I set an example. That's all anyone can do.
What backed the money was not gold or something of intrinsic value, but rather the collective belief that money had value because it had to have such value. Thus it was that the monetary system of the United States and every other country in the world was entirely an exercise in psychology, A thing of the mind, and as a result, so was every other aspect of the American economy. If money was simply a matter of communal faith, then so was every thing else.
War is the ultimate criminal act, an armed robbery writ large. And it's always about greed. it's always a nation that wants something another nation has. And you defeat that nation by recognizing what it wants and denying it to them. The seeds of their defeat are usually found in the seeds of their desire.
Our lives aren't even about doing real things, most of the time. We think and talk about people we've never met, pretend to visit places we've never actually been to, discuss things that are just names as though they were as real as rocks or animals… It's the imagination age. We are living in our own minds.