The Coming Collapse of Communist China

jcollinsCultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical117 Comments

JC Collins

A few years following the collapse of the twin towers the world was almost unrecognizable from what it had been at the end of the 20th Century.  After grunge, techno, the explosion of websites, Yahoo, Amazon, Supersize Fries, and Bill Clinton, anything seemed possible. The lackluster years of the late 1990’s ended with the birth of the music sharing platform Napster and an unremarkable Y2K event.  The future strangely seemed both mundane and hopeful. Everything changed with the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen’s Aden harbor on October 12, 2000.

At the time, I was in Las Vegas attending the largest mining expo in the world.  News of the Cole bombing quickly spread and my first thought was that it was only the beginning.  There were those of us who understood on some intuitive level that something bigger was about to happen, but we couldn’t understand the full magnitude of what was to come.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, a mining co-worker, who was meant to be flying up to Canada from Dallas, called to inform me he wasn’t going to make it as all flights were grounded.  Planes had crashed into the World Trade Center.  That was how I heard about the largest news event since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Most of us either raced home or to the nearest boardroom with a television to watch the unfolding events on CNN.  Like everyone else that morning, we knew in our guts that things would never be the same.

Three months after those events, on December 11, 2001, China became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The argument was that allowing China to enter the WTO would encourage Beijing to adopt liberal economic and democratic norms.  This of course would never happen.  By 2004 Chinese infrastructure projects were using up so much steel and rubber that the cost of large mining trucks and the massive tires which fit on those trucks had skyrocketed.  It was said that China was building the equivalent of three Chicago’s every 12 months.

Within just a few years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule everything had completely changed.  The World Trade Center was gone, China was a member of the World Trade Organization, America was at war in the Middle East, and the China miracle was being propelled by the expansion of American debt.  That’s how fast the world had been transformed.

The role of China becoming the worlds largest creditor nation as America was becoming the largest debtor nation was not an accident.  It was by design and was needed in order to keep the global system of banking and commerce moving forward.  The Asian Currency Crisis of 1997/1998 signaled that the growing imbalances and existing exchange rate arrangements with the US dollar were beginning to cause massive liquidity constraints.  It became clear that an alternative arrangement would be required, but it would take another decade, and crisis, before the monetary policymakers in Beijing began to understand the financial predicament, they were in.  The development of the New Belt and Road Initiative was a possible solution.

China welcomed the opportunity to expand its own credit markets and modernize the country in a fraction of the time it took Western nations in the last century.  The expansion of their own domestic credit market, and membership in the WTO, allowed China to take on ever more increasing amounts of American sovereign debt.

The basic mechanics revolve around the role of the USD as the primary global reserve asset and China’s acquisition of those dollars through balancing trade accounts, or balance of payments. Those dollars need to be invested into dollar-denominated securities, or Treasury bonds, in order to maintain the exchange rate arrangement between the renminbi and dollar.

The major defect in the global monetary framework is that the dollar supply must continue expanding in order to meet global liquidity demands for a growing global economy. The problem is that the dollar is not a true global currency and is in fact the domestic currency of one nation used in a global capacity.  The expansion of the dollar money supply, or excess dollars, through this trade mechanism, must not be allowed to return to America’s domestic economy or it will cause financial trouble in the form of uncontrolled inflation.

China uses these dollars to both purchase US Treasuries and expand its own domestic currency supply.  Taking on, in turn, the inflation created by the expanding dollar money supply.  Since China’s membership into the WTO its foreign exchange reserve account has exploded with dollar-denominated securities.  These foreign exchange reserves have also increased from 16% of China’s GDP to well over 45% of total GDP.  Total China debt-to-GDP ratio has doubled to 300% in the same timeframe and its total public and private debt now rests around $34 trillion. This is a solid indication that taking on US debt has allowed China to expand its own economy through multiple avenues

Consider that the total U.S. debt is around $22 trillion with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 105.4% as of 2017. It is expected that this number should continue to decrease as overall U.S. GDP continues to grow under the Trump mandate.  Compare that to China’s debt-to-GDP ratio of 300% and who do you think is in the stronger position?

To make this point, on Monday, June 24, 2019, a U.S. judge found three Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in an investigation into North Korean sanctions violations.  The three banks are under threat of now having their U.S. dollar accounts terminated by the Justice Department or Treasury Department. Cutting these Chinese banks off from the U.S. financial system.  All three banks immediately suffered stock price drops. Once again indicating who has the stronger position.

This is just a basic summary of the monetary mechanism which exists between the world’s largest debtor nation and largest creditor nation.  All other monetary and financial metrics, including global imbalances and liquidity shortfalls, are squeezed in-between these to polar positions.  Nothing will change or improve within the global monetary system without a change to this arrangement.

After the financial crisis in 2008 the Chinese started calling for an alternative to the USD as the global reserve currency.  The position from Beijing was that a viable alternative could be evolved from the Special Drawing Right (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  The SDR is a claim on currency and not an actual currency itself and would not provide enough liquidity to meet global demands in a reserve capacity.  The claim is for currency which makes up its value composition, or otherwise called basket of currencies.  Back in 2009 these currencies were the USD, British pound, euro, and Japanese yen.  China was promoting the idea of adding the renminbi to the SDR composition to begin the transformation of the SDR into a true global reserve asset.

Throughout the years I wrote extensively on this topic and covered much of the ground of what a transformed SDR would look like and how SDR denominated “substitution accounts” could be used to exchange excess USD reserves for SDR reserves.  Eventually the renminbi was added to the SDR composition and it appeared that China’s move on the IMF and the SDR could very well be the direction the monetary world moved.

(Note:  There is a lot of confusion about the terminology around the Chinese currency.  Some refer to it as the renminbi or RMB, while others call it the yuan.  It is both.  RMB is the name of the actual currency while yuan is the unit of measurement.  It is the same as the relation between the British Sterling currency and its unit of measurement the pound.  In America the name dollar is used for both.  The RMB has both offshore and onshore currencies which only complicate matters further.  The offshore RMB was meant to protect the Chinese domestic market from foreign speculators as it attempted to internationalize its currency.  This strategy has failed and will now be one of the contributing factors to the collapse if China’s banking industry.)

Another event which happened after the last financial crisis was the birth of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency.  Bitcoin flew under the radar for years as it built up a large tech following, and its value grew.  It was, for all practical purposes, the maximalists answer to corrupt banks and the growing world debt problem.

Over the last ten years the cryptocurrency market has expanded as hundreds of new digital assets were born and proposed use cases for those assets spread.  BTC value exploded making millionaires and billionaires in what seemed like overnight.  Newcomers poured into the crypto market hoping for quick gains and wealth.  Eventually somewhere around 70% of Bitcoin mining moved to China in search of low energy costs.  Technically speaking, China controls the majority of the Bitcoin network’s collective hashrate.

China also accounts for a large volume of BTC trading.  This volume increased as Chinese exchanges lured investors with 0% trading fees, which the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) would later regulate against.  This forced some trading volume from the Chinese market and it had a modest impact on capital outflows from China, which was the core objective for Beijing, as some of China’s wealthiest private business interests were moving capital offshore and around the world, in order to avoid the credit bubble which was forming in the mainland.  These interests moved a large percentage of it into real estate markets around the world, like New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney, and Toronto.

It is important to note that these real estate markets are now bloated, and valuation reversals have already begun. This is also true for mainland China markets as well.  Maybe even more so.  We are starting to see Chinese money being pulled from these “offshore” markets and this money could very well start finding its way into the Bitcoin and crypto markets from both inside and outside China.  Central bank policies and stumbling bond markets would normally provide the alternative to real estate but we are entering a period where the perfect situation is developing for capital to flee real estate, avoid bond markets, and pour directly into the crypto market, with some overflow moving into gold and other precious metals. Stock markets may move marginally higher during this transition, but those markets are in the high range of valuation (and under enhanced risk) while crypto is still in the early phase of adoption and remains in the low range of valuation for the time being. This will change substantially in the next 6 to 12 months as the developing fundamentals of the crypto market take root and expand across investor demographics and industry sectors.

Outside of monetary and financial concerns, China also has deep cultural and political fault lines which will move suddenly and dramatically under the right conditions.  The Communist Party of China (CPC) maintains tight control over these fault lines and uses technological surveillance tools to keep the different cultural fragments aligned with Party policies.  But as the recent million plus protests in Hong Kong showed, the people have means of organizing and planning while remaining invisible to those tools.

More worrisome for Beijing is the divisions within the CPC itself.  There is still a vast number of party members who are past President Jiang Zemin faithful’s and don’t agree with the direction which President Xi Jinping is taking the country. These divisions are magnified when you consider that there is also a fragmentation between the CPC and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  There are many crossovers between the CPC and the PLA but when the fault lines begin to move the PLA will take on a much different scope then it currently maintains.

The PLA controls much of that Chinese business interests both inside and outside China.  But it isn’t the only one.  The is also the China Poly Group Corporation which owns hundreds of subsidiaries in such diverse industry sectors as construction, real estate, resource extraction, fishing, military and entertainment firms.  Then there is the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITC) which runs in the same sectors.  All support one another but will also compete with one another given the right situation and aligned interests within the CPC itself.

Early in 2019 President Xi Jinping was appointed “President for life” which to the informed analyst is a clear indication of weakness as opposed to strength.  Such a move was meant to stifle any opposition from within China to Xi Jinping’s rule and avoid any fragmentation of the CPC around the cultural or business fault lines.  A strong case can be made that this appointment was the first step towards the collapse of Communist rule in China.

As the recent protests in Hong Kong have shown, Beijing is not as strong as many would have considered.  America under the Trump administration is taking a much more pro-Taiwan approach and is quickly strengthening relations.  China, for all its projections of strength and stability, has never moved to take full control over Taiwan because it knows that such a move would unravel the precarious relationships and fault lines within the mainland’s political and business interests.  These relationships remain to such a level that both Hong Kong and Taiwan are beginning to benefit from the U.S. trade war with China as companies move from the mainland.

The New Silk Road Initiative, or otherwise called the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) strategy started by China in 2015 is now encountering problems as countries which joined the project and incurred massive amounts of debt to fund the development of ports and other vital infrastructure, are now expressing disappointment with the pace and returns to date.  This debt-trap diplomacy by Beijing to consolidate economic and geopolitical power was once considered to be unshakeable but it is now only a few Chinese bank failures away from taking multiple nations down the road of ruin alongside it.  The debts in these developing nations is unsustainable, and they could just as easily pull China down with them as the opposite.

Once bank failures start to spread across China the cultural, political, and business fault lines will rupture and the Communist Party of China (CPC) will tear itself apart as the vying factions fight one another for power.  Under such a scenario the assets owned by the PLA and others outside of China may very well be frozen or confiscated by governments around the world, like America, in order to create leverage over the PLA and ensure that Chinese weapons systems and nuclear missiles remain protected and secure.  The PLA can also be leveraged to turn its focus and scope inward to ensure that the revolution doesn’t become too violent and that any transition in power would be somewhat orderly and fast.

Much like after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there will be instability in China as new alliances and fault lines are developed.  The full transition to democratic norms and open markets will take some time but the real impact will be felt around the world as those nations which once had strong relationships built with the CPC will find themselves having to re-evaluate their geopolitical strategies.  Russia and Iran will be the two impacted the most.  The BRICS alliance is already all but dead as India is ahead of the game by offering incentives to companies leaving China because of trade tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

The writing is on the wall across multiple fronts.

It’s June 26, 2019 as I write these words.  Change is happening before our eyes across the geopolitical and monetary worlds.  So much is happening so fast and few analysts and media presenters are putting the pieces together.  The explosive growth of the crypto market is just one prime example of how key indicators are being ignored across vast sectors.  This is where we loop back to the beginning of our own analysis.

Massive global changes almost always center around large monetary changes and shifts in how the wealth of the world is managed and moved.  Our time is no different.  The imbalances in the dollar-based monetary system has found a solution in the form of digital assets and digital ledgers.  Blockchain solution companies like Ripple have been working with government regulators, central banks, and monetary policymakers for years on developing these solutions.  This fact has been grossly missed by most armchair and mainstream analysts.

Decentralized ledger and cross-ledger solutions have been developed which will replace the sovereign USD reserve function with non-sovereign and non-reserve capabilities to move value around the world and balance payments in seconds at fractions of the cost.  Even the IMF itself is working with Ripple and other blockchain companies on these solutions.

China had pushed hard for the SDR to become the dollar alternative but now even the IMF themselves appear to be moving towards a digital ledger solution to replace the traditional reserve role of the dollar and other Western currencies.  This would suggest that China is running out of road and will soon find its banking industry collapsing from within as the USD-polar monetary framework which it depended on for its “miracle” growth is now being replaced with a real and tangible alternative.  The Communist Party of China will not survive this transition but China itself will both survive and thrive in the years after.

Ripple and other blockchain companies are partnering and aligning with banking and business interests in China because of the size of that market.  These interests will re-align with the realities within China as the Communist Party collapses and capital outflows and inflows search for new roads.  Bitcoin itself will be one of these roads and could very well see that cryptocurrency reach astronomical valuations as capital flees a fragmenting China.

Don’t blink because the world is about to change.  - JC

JC Collins can be contacted at jcollins@philosophyofmetrics.com

This article is copyrighted by POM Media©2019. As non-Premium content, it can be shared and reposted without further permission.

117 Comments on “The Coming Collapse of Communist China”

  1. Fascinating piece JC thanks, it is great to see you writing on macroeconomics again.
    There is lots to comment on here but the first thing I would like to ask you about is the shift in the overall POM thesis. For me what came through clearest during the first several years of POM vis-a-vis currencies was that you anticipated:
    1. a depreciating USD, and
    2. an appreciating CNY.
    The thesis being that this would be necessary to correct the imbalances that have accumulated over the years. However with the rise of crypto as a potential alternative "solution", each relevant article you publish appears to be moving away from one or both of the above. Or am I misreading here?
    As you say the world is changing very rapidly and I for one would be grateful if you could further comment on this perceived shift or evolution of the overall thesis.
    As ever, such comment will not be taken as financial advice. And neither will your hint of BTC to da moon! 😉

    1. The core need for the USD to depreciate and the RMB to appreciate hasn't changed. In fact, the tariffs which Trump has put on China serve as a de facto depreciation and appreciation which is serving the same purpose. At some point, the exchange rate arrangements between the currencies will have to be adjusted and tariffs ended. This could be the source of the statement by Trump (and others) about having "a level playing field". The reserves themselves will have to be dealt with and we have previously reviewed how the substitution accounts could be used for this purpose. With digital assets, there are alternatives taking shape but we'll have to wait and see how some of these shake out.

      The one thing I would consider is a short-lived revolution in China will have a large impact on the RMB. How quickly China recovers will determine which direction the currency moves.

      1. Many thanks JC for clarifying that. To echo Dane's comment, this article in my opinion is one of your best "big picture" pieces and I will have more to say on it after another reading, thanks again.

  2. Nice one pal. I love the life in your writing. The way the thesis flows and adjusts over time to reflect the worlds actions. Your ability to see and weave so many fragments together to create such a "big picture" view is a work of art my friend. Thank you for sharing this art with us.

  3. Dear Mr. Collins:

    I wholeheartedly agree that ,"The explosive growth of the crypto market is just one prime example of how key indicators are being ignored across vast sectors". I can also clearly understand why " Ripple and other block chain companies are partnering and aligning with banking and business interests in China because of the size of that market".

    I have no doubts that block chain companies will massively expand the crypto market as all fiat currency based economies are imploding from the weight of historical heights of debt. I am a macro as well as micro systems analyzer, as you also appear to be. Thus, I strongly suspect that you are keenly aware that the foundation of all fiat currencies are based upon lies, illusions, and brute external forces as the points of weapons.

    From my perspective, Crypto currencies will eventually and completely fall prey to the same lies, illusions, and brute external forces as nefariously created fiat currencies. However, there will be even greater pernicious threats against humanity. Although fiat currencies have some physical appearances and facilitate local commerce and trade, crypto currencies are 100% electronic and invisible. Vapors of any substance have greater mass than crypto currencies. Thus all crypto currencies completely depend on the uninterruptible flow of electricity and internet services along with the utilization tools as reliable and non-corrupted cellphone phones, PCs, or chips internally embedded into human flesh. The recent near total electrical power outages in three South American countries, multiple electrical services interruption all about the USA, and the massive Verizon service outages all long the eastern seaboard of the USA as far south as the District of Corruption, very clearly demonstrates the vulnerabilities of any economy completely relying upon crypto currencies.

    I have no doubts that the powers that should not be desire and plan for all human chattel to be implanted with an electronic chip for control of commerce purpose and "for the common good". However, the expanded use of crypto currencies will be just another and more effective and powerful socially engineered program in these directions.

    Thus in short order I strongly suspect the crypto currencies will be a "currupto" currency and means for greater and greater nefarious controls of the masses.

    Cui bono? Follow the money!

    Respectfully yours,

    Ozymandias

  4. JC, Great geopolitical post. I love it. I have seen seveal analyst mention that China's Gold holdings are much larger than most expect and that they will use these to back their currency at some point? Gold also seems to be breaking out of a 6 year basing pattern now. Any thoughts on the viability of China using Gold to stabilize their financial system?

    https://schiffgold.com/key-gold-news/china-adds-gold-to-reserves-for-fifth-straight-month-ups-pace-of-buying/

    Also, BitCoin & Cryptos seem to have found at least a short term top based on an Analyst I follow who spotted the 4 Year low in Crypto's in Dec 2019. He is still very bullish longer term but sees a pullback starting.

    https://surfcity.co/2019/06/26/bitcoin-gbtc-midweek-update-3/

    1. Gold won't help their banking system or prevent cultural and political fault lines from rupturing. I doubt they will back their currency with gold anyway. I doubt any nation will to be honest. Gold standards are deflationary and no government will want to saddle their domestic economy with deflation at a time when global liquidity needs to explode to meet global growth demands.

      As for the crypto market, we are in the early phase of a new bull run. We are seeing a slight pullback today after Bitcoin ran up thousands of dollars in just a few days. This pullback will reverse in short order and the bull run will continue. I'm of the opinion that technical analysis of the crypto market doesn't work as the fundamentals of that new asset class have not been organically determined yet.

  5. How do you know all that? Without a doubt the best in depth analysis I've ever seen anywhere anytime. The history, the present and clear vision of the near future. On the mark as evidenced by your current Tanzania tweet. Amazing post, I believe being around here for awhile now helps me to appreciate just how amazing it really is.

    This just as comment

    "The role of China becoming the world's largest creditor nation as America was becoming the largest debtor nation was not by accident. It was by design......"

    I makes me wonder just how much the leaders of China or maybe better said the "figurehead" leaders really understand about how the International Banking Cabal works. Thoses wizards at the top of that ultimate pyramid scheme, do they really know what they are doing? Or are they operating off a formula/equation that allows them to take advantage any mix of circumstance? More likely they are good at scrambling, just like many of the rest of us.

    So there is no free lunch. Did China bite of more than they could chew? Or were they fed more than they could digest?

    PTM

    1. Hey Peter here is an idea on China. If we consider for a moment that President Xi is aligned with...lets just say US interests could he then be helping China shed or evolve away from the Communist Party of China (CPC)? Back in his thirties he spent time in the heartland of America with a family in Iowa. He seems to have some sort of attachment to that experience as evidenced in this article.

      https://www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/asia/china-iowa-xi-jinping-branstad-trump/index.html

      Could the world be attempting to transform communism in China? If so to what? Would a lifetime president help that transformational process?

      😉

    2. Pieter:

      In response to your question, " do those wizards at the top really what they are doing?", the answer is, 'YES!'. Their ultimate goals are clearly known to them. Specific employed methods are not as important as their ultimate goals. Thus, and to address your rhetorical question, " "they" are operating off formulas and equations that allows them to take advantage any mix of circumstance". "They" are quite calculating, but flexible and patient if events are being directed toward their ultimate goals.

      The "they" are the agents of the "Crown Beast" as Mr. Collins has so aptly characterized in past post.

      On this planet, there have been and still are ongoing, evolving, and dynamic conflicts for balances between the negative powers of darkness, evil, and base consciousness and the positive powers of light and higher consciousness. These same struggles on this planet are internal and external.

      We are living in very interesting times of great changes and evolution. I identify these changes as phase shifts involving multiple circles. It has always been the dynamic interactions and reactions of circles within circles. Around and around we go..............still.

      You are also correct, "there is no free lunch".

      "Did China bite of more than they could chew? Or were they fed more than they could digest?"

      The answers are "Yes!" and "Yes!".

      Cui bono? Follow the money (or energy transfers)!

      Ozymandias

  6. Thank you, JC,

    This was highly informative and really outstanding and the incredible predictions regarding China's future in your article are highly likely to have already started. This article filled the gaps in my understanding of the underlying reasons and causations on how China became equal to the United States in economy and tech. Yet, China's current situation reminds me of the muscular guys you meet in sports halls/Gym who have used anabolic steroids/Testrone and look fantastic but their tremendous muscle mass is not as a result of heavy workout but as a result of the chemical intervention and once they stop the hormone intake, they will go back looking as they were before i.e. not puffed up and muscular! I think the backlash as your wise words suggest may be ugly given that events in HK has been getting ugly and it is very likely that it will spill in the mainland!

    Allowing a Communist state to join the WTO and knowing that WTO is essentially an organization that sets the rules for "Capitalist" nations was probably the stamp that ensured China in order to receive The transfer of technology to allow a fast process of Industrialization, something that would have taken maybe 100 years organically!

    The remarkable achievement of the money cabal appears to be their precision control of how much and how fast (or slow) a nation can industrialise or deindustrialize through money control and flow of technology. Clearly, the United States from the same period had been through the De-industrialization all by design. China practically makes everything that people use in America. In the '60s and '70s, I still recall people loved everything that had "Made in America". Shirts, shoes, radio, TV, cars, Fridge freezers and everything that you may find in today were the US made. Today, you can be certain that all of the above items are made in China and at the same time, the average American worker has been getting poorer whilst we have more Millionaires in China than anywhere else, all happened from the 90s onwards!

    This morning I read the first few paragraphs of an article in Foreign Affairs magazine with this title:
    "Trump’s Trade War Is the Wrong Way to Compete With China" and I recommend reading just the first few paragraphs to appreciate who is behind the rapid industrialization of China and at the same time the De-Industrialization of the US. If you recall, Hillary Clinton famously said in a speech at CFR that the location of CFR is so convenient for her since she can walk up to the CFR building and receive the instructions from this liberal and globalist Think-tank...she was not even trying to hide the influence of this entity even, which is remarkable indeed.

    The article: "Trump’s Trade War Is the Wrong Way to Compete With China"

    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2019-06-25/trumps-trade-war-wrong-way-compete-china?utm_medium=newsletters&utm_source=twofa&utm_content=20190628&utm_campaign=TWOFA%20062719%20Trump%E2%80%99s%20Trade%20War%20Is%20the%20Wrong%20Way%20to%20Compete%20With%20China&utm_term=FA%20This%20Week%20-%20112017

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Affairs

  7. "President Trump Pursues Smart China Strategy Heading Into Meeting With Xi Jinping"

    This just came out of the White House and it deals specifically about China.

    “At President Trump’s planned meeting Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Japan, Trump is expected to continue to advance a strategy that his administration introduced in his first six months in office: viewing China as a strategic competitor to the United States and its allies,” writes Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, in Fox News.

    “This shift from an enabling posture to a competitive strategy was a response to years of Chinese Communist Party efforts to shape the international system in a way that disadvantaged the United States on trade and advanced China’s authoritarian system.”

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/westwingreads/

  8. Once again, brilliant article, a great deal of thought and analysis has obviously gone into it. I fully agree with the majority of it. Please permit me some respectful scepticism on certain aspects however as I throw some contrary thoughts into the mix.
    No timeframe is given for the “coming collapse” – the final line of the article seems to imply it could be imminent, but that may not have been the intent. I am “boots on the ground” here, and there is little sign of it. True, there have been a few cracks appearing recently in the edifice, and these things can happen very fast, e.g. the fall of the Berlin Wall seemed to come out of nowhere. As far as I can tell at the moment any discontent in the population is aimed primarily at the US and Trump’s tariffs. This will of course continue and increase the longer the trade war goes on. Furthermore, such anti-US sentiment will certainly continue to be encouraged by the CCP and will be very useful because at the first sign of revolution the obvious move will be to transition the trade war into a hot war. That would be the last throw of the dice for the current regime, they would either be ruined or galvanised.

    The way I see it there are 3 key things the CCP needs to keep under control, and thus far has proven remarkably adept at doing so (of course the usual caveat applies, past performance is no guarantee of future performance!):
    1. The exchange rate
    2. The real estate bubble
    3. Unemployment
    Let’s look at them in turn. The exchange rate is important not only in terms of export competitiveness, but also the risk of capital flight. Falling RMB = massive money flows outwards, despite capital controls (BTC being one of the major conduits as we know). Still plenty of FX reserves to defend it for the time being though. People have been recommending shorting the CNY for a few years now (Kyle Bass comes to mind). For the most part they have been burned and gone quiet on the subject.
    The real estate bubble is a seemingly perpetual concern and there are signs of a slowdown. Not for the first time though. Beijing seem able to turn various faucets on and off to sustain prices or restrict growth with (so far) an enviable degree of control. The fact that the land and much of the construction industry is state owned certainly helps. Some reasonably up-to-date data:
    https://tradingeconomics.com/china/housing-index
    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/QCNR628BIS
    As is well-known, real estate is the investment of choice for virtually the entirety of China’s wealthy and middle class, NOT the stock market which is tiny in comparison. So a true collapse of the bubble would indeed cause massive unrest; Beijing knows this and therefore dedicate themselves diligently to controlling it. They do “let the air out” from time to time but then with a slight policy tweak everyone tends to “BTFD”. I see no obvious reason why this won’t continue for the foreseeable future. Chinese money has nowhere else to go really. However the dynamic can change if sustained deleveraging becomes fashionable I guess. A tumbling CNY would also be a problem.
    Unemployment is of course the other thing that could potentially create mass protests, and here the trade war is obviously a major factor. It is hard to get a handle on this because whatever data exists is most likely all but worthless. Clearly a long drawn-out trade war will cause more and more manufacturers to move production overseas. Beijing talk tough but they must be getting very worried by now. Although progress is being made, they have not been able to transform into a consumer economy fast enough. One can imagine there will soon be nationalistic propaganda appearing exhorting all to buy Chinese-made products only. Let’s see what happens at the G20 but I struggle to see a way out for China without unacceptable loss of face. This is why I fear Rickards may prove correct, he has been saying for years now: currency wars -> trade wars -> shooting wars.

    Regarding the banking system, many western analysts fall into the trap of looking at China as a fully capitalistic system, but it really isn’t. In many respects it is a centralised command economy and therefore the rules of the game are different. The largely state-owned banking system will not be allowed to collapse on its’ own (sure with economic WMD from the US it can’t be ruled out, but at that point we are likely talking WW3 scenarios). Debts will be written off. Money will be printed to backstop the system. The enormous gold reserves might even come into it. Whatever it takes.
    Yes the system is stressed and debt loads excessive, it looks unsustainable. But remember Japan. Their debt load has looked impossibly high, for decades, and yet they muddled through. I haven’t checked the data but I believe it is similar in that most of the debt is domestic rather than foreign-held.

    I’m afraid generally China bears are too prone to wishful thinking, confirmation bias etc. We are all susceptible to that, including myself.
    Anyway I hope my counterpoints add to the debate and I am not denying that China’s economy faces truly gale-force headwinds. As the saying goes the China bears will continue to be wrong…. until they’re not.
    As for internal fracture of the CCP, I cannot give much comment and really appreciate your insight JC on that. Yes, mayhaps this is the way it will end, destroyed from within.

    1. Dear Red Jon:

      I have visited and studied portions of main land China and Hong Kong. They are two different worlds. Although, I admit that I am not as familiar with the lands and people as yourself. However, my experiences and observations are that the primary focuses of the CCP are to remain in control and power by maintaining very tight controls over 1.2+ billion Chinese. Economic developments and expansions are just means to their primary ends.

      The CCP now have multiple dragons by their tail and are struggling how to maintain their controls. Dragons tend to be very destructive and unpredictably violent once disturbed and angered.

      Relative to CCP investments, the ChiComs have been utilizing their reserve of US T-Bonds to purchase municipal utilities and properties in the Demonrat and CommieRat controlled cities of the US, along with massive acres or farm lands all over the USA and especially "FederalLy Owed Lands".

      The ChiComs have also been using their reserve of US T-Bonds to invest in and develop hundreds "Tax Free Trade Zones" and "Tax Free Industrial Zones" thorough the western and southern States of the USA. As a consultant, I have visited and inspected several of them.

      As for the ChiComs, they want tangible assets for their collection of rapidly devalued and worthless T-Bonds. They also want vast amounts of raw materials, foods, and agricultural products to maintain their economy and to feed their people and animals. The output of hay fields, corn fields, and alfalfa fields thorough the US being exported to China are some example. Meat processors as Smithfield Foods, Inc are owned and operated as one of many subsidiary of WH/Shuanghui/Shineway Groups of China. One of many examples.

      We imported finished manufactured products and the US gave them printed promissory notes against the backs, sweat, and labor of future Americans. As as consultant, I have also inspected and advised at many import/export facilities as the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Commiepornia. Over the past fifteen years I have personally watched hundreds of thousand of filled shipping containers imported from China being off loaded for distribution all over the USA. Some of the largest container ship can carry up to 20,000 containers. An average sized container ship can easily transport 10,000 containers. Conversely, those same containers are returned to China from the USA empty. We import finished and manufactured products and export nothing but air within the same containers. The ChiComs are attempting to obtain as much valuable as possible during the slow burns of economic declines in the USA.

      Ozymandias

      1. Thanks Ozymandias, I am loving your colourful nomenclature 🙂
        According to POTUS some of those empty containers are now going to be filled with "farm products" when shipped back to China. The G20 talks seemed to be an exercise in can-kicking. On the face of it, Trump turned down the heat when he could have turned it up. My take is he just doesn't want to crash the stock market until after he gets re-elected. To mirror JC's wording, it is clear who is in the stronger position, Trump is the one in control of the trade war and he is totally dictating the pace of this process to suit himself.

  9. "Communism is a disease of the heart, the Japanese are but a disease of the skin"

    -Chiang Kai Shek

    "After Sun's death, Chiang Kai Shek became the leader of the KMT. Unlike Sun, he expelled Chinese communists from the party and led a successful unification of China. During Chiang's ruling, there were two main threats to his party the Japanese, and the Communists. Chiang initially focused on the communist threat rather than confront Japan directly, a choice that angered many of his supporters. Ultimately, he betrayed the First United Front by purging the Communist, and broke the Second United Front of 1941 whilst there were foreign enemies."

    https://www.sutori.com/item/chiang-kai-shek-communism-is-a-disease-of-the-heart-the-japanese-are-but-a-dis

    Tough to say which side Xi is on. He's "serving as general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)" and is also "Described as a Chinese nationalist"

    It seems China has been in this position before though. A quick read of this Wiki page is quite enlightening https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Kai-shek

    Then compare that with Xi's Wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Jinping

    With the Hong Kong protests gaining momentum if it spills over into mainland China Xi may be forced to dissolve his relationship with the communist party like Chiang did back in the 20's. The falling out led into a civil war in China where Chiang eventually lost. Maybe the Nationalist Party will win this time around depending on which side Russia supports. Russia is a different country now so maybe it will lean away from the communist party this time.

