The UFO/Fed Connection
April 1, 2021
Perhaps the aliens' keen interest in Earth's central bank magic and its potential for destruction
results from a wager.
You've probably noticed the recent uptick in UFO sightings and video recordings from aircraft of the extraordinary flight paths of these unidentified objects.
Perhaps it's not coincidence that UFO sightings are soaring at the same time as central banks pursue unprecedented monetary policies. Imagine having the power to destroy an entire planet's economy with a weapon that leaves the inhabitants and physical structures intact but vaporizes all the money. This weapon would be a monetary neutron bomb that crippled the planet with intangible force, leaving everything tangible untouched.
As author Arthur C. Clarke famously observed, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," and perhaps the aliens are intrigued by Earth's central bank magic. Consider Federal Reserve money-printing from the aliens' perspective:
1. Money buys tangible things.
2. Tangible things cannot be materialized out of thin air.
3. Money can be created out of thin air. (see chart of U.S. money supply below)
4. This Money conjured out of thin air can then buy tangible things.
5. Creating money out of thin air is thus equivalent to conjuring tangible things out of thin air.
No wonder the aliens are flitting about, trying to understand the Fed's magic. They certainly must be impressed with the arrogance of Earth's central bankers, for example European Central Bank (ECB) chief Christine Lagarde's bold claim to god-like powers: "Investors can challenge the ECB as much as they want."
This calls to mind a fictional Empire's claim to the ultimate power in the Universe. The infinite hubris of Earth's central bankers might well amuse the aliens, who likely have their own version of Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad with power.
The irony of central bank magic is also probably not lost on the aliens: as Earth's central bankers claim to be "saving the world" with their infinite hubris they are actually setting the fuse for the destruction of the planet's economy.
Perhaps the aliens' keen interest in Earth's central bank magic and its potential for destruction results from a wager akin to the Star Trek episode The Gamesters of Triskelion in which the god-like aliens place wagers such as Five thousand quatloos that the newcomers will have to be destroyed.
The aliens who've wagered central bank magic will ultimately fail and destroy the planet's economy are currently losing their bet, but the game is far from over. We can presume the aliens are playing the long game, while Earth's central bankers merely think they're playing the long game. Their delusions are of course part and parcel of their infinite hubris.
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare.
Ozymandias, via Paul C.)
'Our wills and fates do so contrary run, That our devices still are overthrown; Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own. " (Hamlet, 3.2.208) (via Daniel E.)
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