Our existing culture is infected with a corruption of the hidden mysteries, as all the one-eyed symbolism would attest. But all of those professing to possess the hidden knowledge of the ancient mysteries, and using things such as one-eye symbolism, are mere fools leading themselves and others over the edge of a cliff. These people have not even moved on from the Fool card of the Tarot to the Initiate card in order to become a true adept of the mysteries. Do not follow these people. Follow no one. Follow your own inward path which is waiting to be discovered by you.
Hatred is the manifestation of fear. We become what we hate and fear. Convince people that they should fear everything and they will learn to hate everything, including themselves. From there it is a simple process of social-engineering to re-direct that hate and fear onto others and the process of war has begun.
The most obvious characteristic of the androgynous Baphomet symbol is that the male and female energies are not balanced or in equilibrium. The sun side of the symbol represents the male forces while the moon side represents the female forces. The hand and arm on the sun side are pointing up while the hand and arm on the moon side are pointing down.
Visualize each as a plus and minus of the male and female forces, or fluids. As such, the Baphomet symbol can be interpreted as representing an imbalance in the material world between the male and female energies. This imbalance prevents the true spiritual androgynous being from evolving out of the merging of the male and female fluids and ascending as one spiritual being made out of two.
Smart Capital looks for the Highest Return at the Lowest Risk
During the financial crisis of 2007, a lot of stock market value just vanished as investors panic sold. It should be understood that mature investors who remained calm and patient experienced even larger gains in the years after the financial crisis. Some stocks, of course, didn’t recover but most did and surpassed the previous highs.
Many investors dumped stocks and moved to cash. This move also comes with twofold risk as you would have to be right on your risk analysis twice in a row for it to pay off. As an example, you would have to time your move out of stocks and into cash just right to maximize gains and minimize losses. But you would also have to time the move out of cash and back into stocks just as accurately. Most investors would have been better off holding through 2008 and 2009 to ride the wave back up to higher gains.
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.
The forces of empire are one of the greatest energies which mankind must face and overcome in order to build a right-minded world which takes into consideration the unique and individual challenges and phases of evolution across peoples and regions. Affording all equal opportunity under a decentralized monetary and governance framework is the best method to both encourage and achieve new levels of cultural and socioeconomic evolution.
“Some other power, some third class of individuals aside from the leaders and the scholars must exist, and this third class must have the task of thwarting mistakes, and nipping the causes of potential disturbances in the bud. There must be a body of men whose task it is to throw out the rotten apples as soon as the first spots of decay appear. A body of this nature must exist undercover. It must either be a power unto itself or be given the broadest discretionary powers by the highest authorities.”
From a 1945 report titled The World after the War: OSS-SOE, The Invisible Empire authored by the Harvard anthropologist Carleton S. Coon for OSS Chief William Donovan.
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.
The XRP interledger will connect all other ledgers, whether fiat or crypto. The interledger will be truly decentralized and not controlled by any one nation, bank, or institution, including Ripple themselves. It is something all nations can agree upon and use, as XRP transactions take 3 seconds and cost fractions of a cent. Compare to SWIFT which is expensive and takes 5 days.
Central banks will likely begin this year diversifying their foreign exchange reserve accounts with the top crypto assets. The rush for regulation is creating volatility in the first phase of the crypto market, but will allow for massive institutional money to enter during the next phase. Nothing in its digital version has failed. This will be the same with money. Fiat currencies will be replaced over time with their crypto versions.