Plotting the Course of The Zeitgeist

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Plotting the Course of The Zeitgeist

If we look around we see not where we are, but the obvious signs of where we were.

Where we are now will be revealed soon, but it is not clear, not transparent as yet.

The markets, in which we invest, trade, and our assets are priced are not predicated upon the now.

Nor are the markest priced based upon the near future either. You see - the obvious changes are priced in already.

What is not priced in are :

- unexpected and sudden changes that become "revealed", but insiders were acting to price them in already, in advance of the general market

- the ongoing process of "crystallization of the course of the zeitgeist".

What I mean by the second is this: the movers and manipulators are motivating the crowd. They seek advantage for themselves from this. eg When Edward Bernays paid women to flout their cigarettes, and call them, "torches of freedom", and paid shill media to cover those comments with articles, headlines, photographs of the pretty actresses, generations of women were motivated to begin smoking, something previously considered a dirty habit.

History took a turn as a result. Money flowed from women, towards tobacco corporations. Health services suffered costs and lives were shortened. The PRopaganda, PR (public relations moniker) business took a leap forwards. Money moved and some people paid with cash, savings, happiness, eventually oftentimes with their life.

So what did Bernays do? He shifted the course of the zeitgeist in a small way for the benefit of a big client.

That is what this forum thread is about. Noting the evolution of changes to the course of the zeitgeist. NOT SIMPLY NOTING THE ZEITGEIST!

Society is like a ship cutting through ice. The ice represents uncertainty of the future. The battlefront for society takes place at the leading edge. The bow of the ship of society. Every time fresh ice breaks, (uncertainty dissolves into transparency) enabling forwards motion of society. The direction may be continuation of what it was before, or it may be modified a little this way, or modify a little that way. Sometimes events accellerate or decellerate. (Changes rapidly vs stability)

The modifications not yet observed by the general market are opportunity. Sometimes it will be short term, other times longer term. Sometimes it will be a false alert intended to create mispricing of an asset by some interested party.

So to kick things off:

Here is some unusually fair legacy media coverage (globalist EU controlled BBC) of old corrupted parties arguing with each other as new democratic parties prepare to replace them. Whether the future will be wonderful or terrible ( and no established power ever left voluntarily or quietly ) these people ( old left, old right, their media ) are making change attractive.

The court was wrong Boris Johnson tells MPs – BBC News
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Fri, Sep 27, 2019 - 12:04pm
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Cynical marketing to SJWs or under SJW control

Time Article:

'A Doll For Everyone': Meet Mattel's Gender-Neutral Doll

https://time.com/5684822/mattel-gender-neutral-doll/

Of course this report about Mattel is coming via a politicized media organ.
So ... should we conside going short Mattel or Time? Which or both?

If they are being cynical this is flavour of the month and they will move on.

But if is a sign they have recruited "inclusively" and diversity hires have got to senior management, then mistakes are beginning and the organization has been changed by the new kind of people within it.

If that's the case the corporation will enter a declining phase due to its being operated for political ends rather than primarily for commercial profit. (Which is a kind of fraud by faux management upon stockholders - more will be seen on that at some time in the future methinks)

Time to place a trendline under price and see if opportunity arises upon the breaking of that trend.

Anyway ... if gender vagueness has entered into childrens toys, and that's pretty mainstream, is that peak androgeny or is there further to go for this public mood swing? I mean when everybody has bought the latest jeans, isn't that the cue for designers to trot out the next (different) version?

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Fri, Sep 27, 2019 - 12:11pm
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That Star Wars Girl thinks they are silly but could sell well ..

That Star Wars Girl thinks they are silly but could sell well . due to being a sort of universal doll that can be dressed up as any popular figure. Hmmm .. the "blank identity" doll that functions as a boy or girl figure. Wouldn't that be ironic if it merely subtracts from sales of other Mattel dolls?

NEW GENDER NEUTRAL BARBIE "FOR EVERYONE"...

I don't know how Anna maintains that energy for so long in the video. :-)

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Tue, Oct 1, 2019 - 12:15pm
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Leftist sentiment changes provoked by farther left journos

Two questions:

What happens when Hollywood realizes its own activists are reducing its revenues?

What happens when the Democrat Party realizes that its own extreme left (dirty ops with plausible denial) wing are so extreme and so crazy that the left wing moderate-centrists are beginning to leave?

Change begins in places that seem strange.

