There is a lot of geopolitical activity taking place around Iran. The recent addition of an XRP ledger node, or validator, showing up in Iran should not be considered a coincidence. As we explored in the post the Geopolitics of XRP and the follow-up post Don’t Expect an Official Announcement, … Read More
A connection between the North Korean peace summit and the global adoption of the digital asset XRP may not be holistically obvious to those of us who focus primarily on utility and the expansion of Ripple’s customer base and product offerings. Such connections aren’t easily supported by direct evidence and corporate announcements from either Ripple or the banks and institutions implementing xCurrent, xRapid or xVia. The sole function of Ripple and its business strategies is to develop product offerings and build corridors for the widespread adoption of XRP.
What we call International Liberalism is in practice the consolidation of socialism, fascism, and communism. All stand in contrast to the ideals of capitalism and freedom. Where fascism was focused on re-engineering civilization through race, communism used the divisions between classes as its casus belli. Socialism, in turn, served as the ideological building blocks which could be added incrementally to the capitalist and democratic norms. These socialist building blocks slowly corrupted the capitalist framework in the Western world. This engineered corruption would be subsequently used to build the case against capitalism and promote the global Marxist Revolution.
JC Collins Things are strange and George Soros has stated that everything has gone wrong. Depends on your perspective I suppose. It’s a rainy Sunday morning and I’m here staring at the computer screen wondering what to write about. Through my headphones the sounds of a YouTube video called … Read More
We are now in the final phase of geopolitical and financial desperation as the fading world of Anglo-American dominance attempts to hold onto power in a world that has fundamentally changed and left it behind. The diametric of left and right politics has been used by this establishment to maintain political and cultural control over mass populations for at least the last hundred years. This is not uncommon. Governance frameworks organically develop and evolve to protect the centers of power and wealth for the simple reason that the framework originates from within those centers.
Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution
Central banks are unable to provide the level of liquidity required to feed the next industrial, or technological, revolution. Global population growth has outpaced global production and quality of life factors for at least a century or more. The limitless variables which can be used to measure such factors would range across an expansive list, such as agricultural production, migration of mass populations, imperial movement of capital and wealth, military conflict, disease and overall health of populations, access to natural resources, and the ability to bring those resources to market.
Such an extensive list of variables and data inputs means there is an equally extensive list of interpretations and conclusions. But to confirm that population growth has outpaced actual production the astute observer only need consider the deep imbalances which exist across the regions and populations of the world. The non-sporadic, or non-random, distribution of wealth follows the flow of liquidity and access to capital. This has always been the case, whether it was Roman coins or Federal Reserve bank notes.
Trump Geopolitics and a Persian Revolution
It has to be one of the greatest turnabouts in all of human history. Just a few months ago a war between America and North Korea seemed all but unavoidable. Both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were hurling threats back and forth as the Western liberal media when hysterical with accusations that Trump was going to start a nuclear war.
If there is any one thing which supports the conclusion that North Korea, and in particular Kim Jong-un, were assets of the Anglo-American Establishment it’s that the media corporations, career politicians, and academic institutions controlled by them did everything they could to prevent President Trump from building an environment of peace between the two Koreas.
New American-Sino Monetary and Geopolitical Relations
The empty streets, homes, and commercial spaces of China’s ghost cities are starting to come alive. The vast building of empty cities by Chinese civil and cultural planners over an almost two decade span was considered by most in the West to be an example of overbuilding in a closed economy, an economy which was decades away from functional levels of maturation. Few considered the possibility that China was engineering one of the greatest socioeconomic plans in human history.
Long-term POM readers will remember that this was one of the core themes in the early years of the site. China’s rural population has always been a problematic issue for the policymakers in Beijing. Throughout its history Chinese farmers have repeatedly overthrown their Sino rulers through violent revolution. The benefits of a massive lower class which supports the alternative need for a viable and content middle class.
Where Blockchain Decentralization and Socioeconomic Multilateralism Intersect
“It should have been so obvious.”
As the trade war between China and America develops, two interesting side stories are coming into focus. These side stories have been building for years and are only now entering into their fundamental phase of escalation, transformation, and alignment.
Baby Bone Soup and Clean Underwear
By JC Collins
The world is maybe a year away from having its first trillionaire. Such wealth accumulation will come from blockchain enterprises, or the forthcoming sudden explosion of artificial intelligence mixed with robotics and organic printing. Sudden because few are considering the speed in which technologies will come together and give shape to the future.
We all know about blockchain, robotics, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, 3D printers, both organic and non-organic, and the impact which each of these could potentially have on human existence. But imagine all of those technologies consolidating and creating whole new industries and economic opportunities.
Where would the average humans even begin to understand the complex evolution of the world around them?