Charting collisions and collusions

But aren’t we battered and bruised by collisions and collusions between reality and reminiscence.

– David Eagleman, American neuro-scientist

The philosopher-militant cried “si vis pacem, para bellum,” (Latin: “if you want peace, prepare for war”).

Thus began the lifelong journey of reality and reminiscence evidenced as a typical collision of and a collusion of values without being relegated to a contradiction in terms.

In politics, collusions and collisions are highly sought-after commodities.

It’s celebrated with pomp, pageantry and pleasure to calibrate the highest levels of hype and hypocrisy.

Recall how the West aided, assisted and abetted Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rise to infamy 1939-1945, well chronicled in Adam LeBor’s The Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset said that “life is a series of collisions with the future.” But he sounded like a pessimist.

He should have sounded like an optimist who happily lends money knowing he’s never ever going to get it back — the art of knowing the future by controlling its outcome. A former Malaysian prime minister is an expert at this.
 
“Collusion in corruption is a real problem,” said the OECD Global Forum on Competition when it debated Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement in February 2010.

Many countries, including Singapore, sent in written submissions. Malaysia did not participate maybe excited by the Scorpene submarine deal.

Some one hundred and seven subjects were discussed, but none offered solutions to end corruption. They talk incessantly, and write tomes on what the problem is for PhD research students!
 
The Second World arose in 1989 when Eastern bloc nations (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Romania and Albania) welcomed and experienced a mood of triumph that they had exchanged one tyrant for another with a collision of values matched by the collusion of western ideals of law, politics, government and economics.

That every political system is fraught with fraud has slowly begun to sink deep roots into fertile apolitical minds.

Collisions and collusions between de jure regimes and de facto global indigenous communities’ governments are gaining prominence in terms of socioeconomic objectives leading to peaceful geopolitical goals.

The need for Peacekeepers for the total protection of de facto capital assets (human and non-human) is justified in the aphorism arma in armatos sumere jura sinunt (the taking of arms against the armed is accepted and allowed in law).

So, here the real collision and necessary collusion of values is not an accident.

The printing of money unbacked by anything of worth became a collision of values on August 15 1971 when the US dollar abandoned the collusion with the gold standard.

The weak and gullible reason offered was that the (almighty) US dollar was undergoing undue, unwarranted and unprofitable “speculation”. America sneezed at gold, and the rest of the world caught the common cold.

De facto indigenous communities have accomplished a strategic collusion with inground gold. Tagged “Carpeaurum,” it is assuming the mantle of legal tender by resorting to the gold standard. 

De facto regimes are as legitimate as their de jure neighbours, therefore good fences make good neighbours. 

Carpeaurum, like printed paper money (fiat currency) of its neighbours, underscores monetary policies of de facto co-equal independent sovereigns.

Carpeaurum is no threat to the global price of gold as it remains inground, unmined, unextracted and unpurified with remarkable worth and value in eco-friendly terms. 

Carpeaurum has great potential in shoring up currencies as well as becoming the reserve currency of nations fighting their unbacked paper money with the off-gold standard US dollar. Paper fighting paper with an unstoppable pernicious paper-money printing press is a collision of victims, not a collusion for victors!

The collision and collusion of time-honoured values was evidenced when cryptocurrency found acceptance in commerce.

Bitcoin, like paper money, has become a medium of exchange, a store of value, a unit of account, a means of settlement and a method of payment. These are the five widely accepted definitions of legal tender underpinning the science of wealth. None of the cryptocurrencies are backed by precious metals or minerals. Victims and victors are unidentifiable.

De jure regimes scramble to stay ahead of the competition by endorsing alternative currency while Carpeaurum defines the alter-native expression of de facto sovereignty.
 
Every collision of values must be matched by an equal and opposite force of collusion to dispel junk science.

Distinguishing between reality and reminiscence is the accepted coin of the realm, not extinguishing or relinquishing its impact.

The views expressed here are those of the columnist and do not necessarily represent the views of New Sarawak Tribune.


 

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