The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Hedges, all fired up:

Listen to the words. The anger, resentment, disgust, rage and loathing.

Oh wait, I’m supposed to be talking about Hedges and his speech. Well, he’s in a growing company of Americans that really have had enough of this shit.

I covered the collapse of complex societies years ago – and have patiently waited (at times) for this one too, to collapse.

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Tide Rising

A very welcome (and timely) donation from Charles (France) of $400 was received! Thank you Charles!

I was planning on closing down the blog and shutting off the Internet at the end of this month, but this has made it possible for me to keep the lights on here for a while longer.
Two books were passed into my hands to read, which I’d like to recommend:

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The First Tiny Step Forward – Mandatory Education

Please read this post, I think I’ve finally hit on something – Admin.

Rudy E. Verner: Trump’s immoral climate policies

Morality, philosophers and priests tell us, is concerned with the consequences of individual and collective action. It asks us to consider not only the effects our actions have on those around us, but on those who are distant and do not have voices of their own. Future generations and even today’s children are rightly included in the category of people without real standing when it comes to political affairs. It is up to us to protect their rights and interests, just as our fathers and grandfathers stood up for our right to live in a free society by joining the fight against Nazism in World War II, and the tide of communism in Korea and Vietnam.

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American Anger

First, another thank you to Gina for supporting this blog!

It’s plainly obvious that American anger is on the rise (exponentially it seems). And with good cause. This country is in severe disarray, a situation that is only getting worse.

I’ve not covered the rising tide of anger much, not wanting to contribute to any of the reactionary reponses taking place. But what’s occuring here is impossible for anyone to ignore.

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Civilization Is Not Carbon Neutral and Never Will Be

Human civilization is represented in these pictures from around the world:


Most cities require massive amounts of energy, even at night. These energy sources come from nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, thermal, coal, gas and oil fired power plants, each which is a carbon emitting source contributing to the pollution of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Their structures, the buildings, towers, glass, steel, copper and concrete used in their design and construction is carbon and energy intensive.

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Reboot: Beating My Head Against A Wall

(Written June 23, 2009. It’s not funny how some words remains just as true as when they were first written – it’s an indictment of our irresponsibility and refusal to change – Admin)

Americans…. have chosen the path of “strong” denial. The United States is the leading cause behind many, many wrong-doings throughout the world. Quoting myself, I said: “This blog had focused on a wide variety of these issues, including war, terrorism, torture, pollution, environmental destruction, economic collapse, climate change, peak oil, tyranny, oppression, “big brother”, privacy, capitalism, imperialism, domination, genocide, materialism, consumerism, evaporating freedoms and lost liberties. My goal was to awaken the sleeping sheep of America to their common predicament, and to the root causes of many of these issues.”  Many different bloggers are also still focused on the same issues. And yet despite the billions of words now broadly played across the Internet extolling and exhorting our views, news and opinions of these facts and events, we have singularly failed to actually change what I have come to call the final outcome.

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Filming Animal Crimes = Acts of Terrorism

More unbelievable attacks on conscientious humans who try to expose animal crimes and cruelty:

Factory farms are Dante’s vision of hell on Earth for millions of slaughtered animals (daily).

Over 9 billion animals are killed for food each year. Most suffer very short brutal lives in horrifying conditions before being killed.  Hundreds of millions of Americants religiously march to the supermarket every day to buy cellophane wrapped meat. They have no idea how it got there, or the type of conditions these animals were made to live in.

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WTF? Armed Mercenaries Patrol Wisconsin Forest

This story is truly beyond bizarre.

Forested land in Wisconsin is being contested by protesters and developers who want to build a 4.5 mile long open pit iron mine.

In a allegedly ‘violent confrontation’, a security guard wrestles a camera away from a protestor.

The developer (Gogebic Taconite) then goes bezerk, and hires a private mercenary force with camouflage, face masks and assault rifles to ‘patrol’ the forest and ‘protect’ their interest.  The group is later then caught spying on campers who ‘might have been vandals’.

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Too Many Coincidences

Have you ever wondered why the alternate media is often so wrong?

I’ve spent a lot of time over nearly 25 years reading alternate media “news” on thousands of sites and printed publications. In that time, I’ve come to view much of the alternate media with the same distrust that I reserve for the mainstream media.

I’ve shared with readers before that I don’t subscribe to much of what is reported on any website as being accurate. But this is not to say that the main stream media is accurate either, because it’s clearly not. It’s the reason the alternate media stepped forward, but many of these sites left journalistic standards behind.

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Surveillance Society – Fascist States of Amerika

More news on the Security State fascism: U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

Mr. Pickering was targeted by a longtime surveillance system called mail covers, but that is only a forerunner of a vastly more expansive effort, the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, in which Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.

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