2016 November


I’m flying to Davao to see Duterte!

Actually not, just visiting a pending office for IT’s NOT so much fun in the Philippines! (Anymore) hehe

I just noticed this on the plane.

2016 November

U.S. Economic Confidence Surges After Election

Confidence is the main thing because it causes us to behave in “anticipation” (not reality) of future events.

When I suggested that Obama s presidency would be good because he would cheerlead us through difficult times, it turns out, I was partially right, but the problem with cheering on a team that’s losing is that you still lose (metaphorically allow my liberal interpretation).

I wrote about “optimism” early after the election as others describe all other than emotions…and the fact that what buoyed Obama behind the scenes was the energy miracle in the US which has waned as of late.

Another miracle is also happening and it has to do with this simple idea that TRUMP rode to the whitehouse (he hasn’t been assassinated yet) and it’s also an “ego complex” associated with confidence and greatness, much like the ego complex that is employed by blank slate to drive consumption!

These work and while at least 1/2 are resisting, there is a “majority” that is hoping under their breath and behind closed doors that this “maniac” can pull it off–a miracle in the making–and it’s nothing more than confidence–a “can do” vs “don’t do” PC orientation.

A major cultural shift or let’s say realignment where ER-ORANGE is disdained by the vocal electorate in their faux-Green mode of PC–full rejection of outright materialism is held in effigy–density and frequency in a “business” (not Corporate) engine fits with the entrepreneurial shadow of the current USA and emerging markets mindset.

The issue still remains rooted in DQ-BLUE whose light density around the world will offer opportunism a grand stage in all its social forms.

Optimism is a strange bedfellow and while the Dog TRUMP painted the picture of glass half full, optimism is the “gurl that brung him.”

Confidence is burgeoning everywhere because of the energy of eight (enneagram) and while the left will be drug along kicking and screaming, the “miracle” is again at our doorstep to fend off the long cycle reset, 2018 is going to be a tipping point.



2016 November

The Protests

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

A colleague sent me this.  I don’t know where it’s from.

Can anyone help me here?  Is there something I haven’t read about this?  On what grounds are people protesting the election?  On what grounds are they saying Trump is not their president?  I always prefer understanding the other side, but I can’t get to the other side on this.  One of the few clear things to me about this election is that Trump won.


Mike’s response:


2016 November

Nationalism vs. Globalism, not Globalization vs. Isolation – Trends Magazine

I don’t have the subscription to this anymore but this context frames the debate well, IMHO

“To understand this, consider their underlying values and assumptions:1

  • For multicultural globalists, national boundaries are increasingly perceived as being obsolete and perhaps even immoral. According to this emerging progressive orthodoxy, national identities are meaningless.  What counts are subnational identities like race, gender, and orientation, as well as supranational “citizenship of the world.”  Progressive pundits and journalists increasingly speak a dialect of globalism.  And they imply that it is unjust to discriminate in favor of one’s fellow nationals against citizens of foreign countries.
  • Nationalists, on the other hand, value patriotism, borders, language, and culture as defined by the nation-state. In Europe, the concept is ethnically specific; that is, it’s important whether you’re Dutch, Spanish, German, French, Swiss, or English.  In the United States, nationalism is more reflective of a desire to return to a mass consensus about what it means to be American, much as it existed in the 1950s.

These differences in assumptions lead to stark differences in public policy choices. The globalist platform includes:2

  • Open borders
  • Unfettered consumerism
  • Feminism
  • Secularism
  • Global solutions for local problems
  • Ceding national sovereignty to multinational institutions
  • Centralization
  • Collectivization
  • An unarmed populace
  • Encouragement of multiculturalism, diversity, and egalitarianism

For globally-minded progressives, the mere well-being of American workers is not a good enough reason to oppose immigration or trade liberalization…”


It has appeared IMHO, that globalization fit with the second tier memes, and to me, it’s becoming clear, globalization, in its current form, is only framed out of 1st tier values–FS-GREEN being the remaining part of the globalization 1st tier puzzle.

It’s VERY INTERESTING TO ME, having said that…according to SGD, GT-YELLOW is a hierarchically more complex form of AN-BEIGE, which would be a form of “survival” at the global level (perhaps), but it’s hard to relate that to the current haves-havenots polarization emerging from the exiting first tier puzzle.

I don’t believe GT-YELLOW would “produce” the inherent conflict that is emergent from the evolution of the problems in the completion of first tier, but it’s interesting to see what’s taking place.