    If the three banks who had a judgement ruled against them are communist run banks it could serve as a strong blow to the communist party if a civil war should arise. Man it seems like Reagan vs Communist Russia 2.0 only this time it's Trump vs Communist N. Korea and China. Heck if we look at the actions of the Marxist Dems in the US they could even be seen as a defacto communist party too? Trump against the world of communism 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBkT19uH2RQ

    Here is a documentary on the first round with Chiang that aired back in the 60's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0_JofhuqfM

  10. Yes Dane, Xi is an enigma, tough to read. Indeed one of my friends once commented "I wouldn't want to play poker against him!"
    Regarding the HK protests, I am not sure they are gaining momentum currently, but could easily flare up again. Of course Beijing censor and suppress the news and will do everything they can to make sure what happens in Hong Kong stays in Hong Kong!
    There was a report on ZH a few days ago about the blatant propaganda going on, that a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry referred to the protests as pro-extradition! Now that's what I call Fake News!
    I haven't heard anything about whether the subject of HK came up at the G20?
    It seems to me that for now just enough concessions have been made to mollify the protests. But there is clearly a groundswell of anti-Beijing public opinion that is going to continue causing the CCP major problems. The days of their pick Carrie Lam could be numbered, and the process of replacing of her will have to be handled with extreme care to say the least.
    Chiang KaiShek retreated to Taiwan, and that is another potential flashpoint of course. If the CCP do find themselves in need of a distraction due to unrest on the mainland, invading Taiwan (for which detailed plans are no doubt already in place) would be a ready-made gambit.

    1. Hey redjon. Yes a retreat to Taiwan was also reflected in that documentary I linked. Very interesting documentary by the way.

      Also I present some Hong Kong escalation for your viewing pleasure. 😉

      https://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong/3016729/clashes-between-anti-extradition-bill-protesters-and-hong-kong-police-july

      Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe brought Hong Kong up at the G20.

      https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3016518/g20-activists-call-world-leaders-osaka-press-xi-jinping

      1. Yeah, commenter's curse, that was kicking off as I typed those very words! Will be interesting to see where HK goes from here. I think Lam has to make very clear that the extradition bill is dead and buried, never to return. But I am not sure even that is enough. The protesters want her gone. And if she walks, then what? Like I said it is going to be very hard for Beijing to manage.
        I shall watch that doc when I get the chance, thanks!

        1. Lol. I hear you redjon. Seems an all out convergence on...at least some part of China doesn't it? I see a similar pattern of a particular "mindset" (crown beast) that the world is policing and thus attempting to bring back into balance with all that is good in the world. Time will tell us how it all unfolds my friend. Until then I'm buying more XRP 🙂

        1. Lol. Re: draining of the swamp...I wouldn't get your hopes up pal. Of course time will tell, but folks like that don't usually pay for their transgressions in this world.

          1. The theory is that Trump was unable to act whilst the Mueller investigation was ongoing, but now that's over he can get down to business. The timing also suggests that various dems are going to be implicated and the ensuing public revulsion would all but guarantee Trump's re-election. Not that that's in much doubt around here anyway.
            But you're right Dane we probably shouldn't get our hopes up too much

  11. It is my limited understanding that when a person is initiated into a high level society, the beginning requirement is for the initiate to be walked into the initiation by a high level member.

    Only rumor has it, that Brad G. was walked into a high level meeting on the arm of Cristy L. and sat at THE table for the ceremony.

    This from bearableguy123

    "The BIS meeting of May 14, 2019. was the day that Ripple crossed the Rubicon.The Old Kingdom was begrudgingly facing the fact that they had to change. The king, who wasn't AC, was in the room that day and was quite perturbed. Help was needed and when all eyes turned to Leguarde with Brad on her arm like a prom date, Mizaru was kicked out of the room.

    TickTock
    https://youtu.be/L3Cb7yuvc1c

    Such fun, adventure, and excitement this journey has provided. With a look into our own souls and a glimpse into, what were, at least for me, secret societies and their machinations.

    Thanks J

    I'm not sure how this "brick" fits

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (HQ)
    https://youtu.be/YR5ApYxkU-U

    PTM

    1. "Secret societies and their machinations." HA! HA! HA! Yes sir, in deed!

      Kabbalistic Visions, Jewish Mysticism, and Masonic Machinations hidden in plane sight.

        1. Pieter:

          Kindly be assured that I was NOT laughing at you.

          I found humor in what you wrote.

          Kindly indulge me. I do not laugh often enough.

          Oz

    2. Just for clarity. I think it is a mistake to condemn such a broad spectrum of people and beliefs based on the corruption of the narrow mindset that gives so many a bad name. Here is a great example of what the "true Mason" lives for.

      “The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth. All true Masons know that they only are heathen who, having great ideals, do not live up to them. They know that all religions are but one story told in divers ways for peoples whose ideals differ but whose great purpose is in harmony with Masonic ideals. North, east, south and west stretch the diversities of human thought, and while the ideals of man apparently differ, when all is said and the crystallization of form with its false concepts is swept away, one basic truth remains: all existing things are Temple Builders, laboring for a single end. No true Mason can be narrow, for his Lodge is the divine expression of all broadness. There is no place for little minds in a great work.”

      ― Manly P. Hall

  12. "How China Continues to Look at Iran"

    https://mei.nus.edu.sg/publication/insight-208-how-china-continues-to-look-at-iran/

    This is a really fascinating study of Sino-Iranian relationship and the impact of the Silk Road, or should I say the revival of this ancient trade route in which Iran is the lynchpin that connects Eurasia to Western Europe as well as to Far East Asia and specifically to China's sphere of cultural, political and trade influence. In this way, the recent actions by P.Trump admin regarding JCPOA and everything for that matter that relates to Iran is of importance in this regard which may actually assisting nations to move into the multipolar world that we have talked about here at POM extensively in the past. Therefore, it is possible that the Chinese interest in setting up the trade routes in Asia as well as in Europe (Italy is one) may be a p[art of everything we are witnessing right now. This also includes the breakup of the Communist Party over China AND the potential regime change in Iran from the deep-state run Islamo-Marxist aka the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    Two statements by two world leaders regarding the end of Socialism/Liberal world order (NWO) by President Trump and President Putin in the past couple of months may be the statement that carries in its payload the news that both China and Iran will go through. This is important to consider since the collapse of the Communist Party apparatus in China and a similar hand over of power in Iran from the deep state operatives to a civil or secular governance may be what is required for the advancement of the Silk Road project that is free from the Liberal world elite's manipulations and more importantly their control. Both Iran and China are and have been controlled by world banking and the technocratic elite who attend Davos and the Bilderberg meetings for the past several decades. Therefore, it is possible to assume that the recent chaos in Hong Kong may be the method to bring down the Communist Politburo of China and return the power as well as the administration of the trade and commerce from the Communist Party to the civil society and patriotic entities in China. The same also can be said about Iran because, since 1979, around 80 per cent of the Iranian economy is being owned and controlled by the IRGC (Pasdaran) and their associated "foundations". In both cases of Iran and China, almost every aspect of life and commerce is under the direct control and ownership of one ruling entity and any transfer of power will actually mean a blossoming of trade, commerce as well as liberation fo the people in both these countries. I believe that multipolarity is the new method of governance and it will also mean the return of power and future to the rightful owners of this planet i.e. the 7-8 Billion, people who are ruled by a psychop[athic cabal who have penetrated in every nations, religion and society and their expertise is penetration into each, thus taking control of the lives of the people. I, therefore, believe that we may witness the end of the Communist party control in China and the end of Islamist Shia Mullah's control in Iran who came to power with the direct assistance of the world liberal elite and the superbly organized Iranian "Tudeh Party" in 1979. The only purpose of communism and how it was created was to kill, subjugate and steal money and property from entire nations and to destroy the Middle-Classes, hence creating a two-tier society of the super wealthy elite and the 99 per cent destitute peasant class. This is the legacy of Communism in Russia where they killed 60 Million Russians and confiscated their property and wealth to the new banking family elite who now control the Technocratic empires today. In the case of Iran in 1978, some 3 million of the most educated and wealthy Iranians left Iran with the majority leaving their property to be taken over by an Islamic-Marxist cult, all so that Globalism to begin and to take roots.

    To appreciate why Marxists and Karl Marx used the term, Bourgeois as his enemies and his hatred of them, we can really see he saw his enemies as the "Middle-Class" and NEVER the rich and wealthy because they wealthy funded his efforts to remove the Bourgeois classes altogether. The removal of the Middle-Classes is repeated ever since and any tax rise by any leftist organization is in line with Marx's dream. Interestingly, the term means the "people in the cities" since rural people were the peasant classes and Marxism equally hates the lower classes too but they need them to create a Marxist state. We can clearly see who is behind this dark and sinister ideology, can we not?!

    In the case of the Tudeh PArty pf Iran after WWII, the founders were all the nobility of the previous dynasty and all wealthy landowners. Can you see the similarities in the US/European super wealthy and their total obsession with Marxism/Collectivism? Hollywood superwealthy are all Marxists, you have to go the roots of this sinister religion that replaces the divine with an all-powerful GOVERNMENT...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourgeoisie

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudeh_Party_of_Iran

    Wish you all a very Happy 4th of July

    And GOD BLESS you all

    1. Hello, my Dearest Pieter,

      He probably did go insane given the fact that the Liberal elite who were eager to establish the NWO and initiate the technocratic age by installing their own puppets everywhere including Iran in the shape of Mullahs and not to mention their own creeps in charge of the entire deep-state (C_A) funded tech and corps, had planned since the early 50's to bring him down. Remember that he was the legitimate King as per the 1905 Iranian constitution, (since fall of 1941 ) which was drawn up as a result of the constitutional revolution at the time (1905) of the Qajar dynasty whose offsprings had hatred towards the new dynasty i.e. Pahlavis. Mossadegh was a Qajar prince of the previous dynasty whose attempt was to bring down the secular Pahlavis dynasty and they succeeded by cooperating with the liberal elite only to establish an Islamist regime which the Islamist Qajars were also one!

      Carter Administration was planning to hand him over to the rabidly insane leftists in Iran so they would hang and torture him publically. I am certain had I gone through such psychological torture, I would have gone insane. To get a glimpse of how he was treated by the American leftist lunatic Jimmy Carter, please have read of the piece in Wikipedia about his final days and remember that the Shah was supposedly the greatest ally the US had in the West Asia region at the time where the Soviet Union was relentless in domination of the entire region. The Shah would have thought if they treat their best ally this way, what would they do to their enemies? I suppose, we have lived through the constant war period of the liberal elites since the 1980s with such noble leaders like the Clintons, the Bushes, the Obama, Tony Blair et al. I wonder of the world was somewhat less violent had the Soviets had stayed longer and the Shah had not been taken out!

      Another thing to remember is that at the time the real danger to the world was Soviets and Pan-Islamism had not been "created" by the globalist psychos of the world. Who knows!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi

      Wish you a nice evening my friend.

  13. My Carpe Diem, Dear Friend

    I like to think I have at least maintained the gist of what you have so generously given me over these last few years. Between you, my own research and the personal friends I've made from Iran, my scope of the ancient Persian empire and today's state of Iran been greatly expanded. I can't thank you enough.

    We, you and me followed the Pahlavi dynasty back to the turn of the 20th century, through the 1920's and the eventful 1930's into the 1950's up, into 1979 thru to this present day.

    That said, I don't believe I would be honest with you or myself, if I didn't just straight out say Shah P. was showing signs of insane level egomania as far back as 1967.

    For evidence I suggest this from 1967, about the time I believe he began to lose his grip on himself. Battling psychopaths as if in some weird competition, each ego driven to attempt to prove just how crazy they are. When it comes to bat shit crazy, you best just stay at home when you go playing pomp, against the Queen of england and her crew. The Shah P. in over his foot tall or more crown, encrusted with 3380 diamonds, as he slow marched without clothes down the promenade. What was up with that? Or much less watching his wife, the beautiful Queen Farah attended with ladies of the court carrying her 26 foot long train, all jewel encrusted, black mink, trimmed in white ermine.They damn sure were a handsome couple. I'll give them that. How about those horse drawn gold gilded carriages. The whole affair looked pretty crazy to me.

    A little over a decade later Shah P. finds himself without a country, dying of cancer, flying around looking for a country that will allow him to land his plane. I agree with you that that set of circumstance would drive one mad. However I further suggest the Shah was already headed to hatter like mad years before. King of kings indeed.

    Shah Of Persia's Coronation + State Opening of Parliament (1967)
    https://youtu.be/i9Hli7rWMUg

    I do not know, but I've heard it said Shah P led his beloved Iran into modernity to fast while attempting to rule like an ancient king. Even with things like free education, with university students receiving payment to attend and other forward thinking social programs, subsidized food and housing. The effects of his ego driven rule was to all but make it for naught.

    In the end I do not think he even saw his spectacular demise coming. He was full crazy by then.

    What would Iran be today if the CIA would of permitted The Shah P. to continue his reign? Hard to say, with the creeps at CIA changing regimes as snakes shed their skin. We do know it is a mess at present, hopefully the great and noble people of Iran will find a prosperous path into the future.

    PTM

  14. Thank you Dearest Pieter,

    I sincerely believe that the study of history and philosophy helps us to understand our condition as a species and to use cinema as an analogy, perhaps we can say that history is the running movie and philosophy and more importantly, symbology is the subtitle of the movie. All this helps us to understand and appreciate all the why's and how's since we can appreciate the underlying meanings and significance of any historical characters/leaders and their alleged behaviours, both negative and positive. The problem with leaders and historical and current characters are that they are exactly like every one of us and they act and behave according to their own conditions and educations but more importantly their historical conditions. In this way, the late Shah of Iran, President Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush I & II and perhaps the most notable of our time, President Trump and lets add the British Queen also have nuances, quirks and let's say weirdness that I or any person might have but each of them are under some sort of magnifying glass and these negative traits/behaviours is displayed publically so much that people begin to see them as very strange or totally innocent and angelic, all depending on who writes their history!

    The Coronation that you mentioned in 1967 sounds and looks Over the top to all Europeans and western people since in their the "mad hatter" opinion is formed during that past 400 years of colonial period where the West was the victor and the western man is conditioned to believe that at no other time in history any empire had amassed so much wealth and opulence and as such it is strange to see a West Asian King such as the Shah of Iran to "impersonate" a British monarch! The fact of the matter is that almost everything the British monarchy does is only the repeat of the Persian and to some extent the Roman pageantry and state rituals. Let's look at some historical evidence for what I am saying as it may sound like an exaggeration but allow me to explain. The Imperial horse cart and the crown has an ancient symbolic meaning in the human psyche and none of the Shah's ceremony is strange to an Iranian or for that matter a person of that period of course if only they were educated at a radical Marxist or Islamist "education' that is ALL the Western universities of the era to this date!

