We can “make time” for a project, but we cannot “create time” since it is a straight, progressive and mathematical measurement, not a manufactured product. In this connection, there is no such thing as the “present” or “now”. It just passed you by. There is only the past and the future time frames.
We also cannot change the past. If that were possible, it would result in a change of future outcomes. Of course, if one is living in space, time may be relative or be distorted by black holes in the universe. On this planet, we have to deal with time using our own down to earth reference points.
As a result, the regrettable past is behind us, the present is nowhere to be found and the future is uncertain. What to do? Shall we buy time?
Time is not a commodity one can buy any more than one can buy time to breathe.
In the financial games arena, the government can postpone hard decisions from the past to some point of time into the future. Unfortunately, they have built a pyramid of procrastination which eventually will fail.
Their “pastimes” (pun intended) will literally fail in future times. This is guaranteed, even with postponements, because over time:
- Delaying tactics always reach their limit
- Ponzi schemes never work
- Confidence in the system will pass a point of no return
One can temporarily rearrange the monetary deck chairs, try to bail out the frigid financial water and attempt to plug the holes in the hull but ultimately and regrettably, this financial boat will sink.
In my view, confidence in the system is the critical link.
Balance of Time
In the natural world, even with free will, we must live in harmony and be in balance with natural time, value and mathematical constraints. The current unnatural order of debt and financial shenanigans will be resolved back into an equilibrium state in a future time with great certainty.
It first involves the steps of recognition followed by resolution and then financial redemption. The process involves a considerable amount of market price change, time and distance to accomplish.
This is quite similar to traveling to the junkyard with an old car which involves the primary elements of:
- Price (or cost) to get there
- Time to get there
- Distance traveled to get there
This is all based on my PTD formula noted elsewhere on this site.
In financial market trading, prices will discount these future monetary events in advance by way of the bond markets, currencies and commodities so these areas bear watching.
Time Will Tell
How long the fiscal insanity continues to be ignored cannot be mathematically predicted with any certainty at this time. Which strand of straw breaks the camel’s back is also unknown.
The past is our guide to the future. Based on human nature which tends to postpone decisions until they become visible and on historical precedent of similar situations in the past, this much is clear. It will probably occur initially in increments of increasing intensity to:
- Lessen the pain on the peasants
- Maintain control
- Demonstrate “financial progress”
Those tactics will ultimately fail but only the passage time will tell us precisely.