First and foremost, I am asking for prayers for Constance. She continues to run a low grade fever which is well into its second week. She believes this to be a reaction after receiving a Covid booster. I know right now she is feeling pretty lousy. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
The Shaping of a New Economic Order
I had planned to write more in-depth about the following articles. Unfortunately time does not permit so I’ll let the articles speak for themselves.
Recently I noticed an article about microchip implants for use for contactless payments. Considering the geopolitical realignment currently underway as well as the competition for who will redefine the existing economic rules-based order, Windows Central’s statement comes more into focus: “who will govern this evolving global community and economy becomes relevant. Especially since nonparticipants in this system would be unable to buy or sell goods or services.”
A digital Bretton Woods or something different? Whichever way it goes I expect this contactless payment system will integrate with a Social Value Rewards System.
Former EU diplomat Alastair Crooke writes that the West’s expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT payment system was “an act of self-mutilation.”
"The current military operation in Ukraine will, in due course, be relegated to the status of little more than a footnote in global history, although the all-out financial war that has erupted in Russia will be instrumental in shaping the coming new world order."
"US hegemony over the so-called “rules-based order” has been much more financial (rather than military). That is, an order imposed by the US threat to 'sanction' any and all offenders with a 'neutron bomb' of US Treasury bills...And on February 26, this system began to die..."
"...They act only on impulse. We know this because both the Fed and the ECB reported that they were not consulted about the confiscation of gold or the expulsion of seven Russian banks from the SWIFT financial clearing system. And they clarified that, if consulted, they would have opposed both movements."
The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies writes the Ukraine war is a prelude to the emergence of a new international order.
“It is important to emphasize that this is not a traditional war, nor a conflict between two states over disputed territory, nor a pre-election propaganda, but a war of an entirely different kind. This war is a first step on the path to establishment of a new order in international relations, that is a new division of spheres of influence at the global level.”
“The developments in Ukraine represent the beginning of the end of the existing world order…Put succinctly, the current developments are a prelude to the emergence of a new international order.”
The EU is flexing its muscle to dissuade China from siding with Russia. Meanwhile Russia and China profess to speak with “one voice.”
All of this is consistent with new age expectations that the forces of the old age would clash and from it would rise the new. But we know that’s not how things pan out.