    Firstly horses were domesticated by an Iranian speaking people according to the Kurgan theory in modern Ukraine, so was the invention of the horse cart, saddles and show heels for the purpose of horse riding, pants (trousers), and all manners of pageantry and opulence and to our modern standards may look extremely glitzy. The Iranian Achaemenids dynasty and the subsequent Parthians and Sassanids were extremely wealthy and had elaborate laws and state rituals that were later copied by other subsequent empires and monarchs in both Europe as well as Asia. State banquets and such other ceremonies were observed with clockwork precision in that period which was the envy of the counterpart empire of their period. Britain in that same period was extremely poor and backward and as such, the world civilization was in the Eurasian lands were Iran ruled. It is said that when Alexander invaded and broke through the Persian capital Persepolis, he placed the entire gold reserve of the Achaemenids on 30,000 mules/camels to fund his campaigns in Bactria/Central Asia and northern India which were under the Persian rule. Such level of wealth and power had gone to dust in an ancient empire as Iran was but revived somewhat in 15 century again during the Safavids and Iran was at that period extremely powerful again but went to a downward slide when the Russo-British great games and the age of colonization began when Iran was ruled by a weak and fanatic Qajar dynasty. Iran at this period lost much of her territory that created many of the current nations around Iran and Russo-British warfare and alliances placed Iran in a very weak position.

    I would like to encourage you to take a look at the Iranian National Jewels and research the idea of where "Crown" really comes from and I can tell you it was not a British invention but more so of a Eurasian origin if not wholly Iranian. The term "Tiara" is of Iranian etymological roots. State banquets were standard practice in Iranian for the past 2500 years and if anything the idea was taken to Europe and elsewhere from this origin. So as you can see, nothing the Shah of Iran did is extraordinary or even eccentric since he practised the state rituals of his ancestors but the Western liberal media and hateful Marxist-minded historians saw all this as a sign of a madman and they called him irrational, emotional, megalomaniac etc. etc. Oh wait, are we seeing a parallel here? I mean what do they call Donald J Trump by not calling him, racist, crazy, sexist, mob boss etc. etc.? Are you getting my drift dearest, Pieter?

    The great Russian author Leo Tolstoy said this about history 'History would be a wonderful thing – if it were only true.'. The truth of what he says is that we should study and observe and make up our own minds as sovereign beings without the propaganda of "Historians" and currently the "Mainstream Media" (aka Fake News). Can we say that both the late Shah and P.Trump actually have done some good for their people? The answer is all dependent on your worldview and to agree on what is good and what is bad. The late Shah looks crazy perhaps because we have all been conditioned in believing that all that crown jewels belonged to him, not true I am afraid, it belongs to Iranian nation/people. I also believe the British crown Jewel collections belong to the British people and not the Queen or her family and as sovereign kings and Queens, such ceremonies are part of their culture and not out of place or strange at all. I also thought that a large majority of the American MSM have boycotted the great 4th July celebration and I am going to suggest that all of them and predecessors felt exactly the same about the Shah of Iran for the exact accusations. Nothing changed in 50 years I Guess then 🙂

    Wish you a great Friday, my friend.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHthRsAiAzo

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_National_Jewels

  15. Dear POM family,

    Some years ago, a noble friend forwarded me this incredible histomap (History map) of the past 4000 years of human civilization which was created in 1931. In so many ways, such information is not presented to our young generation as Western academia has been in a psychotic frenzy to eradicate OUR collective history. All attempts in removing statues, in Virginia & other US states of the noble founding fathers of the US is in line with Marxist Revisionism and follows the same degenerate logic of scrapping all history. In their corrupted and degenerate minds, a human population without a history can be directed like sheep to a slaughterhouse, which is sadly true. Therefore, the task of teaching our children, grandchildren and the next generations of humanity is to pass on the knowledge of our collective history and our achievements as a species regardless of race, colour and creed. A healthy society and as individuals, we need to know and have access to our ancestors' memory and wisdom without which, we will be no more than cattle or Robots and if you are seeing non-stop attempts by technocratic lunatics in bringing about Artificial Intelligence and law-abiding Robots you will know where it's all coming from. I absolutely believe humanity has a spark of the divine in his/her soul and as such their corrupt and dark plan will go nowhere.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/john-b-sparks-histomap-shows-4000-years-of-world-history-2015-6

    This is the map where you can zoom in and read the details here:
    https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~200375~3001080

  16. My Carpe Diem
    Indeed I do gather your drift. I'm not much for bowing or bending a knee, but I will proudly give you a nod of my head in aquience.

    I went online to order a John B Sparks histpomap, I found them to expensive. A bit of a humorous aside, I also found a bed comforter with the JBS histomap on It. I thought it would be great fun to sleep under a map of such history. Alas, it was also too expensive.

    Your response gave me a much deeper and appreciative understanding of pomp and the circumstance that surround it. I love this journey.

    So many add ons +++.

    "Long did the mighty Stagirite retain
    The universal Intellectual reign
    Saw his own Countreys short-liv'ed Leopard
    Slain;
    The stronger Roman -Eagle did out fly,
    Oftener renewed his age, and saw that Dy.
    Mecha itself, in spight of Mohumet possest.
    And chas'ed by a wild Deluge from the East.
    His Monarchy new planted in the West.
    But as in time each great imperial race
    Degenerates, and gives some new one place:

    As always my Dear Friend
    I thank you
    PTM

    1. Hahaha, Goodness Gracious me!

      I must admit to you Pieter, I thought you are joking about the "bed cover" at first but I did type "bedcover Histomap" and I found this you and had a good laugh.

      https://roostery.com/p/wyandotte-duvet-cover/2308094-the-1931-histomap-by-saraicapael

      Now, I want to find the full suit, shirt, tie and all, ...or even the Histomap underwear for those special and historical moments 🙂 LOL

      It is always a pleasure to exchange with you my Dearest Pieter and it is an honour for me to be friends with you and all the noble POM family.

      PS. Please, if you find other stuff made with this pattern please let me know. 🙂

    1. Hmm. June we saw the above transpire. Now today this happens...

      July 9 - "China's development can't shut out the rest of the world. The world's development can't shut out China." - Chinese vice president Wang

      https://postcourier.com.pg/china-vice-president-says-world-cannot-shut-china/

      Five hours ago...July 9 - "President Donald Trump on Tuesday said India has long had a "field day" imposing tariffs on American products, which is "no longer acceptable" to the US. "

      https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/donald-trump-again-blasts-india-over-tariffs-says-not-acceptable/articleshow/70145742.cms

    1. Yes that may satisfy some people but not the hardcore activists.
      Notably there have also been protests taking place in recent days at the train station in Kowloon which is the terminus of the high speed rail link to the mainland. The aim apparently being to raise awareness and overcome the censorship of the news by making sure tourists from the mainland know what's going on and hopefully will then go home and talk about it.

      1. Yes, I saw a video on that the other day. Only two of about ten mainlanders interviewed had any idea of the protests at all. So this transfer of knowledge may spark an informational explosion back on the mainland.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arNiV5_W5Ck&t=290s

        Then here was a nice perspective from the Hong Kong side of things.

        "How China Subverts Freedom with the "United Front""

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkSFvveVQbk

        and another Hong Kong perspective

        "Hong Kong Christians and the Protest Movement |Cardinal Zen"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed74Lb20UiE

  17. "U.S., Germany slam China at U.N. Security Council over Xinjiang: diplomats"

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-rights-idUSKCN1TX2YZ

    The Western Chinese province of Xinjiang is predominantly populated with a Sunni Muslim of Turkic ethnicity, also known as "Uyghurs". Their language and customs are almost identical to any other Turkic population in Asia as well as Azerbaijan of Iran and the independent Azerbaijan Republic (Ex-Soviet Republic) and to modern Turkey. Beijing or Peking as it was called back then, somehow had great difficulties in assimilating these people into the Communist ideology ever since the Communism became the ruling ideology of People's Republic and this problem is persistent to this day. One way, the Western elite have been working on was to create a Pan-Turkic ideology that encompasses both the Shamanic belief system of the Turkic people and blending it or fusing it with hardcore Islam. This weapon against Communist China had been used to control the PRC by instilling in the minds of the PRC's leaders that the West is capable of making the Uyghur population to rise up and cause serious damage to Beijing by rebellion to their rule. This is where the charismatic character and all made up and fully funded (by C_A & friends!) US-based comes in handy via a Turkish cleric as Fethullah Gülen.

    Such characters are always prepared and well fed for a moment when the target nation, in this case, China needs to be pulled back and slowed down in case they forget who placed the keys of power in their hands. It is interesting that in all such movements as Pan-Islamic, Pan-Turkish, Pan-Kurdish or for that matter any such groups are funded and supported by a powerful entity that provides endless cash and in this case the fire of "resistance" in Xinjiang is lept alive by a toxic combination of ethnic nationalism (Turkish) with hardcore religious fanatism (Islam). Mr Gülen covers these two aspects and he can apply his toxic ideology to any land where the people happen to be of Turkic extraction and Muslim at the same time. The present President Erdogan of the Turkish Republic defeated a Coup by his countryman's supporters, Mr Gülen who lives in exile in Pennsylvania rather remarkably.

    Mr Fetulah Gülen applies his toxic ideology through his religious schools in the US, Europe and Asia. However, with the new administration in the US under President Trump and knowing that President Putin is not in favour of any ideological sabotage of a nation through Islamism or Communism it remains to be seen, whether damaging CCP will involve PAn-Turkic with Pan-Islamism!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghurs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fethullah_G%C3%BClen

    https://www.conspiracyschool.com/blog/uighur-nationalism-turkey-and-cia

  18. Hi Dane,

    Yes, that's the meeting and thank you for putting the clip of the meeting. My first impression was that it made me think of a "job interview" going by the two important figures sitting face to face with an assistant placing pen and paper in front of Mr Putin but I am undecided if this is the case, who is interviewing whom here! I know very little about the history of the Vatican Church and its relationship with the Russian Orthodox church only that Moscow became the important centre for Christian orthodox after the collapse of Constantinople to the Muslim Turks (Ottomans) in 1453.

    Also, important to recall the fact that the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill had a meeting with Pope Francis back in 2016. More fascinating was when Russian Patriarch Kirill visited Antarctica about a week after. The schism between the important centres of Christianity may have come to an end with some understandings. The potential outcomes may range from (and I am speculating here as always!) a denuclearization of the planet to disclosures of technologies and even may be of the existence of extraterrestrials, commonly known as UFOs. Otherwise, it may be just agreeing to accept each other's powers, limitations but more importantly responsibility and not mention the desire to survive!

    Nevertheless, these meetings are extraordinary and almost entirely because of a paradigm shift since 2016 when President Trump became the 45th US president. We are living in interesting times...in the realms of a Chinese curse, perhaps 🙂

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/12162705/Patriarch-Kirill-meets-penguins-in-Antarctica.html

    https://www.ncronline.org/news/world/russian-orthodox-church-considers-ban-blessing-weapons-mass-destruction

  19. Thank God I made it out and back. I found myself lured in and almost trapped in the Epstein envelope. I fear I was drawn in by my salacious nature(dirty old man)and stayed way to long. I escaped due to my disgust with how the MSM on both sides were spinning it, and being able to recognize the beginning feelings of despair. Whew, that was close.

    So I came back to the POM and reread JC's post and all the comments that followed. About half way thru, I found myself wondering if any CIA research/analysis dept., or any high level CFR type think tank could produce a better work product. I don't know, I've never been in either place, I kind of would like to be a fly on the wall in such a place. I feel a little bit like a fly on the wall here on the POM, especially when I tease some response with one sentence statements like,, you know the Shah was nuts, or why are you laughing at me. That's just the fly coming off the wall and buzzing around being a pest.

    I moved the XRP market all by myself the other day. I made a small buy and have watched the price fall back to .36 since. LOLOL.

    PTM

  20. Thanks for sharing this news Carpe Diem, terrible and disturbing as it is.
    Yes she was a fine occult researcher and both you and I mentioned her work in previous POM comments, perhaps a couple of years ago. A sad loss indeed; at least this tragic event serves to remind me to read her major work which judging by the reviews will be incredibly fascinating:
    https://www.amazon.com/Clock-Shavings-Tracy-R-Twyman/dp/0692277773/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

  21. I'm three chapters into this book Bully of Asia Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order by Steven Mosher.

    So far it provides some great insight into the bigger picture. Not that he spells it out but the information he provides is a piece in which applied to the whole of the mind one can create links to the rest of what is going on. For instance China's greatest fear is disorder and chaos which is why they run a totalitarian type of rule over their people. To me Trumps supposed unpredictability is an antithesis to order...at least on the surface 😉 Another tidbit that he throws out is China's history of being the first hedgeman in the world and their desire to regain that status over the world under the guise of a peaceful and harmonious unification of order and obedience.

    Here is a decent review.

    https://japan-forward.com/book-review-bully-of-asia-are-japan-the-u-s-ready-to-stand-up-to-china/

    China's hedgeman ways were brought to heel with the opium wars of long ago. Could we see the uprise in opiate use here in the United States these days as a similar plot disguised through the opioid painkillers pumped out through the pharmaceuticals? Could the rise in marijuana legalization in the west be a move to counter these opioid painkillers and free people from those opioid addictions?

    1. Thank you, Dane, for introducing this great book,

      I read many years ago either in a book or online about the British colonialists' plan/ideas to replace the African population with Asians specifically with the Chinese. However, Indians were chosen and encouraged to settle in Africa and other British colonies elsewhere also such as the West Indies/Caribbean region. To the British colonial officers, Indians were closer to the British intelligence than the Africans and as such, they thought that Indians would manage the affairs in the British system in Africa in managing the Post Office, Railway and other administrative offices in their African colonies which were vast.

      The discovery of Opium as a tool of subjugation was used extensively by the British in Asia as well as Africa. The British colonisers discovered that Opium will make the natives dependant as well as it will multiply their muscle output in the beginning phases of using the plant. It is believed that the Chinese and Indian workers on the railway and telegraph network of the era were given a good ration of opium for increasing their performance and to later make them obedient and dependent workers. Somehow, Africans were not interested in Opium and evidently, it is an Asian/European kind of drug and consequently not black African thing!

      The following is an excerpt of the book written in 1976 (page 733) "The Poppy is Not an Ordinary Flower: A Survey of Drug Policy in Iran" (Fordham Law Review)
      The book is available as PDF and online here: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2202&context=flr

      "In 1862, Nasir ad-Din

      Shah [Qajar dynasty of Iran] granted the British owned Indo-European Telegraph Company

      the right to build a telegraph line across the country. While the line

      was being constructed, British officers provided opium to their Persian

      workers free of charge together with instructions on how to use it.

      "Later, they sold opium to the people at five grams for a half a penny

      and bought back the smoked residue for five pennies.122 4 It is obvious

      that these British officers wanted to make it profitable for the Iranians

      to smoke opium, because an opium user received more for the dross

      than he paid for the opium."

      Opium as all other medicinal plants have each a role in the education of the humans as well as other mammals and other species. Opium's role is to sedate, hence the reason for its invaluable offering as a method in medicine for thousands of years. Yet, on the other side of the spectrum of its purpose, it ends up literally owning its victim by making the person dependent that it finally destroys the person using the plant's sap excessively. Each nation according to their geography, history and climate would use a variety or a few of such plants. The British colonisers through their agents that travelled from time to time, had mapped an exact and precise weaknesses and strength of each nation and region before embarking on subjugating that region. It is possible to assume therefore that the CCP is following in the paths cleared for them by the Crown Beast system that had been residing in Britain and previously in Venice and all stem from Phoenicia with a religion and cult rituals rather unique that is practised to this day.

