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What is the Amero?

Conspiracy theorists are worried that the central banks of the world are trying to unite the currencies of Canada, USA, and Mexico to form the Amero.

These people propose that the secret rulers of the world (aka Illuminati), the very same families who own majority stakes of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, are trying to create a one world government. They’ve already done it with the European Union, and some say North America is next.

This is HIGHLY controversial, and may be totally made up, but it is definitely something that you should AT LEAST keep in mind. Also, ignore the part about chip implants… that’s a litttle TOO radical…

About half a year ago, when the Canadian dollar was trading 1:1 with the US dollar, and when the Peso was trading exactly 10:1 with the US dollar, I was paranoid that it was the pretext for the Amero.

If you liked this, you will also like ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM (alternate link) which is the sequel to the first ZEITGEIST. This one focuses 100% on economic issues and is very relevant to what’s going on in finance right now. It is by far the most well-produced documentary of conspiracy theories alternative views.

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  1. BeKind said:
    on October 6th at 03:44 pm

    I’ve watched both movies. I asked several people to view last year, with a discerning eye. I either got no response or derision. Since they didn’t catch that Lou Dobbs segment, it’s not happening in their heads and not a possibility. The public doesn’t believe they have been deceived to that extent because they are still lying to themselves. Most knew they couldn’t afford their McMansions. It wasn’t the American Dream it was a delusional fantasy. I’d like to see people wake up so history, the real history we barely know, does not repeat itself and the future possibility laid out in Zeitgeist becomes fiction. Cut the puppet strings people, don’t buy into the fear, sit back, detach and enjoy the show.

  2. Jim Gaudet said:
    on October 6th at 04:55 pm

    The Amero, that names sounds horrible, just like the idea.

  3. Michael said:
    on October 6th at 09:44 pm

    The FDA does not think the chip thing is too radical. They approved it for human implantation back in Oct. of 04.

    Google baja beach club in barcelona spain + rfid implant to see just how radical it is.

    It’s written, it will happen.

  4. Andrew said:
    on October 7th at 10:21 am

    Chip being ‘too radical’. Methinks not at all. Zeitgeist shows one family (or parents etc) with chip implants. They stated it ‘made them feel safer’. Big brother wants to scare the heebee-jeebees out of you, and for you to run to them for protection. Much of the ‘war on terror’ is a fabrication in order to fulfill the same aims. People, look to yourselves for solutions, not government or corporations!

  5. Johns Wu said:
    on October 7th at 11:04 am

    Damn, I don’t even like getting shots, I’d NEVER get a chiplant.

  6. BeKind said:
    on October 7th at 11:30 am

    Well for those who would never get a chip implant, might be getting one whether they know it or not. Some think that a microchip will be implanted during a mass flu shot. Remember the bird flu? But if you are over 28, don’t worry, we are too old for the scarce flu shot. Why? Social Security.

  7. GordonGeko said:
    on October 7th at 05:30 pm

    Are you people serious? Take the tinfoil off your head, walk out of your basement and go enjoy the day.

  8. Tesla said:
    on October 7th at 05:34 pm

    And in order to get paid your social security you will have to be chipped!

    asset protection, child safety, elderly safety, secure health records are all some of the reasons they are using to justify the chip.

    The Verichp corp. is the maker of the chip, they just sold out to someone to try and cover there trail. They are calling some of the programs Halo and Hugs, how ironic! They are being so blatant about it that they are using the url as a home to thier website.

    Not sure if the Amero will ever happen, but I have noticed the global financial system being consolidated before my very eyes, which will allow for one currency that will be easier to track. I was thinking it was going to be the Euro, but I doubt Russia would allow that.

    It’s not the actual chip that is in you or in your pocket right now, it’s the power of the system behind it and the ability to upgrade that system with the push of a button.

