I'd like to set up a hypothetical scenario here and get people's opinions about the possible outcomes and ramifications. This is actually a serious
question, about a real-world possibility, and real-world consequences.
Let's say some very indigenous native in a very remote and under developed part of a country was out subsistence hunting one day and found an
interesting rock. The hunter picks up the rock because it looks cool and brings it home to his family. His family loves the rock and they display it
inside their thatched hut for decades, maybe even generations.
One day a visitor from the outside (developed) world shows up, the visitor sees the rock and inquires about it. The native, thinking nothing
otherwise, tells the visitor all about the rock and where he found it. Soon, the visitor leaves and that's all the native ever hears about the
matter. UNTIL...one day the hunter tries to go hunting in the area where he found the rock, and suddenly the while area is completely off limits. It
has become a forbidden zone and no one is allowed to go anywhere near the place.
Over time the native see's people come and go from the remote area by helicopter, but because the area is a forbidden zone no one knows why or what
(NOTE - I'm going to abridge the story here to keep it short-er, and cut to the chase). ...
What the native found was some of the purest gold deposits on Earth. Deposits which contain even more gold than South Africa, the US and Canada
combined. A gold deposit tens of thousands times larger than has ever been mined in all the history of mining gold (or even known deposits yet to be
Governments, being what they are, eventually word of this gold deposit would get out, certainly to other governments at a minimum (through spies,
intelligence gathering or other method). Now the question would be what to do about all this gold. Should it be mined, or should it be kept
Once upon a time, the global economy was based on gold. We now know this is generally not the case today owing instead to "fiat currencies". But
fiat currencies are still based on the notion of value, and value is derived from things like gold and other precious commodities of value. They are
based on a concept of "trust" and the use of financial leveraging of debt to establish value. Yes, it's a different concept, but the fundamental
underpinning concept remains the same.
Now, back to the question about what to do with this gold. Key World leaders get together and agree that exploiting this gold has the potential to
disrupt the entire world economy. The concept of "value" would be turned on it's head. If the host country were allowed to exploit this gold they
could suddenly change the dynamics of economics across the globe. The country would quickly pay off all of its debts and flood the markets with gold
to the point it was worth nothing. Other economies would be reeling...until they found something else to base 'value' on.
(Note - Sidebar thought here - There are also some interesting parallels to the whole crypto-currency markets in this discussion also. For example,
the notion of "work" needing to be performed in order to establish "value" in bitcoin mining as an example. There are others too)
Pretty soon, the host country starts to get a little more aggressive about their gold and threatens to mine it anyway. The other superpowers of the
world threaten them back with apocalyptic destruction if they do (i.e. nuclear war). And, much as the Cold War ended, there is a tenuous equilibrium
of "mutually assured destruction" established. The end result is...the gold will be kept secret from the world.
Geographically, the gold is in a location which is so remote, and so heavily controlled, that no person or group would ever discover it (and there are
places which fit this criteria). An international pact is established which agrees to keep the deposits secret for generations until a mutually
agreeable solution can be found about what to do with the gold which won't result in almost universal economic peril and ruin.
But what if this was real, and what if it has already happened? AND, what if it's been going on for decades without anyone knowing? But then...along
about the late 90's, technology comes along to give people a glimpse into places in the world they've never visited personally. Places they'd never
be able to visit. Suddenly the secret is at risk of being exposed, and there's a mad scramble to keep it under raps. Once again, TPTB prevail and
manage to use this same technology to pull the veil over their great secret...for a while anyway.
Now to the main question of the OP....
What do you think about the likelihood of such an arrangement were such a discovery to be made? In short, do you think it would go down like this?
If not, what do you think would be the outcome...and the mechanics/impact of the economics as a result?
P.S. - I have very good reason to believe this has already happened. I've spent nearly 17 years researching it, and I'm not joking around either.
Note: No UFO's here, no magical powers, no gods or ghosts...just a great big, in-measurable, amount of gold, the very thing which established the
concept of modern day currencies which were originally backed by gold, and then leveraged with fiat currencies. The basis of the departure from the
barter system, transportable "value".
What do you think?
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