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The NESARA Scam: White Knights, Dark Forces and Endless Prosperity


A few weeks ago, I wrote an in-depth post on the Iraqi dinar revalue scam. The "RV" is a fraudulent investment that shills worthless (yet extremely expensive) Iraqi currency based on the vain hope that the US Government/IMF/Globalist Controllers will magically revalue it back to its Saddam-era value of over $3 to the dinar — or even more. The theory is that revaluing would make the scam victims who hold millions of dinars rich, ushering in a more equal and just society. Or something.


Researching the dinar scam took me on a number of entertaining tangents that weren't germane to the initial blog post, but were interesting all the same. One was a scam with the same mountains of gibberish, the same promises of prosperity and the same stalling when said prosperity fails to appear.

 ディナール詐欺の研究をしていると、最初のブログ記事とは関係ないが、面白いことに「いくつもの話」が出てくるようになった。1つは、同じ「山のようにある失言をする詐欺」でした。相変わらずの栄枯盛衰の物語。 そして、その繁栄が現れない時には、同じように時間稼ぎを繰り返す。

It's called NESARA, and one might see it as the forerunner to the RV scam. Both have a dense, complex mythology, but in the end are based on getting money from people in exchange for a piece of the vast riches that are coming ANY DAY NOW!! NESARA blends new age hokum, alien mythology, sovereign citizen nonsense, prosperity gospel and 9/11 trutherism to create a dense web of weirdness. And true to form with most conspiracy theories, it's based on a real thing, but taken in a direction far from what that thing actually is.


In the real world, NESARA stood for "National Economic Security and Recovery Act." It's a set of monetary reforms and tax law restructuring written by engineer and teacher Harvey Francis Barnard in the 1980's, and printed in his book Draining the Swamp. Barnard imagined a massively overhauled US financial system that would abolish the Federal Reserve, ban interest on compound loans, forgive consumer debt, re-peg the dollar to the gold standard and remove the current income tax in favor of a national sales tax. This would revitalize our economy, double our standard of living and free people from the burden of debt, which Barnard considered to be the greatest of all social ills.

 現実の世界では、NESARA(ネサラ)は「National Economic Security and Recovery Act(国家経済安全保障回復法)」の略でした。 これは、1980年代にエンジニア兼教師のハーベイ・フランシス・バーナードによって書かれ、彼の著書 『Draining the Swamp』に印刷された一連の通貨改革と税法の再編です。 バーナードは、連邦準備制度を廃止し、複合ローンの利子を禁止し、消費者債務を許し、ドルを金本位制に再ペグし、現在の所得税を撤廃して国の消費税を支持する、大幅に見直された米国の金融システムを想像しました。 これは私たちの経済を活性化し、私たちの生活水準を2倍にし、バーナードが「すべての社会的病理の中で最大である」と考えた「債務の負担」から人々を解放します。

Barnard printed 1,000 copies of his proposal and sent them to every member of Congress, believing it would quickly be passed into law. It was not, and has never even been introduced into any legislative session. After about a decade of trying, Barnard published the text online for free in the public domain.


Of course, this isn't the NESARA that conspiracy theorists have latched on to.


When Barnard made NESARA freely available in 2000, it became an instant hit with the nascent internet conspiracy movement. One of the people who became enraptured was Shaini Goodwin, herself a victim of a scam called the Omega Trust. Omega was a scheme put together by grifter Clyde Hood, selling "prime European bank notes" repackaged as "Omega Units." One Unit could be bought for as little as $100 and return a profit of up 12 million dollars after it "rolled over." Incidentally, these are the same ludicrous returns promised by the Iraqi dinar scam.

 バーナード氏が2000年にNESARAを自由に利用できるようにしたとき、それは「インターネットの陰謀論運動の新興勢力の間で瞬く間にヒット」しました。夢中になった人々の一人が「オメガ・トラスト」と呼ばれる詐欺の被害者であるシャイニ・グッドウィンであった。オメガは詐欺師のクライド・フッドが仕組んだ詐欺で、"オメガ・ユニット "として再パッケージされた "ヨーロッパのプライム紙幣 "を販売していました。1つのユニットは 100ドルで買えました それが "ロールオーバー "した後、最大1200万ドルの利益を投資者に返しました。ちなみに、これらは、イラクディナール詐欺で約束されたのと同じおかしな利益です。

Needless to say, none of the gibberish Hood invented actually existed, and by 2000, the Federal government was closing in on him and his scheme. In the meantime, Hood's followers were getting desperate for information on their prosperity units. So into this money-shaped hole stepped Shaini Goodwin, an Omega "investor" with a complex personal history of bankruptcies, unpaid taxes (owing to the IRS being an illegal scheme) and New Age beliefs. Goodwin didn't just sink money into Omega, she became its head cheerleader, propaganda minister and chief evangelist.


