In recent weeks, Americans’ attention has been turned to the skies following the shootdown of a Chinese spy balloon that flew across the continental United States. In the wake of the event, the U.S. military changed radar settings, and it is now detecting more items in the sky, according to CNN.
The March 2023 issue of The Socionomist pointed to the balloon as another example of growing aggression in China, which has been in a long-term bear market. Meanwhile, the detection of additional items in the sky has fueled new concerns about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and alien invasions.
Perceptions of aliens are shaped by social mood. One example is the Star Trek television series, which first aired at the end of a large-degree, positive-mood trend in the 1960s and lasted through the speculative market peak in 1968. Its essential message was that “all creatures of the universe are a brotherhood,” according to the July 2017 issue of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast.
If negative mood increases, look for worries about UFOs and alien invasions to intensify. Chapter 38 of Socionomic Causality in Politics notes that negatively trending mood generates increasing fear within society. To learn more about social mood’s influence on society, sign up for a Socionomics Membership.
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