Note: Most links below will take you off this site.VANCOUVER ( Silver Gold Bull) -- There was a major gold scam in China, which we will discuss later. But before we throw stones 7,000 miles away, let's look at what's happening here. Precious metals commentators (the legitimate ones) are continually striving to tear away the veils of deceit and propaganda, in order to present the global economy (and the world as a whole) in a realistic manner. This is done in order to warn people of the grave financial/economic peril that looms ahead -- thanks to the bankers and politicians (and regulators). It is a frustrating task. It is a fundamental trait of human psychology that most people expect tomorrow to be just like today. Couple that inherent defect in thinking with history's greatest propaganda-machine, continually blaring to the masses an endless chorus of "don't worry, be happy," and the result is as predictable as it is tragic: Hordes of lemmings blissfully marching toward the gaping chasm ahead. This is why we continually look for opportunities to demonstrate how the actions of the bankers are entirely contrary to their words, and thus reinforce the reasoning and analysis of commentators like myself. Recall how the bankers and their minions in the ivory towers of academia have spent nearly a century attempting to brainwash the masses into believing the absurd proposition that gold was/is "a barbarous relic". To reinforce this big lie, the bankers dumped thousands of tons of gold onto the market -- gold that (ironically) was actually owned by these same legions of lemmings -- because (amazingly) all of the peoples' gold has been placed in the custody of this cabal of private bankers, the central banks. It was a strategy doomed to fail; because today they have no more gold to dump, and their big lie has been exposed. Now nothing remains except for them to attempt to (quietly) buy back -- or simply steal -- as much of this gold as possible. This task is greatly complicated by the fact that Western bankers cannot simply go out and re-purchase large quantities of gold on the open market, for many reasons (including the fact that gold-buying by other central banks is already soaring to record levels). To begin with, supplies of actual bullion are very tight. We can deduce this in various ways: The six-fold increase in the price of gold; the extremely abrupt end to Western gold-dumping, and the naked hunger that governments such as China and India are demonstrating in finding new supply sources for gold bullion (i.e,. ore that hasn't even been dug out of the ground yet, let alone refined).