Why Synchronicity Matters
By Beatrice E. Rangel
According to psychotherapist Carl Jung Synchronicity is “ the simultaneous occurrence of events (or coincidences) which apparently have no clear cause but are deeply meaningful.” In our hemisphere synchronicity seems to be announcing profound changes in the body politic and the economic platform. But the signs that change is here to stay do not seem to be perceptible to the hemispheric commanding heights whose leadership continues to act like if we were in the post-Cold War period and the height of the manufacturing economy when economic and political threats to nationhood were identifiable and easily addressable.
Indeed, while the Trump administration heralds that it is in no rush to close a trade agreement with China that will bring the current tariff war to a halt soybean producers in Brasil and Argentina are getting ready to take away procurement contracts currently served by American farmers. By mid-2020 displaced American farmers will most probably review their political preferences even if Uncle Sam buys their crops to feed nations undergoing humanitarian crises. Also, at that point in time the US economy could undergo a mayor correction given the recent fast and fearsome growth of collateralized debt obligations within the US financial portfolio.
In South America president Ivan Duque seems to be sure that Colombia’s economy will be able to absorb the continuing stampede of Venezuelans running away from death by disease famine or crime induced violence. But for the past six months economic sings coming from Colombia point to stagnation except for the exchange stability due to an increase in nontraditional exports such as cocaine . Meanwhile both domestic demand and foreign continue to be rather slack .
As the situation worsens in Venezuela economic growth will demand sizable foreign investments which do not seem to be in the horizon as many funds see risk increasing in Colombia due to the implosion in Venezuela and the relative easiness that radical and violent groups enjoy in using the Venezuelan territory as safe haven from which to attack Colombia. In short, the nature of politics and the driving forces of development in Colombia are severely impacted by the Crisis in Venezuela . This development had been in the making for the last five years without being properly faced by Colombian elites.
In Venezuela the US and the Guaido led opposition fell into a regime trap by means of believing that their talks to part of Maduro’s inner circle would lead to their disowning Maduro. In fact, what was truly happening was that the regime was executing the last phase of a well throughout preservation campaign. This called for the identification of all individuals that were in talks with the opposition. To purge its ranks. Further the government also needed to learn the depth of the exchanges between the Guaido led opposition and the US . The Maduro regime of course won on both these counts.
Had the US and the opposition paid more heed to the events unfolding around Venezuela such as the enhanced extraction of gold and other valuable commodities; the presence of Russian military and the bunkerization of the Cuban leaders entrusted with conducting Venezuela they would perhaps understand that true criminals seldom negotiate, and when they do it is because they have a pistol pointing to their brains. Without any credible threat negotiations with organized crime are just yet another way to furnish coveted privileged information to its masterminds.
Let’s pray that from now on our hemispheric leadership begins to listen and interpret the signs of change to avoid yet another financial crisis and the take over of organized crime through that magnificent operational base that is Venezuela.
Published by LAHT.com on Monday, May 13th, 2019
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