Monday, December 27, 2010

How the WTC Demolitions Were Set Up

Tuesday, December 28th, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon - 1 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org, to be archived here a few hours after broadcast...

Guest: Evelien Gilbert (check out her blog!), SFX engineer/modelmaker. "My interest in 3d software was based on having to make models and move objects in the real world to be filmed and used in a virtual world."

Evelien recently sent Richard Gage and me a paper, still in the beta stage, entitled "Demolition sequences and the willful suspension of disbelief: Analyzing the 911 storyboard." Below are some excerpts:

Introduction:

When the events of 911 took place I was working as a Special Effects model maker and engineer in Europe. Together with my husband I owned a small Special Effects company with max. 15 employees at times and as such was very involved with the analysis and translation of literally hundreds of story boards. Storyboards are a series of little drawings showing key frames in a film in order to tell the intended story to prospective clients, film crew etc. ...

This paper attempts to analyze the events of 911 from a SFX professional point of view based on 18 years of experience in storyboard analysis, real world Special Effects preparation and film experience...

1. The demolition sequences of 911 were based a story board.

The sequence of events after the artist conceives of an idea like this is as follows:
Idea
a. Storyboard drawing attention to key frames. (setting up the storyline)
b. Analysis by SFX team
c. Translation into real world possibilities
d. Preparation
e. Execution on film set, in theatre or as the case may be in New York and Washington

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2. The preparation of the demolition sequences of the three towers was done with software I believe to have been available before 2001 reducing the need for huge numbers of planners and making a number of different demolition sequences available on the day itself...

Blastcode is a software package advertised curiously enough as a module for Maya specialised in the virtual simulation of demolitions and destruction sequences for clients as diverse as: Motion picture, Broadcasting, Video game, Military and defence industries. It's tagline is: Destruction at your finger tips!

I don't know when Blastcode was conceived and it only was presented to the civilian world in 2004 but that does not mean that the software wasn't in existence before that day...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christopher Bollyn, Monfils Conspiracy on TJ Radio!


Truth Jihad Radio Sat. 12/18/10, 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

First hour: Christopher Bollyn, author of Solving 9/11 - the most comprehensive book on Israeli involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Christopher Bollyn has just made public new evidence concerning the destruction of 9/11 evidence. He writes:

I look forward to discussing the destruction of the steel from the World Trade Center on Saturday, December 18. I am sending you the following information so that you understand the basics of what I will be talking about. To understand the Mossad role in the destruction of the steel from the WTC is to understand a very crucial part of the 9/11 crime. I posted a piece that discusses the Mossadniks who ran the international trading network at Hugo Neu Schnitzer. These two Mossad punks, Nathan Fruchter and Jehuda Saar, had worked for Marc Rich at Glencore AG and other companies he ran in Stamford, Connecticut since the mid-1990s. Hugo Neu is the company that recycled much of the steel from the World Trade Center by sending it to Chinese mills where it was melted. The article is here> http://www.bollyn.com/wikileaks-and-the-911-crime-gang There is much more to Hugo Neu's connection to the Mossad. Hugo Neu, which was created by the current owner's father, who was originally working with Walter Rothschild and Meno Lippauer when they all came from Germany, is an investor in this Mossad venture capital fund: AquaAgroFund http://www.aquagrofund.com/Investors.aspx#HugoNeu One of the managing partners of the AquaAgroFund is Nir Belzer, who is co-founder of the Millenium Material Technologies Funds. http://www.aquagrofund.com/Team.aspx#Nir Which he founded with Oren Gafri, who specializes in military applications of thin coatings, exactly like what was used at the World Trade Center on 9/11 http://www.mmtfund.com/management.html I hope to be able to get the chapter on this subject written in the next few days.



Second hour: The Monfils Conspiracy author Denis Gullickson; framed-for-murder-then-exonerated Mike Piaskowski; and Cal Monfils, brother of murder victim Tom Monfils. (Note: I have devoted two shows to this topic, but this will be the first one with Cal Monfils, whose courage and sense of justice have led him to revisit the case of his brother's murder.)

