, reputedly holds the world's second largest gold reserves. Now, in Germany's case, the calls began with the Germans themselves, and members of the German parliament and were, as to be expected, consistently rebuffed by the German central bank, the Bundesbank. As the Bundesbank's answers became increasingly obscure if not downright arrogant, the demands for audits and repatriation only grew in Germany.
Then came Ecuador, which, in the midst of its rather plucky refusal to turn international fugitive Julian Assange over to British authorities, decided that it too wanted its gold repatriated.
All this could be dismissed of course: Chavez was, well, Chavez, and Germany was just being....well, "German" again and not willing to bow before the masters of the universe in London and Wall Street. And Ecuador was, well, just insignificant.
But now comes another country, and one not easily ignored:
Admittedly, Brazil isn't telling the Bank of England or the New York Federal Reserve that it wants its gold audited, assayed, and repatriated. If it was doing that along with similar calls in Germany it would be sending shockwaves... But the move is deeply significant nonetheless, not only for the growing cooperation between Brazil, China, Russia, and India (it is after all, one of the Brics nations), but for the fact that it heralds yet another major nation and economy, firmly planted within western culture, is displaying a huge vote of no confidence in the financial system.T his signal, in other words, is in my opinion not just a financial one, but a geopolitical one; yet another major nation is showing increasing signs of a lack of confidence in the financial oligarchs of London and New York.
See you on the flip side.