Ersatz: A shoddy substitute; a replacement of inferior quality.  A synthetic material instead of natural material. 

From the German word for replacement, substitute, or spare: ein Ersatz. 

Synonyms include counterfeit, phony, false, fake, imitation, and spurious

“The ability of the globalists to direct the world’s economy by means of central banking and Keynesian deficits will be seen for what it is in theory today: an ersatz order that is going to lead to a monumental disorder. We are in the middle of a vast delusion: the delusion of the state’s ability to build a monetary and fiscal tower that reaches into heaven. That monstrosity is going to disintegrate.”  – Dr. Gary North in an article entitled “The Tower of Babel vs. The Internet”


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