Wisconsin has had its share of miscarriages of justice. Take Joe McCarthy's anti-leftist witch-hunts...or the case of a certain University of Wisconsin instructor forced out by a crackpot state legislator for speaking the truth about 9/11 -- a truth that nobody in either the legislature or the entire University of Wisconsin system is willing to challenge in a free and fair debate, but which remains politically "unspeakable" in the land of fearless sifting and winnowing.

Okay, so I thought I had it bad...until I read The Monfils Conspiracy: The Conviction of Six Innocent Men. This book shows how six innocent workers at Green Bay's James River Paper Mill were falsely convicted of murder in a surreal, witch-hunt-style mass trial back in 1995. Five of them are still rotting in jail for the crime of refusing to lie at the behest of out-of-control cops and prosecutors. The sixth, Mike Piaskowski, was exonerated and released in 2001, and will (I hope) be appearing on the show, along with Monfils Conspiracy author Denis Gullickson.

If you've seen The Thin Blue Line, or studied the frame-ups of Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, and/or the alleged 9/11 hijackers, you know how the innocent can be painted as guilty, and the guilty as innocent, based on emotionally-engaging stories fed to or latched onto by investigators, prosecutors, the media, and/or the public...no matter how ridiculous the story, and no matter how wildly it clashes with the facts. The Monfils Conspiracy documents that this is precisely what happened to Dale Basten, Mike Hern, Mike Johnson, Keith Kutska, Ray Moore, and Mike "Mike Pie" Piaskowski: The cops started with a good story, to which they immediately became emotionally attached; and they subsequently bulldogged that story into six false convictions in the teeth of overwhelming countervailing evidence. We need to study these cases and learn from them to counteract our natural tendency to make this kind of mistake. And above all, we need to get these five guys out of prison.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Does Islam Discriminate in Favor of Women?

Note: This show was postponed due to technical problems at NoLiesRadio. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 21st, 9-10 a.m. Pacific.

Tuesday, December 14th (rescheduled for the 21st) , 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon - 1 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org, to be archived here a few hours after broadcast...

Abdul Rahman Mojahed, author of Superior Woman, Inferior Man in Islam argues that the fair sex gets more than a fair deal in Islam - it's the men who ought to be complaining ; - )

Does this partly explain why women are converting to Islam even faster than men?

If you're thinking of marrying a Muslima, insist on full disclosure concerning rights and responsibilities. Here's what she may tell you: "First, you're going to have to give me a mahr - a bridal gift, a.k.a. dowry. In our middle-class social circles a mere $10,000 or $20,000 should suffice. Then you'll need to put on a wedding that lasts for a week and feeds most of the city - that's another 30 or 40 k. Once we're married, you will be expected to support me and our children in the style to which we are accustomed. I will have the right to work and to earn or inherit as much of my own money as I want, but I won't be obliged to pay a penny to support the household - you'll have to do that. If I choose not to work - and frankly, I would rather hang out with my friends, and do some cooking and housework, than slave away in an office or at Wal-Mart - I have the right to stay home and be taken care of. As a Muslim man, you will be expected to lower your gaze and not look at other women. You'll have to serve me, protect me, and treat me kindly and lovingly at all times. You'll have to run to the store whenever I ask you, and --"

"Wait a minute, habibati! What's in this for us guys?"

"Under Islam, you are absolutely prohibited from even looking - much less enjoying - unless you are married."

"Uh...okay, let's hurry up and set that wedding date!"

Does this sound like a system that benefits men and oppresses women?! So how come Westerners have it backward?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Truth Jihad Radio exclusive: "A person in my family was involved in 9/11"

Truth Jihad Radio Sat. 12/11/10, 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

Why can't Wikileaks, with all its amazing resources, break any 9/11 stories? It's not like it's all that hard. This Saturday, 12/11/10, I'll be breaking two!

Rushing in where Assange fears to tread, I will be interviewing two people who have had to live with the emotionally devastating reality of knowing that people they are/were close to are 9/11 criminals.

My first hour guest, Witness #1, says it flat-out: "A person in my family was involved in 9/11."

[Note: The scheduled first-hour guest did not appear. We are trying to reschedule.)

