Ron Paul Warns of Violence from Pending Dollar Crisis

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by WallStWhizKid, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Scary times ahead? Perhaps, if you take credence in what Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, says.

    Paul, who had a strong grassroots following during the 2008 presidential election, explained on Glenn Beck’s Sept. 30 radio program that perilous times lie ahead due to the Federal Reserve’s loose monetary policy. Host Glenn Beck asked how an Israeli strike against Iran might trigger problems with the American financial system.

    “What happens when Israel strikes Iran or Iran has the earth rays and we know that they now have a nuclear weapon, what happens to our financial system at that point?” Beck asked.

    The libertarian Paul maintained China would become the world’s financial heavyweight and they were already making preparations to be the world’s top dog.

    “I think the Chinese take over,” Paul said. “If there’s a real panic and oil shoots up to a couple of hundred bucks, the Chinese will dump their dollars. Chinese are maneuvering for this. The more we threaten Iran, the stronger the Chinese influence gets because they’re using the dollars that they have earned from us and saved, they have a trillion, and they are starting to buy up assets in Iran and build plants and get involved in their energy. So the whole thing is backfiring on us. We’re getting ready to put tougher sanctions on the Iranians and that will make things that much worse. It won’t help the dissidents in Iran. It’s going to cost us a lot of money, and there will be a bombing and that will be a big, big event. I think it will crash the dollar is what I think it would do.”

    And what does the country look like after the dollar crashes? Not good the Texas congressman said.

    “We think it was bad with the financial crisis,” Paul said. “When you have a dollar crisis, the whole thing quits functioning. The checks bounce and literally the federal government’s checks bounce if you have – if inflation goes up.”

    But the situation deteriorates even more Paul – with states leaving the union.

    “I think we’re going to have a de facto 10th Amendment, secession,” Paul said “People are just going to ignore the federal government because they won’t – and there’s, you know, a total loss of credibility.”

    Beck alluded to media charges and warnings from others that there would be violence and contended the right is being set up to take the fall for it.

    “Congressman Paul, the media and even [Rep.] Patrick Kennedy said this, we heard this from two people, Muammar Gaddafi and I believe the other one was Ahmadinejad that both spoke last week and they – we’re hearing it all the time that there’s going to be violence here in America, that people are targeting,” Beck said. “Basically everyone is going to blame this on the right, any kind of violence.”

    There would be violence, but not before a dollar crisis happens as some Democratic politicians and media personalities have warned, but afterward Paul said.

    “I think that there will be violence,” he explained. “I hope we don’t have to go through, you know, a very violent period of time, but that’s what happens too often when the government runs out of money and runs out of wealth, the people argue over, you know, a shrinking pie and, of course, the people who have to produce are sick and tired of producing.”
  2. violence of some kind is inevitable. where and who is the question. i would not like it to be in america with the gun laws. think what it will be like with the hicks looking for a fight. move abroad.
  3. Ron Paul is right about China. Americans sit around throwing insults and laughing while the Red Chinese go about their business buying up commodities, precious metals,oil, mining cos., etc. Underestimate them at your own peril.
  4. i've often wondered why they under estimate them. i am concerned if the chinese take over it wil be really strict and ruthless. i would not want them being the equivalent to what the americans are now. could you imagine what it would be like if the or should i say when the chinese are the main power in the world.

    also i don't think the americans will just sit and do nothing they will just start a war if they lose power economically. they have the army and would be willing to use them if they lost supremacy so it could be a war if it collapses.
  5. don't forget the russians they put a right on the oil in the arctic which could be problematic. i am also worried about them.
  6. I second that.
    Many Asians have the ability to focus on long term goals like we can't imagine.
    Notice their SAT scores and grades continually beat every other race?
  7. Threats of violence, doomsaying, racism. Typical ET.
    An Argentine-style crisis, which is what Paul is going on about, is impossible because of one simple thing: Argentina doesn't produce anything the world wants. The US does.
    Argentina doesn't have the world's strongest currency and get to borrow on it because it doesn't have the world's strongest economy.
    A simple thing really. Not exactly rocket science.
    As for Asians, I'll just say this: my son got into one of this country's best colleges without ever going to a special school to cram for the SAT or any other test.
    You can be a dullard and try to learn everything by rote in an attempt to guarantee yourself a good life, or you can live your life and enjoy while working hard and get the good life anyway, because the world can see through the dullards.
    Japan came and went. China has a better chance, but so what? Their prosperity doesn't threaten the US with poverty. And no totalitarian country has ever been able to beat out a democracy. I suppose there will always be a first time, but it's not really a bet you want to take. The odds are pretty long.
  8. jprad


    I remember hearing the same apocryphal threats in the '80s regarding Japan.

    "Remember, my son, that any man who is a bear on the future of this country will go broke."
    - J.P. Morgan
  9. There were not monster deficits and huge national debt in Morgan's time.

    At some point, those things cease being "handle-able", go parabolic, and lead to destruction and bankruptcy. How close are we to that? Too close for my comfort.
  10. jprad


    Rote scores are not proportional to innovation.
    #10     Oct 1, 2009