If you collect the money, you disperse the people;
If you disperse the money, you collect the people.
~ Chinese Proverb
Nobody understood that better than the moneychangers, today known as central banks. It is the Rothschild creed that has worked for centuries. Remember the "other" Golden Rule: "He that owns the Gold, Rules."
It is indisputable that for centuries, gold has always been considered a store of value. It preserves one's wealth against fiat currencies, and during times of fiat upheavals, it also creates wealth. With wealth, one has independence. With independence, one need not rely upon government. While governments can control people, the Rothschild clan chose to control governments, with control over people a handy by-product...a Cliff Notes version of the New World Order.
When you take away the gold from anyone, you take away their independence. "I hereby declare, by Executive Order, that every US citizen turn in his gold or suffer fines up to $10,000, or be sentenced to 10 years in prison" Socialist-extraodinaire, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
What did all these people get in return for their gold? Paper currency, then and still issued by a private corporation called the Federal Reserve. That Congress had abdicated its Constitutional obligation to "coin money," [Article I, section 8], was no longer important, for the organic Constitution had been replaced by a corporate federal version, deceitfully designed to look like the original, but that is another story, and the moneychangers control the corporate form of government. ...