August 27th, 2015
in Op Ed
by Michael Clark
The same old tired argument between the two sides of the brain. The Left Brain loves Capitalism, seeing only its positive side; the Right Brain hates Capitalism, seeing only its negative side. The Left Brain hates Socialism, seeing only its negative side; the Right Brain loves Socialism, seeing only its positive side.
The TRUTH is (which can only be seen with both sides of the brain operating) is that Youth is Capitalistic and Age is Socialistic. Youth and Age have seasons, and take turns seeing and running the world. Youth (Capitalism) works for a time, and is relatively pure for a time: but always decays into State Capitalism, a form of economic fascism, and capital system corruption. Age (Socialism) works for a time, and is relatively pure for a time; but always decays into stagnation and corruption. Youth saves the world from Socialism; Age saves the world from Capitalism.
In the West we like our dualities: Capitalism is good; Socialism is bad. This also translates as Youth is good; Age is bad. That is why we treat our elders so horribly in the West.
The economic cycle lasts 36 years. 18 years of Capitalism (...1911-1929; 1947-1965; 1983-2001; ...) -- Capitalism (Youth) ends badly, with bank corruption and corporate theft and depression. Youth dies. Socialism tries to pick up the pieces after Capitalism crashes the system through Greed. Then Socialism gets to run the world, but with major material disadvantages: growth happens only during Youth; so Socialism has to manage the world after growth (youth) has fled.
We need to understand that life (and economic life) is a process, not a static polarized fixed system of morally-based truths. Youth flows into Age, Age flows into Youth (this suggests rebirth or resurrection, religious ideas), as Day flows into Night, Night into Day.
Youth is the Spending Season, the age of Spending Energy through Activity. But energy (NYSE:TIME) runs out. In 2001, we began to run out of time and energy. Also in 1965. Also in 1929....take it back into earlier centuries also. Age is the Saving Season, the age of Conservation of Energy. The system is very much like Alternating Current (Electricity) -- the pulse flows in one direction, then stops, changes direction, and flows in the opposite direction.
From ...1911-1929, 1947-1965, 1983-2001...: God/Nature favors the re-creation of the material world, the West
From ... 1929-1947, 1965-1983, 2001-2019...: God/Nature favors the re-destruction of the material world, the East.
18 years of expansion into the fruit (Zeus-Jupiter for the Greeks); 18 years of contraction, back into the seed, zero (Kronos-Saturn for the Greeks).
God/Nature destroys the world to punish it (this is the moralistic view, and one we can't ignore -- since Youth and its expansion of wealth and power generates massive debts, sins, future karmic retribution), but also to make room for the next model of the world. We build the world; we knock it down; we re-build a better model. Of course, watch out. This latest knocking down of the world runs from 2001-2019, and this season almost always contains major wars.
My thesis is that we all need to be both Capitalists and Socialists -- every society is both and needs to be both -- and the manifestation of each of these partners or opponent natures is sequential. The Capitalism builds the world and then vanishes, abandons it, leaving the degenerating world behind for the Socialists (in society and in us also) to administer. Youth is Spring-Summer; Age is Autumn-Winter. No growth occurs in Autumn-Winter. Growth is a province of Youth and the Sun seasons; Age is a province of lost energy and the Moon seasons.
Capitalism is good and evil; socialism is good and evil. Both are necessary. Both are imperfect. In 2019, this latest Deflation Season will be at its apex (as the Capitalist Inflation Season was at its apex in 2001 -- the Lunar religion attack on the Twin Towers, the symbol of the Global Economy, was a very powerful symbolism of the end of this cycle of capitalism, Day, and the beginning Energy Crisis (Spiritual Energy Crisis) that would lead to another 18 year Dark Age (described perfectly by the Book of Revelation) -- but the Light of the West will begin to reform in 2019, slowly, two steps up and one step back, bringing the light of materialism back to the world, for another 18 year cycle of growth.
Of course, the European Dark Age after the fall of Rome suggests only a certain number of such Day-Cycles occur before a larger cycle kicks in. The larger Dark Age runs for 2160 years (36 x 60), which, as an idea, governs the expected return of Christ and the institution of a new zodiacal age which will run for another full 2160 years. So the world is expecting a new Messiah who will both destroy the old age (Piscean Age, the Christian Fish Age) and with it the great institutions built up over the last 2160 years, and create the new form of religion which will replace Christianity and generate a new religion as the basis of this new age.
A Millennium as a cycle lasts 1080 years (36 x 30). We need to let God back into our lives in the West, not as a function of the corrupt Christianity that exists today, but as a new religious reformation that shows us how to 'tell time' in the larger sense of the words. Science and reason is left brain. But the left brain is running out of energy and out of time. We need to be able to find our way back into the Right Brain, which alone explains the wave-function of life. We are experiencing the collapse of the object function. The object function is a very Western concept, aligned with individualism. The object function gets washed or wiped away during the Dark Age or Night-Cycle. And that is where we are going.
Looking at the world today, stock markets included, with the huge debt bubble we created so bravely and perhaps stupidly: this debt-generated global economic order is the Object Function World and today we are watching the collapse of the object function back into the wave function -- the flood -- so I hope we all know how to swim.