Dollars, rubles and global imperial strategy: The collapse of the Western empire and the rise of the BRICS

Russia began in March a decoupling from the US dollar and begins to end the reign of the petrodollar, and buy and sell oil and gas and other goods and services in Rubles. This is the body blow to the Washington-EU-corporate empire – along with greater Russian-Chinese-BRIC integration, and the forthcoming pipeline from Russia to China, making the West much less relevant and more peripheral globally, as power, production and markets move East and South. Washington and its cronies know this, and are fighting a rear-guard action to defend the crumbling empire and secure the continued dollar-dominance, but the US dollar hegemony, which is propping up the crumbling American-European-corporate empire, is about to collapse, just as the global economic balance of power has shifted, obviously and tectonically, over the past few decades, from the West and North, to the East and South.

The BRICS are rising, the West is sinking, and the world is changing. A desperate bid on the part of the Western oligarchs to maintain global dominance, has been escalating for some time, and getting extremely dangerous; but all empires fall to dust, sooner or later, and the writing is on the wall. The world is becoming a more polycentric place, and old orders are falling.

If none of this makes any sense, see my post on the “top 6 sources for reliable news and analysis” – because all of this should be as obvious and as plain as day, to anyone who even pretends to have the slightest clue as to what is going on in the world. Or better, see my newly published book, Enlightened Democracy: Visions For A New Millennium, now available through Amazon, for a very concise and readable overview of the current state of the world and what we can and must do about it.

The shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. It would be good to know what is going on, before it does.

The future is in our hands. And things are heating up, in more ways than one.

JTR,
April 16, 2014

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