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  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    Very good reply, Oriocookie.

    God does not want us to abandon science. He wants us to use both sides of our brain. Using either only the right side or the left side is sinful, because it is not balanced. Imbalance is sin. Empire sins because it rejects its shadow, and the balance. Religions sins because it rejects the daylight, and balance.

    I don't want to abandon the men of science for the men of religion. I want the men of science to become the men of religion, and update that world. To do this they will need to cross-over into the imagination and update the religious world-view, as they began crossing-over in the Renaissance to begin updating the scientific view. This job of updating is never finished. They payback of this eternal job is eternal life -- so it is not unrewarding.

    We need (in spiritual language) the sons of light to come into the world of darkness and fill the shells with light. To do this, one must be whole, be scientific and religious at the same time, be a complete human being, with both sides of the brain firing and lighting up the world.

    Islam is where we were in the Renaissance, needing to update their view of the world by becoming MORE left brain, more scientific. We need to update our religious world view. Islam is coming in to the daylight. The West is coming into Night, and needs rest, and rediscovery of the Night brain, the imagination, the Dream --- as you say the Psychological reality.
    Nov 18, 2015. 03:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford And A Potential Share Buyback [View article]
    Higher EPS,not from growing earning, but from shrinking shares.

    This is one of the reasons we need higher interest rates: to put an end to this WELFARE FOR THE RICH.
    Nov 18, 2015. 02:34 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Housing Bubble Is Set To Pop [View article]
    Rates will go back above 7% in the US in the future. But only after the Greatest Depression finally plays itself out, and with it the destruction of all this debt.
    Nov 18, 2015. 02:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    Empirical observations may be a process that determines its outcome. Remove a phenomena from its life currents to test it in a lab: this may allow one to measure it to death, but its cuts off its patterns and connections. So what information you are getting is not complete.

    Think of this a measuring yourself. Cut yourself off from your family, your work, the things you love -- science can measure how tall you are, how much you essence the outside world, you as an OBJECT. But you are a lot more than an OBJECT. You are a SUBJECT, and have a subjective life. All science does is measure your body. They measure your body, and say this information is all that can be measured, is all that is real.

    It is a wonderful philosophy for how to deny the higher world, and how to dominate the lower world, the objective world. The objective world is trapped in the present; but it is cut off from Eternal Time.

    Science loves the statistical average. It tries to reduce everything to a statistical average. Shakespeare is not a statistical average. Bach in not a statistical average. They are the statistical non-average. Science dumbs down the world to the statistical average.

    As a religion, science has its limitations.

    Science resisted with the Club of Death the idea of electro-magnetism, anti-matter, dark matter....until they could devise a machine that was a better measurement of the universe. Science is dependent upon its ability to make machinery to measure the objective world, so Science is always behind the curve of Imagination. It tends to view imagination as superstition, folklore, madness -- until iit is able to prove the imagination as real, through engineering machinery to measure reality.

    The modern world is run by glorified engineers. These are our philosophers. I'll take a dead Vico, Shakespeare, Plato, Pythagoras any day....than the wisdom of modern engineers.

    The Intellect (the Ego) takes great pride in its natural gift: debunking the imagination. Reduce everything to the statistical average.

    Perhaps empirical observation is NOT the yardstick for measuring what is real. Perhaps the truth of empirical observation only applies to the mortal world. Modern physics is closer to the truth perhaps. They seem to believe that the subjective world has a different set of laws and realities than the objective world. Einstein's world (the world of gravity?) and Schroedinger's world (the world of levity or anti-gravity) are not the same; both are real; but they are not governed by the same laws.
    Nov 18, 2015. 01:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tragedy In Paris: The People And Markets Will Overcome [View article]
    The Intellect is height. The Soul is depth. The Intellect has no depth. So when the Intellect meets the Soul, in shrinks in shame.

    The Intellect rules the Day. The Soul rules the Night.

    Ahriman, meet Michael the Archangel.
    Nov 18, 2015. 12:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    Everyone dies. Does that negate their world view, because they died?

    The dead philosophers are, in truth, much greater than the living philosophers. Shakespeare has been dead for centuries also. Are all of his insights debunked because he is dead?

    These people understood universals. Modern wise men, for the most part, do not. They worship machinery.