    Don’t be fooled when they tell you that it can not be used to process payments, it can’t at the moment, but it does store all your payment information in one locale to grab it if it needs it. Do you pay your cell phone bill from your phone with a sim “chip”? Ever get frustrated when you have to input your billing info. everytime from a website? We are being conditioned for this. We are the ones that will update all the info. on this for convenience!

    RFID is the same technology that IBM created for Hitler to track the Jews during the holocaust. Kinda scary.

  9. cameron said:
    on October 7th at 05:38 pm

    im scared!

  10. common sense said:
    on October 7th at 05:42 pm

    This type of conspiracy theory posting puts into question the whole credibility of this web site.

  11. Steve said:
    on October 7th at 07:21 pm

    A message to common sense: you, like most Americans, are living in denial!!

    #1 – The chipping thing is real; and OUR government is really doing it to OUR troops serving overseas and WITHOUT their knowledge. It’s done when they get the required shots for overseas travel. The premise is that if they get killed in a remote location, their remains can be found via electronic tracking means (GPS-??) and returned home.

    “This type of conspiracy theory posting puts into question the whole credibility of this web site.” So much for your conspiracy theory affecting the credibility of this fine website; open mouth, insert foot.

    #2 – The “Amero”, Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) back in the 90’s. Could that have been the precursor to a currency that could be used anywhere in North American? A sort of North American version of the Euro.

    I lived in Europe back in the 60’s. If you would have walked up to the average person in Germany, France, Belgium, et al, and told them that they would have a single currency that could be used most anywhere in Europe in 20~30yrs time, they would have called the guys in white coats. 20~30yrs later and they have the “Euro”, a currency that can be used in most European countries; the UK doesn’t use the Euro.

    If it can, and obviously has happened in Europe, than please explain to me why you feel that it cannot happen here in North America.

    How does that ole saying go… the truth is often times stranger than fiction.

    Posters: Tesla and Michael — thank you for your input, it’s nice to see that not all Americans have turned into blind mice.

  12. Adam said:
    on October 7th at 07:36 pm

    The natural progression of mankind is World Government…this is REALITY.

    The world communicates more than ever, the world trades more than ever, technology is getting more advanced and cheaper. Travel is integrated between countries. Our economies are closely inter-related…look at how the world suffers as it loses confidence in American banking!

    Look past the next two days for a moment…. is this too hard to see for our future???? It’s already happened in Europe and many Europeans I’ve talked to feel that their countries have given up their sovereignty. The EU trying to tell Germany how to handly VW’s business is a perfect example of how Germany’s own laws are being neutered by this soulless conglomerate, built in the name of security!

    The difference is – will it be forced onto people (like Orwell), or will they embrace it (Aldous Huxley)?

    The latter is probably the more frightening situation… all of these things embraced by a spoiled, apathetic public who has no concern for their civil liberties being diminished.

    RFID chips are already being used every day. They’re in keycards, security systems, passports, and I believe Washington state now has them embedded in their Driver’s license for automatic border crossing into Canada. There’s no “Tin Foil Hat” here. This technology has existed and IS BEING USED MORE AND MORE globally.

    This IS the reality of the future… We are too used to immediate changes. Get out of your Internet mindset for a moment. These things happen progressively over time.

    You’re very naive if you do not ask yourself, where will YOU draw the line…and how far will they cross it before you decide you’re angry enough to say NO?

  13. Q said:
    on October 7th at 09:18 pm

    “This type of conspiracy theory posting puts into question the whole credibility of this web site.”

    oh dear me… I find it hard to believe that so many people are still in denial – do your research and wake up! – it’s all happening right before your very eyes as we speak.

  14. Brian said:
    on October 7th at 09:34 pm

    Actually in terms of a joint currency, you could look at the US as coming BEFORE Europe. In a way at least. The states in the union here agreed on a currency a while before the European countries did. Maybe this looks like an apples to oranges comparison but when you take into account the purpose of the EU (to be more like the U.S.) , then it isn’t so different.


