Saturday, May 30, 2009

June 2009 – Considering the Demise of America

Below is an except from this month's MoodCompass:
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The month of June is showing extremely complex social mood patterns, and the issues under consideration this month should be similarly complex. Following what may be some type of extreme event on or before June 3rd, there is a background of general anxiety throughout the month. With both “East” factors high, the global context is of high level meetings, negotiations and diplomacy. The very symbols of the global system, currency and credit, are likely subjects of discussion and reevaluation.

There is a curious configuration appearing in the mood pattern for US society mid month. It signals a sociological event, a paradigm shift related to identity. What does it mean to be an American? The idea of the United States and its place within the world system are considered and evaluated. Questions such as, “Is the United States past its prime? Is it overextended beyond repair?” “Is the US Dollar still a preferred reserve currency?” are all likely topics of discussion. The resolution to these questions will be interesting to watch as it unfolds. It could be one of resignation, or it could lead to a renewed sense of vision for the American people as well as a new urgency to succeed and lead the way to a global recovery.

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  1. Hi dr. Cari,

    I've read your post about the Demise of America. I think that United States and US Dollas are early in their primacy. the world primacy of United States has begun in 1940s and the hypothetical demise will be later. History teach us that England was the "world balancer" for three centuries from 1600 to 1900. And the same for Spanish empire during Renaissance time.
    Although nowadays United States aren't at 100% of its strenght, the prime isn't past.


  2. Hi Giorgio,

    Whether it is actually at its peak or not, I don't know. I hope not. In looking at the social mood patterns for this month, that seems to be something likely to be on people's minds.

    You seem to have a lot of facts at your disposal. Thanks for the interesting comments.

    Be well,
    Dr. Cari