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March 13, 2018 | Trump, Group-think, Real Estate, Tribulation!

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:

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The Cuban missile crisis in the 60’s started this concept called Group-think within politics! Mr. Trump is now advancing this concept with his selection of advisers to his team! Group-think is viewed as necessary…given that Mr. Trump wants adviser agreement with his global worldview!

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Climate change is another example of official Group-think within our establishment institutions!

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Today’s announcement that Mr. Trump fired his Secretary of State is understandable my me. To govern the USA foreign policy it is necessary to have agreement on worldview and thinking. This is what I call Group-think. Rex Tillerson did not buy into this group-think (it appears) and this also was the issue with Gary Cohn (Trump’s prior economic adviser). It appears that his new choice for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has already bought into the worldview of Trump (but this will be discovered more fully as events evolve). The next adviser to leave could be H.R. McMaster, National Security Adviser. Group-think is what our elite leaders in politics desire so that their particular worldview and policy prescriptions can be implemented. Agreement in foreign policy is a current issue as our world is fragmented and the American worldview of the past is not working (given today’s interconnected world).


The big foreign policy issues today are the Middle East, Korea, Afghanistan, and Africa. The Middle East is in chaos and our American policies are not working there. The philosophy of Might and Strength is what America uses to enforce their hegemony over the planet. And those days are over. We now live in an interconnected world where Might and Strength can not work going forward. Dialogue and negotiation is the only way to make progress in today’s interconnected world. This is unlikely to happen under our current President when push comes to shove. Trump views himself as a winner (solution man) and it appears his mindset is to use Might and Strength to overcome his adversaries (if necessary). None of this mindset will work in today’s global interconnected world IMO. A non-violent worldview is now needed within all politics/religion/science/philosophy. This is unlikely, however, given our past behavior!


The issues over in North and South Korea are also dire as America is likely to enforce its hegemony with Might and Power…if negotiations don’t work. America rules this planet (mostly) as our military strength is what gives us clout when push comes to shove. None of this Might makes Right philosophy will work in today’s global interconnected world IMO. Negative actions will result in counter negative actions. Bombs will result in counter bombs. Killing will result in counter killing. The end result of this mindset is DEATH and DESTRUCTION and everyone will be affected by the decisions of our leaders. Watch the ‘words’ coming from the mouth of Mr. Trump as he changes his advisers who surround him. Notice his need for GROUP-THINK so he can assert his will on the markets. This mindset is typical of ALL political leaders! What’s next?


Our corrupt cyber stock markets are still being manipulated by our Central Banks and their trading activities. These elites can not allow any major market correction as this will bring the entire HOUSE of cards down. We now live with digital/electronic markets which change with the emotions of traders and our leaders. To avoid a CRASH of these markets, our Central Banks (now in control) must pump-up these markets continually…via their trading activities. This can now be done as our Central Banks can create our fake/phony money OUT-OF-NOTHING (their consciousness). Our money today is digital/cyber and operates within cyberspace. Computer manipulation is possible as the key computers which trade our markets are now under the control of our Central Banks. This means that key policymakers at these institutions (Washington, New York, Basel, London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo) will set the agenda for the planet. What’s next?


With respect to the real estate sector, my sense is that our higher interest rates will slow-down and then cause value declines later in 2018. By the end of 2018, we could witness the start of a huge real estate crash. Affordability and the tax structure will bring about this change in values. Keep in mind that real estate values are subjective and artificial. This concept called VALUE is an inner concept and fools nearly everyone. Most people THINK that their house or hotel value (say the Trump Hotels) are somewhat stable and permanent. This, to me, is a myth. In reality, VALUE is subjective/inner and this concept has no connection to material reality. There is no ‘inherent’ value in matter/energy (what we call material reality). VALUE is inner/subjective/emotional and all our real estate values can eventually go to ZERO. A crash in real estate is assured and my sense is that this market will start its descent later in 2018. What’s next?


Finally, let’s now think about the coming financial tribulation which is on the horizon for our entire planet at some point. Now that our markets are digital and operate within cyberspace, we will eventually discover that these markets will crash completely. Digital markets are subjective and emotional markets. Central Banks are preventing this CRASH at present. But as more traders recognize this corruption within our markets, my sense is that our Central Banks will not be able to pump-up a serious loss in investor confidence. This loss in confidence will supersede all attempts to prevent this coming financial holocaust. Money is a confidence game and when confidence goes the game is over. So far, confidence is continually be pump-up by our corrupt Central Banks and their trading activities. This will continue until it ends. The END, however, is assured IMO.


The coming financial tribulation is assured and it could start at any moment. The policies of our politicians could be key to what happens later in 2018. Will Trump policies work and allow tranquility to prevail? Will Trump use our military to try solve a problem in North Korea or the Middle East? My sense is that what Trump and his advisers choose for their global strategy will determine what happens in 2018. I am not optimistic as my read on Mr. Trump is that he desires SOLUTIONS via ‘might’ and ‘power’ when push comes to shove. Might makes Right (Trump’s mindset) is not a philosophy which will work in today’s world. We now need NEW leaders who can promote a non-violent end to global confrontations. This is unlikely to happen in 2018 or 2019. This means that conflicts will grow over time with no real end in sight. Are we in the Last Days of man’s rule over this planet? I think so! Think for yourself! I am:

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March 13th, 2018

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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