The NESARA Scam: White Knights, Dark Forces and Endless Prosperity

A few weeks ago, I wrote an in-depth post on the Iraqi dinar revalue scam. The “RV” is a fraudulent investment that shills worthless (yet extremely expensive) Iraqi currency based on the vain hope that the US Government/IMF/Globalist Controllers will magically revalue it back to its Saddam-era value of over $3 to the dinar – or even more. The theory is that revaluing would make the scam victims who hold millions of dinars rich, ushering in a more equal and just society. Or something.

Researching the dinar scam took me on a number of entertaining tangents that weren’t germane to the initial blog post, but were interesting all the same. One was a scam with the same mountains of gibberish, the same promises of prosperity and the same stalling when said prosperity fails to appear.

It’s called NESARA, and one might see it as the forerunner to the RV scam. Both have a dense, complex mythology, but in the end are based on getting money from people in exchange for a piece of the vast riches that are coming ANY DAY NOW!! NESARA blends new age hokum, alien mythology, sovereign citizen nonsense, prosperity gospel and 9/11 trutherism to create a dense web of weirdness. And true to form with most conspiracy theories, it’s based on a real thing, but taken in a direction far from what that thing actually is.

An example of a NESARA flier

An example of a NESARA flier

In the real world, NESARA stood for “National Economic Security and Recovery Act.” It’s a set of monetary reforms and tax law restructuring written by engineer and teacher Harvey Francis Barnard in the 1980’s, and printed in his book Draining the Swamp. Barnard imagined a massively overhauled US financial system that would abolish the Federal Reserve, ban interest on compound loans, forgive consumer debt, re-peg the dollar to the gold standard and remove the current income tax in favor of a national sales tax. This would revitalize our economy, double our standard of living and free people from the burden of debt, which Barnard considered to be the greatest of all social ills.

Barnard printed 1,000 copies of his proposal and sent them to every member of Congress, believing it would quickly be passed into law. It was not, and has never even been introduced into any legislative session. After about a decade of trying, Barnard published the text online for free in the public domain.

Of course, this isn’t the NESARA that conspiracy theorists have latched on to.

When Barnard made NESARA freely available in 2000, it became an instant hit with the nascent internet conspiracy movement. One of the people who became enraptured was Shaini Goodwin, herself a victim of a scam called the Omega Trust. Omega was a scheme put together by grifter Clyde Hood, selling “prime European bank notes” repackaged as “Omega Units.” One Unit could be bought for as little as $100 and return a profit of up 12 million dollars after it “rolled over.” Incidentally, these are the same ludicrous returns promised by the Iraqi dinar scam.

Needless to say, none of the gibberish Hood invented actually existed, and by 2000, the Federal government was closing in on him and his scheme. In the meantime, Hood’s followers were getting desperate for information on their prosperity units. So into this money-shaped hole stepped Shaini Goodwin, an Omega “investor” with a complex personal history of bankruptcies, unpaid taxes (owing to the IRS being an illegal scheme) and New Age beliefs. Goodwin didn’t just sink money into Omega, she became its head cheerleader, propaganda minister and chief evangelist.

Under the screen name “Dove of Oneness” she posted an unstoppable flow of Omega updates, promising investors that their “deliveries” would be happening any time. When they didn’t, she stalled with pronouncements of a conspiracy, a gag order, mysterious deaths and infighting at the highest levels of global control. She pitched a vision of the world where heroic “White Knights” were battling a “dark cabal” of banksters, with Omega and prosperity for all hanging in the balance. Again, almost exactly the same gibberish as the dinar scam.

Finally, in late 2000, Omega crumbled and Hood pled guilty to numerous federal indictments, going to prison for 12 years. Sure enough, Goodwin had already shifted the subject of her news updates. She claimed Omega had been sunk by the same cabal keeping down another prosperity law, one that would usher in peace, wealth and power for the people who’d been kept down for so long.

The only picture I could find of Shaini Goodwin

The only picture I could find of Shaini Goodwin

It was NESARA. And, according to the Dove of Oneness, it had been passed in secret in 2000 by Bill Clinton, with a gag order promising death to anyone who spoke publicly of it. Dove’s version of Harvey Barnard’s pie-in-the-sky economic proposal was much weirder than the original, with all debt being cancelled out, new money being printed, universal peace being declared, taxes being outlawed and prosperity packets being given to all. Prayers were needed to make the law public – and, naturally, donations to the Dove would help greatly as well.

