A discussion of gold denotes wealth and fortune, but it also plunges us into shady stories of resentment, greed and death. The ‘Gold Rush’ began in January 1848, in Sacramento, California, which, at the time, was still a Mexican territory. That same year, Mexico and the United States signed a treaty to end the war in both nations, and the USA obtained territories that had previously belonged to Mexico, including New Mexico, Texas, California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Over the course of just seven years, more than 300,000 people reached California. Violence and hatred against Native Americans ended in genocide. The indigenous population dropped from 150,000 to 30,000, in just 25 years. They suffered hunger, diseases and attacks.
With the development of global trade, industrialised countries sought ways to standardise transactions and create a global market. The gold standard was adopted, in response to these needs. Congress created the Federal Reserve in 1913, as a way of stabilising the value of gold and the currency. However, in 1971, the gold standard was abandoned, and it is clear that the different gold reserves each country once had, have disappeared over time. Is it possible that this gold has been collected by the Illuminati, Bilderberg and members of the 20 top families that rule the world? Fort Knox hosts the United States reserves, yet, at present, no one is quite sure if this gold exists, or if it is actually gold-plated tungsten.