  15. Nazrafel said:
    on October 7th at 10:34 pm

    GordonG and CommonSense- thank you- I agree. Seriously people? Why don’t I just go read about Bat Boy? Canada would most likely tell the US to take a flying leap and I’m not sure I know anyone excited about tying the economic fortunes of Mexico to the US (beyond any current de facto ties). Pul-lease. Chat about CD rates or good investments. If we get to the point where everyone is worrying about the gov’ment surreptitiously implanting chips in people like so many household pets, it’s all over for the US as a source of intelligent thought.

  16. Heartlander said:
    on October 7th at 10:47 pm

    Does anyone think a conservative administration would buy into this?
    Heard an interesting quip from Bush where he admitted he is getting crap from the ultra-right when he goes home to Texas.
    They are trying to figure out why he would be for letting the gov’t get involved in the crisis…..

  17. Amazing said:
    on October 8th at 12:32 am

    I’m not sure if I supposed to know but who are these aka Illuminati? Sounds like was taken out from Da Vinci Code.. Is that family related to jesus? Jesus. 🙂

  18. Brad said:
    on October 8th at 01:25 am

    So, let me get this straight. According to the all-knowing and emphatic (but unnamed) narrator, the people “in the know” are trying to make us all believe we are different from each other by reinforcing fear and patriotism (divide and conquer) and they are doing this by creating unions of countries working together? What? This video is jibberish. Yes, some of the things mentioned are happening – but they are not part of evil plans nor will they destroy the Constitution any faster than nutjob conspiracy theorists. Who is the real fearmonger?

  19. Sorry Brad said:
    on October 8th at 04:21 am

    wish it wasn’t so, but the sad reality is, as with the European Union, we are headed to a North American Union.

    President Vicente Fox of Mexico was confronted by Larry King who said *crazy* people were talking about a proposed North American Union, and Larry jested to Vicente that “surely” no such thing was happening.

    Instead Vicente Fox said on CNN that he and Bush had discussed a “Union” and that he’d “love” to see a “North American Union, yes”.

    Straight from the horse’s mouth.

    Youtube “Vicente Fox North American Union” to see the former President of Mexico ADMIT to discussing it with Bush.

  20. James said:
    on October 8th at 12:48 pm

    I think many of the people who take this as “conspiracy theory” are totally missing the truth. I watched this thing in full, and as a modern young person, much of it resounded true about institutions. There’s very little conspiracy theory in here and it’s more about alternate options for humanity and how we can continue to exist.

  21. common sense said:
    on October 8th at 03:51 pm

    You’re welcome Nazrafel and glad to see some support for common sense 🙂 Indeed cd rates is what I come to this web site for 🙂 I guess I’ll just ignore the articles. It’s too bad because this web site has the potential to be more.

  22. Lolo said:
    on October 8th at 05:41 pm

    ZEITGEIST is a movie I saw last year and I believe many aspects laid out in this film have become real or will come to pass. Please watch this movie and do your own research. Far too long we have not acted or reacted as we have let our own country and the world economy go down the drain.

  23. pctec said:
    on October 8th at 05:51 pm

    I was shocked by the first one and even more so by the second. What a screwy world we live in… sad…

  24. Wones said:
    on October 8th at 10:54 pm

    Look for Friends and Family with Semantic Technology!

  25. ameera said:
    on October 9th at 02:06 am

    Why disregard the part about the chip. This story of the missing kitty which was found after – get this – seven years, 2,800 miles (4,500 km) from home. What did the commentators say, Hey, if we micro chipped our kids, we’d never had to worry about them getting abducted.

    Would any of us even think about the Amero if the conditions for bringing forth such an idea had not miraculously presented themselves?

    Don’t dismiss anything. Just look around you, pay attention and watch for signs of the New World Order.

  26. ameera said:
    on October 9th at 02:07 am

    sorry , I forgot to post the link about the microchipped kitty:

  27. conspericyNUT said:
    on October 9th at 07:00 am

    If you are worried about the chip being implanted into your arm, hand or where ever, you guys really need to be worried about what banks, master card and major credit cards are pushing now.