For much of 2001, Barnard and Dove sparred over NESARA, with Dove claiming Barnard was part of the cabal and Barnard claiming Dove was a deluded scam artist. Then, on September 11th, 2001, shortly after the worst attack on American soil, Dove posted what became her signature message:

“The three targets today were ALL connected to NESARA and the banking changes. I just learned that at 9:00 a.m. in New York this morning, there was an IMPORTANT banking activity set to be activated in the IMF international banking computer center in the World Trade Center! This was obviously WHY the World Trade Center was attacked TODAY at just before and after 9:00 a.m.! […] The orders for these plane attacks came from U.S. citizens who are trying to stop our deliveries/funding and NESARA.”

Dove’s readership skyrocketed, and soon she had as many as 15,000 victims sending money to a drop box with her name on it. None of the people paying her for information on NESARA saw her as anything other than a high-level insider with a “special status” as a sovereign citizen, leading the White Knights in a battle against the dark forces. She was none of these things, but it didn’t matter. The money came pouring in from desperate people looking for someone, anyone, to lead them out of financial darkness. If exposing NESARA and making its prosperity public would do the trick, so be it.

The next few years were busy for the Dove of Oneness. She got a business license. She begged for money. She did radio interviews about NESARA. She begged for money. She dolled out a bizarre mythology involving false flag attacks, the Illuminati, a flying saucer fleet, various aliens and astral planes. She begged for money. She orchestrated a letter writing campaign to the Supreme Court demanding “NESARA Now!” She bought rolling mobile billboards and had them drive around Washington proclaiming the virtue of NESARA. And she begged for money.

The NESARA mobile billboards. (

The NESARA mobile billboards. (

During the bulk of the Bush years, Dove’s updates, warnings and pleas for support kept coming. Even after 2004, when Seattle reporter Sean Robertson blew the lid off Dove’s history and penchant for making it up as she went along, the scam prospered. NESARA had never been passed and never would be passed, but still, the mythology grew, becoming so thick with nonsense that it’s almost impossible to summarize.

Just like the dinar RV, NESARA prosperity was always just about to happen, and always held up by an unforeseen delay or element of the conspiracy. Dove’s readership was small but vocal, and with the help of a few acolytes, she turned NESARA into a lucrative moneymaking scheme – doing so even after its creator died in 2005.

Then, just like Omega before it, the complaints started coming. In 2007, Dove was investigated by the IRS and state of Washington for defrauding an elderly woman in San Francisco of “at least” $10,000. Other complaints were filed. NESARA began to fade away as other scams rose up to take its place.

Finally, in 2010, still fighting liens from the IRS and living in her mother’s mobile home, Shaini Goodwin passed from this earthly plane, more or less ending the NESARA scam. It still lives on in scattered blog postings, but all most the truest of believers have moved on. Dove’s website went down, and most of the postings and articles about NESARA are buried in dark corners of the internet wayback machine.

The lesson I took from all of this is that, to paraphrase Led Zeppelin, the scam remains the same. Clyde Hood died in prison in 2012, and Goodwin two years before, but their work lives on. Though Omega, NESARA and the RV are different in their contexts, they’re exactly alike in what they seek to do: trade small amounts of money now for vast amounts of money later. Of course, “later” never comes, but through constant shilling, fake updates and proselytizing, hope stays alive. It will be the same with whatever scam takes the place of the dinar, and whatever comes after that, and after that. There’s always going to be someone offering something for nothing, and there are always going to be eager to grab hold of that nothing, even if it costs them everything.

The final sentence of the internet posting announcing Shaini Goodwin’s death says as much in far fewer words:

“[I]nvestors can still go to for a chance to invest in the very special trades that Shaini Goodwin set up, delivering more than favorable returns. All contacts are still viable.”

About Mike Rothschild

Mike Rothschild is a writer and editor based in Pasadena. He writes about scams, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and pop culture fads. He's also a playwright and screenwriter. Follow him on Twitter at
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50 Responses to The NESARA Scam: White Knights, Dark Forces and Endless Prosperity

  1. Doug mathias says:

    Mike, obviously you are working secretly for the Federal Reserve, or else Big Pharma, or Xerox (printing dinars) – wait, I read that Xerox bought CIBA-Geigy, and we all know that Switzerland owns the Fed. In any event, this is a great article.

  2. Greg says:

    If you only had a clue!!

  3. John Denys says:

    Wow, what a great conspiracy theory. This is one of the most complete I’ve seen.

    Thanks for the article.