    Do you really think everything old is useless, is false, is stupid? That we are so evolved that we don't need guidance from the Past? Ahh, the arrogance of Ahriman.

    Progress is a snake eating his own tail.
    Nov 18, 2015. 12:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    Because you don't see something doesn't mean it's not there. It means you are looking at (and believing) something else, some different explanation. Your religion is worshipping the world of particulars, believing in this world. Science is a religion also, in the true sense. You have faith that you are seeing everything with your laws and perspectives.

    I don't mistrust you for believing in the world of particulars. I have been there also. It is a smaller world, which debunks or excludes the larger world of perception.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    Vico believes that history flows in and through four seasons:

    1) Theological
    2) Aristocratic
    3) Democratic
    4) Chaotic

    If you look at American history in the microcosm you can see these stages very clearly:

    1) Puritan settlements; Theological City of God -- Spring
    2) The Founding Fathers and the Aristocratic Landowners of our republic, including the British Colonial period -- Summer;
    3) Democratic History -- Autumn
    4) Chaos -- Winter.

    This suggests, if true, that America will also pass from Democratic Principles through Chaos and to a new form of Theological Rule. We will not remain what we are now for ever.
    Nov 17, 2015. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare [View article]
    You call them gross generalizations. I call them universal principles.
    Nov 17, 2015. 08:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tragedy In Paris: The People And Markets Will Overcome [View article]
    Mosques are headquarters of resistance and planning and recruiting to overthrow the enemy religion.

    We need to face the truth. We are the new Rome. The Muslims are tired of Roman rule. So are many other people. This is not just about Muslims. This is about all peoples who are tired of American Empire arrogrance. Do we want to keep the empire? There is a great cost of empire, in terms of debt and moral debt. Are we wiling to pay this cost?

    At our nation's birth two road appeared clearly: 1) Empire, the English/Roman way, supported to Hamilton, Washington, the Federalists; 2) Culture, Greece, supported by Jefferson and the other anti-Federalists. Decentralization vs centralization. We still have this choice. Although we are knee-deep in history now, with all the consquences of our having chosen the road of Empire.

    Do we really want the world so much? If we DO want the world this much -- that is, our image of ourselves as the Leader of this world, as Number One -- we are going to have to kill and maim those who oppose us and those who get in the way, by accident or on purpose. These are all things we need to think about.

    I'm not sure the Europeans have the choices we have. The Muslims have been invited in to Europe. The Trojan Horse has already arrived. The Europeans can choose submission to the Death Star or war. Yes, I will say it again: most Muslims are decent people who want a good life for their children and who want peace in their lives. The majority does not make history. A violent committed minority makes history. Where are all the moderate Muslims taking back their religion so they can live in peace with the world: they are afraid. The violent minority kills anyone who gets in the way. Moderate Muslims know they will be killled if they speak out against the violent leadership.

    This is armageddon. Fundamentalist Islam believes it is armageddon; fundamentalist Judeo-Christianity believes it is armageddon; those who like to keep the God-Idea separated from the Man-Idea (Church and State) think we might be able to think our way out of this.

    The Millennium Idea was dismissed on January 2 2001, when an asteroid did not strike the Earth and end the world. People laughed at the Mayan Calendar prediction of December 21, 2012 as being the end of the world. The world did not end. We were still here. Worlds ending and Worlds beginning are a process more than an event. If one cannot read patterns than he is stuck in the present, unable to glimpse the future. The right brain, the religious mind, reads patterns. The left brain, the man's mind, reads the present reality. That is why we need to develop both side of the brain, so we can see what has been, what is, and what is coming.
    Nov 17, 2015. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tragedy In Paris: The People And Markets Will Overcome [View article]

    I am a student of world religions also, with a very strong Kabbalistic bent. I'm not especially fond of the world-idea that is running the world today, the US and European version of reality. The West is worshipping the Golden Calf, has forgotten about God. We need to change America from within. Worship of money has carried us into a very bad place. We need to be reborn.

    The Islam we don't need is the Islam that practices the oppression of women and worships the spreading of deserts all over the globe in the name of their hatred of women. Of course, all fundamentalism is at odds with the inner religions. The fundamentalists will all kill each other in the war (Behemoth, the Land Beast, against Leviathan, the Sea Beast), leaving the world to the meek, to the followers of the inner religions.

