(01 Economic miracles have occurred )
Economic miracles have occurred throughout history. They typically begin when the natural principle of economics becomes recognized, understood and applied. A notable example was the recovery of Europe from the Black Death economic collapse, by which the Golden Renaissance was created in a relatively short period.
(02 An epoch )
It became an epoch of science, technology, beauty, art, music, well-being, and peace, perhaps the greatest of this type of all times.
(03 The USA had its Economic Miracle )
The USA, too, had a few periods in its history for which the term Economic Miracle might apply.
The USA, for example, came out of the Second World War as the most powerful economic force on the planet. It stood in the world as an economic giant with a society of great prosperity. It was universally admired around the world. And it stood financially secure with the strongest currency in the world. The prosperity was so great in America that a single worker's income was enough to raise a family, buy a house, go on vacation, and pay for the higher education for the children.
(04 The Forward Oriented Economic Platform )
America was founded on the Forward Oriented Economic Platform that results in Economic Miracles by design, which renders a nation free to have a future.
(05 Rapid economic recovery of Germany )
In modern usage however, the term Economic Miracle is often reserved to describe the rapid economic recovery of Germany and of Japan out of the ashes of the Second World War. Germany had created the most powerful economic engine in Europe. Japan had done the same in Asia. Both did so by doing something right,
(06 It took 70 years for the giant to loose its soul )
In America, it took 70 years for the giant that America had been at the end of World War II, that had been instrumental in defeating the Nazi machine, to loose itself economically when it began to loose its soul and embraced Backwards Oriented Platforms that are wealth-destroying, instead of wealth creating. America lost its soul when it began to sing the Empire Song, imported from the hart of London. The song brought it to its knees. It destroyed it from within. It caused it to essentially die.
(07 Spreading the London Song )
** Spreading the London Song
The London Song of backwards economics was eventually also impos d on Germany and on Japan, who allowed themselves to fall into the same trap. Eventually, all of western Europe was drawn into it likewise.
(08 The cooperating BRICS nations )
Only a grouping of very large nations is presently resisting the London Song. Together, they stand free of it with a shared commitment to natural economics, which is the Forward Oriented Platform for Wealth Creating economics that is the only platform of economics that really exists..
On this platform the cooperating BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, with others nations joining in, such as Argentina, stand devoted to their common, cooperative, lateral universal development. The BRICS system stands on the Forward Oriented Platform that has a long path of development throughout history, which now stands poised to break the cycles of poverty, war, slavery, and destruction, as a profound first step that enables humanity to have a future.
(09 Result of their singing the London Song )
Most areas of the world are presently, economically and culturally, dying. They are dying as the result of their accepted slavery to the London Song, the master-song of Backwards Oriented Platforms that that are counter-economic by design.
The economically dying nation, ironically include some of the very nations that once had put the concept of the Economic Miracle onto the map. But is their dying really the result of their singing the London Song?
The answer, obviously is, YES. Just ask yourself, how else would it have been possible that the great economic miracles that have flourished in the world, became overturned into widespread tragedy?
(10 A complementary path )
The other path, a complementary path, can be seen as an appendix that is focused on the down-to-earth equivalents, of the theoretical.
(11 Theoretical explorations of the fundamental principles )
Let's begin with the theoretical explorations of the fundamental principles involved, which are so powerful in effects that 'miracles' result when the principles are applied.
(12 Forward Oriented Economics )
** Forward Oriented Economics
An Economic process exist for no other purpose than to meet the human need to the greatest degree possible, and in the most effective manner possible. This is an obligation that society owes to one another. The fulfilling of this obligation makes civilized living possible. To the degree to which this obligation is not fulfilled, society owes the unfulfilled portion as a debt of promise to one another. Society becomes indebted thereby to fulfill the unmet need. With the fulfillment of the obligation the debt that society owes to itself, becomes extinguished.
That's a revolutionary concept, isn't it?
(13 The credit primes the pump )
Towards fulfilling the unmet need, society finds itself obliged to create for itself the means required for fulfilling the obligation, such as in the form of building powerful industries, quality housing, efficient transportation and energy systems, and universally available food, education, and health care systems.
Of course, the means for the productive processes typically include financial credit of some sort. The credit primes the pump.
(14 Value is not in the money )
The financial credit is typically uttered in the form of money. The credit is accepted by the workers and by society as a whole, who acknowledge that the value of the work performed, or products produced, attributes value to the money itself. Value is not in the money, but in what is produced. This becomes the value of a currency. It represents the creative process that creates wealth for society.
