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A blog by Leon Oudejans

2020 techlash = 2021 update of the 7 Belief systems?

All over the world, governments are busy expanding their control and/or regulation over major technology companies (eg, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google). Recently, China joined this list by curbing the Ant Group‘s Initial Public Offering (IPO). This made me wonder whether the so-called 2020 techlash requires an update of my 2019 version of the 7 Belief systems.

Before the recent events in China, I viewed this techlash as a fight between belief systems Politics and Technology. My 2019 version of the 7 Belief systems assumes that Politics will lose and that the new Power domain of the 7 Belief systems will consist of: Data-Info (eg, Big Data), Money, and Technology (eg, Big Tech). China already shows this new Power domain.

The Belief system Politics does not exist in China as there is no (voting) choice in China. The essence of Politics is choice. Its absence of choice also applies to the majority of its companies:

“China is home to 109 corporations listed on the Fortune Global 500 – but only 15% of those are privately owned.” (World Economic Forum). Bold markings by LO.

Hence, the Chinese techlash is – most likely – a fight within the belief system Money, in order to increase the power of state-owned companies, and reduce the power of private companies. A fight within the belief system Money may spell trouble ahead considering demographic dimensions.

China has some 1.4 billion people (2019) but its Communist Party only has some 92 million members (2020). The National People’s Congress of China, its highest organ of state power and the national legislature, only has 2,980 members (2018). Source: Wikipedia. Even Christianity in China is assumed to be bigger than communism (eg, CFR, my 2018 blog).

Current Chinese leadership is rapidly making enemies all over the world (TN), including in China (Guardian). This approach ignores The Art of War, written by ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (544-496 BC); see GoodReads for quotes. Uniting your enemies is one of the worst possible tactics (eg, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe).

Three of the seven remaining prophecies of American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) are about China and focus on an awakening, Christianity, and the height of civilization.

“You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” A quote from a 1858 speech by Abraham Lincoln (1809-1854), 16th American president.

The Soul Awakening (1983) by China Crisis
artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.

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