Global Growth Contraction

jcollinsEconomics, FREEPOM64 Comments

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.

The First Global Revolution - Implementing Globalization 2.0

jcollinsCultural, Economics, Premium POM

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.

Converging Communities in a Dickens Narrative

jcollinsCultural, Esoteric, FREEPOM9 Comments

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.

A King and a Beggar Play Chess Together

jcollinsEconomics, Esoteric, Premium POM

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.

Storm Clouds Gathering

jcollinsEconomics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

The geopolitical hotspots of Eastern Europe and the South China Sea continue to be pivot points which America is focusing on to retain some form of influence over global interactions as the USD system unwinds.  The tension between Russia and the NATO build upon its border is the most worrisome.  As we’ve covered before, control of the Eurasian continent is the objective.

Remember, Remember…the Fifth of November

jcollinsCrown Beast Series, Cultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical133 Comments

It’s always been interesting to me that a worldwide movement called Anonymous was built from the script of a Hollywood movie. V for Vendetta and its use of the Guy Fawkes mask has symbolized the resistance to a corrupt and power-hungry elite for years now.  Masks are some of the most powerful symbols used by humans and the Anonymous mask is no different. (Reference the last line of my article titled The Geopolitics of XRP - “No more masks”.)

Baal and the Return of the Queen

jcollinsCultural, Esoteric, FREEPOM104 Comments

Ancient Cryptography and the Pattern of Human Religious Archetypes and Pagan Psychology

JC Collins

“It is the opinion of the learned that whenever the ancient sages, whom in the Greek language we call Philosophers, discovered any secret of art or nature, they concealed it through various modes and figures lest the knowledge of it should fall into the hands of the wicked.”

The above quote is from the opening paragraph of Steganographia by Johannes Trithemius.  This book is considered one of the great occult works on pagan spiritualism and demonology ever written.  Published in 1606, and based on the ancient writings of King Solomon, it would go on to inspire other occult interpretations and translations of those same ancient texts.  But Steganographia, and all the occult works which came after may be about much more than mere evil spirits and demons.

Wikipedia states:

“Trithemius' most famous work, Steganographia (written c. 1499; published Frankfurt, 1606), was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1609[1] and removed in 1900.[2] This book is in three volumes, and appears to be about magic—specifically, about using spirits to communicate over long distances. However, since the publication of a decryption key to the first two volumes in 1606, they have been known to be actually concerned with cryptography and steganography. Until recently, the third volume was widely still believed to be solely about magic, but the "magical" formulae have now been shown to be covertexts for yet more cryptographic content.”

The relationship between occultism, steganography, and cryptography is a massive subject which could fill volumes.  The relevance which is the focus of this piece is built around the concept that “spirits” could be used to communicate over long distances.  These communications were secured with a “key” to ensure the “transactions” were processed by the intended receiver.

The New Protestantism

jcollinsCrown Beast Series, Cultural, Premium POM

Watch for this pattern of friction between Trump and his New Protestantism and the Catholic Church and Pope.  It started during the campaign in 2016 and will continue and pick up momentum later this year and into 2019.  There are huge historical and cultural pieces being moved on the world’s grand chess board.  These moves will shake the foundations of the Earth and forever change the direction of mankind.

XRP - The Standard

jcollinsEconomics, Geopolitical28 Comments

USD, SDR, Economic Collapse, Sovereign Debt, China, Russia, SWIFT, and SAP

JC Collins

The fear of an economic collapse is a constant emotion which spans across financial demographics and business news cycles.  Everything from sovereign debt pressures to currency wars, with trade wars sprinkled in for good measure, are leveraged as potential sparks for the next crisis.

Over the last five years, I have made a reasonable case that central bank monetary policies around Quantitative Easing (QE), and the subsequent Quantitative Tightening (QT), or normalization of monetary policy, would not lead to the dollar collapse and economic turmoil that so many had been predicting. There has been much written about the QE response to the financial crisis of 2008 and the inevitable normalization of those policies which would follow.  So let’s just focus on the basic economics to help us understand the broader impact of these policies and the direction the world now appears to be taking as a response to the last crisis.