    Like it or not, your next newest ATM card or credit card, much like American express, already has an RFID chip in it. These chips are made for touch pads, very much like the speed pass that MOBIL gas stations use at their stations. It is authorized for payment up to 12.00. So, “no more rummaging though your purse or wallet for coins or spare dollars! Just tap and go!” is the selling point for it.

    As far as the “Amero” this cannot be confirmed or denied, however, in a major news report on the failing economy, a leading bank exec, now retired, leaked the information about the Amero gaining value.

    The same practice that drove the enconomy into the ground in the late 20’s and up until the war, is happening today.

    What else is happening? well, people cannot borrow money from the banks because the banks are hoarding it. This can only mean one thing: The credit crunch is here. And the only way to get the money? Well, I will let your imaginations run wild on that one!

  28. ConspiracyNUT said:
    on October 9th at 07:01 am

    sorry for the mispell.

  29. GordonGeko said:
    on October 9th at 02:32 pm

    Wow, some of you must be the same people that think our government was behind 9/11. Yes. RFID is real. I was an early investor in Verichip. They are great for pets, credit cards etcc. I would even make it madatory in violent criminals. But, there are no “Stone Cutters” behind the scenes in a secret lair somewhere.

  30. ConspiracyNUT said:
    on October 9th at 03:43 pm


    Yes this whole thing on terrisim is false and the precursor to go to war was 9/11. If you don’t wake up to the reality of what is going on, then we will be in a worse state than what they are now. Those people who do not believe that the govt or bush or anyone else was behind the attacks to further thier agenda need to look at this youtube video.

    Watch it and then say what you say about 9/11 and the taking away of our rights from the constitution and the crash of the financial markets.

    If you say that RFID rice chip should be mandatory for criminals, then you make it easier for others to be chipped. Did you know that in Florida that they are now chipping people who have alzheimers? Have their human rights been viollated? The answer is yes, they have. Whether a person has a disabling disease or not, they in no way would have wanted this chip in their body.

    The makers of this chip say it is safe? But has there been any studies of it on effects of humans? I know I would not want to have this chip implanted in me.

    As far as the Amero debate: so you are okay with this economy failing so that the Amero or any other union NAU aboloshing our borders, making our currency one and basically destroying the constitution as we know it?

  31. ConspiracyNUT said:
    on October 9th at 03:47 pm

    the youtube video gives just one example on how a public accessed body of gvot wanted to have secret closed door meetings just before the fincial bailout bill was to be discussed and signed. Let me ask: Why does congress need any secret meetings? To keep information away from the public and public opinion. It is a sad day when the govt that we support wants to keep informatino and rules and discussions away from the public.

    Also, IMO, i think they dont want us to hear it because they think we are too stupid to notice or make big dicisions for the people.

  32. Financial Bounce said:
    on October 10th at 07:16 am

    The thought of having “Amero” is a scary thought for me.

  33. ConspiracyNUT said:
    on October 13th at 04:45 pm

    It’s not the Amero that we have to worry about, it is the people that are in power that are trying to push for the North American Union in the first place that we have to be scared and worried about. if they get their way, yeah, the Amero will b a reality.

  34. GordonGeko said:
    on October 14th at 04:34 pm

    ConspiracyNUT, the NUT part says it all. You really need to get some help before cops have to force their way into your militia compound.

    Seeing what people fear and believe really proves how dumb people in this country are.

  35. ameera said:
    on October 15th at 07:47 pm

    GordonGeko, this The Matrix quote applies to people who think like yourself:

    “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy”.

    “You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”

  36. Nikos said:
    on October 15th at 08:47 pm

    Sorry but i think it will happen if you let them to force you to ask for it. US people are not familiar with all that way of politics. Most of us in EU some times looking to your politics we are think that you are looking for but the problem is that after while you are force our governments to do the same thing.

