By Mathew Carr
Oct. 1-4, 2021 — My best friend and I were intrigued by this 666 uttered by the U.S. President yesterday.
And demonic references are beginning to trend on Twitter.
Let’s hit this on the head, before it gets out of hand.
Mr Biden was hinting about the timing of when U.S. lawmakers may finalize their massive spending packages — yes, they are a beast — to tweak the US economy.
The ambition on display is, perhaps, even bigger than Europe’s Green Deal back in July.
“Six minutes, six days, or six weeks – we’re going to get it done” he said.
I think six weeks is more likely a reference to the end of the Glasgow climate talks — that’s when the U.S. can finalize its massive slate of economic reforms, because only then will the world know what is the nature of global climate collaboration … or perhaps it will be global climate tension.
The talks are due to take place Oct. 31-Nov. 12 — past experience says they will overrun. (Six weeks from Friday is precisely Nov. 12, btw)
FT front page Oct. 4
“I am fairly confident there’s lots of room for everyone in the tent, and holdouts are playing poker waiting on a better hand. Typical (Senator) Joe Manchin negotiating tactic. Stall, when you aren’t ready,” Tim Williamson, former Obama-administration renewable energy official, tells me. (See context link below)
I like 6 because of it’s importance in China as one of the luckier numbers. See this from Wikipedia:
- In China the number is considered to be lucky and is often displayed in shop windows and neon signs. In China, 666 can mean “everything goes smoothly” (the number six has the same pronunciation as the character 溜, which means “smooth”.
BTW – Oct. 1-7 is the Golden Week holiday in China.
See CarrZee.org story updated yesterday, where we asked — have USA lawmakers punted their decision until after Glasgow?: