Category Archives: Political Comment

Lessons From India’s Successful One-Year Anti-Farm Law Protests

A huge convoy of vehicles camping out in the capital and other major cities to protest in action what was imposed without democratic consent; thousands of men and women from all walks of life giving up their day jobs to follow the convoys, determined to help out in any way they could; mainstream media and governments demonizing and demeaning the protestors, painting them ignorant, led by outsiders – impossible they could be doing all this by themselves…

Governments stubbornly refused to recognize that where significant dissent exists, government must be a process of compromise, not imposed – “the majority” can also be a tyranny.

India’s Farmers End Anti-Farm Law Protests after a year...

Sound familiar? Yes, but this was not the Canadian Freedom Convoy of truckers protesting vaccine mandates and other issues in Canadian politics. This happened in a huge democracy, far, far away…

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Ancient Strategic Thought Behind China’s New Silk Road

Successful China may be, with a foreign policy which has spread its power around the globe; but China’s New Silk Road Vision is no celebration of the ancient land and sea routes linking East and West in a grand exchange of goods, innovations and philosophies.

Instead, it perfectly illustrates how China continues to carefully and successfully use its unique forms of strategic thought to navigate in military, economic and political spheres of a world in which it is now supremely at home.

Comparative Strategic Culture and the Use Of Force, Space and Time In International Relations: Chinese Foreign Policy As Protracted War

My Master’s thesis was written in 1992 and time has shown it to be as relevant now as it was then. You can visit the link above and view/download in PDF at the University of Victoria lnk above.

At that time, I made the point that Mao’s strategic thought, rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy only slightly updated in Leninism-Marxism, was the key to China’s military and economic success.

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Dreaming Aquarius In Dark Times * Are We Living in the Kali Yuga?

As I update this older post, the war in Ukraine has cast a great dark shadow over the wrold. Yes, there have been, and continue to be, other wars, to test our faith in humanity’s progress since the end of the Cold War.

Yet this one – the new Hitler-style eruption of Putin’s Russia – strikes deep within the core of what we had believed was western civilization and its tarnished but still hopeful commitment to freedom, human rights, the rule of law, and the protection and nurturing of identities – national and personal.

For here we are…in truly dark times not seen since World War 2. What happened to the Age of Aquarius? Or are we just discovering its true features now, when all the sentimental songs and slogans have faded, mere memories of an aging generation?

Before this Age of Aquarius passes, it is my prediction – as prophecy and political science  –  that western civilization is on the verge of collapse – that peoples of the West will find themselves experiencing the karma of the West under a Kali Yuga Age of Aquarius. They too will be  caught up in weakened, corrupt, inept and increasingly authoritarian governments; they will see food shortages; mass migrations to escape conflict and climate change will uproot the many, not to mention grass roots violence and the formation of new, unstable, unpredictable communities.

And if my dreams are prophetic, as I reluctantly believe they might be, then it is not too extreme to suggest that the threat of nuclear holocaust will become grim reality…

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Putin Fears Neither Nazis Nor NATO But Eurasia’s Demographics and China’s New Silk Road

Putin is using anti-NATO, anti-Nazi rhetoric to conceal the real threats he faces to a new Russian empire. This is propaganda he promotes because it encourages a narrative which the West and its own dissidents have already bought into.  Above all, it diverts attention away from two very real concerns and what appears to be the call of destiny, all three of which Putin downplays:

The Scope of China’s New Silk Road

Eurasia’s demographic challenge to a Slavic Russian Christian state, the call of a Mother Russia destined to restore an ancient order dating back to the Atlanteans, and the expanding power and influence of China into Eurasia, prize of the coming century, and site of a new world order centered in a Greater Eurasia from which the West would be all but excluded.

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Ukraine Destiny * Birth Chart of Volodymyr Zelenskyy

In this post, I am going to look at the birth chart of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the current president and hero of Ukraine.  There are some remarkable features here, and we can see why Zelenskyy is truly a man of destiny, called to serve at a time in history with which his karma and character seem so remarkably aligned.

Birth Chart of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Aquarius Sun in Eighth House, Gemini Rising, Moon In Leo – Note Venus Conjunct Zelensky’s Sun – his wife’s Sun is in Aquarius too!

The Eighth House * Power, Destiny, Death and Rebirth

Perhaps the most important feature of Zelenskyy’s birth chart is that his birth date of January 25, 1978 places his Sun in Aquarius conjunct Venus in Aquarius and both planets are in the power-oriented Eighth House.  In the Natural Zodia the Eighth House is rule by the Sign of Scorpio with its ruling planet Pluto.  This House is secretive, and its dealings may well defy convention, cross the lines into societal taboos.

It is often called the House of Death, and very much a focus of older schools fo astrology for that reason.   Not surprisingly – Zelenskyy’s destiny thus seems to have placed him within the realm of a possible early “untimely” death. This, of course, is not yet known…More on the subject of Zelenskyy’s safety below.

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