This article is such pretentious bullshit like you’ve never seen. It shows how stupid MSM thinks average person is and tries to control the way they are allowed to think.
First of all she lies that El Salvador adopted US dollar in 2001 because of hyperinflation. There was no hyperinflation. El Salvador actually adopted dollar due to low net international reserves caused by corruption. Salvadoran people hated dollarization when it was adopted.
The main reason some people were against BTC adoption last week was actually nothing to do with BTC. Many people don’t even understand BTC yet. Their fear was caused by how badly dollarization affected their economy since 2001. Dollarization only benefited banks but it was terrible for the people.
The article clearly states El Salvador didn’t need to adopt dollar in 2001 because there was no hyperinflation. It was done by a corrupt government to benefit banks.
Using BTC can actually solve many problems of dollarization. Mainly it gives 70% unbanked population of El Salvador inclusivity in economy and removes remittance costs which will add half a billion per year to El Salvador’s GDP.
Why does US media have such a problem with adoption of neutral currency but they have no problem with countries adopting US dollar which is currency of foreign country?
Bukele has said clearly that adopting dollar was only a benefit for banks. Adopting BTC was done to benefit the people.
O’Grady’s reasons for why this BTC adoption is a scam are absolutely evil.
BTC makes it difficult for US to sanction El Salvador by giving an option to still trade internationally without using dollar. (Because one country having that type of control over other countries and forcing its will like a global dictator is cool as long as you are that dominant country)
El Salvador will have option to totally abandon US dollar and return to their own fiat currency which will work together with BTC. (Apparently this is bad because El Salvador will be able to print their own fiat currency as they like instead of using a foreign currency another country keeps printing as they like. WTF!?)
If Bukele thought Bitcoin could work better than dollar as medium of exchange and store of value he got an education on the day of launch. (Because BTC crashed from 52k to 46k after rising 80% in the past month. She seems to have no idea that BTC can be instantly converted to USD without any loss)
It really made my blood boil reading a privileged American journalist acting like she gives a shit about El Salvador. The real intention of this type of article is controlling how Americans are allowed to think. MSM is basically weapon of mass information manipulation for banking mafia.
They’ve got you by the balls – George Carlin (RIP legend)