The world is a big wonderful amazing place.
Being mentally stuck with an ancient picture of a dead man laughing and a few words he never said because of some affinity you feel for a fictional imaginary power-friend is also your choice if you like.
But really, there’s a big world out there, today.
What shall I say? China is going to be a dominant world power with the help of the African continent as the US and Europe stagnate in more or less repeating patterns of mild austerity to mild improvement back to mild austerity because they’ve basically stabilized.
Russia will continue to tussle with its old territories
internet allows individual access to information (not in the computer science “information” but media “information” as you use it) but that information is customized for our psychologies in order to convince us to think a certain way, a game no longer only played by governments and corporations but also by individuals in self-made groups with their own agendas, harder to track but eventually can be.
I mean, this all seems obvious.
You see me as some kind of enemy – a “them” – for some reason you haven’t explained and that’s your right that I won’t try to take away from you.What else can I say? Governments and corporations are relying more and more on police powers to justify taking away human rights. The arbitrary whims of politicians and thought leaders become amplified
Their “growth” was a lot like US growth in the 1950s: fueled by individual home mortgages. But there’s a limit to how much you can split up families into individual home buyers and convince them to have separate homes they pay separately on for profits.
They are. They’re moving themselves into the African continent, positioning themselves as business leaders rather than political, employing some locals but mostly importing Chinese workers.
Those chinese workers will need places to live, so … housing.
Well, it depends on profitability of the business ventures they’re employed with.
I don’t know what their success or failure will be: I think the capitalist model, whether Brussels capitalism, American capitalism, Russian capitalism, Chinese capitalism – all a little different from each other – has limits to growth.
The question to me I think is finding a stabilization point.
I think the Chinese can successfully help create a hybrid Chinese/pan-African world power; I don’t think this will be a slavery situation – but a lot depends on who’s watching and who anybody listens to.
Oh I get it. It’s hard to describe. I think there is a way to be prepared ahead of time though; and that’s being receptive and pliable to it.
Noticing, as it were.
I find it a nice feeling, those moments — usually. They tie the world together in fascinating, unexpected ways.
Like you, I expect these things. They are a part of existence but I enjoy them.
Sometimes I play games. One of them I call “Depending on Murphy’s Law”.
Murphy’s Law, “If anything can go wrong, it will”, was something I heard a lot growing up and said.
One day, I thought, “What if I anticipate Murphy’s Law?”
So I’d wait for the thing to “go wrong”, attempting to time it, never quite knowing what it will be. Sometimes to intervene, sometimes to just notice.
The pleasure I get from noticing synchronicities as the day goes on is their musical nature. They are instruments playing simultaneously part of a chord that I didn’t expect to hear.