Variety Article:

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/joker-premiere-red-carpet-journalists...

Discussion by ya Boi Zack:

JOKER Director & Hollywood Liberals Are Finally Realizing How Maliciously Deranged SJWs Are
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Wed, Oct 2, 2019 - 1:30pm
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AM you have really

helped me look at the news with a even more jaundiced eye than I had before. Or to put a more positive spin on it, a more dis-associated view. If my emotions get ignited, then I pause and re-read the article or video and examine why my buttons were pushed.

This is an interesting push back on Greta

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-shames-greta-thunberg-and-h...

It is SJW but not hollyweird personalities

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Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - 9:37am
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You still think there hasn't been a change?

If you have been following the subjects I introduced as mass sentiment indicators you wil have already discovered (and I didn't post about it specifically) for yourself that leftist press journalists have been bouncing a narrative around, tossing it to each other and all taking their turn to add chatter to enlarge and "spin it until it became a thing".

Specifically this scuzzy group of race-baiting-crud-stirring-self-styled journos were referring to this week's release of "The Joker"movie, and they were making connections with mass shootings at a previous Batman showing many years ago.

They are creating a dialog and hoping some poor person with mental problems would become motivated.

Yes, they were really doing that. And it got so serious that law enforcement have made public statements about risks. Even state agencies have got drawn in by this media psyop..

Well a genius troll has taken the bait, and then turned this rhetorical weapon 180 degrees, pointed it back at the politically correct media censor-enforcers.

Whoever it is proposed that since The Joker is such a horrible arch villain, that some other horrible thing will be triggered by its release.

What could that horrible thing be?

Watch this video, find out, and have a great laugh at some top class ideologist-media-shill discomfort.

Help make this go mainstream. Get the message out of online culture and into middle peoples' awareness.

It's the best troll of the militant feminist/PC speech/minority protection/ color oppression olympics censorial left wingnut alliance yet.

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Laughing at the ideologists dissolves their power over the middle folks who want no trouble in their life but encourage it thorough conformist inaction.

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"Nature" Journal retracts ocean warming paper used by IPCC

The International Panel for Climate Change published a climate change report a week ago.

Unfortunately for the IPCC a foundational paper underlying its report was retracted. The peer review by climate scientists passed it.

A mathematian, who is not a climate scientist, saw the mistake in their method and called it out. He was proven correct.

Nature retracted it a day after the IPCC report came out.

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IPCC Report | Foundation Retracted
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We are like lemmings.

We are like lemmings.

The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg

http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-...

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@MMK: That was interesting.

I saved it to have a second read later.

I was just on the wokeypeedya page for the Dodo bird.

It's hilarious how they try to minimize the fact that introduced diverse species made the Dodo extinct. They have to say it, but well there's a kind of glossing over and diversionary structure to that part of the text.

Minimization - I call it.

Increased predators is very different from cooperative or symbiotic species. But its a qualifier that the staff at that fine publication don't want to focus on much.

We could open discussions about what the financial sector is? Symbiotic, cooperative, predatory on society? Somehow I don't expect to see a mature discussion about that in the US election race.

But if you do want to know,the research has been done. Up to a "take" of 4% GDP the financial sector is a benefit.Over that, in a similar way to excessive taxes it reduced total GDP.

4% of GDP ...... I see the Fed has extended their support. I don't know the current numbers, but 4% is left behind in the dust a long time ago.

You don't want to know the number. It would depress you.

Never mind, as a consequence of it, change is proceeding nonetheless.

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4% GDP was long long ago

I don't know the number either but it was around 20% several years ago. Now the FED is pumping at a $2-3 trillion annual rate. We seem to be near a major inflection point.

Worldwide climate protests today. Seems the people are becoming aware, yet unlikely they know the changes for this century are already baked in, so to speak.

