Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 18, 2014 – Historic Turning Point: The Apex of Globalism and the Ascent of a Multi-Polar World System

Vladimir Putin: Against the equality of good and evil.
March 18, 2014 – The address of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the State Duma deputies, Federation Council members, heads of Russian regions, Representatives of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, civil society representatives in the Kremlin, and to “The West”:

[…] After the dissolution of bipolarity on the planet, we no longer have stability. Key international institutions are not getting any stronger; on the contrary, in many cases, they are sadly degrading. Our western partners, led by the United States of America, prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun. They have come to believe in their exclusivity and exceptionalism, that they can decide the destinies of the world, that only they can ever be right. They act as they please: here and there, they use force against sovereign states, building coalitions based on the principle “If you are not with us, you are against us.” To make this aggression look legitimate, they force the necessary resolutions from international organisations, and if for some reason this does not work, they simply ignore the UN Security Council and the UN overall.

[…] I understand those who came out on Maidan with peaceful slogans against corruption, inefficient state management and poverty […] However, those who stood behind the latest events in Ukraine […] resorted to terror, murder and riots. Nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites executed this coup […] We understand what is happening; we understand that these actions were aimed against Ukraine and Russia and against Eurasian integration […] We have every reason to assume that the infamous policy of containment, led in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, continues today. They are constantly trying to sweep us into a corner because we have an independent position, because we maintain it and because we call things like they are and do not engage in hypocrisy. But there is a limit to everything. And with Ukraine, our western partners have crossed the line.

[…] It is at historic turning points such as these that a nation demonstrates its maturity and strength of spirit. The Russian people showed this maturity and strength through their united support for their compatriots. Russia’s foreign policy position on this matter drew its firmness from the will of millions of our people, our national unity and the support of our country’s main political and public forces […] Obviously, we will encounter external opposition, but this is a decision that we need to make for ourselves. Are we ready to consistently defend our national interests, or will we forever give in, retreat to who knows where? […] Russia will also have to make a difficult decision now, taking into account the various domestic and external considerations. What do people here in Russia think? Here, like in any democratic country, people have different points of view, but I want to make the point that the absolute majority of our people clearly do support what is happening.

In his 2013 annual Presidential address to the Federal Assembly Vladimir Putin clearly expressed:

[…] Today, many nations are revising their moral values and ethical norms, eroding ethnic traditions and differences between peoples and cultures. Society is now required not only to recognise everyone’s right to the freedom of consciousness, political views and privacy, but also to accept without question the equality of good and evil, strange as it seems, concepts that are opposite in meaning. This destruction of traditional values from above not only leads to negative consequences for society, but is also essentially anti-democratic, since it is carried out on the basis of abstract, speculative ideas, contrary to the will of the majority, which does not accept the changes occurring or the proposed revision of values. We know that there are more and more people in the world who support our position on defending traditional values that have made up the spiritual and moral foundation of civilisation in every nation for thousands of years: the values of traditional families, real human life, including religious life, not just material existence but also spirituality, the values of humanism and global diversity. Of course, this is a conservative position. But speaking in the words of Nikolai Berdyaev, the point of conservatism is not that it prevents movement forward and upward, but that it prevents movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state.

The President of Russia is leading the global resistance against the Empire of Wall Street and the City of London. He stopped their genocidal depredation in Russia. This is why they hate him, why they attempt to kill him, why the corporate media is cheering thugs of the ilk of Yulia Tymoshenko and Mikhail Khodorkovsky as if they were heroes of democracy. Since 25 years the imperial ‘West’ is waging wars, destroying nation after nation, producing failed states, terrorism, chaos and millions of casualties. This was the second NATO-coup in Ukraine within a decade. The road to Moscow leads through Kiev. But this time around Vladimir Putin’s Russia was prepared, and not alone: After the latest coup in Ukraine, Crimea hastily joined Russia on March 18, 2014 before becoming subjected to IMF-looting or another ‘civil war’ orchestrated by NATO. The unification of Crimea and Russia is backed by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This military and economic alliance was founded in 1996 responding to globalizing NATO-savagery. Today the SCO comprises 6 member states, 5 observer states, 3 dialogue partners, and 3 guest attendances of 5 non-Western civilizations (Russian, Chinese, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist - 4 nuclear powers among them) from the South China Sea to the Baltic Sea and from the Persian Gulf to the Bay of Bengal. In terms of potential, production, infrastructure, economic growth and prosperity, this is the most successful and promising alliance in recorded history. This is not an empire. It is an alliance of sovereign states and their relations are governed by international law. This is the very opposite to the poisonous 'one-world'-gospel of the globalists and the 'clash-of-civilization'-ideology of the liberals. 

