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January 29, 2018 | The Immaterial ‘LOGOS’ (words) Rule Over Our Cyber Markets! Let’s Think!

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:


Did you notice what happened when President Trump said that he wants a strong dollar? Our dollar got stronger immediately and gold dropped immediately. Mere immaterial ‘words’ (from a select Authority) created new beliefs and these beliefs determined trader behavior. It all happens simultaneously today in our real-time cyber markets.


Trump talks tax cuts, a strong dollar, and the wall in an interview with CNBC


At a White House press briefing Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders walked back Mnuchin’s comments. She said the president believes in a free-floating currency, and she said the dollar is “stable.”

Did you notice what happened to our virtual dollar after our Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, said that a ‘weak’ dollar is recognized? This is what happened. The dollar fell to its lowest level since December 2014 following Mnuchin’s comments. It’s highly unusual for a Treasury secretary to talk up a weak dollar, no matter how couched. Mere immaterial ‘words’ created global trader behavior as a result of these ‘words’.


Dollar tanks the most in 10 months after Treasury secretary says a weak dollar is good for trade (January 23, 2018)



What does this reveal about our markets and the nature of reality? This reveals the POWER of mere immaterial ‘words’ to create beliefs and then actions. Reality starts with my beliefs and these beliefs derive from my inner immaterial ‘words’. I would suggest that your reality functions much the same. Beliefs create your reality and your inner immaterial ‘words’ then create behavior/action.


The ultimate source of change in our cyberspace markets today are mere beliefs and words. Our ‘money’ is immaterial. Our ‘dollar’ is immaterial. This concept called ‘value’ is immaterial. And ‘words’ are immaterial units. We could say that persons in AUTHORITY (such as Mnuchin and Trump) can create market changes by merely speaking ‘words’. Politicians like to espouse positive ‘words’ so that people react in a precise manner after the ‘words’ are spoken. Traders watch their computer screens for new ‘words’ coming from select leaders occupying select positions of Authority.


The prices of commodities (such as gold and oil) can be influenced significantly merely by select ‘words’ coming from select persons who hold positions of AUTHORITY. When Donald Trump said he was recognizing a ‘strong’ dollar, the index value of the dollar immediately increased and the price of gold declined immediately. Prior to his ‘words’ the cyber markets were heading in the opposite direction. This is the power of mere immaterial worlds on our cyberspace markets.


When Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, suggested that a ‘weak’ dollar was recognized by him, the price of gold increased immediately and the dollar index declined. Words matter for our markets today as all our markets are essentially IMMATERIAL. Our dollar is now a unit of consciousness (a mental abstraction) and this means that this unit is immaterial and has no connection to material MATTER. Are you aware of this reality? Are you aware that our money is now digital/electronic and immaterial?


The LOGOS (this concept) is another way of saying that The WORD coming from the mouths of persons in Authority changes behavior and decisions. Words derive from human consciousness and these units of the MIND create subsequent beliefs and behavior. Our financial markets are now immaterial markets. We live, today, with an immaterial financial system made up of immaterial currencies. All these currencies circulate in this immaterial space called Cyberspace. We can say that our markets are now INNER markets which live within our CONSCIOUSNESS!


All our values/prices are derived from our immaterial virtual currencies. Prices get changed in the blink of an eye as traders enter and exit trades with their computers. A click of the computer mouse can change the price of gold or any other commodity. Today, algorithms create most of our immaterial prices and pump up our asset values. Traders operating behind closed doors (at select venues) can change these asset prices instantaneously. Traders live in Cyberspace today as we trade, save, invest, bank, buy, sell, and transact deals. Who is aware of this change (mostly since 2008)?


A mere WORD can change beliefs, decisions, and human behavior…especially if coming from some person in a position of AUTHORITY. The truth of the words coming from a politician is less important than the effect the words have on the masses of people. People seek pleasure over pain (mostly) and words which imply more pleasure will be received and acted upon. Human behavior often prefers positive words even if untrue. If pleasure results from the ‘words’ then all is assumed to be good.


Truth and reality eventually prevails on this planet but most human beings prefer pleasure over pain as they live their lives. Pleasure is positive and truth is generally less positive. Truth is often somewhat painful to internalize (in the NOW) so human nature will usually reject truth in favor of pleasure in the NOW. This is why change is so difficult for a society. People will elect those who promote pleasure over those who acknowledge realities which could be somewhat painful but which are true and valid.


Our enormous DEBT and DEFICITS are a result of pursuing pleasure (mostly) at the expense of truth. You can witness this at: Our debt situation gets worse and worse but few desire to deal with this issue. Why? It would require some PAIN to resolve. And pain must be delayed as long as possible. Our corrupt banksters understand this psychology and they will give us present ‘pleasure’ at the expense of truth and reality (as long as possible).


Eventually, however, truth and reality prevails and this is when pain must be tolerated over pleasure so that the PROBLEM can be solved. Our current President, the Donald, seems to recognize that people desire pleasure over pain and he will use his Bully Pulpit to espouse WORDS which lead to more pleasure (at the expense of solving our dire and serious problems). Words can work (even if invalid and deceptive) for a short time period. Words change behavior and words create our daily beliefs.


Watch the WORDS coming from the mouths of our leaders going forward. Will these words reflect truth and reality or will the words reflect man’s desire for more immediate PLEASURE over the pain required to solve our growing problems. My sense is that words of deception will continue for the time being. Solving our many serious problems requires a mindset and willingness to accept some PAIN. Eventually, our higher LOGOS (on the immaterial THRONE) will call the shots. For now, pleasure rules! Think for yourself! I am:

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January 29th, 2018

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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