    Look ahead don’t let them to feed you with stories serving the big capitals profits.

  37. Michael said:
    on October 21st at 07:34 am

    I went away for a min. I commend the moderator for allowing this conversation to go on.

    As the nature of the site is banking and investments, this discussion has merit if kept on track.

    One only has to look to the book to figure out where to put your money. The Verichip Corp is one of the companies that will flourish. But I have always had a moral dilemna within myself about my money funding the company. If this chip does happen to be the mark spoken of, will the blood of all the individuals be on my hands as my money helped the success of this project by being an investor.

    It is written it will happen, are we wrong to jump on the boat as Mr. Gecko, whose name by the way says it all. Gordon Gecko was inhumane, greedy, a crook, a liar… need I go on. I liked wall st. too, along with boiler room, glen gary glen ross etc… but I am a God fearing man with a moral compass that faulters and lets me know when I’m off track.

    Let me guess Mr Gecko… having a chip is no different than getting a tatoo, piercing or breast implants, right? It will make us safe by keeping track of prisoners, organizing our medical records and reduce mistakes because our medical file will be in our arm. I’ve mentioned this to many people and there has been more than one that said they would be willing to be chipped for the convenience factor. No more id’s, credit cards, keys etc. Have a push start car that only has to have a fob within 3 ft to start? Oh and those stone cutters still exist, don’t know too many of em that actually cut stone anymore though.

    There is no need to panic or be fearful, just know what side your on and follow your heart. With that being said, I guess I will not make my millions that I had hoped by investing in the emerging technologies.

  38. Michael said:
    on October 21st at 08:09 am

    I forgot something….

    You will not be chipped unknowingly, it has to be willfully. So it will not come in the form of a flu shot without being disclosed. Our military personel has to ok it, they might not get paid if they refuse, but, they do have a choice. It will be passed off as no big deal, kinda like a paper added to the stack that needs to be signed when buying a house or a car. You want the keys so you sign all the papers.

    Forgive my grammar tonight… tired!

    I understand Gecko, how all of a sudden is youtube such an authority? There will be many false prophets. Test All Spirits!

    Common Sense — FDA approves an RFID chip for human implantation. Sorry, but that does not fall in to common sense in my world. Why would the FDA feel the need to approve a chip to be implanted in humans? ahh investment purposes, so no one can manipulate your portfolio and eliminates insider trading, that’s it.

    Nazrafel – on the contrary, it only exemplifies the knowledge level in our country, don’t forget, IBM invented this and the majority of these companies reside in the US. And I must commend the inteligence level of those pulling the wool over the eyes of someone as intelligent as yourself. Invest in Verichip or Texas Instruments you will not be disappointed in the near future. I’m not talking two weeks here either.

    The ameros that are out there already are worth more than any currency in circulation right now. You can buy ameros now, and they are made of gold, silver, copper, etc… At this point, I’m not concerned with the form that a troy ounce of gold comes in, I’d rather have the ounce than the $

    Good Night!

  39. Ann said:
    on October 22nd at 05:46 pm

    Why ignore info about the micro chip? Tommy Thompson wanted every American to have it implanted by 2005 – and he was running for president.

  40. Lilly B. said:
    on October 26th at 12:18 pm

    So, the Mexicans now, how to pay the debt from USA!! So clever right? mmm

  41. Andrew L. said:
    on October 28th at 10:41 pm

    what idiot would believe anything said in the zeitgeist movie?? if you take a second to sit down and research the shit they spew almost all of it is completely false. they blaspheme christianity and christ in this movie and basically make a mockery of themselves if the person watching the movie is even somewhat intelligent. it’s a good laugh though… btw, the chip isn’t radical at all

  42. Bambi said:
    on November 4th at 03:19 pm

    I just saw on 60 minutes that a scientist has invented an electrode cap that can read the letters you are thinking. It is being used now. The newscaster tried it and it read his thought…..the word thought. They said it would be much faster if they could implant the electrodes directly into the head. It’s being tested on monkeys now.