My second-hour guest, Witness #2, was shocked and traumatized upon learning of smoking-gun evidence that former colleagues were involved in the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center.

I have met both of these people in person. Both are unusually well-educated (they've done doctoral work) and palpably sincere. Both have been devastated by the knowledge that people they were close to are 9/11-complicit. Both have been hesitant to come forward for various reasons, including concern for their own safety. (I will be discussing matters with one of these witnesses that, not long ago, s/he begged me not to discuss publicly: "You want to get me killed?" As for the other witness, this will be his/her first-ever public statement.)

Those who would prefer that this information not be aired should know that it is already in the hands of several people, and that any action taken against either of my radio guests would only serve to publicize it and underline its veracity.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day Special! Thomas Kimmel on the KB Show, ONE HOUR EARLY!


Tuesday, December 7th, 8-9 a.m. Pacific (11 a.m. - noon Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org, to be archived here a few hours after broadcast...

Thomas Kimmel has taken up the fight to clear the name of his grandfather, Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. Admiral Kimmel, along with Gen. Walter Short, were set up as Pearl Harbor scapegoats by the murderous traitors - including President FD Roosevelt and ONI Lt. Commander Arthur McCollum - who orchestrated the Pearl Harbor butchery. In fact, Kimmel and Short were heroes. They were known as men of integrity, and were therefore left out of the loop of traitors who were scheming to sacrifice American lives in order to drag the American people into a war they wanted no part of.

The truth is fully-documented in Robert Stinnett's Day of Deceit: McCollum and FDR implemented an eight-point plan to force the Japanese to attack, closely monitored Japanese preparations for the "surprise" attack on Pearl harbor, knew exactly when and where the attack was coming, and intentionally placed thousands of defenseless sailors in harm's way. The Pearl Harbor massacre was a classic war-trigger event designed to enrage U.S. public opinion - which was running 85% against US entry into WWII - and allow Roosevelt to bring America into the global mass slaughter of more than 60 million innocent people. A viler act of treason and homicide could hardly be imagined.

And yet it not only was imagined - it was implemented. Pearl Harbor high treason set a precedent for the even more treasonous Zionist neocons, who arranged the 9/11 inside job as a "New Pearl Harbor" designed to launch a permanent US war on Islam for Israel. (For some brand-new details about how it was done, check out Gordon Duff's interview with an insider.)

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from my book Questioning the War on Terror:

The Straussian neocon big-liars see themselves as “architects of
the lores and legends of society.”54

Are they the architects of the house (or cage) we now inhabit,
the War on Terror—the collection of lores and legends around
which our post-9/11 political life revolves?

A key War on Terror architect is Philip Zelikow, the main author
of the 9/11 Commission Report. Zelikow describes himself as a
specialist in “the construction and maintenance of public myths”
which he describes as “beliefs (1) thought to be true (although
not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared
in common with the relevant political community.” Zelikow is
especially interested in “’searing’ or ‘molding’ events that take
on ‘transcendent’ importance and, therefore, retain their power
even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene.”55 He
co-authored a 1998 article in Foreign Affairs analyzing the likely
political, psychological, and cultural reaction to a massive Pearl
Harbor-style terrorist event such as the destruction of the World
Trade Center.56 How did he foresee the near future so accurately?
And why was a man with such a background, whose apparent
foreknowledge made him a potential suspect, put in charge of the
investigation?

Other key neocon War on Terror architects include Paul
Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Douglas Feith, Scooter
Libby, and Donald Rumsfeld—all members of Project for the New
American Century (PNAC), which called for a “New Pearl Harbor”
in a document issued in September, 2000. They insisted in that
document that the U.S. needed to drastically increase its military
budget, launch wars of aggression (euphemistically referred
to as “pre-emptive” wars) in the Middle East, remove Saddam
Hussein from power in Iraq, and adapt an aggressive new imperial
strategy. “The process of transformation is likely to be a long one,”
they wrote one year before 9/11, “absent some cataclysmic and
catalyzing event—like a New Pearl Harbor.”57
Was 9/11 a “New Pearl Harbor”?

