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.[...] Read More

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Action Is The Antidote

Two articles that reveal increasing violence as it relates to resources and climate change:

“A sense of despair”: The mental health cost of unchecked climate change

Study on prehistoric violence published

I seriously doubt that the meaning of these reports is being fully grasped. This is a topic that I’ve given a lot of consideration and planning. In my attempted discussions with other people on these points (violence and resource competition), I’ve almost never found anyone else who has really thought this through and how it effects the present and future of civilization.[...] Read More

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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.
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Two books were passed into my hands to read, which I’d like to recommend:[...] Read More

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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.[...] Read More

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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.[...] Read More

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Civilization Is Not Carbon Neutral and Never Will Be

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

cities

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.[...] Read More

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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.[...] Read More

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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.[...] Read More

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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’.[...] Read More

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