Masking the SDR with a New Gold Standard

JcollinsEconomics, FREEPOM7 Comments

Is there a snake in the wood pile?

A recent article in Forbes has suggested that the Trump Presidency has three options regarding the international monetary system. One option is to continue with the dollar as the primary reserve currency. Most readers will be aware of the challenges from such a continuation. The growing imbalances within the existing system are creating the need for a structural change. So this is not a option worth considering.

The second option which Forbes suggests is to use the Special Drawing Right (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the global reserve asset. This concept has been thoroughly reviewed and explained here on POM and does provide a viable path forward pending what solutions and protections are put forward to address concerns over loss of sovereignty.

SDR and the New Bretton Woods – Volume One

JcollinsEconomics, FREEPOM, SDR's and the New Bretton Woods15 Comments

When starting Philosophy of Metrics (POM) on December 31, 2013 I had no real idea what to write about. There were some general ideas which assisted in coming up with the name for the site, but outside of that I viewed it as an opportunity to get some thoughts out.

Within a few weeks it became self-apparent that my focus was leaning towards the transformation of the international monetary system. Outside of a few older articles and vague references it appeared that no one was aggressively researching and presenting information on this transformation and the use of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund to achieve the evolving objectives.

The Great War for Eurasia

JcollinsEconomics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical30 Comments

Nothing you have been told is true.

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles which President Trump fired at Syria on April 6, 2017 has left most supporters either surprised or confused. In some cases both. The rampant propaganda which has bookended this event is even more unbelievable than that which accompanied the media onslaught in the lead up to the Iraq invasion of 2003.

The emotional illogic contagion which spreads when we are fighting “for the children” is the most effective of the propaganda tactics. It taps into our deepest and most human characteristic. The need to protect our children and those who are innocent is something which no one could argue with, lest they be labeled a monster.

The alleged sarin gas attack on the Syrian people by President Bashar al-Assad fits this profile and brings back memories of Iraqi soldiers taking Kuwait babies out of incubators and throwing them on the floor. These fabricated events manufacture the required support to rally mass populations behind a cause and war which they otherwise may not agree with. Humans are emotion based and can be conditioned with relative ease on most issues.

The complex nature of world events and challenges would require intense explanations and a broad knowledge base to understand. This is not to suggest that people do not deserve the truth and that a high percentage of the population could not comprehend and manage a working understanding of how the world functions. It simple acknowledges the factual data of the intelligence bell curve within demographics and the disproportionate ability of people to process and transfer information and knowledge with any consistent level of accuracy.

The truths around the developing events in Syria are about so much more than sarin gas and innocent children. The gas attack itself is in serious question as Assad had zero motive to commit such an attack. Previous accusations of Assad gassing his own people turned out to be fabrications and propaganda, or the acts of the Western supported rebels and terrorists organizations operating in the country for the purpose of removing Russian ally Assad from power.

Cultural Segregation and the Failure of Multiculturalism

JcollinsCultural, FREEPOM8 Comments

There is a need to be direct and specific. Multicultural globalism has failed. But a form of national globalism could emerge to take its place.

Decades of one-sided cultural acceptance policies are coming to an end. The flood of immigration into the Western world from the third world and emerging nations has created a disproportionate multiculturalism. This one-way mass migration of people has not been bi-directional and has in fact been a form of simulated multiculturalism. The demand to come west has stood in contrast to a complete lack of desire for those in the West to migrate eastward.

The acceptance policies of the multicultural mandates were predominantly focused on transforming the culture and heritage of the West to accommodate this demand and endless supply of migration and immigration. Based on the low West to East migration levels there was little demand on the cultures of the origin nations – those third world and emerging countries – to embrace the idea of multiculturalism and accept the Western heritage.

It can be argued that even if a larger West to East migration existed, the willingness in the Eastern host nations to transform their own cultures to accommodate the incoming Western culture would not be a priority. It could even be violently resisted.

Even though Western commercialism has been exported around the world, the receiving nations have integrated those brands and styles into their own cultural identity and have discarded the Western specific ancillary side effects associated with unbridled consumerism, though they do have their own version of these human character deficiencies.

Allah Cannot Stop the Islamic Reformation

JcollinsCultural, FREEPOM9 Comments

Using Jihad-Reversal to Forever Alter the Interpretation of the Muhammadan Law

Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come.

Over multiple centuries the Christian faith went through periods of change which forever altered the religions context and interpretation. From the Lutheran Reformation to the onset of the Enlightenment, the Christian religion and Catholic Church transformed from its regimented and structured past to establish the framework which carried it into the modern world.

It can be reasonably argued that the advancement in technology which the Gutenberg Printing Press represented was one of the causative factors which set the Lutheran (Protestant) Reformation in motion. These advancements continued throughout the Age of Enlightenment, or Reason, and brought the Western world into the 20th Century.

