PrepareForChange.net had the pleasure of an interview with Benjamin Fulford on June 7, 2018.
In this interview, conducted by Richard and Meg, Benjamin lets us know about the rise of India, the shifting of world alliances, the decline of the influence of the petrodollar, and he reminds us of the upcoming Bilderberg and G7 meetings as well as the Trump-Kim summit.
Benjamin continues to work to liberate the planet from the bad guys. He is literally fighting to bring freedom and new life to humanity.
We hope you enjoy this third interview in our series of interviews with Benjamin Fulford.
This interview is about 60 minutes long.
Update: A portion of the transcript has been added, below.
The Rise of India
(Benjamin) Decades ago, my advice to young people, including myself, was ‘China is the future. Learn Chinese, learn about Asia, because that is where it’s all going to be happening.’ But now China is a rapidly aging country. They have reached middle-income status. Their demographic pyramid is heading for a population shrinkage and lack of young people. India is the opposite. It’s like a pyramid with a fat base, and most of their population is under 30 and their economy is growing fast. They are the next big thing and everyone is going to India.
(Benjamin) But the Americans are so arrogant. They are saying to the Indians, “You have to join with us and the Japanese and the Australians to contain China,’ and they send generals to talk to them. Well, what do the Chinese do? They have XiJinping invite Prime Minister Modi for two days of one-on-one talks. So they’re sending their very top person, not their junior person. You don’t see Trump flying to India to ask Modi for help. You don’t see them inviting Modi to the White House. Instead, they send more junior people, which is a sign of arrogance.
(Benjamin) If you listen to the Modi speech at Shangri-La, he’s saying ‘We’re not into these power games, where you have one group against another, where we have everybody against the Chinese. We want to be friendly with everybody.’ India’s actions are – they are a member of the Shang-Hai Cooperation Organization. This is a military-economic alliance which includes China and Russia. And they are saying, ‘We’re with Asia. Asia is the future.” So the whole attempt to bring India in as anti-China didn’t work. And the Indians, like the Chinese, are saying, ‘This whole idea of us versus them, creating alliances, is just a Hegelian-Western thing – like two opposing forces – they’re saying ‘No, let’s all be friendly, let’s get together and make a nice planet together. So, it’s not working—creating new alliances for the planet– the ‘Us vs Them’ mentality is not the right kind of thinking for the planet.
(Meg) You included the link to Prime Minister Modi speech and I read the link and I read the speech and I thought it was quite a statement of cooperation between India and Asia and he was sort of being a nice guy and ‘our future is working together.’ But Modi did remove the larger rupee notes (rupee notes worth about $14 and $8, in American dollars) from the India economy in 2016 and it affected a lot of basic transactions within India and it appeared that it wasn’t very good for the people. Do you feel it will straighten itself out?
(Benjamin) Well, India’s economy is growing the fastest in the world now. It has a huge economy and they’re growing about 8% per year. But the problem with India until now has been extreme government corruption.
(Benjamin) There is a joke that kind of summarizes it. An Indian minister went to France and he visited his French counterpart there. The Frenchman had a beautiful apartment overlooking the River Seine and all of it covered with silver. The Indian asked, ‘How can you afford such a nice place on a minister’s salary?’ And the Frenchman points out the window and says, ‘See that bridge ? I get 10%.’ And the Indian man said, ‘I see, I see.’ So a few years later the French minister goes to India and sees the Indian minister’s house and the Indian minister is now living in a palace with gold and silver. And the Frenchman says, ‘How do you afford a palace on a minister’s salary?’ And the Indian points out the window to a river and there is no bridge. And the Indian says, ‘100 percent.’
(Benjamin) And this is what was happening. So they had this high-tech Indian software thing going, but the roads – they had no roads because every time the government put money in for roads, the money would disappear into people’s bank accounts. But they are finally cleaning it up and India finally has competent government in there and they are growing faster. They are doing all the right things and putting in vast amounts of solar power. They are still small when compared to China but the potential is humongous. The whole center of gravity is shifting.
(Benjamin) If you look at the big picture, I think 65% of the world’s population is in that region and they control more than half the world GDP and more than half of the world’s savings. These are big fundamental forces that transcend the politician de jour. That trend is not going to stop.
(Richard) And the infrastructure is opening up and the corruption subsiding, that is going to open up things in a massive way, and a lot of the country is living in poverty and that will die away if they can clean that up they can impact the people which will impact their economy.
(Benjamin) When I last looked it was something like 40% of the world’s hungry people lived in India, so they have a lot to do, but they are definitely finally on the right track.
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