A Hidden Mystery (FREEPOM)

The 12+1 Symbolism of the Federal Reserve System

By JC Collins

“A Federal Reserve Bank is a regional bank of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. There are twelve in total, one for each of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts that were created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.”  – From Wikipedia

The number twelve frequently occurs among ancient peoples, who in nearly every case had a pantheon consisting of twelve demigods and goddesses presided over by The Invincible One, who was Himself subject to the Incomprehensible All-Father.  This use of the number twelve is especially noted in the Jewish and Christian writings.  The twelve prophets, the twelve patriarchs, the twelve tribes, and the twelve Apostles – each group has a certain significance, for each refers to the Divine Duodecimo, or Twelvefold Deity, whose emanations are manifested in the tangible created Universe through twelve individualized channels.”  -Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

In the ancient mysteries there is a ritualistic procession which describes the path from confusion and despair to enlightenment and exultation.  This process places the individual, or groupings of individuals, such as nations, on a journey of hardship and suffering, only to come out the other end liberated and illuminated.

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The Fourth Wall (FREEPOM)

By JC Collins

Where is the warmness of that lost innocence?

Mother, why did you leave me here amongst the smoking ruins of this place?

This place.

Place.

Space in-between.

Gasp.

The emptiness.

After four days of aptitude testing I was walked into a room with a large desk.  Behind the desk sat a military psychologist who politely greeted me and told me to take a seat.  He reeked of Aqua Velva and cigarettes.

“Thank you for spending the week with us,” he said.

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Über Cool (FREEPOM)

Consolidation through the Expansion of Worldwide Socialism

By JC Collins

The World Economic Forum is publishing a study which states that 5 million jobs will be lost to advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, genetics, and other advancements by the year 2020. This study correlates well with other policy papers by some banks and international institutions which suggest that 80% of human jobs will be replaced by 2030 or 2040.

There are some obvious questions which arise. What will replace these lost jobs?  How will humans earn a living when there are no jobs to replace the ones which have been taken over by Robbie Robot? And how does this connect to the multilateral monetary transition?

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How China is Deleveraging from the USD (FREEPOM)

By JC Collins

On December 29, 2015, in the post The Myth of China Dumping US Dollars, I wrote the following in regards to the past accumulation of USD by the People’s Bank of China:

“The PBoC continues to keep the renminbi weak against the dollar for the purpose of purchasing US dollars which are accumulated by Chinese business and exporters.  The People’s Bank of China borrows renminbi in order to purchase these dollars.”

“Once purchased, the PBoC cannot sell renminbi as it would be inflationary. Same as the US with dollars.  In order to prevent excess inflation, the PBoC issues new debt and raises the required reserve ratio of capital held by Chinese banks.  This has led to the increase of domestic debt within China.”

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Don’t Panic Just Yet! (FREEPOM)

New Year Volatility and the Shifting Sands of the Middle East

By JC Collins

With the New Year well underway we are beginning to witness the next phase of volatility which will accompany the rebalancing of the international monetary system.  This recent batch of volatility can be associated with the normalization of monetary policy by the Federal Reserve.  Though most have come to the conclusion that there will in fact be this volatility, many do not consider that it has been accounted for, and a focused strategy has been developed to allow for its occurrence.

The international monetary and financial systems will wax and wane through the year as the Fed incrementally increases interest rates and China continues its transition to a consumer based economy.  Each episode of decreases and increases will be met with equal portions of despair and euphoria.  Commentaries and conclusions will be quickly drawn that the collapse is near, or that we are on the verge of a new bull market.

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