Pro-Russian protesters hold a banner reading “Odessa for referendum!” stage
a rally in the center of the Ukrainian city of Odessa on March 23, 2014
China knows very well it is next in NATO’s line for 'freedom' and 'democracy' and that without the SCO and Russia’s energy supply it would fall prey to the Empire. Therefore China supports Russia, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and a new multi-polar world-system. The fascist regime in Kiev has no legitimacy at all, and won’t last. The EU has no means to sanction Russia. The EU is not a superpower. The EU is not the White Knight and won't rescue anybody. The EU is but a deeply corrupted, pitiful and bankrupt US protectorate on the brink of collapse and revolution itself. However, in this latest freedom-and-democracy-scam the EU is once again the colonial aid of the international banking cartel. And once again they came to loot: Ukraine's gold was flown out to London or New York two weeks ago. last week the EU showed up in Kiev offering a multi-billion Euro-credit. Conjured by Mr. Draghi out of nothing. To support the Ukraine. Nobody takes this. The Ukrainians will overthrow Euro-fascism and join the Eurasian Customs Union. Or split up the country. Any sanctions will only strengthen the Eurasian integration and increase unemployment and misery in the EU. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel are financing and practicing international terrorism, war and subversion. They are derailed enemies of civilization, and more and more isolated and doomed in their short-sighted and racist activities. They are the major obstacle for unity, peace and development in the Middle East. Turkey plotted with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel against Syria. The Turkish government will fall while Assad is winning the war. Iran is about to settle the nuclear issues and to take the lead in the Gulf-region. Sooner or later Turkey will join Syria and Iran in the SCO. 

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, is the central bankers'
central bank. It is the centre of control of the world financial system, the Vatican of
globalization. The BIS not only owns the FED and the ECB, but is also the largest share-
holder in some other 80 central banks around the globe, as well as the largest shareholder
in the IMF and other multilateral financial institutions. And who owns the BIS? It is a
private cartel of only 8 families. The Americans, the Japanese, the Germans, the French,
the Italians, etc. owe trillions of dollars to this cartel. Of course they will never be
able to pay back. But this is just perfectly fine. From the very inception the Euro was
not even based on fractional reserve banking but on thin air plus the ability of the state
apparatus to tax the 99.9% of the population and to cater hundreds of billions of interests
every year to the cartel. This is perfectly fine since this money buys real assets, commodi-
ties, services, everything. Globally. A supertanker of crude, a shipment of cars, quadril-
lions of working-hours - all for a bunch of paper or digits created in cyber-space. And if
one doesn't agree with this sort of deal, the overlords of money will send in the hit-men,
the jakals, the drones, color revolutions, mercenaries, Al-Qaeda, NATO. This sort of
banking and the scam of interests on the money are the very essence and holy spirit of
globalized neo-feudalism.  
The US will keep playing India as the continental dagger against China and Pakistan until an Indian Putin will emerge and integrate the country in the SCO. Venezuela is fighting imperialism since 1998. Without nuclear defence capacity and no strong allies in the region, the people of Venezuela may soon perish and see its oil, gas and gold once again stolen and become degraded into poverty. However, with more than 60 % of the world’s population, the momentum towards a new international system, future world trade and economy are intimately related with the SCO and the BRICS. All of them are building up gold reserves and are about to create an independent currency, a BRICS-bank and a BRICS currency reserve pool. Already the SCO and the BRICS could destabilize the Euro and the US dollar by dumping them into the exchange markets. The FED and the ECB would not be able to arrange currency swaps with other countries large enough to buy up the dumped currency, and the exchange values would fall. Such an action could be the response to more hostile NATO activities.

If this is now indeed the “beginning of the end” for the globalist’s Empire, this is still only the very beginning of a long and most dangerous process: The next big NATO war will be the end-game for absolute rule of a cynical world hegemon over the 99% of the global rest. Some Empires die more or less peacefully, destroyed by economic ruin, over-stretch and social implosion; others prefer to doom in an orgy of violence.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alexander Dugin: Liberalism as Nihilism - The Coming War as Concept

Credits: Alexander Dugin (March 10, 2014)
“The War on Russia in its Ideological Dimension.”
Liberalism is essentially the liberation from and the fight against all that is not liberal [...] NATO is liberal in its roots. It defends liberal societies, and it fights to extend liberalism to new areas [...] There is one point in liberal ideology that has brought about a crisis within it: liberalism is profoundly nihilistic at its core. The set of values defended by liberalism is essentially linked to its main thesis: the primacy of liberty. But liberty in the liberal vision is an essentially negative category: it claims to be free from (as per John Stuart Mill), not to be free for something. This is not secondary; it is the essence of the problem.

