The process of an economy shifting its optimizations from productive activity to the accumulation of money is called “financialization”. To add more confusion to the mix, people on the left-end (idiot-end) of the Midwit Curve can tell something is badly wrong and the game is being rigged, but can’t tell what forces are conspiring to […]
Every so often there are bubbles that are so big that they can’t help but become the foundation of even larger bubbles, and the froth of bubbles gets so huge that people start actually believing in the bubble mass as though it were a static, stable, real thing. Until someone turns up with a golden […]
The vast majority of wars in history are two weeks or less and are characterized by fighting, then talking, then more fighting, until finally a settlement is reached. The point of the fighting is to improve your side’s negotiating power at the next round of talks. The negotiate/fight cycle has already begun between Russia and […]
Watering the streets Last summer a massive typhoon hit southern Japan, Taiwan, and eastern China. In Taiwan and Japan, such things are minor annoyances. Not so in communist China. You would think that a 5000-year-old civilization whose mythology centers almost entirely around managing floods would have the whole “managing floods” thing sorted out. But apparently […]
A little over half the population in the (loosely defined) West currently feel unrepresented by their governments, particularly in the context of draconian and laughably ineffective (if the stated purpose is to be believed…) COVID measures, universal media shenanigans and election troubles. In a video I did a few months ago I explained how the […]
A discussion about how the policy of MAD between major powers prevents direct overt competition, and when given a lack of intermediate means of conflict exists conflict will instead manifest through subterfuge, subversion and ideological conflict. Watch on Rumble or BitChute.
This video discusses nuclear parity, what it means, and how the situation between China and the US shape our thinking about this issue. Watch on Rumble or BitChute.
Continuing on with the foundations of geopolitics (and this one is also part of the foundations of general moral philosophy — but I’ll get into that later), this video discusses consciousness as a spectrum and how moral responsibility maps to that. This particular video is podcast style with just a still image over it as […]
Misunderstandings about the root of political interaction has come up repeatedly lately so I’ve decided to do a few videos that discuss the roots of geopolitics. In the video below I discuss how the mutual capacity for violence is the root and essence of negotiation.
There is an underlying problem with discussions today about globalization. Ideologues have hijacked the term “gloablization” just as they have hijacked the term “diversity”. “Globalization” is something the Eisenhower administration supported after WWII. The idea was that another massive war would be unlikely if trade were the foundation relationships among nations (particularly nations that have […]