"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity."
W. B. Yeats
The reason that there is a 'currency war' underway globally, and why there is increasing tension domestically, is not because of an envy for the Anglo-American one percent's way of life.
The reason is that the monetary system and the Western economies have gone off the rails with financialization and speculation, and there is a commensurate revulsion from it from those who are in a position to seek alternatives wherever they may.
This system is fragile, and will not cohere.
This is why the precious metals have spiked, and will contain to struggle against the very obvious financial repression that is being driven by the Banks. It is an exercise in the abuse of power and the corruption of governance.