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A currency is a living entity. It cannot be so easily identified through statistics alone. And the value of a currency is directly related to how many people use it.

If you have a Central Bank that is engaged in political ends (sanctions), then there is already discouragement from using the currency for international exchanges. If you have a poor bonds salesman in high office (someone pursuing America First policies), then you're going to further dissuade people from using the currency.

And even though you could potentially enforce the use of currency through the barrel end of a gun, if enough nations rebel then it's a moot point.

The problem with the US is that it has the Bretton Woods agreement and does not spend within its means in which to pursue the military industrial complex which has become exactly what Eisenhower warned the American people about. The United States is not engaged in profitable enterprises through security and defense alone and has bled out trillions of dollars in adventures in the Middle East with little to show for it.

I am in agreement with the original poster in that the US dollar and the Central Bank are on borrowed time, and the focus should be on what this nation's best course of action should be after the fact.
#15030031
Truth To Power wrote:That is nonsensical. Currency is not a person or group that could possibly steal. It's just a medium of exchange.

Storms can steal crops. Storms can destroy crops, stealing them from those who need them to eat. Just because something is not a person, does not mean that it cannot "steal." Currency can rob the hearts of fools, manipulating those fools to think that currency buys and steals their love.
Nonsense again. How could the mere existence of currency stop anyone from doing anything they wanted to do?

If one wanted to be a doctor, and they have no money for education.
It can have no such effect.

Money makes people corrupt. Money makes people's minds evil and immoral. Money can spoil and ruin one's consciousness.
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SSDR wrote:Storms can steal crops.

No, they can only destroy them.
Storms can destroy crops, stealing them from those who need them to eat.

That's not stealing.
Just because something is not a person, does not mean that it cannot "steal."

Well, crows and a few other animals can steal things, but they are at least animate. Mount Everest does not steal oxygen tanks.
Currency can rob the hearts of fools, manipulating those fools to think that currency buys and steals their love.

How romantic. But irrelevant.
If one wanted to be a doctor, and they have no money for education.

That has nothing to do with currency. What they lack is purchasing power.
Money makes people corrupt. Money makes people's minds evil and immoral. Money can spoil and ruin one's consciousness.

Greed does those things, not money or currency.
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Truth To Power wrote:No, they can only destroy them.

Currency destroys the reality of the hearts of the people. Currency destroys reality, true love, and real consciousness.
That's not stealing.

Taxes is not stealing.
Well, crows and a few other animals can steal things, but they are at least animate. Mount Everest does not steal oxygen tanks.

Socialism does not steal people. Socialism destroys social oppression, is that what you mean by stealing?
How romantic. But irrelevant.

Once the heart gains real consciousness, it can feel true romance.
That has nothing to do with currency. What they lack is purchasing power.

In socialism, "Purchasing Power" does not need to exist due to currency not existing.
Greed does those things, not money or currency.

Money and currency encourages people morally to be greedy.
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