From the Author
History is written by the winners. - - - Napoleon
The U.S. Dollar is a paper currency. It is conjured from nothing and backed by nothing - and yet it is the reserve currency of the world.
History teaches that all paper currencies die. And as a paper currency, the Dollar will also die. But what does this mean, for each of us, and for the world? This is the question that has yet to be answered; for not in recorded history has the world ever experienced the death of the world's reserve currency!
This is the story of the Dollar's death. It's about the real world - the real world of banking and how it affects each of us in our daily lives. Unfortunately, the real world does not always lend itself to a simple plotline - and so this story is necessarily epic in scope.
The story has so far remained untold, and for several reasons:
· It pulls disparate subplots and events from a cross section of society, weaving them into a coherent whole. Most people may be aware of specific events from their own knowledge and experience; but may not tie in events from other (unseen) places.
· The story is about money and bankers. It is an arcane subject and considered by many to be either complex or boring.
· But the biggest reason this has not yet been told is that, with any war, the winners write the history books. And make no mistake. We are in a war - a war that's been fought nonstop for centuries. It is a war not just for power, or control, or territory . . . it is a war for humanity's soul. And so far, the bankers have been the 'winners'.
The story faithfully represents the events of history, while showing how the players (using fictional characters) may have created and/or dealt with these events. For example, circa 1650AD, the King of England really did confiscate personal wealth held by the Mint. Closer to home, JFK did indeed order the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam; and the U.S. Congress did indeed hold a closed session (circa March, 2008) where they talked about the destruction of the U.S. economy and how they would save themselves and their families. Further, the events surrounding the Liberty Dollar are a matter of recent history, and are shown by the various press releases contained herein.
Many books on money have been published. But they've generally recounted concepts and events in a sterile fashion. But what about the people? What about those who fought, lived, triumphed, and perished? . . . this is their story.
About the Author
A student of history and money, Dave has an extensive background in economics, monetary systems, rare coins, and precious metals. He works as a consultant and systems architect, and he lives in the mountains of Eastern Washington, in the service of his two cats.