      The book and the review which our wise and educated friend noble Dane provided, suggests to me that China is a Crown Beast system hatching eggs in China and if I recall, it was Dane who suggested this a while ago and I can see that he is correct in his assessment. Moreover, if you recall a discussion panel Euriasioan Media Forum which I introduced back a couple of months ago where
      Steve Bannon's was talking about the One-Belt-One-Road by CCP when he said the roots of the project (1:25:00 onwards, see the full discussion below). Bannon said that this project isn't even for the benefit Chinese people but it follows the "British East-India company" model and for the elite - State Capitalism (by CCP state capitalism, financed by the West, for-profit!). I can also see that both the author of this great book by a China expert. Steven Mosher was indeed a US Naval officers (possibly Naval Intel!) and very likely to have been working alongside Steve Bannon as their thinkings on the matter are almost identical. This major undertaking that CCP poses to the world stability is very real and it is fortunate that the Trump administration is taking this very seriously.

      I also believe that the recent opiate addiction is a typical Crown Beast system of subjugation and it had been tried many times in many other places.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D8wSUVVChE&t=3s

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_W._Mosher

  22. Thank you Redjon for putting the link of her book,

    I read the book a year or so ago and I found the material and dialogue to be extremely interesting and I learnt so much about occult beings/entities such as Baphomet and others. This book IMHO is groundbreaking because it explores first hand the mysteries as described in the book description you kindly included. What she basically achieved and recorded in this book is important because she literally opens the possibilities for anyone to explore all the so-called mysteries and to appreciate that contacting the other side i.e. the occult characters is not supernatural and absolutely possible. Contacting a deceases person (spirit) on the side is possible and there are tools and methods that anyone can learn to become a medium.

    The late Tracy Twyman was a real and authentic researcher of the truth and she was extremely brave in attempting something which we are all told not to do and look into. I, therefore, agree with about reading the book and her other books and talks still available on youtube and her website. She was one of a kind and her transition is a big loss. Here's a short clip about her work which a fan made a few hours ago in her memory where some aspects of her occult investigation in the symbolism of the Dollar sign which goes back to very ancient history. There are many of her own clips and interviews available on youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNLWQ3bHbMw

    1. Thanks CD, that's all the endorsement I need, I am placing the order and looking forward to reading it. Will check out the clips too, thanks.

    1. Lol, you and your loaded questions Peter. 😉 Who were the ones being blackmailed? Clinton? Spacey? Royal family? Is anyone who is soulless ever free Peter? 😉

    2. Big big trouble Pieter, or so we are led to believe. Yuuge trouble even 🙂
      As one pundit mentioned, this has the potential to develop into the biggest scandal in US history.
      One theory is this is how Trump gets to Hillary. We shall see....

    3. Good Morning Dearest Pieter,

      Your question is something that I also am curious about and no doubt any person who is following the current events. I found the following photos in the link below as well as some information regarding the "Island" and the operatives of this place extremely interesting. In case, you have not seen the dark & dystopian movie "The Island (2005)", I can recommend it as it somewhat relates to the negativity surrounding Epstein's paradise (or Hell for the victims!).

      https://archive.fo/AlRTz

      Ghislaine Maxwell
      Private helicopter pilot
      Trained EMT
      Qualified ROV
      Submarine pilot
      Fluent in 4 languages
      Worked w/Google on nonprofit project TerraMar selling parts of the ocean to people
      https://twitter.com/CARRIE4TRUTH/status/1150525235755704321

      Complete Tour of Jeffrey Epstein's Little Saint James Island in US VI
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzZBF9P74wo&feature=em-uploademail

  23. CD and I was doing some light research yesterday based from a tweet he saw where someone claimed to see evidence of a US navy plane leaving Sirri Island, Iran.

    https://twitter.com/GDarkconrad/status/1150024780965449728

    We weren't able to validate that claim beyond the tweet itself and this video,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnKZ-6fr0wA

    but did find some interesting things about Sirri Island.

    We discovered that "The terminals at Kharg, Lavan, and Sirri Islands, located in the Persian Gulf, handle almost all of Iran’s crude oil exports"

    https://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Iran/background.htm

    We also found some time ago "Iran has deployed Chinese HY-2 "Silkworm" anti-ship missiles along the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf, on Abu Musa island, on Qeshm Island and on Sirri Island." Also that "As of March 1995 there was one Seersucker cruise missile on Sirri Island that was moved there around October 1994."

    https://fas.org/nuke/guide/iran/facility/sirri.htm

    With Iran's recent broadcast of refining its uranium to weapons grade material one doesn't have to leap very far to consider the possibility that a nuclear warhead could be retrofitted onto that cruise missile.

    1. As per Dane's posting regarding the curious details in the tweet by the guy who follows aircrafts routes, got both Dane and myself intrigued as to how and why a US Navy aircraft (USMC) to be either flying off or flying over an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf which is heavily protected and highly strategic! The clip that Dane put up regarding the "secret" meeting of Islamic Republic elements and the US gov may also provide a clue to this riddle. Thank you to Dane for his diligent research in the background to this joint effort.

      If you recall, last year we were told that the US military had several meetings with the IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) in several locations as Lebanon, possibly Syria (and Iraq) as well as in Oman. The news item whether reliable or not somewhat suggests one or several meetings had gone on with US Gov elements with the Islamic Republic's Javad Zarif who is US educated and has family in the US (as almost ALL Islamic Republic leaders/officials do!). To add another pixel in this picture, we were told by QAnon on 8 May 2018 of the following in Q drop 1320 as follows:

      Today, EVIL lost control / leverage of Iran.
      Today, POTUS took control of Iran.
      https://qmap.pub/

      So now the question may be, what if the US forces loyal to POTUS are gradually taking control of what was the globalist/deep state locations, INSIDE Iran where the elements of the Deep State were positioned? What if things had already started to change last June and after this QAnon update? What if all that we hear on the news regarding, Iran is a puppet show, hence not the real news? Would the losing side elaborate or advertise their loss?! Remember, the Islamic Republic (IRI) has locations in Syria that do a lot of nuclear enrichments! Also worth repeating that IRI is indeed a Deep State operated with MANY sites inside Iran and scattered elsewhere. There are similarities between IRI and NK but both created for different purposes.

      After all, wasn't this the possible method in the case of North Korea too? Isn't the best method of winning a war is by actually not starting or becoming engaged in a war? We should remember that the Islamic Republic has many vulnerabilities and serious and fundamental issues and the greatest one is that of legitimacy internally and perhaps this is why the MSM corrupt establishment had been trying to portray the Islamic Republic as a form of "Islamic Democracy"!! How the dark magicians weave a new reality for the masses and supported and propagated by the modern ruling elite & the Bastions of "knowledge", the corrupt Academia! The Islamic Republic was created not as a proper government but rather as a reactionary globalist movement posing as a legitimate government which had been operating as a pirate state in concert with the Southern despotic and equally corrupt pirates posing as governments in the Persian Gulf region. The return of the most powerful and the oldest nation-state as Iran to normal governance will end ALL Piracy whether in the Carabians or anywhere else for that matter and POTUS and his team know this very well.

      So now, with the revelations of the Epstein Island, some elements of deception that is rather ancient come to the surface. Add NXIVM cult to this and perhaps a few others, and the Light of TRUTH shines on the ancient depravity slowly but surely...

      We are hearing reports of the 21st century Pirates, and their patch of land in the middle of the water (Middle of nowhere really) in the form of Islands and how do they relate to what we are witnessing in the world today? The history of the Persian Gulf Islands may provide a similarity in that they were all used by pirates for the past 3000 years if not longer as recorded by Assyrians and others. So with that in mind, I posed the following questions to myself and I will share them as I do not have a real answer but lots of questions and I hope these questions point to some reasonable answers in seeing the parallels of the Persian Gulf Islands with Epstein's. I also would like to add that the recently created "nations" as Qatar, UAE, Dubai etc. are on the same principle of Neo-Pheonician city-states where Slavery, Human trafficking, Gold/drugs, money laundry and excessive depravity are built in their creation. IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) are and have been making a profit with interacting with all the newly established city-states along the southern shores of the Persian Gulf. "Islands" are the primary source and a convenient no man's land for all the above.

      So with that long-winded intro, my questions are as follows:

      What if "islands" are the no man's land where pirates used to make a remote location for refuelling and distribution of their illicit merchandise as well as the "exchange" meeting spot?
      What if the human trafficking modern-day merchandise with an estimated revenue of $150Billion annual profit is/ was a source of income for the globalist elite?
      What if the only issue being fought to the death in US Congress by the Democrats, that is the "illegal immigrants at the US border" is related to the only remaining source of income for their other "project(s)"?
      Why POTUS Executive Order to end ALL Human Trafficking is possibly the end of the illicit source of revenue for the elite?
      What if the control of the narrative through controlling and censoring real information in Wikipedia is their survival?
      What if nothing has changed and ALL the islands are still used for the same purpose?

      Piracy in the Persian Gulf
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy_in_the_Persian_Gulf

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-taking-action-end-human-trafficking/

      1. Hi everybody ,

        First of all , I would like to thanks CD for providing so much information about the past hundred years of Iran .
        I do think Iran is one of the main keys for the future of the geopolitical world . It is impossible to reach a new global equilibrium without solving the Iranian crisis , or let's say the Persian Gulf tensions in a whole .
        I think we have passed a tipping point where there's no alternative to escalations and a real confrontation between Iran and the US/British powers .
        This could be a prelude to a complete reset of that region , including some of the sunnis regimes .

        I have just read a paper about the rise and demise of Mossadegh , and I asking for your opinion about this article , dear CD .

        https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2014-06-16/what-really-happened-iran?utm_medium=newsletters&utm_source=special_send&utm_campaign=summer_reads_2019_newsletters&utm_content=20190721&utm_term=newsletter-summer-popup-2019

        The Game of Thrones is played at different levels , the upper one being played between US-China-Russia . But one step under , the same game is in full mood between Iran - Saudi Arabia , and a lot of secondary actors like Turkey - Egypt - Syria .

        If I understand correctly , everything is the result of the monetary status or his lost . The chess game played by the falling british empire who had already lost the monetary throne was destined to retain a part of his power through Iranian Oil . They lost and the Petro Pound could not keep a important role in the world monetary basket .
        Now , as already explained by JC , this is the Dollar's turn to lose its status , in the next decade .
        It will not happened without a deflagration , a kind of monitored (or not ) chaos , probably coming from the multiple sparks coming from the persian gulf .........

        https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-23/jpmorgan-we-believe-dollar-could-lose-its-status-worlds-reserve-currency

        Have a good day. !

        1. Greetings Dear Ledude59,

          I would like to thank you for pointing this article out for several reasons. First of all, it is what I would describe as a "sea change" in the usual narrative regarding the mythical 1953 story coming from the unlikeliest source i.e.CFR (Council of Foreign Relations) which this web site and magazine comes from (Foreign Affairs). The other important feeling that one may get regarding the content of this article is that it appears that "cleaning the Swamp" is actually a real event happening in Washington DC where such an interpretation and analysis of the myth of Mossadegh would have been impossible to image only a few years ago. After reading this I thought what may have happened at the CFR to allow such a correction and revelation of the truths about Iran's struggle with British/Soviet colonization of Iran and the control that they had in relat5ion to the strategic location of Iran and her natural assets as Oil/Gas. Without understanding what Iran represents in the modern geophysical equation of the past 100 years, you would not be able to appreciate the future of the region if not the world and I am glad you have truly concluded Iran's position and the control of her which currently the US under P.Trump is involved in with the old Colonial powers Britain (in the form EU!) and Russia.

          According to Halford Mackinder's "Pivot of History" (Eurasian landmass), any power that controls this region, controls the world. This region, where both Iran and the Ancient Persianate region of the world in West/east Asia, as well as parts of Eastern Europe, falls under is, in fact, the birthplace of the oldest Indo-European first World Empire, that is the Acamened Dynasty that ruled over almost all of this region 2500 years until Alexander of Macedon conquered it and after 7years of conquering the massive Persian empire died and his empire landed in to his generals from which the Parthian Empire once again rose, that was an Iranian empire with the remaining Greek/Macedonians who settled in Iran which took control of the landmass under the pre-Alexander region, under the Persian Achaemenids. As a reminder, Cyrus the Great was the King from this dynasty that conquered the Babylonian tyrant and his subsequent freeing the Jews and building the second temple (with his own money and instructions, something the modern Zionists would never mention, even though Cyrus is according to the Jewish Bible is the only non-Jewish King and the anointed one!). Parthians were also powerful and you will still see some of the military ship/submarines as the pre-WWII British Submarine-class, Parthian.

          There appears to be a natural tendency that this region where a powerful state would rise over and over again and Mackinder was not a seer or had any specialist metaphysical knowledge to come up with his "pivot of history" theory but rather he studied history and the rise and fall of empires. In the case of Iran, that nation had experienced several major world supremacy in terms of military and wealth from ancient times. Iran is estimated to possess, about ten per cent of the world minerals and most famously Oil/Gas but it is a rich landmass in any case. Russia is and had always been super-rich in all mineral and both are located in the "Pivot of history" region as per Mackinder's theory and when we consider the 1917 revolution and the 1953 debacle followed by the 1979 "Islamist" revolution, one would know why!

          So with this preamble, I would like to suggest that this article by the CFR mouthpiece appears to be an attempt in correction of the false historical narrative that had been used as an excuse for what the Globalists completed in 1979 with assisting the arrival of Pan-Islamism movement 10 years before the breakup of the Soviet Union, after all, the controllers of this planet need bogeymen and criminals in charge in certain nations to conduct looting the world, through a "creative Chaos"! After Communism was done, they brought out Pan-Islamism and Iran was chosen over Turkey, Egypt or Saudi Arabia, because Iran was powerful, rich and geopolitically located at the crossroad of the entire region with a historical and cultural influence in ALL the Eurasian region aka "Pivot of history"!

          So, you may ask how 1953 relates to all this, and that is an excellent question. The answer is that the 1953 and the coup that Mossadegh was attempting against the legitimate King (Shah of Iran) was indeed the prelude to what happened in 1979 and not the cause but the excuse that Globalists had needed in order to JUSTIFY the Islamists take over. This is what had been emphasised by numerous globalist leaders which Obama was the last one but Madelin Albright actually apologized to Mullahs on behalf of the US government for the "1953 myth"! This is how corrupt and deceptive Globalists that are also Leftist always are and what is interesting is that Islamists hate Mossadegh and Khomeini ensured that any street name after Mossadegh to be taken down and changed, so what was MAdelin Albrith the Globalist queen was apologizing for, is comical.

          So, what is important and rather obvious from this article is that it was actually Mossadeg who insurrection against the sovereign king and that he was only in as the Prime Minister for about two years. During his Premiership, he managed to divide Iranians in an exact way Obama managed to do in the US and he destroyed the fragile Iranian economy whilst his intention to take the control of the Military and to oust the King who was very popular then (as Pahlavis are popular now!). What the article omits is that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Corporation was a 50/50 company and it had many refineries worldwide under its control in South Africa, UK and many other locations, as well as the largest oil refinery of Abadan in Khuzestan province of Iran, provided around 75% of European oil in the 1930s to late 1950s. The irrational demand of Mossadegh in demanding the British should leave Iran (Abadan refinery technical staff) and all the oil wells in Southern Iran resulted in the British government to take full ownership of all the joint assets under the pretext that the Iranian partner is being illogical by irrationally and unlawfully disrupting the partnership. The next day after the Hagues' International court declaring Iran the winner that "the British must leave Iranian soil", a brand new sign was put up at the offices of what was AIOC (Anglo-Iranian oil Corps) with the new name "British Petroleum" as below Tweet from BP: https://twitter.com/bp_plc/status/677511371689345024

          It is rather obvious that all of the political movements whether Pan-Islamism, Communism, etc. etc. are created as a method of mental subjugation in order to facilitate the looting of a nation and usurping power over masses. What is happening in the EU right now is not any different. What is fascinating to observe is that Mackinder was a Fabian socialist and a member of the ruling elite in the same way that the new EU Commission President Madam Van Der Layen, who by all account is from a family of European aristocracy with a same background educated at the London School of Economy where Halford Mackinder received his education fro, not to mention George Soros and any other millionaire leftist leader. Also, worth mentioning that Mossadegh was also a Prince from the Qajar dynasty who destroyed Iran during their 140 years of corrupt rule where Iran lost much of her territory to Russians and British, at the time where these two superpowers where at the peak of their colonial rules, aka the Great Game.