The wealth of the human society is never rooted in its money, but is expressed in enriched processes and implements for living. That's the wealth, which money represents as a symbol of it. It becomes an instrument of trust. Money has no inherent substance in itself. Its substance lies in what it represents. Future currencies may not exist in the form of money, but may take on different forms that reflect the same underlying principle.
* Forward Economics is Wealth Creating. Development credits must never be repaid. The process of it eliminates poverty and charity.
The economic process should never begin with the question, "what will it cost to enrich our existence as a society of human beings." It should begin with the question "what can we create to make our life richer?" The answer should then be, let's do it. And it should lead to the next question, "what else can we create to make our life richer?" This means that the more we dare to create, and the larger the projects become that we carry out, the richer our civilization becomes.
*The creative nature of Forward Economics, renders economics a lateral process that is cooperatively uplifting the world for the universal good.
That's the nature of forward economics. There is no looking back. The credit becomes wealth when the job is done. The debt that society owe to one-another is extinguished when the job is done. Credit is not debt, but the means for extinguishing a form of debt in a creative process.
(15 Development Credit is NOT debt )
The wealth-creating credit is a gift of society to itself, that must never be repaid. To do so would turn the process backwards.
When the job is done, when the obligation is fulfilled and civilization is uplifted to a richer and more-efficient form of living, the debt that society had recognized it owed to one another has been extinguished. The objective has been met. At this point, the currency uttered for the common good, has been transformed into an instrument that reflects the value created.
The currency uttered as credit was a promise that had no value in itself that must be repaid. A development credit can never be a debt. It is merely a commitment made by society for extinguishing the debt to meet a need, which society recognized it owes to one-another to create a richer form of civilization.
* Development Credit is NOT debt.
If the credit for uplifting the universal welfare of society had been uttered as a financial debt, the demanded repayment of it would become counterproductive to the intention. It would negate the wealth-creating dynamics. It would be backward oriented. It would be robbery.
Naturally, this means that the uttering of credits may only be directed to creative projects that increase the value of society in its living. This is the nature of forward-oriented economics. Credit drives the creative process forward.
Uttering credit is not a process of lending. Lending applies only between individuals for a narrow range of special purposes.
(16 A wealth creating platform )
Forward Oriented Economics is a wealth creating platform.
On this natural platform of economics, the more a society builds and creates for itself, the richer its living becomes, and the greater the value of its money becomes that gains its value from the value created by society for itself to meet its human needs and aspirations.
This means that the credit that primes the pump must be forward-focused by intention, with the expectation of value being created. On this forward-oriented platform the very notion of the existence of national financial debt becomes unthinkable. When credit is accepted or imposed as financial debt, the economic process is reversed. Economic destruction begins. Economics then becomes backward oriented.
(17 Backward Oriented Economics )
**Backward Oriented Economics
The term Backward Oriented Economics is functionally a contradiction, because economics, fundamentally, is a forward oriented process.
The very concept of uttering a financial debt for creating a civilization, demolishes the credit principle on which the welfare of civilization depends. It diminishes the wealth of society in physical living and production by drawing its substance away from it. While money has no intrinsic value in itself, but represents physical value, the process of draining money out of the hands of society into empty estates of portfolios, render's society's created physical value increasingly inaccessible for it. It rolls back the effect of the creative and productive process, which thereby becomes itself further diminished.
The value that is drained away, thereby becomes intrinsically worthless as it stands as a claim against diminishing physical production and value. At the moment when wealth becomes disassociated by this process, from the value system of the General Welfare Principle, it looses its connection with the real world and takes on the form of an empty shell. For this reason, financial portfolios are inherently empty inside as they are destructive to what they represent. That's backwards economics, isn't it, if one can still call it that. This Backward-Oriented Platform is the platform created by Adam Smith, who idealized it as a panacea, while in real terms it is a wrecking ball.
(18 On Backwards-Oriented Platforms )
The Backwards-Oriented Platform is counter-economic by its very design. It is backward oriented, because nothing is progressive; everything is collapsing. For this reason all systems of empire, regardless of their name, type, or nature, have collapsed throughout history. The collapse is built into their design by their denial of the real principle of economics, which is inherently forward oriented.
On Backwards-Oriented Platforms the very concept of credit being uttered as a gift, is totally unthinkable, because to do so would eliminate the existence of financial estates that power the thievery by which the system is maintained in operation, often with the force of war, before it disintegrates. The emptiness of the dreams laid up in financial estates is illustrated by the ever-widening gap between the assumed value of financial estates and real value that reflects society's collapsing physical production, creation. and wealth in living. This huge gap that is inherent in the system of empire, renders the Backwards-Oriented Platform a collapse function platform. It collapses civilization. It collapses production. It even collapses science. And in the course, it collapses populations with the ensuing starvation as the economic system disintegrates. This is the London Song.
(19 The London Song includes depopulation )
It may well be that the reason for which the London Song includes verses that glorify the depopulation of the Earth from the present 7 billion to less than 1 billion people, is simply an acknowledgement by the masters of the empire system that the collapse of the world-population to less than 1 billion people is the inevitable outcome of the collapse dynamics of the backward oriented system that every empire system is. History is full of examples. During the period of the Roman Empire, for example, the size of the population of Greece had collapsed to 16% of its former size. Civilization was merely destroyed by Rome. Rome was so empty when it fell, that the victor over it didn't even bother to declare himself Caesar.
The entire western economic system is presently locked into this collapse-function trap idealized by the London Song where every verse ends with the refrain, "Let the people die," that reflects the nature of the system. The game ends when both curves will meet at the deep, deep, low of absolute zero. At this point, the nations that are locked into this 'song' will disintegrate. The Euro system is getting close to this point. The American system may be closer. That the American system is closer is indicated by its escalating insanity that has put thermonuclear war on the front burner, with almost no one standing up to block the insanity.
Indeed, how could anyone hope to block nuclear war from occurring, without first scrapping the backwards-death system with real economics, with the platform of Forward Economics, beginning with oneself, in the mind.
The force of terrorism is presently being deployed on an ever-wider front to discourage every attempt in society to scrap the backwards oriented system of grand thievery. The London Song incorporates terrorism as possibly its final stand. The London Center is the organizational center of world terrorism, run by a network of associated governments, agents, and enforcers.
(20 The London Song )
** The London Song
The London Song is the song orchestrated by the masters of 'The City of Thieves' at the center of the city of London in England.
** The system of Empire
This city of thieves is simply called, 'The City' to obscure its real nature.
(21 The Mecca of Adam Smith )
The 'City' has established itself as the central hub around which congregate all financial thieves of the world as if it was the Mecca of Adam Smith.
The 'City' claims itself to be a sovereign entity subject to no one, to no law, to no nation, and to no government but its own. It occupies a square mile of land within the City of London in England, and by claiming to be a sovereign entity itself, it is in effect a foreign country within the city.
* 'The City' of Empire
The claim of sovereignty has a long root in history, and not without an impelling reason, because this single square mile that is a sovereign 'country' in itself, is home to the historically 'foulest' money grabbing orgy in the world, if one can call it that, and of all times. All the filth, the thievery, the colossal financial fraud that became spread around the world from this hub under the mantle of its empire-globalism, and of late its extreme environmental terrorism, is centered there in the 'City' that is a country that stands as a model by which the thieves are protected.
In modern time, the historically modeled forces in 'The City' have been the driving forces that demanded the great banking-bailout swindle that began in the fall of 2008 in the USA. The swindle was designed to keep the crumbling financial empire of 'The City' alive that had been wrecking the very world that it is feeding on, which thereby had been wrecking itself.
* Backwards Economics is a mistake, nothing more: In religion, a mistake is called Sin. In science, a mistake is called Misperception. In politics, the equivalent is called Empire
America had been chosen by the masters of 'The City' to carry the ball in 2008, for the simple reason that America had still 'too much' life left in it, which qualified it to to be the hand that rescued the London World. Most of the bailout floods of American money went to outside the country to prop up the London World in the futile attempt to save itself, as a dead horse, by dousing it with fresh blood, with the blood of America. The bailout swindle continues along this line to the present day. The tragedy of Greece is a living example of it, which may not be alive much longer.
(22 Money is the power of empire )
The 'City'-song is, that money is the power of empire. With its financial scene, however, becoming increasingly hollow, there remains nothing really still standing except a shiny fake facade that is concealing the desperate emptiness inside it..
The Song of the City now includes evermore verses of fear and frustration. With these verses the London Song becomes increasingly a Malthusian song, sung by the network of the factions of empire. When the financial-power song becomes too untenable to be conceivable, the old Malthusian song becomes reved up almost automatically, to become dominant with genocide, wars, and chaos, that together ravish the world in order to prevent mankind from singing its own song again, its renaissance song.