Changes which are taking place in the world today are also causative factors in the transformation of the Islamic faith, though this may not be as obvious as one would expect. The first hint of this Islamic Reformation is the wide disbursement of Muslims around the world. Comparing this Islamic migration to previous migrations which contributed to the Holy Crusades would be a mistake as the world is a fundamentally different place than it was 9 centuries ago.

The Political Revolution of Canada has Begun

JcollinsCultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical11 Comments

Apparently we need government to ensure that government doesn’t get in the way of capital investment and productivity. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me backtrack a few days to a time when it was Friday.

The 3 hour drive south from Edmonton to Calgary was relaxing and uneventful. The sun had been shining and the Queen Elizabeth II Highway was dry and smooth. Later that afternoon the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party Leadership Convention would begin. It was the first time in 30 years that the PC’s were using the delegate method of selecting a new leader.

Yours truly was elected as a delegate for my riding in Edmonton. But my motive was not solely related to helping overturn the current socialist left government which grabbed power in Alberta back in 2015. No, my motive was more personal and specific to the objectives and mandates which have been organically developing within Philosophy of Metrics (POM) for over 3 years now.

First on the agenda in Calgary was a business lunch with my big mining customer. Meeting at a place called the Swine and Sow (such an Alberta name) we went through the usual laundry list of friendly action items and began conversing about some more personal matters.

The first question he asked was why I was in Calgary for the weekend. Fair enough. Explaining the twisting and treacherous path I have taken to arrive at my current political ideology was a good place to start, but it quickly turned into a discussion about accountabilities and key performance indicators (KPI”s), or lack thereof, related to government.

We both agreed that if we performed as poorly as government in our careers we would have been skidded and replaced a long time ago. Efficiency and return on investment are the cornerstones of what we do every day and every week. Through safe and productive work practices we manage towards profitability and meeting pre-determined objectives.

Having the opportunity to work beside, and learn from, some of the best people in the mining industry in the world has been the backbone of my own personal and professional development. At times it almost feels like an extended family of likeminded individuals who share cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. It has truly contributed to the hardworking, ethical and strategic person I have grown to become.

One other benefit is that it has provided me the skill of sniffing out BS and insincerity in those who come in and out of my world. The intelligent and down-to-earth people in mining are some of the best in the world. Hands down.

Parting ways I headed off to check into the hotel and get my delegate badge at the convention registration. This was going to be a new experience for me but one which was much needed as I continue developing the wisdom of the POM brand and further define the seedling mandates and platform of the Republican Party of Canada (RPC).

Since starting POM many have messaged me privately and made comments within the community regarding actions which can be taken to regain control of our political and economic sovereignty. The traditional responses I have given were always focused on our own personal responsibilities and accountabilities. It is easy for us to point the finger and blame governments or banks for the faults and troubles in our world. I have been, and continue to be, reluctant to run down that rabbit hole for the same reason as I push all conversation towards inward reflection. The reason is simple. We are all humans with the same pattern of corruption, incompetence, and predisposition to seek out gain for selfish reasons.

Blaming others for the same negative and destructive characteristics as ourselves is tantamount to a sort of treasonous cultural self-exploitation. The differences between us and them are found in the socioeconomic level which we find ourselves as opposed to the method. Those further up the ladder are better positioned to take advantage of the inherent deficiencies in the system than those near the bottom with less means. The difference between us and them is one of means and not character traits.

Please don’t send messages stating that you are different and not corrupt. We are all corrupting to varying degrees and levels. Some of this corruption is conscious while some are unconscious, or subconscious if you will. The statements above are broad and meant to convey the average generalization from a high altitude and are not targeted at you as an individual.

Over the last few months I have been interacting with the Jason Kenney campaign to “Unite the Right” in Alberta. Here there are two conservative parties. One is the old elitist PC party and the other is the Wildrose Party. The wildrose is the symbolic flower here in Alberta.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is far left and has socialist ideals and mandates. Since gaining power they have taken out the coal industry, exploded debt, and are even rewriting the educational curriculum in secret. The last one is obviously meant to assist in transforming the right-leaning Albertan demographic forever, which would ensure future electoral wins for the NDP, or whatever liberal-left party crawls forth to feed off the hard work of the people.

There is a great need to remove this group from the halls of power at the legislature building here in Edmonton. That much is clear, and my involvement and intention are true from that perspective. But I also wanted to learn about the inner workings of the political process and how such a “grassroots” campaign can get off the ground and be coordinated through the application of strategy and the use of social media.

