Opinion – Abe steals a march on China with South Asia tour | The Japan Times – John Gelmini

English: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at...

English: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As Dr Alf knows the Far Eastern mentality and the Indian mentality thinks in terms of tens of thousands of years.

The CEO of Matsushita when asked what that corporation’s strategy was and what period it covered was able to talk about it for some time before coming up with the term 250 years.

When the Japanese invaded Manchuria, the Chinese military strategy, was to fight for 100 years until the Japanese invaders had been removed.

In India, and much of Asia, people believe in reincarnation, a concept which possibly makes sense if you think of the young Mozart composing great symphonies from the age of four.

The common thread is they all look long term not at the numbers or EBIT data for the month, quarter and year.

They know that everything works in cycles, some of which can be thousands of years in the making, so even though the Japanese and the Chinese despise each other, they know that there has to be a level of coexistence although it may not be equal “Their cannot be two suns in the sky”.

Aligning with those cycles requires a strategy that goes with the flow of existence which of necessity makes it very long term.

Abe of Japan understands that, so does India’s Modi, the South Koreans and the Chinese.
This is why the “meek”(many in old Hebrew), will inherit the earth.

John Gelmini

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Dr Alf asks four questions and the answer to the first one is that we will see a fudge which Mrs Merkel and the EU will each trumpet as a victory but will be QE-lite, plus a bit of bailing in, Cyprus style, for the fat cats of Southern Europe – but not the real plutocrats, who will be given advance warning as happened with the Russian oligarchs in Cyprus as Dr Alf will recall.

Christine Lagarde has already made a speech containing a numerology code which no-one except her intended audience is meant to be able to understand, which deals with this, and other little surprises the Bilderbergers and their fellow travelers have in store for us.

Southern Europe, if it fails to improve, may be put into a different economic framework with looser controls but France will get the most German help, while the others twist in the wind.

Infrastructure may be built but probably with Chinese money, as we are already seeing via Hinckley Point, in Somerset and Bradwell, in Essex, where the Chinese plus Eon(a German utility company), will build the UK’s new nuclear power stations, albeit too late to stop the lights going out this winter.

The young unemployed have already been written off and would do best by learning useful languages and emigrating as many already have done and as my lazy nephew may be forced to do before he gets too much older.

John Gelmini