Politics

Roughly every 1800 years there is a shift from East to West - that is happening now again. The 1800 year cycle is approximately six 300 year cycles, which in turn are approximately six Kondratyef Cycles which in turn are approximately six 8 year business cycles. This is not a physical cycle such as the earth spinning or the moon orbiting the earth, or the earth orbiting the sun or even a pendulum swinging from side to side.
This cycle is determined by individual and group behaviour - so predictable! It can change if we choose it to!
I like to keep things simple as I am no politician trying to keep my position of power that allows me reap rewards not available to my electorate, and can only do that through a total lack of transparency for which laws are made to keep the public benevolent through drugs sex and rock & roll. But at some point enough is enough.
Our recent history, the Industrial Era, in a picture
US war of independence - why? we are doing the work and the king who sitting on some throne somewhere we have no idea about is raping our rewards - no chance!!!! Wave 1 the innovative phase in the birth of a nation. Wave 2 sorts out good from bad and common sense prevails - civil war (slavery bad?) forming just government for the people. Simple correction from 1929 pivot 3- why? minimal government interference and rubbish goes bankrupt and labour gets fair reward through forced equity via unions to control greed. The middle class grows! Capital flows from Europe which is further down the road of destruction as they are one wave ahead where paying for the war to retain their pride of their Empire (pride is a very expensive thing!) as the super power forces draconian measures. US becomes financial center because it offers best rewards and lower risk of government stealing the wealth that was happening in Europe.
Then Wave 5 - just like any industry protectionism starts through corruption union bashing so labour gets screwed and the middle class disappear. The select cream the rest as personal greed overcomes the common good and a great way is through union bashing. Taking away the right of collective bargaining back to individual screwing of those that are easily railroaded into submission through force and coercion . This ends the "American dream" as the old boys network grows and new generation is stripped of the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Growth slows and as the old boys network grows government becomes bigger than the productive capacity of the nation.  The middle class have no spare cash so savings drop and then eventually the government can only finance itself externally, living on its reputation (looks rosy from the outside) and when that stops it need to fund itself somehow - draconian measures (austerity through taxation because the government and their budgets continue to grow despite the bull that the public are brain washed with and the rich continue to get richer) and as the economy contracts further revenue follows so the use of force is increased and the rich are blamed. Money goes underground and then the government imposes swimming pool taxes because they are more difficult to hide - ask the Greeks! The easiest way is to pass laws for that is through fear (war on terror / Islamaphobia etc.) - people give away all their liberties and the constitution goes out of the window, and capital flows away because the new king is the Federal Government!!!!
You can see this so clearly - In China and India and the Other Eastern countries. They acknowledge corruption and prosecute it and people get thrown in jail including big wigs. Their governments are small compared to the West. Their people are much freer to innovate and as the governments get more for the people they will prosper whilst the governments in the West increasing chase out the money in their witch hunt to stay in power of the wealth generators, and as we can see in Europe will increasingly resort to the use of force.
The East is on the verge of ending the build up of fractal waves 2's , and the collapse of the West as we build up fractal waves -2's . The break out will occur soon growth in the East and the collapse of the West.
We are in the greatest transition that will result in a new world order for the next 300 years Europe = third world, US= Europe and East = US.  We have been through the Dark Ages and we do have the choice, as this is a predictable behavioural cycle, to make the next Era that of Enlightenment and Equal Opportunity (very different from equality and positive discrimination!).
Our politicians are fully aware of this but as they say power corrupts, ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. But clearly this only happens to dictators such as Hilter or Saddam. Open your eyes, look around you! The Chinese get slammed for internet censorship yet the US has recently opened the worlds largest electronic surveillance unit - everything on the net is at their disposal! Oh were the Stazi not in former East Germany? - Who is big brother now, in desperation to protect their position of power and immoral gains?
Marc

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