The modern London Song is the original song of the system of empire. It is the song of lies that glorifies backward-oriented economics and its emptiness that can no longer be hidden, with it being self-defeating and self-collapsing.
(23 A Revealing Comparison )
** A Revealing Comparison
The distinction between forward-oriented economics, and backward-oriented economics, is sharp in contrast and is as dramatic as night is from day.
The difference simple. It is not difficult to understand. The forward process is wealth creating. It is the Human Song of society's lateral relationship with one another.
The backwards process is a vertical process of top-down wealth destroying robbery. That's the London Song, the fascist song, the beastly song that ends with the ever-recycling refrain, "Let the people die!"
In real terms the wealth destruction in backwards-oriented economics is actually vastly greater than one dares to imagine, because the greatest asset that a society has, is itself. Because, when this is destroyed, what have we got left?
(24 A society's greatest asset )
A society's greatest asset is its creative and productive capacity as human beings, expressed in scientific and technological progress. If this asset that humanity has in itself, is being blocked from within, as is presently the case on a wide front, then, far more is lost than merely physical wealth, because the dynamics itself, then, becomes shattered on which civilization, its rebuilding, and its future rests.
Inversely, in the forward-oriented economic process, great care is incorporated into the process to develop the asset that humanity itself is, by developing it, and by developing its power, such as with quality housing, education, health care, efficient transportation, nourishing food, uplifting culture, music, songs, literature, science, art, and so on.
Forward-oriented economics is a lateral process of economics that uplifts the entire world scene as a matter of principle. Backwards-oriented economics, in contrast, is a vertical process of top-down forced degradation of the human scene. The entire Euro Zone has been forced, by contract, into a death spiral towards its total collapse under the backwards economic process of grand thievery and devastation that the Euro Zone became bound to.
(25 Our Hope for Times to Come )
** Our Hope for Times to Come
The forward-oriented economic platform offers the only hope that humanity has for its survival on this planet in the coming Ice Age World in 30 years. No other platform can make it possible for humanity to meet its obligation to build the needed infrastructures for the relocation of the nations of Europe, Canada, Russia, and parts of Asia, India, and the USA, into the tropics before the Next Ice Age begins in the 2050s that renders their territory uninhabitable, or at the very least, useless for agriculture.
(26 The Next Ice Age will likely be upon us )
Monumental evidence exists that the Next Ice Age will likely be upon us in the 2050s, and that it will begin rapidly with a largely inactive Sun whereby the habitable zone on Earth becomes dramatically shrunk to a narrow band centered on the equator
(27 The building of 6000 new cities )
The building of the infrastructures for the continued living of the current world population of seven billion people, would include the building of 6000 new cities for a million people each, and the placing of agriculture afloat across the tropical seas, together with floating cities and supporting industries and transportation networks. And all this will need to be completed in 30 years.
Wile it is totally possible to build the needed gigantic infrastructures in the 30 years we have still remaining till the Next Ice Age begins, the question needs to be asked, will we do it?
(28 Contrary to general perception )
Totally contrary to general perception that is taught in the schools, the Next Ice Age will begin sharply, and radically, with the Sun going inactive for most of the glacial season. Contrary to general perception, it is not physically possible for the beginning of the Next Ice Age to occur slowly over decades, centuries, or millennia as is widely believed. Monumental evidence exists that the transition will be swift and extremely dramatic in its effects.
(29 With forward-oriented economics )
But what of it? With forward-oriented economics we have it in our hands to prepare our world in advance with new infrastructures that will meet the scientifically anticipated future need.
(30 Without forward economics accepted in the mind )
Only when we remain stuck in the trap of backwards-oriented economics, will we remain blind to the clearly unfolding reality, because, without forward economics accepted in the mind as a demonstrated reality, we won't have the basis established to consider building the needed vast new infrastructures for living in an Ice Age World, such as building thousands of floating cities among millions of square miles of floating agriculture, which we all need in 30 years to be able to continue to live on the earth under a dimmer Sun.
(31 America with the Glass Steagall legislation )
Society can't consider the task under present conditions, because, frankly put, the task to prepare our world is unimaginable on the backwards-oriented platform of empire economics that is the current platform, so that society simply won't see the largest transformation of our planet in all recorded history, that has already begun.