Under the screen name "Dove of Oneness" she posted an unstoppable flow of Omega updates, promising investors that their "deliveries" would be happening any time. When they didn't, she stalled with pronouncements of a conspiracy, a gag order, mysterious deaths and infighting at the highest levels of global control. She pitched a vision of the world where heroic "White Knights" were battling a "dark cabal" of banksters, with Omega and prosperity for all hanging in the balance. Again, almost exactly the same gibberish as the dinar scam.

 彼女は「ワンネスの鳩(Dove of Oneness)」というスクリーンネームで、オメガの更新を止められないほど投稿し、投資家達に「配分」がいつでも起こると約束しました。それが起こらない時、彼女は陰謀、箝口令、謎の死、世界的な支配の最高レベルでの内紛などを宣言して行き詰まりました。彼女は、英雄的な「ホワイトナイト(白い騎士)」が、オメガと全ての人の繁栄が均衡の中にぶら下がっている、銀行家の「暗黒の陰謀」と戦っている世界のビジョンを提示しました。またしても、ディナール詐欺とほとんど同じ戯言です。

Finally, in late 2000, Omega crumbled and Hood pled guilty to numerous federal indictments, going to prison for 12 years. Sure enough, Goodwin had already shifted the subject of her news updates. She claimed Omega had been sunk by the same cabal keeping down another prosperity law, one that would usher in peace, wealth and power for the people who'd been kept down for so long.


It was NESARA. And, according to the Dove of Oneness, it had been passed in secret in 2000 by Bill Clinton, with a gag order promising death to anyone who spoke publicly of it. Dove's version of Harvey Barnard's pie-in-the-sky economic proposal was much weirder than the original, with all debt being cancelled out, new money being printed, universal peace being declared, taxes being outlawed and prosperity packets being given to all. Prayers were needed to make the law public — and, naturally, donations to the Dove would help greatly as well.


For much of 2001, Barnard and Dove sparred over NESARA, with Dove claiming Barnard was part of the cabal and Barnard claiming Dove was a deluded scam artist. Then, on September 11th, 2001, shortly after the worst attack on American soil, Dove posted what became her signature message:


"The three targets today were ALL connected to NESARA and the banking changes. I just learned that at 9:00 a.m. in New York this morning, there was an IMPORTANT banking activity set to be activated in the IMF international banking computer center in the World Trade Center! This was obviously WHY the World Trade Center was attacked TODAY at just before and after 9:00 a.m.! [...] The orders for these plane attacks came from U.S. citizens who are trying to stop our deliveries/funding and NESARA."

「今日の3つのターゲットはすべて、NESARAと銀行業界の変化に関連していました。今朝9:00 AMにニューヨークで、世界貿易センターIMF国際銀行コンピュータセンターで、重要な銀行業務が開始されることを知りました!これは明らかに世界貿易センターが今日9:00 AM前後に襲撃された理由です![...]これらの航空機攻撃は、我々の配達/資金調達とNESARAを止めようとしている米国市民から来た。

Dove's readership skyrocketed, and soon she had as many as 15,000 victims sending money to a drop box with her name on it. None of the people paying her for information on NESARA saw her as anything other than a high-level insider with a "special status" as a sovereign citizen, leading the White Knights in a battle against the dark forces. She was none of these things, but it didn't matter. The money came pouring in from desperate people looking for someone, anyone, to lead them out of financial darkness. If exposing NESARA and making its prosperity public would do the trick, so be it.


The next few years were busy for the Dove of Oneness. She got a business license. She begged for money. She did radio interviews about NESARA. She begged for money. She dolled out a bizarre mythology involving false flag attacks, the Illuminati, a flying saucer fleet, various aliens and astral planes. She begged for money. She orchestrated a letter writing campaign to the Supreme Court demanding "NESARA Now!" She bought rolling mobile billboards and had them drive around Washington proclaiming the virtue of NESARA. And she begged for money.

