I don't know about Bruce's leanings, but I suspect that he couldn't explain our evolution if given just 800k. I just thought he would have an informed opinion (that he might wish to share).
No big deal, and that said, the wave you present remains a mystery to me. I would need clearer time anchors and definitions regarding how and when modulations peak and bottom out.
I thought you did a very nice job of showing how the same metrics coincided with the run-up to 2012. You did well to compile the morph in detail, for posterity's sake, as doing so will allow much later readers to appreciate the power and extent of the morph.