    Fundamentalism is dangerous everywhere, in all religions, because fundamentalists feast on the chaff, feast on the shell of the truth.

    I do understand the anger of Muslims. There is much to be angry about.
    Nov 16, 2015. 11:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Message From Falling Commodity Prices? [View article]
    Jeff: Bubbles are rare. This is true. But so is ZIRP rare. But with interest rates near zero bubbles are not only common, they are a description of the low interest rate reality. With ZIRP and NIRP and QE, bubbles ARE the reality. Bubbles are rare historically because ZIRP is rare historically.
    Nov 16, 2015. 06:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Message From Falling Commodity Prices? [View article]
    Investors must realize that bull-market tops are a process, not an event. Tops are carved out over time.
    I like that.
    Nov 16, 2015. 06:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Message From Falling Commodity Prices? [View article]

    The FED interest rate increase helps because it begins to break down the global debt bubble. This begins the process of recovery (through dissolution, breaking down the corpse so it can be reconstituted over time).

    You have to look at the complete process. To do this you need distance from the present defense of the system. The growth cycle (1983-2001) accuumulates atoms and builds a molecular system that results in the relative completion of the Global Economy idea. The apex of the triangle, in a sense. The creation culminated in 2001. The Global Economy Idea reached fruition. But that does not mean it reaches the culmination of this idea and becomes a frozen reality to endure for ever. As soon as it reaches this culmination it begins to decay. Change for ever. The reality begins to dissolve. It is like a body, the vehicle of life, that reaches its peak and then begins to decay. The weak dollar helped to build the structure; the strong dollar assists the dissolution of the corpse, getting us back into the atomic stage so we can begin the process all over again. You are defending the Global Economy Idea. So am I. But I view it as a constant process, with each part of the process being vital.

    You want to stop the world at some point, at the apex. Ok; we're here. Let's stay here. Nothing 'stays here'. Accumulation, construction, molecularization; subtraction, dissolution, the shadow side of the process.

    1911-1929: bulding
    1929-1947: dissolving
    1947-1965: re-building
    1965-1983: re-dissolving
    1983-2001: re-building
    2001-2019: re-dissolving...

    Dissolving is a kind of returning the world into the melting pot. Melting down the Old World into a re-constituted first metal, stronger, cleaner, gold in the alchemical sense. Turning the dirty meal (Iron, the built world) into the gold of the idea, the Sun, the origina of the idea. So the next building stage can begin.

    Every day is a building process. Every night is a dissolving process. Dissolving the world back into its elemental nature: fire. Which hardens slowly as we re-build the world. Which begins to disintegrate at the end of the 18-year creation cycle.

    We like to see the world as good and evil. We like to be on the good side. Anyone who opposes us is on the evil side. But these two sides are, in fact, the two sides of our own nature. We build the world we inhabit. And then we begin dismantling that world. It is very subtle. We build our family; then we pull away from that family; we belong; then we don't below, we feel alienation.

    During the creation cycle (1983-2001) we belong to the world, we fit in with the world we are building. During the dissolution cycle (2001-2019) we withdraw from this built world; we see its corruption; we turn our back on its imperfection.

    Our job is to build the world; to dissolve it; and then to re-build a better model. We want the world we build to be eternal. It is not. What is ETERNAL if the process of creation and destruction and re-creation and re-destruction. The process is eternal; the product is mortal.

    We are all of the parts played in this great drama: We are the Father Creator; we are the Son the Destroyer; we are the Mother who helps to fused the Father and Son into a new cycle, a new creation (2019 is the year of the Resurrection).

    To understand this drama one must get outside of the left brain and its rules and laws and causality, which limits one's understanding to the here and now, the present, so-called Reality. Distance from this present allows one to see larger patterns and how times (Past, Present and Future) weave together an even larger reality than merely the Present in isolation. Everything flows, like water. Under the surface of every solid, everything flows, like water.
    Nov 16, 2015. 06:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Message From Falling Commodity Prices? [View article]
    Yes; there is a time for everything. There is a time for a weak dollar, and global debt expansion; there is a time for a strong dollar, the contraction of the global debt bubble. Everything in its season.
    Nov 16, 2015. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment