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A-ha! Ahahaha!…..

January 26, 2011


Had a big aha moment while reading an article on ZeroHedge about US debt sales. Pretty shocking…every day, every hour, around the world, debt is being sold by the billions….hundreds of billions. Short term paper, medium paper, long term paper, overnight paper…

The grease, the lifeblood is debt….. A comment I thought worth sharing…

As I’ve read Zh over the past 9 months or so, the daily reporting of debt sales finally started to kick in.

See this and freak out and then come back… I did

That is it. The madness, visualized, real. See small business assets and corporate assets shrinking in value, fast…. the writing on the wall, clear as day!

This is how the world runs. This is how the debt fueled world runs/burns. Always living in tomorrow, next year, 10 years out. Knows that fiat is always inflating, deflation is always a temperory correction, so always inflating. IRR/NPV…. would drive both lender and borrower crazy. Perpetual cognitive dissonance on both sides.

Totally nuts!

The Supply Side World of finance and industry has destruction built into it’s fabric. No other way it can survive, because there is NO such thing as infinite growth.

Feels like an AHA moment!

Thanks Zh and all you awesome commentators…


In the demand side of this equation, you live in the now. Ripe fruit is ready to pluck, it has no real future value except rot and return to the cycle. Harvesting is as in the moment as it gets. A genuine and required phase shift from plant to food realms.

But the supply side, with debt as it’s fuel (no surprise too that in this fractal world, oil, debt’s industrial cousin, burns whatever it touches (except pure crude, which is supposed to have amazing healing properties), leaves it’s engine exhausted, literally and figuratively)) needs to always be consuming more tomorrow than it did today. It fuels the population explosion, it fuels conflict, with nature, with each other, for space, food, control….

The current, supply-side paradigm is life negative. this is why we see so much life negativity around us. A descending spiral.

I feel like another film lifted from before my eyes.

And I’m happy to be a pioneer in the demand side world that has to emerge. It’s just a big swing of the pendulum…. we have more growing to do. Quickly as the cycle tightens into the singularity.

Look around, with deep awareness and a truth meter honed because it is critical. Vivek, a fine sense of discrimination… It’s why you are reading this…. if you wish to deny, then deny everything. It’ll get you to the same place. We are where we are, as a species because we chose a life-negative, explosive, consumptive path somewhere in our not so recent history.

And the pendulum is reaching the top. In this fractal world, match the effects. Kinetic energy coiling back into potential energy. All energy is saved spirally in nature.

Kinetic going to potential. Stillness. Between top and down swing, a infinitesimal pause, but a pause for sure. A total change in direction. Then Potential uncoiling into Kinetic.

So we should prepare for a tightening, a stop and a reversal. In every facet and dimension of our lives.

Count on it. You can prepare accordingly.



18 Comments leave one →
  1. lone ranger permalink
    January 27, 2011 4:31 pm

    G O T Vivek, ORI?

  2. Stephen Baze permalink
    January 27, 2011 6:37 pm

    I read your comments on ZH and have gone to your blog in interest. For most who live here in US, they have no idea what is really happening as they are only concerned with their next trinket or tattoo or who is texting them or vise versa, or what is up with some hollywood type or TV show? Few even have a clue there is more to life than what I mention nor do they care about the raping of themselves or their children, (in some ways literally in our legal system). The so-called shining light of hope is fading and being raped and noone stops to help or even acknowledge the screams of the victims. Zero Hedge is perhaps the last bastion of “QUESTION AUTHORITY” left in US that exposes the economic/financial raping and all it’s ugly underbelly for all to see. Thank God for that. There is no doubt in my mind some thing is going to break down big time very soon and I am certain it does have something to do with 2012 but not sure how /why /what ? I enjoy your writings and like your naturalistic background underlying thesis on life. I am of the same mind set and meditate a lot, sometimes for days, but very often in prayer. It is the only thing that makes any sense these days to gain any real understanding and direction/focus/guidance/peace of mind. I rarely post @ZH. Prefer to remain some what outside the fray and out of egos grasp. Be well and keep up the good work! Goober

    • January 28, 2011 8:44 am

      Thanks for writing in Stephen. Appreciate the appreciation and glad what I have to say resonates.
      And you are blessed to have the time and space to mediate and pray. Excellent pursuits in these de-centering times.
      Share away as you feel called, especially with your experiences with finding stillness.

  3. Srinivasa Sunchu permalink
    January 27, 2011 11:31 pm

    Dear Itinerant traveler on the road of life,

    I gather from your postings on various sites like ZH and The Daily Bell, that you are a desi from Bay Area back in desh. Just curious on your take or any intel you have from the grounds there about the progress of corp fascism creeping in there. Think of Indra Nooyi and similar MNCs into the meddlings there. Agree with your observations that India being a kleptocratic thugocracy in the anglo-american sense but i feel its still better than corpotcracy that happens in the West where Janta does not even know they are being robbed. Theres also a spiritual side to this which I will belabor later.


    • January 28, 2011 6:04 am

      Spot on detective work Srini. You have my geographical location pegged. Bengaluru via the US of A, many years there.
      Indra is just a part of the “Let’s make Indian’s think they are great by giving them….let’s see… beauty awards, oscars, grammys, leadership posts in MNC’s, nooyi, pandit et. al., visit them often, get Pam on Big Boss….”, it’s pretty obvious to all concerned what is going on eh? Front and center.
      But TeeVee is a heck of a drug eh?
      Thanks for the link above and where are you?

      • Srinivasa Sunchu permalink
        January 28, 2011 5:28 pm


        My coods are behind Apple HQ (literally!). I do not think that she is benign as she appears. She is either being coopted or already is. See this picture where she is playing with the Anaconda!

        • January 29, 2011 4:18 am

          Good to know Srini. My old hangout, the Yay area. I lived in the notrth bay (San Rafael) amongst the pixies and the gnomes. Awesome! Move there if you can. 🙂 Whole other world. The commute will be worth it.
          And that picture, what is she doing with him of all people? Not good, not good at all.

  4. DW in Tahoe permalink
    January 28, 2011 12:16 am

    “Kinetic going to potential. Stillness. Between top and down swing, a infinitesimal pause, but a pause for sure. A total change in direction. Then Potential uncoiling into Kinetic.”

    Excellent analogy.

    The first thing I thought about being a life long golfer is that it describes a golf swing to perfection.

    I also had a thought that God is getting ready on the first tee but the ball he will be using is “earth”…

    Love to all,

    DW in the Tahoe National Forest

    • January 28, 2011 3:33 am

      Nice DW. As a life-long golfer, I saw the same thing too.
      Golf is such an analogy for life in general. And in particular too, if you really get down to it, eh?
      Thanks for writing in.

  5. Bigendian permalink
    January 28, 2011 3:35 am

    Reading too much of ZH is injurious to mental health. They are peddling economic stats porn. You are going go numb and insensitive very soon. I dare you to quit ZH porn.

    Fella desi.

    • January 28, 2011 3:43 am

      😉 I raise the bet and reverse it. Mirror mirror on the wall…..who is going to quit first of all?
      Maybe the Kill switch will do us all in?

  6. Vee Wong permalink
    January 28, 2011 4:24 am

    MORT gage, IN surance, REIN surance, SHEEP le

    CONsume, RE produce, CULT ure, eCON onmic, LIES

    DE bt, NET gative, DE ath.

    RE coil, RE set, RE new al… New all. Tee Hee.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tom S permalink
    January 28, 2011 8:29 am


    • January 30, 2011 8:35 am

      Tipping point indeed. And fitting, if it catches, originating from Egypt, where it all began this go-around.

  8. April 6, 2014 1:37 am

    So, this was written in 2011. It’s now 5 April 2014, and we’ve not yet melted down to a fiscal singularity. But China has outstripped the USA in ‘World’s Most Powerful Nation’ status, as ZeroHedge informs us (linked from Drudge; then from your link in comments to this old post).

    I said years ago that our economic system, necessarily based on growth and unlimited resources, was unsustainable. We’re 17 Trillion in debt and counting; sooner than later our payments due on the interest will outstrip our capacity to repay, and we’ll forfeit. But that debt, like our currency, is ‘fiat debt’; imaginary debt if you will, not covered by real assets. Unless you see China coming and seizing California as partial payment? (Hey, come to think of it, that might be doable, as long as China keeps the Leftists who make up the majority of California’s sad inhabitants!).

    The other side of our sustainability issue not fiat, but real: resources. We’re pushing up against what’s easily recoverable in oil, with no alternatives worth speaking of. We consume 18M bbls oil/day while producing only 10M. That oil, once gone, won’t be replenished by our planet for millions of human-free years. Our kids will need some of that remaining oil, and their kid’s kids, to make plastics and a myriad of other necessary materials; we burn it like it was as easily replaced as water. Peak oil is past us; we’re gorging on the dregs when we should be sipping.

    So, worry less about fiat debt. Look to a more real obstacle facing us: oil, or the lack of it.


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