Midnight at Sea

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The Scalable World and Our XRP Future

JC Collins

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.

Global Growth Contraction

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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.

Converging Communities in a Dickens Narrative

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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.

Remember, Remember…the Fifth of November

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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

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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 Brotherhood of the Snake

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The Brotherhood of the Snake was a short story I first published back in 2014.  It was greeted with mixed reactions.  Some understood the deeper self-reflection on darkness which was presented, while others were horrified with the events which took place in the story.  That is understandable.  The line between ... Read More

The Great War for Eurasia

Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical10 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 are 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.

Crypto Market will Swallow Gold Market in 2019

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The price of gold is not the real story here, whether its $800 or $1800.  The real story is the rise of a whole new asset class which will serve as a new source of global liquidity.  The existing $7.8 trillion gold market will be completely inundated by the crypto market as it expands across all financial sectors and within all financial products. Nothing will stop it.

Year of the Long Knives

Cultural, FREEPOM, Geopolitical42 Comments

The Year of Long Knives has begun.  It will not stop with Info Wars.  It will not stop with Trump.  Now that the beast has a taste it will move forward gorging on all.  The end result will be genocide and starvation. But there is hope. This battle has been fought and won on a massive scale numerous times throughout recorded human history, the American Civil War, the American War for Independence, and the Protestant Reformation are just some of the most recent examples within Western Civilization.