          So to give my perspective of this article and as a summary, I have to say this is a real change and it tells me that they are now seeing that continuing with the 1953 myth at a time when the Globalist deep state Mullahs are on their demise is timely and hopefully they will reveal more to their followers, since all the truths is out as revealed some years ago by both the CIA as well as the British government. In some ways, resplendence is useless now, but as all the cabal who had been waiting for the Trumps removal, day by day, we are witnessing Trump ain't going nowhere and he will be around for another 6 years! 🙂

          Thank you again for asking for my opinion and I hope I have provided a satisfactory answer.
          I wish you a great day my friend.

          Later, in 1919, Mackinder summarised his theory as:

          "Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
          who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
          who rules the World-Island commands the world."
          (Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality, p. 150)

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthian-class_submarine
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geographical_Pivot_of_History
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halford_Mackinder
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game

          1. Many thanks , dear CD ,

            I was sure to get a very complete and instructive answer about these events .
            Must say that you are incredible and such an extraordinary source of real information .
            With you , JC , Dane and many others , It's easier to connect the dots in this great Game of Thrones !

            Have a nice day !

          2. Thank you very much Dear Ledude,

            It is always a pleasure and as always we all have to thank our noble JC for creating this fortress of truth, honesty and knowledge and without his wonderful creative mind, we would not be here talking about all kinds of matters which I would class as occult--to mean hidden. It is an honour for me to be a small member of this elite and unique family of truthseekers as well as a truly International one!

            May we be assisted by the supreme being's guiding light in finding all the truths of his creations.

            I wish you a great day Dear Ledude59

  24. If the US economy is the best its ever been, the US dollar is the strongest its ever been, prices for goods are not increasing because China is subsidizing companies exporting to us to offset the imposed tariffs and there is no inflation; why has the cost of my groceries gone up 50 to 60 dollars per week?

    1. You know given the above comment and golds inverse relationship with the USD we can paint a picture in contradiction to what Trump keeps saying regarding (USD being stronger than it ever has been, tariff costs not being extended to consumers and no inflation).

      In 2016 an ounce of gold was valued at $1090 plus or minus $10. Today at the time of this comment an ounce of gold is valued at $1,423.

      If we look at the mechanics of the inverse relationship of gold and the USD we can determine that the value of the USD has actually been decreasing in relation to other currencies around the world.

      "-A falling dollar increases the value of other countries’ currencies. This increases the demand for commodities including gold. It also increases the prices.

      -When the U.S. dollar starts to lose its value, investors look for alternative investment sources to store value. Gold is an alternative."

      https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-gold-us-dollar-inverse-170016117.html

      Just some food for thought 😉

      1. Lol, well actually there is another possibility. Other countries currencies could be increasing in value while the USD is remaining the same. This could give the same effect as a decreasing dollar in regards to the inverse relationship between the dollar and gold. 🙂

  25. I see what you are saying JC and agree that fiat will fade over the coming years rather than collapse, but the number of years is hard to estimate. In the meantime could we possibly see a transition something like;

    1. A return to gold backed currencies to “level the field” in regards to country currency values which could then eliminate the need for trade tariffs and balance out the trade deficits/surplus’ over time?
    2. The USD retracting its world reserve currency function?
    3. XRP/Ripple acting as the exchange mechanism for international trade payments and such.
    4. Giving the world time to institute regulation for crypto and digital assets to “level the field” in the new digital economy.
    5. Gold could then be the hand off mechanism of value into digital assets as fiat fades into history.

    Or is there more of a possibility of;

    1. The USD keeping its reserve status and all the trade tariffs remaining in their attempt to balance trade deficits/surplus’
    2. XRP/Ripple taking a small share of the worlds exchange demands only to grow through time to eventually handle all of the worlds exchange needs as fiat fades into history.

    Both scenarios provide an organic approach of transition or transformation. I know I’m a small mind in this grand picture so I’m just throwing out what I can. An attempt at using this noggin for good thinking.

    Oh and I’m curious as to how gold will be effected as the world transitions into the digital world of things. I think I got that USD/gold inverse relationship (as USD value increases gold value decreases and vice versa) “The inverse relationship remains because: A falling dollar increases the value of other countries' currencies. This increases the demand for commodities including gold. It also increases the prices.”

    But it’s not quite that simple is it? Value will do what it does in relation to the USD, however there is nothing to explain what will happen when fiat fades into history. Given the above inverse relationship logic what if all the other countries fiat transforms into digital currencies as the USD falls in value thus forcing other countries into digital currencies instead of gold and when they have transitioned then the USD transforms? Would this hinder the logic of the inverse relationship and keep gold value stable through the transition or fading of fiat currencies? This idea might work with the second scenario above also.

    I know I'm a pain but pain is good isn't it? Shows growth...maybe 🙂 If you could find a few minutes to share your thoughts I would be grateful and it would help to know which direction to invest my research cravings 😉

  26. People's Liberation Army joint military exercise on Germani soil and for that matter at the heartland of the EU is not reported by any of the MSM, except for Russia Today! This comes at the time when NATO's future is uncertain and coincides with Turkey actually commissioning their S-400 from a non-NATO and an adversary of NATO. The question that may be considered relevant is whether Germany with the other partner, France want to align the creation of the "EU Army" with China by letting China continue with the Belt-and-Road initiative in Europe?

    Another very important event is the selection of the ex-German defence minister as the new EU President. An ex-Defence Minister as the new EU Führer is a bad sign that Brexit may never actually happen, even though the majority of the British people actually voted in a democratic system for an exit. Next, will be the involvement of the British military in the EU army. Wants that happens, the British Pounds may go and from Great Britain will only remain, Britain...

    Strangely, Napoleon and Hitler (French & German) tried to unify Europe and failed so it will be interesting to see how far the Globalist Leftist Europeans will be able to bring their wet dreams into reality!! Is China about to help the EU leftists? After all, the Chinese army was trained by the NAZI regime in the 1930s and the industrial might/vehicles of PLA has a major input from the Federal Republik for a very long time!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/world/europe/ursula-von-der-leyen-eu-president.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9GRsWiYbM0

  27. Meet the EU Boss/overlord (over lady?!) 🙂 Ursula Von der Leyen?

    I always use Wikipedia as a reference source but I am always aware that Wikipedia is a globalist consensus joint and it often omits facts. However, the details of this lady as per what is currently on Wiki tells the reader that she is an elitist, if not aristocratic and had always from a young age had "security details" around her. What is even more strange is that she comes from a "Slave owning" family in America who helped the British! She also appears to be paranoid about being kidnapped in the '70s because of her father's position! She had to change her name and leave Germany to go and live in London and study at the Marxist training school aka "London school of economics" where Soros and other globalists got their "education". all fine & dandy.

    After reading her bio, it is possible to assume that the EU is on a self-destruct path with so many entitled elitist/globalists in charge. The future of Europe is RED.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_von_der_Leyen

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/17/fanatical-von-der-leyen-final-nail-coffin-shambolic-eu-democracy/

  28. I think America may collapse before China does. China uses public banking, and public banking is better for the whole country, economically and socially, than private banking, which is only good for mostly the top 1% or maybe a trickle down to the top 10-20%. This whole thing about going after China is interesting. China isn’t communist anymore, they are authoritarian capitalists. Basically fascist with a public banking system, while on the other hand the United States is fascist with a private banking system. And this private banking system controls the most of the world. It’s goal: To destroy the middle class of america and eventually the middle class of the rest of the world and create a two tier system with the top 1% owning most of everything, with everyone else at the bottom. Of course in 30 years, around 2050, when the robots are doing most of the work, they won’t really need the bottom 80% of people, so they will probably get rid of the bottom 80%. I am not saying this is good or bad, just probably what will happen.

    1. I don't think either will collapse. China's hedgeman are looking to take as much land as they can. The CCP are influencing the world by purchasing (through their party loyal hedgemen) China's fake promotion of peace and harmony, which much of the world is buying. The masses are waking up though and beginning to see through the vaile. I think they are seeing just in time to thwart the Chinese agenda of ruling the world. This agenda goes back many years and is sewn into the Chinese culture so they can't help but think it.

      There propaganda has influenced many, they have used Americans weakness of ignorance to instill Nazi tactics to extremize Americans now calling themselves Antifa to rise against the very beliefs and norms that have made America what she is. They are trying to dismantle America from within. But America is showing her resistance. Like him or not Trump is transforming the lowest common denominator of the American populous to awaken and use their brains.

      Earth once had only one landmass called Pangea. She divided that landmass up and separated them in an effort to insure that life would survive even if one land mass would cease to exist. Yes all land masses are one and from the same source but they are divide to ensure the survival of life itself. So is the human race.

      To evolve we should recognize and accept our differences by anchoring within our sameness. One race...the human race, with all our differences. What "bridges" us, is our sameness of all being human. That bridge should connect all our individual "walled gardens" so we can cohabit this one place of life, our school, our home...earth.

        1. I love that one CD 🙂

          Someone asked me the other day if I believed we put a man on the moon. I said "maybe". Then they began the conspiratorial rhetoric and asked if I believed any of it. I said "maybe". It frustrated the hell out of them which forced them to ask what I meant. I simply said I wasn't there so how could I know one way or the other. Maybe we did and maybe we didn't, does it really matter whether we did or didn't?

          Haven't heard another thing about it...what a wise ol farmer... 🙂

          1. Hi Dane,

            I agree with you and glad you liked it. In fact, I have started to use this "Maybe" too so you are not alone my friend 🙂

            That's the thing with our world that misfortune or a fortune should really be looked at as an event and giving judgment, in any event, is not helpful. I suppose this is why always emphasise the wisdom of the Middle Road and non-attachment to events, that is good or bad. Having said that, it is very hard not to judge things but it is better for our overall view of the world and consequently our well being in the end...I keep practiing it and I not there yet but "Maybe" I get there LOL 🙂

          2. I left out the vital term in the sentence, sorry 🙂

            "I suppose this is why [The Buddhists] always emphasise the wisdom of the Middle Road and non-attachment"

        2. Yes, it is good not to become too attached to an event or outcome. Just like when the bubonic plague killed many people in Europe, sure it was bad for the people that died. And there was great suffering for people that lost loved ones, but afterwards, the people that survived had more land and resources per capita, and so less people led to economic growth per capita, and, I would argue, more social freedom, and I believe these were a deciding factor in ushering in the renaissance. And we know that in the cycles of time, history repeats itself or has similar outcomes, and I think something similar will happen to humankind again where somehow the population will be reduced, and following a large reduction in the population, there will be a rebirth of all the knowledge and wisdom for the remaining populace. United at this point in history, humankind will be working together to live in peace, for probably around a thousand years give or take a few decades.

    1. Thank you Dear Ledude59 for the interesting article,

      After reading the article you recommended I thought about this excellent short clip which I watch from time time, that summarizes the great work of the German political historian/philosopher, Oswald Spengler who accurately wrote about the phases of an empire. His book was titled "The decile of the West" and we seem to be in the Autumnal phase if not in Winter already! As per his book, any civilization/Empire would need to go through all the phases just as a human being must need to go through phases to finally reach the old age. In the end, it will either disappear or it will reappear again in a new form! I believe both America and Iran are identical and are both capable of remerging in that they will reappear again and again because of their resources, educated workforce, historical continuity and above all cultural flexibility.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsaieZt5vjk

  29. From another perspective , monetary one .

    When the actual tensions will give way to an open conflict between US and Iran , I think we will see two different directional movements for the $ .
    The first one will be a rise in demand , as Big Money will try to use the T-Bonds as a refuge , as always in the western world. Sort of conditioned reflex , since 1945 .
    But as the defiance over the Empire is growing , it won't be enough to maintain T-Bonds and USD on the throne . It will be the start of a monetary chaos , even if the Fed push the rates higher and higher .

    This is during that phase that we should see the biggest tentative of media conditioning about what's really happening everywhere in the global village.
    There will be a lot of volatility in the markets , if they are still opened , and we should assist to a loss of value in all currencies against gold . This is already happening in some currencies . And this is also during this transitory phase that some cryptos , just a few , will emerge as the real winners , as a new monetary order will form .
    Hope XRP will be part of it . I must say that I'm starting to lose faith in it . Let's be clear . I am convinced Ripple will be part of the future monetary system . The most proeminent figures of Ripple are everywhere , promoting Ripple's protocols , Xcurrent - XRapid and so on.....
    But for now , there's no real use of XRP the token . May be I'm wrong . I had already expressed my thoughts on that matter . May be the token is just fuel burned for the rise of Ripple in the future monetary order , and we will see a Ripple 's IPO in the next decade .
    Anyway , sorry to spoil a little bit the party , but I had to say it !
    I still have all my XRP and will keep it , hoping to be wrong . But I don't add anymore . XRP didn't sdhow enough strength during the last Up move .
    On another subject , I like this one !

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-25/ron-paul-forget-russiagate-look-fbi-gate-instead

    Have a nice week-end !

    1. If xRapid is used, which it is being used then XRP is being used. The problem is a lot of people wanted to get rich quick off the labor of Ripple with their implementation of xRapid which was a mistaken hope. So now they see XRP as fools gold and thus the loss of faith. xRapid works as a business product and exchange mechanism regardless of the value of XRP.

      That being said there has been a lot of progress made in the development of the XRP ecosystem over the past year, outside of Ripple. A train can't run unless there are tracks for it to run on. A car can't drive well without paved roads for them to run on. Electricity can't get to all our houses unless power lines are installed to get it there. Same goes for XRP. The ecosystem (infrastructure) is being built day by day and until its in place and regulation has been created to regulate it, the value will be a bit misleading.

      Think of a future of walled gardens that cannot exchange with each other. Walled gardens beyond just banks. For instance I picture a future where we will be paid by our employer by that companies own token. That company will be a walled garden and its token will be a walled gardened token. In order to purchase things at Walmart, on Amazon, at the grocery store we will need to exchange our company token into something that those suppliers of goods or services accept. XRP is the only digital asset that can exchange with any other asset or coin. My plan is to convert my digital walled garden paycheck into XRP as soon as I receive it. This way my savings will be XRP a universal store of my time and labor. It's very similar to what the world does today with the USD but it's much faster, a lot easier and a heck of a lot cheaper to transact.

      1. "The Litecoin Foundation announced today that Litecoin has become the “Official Cryptocurrency of the Miami Dolphins.” As cryptocurrency continues to be adopted by businesses, institutions and individuals across the globe, this unique partnership creates a powerful alignment between Litecoin and one of the world’s most recognizable sports brands in the Miami Dolphins.

        Launching for the 2019 NFL season, the collaboration with the Miami Dolphins gives Litecoin the ability to tap into one of the NFL’s largest and most passionate fan bases through in-game branding and advertising opportunities at Hard Rock Stadium, as well as inclusion across the team’s various online properties and digital content.

        Through the partnership, the Miami Dolphins, Litecoin and Aliant Payments intend to give home game attendees the ability to pay with Litecoin and Bitcoin when purchasing tickets for the team’s 50/50 raffle, where half of the proceeds benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation and its charitable causes. The 50/50 raffle tickets can be purchased both online and at 14 kiosk and raffle seller locations throughout Hard Rock Stadium.

