The truth will make you money.

You just have to know where to find it. Real truth tells us what’s really going on in the world, what we have to do to protect our families, and how to build family wealth.

One truth we need to understand is how United States leadership has engineered a financial coup that has involved the harvesting and dumbing down of the American people and reinvesting our assets and productivity into the creation of Asian and global economic growth.

In the late 1990s Catherine Austin Fitts tried to tell the world about this. Her goal was helping the middle and lower classes of Americans succeed and build wealth given the technological changes that were underway at the time. In “Dillon Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits”, she tried to warn the world about what she calls two visions of what the world should look like according to those in charge of our country.

One vision centralizes power and knowledge with America’s aristocracy in a manner that tears down communities and infrastructure as it dominates wealth and shrinks freedom.

The other vision diversifies power and knowledge to create new wealth through rebuilding infrastructure and communities and nourishing our natural resources in a way that reaffirms our ancient and deepest dream of freedom.

The U.S. Establishment chose the former. And during the last twenty years of everything bubbles and complicity and federal financial fraud, many Americans supported the ruling elite as they committed crimes against Americans. The question remains as to what if anything we’re going to do about it.

The rise of Asia is the inevitable result of the implementation of an investment plan begun in the 1990s with the dumbing down and physical debasement of the American population. Chinese newborns now have a greater life expectancy than do American babies. This relative change has been a long time in the making. As Asian growth and the rebalancing of our relationship with China continues, the Asian people and their economics will have a growing impact on every aspect of our lives.

The rise of the Asian consumer as a global economic force is considered to be a primary investment trend. Primary trends have a major impact on our families and stay with us for decades.

The rise of the Asian consumer is not just about the number of shoppers, but also about where financial and economic wealth will grow and how that wealth will translate into geopolitical power. It’s also about managing our political and monetary risks — such as covert wars and inflation — as governments and central banks compete for natural resources and capital.

Beijing-based journalist Michael Schuman wrote an article for US News & World Report regarding what many believe might be the most important trend taking shape in the global economy today: The rise of the Asian consumer.

“The newly wealthy Asian family is becoming more important to the world than the American middle-class household,” Schuman says in, The Rise of the Asian Consumer: The Lightening-fast Expansion of the Middle Class Across Asia Underscores an Ongoing Global Transition of Economic Might.  “There is no underestimating what that shift means. It is reshaping the global economic order as we’ve known it.”

A great portion of the post World War II economic expansion was aimed at the American consumer, who was only more than happy and financially capable to oblige. The American consumer became indispensable and nearly irreplaceable to the global economy.

American households are now in the process of losing that stature. “As incomes rise in once-poor, but rapidly growing developing economies, more and more families are joining global middle class,” Schuman says. “And nowhere is that happening faster or with greater impact than in emerging Asia.”

ASIA’S WIDENING MIDDLE CLASS

The global middle class continues to grow and it is being fueled by Asia. According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia’s middle class more than tripled in less than two decades. This segment of consumers rose from 565 million in 1990 to 1.9 billion in 2008. This segment of consumers now represents a market more than six times today’s total U.S. population which stood at 311 million in 2011.

In 2017 Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, published a study on the rise of the global middle class. The study is called, The Unprecedented Expansion of the Global Middle Class.

According to the 2017 Brookings Institution study, 88 percent of the next 1 billion people to enter the middle class globally will be Asians. “The size of the Asian middle class is expected to reach nearly 3.5 billion people, or 65 percent of the world’s total, by 2030, a dramatic increase from 1.4 billion in 2015,” Schuman says.

If this trend continues to hold it means we have eleven years before we reach these unbelievable growth figures. The figures posted by Brookings Institution in 2015 indicate newly wealthy consumers in China and India have already outspent their American counterparts, accounting for a combined 17 percent of consumption by the global middle class compared to 13 percent for the U.S.

These figures indicate the Asian market has already surpassed that of the U.S. middle class. And that difference promises to get bigger. “That gap will continue to widen. By 2020, the middle class in China and India will spend 39% of the global total; the U.S. will account for just 7 percent,” Schulman says.

These numbers mean the Asian middle class will be 10 times bigger than the North American middle class by 2030. Asian markets are going to become five to ten times bigger as well.

The middle class is not shrinking, it is expanding across the globe, Catherine Austin Fitts argues at solari.com. And it is important for people to understand the full picture so they can prepare for their families’ futures.

The change of the global economic order will be significant for Americans and G7 nations alike, which might be considered good news for those looking to expand the global economy. While U.S. growth – and the American consumer – has become stagnant, the rising Asian consumer is creating a huge market of consumption that supports global growth.

That’s a boom to companies and industries that will focus on the transition of financial power from West to East. As the American shopper loses stature in the global market, so could America overall.

“That will only make Washington’s talks of maintaining U.S. global power that much harder,” Schuman says. “China’s President Xi Jinping is already marketing his government as the new world leader in trade and globalization – a claim that gains weight with the size of the Chinese domestic market.”

IT’S NOT TOO LATE IF AMERICANS WAKE UP

Americans need to wake up to the reality of what is taking place. The fact is dominance by the Asian consumer is a process that is expected to materialize in the future. U.S. consumers still consume more than the Chinese do.

Total Chinese consumer spending is not expected to overtake that of the U.S. until the early 2030’s, U.S. News and World Report quotes Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC, as saying. “We’re about two-thirds of the way of the Chinese consumer replacing the U.S. consumer as the driver of global spending.”

Americans being forgotten through the rise of Asian consumption is not a foregone conclusion. There is still time for Americans to change the direction of our financial future.

Emerging economies have a history of failing or stalling, slowing or even reversing the income growth necessary to fund bigger investments elsewhere. China right now is struggling with an historic buildup of debt that poses a grave risk to its fragile economy. History has proven India to have continuously failed to live up to its boundless potential.

But with India and China now accounting for more than a third of the world’s population, it is more than likely increasing amounts of global investment moneys are going to be directed toward the East resulting in greater amounts of the world’s goods being consumed by Asia.