Martin has written that he never said the 309.6 year cycle is a public cycle as opposed to the 51.6 year cycle that he said is a private (conficence in private markets) cycle.
What he did write on his blog is that the 309.6 year cycle is a Republicanism cycle - "It was 1720 that produced both the Mississippi Bubble in France and the South Sea Bubble in England. The crash that developed led to the rise in discontent and the overthrow of monarchy with the rebirth of republic forms of government in the west. It is this wave that should reach its major peak by 2032.95 and that will bring an end to republicanism once again as has been the case." ---
--- Martin pointed out that our representative democratic systems of the west came into existence about 300 years ago. So that is a ruler-ship cycle as opposed to a confidence in government cycle, however democratic institutions express confidence in elected representatives as opposed to confidence in Kings or Emperors and these things are really another form of a Private (Kings/Emperors) vs. Public (elected representatives) so in that sense the 309.6 year cycle is a public cycle. While he did not write that the 309.6 year cycle is a 'public' cycle per se he did write that it is a Republicanism cycle which is certainly related to a public cycle and more than just a climate cycle as he recently wrote it was on his blog - http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/01/29/what-makes-the-world-tick/ Perhaps as he has suggested we can move into more of a direct democracy system/wave after 2032, but that could take time to get functioning as governments are likely headed for bankruptcy first.
--- Here is a link to an excellent interview - The U.S. Monetary System and Descent into Fascism - An Interview with Dr. Edwin Vieira. http://www.silver-prices.net/the-us-monetary-system-and-descent-into-fascism-an-interview-with-dr-edwin-vieira/
"Debt required to finance the government at this point – I think it is now running around 46%. Victor Sperandeo has done some work on hyperinflations and found that apparently once that number gets over around 40-41%, that’s the end.
According to his work, in every big example of hyperinflation since the French Revolution, that number is apparently the tipping point on the rollercoaster. You’ve gone over the top, and now gravity takes over and down you go to the bottom. They can’t stop the thing. So we’re now at 46%, at least it was on the 12th of May, 46%, and it doesn’t seem to me there’s any will or intelligence in Congress to correct this, and it’s not going to be the Federal Reserve that corrects this, it’s going to have to be done legislatively."
Dr. Vieira says that if the American States do not gain back control of the financial system and armed forces from Washington in the next 18 Months (from mid 2011), then the USA is headed towards fascism, a police state with the founding father's framework destroyed.
In a 1999 article Martin Armstrong essentially predicted the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center when he wrote that based on his long cycle work (224 yrs) the USA would be attacked in either September or October 2001 and that this would then be followed by a retaliatory war (which happened in 2003 when President George Bush attacked Iraq, even if it was not where the 9/11 'terrorists' came from). Interesting how the cycle determined behavior of individuals who carried out the attack (some say the attack was an inside job, for example there was explosive residues on some debris, there is one video showing a jet of material coming from the WTC just before the Airplane hit and why was the 3rd undamaged tower deliberately demolished using explosives?) Whether the crime was done by insiders or outsiders to the USA, from a cyclical perspective it appears the perpetrators were fated to do it. An end of Empire phenomena.