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February 25, 2020 | Markets Decline (two days) Hurrah! Hurrah!

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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Our imaginary cyber markets have declined some 1900 points over two days (Dow Index). This is not surprising and I would suggest that the faster these markets go to ZERO…the better. We are dealing with pure illusion within the mind’s of investors. These markets are not real. Mere cyber digits are what go UP and then DOWN. Ask your 12 year old child these questions:

1. Does the ‘tooth fairy’ exist?
2. Does the ‘dollar’ exist?
3. Does the ‘digital’ dollar exist?

I think your 12 year old will answer the first question with an emphatic NO. The second question is more tricky. A 12 year old would likely show you a ‘paper’ dollar and conclude that this dollar exists. But then ask this 12 year old if a ‘digital’ dollar exists? This will challenge your child to the ultimate. A ‘digital’ dollar is a ‘unit’ of consciousness and this technically does not exist. But a 12 year old may not discern this reality.

Most of my 70 year old investor friends also produce a ‘paper’ dollar and conclude that this is what exists. But when I ask them about our ‘digital’ dollar they hesitate and seem confused. They are unable to ‘produce’ this digital symbol ($1) within observational reality. They mostly say that they ‘don’t know’ what this digital dollar is. I then ask if a ‘virtual’ dollar exists? They then seem to discern this reality that our ‘dollar’ financial system is mostly an ILLUSION of their mind.

We now live with digital/virtual currencies (all around the planet). The euro is digital. The pound is digital. The yen is digital. The yuan is digital. All our stock markets reveal ‘digital’ prices for their values (expressed in various digital/virtual currencies). All our bond markets are now digital/virtual. Our savings are within cyber space and represent digital money. We live with virtual/digital money which few recognize as an ILLUSION (of their mind).

So, from my point-of-view, I view the recent declines in our digital/cyber markets as a hurrah moment. Maybe a few investors and the public will start to WAKE-UP and discern the money ILLUSION. The entire financial system is now living within cyberspace. This ILLUSION of reality gives people the ‘assumption’ that all is real and lasting. But is it? Where is this ‘digital’ dollar, digital prices, digital stock values, digital bond assets, digital currencies? Can anyone locate these ‘assumed’ assets (anywhere within observational reality)?

I would suggest that we are living an ILLUSION of our mind. In reality, none of our stock market values are real or lasting. None of our savings or investments are real or lasting. The sooner this illusionary cyber market goes to ZERO the better. We could then construct a REAL system of commerce based upon PEOPLE and their interests. We do not need ILLUSIONARY money to survive on this planet. We do not need fake/phony/funny money to built a system of commerce.

Our world could function with people, production, distribution, via our advanced system of technology. Robots, artificial intelligence, automated assembly, 3D printing, drones, self-driving trucks, etc. We could produce abundant goods for the entire planet without this ILLUSIONARY money of today. Think on this idea! Where is ‘money’ in reality? What is ‘money’ in reality? What was the original purpose for this item called MONEY? What role did ‘value’ play? I think we need to let these ILLUSIONARY markets go to ZERO to discern some fundamental realities of life.

The sooner the better IMO. Gold will not save us. Silver will not save us. Paper will not save us. Digits in cyberspace will not save us. We need to wake-up and smell the roses. Reality is dual. I live within my spirit and also observe with my spirit. Spirit is mind. Mind is consciousness. Consciousness is fundamental to all reality. There is NO SUCH THING as a ‘dollar’ anywhere on planet earth. This goes for the euro, yen, pound, krona, peso, dong, shekel, yuan, ruble, etc.

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We are all living an ILLUSION without discerning this illusion. Our media and our politicians do not think on these issues. They deceive and confuse. Is it time to start THINKING as individuals? Is critical thinking a skill which we all need to develop? I think so! ILLUSIONS can not bring us peace, security, happiness, or justice. Listen to tonight’s democratic debate (South Carolina) for more deceptions and illusions. Vote for more illusion and let your children suffer the consequences. That seems to be the mantra for most. Have a great day!

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February 25th, 2020

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