Liberalism fights against all forms of collective identity, and against all types of values, projects, strategies, goals, methods and so on that are collectivist, or at least non-individualist. That is the reason why one of the most important theorists of liberalism, Karl Popper (following Friedrich von Hayek), held in his important book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, that liberals should fight against any ideology or political philosophy (ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Marx and Hegel) that suggests that human society should have some common goal, common value, or common meaning. (It should be noted that George Soros regards this book as his personal bible.) Any goal, any value, and any meaning in liberal society, or the open society, should be strictly based upon the individual.

[...] After the victory of 1991, liberalism stepped into its implosive phase. After having defeated communism as well as fascism, it stood alone, with no enemy to fight. And that was the moment when inner conflicts emerged, when liberal societies began to attempt to purge themselves of their last remaining non-liberal elements: sexism, politically incorrectness, inequality between the sexes, any remnants of the non-individualistic dimensions of institutions such as the State and the Church, and so on. Liberalism always needs enemy to liberate from. Otherwise it loses its purpose, and its implicit nihilism becomes too salient. The absolute triumph of liberalism is its death.

[...] Modern Russia is not anti-liberal, not totalitarian, not nationalist, and not communist, nor is it yet too liberal, fully liberal-democrat, sufficiently cosmopolite, or so radically anti-communist. It is rather on the way to becoming liberal, step by step [...] However, in the global agenda of liberalism as represented by the United States and NATO, there is a need for another actor, for another Russia that would justify the order of the liberal camp, and help to mobilize the West as it threatens to break apart from inner strife. This will delay the eruption of liberalism’s inner nihilism and thus save it from its inevitable end. That is why they badly need Putin, Russia, and war. It is the only way to prevent chaos in the West and to save what remains of its global and domestic order. In this ideological play, Russia would justify liberalism’s existence, because that is the enemy which would give a meaning to the struggle of the open society, and which would help it to consolidate and continue to affirm itself globally. Radical Islam, such as represented by al-Qaeda, was another candidate for this role, but it lacked sufficient stature to become a real enemy. It was used, but only on a local scale. It justified the intervention in Afghanistan, the occupation of Iraq, the overthrow of Gaddafi, and started a civil war in Syria, but it was too weak and ideologically primitive to represent the real challenge that is needed by liberals.

Russia, the traditional geopolitical enemy of Anglo-Saxons, is much more serious as an opponent. It fits the needed role extremely well – the memory of the Cold War is still fresh in many minds. Hate for Russia is an easy thing to provoke by relatively simple means. This is why I think that war with Russia is possible. It is ideologically necessary as the last means to postpone the final implosion of the liberal West.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Moon and Stocks - The Four Lunar Month Cycle

Markets repeat directly or inversely somewhere between (+/- 2 days) the 4 Lunar Month Cycle (118.12 Days)
and the average synodic period of Mercury (116.88 Days). More on the Delta Phenomenon HERE - Please note:
Inversions of polarity oftentimes occur +/- 2 weeks around equinoxes and solstices (HERE)

Sunspots and Stocks - The Short-Term

Everything in the universe is constantly bathing in fluctuating electro-magnetic forces and fields that affect virtually every circuit in biological systems. Human physiological rhythms and global behaviors are not only synchronized with solar and geomagnetic activity, but disruptions in these fields can also create adverse effects on human health and behavior. Changes in geomagnetic activity are correlated with altered blood pressure, heart rate, melatonin levels, and increased occurrence of cancer, balance of hormonal system, reproductive system, cardiac and neurological disease, hospital admissions and mortality, as well as depression, fatigue, mental confusion, and traffic accidents. 

'Daily Sunspot Numbers' and 'F10.7 Flux' e.g. @ NASA's OMNIWeb
An important finding is that of all the bodily systems studied thus far, changes in solar activity and consequently geomagnetic conditions most strongly affect the rhythms of the heart. Of course electromagnetic fields generated by power supply systems, telecommunications, appliances, computers and other technology are extremely powerful and have similar effects on organisms.

