Under Trump, America is pushing strategically against Russia in Eastern Europe, against China on multiple fronts, both economically and militarily, and against Iran on all strategic fronts. This isn't to keep the dying USD framework alive, but to ensure America still has economic independence and shared military supremacy when the full monetary realignment takes place. Not having the USD as the global reserve currency and being able to use the SWIFT international payments system as leverage over nations which won't agree with America on trade and economic terms will require something to replace it which can ensure security in the future.
For, as Man was fallen, so shall he ascend back to the place from whence he came. But this return from the wilderness cannot be accomplished without following the universal law as encoded within the educational existence which Man now finds himself. These laws exist and playout in our individual lives whether we acknowledge them or not. Ignoring them will subject us to multiple lifetimes of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical suffering. With each new life, we bring forth that which was previously learned, though we may not be aware of that. How do you know something? Where did thought of knowing come from? Where have you met that person before? Why did you make one choice over another? All our echoes of that which came before.
No one wanted to be wrong at a time when no one knew how to be right. All existed in that place which was once called purgatory but has since been named enlightenment. It was a space which encompassed two worlds which were more evolving together than colliding. While one could be lost in the hellish catacombs of the subconscious, another, two steps away from the first, could be transcending the world of light and dark to reside in the translucent plane which exists just beyond. This space contains the origins of all as well as the seed of one
Once emotional propaganda takes root it quickly begins to copy and paste itself throughout the simulation, or social construct, and before long the new becomes that which always was and will always be - the "truth" which is broadly accepted. Those who deny this truth collect on the fringe of the social construct and throw emotional bombs back into the simulation in the hope that one of them can self-replicate, copy and paste itself, and become a new viral truth which can take over the simulacrum from within.
The Scalable World and Our XRP Future
The egg is the program for the chicken.
All rivers of truth and longing bleed back into the one endless sea. Bleeding rivers came from the creative genius of Nina Simone and as the river bleeds its run back to the sea we magically become the desire of all rivers. Music is magic and Sinnerman stands as one of the greatest of the great works while providing a light in the stumbling darkness of mans pleading ignorance.
Three nights ago Marianne and I sat in the local arena watching a Cirque du Soleil show called Crystal. It was an amazing blend of atmospheric wonderment and an enchanting search for the person within each one of us. As with all mystery plays, there were multiple stories taking place simultaneously. The surface story was recognized by all but the deeper the viewers understanding of the esoteric, the deeper the meaning and layers the viewer could discover within both themselves and the mystery playing out on the stage in front of them.
Attempting to manipulate and control the material world directly is counter-intuitive to the nature of how that world functions. Being that all matter is manifested from thought it would be instrumental for the real magician to focus attention and efforts upon the world of thought, as thought is where the material world can be manipulated before the act of manifestation itself. Doubt it not, this is the true nature of our world and those who understand this dynamic have targeted the core subconscious of the human race.
Even as these words manifest from within my mind through the keyboard and forever into the digital world which is incrementally tightening its embrace around us, you are being drawn further into the world I have created for us. Through the manipulation of letters and words, I am spelling out a magical spell which causes the transmutation of thought within each who reads the incantation. This is the truth which can be revealed and understood by those with the open mind of the mage and adept.
Matter is simple clay waiting for the direction of thought to form and mold its characteristics while devising its purpose. Weave the world from a billion minds. The more minds, the more manipulation of the material world which can be achieved. Overpopulation is a gift to the magician who truly understands this power.
It became clear during the financial crisis of 2008 that the central bank model of providing liquidity for global growth was coming to an end. This followed on earlier financial and monetary events, such as the Asian currency crisis of 1997, which provided indications of a fundamental and structural problem with the global monetary system.
While some pundits, analysts, and policymakers across the political and economic spheres have been unable to follow the logic behind such a conclusion, the facts and trends are undeniable. The Bank of Amsterdam was the world's first central bank and was established in 1603. This bank represented the preeminence of the Dutch Empire and was followed with the establishment of the Bank of England, the world's second central bank, which in turn represented the emergence of the British Empire and expansion of the East India Trading Company around the world.
The East India Trading Company was instrumental in both spreading and enforcing the use of the British pound in all the regions of the world which it established business relationships and trade deals. A modern comparison would be perhaps found in OPEC, which regulated global energy trade and production while ensuring trade arrangements were balanced in USD. The history of such companies being aligned with the interests of its origin nation and the corresponding banking, business, and trade needs is widespread throughout the last 400 years. Such relationships spanned empires and borders as one after another central bank was established in the nations of the world.
Back in September of 2017, I wrote a piece titled "A Transcontinental Civil War?" where we explored the possibility of mass migration being the leading cause of a civil war which spanned across the borders of most Western nations. It was postulated that this civil war would be somewhat stage-managed to guide Western nations into accepting the broader mandates of Globalization and the United Nations non-sovereign framework for a world government.
The existence of such a strategy cannot be denied, nor can it be explained away by convenience labels such as conspiracy theorist. The open call for world government has reached new levels of openness and boldness. The use of the phrase "New World Order" has become something of an amusement to those who have found themselves in positions of power and influence. Even Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has recently used the phrase in reference to the new world of blockchain and cryptocurrency based solutions which are being developed and deployed at an ever-increasing rate. The reason for choosing such a specific phrase is for verbal and communicative impact. It relays multiple messages across multiple demographics, and in all probability has a different meaning and social-construct depending on the constitution and dispensation of the person observing or listening.
Throughout 2018 the Philosophy of Metrics (POM) Community evolved and became something which can exist with or without me. This ragtag group of random individuals began coming together back in January of 2014. At first, everything was focused around the articles I would write as the group bantered about the subject material and started introducing their own research and supporting evidence.
Since then it feels like the POM Community has surpassed the limitations of one person and has broken free to become a truly independent and powerful source of shared wisdom and shared experiences of self-reflection and evolution. POM will have to continue long after I’m gone because the seeds we have planted together have only just begun to take root. It’s the understanding of where we have been, where we are now, and where we will be tomorrow. Our very own Dickens tale set in an online Victorian technological and philosophical era of anonymous suffering and loneliness.
Another milestone in 2018 was the growth of the XRP Community. The digital asset XRP is on a course to greatness and there appears to be little that can stop it at this point. Those that have been following the events throughout the year understand what I am referencing. The light bulb cannot be uninvented. This community was very welcoming to me and my abstract and sometimes challenging interpretation of XRP and the Ripple strategy, which is building software solutions upon the XRP ledger.
Beggars want to be kings and kings want to be greater kings. Each of us seeks out XRP knowledge and riches for our own reasons. Some are enthralled by the process of development and implementation more than price. Others are strictly focused on upward price movement and untold riches. There are many who populate the temporary wastelands in between. We roam about wondering "when moon" and follow those who proclaim to know something which the profane do not. Those who make such claims are indeed the profane amongst us, for the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Wisdom is the key to managing knowledge. Do you see profane Man? The king and the beggar are one and the same.