 その後の数年間は、ワンネスのダブにとって忙しい時期でした。彼女はビジネスライセンスを取得しました。彼女はお金のために物乞いをした。彼女はNESARAについてのラジオインタビューをした。彼女はお金を乞いました。彼女は、偽旗攻撃、イルミナティ、空飛ぶ円盤の艦隊、様々なエイリアンとアストラル機を含む奇妙な神話を披露した。彼女はお金を乞いました。彼女は、最高裁判所に「ネサラを今すぐ!」と要求する手紙を書くキャンペーンを指揮しました。彼女は、移動式の看板を買い、 ネサラの美徳を宣言して、 ワシントンの周りを走らせました。そして、彼女は、金を乞うた。

During the bulk of the Bush years, Dove's updates, warnings and pleas for support kept coming. Even after 2004, when Seattle reporter Sean Robertson blew the lid off Dove's history and penchant for making it up as she went along, the scam prospered. NESARA had never been passed and never would be passed, but still, the mythology grew, becoming so thick with nonsense that it's almost impossible to summarize.


Just like the dinar RV, NESARA prosperity was always just about to happen, and always held up by an unforeseen delay or element of the conspiracy. Dove's readership was small but vocal, and with the help of a few acolytes, she turned NESARA into a lucrative moneymaking scheme — doing so even after its creator  died in 2005.

 RV詐欺やディナール詐欺の時のように、「NESARAの(語る)繁栄」は常に起こりそうだったし、予期せぬ遅れや陰謀の要素によって常に妨げられていた。 グッドウィンの読者数は少なかったが声高であり、数人の侍者の助けを借りて、彼女はNESARAを儲かる金儲けの計画に変えました - その作成者が2005年に亡くなった後でもそうしました。

Then, just like Omega before it, the complaints started coming. In 2007, Dove was investigated by the IRS and state of Washington for defrauding an elderly woman in San Francisco of "at least" $10,000. Other complaints were filed. NESARA began to fade away as other scams rose up to take its place.


Finally, in 2010, still fighting liens from the IRS and living in her mother's mobile home, Shaini Goodwin passed from this earthly plane, more or less ending the NESARA scam. It still lives on in scattered blog postings, but all most the truest of believers have moved on. Dove's website went down, and most of the postings and articles about NESARA are buried in dark corners of the internet wayback machine.


The lesson I took from all of this is that, to paraphrase Led Zeppelin, the scam remains the same. Clyde Hood died in prison in 2012, and Goodwin two years before, but their work lives on. Though Omega, NESARA and the RV are different in their contexts, they're exactly alike in what they seek to do: trade small amounts of money now for vast amounts of money later. Of course, "later" never comes, but through constant shilling, fake updates and proselytizing, hope stays alive. It will be the same with whatever scam takes the place of the dinar, and whatever comes after that, and after that. There's always going to be someone offering something for nothing, and there are always going to be eager to grab hold of that nothing, even if it costs them everything.

 ここから得た教訓は、Led Zeppelinの言葉を借りれば、詐欺は相変わらず同じだということだ。クライド・フッドは2012年に刑務所でグッドウィンはその二年前に亡くなりましたが彼らの仕事は続いています。Omega、NESARA、RVはそれぞれの文脈が異なりますが、その目的はまったく同じです。もちろん、「後で」は決して来ないが、絶え間ないシリング、偽のアップデート、改宗を通して、希望は生き続ける。どんな詐欺がディナールの代わりをするにしても、その後に何が起こるにしても、またその後に何が起こるにしても同じです。何かを無料で提供してくれる人は必ずいるし、たとえすべてのコストがかかっても、その何もを手に入れようとしない人も必ずいる。




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Led Zeppelin」の名曲である「The Song Remains The Same」を。



I had a dream, oh yeah

Crazy dream, oh ho


Anything I wanted to know

Any place I needed to go

Hear my song, yeah

People won't you listen now?

Sing along, oh

You don't know what you're missing now

Any little song that you know


Everything that's small has to grow

And it's gonna grow now, push, push, yeah