    • Liam Sena says:

      Next time do proper research. With Wikipedia its: “National Economic Security and Recovery Act” and with Quatloos its: “National Economic Stabilization and Recovery Act”. Two completely different names for the exact same thing written by the same guy. The both wrongs names are disinformation created to have you to falsely believe it is a Conspiracy Theory hook, line, & sinker. What the BRIC Countries are doing is the Visible Proof of true NESARA.

      • Bernard’s original proposal was “National Economic Security and Recovery Act.” The other name was made up by someone along the way.

        What are the sources I should be using to “do proper research?”

      • Jay says:

        The “true Nesara” is just the NWO perfect ideal one world currency disguised as a global reset.. Nesara is still a total scam, the whole thing is one big frigging bullshit scam, ive been following it since 2003, and i can tell you its b******t!!

  4. WorkingInACopShop says:

    If only common sense were actually common…….

    For that segment of the population who believes in the inherent generosity and goodness of man, please believe this: if someone promises a huge return for your small investment(s), there is a hook in there somewhere. You should look for it before committing your financial future to it.

    And no, the people who promote fraud do not care about you or anything that will happen to you when they take your money. They will tell you whatever you want to hear if only you will empty your bank account into their hands.

    For a wonderful overview of the art of scam in all it’s myriad forms, please see the FBI website.

    Right on, Mike!

  5. lenaengman says:

    Thank you for for this information. Deeply thank you.

  6. bullright says:

    Great connections, Is there a natural law of some kind that says each successive version will get bigger… and probably more complex? If not, maybe you should write one.

  7. Kathryn says:

    NOT a Conspiracy Theory. National Security & Reformation Act is the TRUE Act. Sheldan Nidle (Sirian Contactee) speaks of it, CURRENT weekly updates; Off World E.T.’s & Inner Earth Agarthans are Real. Sheldan works for his Money teaching Webinars, he doesn’t advise people to Invest your Money into the Dinar. Dr. Steve Greer talks about the Advanced Technology that Off World E.T.’s have, 100’s of Witnesses some Military back him – taped Witness Interviews, Dr. Greer along with thousands of others made contact with the Off World E.T.’s; he doesn’t advise people to invest into the Dinar. National Security & Recovery Act is Misinformation set up to Confuse People by the Dark. Global Currency Reset (Dinar RV) is supposed to be before the Activation of Nesara. NESARA: Constitutional Interim Governance; U.S. Constitution restored, under Common Law; World Peace, Troops home; Constitutional Financial System (New Currency) backed by Precious Metals; Release of SUPPRESSED Technology (Unlimited Energy, Health, etc.) + much more. Have Formal Disclosure & Global First Contact/Mass Landing with Humanity’s Off World Human Space Family & Inner Earth Agarthans (Hollow Earth), be given Technology. The Banks will be shut down for 3 Days – 2 Weeks, no access to Accounts or Credit Cards during Financial System changeover. U.S. Military will be working for the American People. Don’t trust Homeland Security & FEMA.

  8. Micheil says:

    “Its all bullsh*t and it’s bad for ya.” -George Carlin

  9. vince says:

    Nesara. S number is disconnectedSmar

  10. pj says:

    four years ago—I introduced the concept of the possible appreciation of the dinar to my –inventers clubs–about 250 people in the 3 clubs I belong to–I specifically said—folks–this is either going to make you wealthy, or one day you will be able to use it for wallpaper—I have a bunch—while I believed in nesara—and now I am wondering—so–what was my rational for investing–only one thing—you can only run a country on 8 tenths of a cent—-think about that–so–I have waited about 4 years now—me thinks I can wait a little longer—-gods love to all–pj

    • Noah Dillon says:

      There are other possibilities than the two you mentioned, pj. The money could be worth very little but not suffer from hyperinflation, like the situation you suggest with the wallpaper joke. They could replace their currency with a better one, like Brazil did. They could peg it to the dollar, in which I guess you’d break even. It could be worth on a little more than what you have and you’d discover that your money could have been invested better in a checking-with-interest bank account. Or maybe the country will fracture and each new country will have their own currency. A lot of things could happen that are not either A) worthless dinars or B) immense wealth. Think about it.

  11. Sandy says:

    My dad has been brainwashed for over 20 years with all of this nonsense. He has wasted the last years if his life waiting for his “delivery” and getting updates all day on the phone as to why his billions “delivery” has yet to come. He will listen to no one and believes all sorts of crazy stories and lies these people have conjured up! I’ve heard it all…from the federal reserve is on lock down, they are arresting 1500 bankers for holding funds, the president is getting arrested today by Interpol…and it goes on and on. I truly hate these people for what they have done to an old man. He is in his 90’s now and still waiting daily.. Talking to his groupies and making himself sick because he has not got his $$$$$. How does someone get so brainwashed and dumb to continually believe such crap! When everything they tell you never ever pans out.. Is this not a clue! Angry and feel these kind of people truly ruin lives. Hope they are punished!
    If you know people involved in this… Get them out!!!!!