This means that nothing will be considered to enable our future existence, without society coming home to its already long-established forward-oriented economic platform that is the only tested platform that enables the needed infrastructures to be built, and enables with it a vastly richer new world to be built along side of it.
Of course this means that the forward-oriented economic platform must be protected against the wrecking ball of the London Songs by shutting its entire system down, as its branch office, Wall Street, had once been shut down in America with the Glass Steagall legislation, that still remains standing in the background to be re-applied and to be implemented worldwide.
(32 Why should we fail? )
This also means that the inevitable death of humanity, either by nuclear war, which is a certainty on the present track, or by the inevitable loss of civilization during the next glaciation cycle when society trundles into it without the preparations for it, has a common root as consequences of backwards oriented economics that can be easily reversed.
If the forward-oriented economic platform is not set up and is protected against the wrecking ball of the London Songs, the near extinction of humanity becomes very much assured.
But why should we fail? Should we fail, because we have failed in the past?.
What about the great miracles that we had once achieved in the past? We have achieved wonders on this front against incredible odds.
(33 Historic Examples )
** Historic Examples
One could name many examples when forward-oriented economics have created Economic Miracles out of a desperate scene where little hope was on the horizon.
The German economic miracle, for example was created on the forward oriented economic platform. The destruction of the war left hunger in the wake, and a lack of basic necessities, such as heating fuels.
At the end of World War II, the 1947 American Marshall Plan for the recovery of Europe had provided a 13 billion dollar aid package for Europe over four years. Germany was allocated 11% of it. The given minuscule amount in dollars was never actually expended. It was merely kept in reserve as a psychological backing for Germany creating its own credit system with which the nation was rebuilt. The success became known as an Economic Miracle.
(34 The German Economic Miracle was overturned )
However, the German Economic Miracle was overturned again with the London Song. The overturning began sharply in 1989 when the Berlin dividing wall fell that had contained the Communist sector and its own songs of folly. The price that was demanded from London as a condition for reunification, and was imposed on Germany, was Germany's submission to the London Song that became the Euro Song, which became the song of an economic prison where no one is free.
(35 Alfred Herrhausen, was assassinated )
Less than three weeks after the Berlin Wall came down, the German banker and Chairman of Deutsche Bank, Alfred Herrhausen, was assassinated. He had served as a member of the bank's board of directors from the bank's inception on, in 1971, to promote world trade with Germany's industrial products on a track towards world development. The potentially explosive world development objective was not allowed under the London Song.
The London-World's response to shut the process down was organized immediately, the same year, 1971, when the German world trade bank had been established. In the very same year a terrorist cell was set up in Germany that promptly carried out the assassination of Herrhousen three weeks after the wall had been torn down. The envisioned economic development plans were scrapped.
With the man eliminated, and with Germany capitulated to London, the backwards-oriented London Song was imposed onto Germany without recourse, that was committed to destroy its future. As a consequence, the German economic miracle has been gradually demolished, as required by the London Song.
Another example is the USA itself.
(36 The Great Depression had been overturned )
During the years of the Franklin Roosevelt Administration the economic death of the Great Depression had been overturned on the platform of forward-oriented economics, and turned into an American Economic Miracle that made the USA the strongest economic engine in the world. For this transformation of America, the credit principle was applied through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation that already existed, which simply became utilized for the credit-principle purpose.
(37 The Glass Steagall bank control legislation in 1933 )
In conjunction with the Federal Credit financing, the Franklin Roosevelt administration also pioneered the Glass Steagall bank control legislation in 1933, that outlawed to a large degree the deadly process of backwards-oriented economics that is inherently a process of thievery. He literally did shut the London Song down in America with the Glass Steagall legislation, which took an onslaught of 66 years and over 200 million dollars in bribery to get the protection of America against the London Song repealed, which happened in 1999.
When Roosevelt died, the credit principle was gradually overturned. The forward-oriented credit platform was let go. Backwards oriented platforms became implemented again, step by step by step, till in 1999 the last legal barrier against backwards economics, was repealed.
(38 Terror became the New World Order )
From this day on, in 1999, the London Song's backwards economics became king again in America. The age of the terror orgies began a year later, in 2001.
Terror build on lies became the basis for the New World Order.
Seven years after the terror started, the great bailout swindle-circus began that was itself driven by the terror of lies, centered on the too-big-to-fail doctrine.
The swindle began in America in which the thievery banking system - which was still called an economic system then - heaped 50 trillion dollars in debt burdens onto the American society, against the background of the destruction of large segments of the nation's industries. The song was, the age of prosperity is over, let the people die.