Many scholars believe that President Franklin D. Roosevelt lied
about the alleged surprise attack on Pearl Harbor—and that the lie
was a justifiable “noble lie.” Before Pearl Harbor, American public
opinion was overwhelmingly against U.S. entry into the war. Pearl
Harbor, some believe, made it possible for the U.S.A. to defeat
Hitler. Did Roosevelt manipulate the Japanese with an eight-point
plan to force Japan to strike first so as to enrage the American
people and allow U.S. entry into the war? Did he know about the
attack beforehand and intentionally fail to prevent it? Did he make
it happen on purpose by way of the eight-point plan?58

Paul Wolfowitz, a student of Strauss and leading neocon
geopolitical strategist, has long been fascinated by the immense
strategic value of Pearl Harbor, which mobilized America for total
war. Wolfowitz has exhibited a lifelong obsession with a remark by
Albert Speer to the effect that if Germany had been blessed with a
Pearl Harbor it would have won World War II.59

If the official myth of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack is a lie, is
it a noble lie? Wolfwitz, and the other cult followers of Leo Strauss,
would undoubtedly say so.

The popular myth of the dastardly Japanese surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor, and the heroic American response, transformed
Americans’ understanding of themselves and their role in the
world. Before Pearl Harbor, Americans agreed that there should be
no standing army, and that George Washington’s foreign policy of
neutrality, non-alignment, and non-involvment in foreign quarrels
was the American way.60 That is why, on the eve of Pearl Harbor,
85% of Americans opposed entering World War II.

After Pearl Harbor, Americans accepted their new role as the
world’s policeman (some would say the world’s biggest bully).
A gigantic military-industrial complex mushroomed, and more
noble lies were told to gain the people’s consent. The negligible
military threat to the U.S. posed by the Soviet Union was wildly
exaggerated in order to pump up the military budget, and the
memory of the alleged sneak attack at Pearl Harbor fed Americans’
sense of vulnerability. In this way, an aggressive imperial strategy
was made to appear defensive. While pretending to be a purely
defensive power, the U.S. regularly threatened other nations with
the use of nuclear weapons.61 It launched illegal, unconstitutional
attacks on dozens of nations that posed no threat whatsoever, killing
millions of innocent people in the process in what one scholar of
U.S. empire, William Blum, has called “the American holocaust.”62

The Pearl Harbor myth changed history. It turned the U.S.A.
from a peace-loving nation into the world’s biggest and most
aggressive military empire. How did it exert such immense power?

To find out, the U.S. military hired anthropologist Bob
Deutch, one of the world’s leading experts in using focus
groups to understand and manipulate irrational popular beliefs.
Deutch discovered that Pearl Harbor shattered Americans’ sense
of invulnerability: “Because Japan disrupted America’s selfmythology
of being invincible, the nation would never be forgiven
in the irrational American sentiment.”63 Could those who hired
Deutch have concluded that a new Pearl Harbor, blamed on Arab
Muslims, could provide the kind of “searing or moulding event”
that would convince the American public to mobilize for wars on
behalf of oil and Israel?

Deutch discovered that at the deep psychological level, the
American public, like members of the Hells Angels motorcycle
gang, engages in aggression as a defense against a sense of
vulnerability and loss: “They are protecting themselves. That’s
what their core story is about. Images are created to defend loss,
not maximize gain.”64

Another U.S. military psychological expert, S.L.A. Marshall,
discovered just how fundamentally defensive and non-aggressive
human nature really is, and how powerfully people must be
psychologically manipulated if they are to go to war. After an
exhaustive study of that vast majority U.S. infantrymen and airmen
who, during World War II, covertly refused to kill, Marshall wrote
that “the average and healthy individual...has such an inner and
usually unrealized resistance towards killing a fellow man that he
will not of his own volition take life if it is possible to turn away
from that responsibility...At the vital point (the soldier) becomes
a conscientious objector.”65

Normal human beings only kill when
under direct threat and extreme duress, as a fear-and-anger-inspired
defensive response to an aggressor. To motivate a nation to engage
in military aggression—mass killing abroad—the people must be
brainwashed into believing that they are under attack.