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Wed, Oct 9, 2019 - 11:21am
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I find this NBA and China story very interesting

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nba-fan-booted-over-hong-kong-sup...

seems similar to NFL issues on taking the knee, I guess the NBA hierarchy just needs to kiss the ring and cash the cheques and all will be ok

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Hat tip to bruinjoe on the Main St part of TFMR

>>> Blizzard sided with China and now they will pay for it

https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/708672#comment-708672

A gamer made a Tweet that he supported Hong Kong. Blizzard took away his prize money and banned him for a year. This news spread through the gaming community and players decided to cancel their accounts. Blizzard blocked them from canceling though. Gamers are going to take out their wrath on Blizzard. Companies are going to find out that supporting China is going to cost them. People are not stupid. Society is waking up to the CCP monster and fighting back. #BoycottBlizzard

https://reclaimthenet.org/blizzard-disables-authentication-user-accounts/

https://twitter.com/Espsilverfire2/status/1182001007976423424

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BoycottBlizzard<<<

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My take: Gamergate continues threatening the system of the day. What did social justice activists think would happen when they deeply annoyed teen - to - twenty-something young single men, who have group loyalty and then insulted them repeatedly in public media organs?

Failure is victory!!!!!!!

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Canadians should watch to the end

Farmer's Around the World Are Getting Screwed. It's Never Going to End, but THIS MIGHT STOP IT!
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Yeah, large farmer protests

Yeah, there are also large farmer protests in several countries (at least Netherlands and France) I believe. Seems like they are really being squeezed. Something missing in a lot of the international media is how the reputation of the RIVM (Institute for Public Health and Environment) has completely been tarnished. Most of the population supports the farmers.

Repelsteeltje's article would be a decent starter.
Google Translate usually does a good job with Dutch.

Interesting how this coincides with the lows possibly being in with regards to food prices. If they drive out farmers now and dictate inefficient policies, with the solar minimum at the door, this could very well become a catastrophy.

Glad I left that place.

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Extinction Rebellion

So it seems the extinction rebellion is gaining traction. Looks like it originates from the UK and is gaining attention internationally. Strange that there was not much sympathy or action as the Marshall Islanders were petitioning the UN. I wonder what woke up all these folk, the activists that is, not the rag tag followers who always like a good protest.

I also wonder if they really know how little we can do. Our biology conspires against us. We have no inherent conception of exponents and only think and act linearly. Our reproductive success in colonizing the planet, displacing other species and mechanizing our food production makes us totally dependent upon oil for production of the calories we eat.

Like lemmings we are overpopulated and like lemmings we will go over the cliff of a population decline one way or another. Homo sapiens indeed, who is kidding whom?

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Is it just me

or was there an just an orchestrated conflict with another Democratic party candidate, so Hillary could run again??

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/i-stand-against-everything-she-repre...

Or maybe I am cynical

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I learned a new word today ...

"baizuo" - courtesy of Black Pigeon Speaks.

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This commentary is linear. I doubt his forecast but respect his warning notes.

However, social cycles arrange reversals along social trends, and end them.

I repeat: Trump, Orban, UKIP, Farage's limited hangout Brexit party, global warmist resistance, fertility damaging "safe" vaccine resistance, et al would not be getting votes/support if a social reversal had not already occurred.

The recognition of this reversal depends upon how much retracement power it demonstrates during the coming six years.

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The house of sjw cards is

The house of sjw cards is falling in Sweden, great news.
Smart and enlightened women are showing up everywhere !

What is really happening in Sweden, Greta?

more and more Swede's have had enough!

Greta is not great anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSH-x6DhfW0

I took the opposite side of the climate bet at work and went against the herd of 33 people, I think I am going to win.

The boat of light&Joy, Malizia II means malice ...

are Donald Trump and Greta on the same team?

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What kind of talent is required

... to take a superhero TV series about a black latex clad woman and make it bomb?

If this seems like a mystery achievement, or somehow the longstanding fanbase for Batwoman have all suddenly lost their liking for women, a quick look at the trailer explains much.

BATWOMAN Trailer #1 NEW (2019) DC Superhero Series HD

Ah so ... well adjusted men and women saw it was not made for them.

And the critic journalists were as lacking in objectivity as we expect these days.

No matter. Audiences are speaking clearly enough to be heard. Eventually.

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Batwoman

I could not get to the 1 minute mark of the trailer. Maybe they could get her to fight climate change?

In other news MA is now the second state to sue oil co's over climate change. Well why not, they have deep pockets, at least for now.

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SteveW wrote:

SteveW wrote:

... MA is now the second state to sue oil co's over climate change. Well why not, they have deep pockets, at least for now.

When a severely indebted politician or group of politicians want to take money to do good works, it's about getting the money. On another day they may promote a decision to eradicate the debt owners (their creditors) assets for a wonderful and awesome reason. That is, of course, the reason why substantial quantities of debt ownership has been incorporated into the pension funds of the masses.

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