(39 The Glass Steagall law in the USA )
The Glass Steagall law in the USA, that had enabled America's economic miracle, was overturned with the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, that became enacted on November 12, 1999, just a few days after President Bush had been elected, who promptly presided over the economic destruction of America and over the grand terror and horrible wars that immediately followed. Both the terror and the wars are still continued by the follow-up President who received his London Songbook at his inaugural G20 coronation. He cherished the London Songs and their refrain, "Let the people die." Now, after 15 years of the two London-Song master-singers having occupied the White House, the USA lies in shambles. Many of its industries are destroyed. The nation is loaded with unpayable debt, while the name America is hated in the world, and nuclear war now hovers near on the horizon, nearer than ever before.
(40 Where do we go from here? )
** Where do we go from here?
We can go back to reality and sing the Lateral Song again. Forward-oriented economics is an expression of the lateral platform of humanity standing side by side in fulfilling the common aims of mankind for life, liberty, happiness, prosperity, and progressive development.
The London Songbook of vertical songs that end in the refrain "let the people die," can be ripped up. The entire London agenda of backwards economics can be ripped up. After all, a song is just a song. Ripping up the London Song had once been a tradition for America, with which it gave itself the right to exist. This tradition can be easily extended to all nations in the world, extending to all the right to live, to happiness, liberty, and economic development with all the liberties that universal humanity includes. The London Song terror songs that don't fit into the human landscape can be scrapped.
A new platform for singing can be written - a science-based Platform of Lateral Songs that express the beauty of our humanity, the power of the human genius, and the liberty of the human soul.
The universe itself is a lateral song with all aspects of it existing side by side in one majestic interplay.
It shouldn't be hard to replace the old inhuman songs that should never have been sung, with the songbook of Lateral Songs for which a songbook isn't really needed as the Lateral Songs are native in the heart.
This is how the greatest economic and strategic crisis in the history of the world, which is now upon us, can be solved and turned into an era of joy.
(41 From my novel, Endless Horizon )
** The need for an Appendix
In the appendix portion of this video the theoretical aspects that have been discussed, are given more tangible expressions in dialogs and stories from my novel, Endless Horizon.
(42 Appendix 1 - The Thing )
** Appendix 1 - The Thing .
I had a dream. It is rare that I dream so intensively that I awake with tears, and more so that I remember the details long past the moment of awakening. This dream was such an exception. It seemed as if a year's worth of dreaming had been all rolled into one. I remembered everything as clearly as if it really had happened, though I wished I hadn't. I wouldn't have had to deal with the strange vision then. . .
(43 Appendix 2 - What is happening? )
** Appendix 2 - What is happening?
Fred's response was a burst of laughter. "Your question is focused backwards," he said. "The fact is, nothing is happening. Nothing is happening anymore anywhere in the world.
(44 Introspect )
Are we scared enough yet that we will start to fight as the great pioneers had once fought?
(45 Continuation )
"Fred had missed something in his long-winded summary of American history, a few days ago," Sylvia interjected. "This history is not really a history of war against empire. It is more correctly a part of the dawning awareness in mankind of the lateral platform of the Universe and civilization.
(46 Appendix 3 - The End of the Delusion )
** Appendix 3 - The End of the Delusion
The great collapse of civilization that many had long expected, and others had refused to believe would ever be possible, began on a Tuesday at noon.
(47 Introspect )
The near infinite inflation of financial values in the western world with nothing to back it up has created a financial bubble in the West, filled with nothing but hot air; a bubble so big, that it now dwarfs the entire world economy.
(48 Appendix 5 - Ripping up the Agenda )
** Appendix 5 - Ripping up the Agenda
I knew that Antonovna hadn't come. A gentleman from the Russian delegation, who still recognized me after all those years, gave me a letter from her. He gave it to me right after the conference had opened. . .
"Dear Peter," Anton wrote, "I think it is unwise for me to come to the conference at the present time. Please forgive me; you were probably looking forward to meeting me there. The subject I'm working on isn't fully developed yet. It is still too new for me to expound it in a lecture. It could be misinterpreted, and then become counter productive. . .
"Also, there is another problem, Pete. I have this question in my mind, of whether an institution like the U.N. can ever be a fit sponsor for a conference on peace and development. Until now, the U.N. has sponsored only death and destruction. The U.N. probably murdered many times more people than Adolf Hitler had murdered.