    • jb says:

      God help him. He is the sort of fool the devil desires. I won’t say “loves” because Satan cannot. Pray for your father, especially if he is an illuminati/annunaki member or a Freemason.

    • Liam Sena says:

      You said: “I truly hate these people for what they have done to an old man. He is in his 90’s now and still waiting daily.. Talking to his groupies and making himself sick because he has not got his $$$$$. When everything they tell you never ever pans out.. Is this not a clue! Angry and feel these kind of people truly ruin lives. Hope they are punished!”
      There has been Progress despite the Elite’s resistance. What the BRIC Countries are currently Financially doing is visible proof of true NESARA.

      • Jay says:

        No its all propaganda and b******t, those people feeding you updates are feeding you b******t, its all b******t!
        i followed this since 2003, back then it was EXACTLY the same as now, they said it was just around the corner, next month, then next month.. arrests have been made etc etc.. it never amounted to ANYTHING because its all B******T!
        You have to get your head around it… lots of well meaning good people are promoting this and believing it and thats why its so convincing at first.. but the whole thing is b******t!
        I was a believer for 2 to 3 years.. i woke up from it all.. the whole plan is designed to make people just sit back and do nothing to free themselves and wait for white knights who never come.. its all f*****g crap!

    • Adriana Zabala says:

      My family has also fallen for this scam! They have tried to convince me to follow them but I refuse. My gut instinct tells me no!!!

  12. Ana says:

    Wait….wait….author Mike Rothschild? You can’t be serious. Is this a satire site? If not, that’s so brazen it’s just downright confusing. It’s like a double-negative, wrapped in an enigma, dipped in chocolate. Lol. I’m so confused right now.

  13. Awake and aware says:

    It takes no intelligence to be a skeptic. Any imbecile can say, “I doubt that.”

    • Hmmm well using a derogatory term like imbecile is hardly constructive. That said a skeptic says interesting, or thats worth taking a look at. IF it is extremely implausible or violates the laws of physics you might say” I’d like to see the evidence for that.” I doubt it is not a skeptic phrase.

    • Alex says:

      yet, most imbeciles don’t say it

  14. Deep Knight says:

    Great post.

    Lord Rama and Lady Tara, two other NESARA-associated scam artists, originally pitched Barnard’s NESARA to Dove as “debt forgiveness that will also force the delivery of payments the government is blocking.” At the time her view of Omega was that the money was there to pay off these huge returns, but that the government was holding it just to be mean. Rama and Tara (who have many other names) picked up NESARA from some conspiracy bulletin board and ran with it as a magic law that would do everything from UFO disclosure to spiritual ascension to 5D. Perhaps the silliest of the NESARA crowd, they are still banging away at it in New Mexico, eking out a small living on the gullible.

  15. Thor says:

    Fuck. Offcourse this article is written by a man named rotchild. Just puts gas on the fire.

  16. Mike Rothschild is the name of the writer. Do I need to say more?…

    • And it took about a week for the anti semitic accusation so rear it lovely head nice pedro.

      • savmor says:

        Anti-Semitic? Not necessarily-

        Anti-hedgemonic oppression through banking practices (among others)
        that twist and gnarl and strangle the lifeblood out of a global populace, just to feed it’s seemingly insatiable lust to control and ultimately destroy what is monetarily sound and actually viable in the world?…

        Now that just might be a different turn around the final lap in the race.

  17. Jorge says:

    Well done job! Good research too

  18. Carol says:

    NESARA per Kathryn…this is now 10/11/2016. The date is proof all of what you said is coming together. 11/11/2016 is the date for full disclosure. Thank you Kathryn for your post. So much disinformation out there and the election year has been crazy, I mean really crazy!!

    • Noah Dillon says:

      Alright. Let’s touch base next month. We’ll see if this fantasy ever concludes. Or maybe this’ll get strung along for a few more years.

  19. cook says:

    The cabal wants one world government.