Zbigniew Brezezinski, a leading U.S. foreign policy strategist,
notes that the U.S. public’s attitude toward the “external projection
of American power” is “ambivalent” and depends on the sort of fear
and vulnerability awakened by Pearl Harbor: “The public supported
America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock
effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.”66

Brezezinski’s useof the term “shock effect” recalls the thesis of Naomi Klein’s
The Shock Doctrine.67 According to Klein, individuals and even
whole societies can be forced to accept radical, unpleasant changes
by way of sudden shocks engineered, or taken advantage of, by
unscrupulous elites.

Brezezinski seemed to be calling for a shocking event like
9/11 and the War on Terror it spawned, when he wrote in 1997:
“Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multicultural
society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on
foreign policy issues, except in the circumstances of a truly massive
and widely perceived direct external threat.”68

Hollywood, like Brezezinski, seemed to be preparing the
American public for 9/11. The run-up to 9/11 saw a rash of patriotic,
militaristic, apocalyptic films including the 135 million dollar
flop, Pearl Harbor.69 Most American-made action films feature an
American hero who is threatened by an evil foreigner, and whose
self-defense unfolds into extreme aggression that the audience is
taught to accept as legitimate. A grossly disproportionate number
of Hollywood’s evil foreigners are Arab or Muslim, including in
pre-9/11 films.70 Is this because Hollywood was founded as, and
remains, a Jewish enclave with a strong pro-Israeli bias? Or is it
because 80% of the world’s sweet, easily-extracted oil lies under
Arab and Muslim sand, even as an age of energy scarcity looms?71

Did 9/11 function as a “new Pearl Harbor” that mobilized
Americans for a aggressive war, disguised as a defensive one,
against Arab and Muslim countries? T.H. Meyer has called
attention to Donald Rumsfeld’s bizarre Pearl Harbor propaganda
campaign that had begun even before the Bush Administration
took office.72 Rumsfeld spent 2000 and 2001 carrying around
extra copies of Roberta Wohlstetter’s Pearl Harbor: Warning and
Decision, praising the book to the skies, and offering free copies to
journalists. (Wohlstetter’s hawkish Zionist husband Albert, named
in his obituary “the world’s most influential unknown figure of the
past half century,” was Wolfowitz’s mentor and Richard Perle’s
father-in-law.)73 Roberta Wohlstetter’s Pearl Harbor book, while
it ostensibly supports the official myth that Pearl Harbor was a
perfidious surprise attack, includes enough information to the
contrary to enlighten the discerning reader to the unspeakable
but implicitly acknowledged truth: The Roosevelt Administration
provoked the attacks, knew they were coming, and left thousands
of sailors in harm’s way as an offering to the gods of war.
Wohlstetter’s book is a perfect illustration of neocon doublespeak:
Tell a vivid, simplistic, emotionally-charged lie to the masses
(“Perfidious surprise attack! Heroic purple-fury response!”) yet
include as a subtle subtext the unspeakable truth that only the elite
is smart enough to discern and strong enough to handle: Roosevelt
sacrificed thousands of American lives to the greater good of
getting the U.S. into the war.

Rumsfeld’s pre-9/11 Pearl Harbor precognitions were echoed
on 9/11 itself. On Air Force One, as Bush flew from Florida to
Nebraska, the event was already being framed as a new Pearl
Harbor.74 Senator Chuck Hegel and Henry Kissinger quickly
echoed the Pearl Harbor comparison. Brezezinski himself
pronounced: “It (9/11) is more murderous even than Pearl Harbor,
and the psychological impact is the same.”75 On the evening of
September 11th, 2001, George W. Bush reportedly confided to his
diary: “The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today.”76

Before the nano-thermite-laden dust77 that was all that was
left of the World Trade Center had cleared, the corporate media
were echoing the Pearl Harbor meme. Time Magazine wrote:
“What’s needed is a unified, unifying, Pearl Harbor sort of purple
American fury—a ruthless indignation that doesn’t leak away in
a week or two.”78 After 9/11 family members shamed a reluctant
administration into finally mounting an official investigation, the
9/11 Commission told us that 9/11 was just like Pearl Harbor
“except it wasn’t the Japanese, but it was al-Qaeda.”79

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TJ Radio Sat. Dec. 4th: Are the Banksters Killing America...or the World?

