Derivative and gold expert Rob Kirby says the U.S. looks a lot like the run up to the fall of Rome more than 1,500 years ago. Kirby explains, “The parallels with what we are experiencing today are so clear and so much like what was happening in Rome as Rome was falling. Diversions were the way of the day, anything to divert people’s attention from the undermining of the empire. It was largely a financial debasement. Rome fell when they debased the currency. That’s the major factor behind the fall of the Roman Empire. It was the debasement of the currency, and we are seeing the same thing today. What’s at the heart of all these issues? What’s at the heart of all the trouble in the world right now? The world’s reserve currency has been debased to the point that it is going to go supernova. This is the whole illusion behind the strength of the dollar. The dollar isn’t getting stronger, just like stars aren’t going to have longevity when they go supernova. They get brighter and you might think the star is getting more viable when, in reality, the notion of it getting really bright before it goes supernova is exactly the opposite of the illusion of it getting brighter. It’s what happens just before it goes black and dies.”

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