Over time eternal
reasonable people have contested
Spiral of anger,
despair can last only so
long before breaking.
MICE culture is
Many of us now burn with
a sense of injustice over the
Time to disrupt the ideal of
a recognizable exchange of organized
culture masquerades as "freedom and
remain silent about addiction,
Zombie like state of
denial in the face of state sponsored terrorist
Satisfaction of the
flesh requires psychopaths in
public avoids experiencing guilt or
Either cherish life and care for it or
... stamp it out ! Every last living thing !
"The most important element of a free society,
where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the
rejection of the
initiation of violence.
All initiation of force is a
violation of someone else's rights,
whether initiated by an
individual or the
Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is
required in self-defense." Congressman Ron Paul
Listing of Notable Deployments and/or Imperialist
Misadventures of US Military Forces Overseas:
the comparative theory of superpower
collapse"If there is one thing that I would
like to claim as my own, it is the comparative theory of superpower collapse.
For now, it remains just a theory, although it is currently being quite
The theory states
the US and
the Soviet Union will collapse for the
same reasons, namely:
shortfall in the production of crude oil, a worsening
deficit, a runaway military
ballooning foreign debt.
I call this particular list
of ingredients "The Superpower Collapse Soup."
I've been working on
this theory since about 1995, when it occurred to me that the
US is retracing the same
trajectory as the USSR.
By the mid-1990s
I started to see
Soviet/American Superpowerdom as a sort of
disease that strives for world dominance but in effect eviscerates its host
country, eventually leaving behind an empty shell.
It is the
asymmetries, the differences between the two superpowers, that I believe to be
When the Soviet system collapsed, many people lost
their jobs, everyone lost their savings, wages and
pensions were held back for
months, their value was wiped out by
there was shortages of food,
consumer goods, there was
a large increase in crime
and violence, and yet Russian society
did not collapse.
Soviet economic system failed to thrive, and
the communist experiment at
constructing a worker's paradise
on Earth was a failure.
As a side effect Soviet economic system
inadvertently achieved a high level of collapse-preparedness.
organizations, especially large organizations, "best practices" offer a good
way to avoid painful episodes of watching colleagues trying to "think outside
the box" whenever they are confronted with a big historical shift.
Here is the key
The old ways of doing
things don't work any more, old assumptions are all invalidated,
conventional goals and
measures of success become irrelevant.
If you thought that the
previous episode of uncontrolled debt expansion
through globalized Ponzi schemes
was silly, then I predict
that you will find this next episode of feckless grasping at macroeconomic
straws even sillier.
Except that it won't be funny.
What is crashing now is our life
and institutions that are keeping us alive.
I don't recommend
passively standing around and watching the show - unless you happen to have a
"In the US, the
agricultural system is heavily industrialized, and relies on inputs such as
fertilizers and pesticides.
system is efficient if you regard fossil fuel energy as free.
a way to transform fossil fuel energy into food with a bit of help from
sunlight, to the tune of 10 calories of fossil fuel energy being embodied in
each calorie that is consumed as food.
The food distribution system
makes heavy use of refrigerated diesel trucks, transforming food over hundreds
of miles to resupply supermarkets.
The food pipeline is long and thin,
and it takes only a
couple of days of interruptions for supermarket shelves to be stripped
Many people live in places that are not within walking
distance of stores, not served by public transportation, and will be cut off
from food sources once they are no longer able to drive.
supermarket chains, much of the nation's nutrition needs are being met by an
assortment of fast "food" joints and convenience stores.
In fact, in
many of the less fashionable parts of cities and towns, fast "food" and
convenience store "food" is all that is available.
In the near future,
this trend is likely to extend to the more prosperous parts of villages and the
Fast "food" outfits such as
McDonalds have more ways to
cut costs, and so may prove a bit more resilient in the face of economic
collapse than supermarket chains, but they are no substitute for
food security, because they
too depend on industrial
Their food inputs, such as
high-fructose corn syrup,
genetically modified foods,
various soy-based fillers, factory-farmed beef, pork and
chicken, are derived from oil and the
petrochemical fertilizer is made
from natural gas.
They may be
able to stay in business
supplying food-that-isn't-really-food, but eventually they will run out of
inputs along with the rest of the supply chain.
Before they do, they
may for a time sell burgers that aren't really burgers, like the bread that
wasn't really bread that the Soviet government distributed in Leningrad during
the Nazi blockade.
It was mostly sawdust, with a bit of rye flour added for flavor.
My grandfather had a donkey while he was living in Tashkent in Central
Asia during World War II.
There was nothing much for the donkey to eat, but, as a member of the
Communist Party, my grandfather had a subscription to Pravda, the Communist
Party newspaper, and
so that's what the donkey ate.
Apparently, donkeys can digest any kind
of cellulose, even when it's loaded with
If I had a donkey, I would
feed it the Wall Street Journal." - Dmitry Orlov 02/14/09
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