If the Republican Party of Canada is to be successful it will need to understand the political strategies and gamesmanship of those who move and position within the current system. For awhile I even considered that maybe I would put the idea of the RPC on the back-burner and get more involved with the Unite the Right movement here in Alberta. But after the interactions with the Kenney campaign I have decided to stick with the original strategy of the RPC to exact fundamental change in Canada while using POM as a tool to transfer information, ideas, and wisdom to a new and growing demographic of populist idealists who are sick and tired of the same old politics of flashy talking points and reneged promises.

Now don’t get me wrong, Jason Kenney strikes me as being a fine human being, but one who has had his character and edge defined by the traditional political system of leverage between the left and right which has developed in the Western world over the last few centuries. The idea he expresses to unite the right and remove the socialist NDP from power is a good one. The problem is that he is supported by the same old elitist power players who have controlled Canadian politics for generations.

These players represent not just the political “dynasties” here in Alberta and Canada, but also business interests related to those political idols and identities. This far reaching incestuous relationship between business and politics is the same throughout the world. It represents the idea of means vs character traits we had just discussed a few paragraphs ago.

Being an astute observer has always been one of my best characteristics. Just interacting with the political process here in Alberta has provided the insight which I needed to reflect further and make some firm decisions regarding the path forward for the RPC. Every time I shock Jason Kenney’s hand he transferred hidden information about himself. Every interaction I had with riding captains and those managing the campaign from behind the scenes provided a new depth of understanding about the process and those involved.

The hard work and dedication is there. No doubt. One evening I was at a private residence were some of us delegates got to meet with Kenney and ask some questions while getting a photo taken with him. When he arrived he looked exhausted. The long days traveling across Alberta and meeting with people was obviously taking its toll. You have to admire such dedication, no matter the motivation.

During the convention I had the opportunity to talk with Kenney some more. There were also short introductions with others who worked on the campaign at a higher level than the delegate selection organizers who I had been interacting with. These were strategists and organizers who are the brains behind the overall plan to unite the right and install Kenney as the next Premier of Alberta.

On Saturday morning there was a Big Ideas discussion with a business person from Calgary, a current Member of Parliament (MP), also from Calgary, and some other guy who seemed to be promoting bigger government. Sitting in the room with around another 1000 people I listened as each presented their big idea and talking points.

One of the points which stood out to me was the promotion of Alberta government bonds being sold to Albertans as a way for them to invest in their own future. The idea of bonds is associated with the inefficiencies and accumulating debt of the central banking system. Bonds, or bondage, whichever twist you prefer, will not be the base of tomorrows socioeconomic system. The world is changing and these yesterday thinkers will live long enough to watch their ideological methodologies drift away on the winds of tomorrow.

The Great Battle for Western Civilization

JcollinsCultural, FREEPOM, Geopolitical24 Comments

The age of pretend is now coming to an end. There is no more hiding and running from the truth which we have all known for generations. This truth has laid dormant in the pits of our stomachs and in the sands of our minds. It is a truth which we cannot outrun. It is a truth which cannot be forgotten or ignored. It is a truth which is rushing at us like an out of control freight train. It is a truth with consequences that cannot be avoided.

We can no longer pretend that this truth does not exist. We can no longer pretend that this train is not real. I’m writing to you now in this time of revelation so we may unite on that deeper level where all men and women share a common purpose.

For our purpose is not to remain in silence as our civilization is shattered and tormented. Our purpose is not to act as cultural cannon-fodder for those who mean to invade both our lands and our minds. Your purpose is now to stand firm in unification with the brothers and sisters of our common civilization.

When will the Left Come for You?

JcollinsCultural, FREEPOM29 Comments

The Western systems of governance and education hammer the left and right ideologies through the use of mainstream media and alternative media, while using the bricks and mortar institutions of wisdom and learning as a degenerative weapon meant to promote and perpetuate the continued fragmentation and division of the electoral demographic composition.

And It Begins….

JcollinsEconomics, FREEPOM24 Comments

Trump Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells the IMF he expects a “frank and candid” exchange rate analysis. POM readers will not be surprised by this development. Article can be read at the following link:

Islamophobia – The Real Need for Electoral Reform in Canada

JcollinsCultural, FREEPOM, Geopolitical20 Comments

The Difference between a Republic and a Democracy

By JC Collins

Proportional representation is the cornerstone of all Republics and ensures that the powers of sovereignty are vested in, and exercised by, the people through that very same proportional representation. This differs from the majority representation in a Democracy where a 49% (or less) minority of the population only have rights that are granted to them by the ruling false-majority.

Outside of this fundamental difference a Republic and a Democracy are the same. Simply put, a Republic ensures the sovereign representation of all individual electoral voters while in a Democracy sovereignty is held in the group or elected false-majority which can at times amount to 30% of the electoral voters.