        “We’re thrilled to see Litecoin become the official cryptocurrency of the Miami Dolphins,” said Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin and managing director of the Litecoin Foundation. “This collaboration propels Litecoin in front of an audience of millions of people around the world at a time where adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to gain momentum and the ecosystem is able to support real world use cases in ways previously not possible. We see this as a powerful way to raise awareness and educate people about Litecoin and cryptocurrencies on a tremendous scale.”

        “The Miami Dolphins are always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience, and this partnership with Litecoin provides the ability for guests to enjoy our 50/50 raffle while donating to a great cause,” Miami Dolphins Vice President & Chief Information Officer Kim Rometo said."

        https://litecoin-foundation.org/litecoin-named-official-cryptocurrency-of-the-miami-dolphins/

  30. This interview is very interesting, as it has to do with the U.S. economic and military strategy of the U.S. for the past 100 years. Also Trump's economic strategy and why he wants lower interest rates. Other topics in the interview are the deindustrialization of america, the reserve status of the dollar, closing the gold window, balance of payments deficit, U.S. treasury bonds, and other countries financing the U.S. military, countries de-dollarizing and buying gold, China, Eurozone, etc. Economist Michael Hudson really explains a lot in this important interview from July 15, 2019:

    https://soundcloud.com/guns-and-butter-1/de-dollarizing-the-american-financial-empire-dr-michael-hudson-408

    Written article here:

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/de-dollarizing-the-american-financial-empire/

  31. "Royal Navy to US: We don’t need your help with Iran"

    After watching this short interview, one may get a distinct impression that the UK is being pulled by the EU towards Globalism and a unified EU army and on the other side, it is being pulled towards independence from the EU. It sure looks like an internal struggle to save the UK from over 70 years of control by Europe. After Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, the struggle intensified. The EU is still trying to revive the dead horse -that is JCPOA!!

    An interesting interview with a US Naval expert.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2TBebVkdV4

  32. "Daniel Estulin talks tensions in Iran"

    I just listened to this rather intense and compact with information on the state of the world today with the Russian born and KGB trained Daniel Estulin. Mr Estulin talks about Iran, post-revolution (post-79) and how the revolution was engineered and by whom which is fascinating in that the purpose of such a chaotic disorder he explains very well. I would like to, therefore recommend this, and recommend it highly!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-rN0tvZ-nk&t=2s

  33. Murder and rape, the eight to eighty rule.

    JC, this what happens when you only post once month.

    My neighbor, a seventy year old women came over to my house yesterday eve, and asked me to lend her a couple hun, so that she could attend a funeral of the mother of one of her best life long friends. It was important on several levels, first of course, is this 80+ year old woman had died, and for sure if this was indeed a lifelong friend, and the daughter of the deceased, one could reasonably understand why my neighbor would want to attend and offer some comfort to her good friend .

    But still, it is a couple hun, and I've been plowing all my exta-huns into XRP. So I hesitated and said let me check what money I got and I will let you know in the morn. No sooner are those words out of my mouth this elderly woman starts crying.

    Now then let me tell you, I'm a hard man. Any time your talking to me there is a storm on the horizon, and a hard rain, a hard, hard rain, is about to fall. My worship is towards one who refuses me the promise of tomorrow, and in kind I promise my worship, no more or less.

    Yet for all and the rest of my days here, I'm dedicated to at the very least, to practice, if not fully feel empathy. To say, there is a creator God and I strive to act accordingly.

    Why are you crying I ask, I didn't say no, just kind of sort of maybe. Then she tells me her best lifelong friends, 80+ year old mother had been raped and murdered, so yeah she had to be there to offer her support. Let me get a drink.

    Long story short. NO! Dead mother. NO! Rape or murder. I checked the Gila Bend news papers and police reports. No! dead mother as far as I can tell. There has been some horrific rapes, robberies and murders of elderly women in and around Gila Bend over the years. My stats come from the county, which is Maricopa, and that includes Phoenix, which as our metropolis, almost seems to include those types of crimes without many apples falling from the cart. But Gila Bend is small town Az., and so when something like that happens in small town Az., it is indeed a big deal. Like for instance when a kid I knew, raised just up the street from me, tied up and killed an elderly couple, shot them dead, that was a big deal. Many years before that a guy I didn't know but have since grew to know his family well, took to an ax to an elderly couple, those deeds and the trials that followed, where a big deal. Front page news.

    So when the next morn when I confronted my neighbor with the fact that I had done my due and diligence and found no record of a murder and rape. I swear, she never even batted and eye, but, replied, I was correct, her friend must of been hysterical. What happened was she found her mother dead and freaked out. Ok, I got that.

    What is going on here? My best guess is, the world has gone somewhat mad. It hasn't happened overnight, many things, small things, this, that and whatever. Not just the murder and rapes that do happen, they are bad enough, horrific and terrible with their facts and the attendant consequences. More so ever how we as a collective handle, process them.

    I boldly suggest, that there has been this breakdown, we can debate and argue the reasons why this breakdown has occurred and I'm not satisfied that it has'n't always been this way. I'm only suggesting that maybe it has become more visible. And at least to me the beginnings of a fix, start with the rebuilding of the family structure.

    I don't know what the hell is wrong with my neighbor or her possibly imagined friend. Fear is at the root of it, I can promise you that.

    Short of the ancient family structure, a form that provided a warm shield, a warm wing to comfort us from the terrifying growls of the Cro-magnon/Neanderthals that seem to lurk in us all, we are only left to our own device. Good luck with that.

    PTM

  34. If I could write again, but of course I can, I would write it like this.

    Short of the ancient family structure that provided us a strong protective shield, and a warm wing to comfort us from the terrifying growls of the Cro-Magnon/Neanderthals that seem to lurk within us all. We are left to our own device. Good luck with that.

    That's Better
    PTM

  35. Interesting stuff Peter. Why is it that only humans seem to need this "family unit" I wonder. Could the family unit be born from the very fear you speak of? Fear of facing a rather violent world alone.

    It would seem that a family unit structure is a stacked to fail. Why? Because a family unit tends to have a figurehead which tends to be a father who tends to lay down the household law under his rule which he creates. In the best of households the figurehead could be a father/mother balanced unity but that to would create its own household laws.

    In nature parents raise their offspring only teaching them how to survive then those offspring flee the coop to live or die in the world before them. The world/nature teaches them the hard knocks of living or dying...but they are free. Free to learn and see the world however they choose instead of having their lens to see the world conditioned by anything or anyone else.

    I do agree friend that some sort of unit is comforting no doubt. But it just seems much more complex than simply having or not having a family unit.

    On one hand one becomes strong and independent and it would seem impossible for consolidated power of groups of people to form. On the other hand it sure would seem to lessen the possibility of survival being only one. But are we even meant to survive? If we are an infinite being of energy manifest here in a world of matter to experience that which we could never experience in our true form, what would that experience be? What is the one thing something infinite can never experience? Could it be decay and or death? Do we remanifest in matter until such a time we can die without hating having been born? Or at least resenting having been born just to die? Until we can let go of any egotistical notion that any of this is for material us and not energy us?

    Sorry for the deep shit buddy. I'll have that drink now 😉

    You'll remember the first minute of this video...

    https://youtu.be/1NFiPF0mSEM

    1. Another thing an infinite energy being could not experience on its own could be whatever can be learned within a material existence. It could use the material existence to better understand itself through its responses to the opportunities and adversities offered here. What could hinder this process though? Thinking it is a symbiotic experience instead of a harmonic unity of one experience?

  36. Dane, My Man
    Did you think for a second, the first minute of the fishing and boat building link, you provided, and it's the deep philosophy, would not set the hook, for me to not watch and truly enjoy the entire vid?

    Agh, Dane, you fisher of men. Thanks man, thank you very much. Perhaps you have a heart of gold.

    Another perhaps, for my art, just a bit more on the fishing aspect, and then moving on.

    "Trout Fishing in America." By Richard Brautigan
    https://www.paste magazine/articles/2013/11/trout-fish-in-america-by-richard-brautigan

    I pray the link works, it is a "shorty," I encourage the POM members to read. I also recommend RB's small books if for nothing else, great fun.

    I have a vivid memory of the very first fish I ever caught, that fact, in and of itself, suggest to me, it must of been a important event. There were a lot of small ponds throughout the neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wi., where I spent the first decade of my life. You could ice skeet on them in the winter and swim in them during the summer. NO! Fishing was allowed!

    I don't know what was the matter with my parents. I have some clue, I'm just not completely satisfied. They had adventure in them, My father and his extended family came here from Norway when he was but a sprout, did the whole
    Ellis Island thing. My mother's parents, the Poles arrived by similar means, at about the same time. Both sets of my parents, parents landed on the shores of th US by what, one today would consider, legal means.

    So why they considered us kids breaking the NO! fishing rules that the pond caretakers implied, is not really beyond me. but more of a corious. I mean after all, we had to sneak down to the pond after dark to pull this fishing thing off. Like trained G.I.'s we would belly crawl up to the bank and cast our lines, baited with a tiny piece of bread, "Wonder" seemed to work best, even better than my mothers "homemade." Fishing poles? We didn't need no stinking poles. Eight, ten feet of line and a #12 hook was the gear and tech for that job.

    The pond must of been overflowing with fish. We would start catching them immediately. We would take a 5 pound flour sack with us and fill it to the brim with hand sized, pan sized perch, the fish tales and the lying about them seemed to begin on day one. We had smaller hands back then.

    Once the flour bag was kind'a full we would use the pocket knives we all carried to gut them on the spot. Bring the fish home, leave their guts on the bank or in the pond, makes sense. A light flouring with salt and paprika( fucking Poles) a hot pan of lard, some potatoes and onion,, a feast, fit for any Viking or Polish Prince, was enjoyed by all.

    I have 9 sisters and three bothers, I'm the third born. My youngest sister is 21 years seperated from me, a full generation, if you so want to speak. By the day she was born the fishing in the pond near our house was but a distant memory, but I suggest, not the philosophy.

    Jus a bit more about fishing, and then moving on.

    Present your bait, wait for a nibble, then a bite, set the hook, then angle the fish into to the net, and land it.

    Dane, I'm not trying to be a smartass, I have much to much respect for you to go down that path. Yet my vision and imaginings, have me seeing a quick draw artist up against a machine gunner.

    If I begin to understand your first reply to my post, it seems to say that your stance is that it does not particularly take a family form, much less an ancient one for man, humankind if you will to forward the future inneration, be that what it may be. Interesting, interesting indeed.

    Am I reading you somewhat correct, Dane? I'll wait, it is that interesting to me.

    Always, thanks Dane
    PTM

    1. Thats awesome Peter. Love the fishing stories and glad you liked the video.

      As for the deeper stuff...I'm not sure pal. If we look at the passing on of family traits are they just forms of conditioning? I mean how could the psychy of mankind as a whole evolve if we are conditioned how to see the world from the onset? I see how a family structure can be good, even necessary but I also see how not having one allows freedom of growth or psychological evolution if you will. If we look to nature as our set of instructions we find both forms of being I suppose. The dolphins live in pods, fish in schools. Some forms of nature get the basics on how to survive and then move on. I think one thing that does expand across all though is that once an animal comes to maturity it remains part of a community of sorts but is left to its own devices to survive....or not. Whereas, today we have kids staying with parents into their late twenties or even thirties. I don't recall hearing of a parents death and talk of inheritance wasn't seconds behind. Maybe this modern sense of "family unit" or should we say "family unity" is breeding a strong sense of dependency and even expectation.

      Hell who really knows. I didn't have much of a family unit growing up that's for sure. Yet here I am. Less self centered than most I encounter, average to slightly above average on things of the world. A good wealth of experiential knowledge on how cruel and how loving this world can be. I have friends who grew up in the "leave it to beaver" home style. They seemed to conform to what society wanted for them as opposed to the life that unfolded before me. Yet here I am 😉

      I think the jest of what I was trying to get across is that life is way too complex to just hang it on any one thing or another. What's good for one is bad for another and vice versa. I did just watch a really interesting video on something that may lend itself to the degradation of American values though. If you're interested its definitely worth the hour long investment. Especially almost the last question at the end which ties right in with this post.

      https://youtu.be/thvN6X_kYcs

      A funny aside. I was chit chatting with the chief the other day and said "a black guy" so on and so forth. No malice or ill intent mind you. He quickly suggested to correct my perspective referring I should say "African American". I looked at him and said no way. For three reasons; 1. there was no malice in my words. 2. I'm referred to as a "white guy" not an "American guy" and 3. Most black guys I know have family trees that are more rooted in "America" than mine, so they are "Americans" not "African Americans". He just shook his head as I walked away. I mean Native American, Cuban American, African American, French American, Iranian American ( 😉 just for you CD) but where do I fit in? Just plain ol American doesn't seem to have a place anymore. I'm just a white guy nowadays....No JC not a wise guy, a white guy 🙂 hahahah, to think too loud brother.

    2. Hey Peter could it be family values within the family structure that have changed? You know those virtues that were reinforced through family values that only a well-established family structure could produce?

      If so wouldn’t we have to look at where those virtues went? Why are they missing from the family values and structures of today? Or are virtues simply gone? Typically those virtues were inherent and unique to each person and didn't need to be "taught" by anything outside of their own hearts. But somewhere along the line a group of people like a mob, gathered or martered around someone imposing their own ideals of what virtues were upon everyone else happened. They even coined a name for it..."the church". When this happened and began to spread mankind began its descent into a pit of hell where true virtue of the heart could no longer be realized by the profane virtues of the church.

      This led to secret societies and the like telling stories of climbing out of the pits of hell to free oneself from the self imposed prison that this pit of hell kept us in. There are all kinds of "churches" today. Some aren't even churches at all but use the same psychological architecture to imprison people within a personal hell of their own mind. Like conspiracy theories, disinformation, fake news and the like. Things that bring rise to that fiery passion within which easily becomes fury or rage. Anything that makes the world look "black and white" with no gray areas in between. Those who choose not to use their mind/brain/heart to search through the lies will allow others to use their brains for them and will be led around and allow themselves to be used by those means or mean people in order to achieve their agendas. This is called handing our personal sovereignty over to something or someone else. We find this sort of psychological movement within communism and I believe socialism ultimately leads to communism.

      Political Correctness - Saying what is correctly in alignment with the political government which is dictating what one can or cannot say. This government uses tactics such as utilizing the weak minded people mentioned above to make all people feel that the need to be politically correct through means of peer pressure or bully force like what we see from Antifa or white supremacy groups. This is an attempt to instill fear into the minds of free thinking people so they fear speaking their mind and just stay quiet for fear of getting beat down or gunned down in public settings. We are at an important crossroads in time it would seem. If we allow them to take our guns there will be no substance for the stand your ground law. Socialism will be allowed to grow until it becomes pure communism. Marx said communism couldn't be judged until the only thing in the world was communism. China openly supports and endorses Marx's ideals. We are currently seeing a rise in Marxism throughout the world. There are no coincidences.

      What do you think?

      1. Great discussion guys, Pieter and Dane, Thank you,

        The past three years, for me, had been probably one the toughest times since 1979 when I witnessed how a nation can be shattered and destroyed by an indoctrinated mob. I am talking about the take over of the Marxist-Islamists in 1979 into my nation. In some ways, what I am experiencing right now is not new but possibly a repeat of the same in that the tactics used by the forces of globalism who follow the teachings of Marx in everything they do. It is like a redux movie with new actors etc.