Truth Jihad Radio Sat. 12/4/10, 5-7 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

First hour: Peter Hebert, author of Mortgaged and Armed and the forthcoming Predator Nation. (See below.)

Second hour: 9/11 researcher and social credit advocate Dick Eastman, whose analysis of the Pentagon attack was a source for David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor (while anticipating and supporting the work of CIT and Barbara Honegger).

"Barbara Honegger has proven the false-flag, inside-job, provocateur, and false-victimhood establishing nature of the attack on the Pentagon. Her findings are as conclusive -- if not more so -- than my own -- yet she is one of the investigators that 'Big Truth' investigators avoid interviewing or featuring in documentaries, books or organized public forums. The best people in any field -- detective work, government, social science, history -- are always the ones that the big-mouths and the Big Truth organizers are directing you away from." - Dick Eastman




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From Peter Herbert's emails:

My third book, Predator Nation (late Spring 2011), is more complex than Mortgaged and Armed (July 4, 2010) and The Collapse of Home Prices and the Foreclosure Crisis (late Winter 2011). Predator Nation is financial and economic history and ties together the 1930s and 1940s with the present. The opening and concluding chapters are book ends that tie everything together and support my thesis - the strategic aspects of the financial sector's war and the corporation as the fifth column within the nation.

What is a sociopath? Someone with no feelings and incapable of an apology. Read the class action claims. Pick any business sector. It's the same. Almost always, there's no admission of wrongdoing. “Tell me, Clarice—have the lambs stopped screaming?"—Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs


...My areas of comfort and expertise are the Federalist Papers and the Constitution, mortgages, foreclosures, regulation, fraud, predation, class action claims, disinformation in the media, the corporation as sociopath, economics, and legislative malfeasance. I've read the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. There were no accidents or mistakes, never has been, never will be.

If Tea Party advocates understood the Federalist Papers and the Constitution, they would understand that elitist and mercantile interests usurped the states and individuals. They would understand that Watters v. Wachovia used preemption to crush the states and consumer groups and permitted nationally chartered banks the continued right prey on the vulnerable with no state recourse.

Financial capitalism, not capitalism, is the root of all the evils in America today. Financial capitalism creates and thrives on a synthetic economy. Real capitalism and a real cash based economy may have a slower economic growth, but stability is better than boom and bust. Only the debt-based, synthetic economies of the world are in trouble. Leave the 27 nations that make up the G-20, and visit the country side and small towns. Life is quite good. It's cash based. The material standard of living is lower, but the quality of life appears to be higher. Plenty of pregnant women, which is a signs of confidence in the future.

The current discussions of an asset backed currency are no different from the ones at the turn of the last century with William Jennings Bryan. Fiat money, contrary to what most believe, is not an intrinsic evil. The Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years on fiat money. What's the difference between then and now? The moral character of our leaders - they are worse than the "depraved" Romans. We are doing something similar to what the Byzantines did. The Byzantines required payment in solid gold, but paid out in gold plated coins. The modern day equivalent is what we are now doing with our monetary policy and low rates in order to export our depression. We are repaying Japan and China with dollars that are worth less than the dollars they purchased. This is a sophisticated fraud that masquerades behind the high sounding phrase of "monetary policy." We came off the Bretton Woods international gold standard, because we were over the credit limit due to the cost of the Vietnam War. If you want to blame anyone for America being the hammer of the earth, blame Japan, China, and the Arab world for funding these wars by purchasing U.S. Treasuries. An "elastic" currency, or fiat money, permits the government to become stupid drunk with money for wars and programs even when the tax revenues are not there. This translates into a devaluation of the currency - inflation that has nothing to do with supply and demand as taught in the academic text books. Be ye forewarned - a gold standard only benefits the affluent with assets, not the struggling masses. But, a gold standard, or any standard, tethers fiscal spending and protects the value of a currency so that it can serve as a store house of value for labor, goods, and service.