  43. Respect said:
    on November 15th at 07:19 pm

    When we respect our own life and all others, monkeys included, we take a quantum leap in the right direction, good happens to those who feel and do good,,,,,follow your own good feelings and you are on the pathway to paradise*

  44. MyOpinion said:
    on November 24th at 09:06 pm

    Well, going on what I know (from my relationship with Christ and no, not religion) from the bible the world will be in a one union setting at the time of tribulation. I’m sure this is the first steps towards that if this is really true, but I don’t know if this is how it will happen or not. I know many don’t believe in Christ, but the book of Revelations is about the end times and many things are happening. Anyway, this is what I believe.

  45. MyOpinion said:
    on November 24th at 09:12 pm

    Let me rephrase something I typed in my first post…at the start of tribulation there is not one world union from what I’ve read and heard from pastors and speakers.

  46. Nicole said:
    on December 3rd at 01:34 pm

    I’ve seen both Zeitgeist movies, watched the addendum not long after he released it in October. It was really eye opening and I have been telling people to watch it but all I get is blah blah blah, I don’t have two hours to waste. Hmm, ok you don’t have two hours to waste to inform yourself, don’t dare say that people didn’t try.

    I don’t believe in religion(even having been raised a Catholic) as it’s the biggest form of mind control going, and I don’t really buy whole-heartedly into conspiracy theories either but I do not ignore what they have to say. I listen to anything that will give me another perspective on how to look at something and then go on living my life the way I normally do. With technological capabilities like Google Earth, this is a good indication of just how much surveillance the gov’t can do on someone without them knowing about it. Who needs a chip when you can have a clear video capture of someone you target?

  47. Danger Zone said:
    on December 4th at 04:11 am

    Don’t be fooled by propaganda we are in this mess because we as a nation are lazy and have literally grown fat on our riches, our children are even more obese than their parents. Banks and Government are strong institutions with vision,and power. We must restore checks and balance. As a public we must be strong, and educated in order to be able to rise from the depths. We just bailed out the same people who profited from putting this nation into its current state just so they could keep on charging Americans 30%. God help us all, there is no conspiracy theory here just the hard truth are we strong enough to stand up for freedom and liberty as a nation once again. The truth is out there open your eyes, you will not find it on CNN, or the New York Times. The truth is already on the streets of America get off the sofa take a look and then act. Don’t be a fat lazy do nothing American or you can kiss this country goodbye!

  48. Anillos said:
    on December 20th at 04:43 am

    The whole matter is very simple. Private money is in retreat and public money is trying to fill the vacuum. Just like in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas shrugged, the intelectual elite is showing their hand to a populist, union-friendly future government. Will this mean a depression is coming? Perhaps. But think twice about the consequences of libertarian actions… Clearly, the private sector is abandoning the economy and we will all suffer.

  49. Myopinion said:
    on December 26th at 11:38 am

    Don’t be fooled by propaganda we are in this mess because we as a nation are lazy and have literally grown fat on our riches, our children are even more obese than their parents. Banks and Government are strong institutions with vision,and power. We must restore checks and balance. As a public we must be strong, and educated in order to be able to rise from the depths. We just bailed out the same people who profited from putting this nation into its current state just so they could keep on charging Americans 30%. God help us all, there is no conspiracy theory here just the hard truth are we strong enough to stand up for freedom and liberty as a nation once again. The truth is out there open your eyes, you will not find it on CNN, or the New York Times. The truth is already on the streets of America get off the sofa take a look and then act. Don’t be a fat lazy do nothing American or you can kiss this country goodbye!

  50. Norm said:
    on February 2nd at 06:39 am

    Ref: common sense said:
    on October 7th at 05:42 pm
    This type of conspiracy theory posting puts into question the whole credibility of this web site.

    Maybe you would believe if you saw the Amero…
    See a 50 Amero note here: