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The Narrative

Understanding Russian Collusion and Economic Collapse

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There are endless narratives which bombard our senses and twist our perceptions. Understanding these narratives is important in that it provides us with the tools to determine truth and dissect the objective of such narratives.  Narratives dominate our information inputs and prevent alternatives from being considered.

The purpose of a narrative, or more specifically – a strategic narrative, is the manufacture of human belief and thought for the purpose of controlled organization within the transformative process of evolution. Sounds complicated, right?

First let’s start with what a narrative is, which is different from its purpose.  A narrative is a single representation of an event, a statement, an idea, or a belief.  Narratives can exist on varying levels, such as micro and macro narratives, with some blending into others and converging in order to weave multiple events, statements, ideas, and beliefs into one cohesive narrative.

Second, there is the context of the narrative.  This encompasses the sequence and circumstances of the event, statement, idea, or belief.  The context is the most important aspect of the narrative creation, as is provides the framework which defines the narrative and directs its purpose to the strategic objective.

As an example, let’s take a look at the so-called Russian election influence and Trump campaign collusion narrative. The fact that there has been zero factual evidence provided to support the narrative is irrelevant.  The narrative is being built around the framework of fabricated events, through the use of powerful statements and historical ideas, while capturing a previously established belief that Russia is the bad actor.

This context is being disseminated through the mainstream media and establishment political representatives. Unidentified sources are manufacturing false events which are built upon harmless real events.  Politicians on both sides are making powerful statements about American democracy and the integrity of the election process, while acting melancholic about the idea of freedom.  This is all packaged under the belief that Russia has always been attempting to do evil things against America.

These points of context are driven home again and again.  It’s almost exhausting to watch and listen once you understand what is happening.  But the purpose of the narrative is important to grasp, as the consequences will be massive.

In some ways the whole Russian hacking narrative is a gift.  The political establishment in America is so desperate to overturn the election results that the narrative they are constructing is transparent and is revealing the whole methodology and mechanisms which are used.  Applying what we are learning here about narrative construction and purpose to other narratives can help us gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the transformation which is taking place in the world.

The economic collapse narrative is another one which is fits our definition.  Every economic event is considered to be a sign of impending disaster.  Negative economic events, or movements, are expressed as confirmation of the narrative. Positive economic events, or movements, are considered to be manipulation for the purpose of delaying or hiding the economic collapse.  All events somehow fit the narrative.  No alternative outcomes are allowed.

Likewise, the statements and ideas about economics, monetary policy, and geopolitics, are interwoven into an overall belief about how the world works.  This manufactured belief of course fits the narrative pattern and those who disagree simply do not understand the facts.

As real world events take place, and the narrative is temporarily shown to be without cause or merit, the narrative itself shifts just enough to accommodate the inconvenient truths and reality.  Nothing changes or alters the course of the narrative.  Russia influenced the election and colluded with Trump.  Economic collapse is coming and no other possibilities are considered.  Period.

Fortunately narratives are betrayed by real world patterns, which is why those who promote the narratives have to work endlessly to smother and shift attention away from the truthful patterns. It’s an unnatural fight against the natural world. It is a timeless battle.

As an example, the multilateral monetary transition which we have been reviewing since January of 2014 has been fully aligned with the real world patterns and unfolding factual events.  At every step of the way there have been those who have attacked the analysis while promoting imminent collapse and economic turmoil.

Statements about China dumping the dollar and never aligning with the international institutions, such as the IMF, have been completely destroyed by the fact that the Chinese renminbi is now a part of the SDR composition, the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilaterization is functioning in a subservient position to the IMF, and China has already issued a first round of SDR denominated bonds.   Add to this the fact that Managing Director Christine Lagarde stated a few weeks ago that the IMF head office could move to China down the road (which is something we have previously reviewed), and the whole narrative about China dumping dollars and taking over the dollars role in the international monetary system begins to look foolish and naïve.

But that doesn’t stop the collapse narrative from continuing.  These facts are just ignored or twisted to fit the narrative.  Add in geopolitical cannon fodder and whole new vistas of narrative possibilities come into existence.  The creative and expansive abilities of some to ignore whole sets of data and facts in order to accommodate the narrative are impressive.

Those who stated unequivocally that monetary policy could never be normalized without causing a collapse of the whole system are now faced with the task of explaining how QE has both ended and reversed, while interest rates are well into an upward cycle.

Trump is being attacked by the establishment representatives who are faced with the loss of business revenue and international contacts from which further revenue can be gained.  There is no mystery here.  Since the inauguration jobs have increased by the most in decades, the dollar has depreciated, the trade deficit is lower, illegal immigration has slowed dramatically, and the establishment geopolitical hotspots are incrementally being shifted to realign with a new multipolar world.  Along with China, the SDR, and other monetary matters, these are all things which we have predicted and discussed over the last few years.

Yet, for all the accuracy of the analysis, throngs of eager and informed masses ignore our analysis and flock to false narratives which do nothing to increase understanding and awareness about how the world functions.  It’s weird and fantastical that so many would defend events, statements, ideas, and beliefs which have been proven wrong time and time again.

Of course we are naturally susceptible to narratives because we view the world through a small window and short timeline.  The patience required for observation and trending of patterns over years and decades are relinquished for instant gratification and mental/emotional stimuli which hold our hand as we hopscotch across the wastelands of materialism.

Understanding the complex nature of the world and the mechanisms which function underneath the surface of our systems and processes is not easy.  Logic and history would suggest that some sort of disruption will happen at some point.  This disruption could be economic or geopolitical.  It may even be both.  But making the leap to Russian collusion and economic collapse are signs of an unstable culture with stunted emotional development.  – JC

JC Collins can be contacted at jcollins@philosophyofmetrics.com

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