In the late 1990s Jeffrey Owen Katz and Donna McCormick examined the effects of sunspots especially on the S&P 500 and Minnesota Wheat. They developed several profitable trading strategies generating entries and exits based on solar activity alone. However, they concluded: "We personally do not believe solar influences directly determine the market. We do suspect that they act as triggers for events that are predisposed to occur, or as synchronizers of already-present market rhythms with similar periodicities." Well ...

Sunspots and Stocks - The Big Picture

Most people think the Sun rests at the centre of the solar system, and
that the planets orbit it. This is almost correct, but not quite (HERE).
Historically, most cultures believed that their collective behavior was influenced by the Sun and extraterrestrial cycles. Since 1755, when continuous recording of solar sunspot activity began, a lot of research has been focused on possible impacts of the solar cycle on the climate, weather, agriculture, and consequently also on the financial markets. In the larger social realm, increased violence, crime rate, upheaval, revolutions, and the frequency of military attacks and the intensity of warfare have been linked to the solar cycle and the resulting disturbances in the geomagnetic field (HERE). 

The tidal and electro-magnetic forces exerted on the Sun by the motions of the other planets – primarily by Jupiter and Saturn - are the cause for the cyclic solar activity. Outside of the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn combined contain 92% of the total planetary mass and 86% of the angular momentum. The Sun's radius is 0.0044 astronomical units, while Jupiter and Saturn can move the barycenter as much ~2.2 solar radii away from the center of the Sun. The total angular momentum in the Solar System is constant, while the angular momentum of each individual part of the system referred to the Center of Mass is variable. When Jupiter and Saturn are in conjunction with the Sun, the barycenter is far outside of the Sun. But when both of them are on opposite sides, the barycenter is inside the Sun. Jupiter's magnetosphere extends well beyond Saturn's orbit. If it were not for the presence of the solar field itself, Jupiter's magnetosphere would reach the centre of the solar system. Saturn also has a large magnetosphere, approximately about one-fifth of Jupiter's. The variation in the Sun's motion about the Center of Mass is charcterized by a periodicity of 178.770 years: Every 16 loops about the barycenter the Sun repeats a very similar path. The slight time derivative or torque to this 178.770 year cycle, a time dependant periodic function of +/- 1.05 years is called the torque cycle, determined by nine subsequent synodic periods of Jupiter and Saturn (9 * 19.858 years = 178.720 years) and used by Theodor Landscheidt to forecast sunspot cycles. 

Mikhail Gorbanev (2012): Probably, the earliest recorded hypothesis about the relation between the
solar and business activity was presented in a paper by German astronomer Wilhelm Herschel in 1801,
calling attention to an apparent relationship between sunspot activity and the price of wheat. In
1875 British economist and statistician William Stanley Jevons suggested that there was a relation-
ship between sunspots and business cycle crises. He reasoned that sunspots affect Earth's weather,
which, in turn, influences crops and, therefore, the economy. In 1934 Argentinian Carlos Garcia-
Mata and Felix I. Shaffner revisited the evidence about the links between solar activity and business
cycle in the US. They did not find support for Jevon’s theory about cyclical solar activity affecting
crops. However, they uncovered a statistically significant correlation between the fluctuations in
non-agricultural business activity in the US and the solar cycle.

Mikhail Gorbanev (2012): Solar maximums are good predictors of US recession, effectively predicting at
least 8 out of 13 recessions between 1935 and 2012. Recessions occurred in the months around and after
the solar maximums much more often than in other periods. Out of 13 recessions in this period, 8 started
in the 2 years around solar maximums, counting from 3 months before until 20 months after them. What
about the remaining 4 recessions that occurred in 1935-2012, including the Great Recession of 2008-09?
The brief recession of 1945 was likely caused by reduction of the US government supply and military orders
in the end of the WWII. And the similar causes likely triggered the recession of 1953-54 after the end of
Korean War (historically, the recessions quite often happened after the end of major wars). The painful
recession of 1974-75 was caused by the oil price shock. And the Great Recession of 2008-09 was triggered
by the collapse of sub-prime lending in the US, which exposed massive overvaluation of the housing stock
and flaws in mortgage lending and securitization practices.

Mikhail Gorbanev (2012): In the 64 years from 1948 to 2012, all 6 periods of sunspot maximums overlapped
with minimums of the US unemployment rate. Moreover, each time the dynamics of unemployment changed
from the declining trend to a rapid increase, with the unemployment rate peaking 2-3 years after the sunspot

George Bayer Forecasts - Food for thought

Nobody is perfect: Monthly forecasts of George Bayer from December 1936 to March 1937