    The RV has said in postings it’s a one world financial system…it’s a digital financial system (also wanted by the cabal), it’s also a one world legal system (also wanted by the cabal), and we will not be using paper money much longer as digital will be transparent always so the cabal will always know where you have spent your money, when you received, etc….just another way to keep track of us…of course, the excuse given is …. the new financial system will prevent people from stealing. Really? What people? The cabal? But the system is made by the cabal! So they will be able to steal more from us, more easily, and keep a big brother view of us always.

    It doesn’t mean Mike Rothchild is a part of the cabal. Read what is written! It makes perfect sense! I actually met JZ Knight in Washington who was a part of this group mentioned. Look at Mike’s pic. That man has an honest demeanor. Use your intuition and not your emotions. The more you want the RV, the more you will disclaim any TRUTH EVER PRESENTED!

    Go inside and be still and discover your divinity as the divinely loving Soul you are!

  20. B Huntington says:

    For the rest of you who stumble in here after me, do a web search about GCR/RV
    There are AT LEAST a couple of “factions” on this earth and perhaps (off) battling over its resources.
    LIGHT IS Winning Over darkness, as it ALWAYS does..
    Keeps your head’s UP Light Workers! Send “them” love anyway!

    • Noah Dillon says:

      The first website I found searching for “GRC/RV” was a phishing scam. The second one touted UFOs and said that global currency revalue will happen at the end of May… 2016. The fourth one I found said that it was already happening and had started at the end of December… 2014. One said that President Obama was not involved with the cabal to suppress this information, the fourth website that came up in search results said that Obama is the mastermind of the whole scheme, which started in the 1800s in Puerto Rico. All of the websites that came up were gibberish.

      Seems like there are a lot of people stumbling in darkness. Here’s the light: “Revaluation” is a scam. Don’t fall for it.

  21. Gillette says:

    I lived with foster parents who believed this stupid s**t. They were talking about stargates and all this other crap; I guess the dove spewing this BS saw an episode of Stargate SG1(popular at the time). Also my foster parents believed in the reptilian conspiracy. They would ask me to print out reports from a website called tree of the golden light. The fact that the ‘dove’ conned so many people shows how stupid people can be. Moreover, I find it kind of ironic this piece was written by a guy named rothschild. Humorous to say the least.

  22. Angel M. says:

    Only just this week learned of this so-called “NESARA” thing, so had to do my “do diligence” to understand it…and I’m glad I did. Because in searching and deciphering this elusive missive I came across this post by SKEPTOID…written by a MIKE ROTHSCHILD.

  23. Scotty says:

    Tic Tok….Tic Toc… I hear #QAnon is coming for the Rothschild clan.

    • Noah Dillon says:

      You misspelled tick and tock twice each. No one cares about teenagers online talking on forums that are just used to advertise cartoon porn.

  24. Doreen says:

    Russia claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria last Sunday was staged by the “white helmets,” a US-funded NGO lauded by mainstream media for their humanitarian work, while long-suspected of performing less-than humanitarian deeds behind the curtain.

    • Noah Dillon says:

      OK, but what’s their evidence?

      You’ll see claims like this online, that like groups are attacking their supporters in order to gain attention and sympathy, but that doesn’t make sense: 1. they’re already being murdered by the thousands and no one cares, so more death doesn’t seem to lead to more sympathy or action, 2. the retaliation by the US and allies doesn’t make sense, either as a solution or escalation or anything, 3. it’s well known that they’re being attacked by Russia and Assad, 4. why would they kill their own people when they’re already in a pretty desperate position? It would only make them more poorly equipped to fight.

      Zero Hedge is garbage.

  25. Magin says:

    the National Economic Security and Reformation Act

    Everything else is disinformation. The truth is being covered up by lies.

  26. Violet flame says:

    Yeah let’s all trust a ROTHSCHILD to give us real info.

    • Noah Dillon says:

      So you’re suggesting that the author of this blog post, because he has the same name as a family you’ve heard of, definitely is related to them and also shares what are purported (without evidence) to be that family’s beliefs, and that in order to deviously act on that he wrote an article explaining how this NESARA scam is a scam? Is that your claim? Because that sounds silly.

  27. Angel M. says:

    WOW! So many THANKS to you for this synopsis of the Iraqi Dinar RV & NESERA!
    Back in 2009 by brother was heavy into the Iraqi Dinar RV.l scam…he even talked me into the scheme/scam!
    After much research I finally resolved to the fact this RV was a DELUSIONAL fabrication.
    I re-sold my Iraqi Dinars taking a hit on the face value of course!
    Last year a friend had gotten hold of the NESERA scam, talking PIE IN THE SKY NON- SENSE…seems like there is always a scheme or scam that attracts certain people.

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