        One notable example is the use of propaganda and use of terms for blocking opposite views either publically or in their media whether newspapers or social media. Marxism is a religion and has rituals and its a belief system. The subscribers to this cult act almost the same in any situation, rather predictable. To a Marxist, the world has a problem and it is only through their doctrine that it can be corrected and the remedies range from the extermination of a few to all and every human being for the realization of the cause.
        In this regard, the very idea of "family" is an obstacle to the full implementation of a real Marxist society. The other obstacle to the Marxist utopia is any association to one's country, nation or land and as such Nationalism, Patriotism is a vile and disgusting parasite that must be annihilated for good.

        What is striking about this ideology is that all the blockages they perceive as hinderance to the fruition of their utopian Marxist ideals are in fact, all Natural and organically available in all human beings from the time they become self-aware in that every normal human being has attachments to their own family and the patch pf land, village, country they live in. In this way, Marxism and Socialism which is the precursor to full Marxism are in a fight with nature. This may explain why modern scientists are constantly trying to CHANGE the genetic makeup of any and all creatures because they believe THEY know how to correct it. Transhumanism, Genetic modification of plants and animals and all are a symptom of this anti-nature worldview.

        This worldview creates unhappy, angry and even insane individuals who are never at peace with themselves as they really believe that they should be correcting the world and everything therein. The Elitism of the left is remarkable and this personality flaw comes up very strongly in any debate or conversation as believers in the ideals of Marx consider themselves as an agent of change. yet a Marxist never ever offers a solution but rather only they criticize because they are told to constantly criticize accuse and condemn all so that the system falls and crashes down! It is only after the final crash and the ensuing chaos that the real horror show begins and this is the time when utopia become dystopia and there is no way back.

        Throughout the years I have been asked numerous times, how a nice peaceful Iran turned to this hellhole? I have always replied by simply saying, "gradually" and I believe, many since 2016 in the US and Europe have awakened to this in that things gets worse "gradually" in such a way you would not notice it. The expression of "Boiling a frog" is very apt to demonstrate how things can get really nasty. This danger in any country including the United States and as the late President Reagan once said: "Freedom is never more than one generation away"

        Awaking IMHO means, understanding the gauge of how things have changed in values and people's outlooks and belief. Watching a movie from say 1940s or 50s tells us that Americans and Europeans were far more educated, polite and believed in family values generally. Even the spoken language has degraded and there were distinctions between men and women in that women were tough and strong and were mentors and mothers to their men. Elders were wise and respectable and society had developed an organic support system for the truant kids and adults.
        This is in contrast to our time today, where all these tasks are taken over by the governments and social services. Red tape is also a problem of our time, where you can not do anything without a licence from your local government.

        How far can we go in this situation? What are the chances of survival when the congress and senate are talking ONLy about impeaching a sitting President?

        Yet, human beings are unpredictable and are destined to survive, despite Marxism or any other ism we are thrown at us we are always being tested individually and collectively!

        Thank you, Dane and Pieter, for the mental & intellectual stimulation...I Love you guys, always.

      1. Thank you, Dane, for this fantastic & highly informative clip.

        This really explains very well how and why there exists a Lust for power or "Hunger for Power" as C.G. Jung called it.

        The Unconscious impulses for Power appear to cause many individuals to gravitate to a Collectivised power source or Collectivist ideologies" such as Socialism, religious fanaticism which gives a fake power to the individual. In fact, the individual within such power matrix is a slave because he is only free in his own mind but worse still, within the constraints of the dogma set out by the power matrix of that ideology or belief system. Such individuals become dangerous to himself and the people around him because he will next begin to recruit more people like himself so to prove his subscription to that ideology and the more he recruits the more lust for power will grow in him.

        There is a trap ready to catch such an individual for a more powerful source of power in the form of State Tyranny and the power cult. The cult or the organized collectivist group will them take the individual even further from himself. This is the way and the mechanism in which any cult or centralized dogmatic belief system operates.

        Yet the real Spiritual problem of the individual is never addressed but instead a band-aid if being a member of a club somehow stops him to feel the real pain of the "separation" from his own real essence, his Devine essence that can only be addressed and accessed by his own, of what the Sufi's describe as "stepping by his own heart's feet into the domain of God"!

        Once the individual realizes that there is no wisdom or salvation in the group whether a cult, organized religion or a political ideology, that person had been liberated to start a journey of self-discovery where if he is sincere, he will find God within his being. Organized religions and cult power operate in separating this reality that man is not separate from God and God is not separated from man because a being with the power of the choice as Free Will is a co-creator with God, thus never separate.

        We have a societal problem with too many weak and powerless young people who are seeing Socialism as the cure the panacea for all human problems and the task of education in the next decade and more is absolutely essential to save humanity from the real horror of a Tryarranical State with too much power bestowed onto by a large group of people.

        This humorous but actually sad clip shows the concepts that C G Jung wrote in the clip that Dane kindly posted:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1AXReZgFxw

  37. Fly fishing? Why bother? They are so hard to catch, and it takes many hundreds of them to make a meal.

    I can't help myself, it is the Polock in me.
    PTM

    1. I remember as a kid back in school catching a fly and tying a hair around it and the other end to a pencil so I could watch it try to fly away while sitting in study hall...or detention 🙂

  38. I found this particular with the Dutch (going by his accent!) economist and forecaster Charles Nenner very interesting. Nenner talks about the BREXIT that he believes must and will happen because the backlash if not would be detrimental to the British establishment. Yet, surprisingly, he also believes that France will leave the EU leaving the EU in two regions, that is Germany and her neighbours in the north and the Southern EU members, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy! He also talks about the potential of a civil war in the US given the deep state agents behaviour in perpetuating violence and then blaming it on President Trump.

    Interestingly, Trump knows his enemies very well and (i.e. the Corrupt MSM) and for the first time FEMA in concert with the FCC will be disrupting an emergency message on ALL Radio and TV/Internet and terrestrial TV today at around 14:20 EST which will send a powerful message to the Fakestream outlets in that Trump will show them who's really the boss, all legal and according to the US constitution.

    Fakestream aka MSM and it's power should not be underestimated as the subliminal messaging and twisting of words and terms is the oldest mass brainwash system and MSM being the last bastion of the deep state has weaknesses!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnWZH__cssw

    Part (#2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i2iIORTvdw

    1. Hello dear CD ,

      Thanks for the links about Charles Nenner . I had read a few papers about his work by the past , and I must say I forgot him , as there's always so many publications and news everywhere that I can't follow !

      Don't know until what point his views for the next few years will come true , but what is sure is that we are entering in a danger zone , as well in geopolitics as in economic matters .
      There's an upsurge in tensions which can quicly escalate and create a new crisis . One more , , can we say , one more and then .........
      If you make a rapid web search about the cycle of wars , there's a lot of papers pointing towards a new major war arising somewhere in-between 2020-2025 .
      We all know that everything is interconnected , from monetary to military to business cycles . Things are changing , sometimes slowly then suddenly . We have all witnessed ( well , I'm speaking for the elders ! ) the fall of the Soviet empire , and the rise of China , the emergence of a new Russia , and so on . But never has the US power been challenged in so many fronts since WWII . I mean regional conflicts becoming US quagmires , US $ dominance challenged by the creation of AAIB and the Belt and Road Inititiative , etc , etc.....
      I cannot envision the next decade as a peaceful one , as there's too much points of friction . There will be a Bang and then some chaos , monitored or not , before the emergence of a new era, whatever it could be . It's time to be prepared .....

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/same-pattern-fed-followed-great-depression

      1. Hi Dear Ledude59,

        I agree with you regarding the predictions that Mr Nnner makes and like yourself, I am not certain how much of what he said will happen. However, as you said, which I totally agree with is:

        "we are entering in a danger zone , as well in geopolitics as in economic matters."

        We are definitely in for a rough ride for at least the next 10 years if not more because we are at a crossroad of major changes in which Money and anything in relation to it, is at the core of this massive change which a new Industrial revolution may be the result! Yet, it may be the need for revamping all human innovations and technologies that could necessitate the new economy, money and geopolitical changes that will come!

        I feel exactly as you do when you said the coming changes will not be peaceful and perhaps a continual civil war of a kind is what we have been experiencing for the past 3 years at least and continuing for a very long time. No change is painless from an individual level to nations and governments.

  39. I like the new look JC. It matches the windows theme colors I use 🙂

    It also reflects the "black and white" narrative being pushed throughout the world and sadly seems to be eaten up by the populous that chooses not to use their brains and therefore allows others to use their brain for them. I may not be more than just a white nationalist to many, but I know I'm a human being and have the birth right to live this life as best as I can. I'm hard headed that way 😉

    As "black and white" as people try to make the world look I still see it in technicolor. But I do like the 50 shades of gray 😉

  40. "Former KGB officer warns US about Ideological Subversion"

    The words of the late Yuri Bezmenov must be heard many times because what he said in this interview in 1984 is happening in the United States today!

    Finally, a powerful opposition came to reverse the destructive course which the 1960's era of "Sex, Drugs & Rock+Roll" had started in the US that initiated the process of "Demoralisation". Whether the US will succeed or not will only depend on the will of the people of that nation to wake up and take charge of their own destiny and not fall in the trap set for them by the super-elite who had in mind to only enslave them if they're lucky and at worse to eliminate them en masse. What he talks in this interview is extremely alarming because we are seeing all he talks about every day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULmu4rFaZXU&feature=em-uploademail

  41. "...we all are looking for a place to fit in the world..."

    These are the words of one of Jim Jones's (People's Temple) cult survivor. A total of 918 people on Nov. 18, 1978, died in the settlement by drinking a cyanide cocktail as ordered by the demented leader. The cult was a Socialist Christian cult that many believe it to be a Mind Control laboratory and possibly a test run to see in real life how far a group can be pushed and follow orders. Strangely enough, in the same period, the same kind of experiments had been successful (from the perspective of the controllers!) in Laos by Pol Pot, in Iran with Khomeini's followers and the Islamist-Marxist MEK (People's Mojahedin led by Masoud Jajavi and Maryam Rajavi) as a political transformation of society. In the case of Iran, several highly educated Iranians and their mostly American handlers who were also highly educated were tasked with bringing down the Imperial regime and to replace it with a collectivist radical cult-like system. The results were exactly identical to the Jonestown massacre and in every case, there were cult members who would die for the beloved leader. I invite you to read the following excerpt from Wikipedia and see who was possibly giving a helping hand in this mind-controlled and idiotic man, Jim Jones. Recall who was the US president at the time, Jimmy Carter and his wife were involved, somehow, not to mention Jerry Brown the ex-Governor of California! The term "revolving Door" appears to make sense here, does it not? 1978-79 was a hectic time for the globalists, as they were just getting ready to carry out their final solution on humanity as from that period we have seen nothing but indefinite wars whilst the globalist elite were getting richer and more powerful every day.

    "With the move to San Francisco came increasing political involvement by the Temple and the high levels of approval they received from the local government.[23] After the group's participation proved instrumental in the mayoral election victory of George Moscone in 1975, Moscone appointed Jones as the Chairman of the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission.[24] Unlike many other figures who are considered cult leaders, Jones enjoyed public support and contact with some of the highest level politicians in the United States. Jones met with vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Guests at a large 1976 testimonial dinner for Jones included Governor Jerry Brown, Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally, and Assemblyman Willie Brown, among others."

    What is incredible is the fusion of ALL three main Abrahamic religions into the cult of Socialism now. My previous posting regarding the ex-KGB Yuri Bezmenov provides an excellent background to see how old belief systems are fused in an alchemical process and how they coagulate the two opposite belief systems where one believes in a God and the other rejects a God. Was Jonestown a social experiment that went badly wrong OR was it the finalisation of a successful test with complete and live (or in this case Dead!) results? Are the results being used on us all today?

    One last question, can you or anybody you know can start a cult and get the support of the highest and mightiest in the land to support that cause?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zI9ub9AgF0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown

    1. Hey CD nice point. This would seem to align with many who are leaning far out on the left these days. Thankfully, many are awakening to the deception of this evil.

      " can you or anybody you know can start a cult and get the support of the highest and mightiest in the land to support that cause?"

      Yes...yes I believe I do. But as we spoke about in the post,

      "Solve et Coagula - The Great Work of the Real Magician"

      https://philosophyofmetrics.com/solve-et-coagula-the-great-work-of-the-real-magician/

      ...as we stated there the "real magician" or hermit dispels this power as soon as it presents itself. Those who I know...myself included who possess this power lean towards the hermit side of things. I believe this is in alignment with the universe law of things. To go against this is to go against all that is righteous in the universe, and those who go against this law pay an ultimate price that may not be seen or imposed in this world of matter.

  42. Maybe I'm missing something, but assuming the cash-less, fully digital financial system is realized and the USD is replaced by XRP as the global reserve/bridge currency...how does this prevent Central Banks / Governments from continuing their fractional reserve banking practices and inflating/deflating the digital money supply without pegging to GDP - they are all still fiat currencies.

    As an example look at how Tether appears to be abused to drive btc price. Once upon a time they claimed all USDT were backed 1:1 by USD, now that has been subtly changed to backed 1:1 by equivalent securities and rumors abound that they create USDT on a whim with no such equivalency (or independent audits). I am heavily invested in XRP and have been for a few years, but I'm struggling to see how this new system is a beacon of hope for freedom from the beast.

    1. Hello Simon, I don't think it was ever said that XRP will bring "freedom from the beast" which I take from your comment to be the banks. Bitcoin followers have stated that it was created as opposition to the banks and current banking system. Ripple has stated that XRP and Ripple was geared to work with the existing banks and banking system.

      As I have come to understand the current international banking system is struggling to continue to provide the world with the liquidity it requires to continue its growth or development thus the digital assets, digital currencies, crypto currencies is an attempt to fill that worldly need.

      That being said those digital assets and such are deflationary in nature because there is a finite number of coins in each flavor of coin that is created and they are used up as they are transacted. Perhaps this is the means which is thought to "kill the beast" that you are speaking about. As clever as we are though and knowing the beast resides within each and everyone of us I have no doubt that we will find ourselves in a predicament somewhere down the road which will foster the birth of yet another solution to save ourselves from ourselves...yet again.

      Touching on XRP and its exchange mechanism. I don't think XRP will replace the dollar but I do believe it can carry the role of exchange that currently entraps the USD. Once XRP is capable of shouldering the worlds exchange needs the USD will be one step closer to being able to free itself from it's singular world reserve currency position. This will be good for the whole world. It will also follow what we are seeing today in the growth of "walled gardens" and "walled garden coins". XRP will be...or should I say is the bridge for all assets and coins, the world just doesn't know it yet. 😉

      I think I understand what you mean about all being fiat currencies...isn't this why we invested in XRP though? It's the one with "utility" right? "Utility" seems to be more than just what we call "fiat" doesn't it?

      Hold tight, you will be happy that you did in the years to come. How about Bakkt going live September 23rd. Pretty promising isn't it?

      https://coingape.com/5-reasons-why-bakkts-launch-is-big-news-for-the-crypto-community/amp/?utm_source=app&utm_medium=programonks&utm_campaign=programonks

  43. Right. JC's thesis around crypto assets, if I understand correctly, is that they will be pushed as a "solution" to the problem of increasingly tight liquidity. The word "solution" does not mean they will be a panacea and we will then be living in a crypto-utopia of rainbows and unicorns, sans banksters. Indeed one can easily envision it could eventually degenerate into a crypto-dystopia, if anything. That said, I'm optimistic that that would take decades and in the meantime other developments will come along and divert humanity from the highway to crypto-hell.
    Nice article on Bakkt Dane, and it doesn't even mention one of the other things they are launching: futures with "physical delivery". That is the 6th reason it is BIG news.

Leave a Reply