National Chief Features

January 15, 2001

We know that nations have Goals. Do they also have Chief Features?

A. National Chief Features, as you would wish to define them, are somewhat predicated upon the tenor of the current administration.¹ [George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20, five days after this was channeled.] For example, this particular country is going from Impatience to Arrogance from our point of view, not necessarily attached to any single fragment but reflective of policies and expectations, and "colored" by the ongoing perception of fragments caught up in the definition of cultural parameters.

Let us also remark that at any time there is a major shift of government in any country, at any time, anywhere, the overall effect is a change of Chief Features. For example, the Chief Feature of Stubbornness, which was active in this country from 1817 to 1850, changed to Impatience from 1850 to 1870, at which point it became Stubbornness from 1870 to 1892, at which point it reverted to Arrogance, which lasted until 1912, then went on once again to Impatience until 1936, at which point it moved back to Arrogance for a decade, went to Self-Deprecation to 1952, moved to Arrogance until 1964, became Impatience until 1972, remained there until 1990, switched to Greed² until 1996, moved back to Arrogance until 2000, and is currently in the process of moving to Stubbornness.
¹May be a pun on Bill Clinton's tenor sax.
²[Fixated on achievement in its widest possible definition.]