Apr 232017
 

If Donald Trump has a dangerous mental illness, according to a group a psychiatrists, what does this say about his supporters?

Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.

“We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness.”

I already know the answer to my question. I’ve been warning about this for many years. There is a large contingent of the American population that is just as deluded, just as paranoid, just as mentally unbalanced as their President is.

But they do not have their fingers on the nuclear button – which makes them only slightly less dangerous. There are checks and balances that are supposed to operate before the President can launch nuclear weapons. But Joe Public is pretty much ‘free’ to do whatever he wants. So if he / she choose to act or believe in irrational things, they can.

What happens when there are enough paranoid and delusional people in a country who then pick another paranoid and delusional candidate for the President? We’re still finding that answer out. So far, not so good. It does look like Trump has sold out already to the neocons, who’s Insatiable Never Ending War Machine requires more blood and guts. They’re keeping America Safe of course. Which is why I carry a gun. If you don’t, you’re not too bright.

The real danger to this country is within. It is the delusional, paranoid, fear-mongering fools that have infected the public spaces. Well, that’s not all the story – we’ve got a lot of delusional, paranoid, fear-mongering fools in government positions too, many in private, secret spaces. Some of them are very powerful fear-mongering, paranoid fools too. We can’t seem to get rid of these vermin.

Over this blogs history, I’ve raised repeated warnings about these delusional idiots. My focus ranged from Presidents to individuals. None of it did any good. Americans have few to no standards that they are willing to adhere to. If it’s cheaper elsewhere, they’ll buy it anyway – doesn’t matter if it was made by slave labor or if the advertisements and claims are all lies. If a politician consistently lies and deceives, it’s okay, just as long as the supporters pet agendas has the appearance of being supported. If an individual is repeatedly proven to be a fraud and a liar, that’s ok too, we like the entertainment ‘factor’ anyway.

Too many people expect too little from their government, their city councils, their retailers, their business associates and even their friends. They’ve given up on ethics. Responsibility and authority have been abdicated in favor of instant gratification and appeasement.

So here it is folks – I’m absolutely sick to death of trying to bring a ‘wake up’ message to a public that doesn’t give a shit about anything – and never will. America is too far gone to salvage. As it turns out, many Americans are unable to accomplish even basic tasks. I find this stunning, because it reveals just how utterly dependent Americans really are. This is a very, very dangerous position to be in.

For many years I’ve written on the topics of climate change with no effect. Before this, it was self-sufficiency, preparation, collapse, war and politics. While I still believe that being prepared is very important, not many other people actually believe this.

Actions betray stated “beliefs”. Words are cheap, easy and free. Actions are not. Actions reveal “who” you really are. They reveal what you truly care about, what your character really is. Are you an upstanding citizen, beholden to the Empire? Do you support the actions and the beliefs of your President? Or are you an individual (versus a trained parrot) that will stand up for what is right, true, ethical and responsible?

We just saw the March for Science. Most of this country want “yawn” and ignored this protest by the educated, experienced and intelligent minds among us. Their credentials and qualifications aren’t respected for what they really are. There is still a lot of very, very stupid people in this country that still claim that all these experts are in “collusion of conspiracy” to convince the world that climate change is occurring. It’s a paranoid, delusional, ill-conceived idiocy. But it’s not going away – in part because the President these morons elected also believes this.

These people are crazy, certifiably insane and they should be examined by mental health experts to determine how dangerous they are to society. You think that’s nuts? What’s more nuts – allowing a vocal, powerful contingent of people destroy a livable, habitable future through the incessant denial of facts and evidence, versus having them examined for mental health issues?

In America, the tide is not turning. It’s rising. Pun intended. But these morons don’t grasp this simple truth. The tide of stupid increases a bit more each day here, while the ice melts and the oceans continue to rise. Flooded city streets can’t hold a candle to connedspiracy bullshit. Reality has become mentally unstable delusions.

Yeah, I’m really, really sick of this shit. You cannot help those who refuse a helping hand. Instead, they spit on it and call you the devil while they drown in their ignorance and denial.

Tolerating stupid is well, just plain stupid. It’s had horrifying impacts upon our civilization throughout history. It is at the very root of most of the human suffering on this planet and the destruction of the biosphere. I’ve no doubt we can do much, much better, but eradicating stupid will be a prerequisite. This is why I support mandatory climate change education. Even this mild suggestion received almost no support, when it is so incredibly obvious that it is extremely important and way overdue. It would be a start. Stamping out stupid.

Apr 212017
 

The insanity of the American Empire. If  hypocrisy was a penny, America would be a nation of gazillionairres.

Apr 212017
 

Most of the stupidstitious will refuse intelligence and knowledge, having embraced superstition and fear.

They can’t accept the fact that their world view is utterly false. It is not based upon facts, evidence or reality, it is based upon fear, fantasy and imagination.

It’s pretty clear that this has now created a massive conflict for the future of humanity. Entire nations are now being redirected back to the Dark Ages of stupidstitions. The result is horrifying.

This is about much more then climate change, it is about the deliberate dumbing down of an entire species of apes and their actions.

The whole planet is at stake. All life. All future. All (real) hope. Everything.

Apr 172017
 

Phys.org has a new article on the methane clathrate issue. It’s an easy read – suggest you read this before finishing my post here.

I’m going to jump right to the point, assuming you’ve now read the article. It is this quote:

“We are now witnessing early warning signs of major methane release. If it gets out of control, there will be nothing humans can do to prevent the planet overheating quite rapidly.”

If the ‘warning signs’ of a ‘major methane release’ are already there – then it is already ‘out of control’. Moreover, 2.5 years to somehow (magically) ‘exert control’ is of course, utterly ridiculous. No nation on Earth could do that, let alone the whole of humanity.

“The main risks facing humanity: ecological collapse, resource depletion, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, global poisoning, food crises, population and urban overexpansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion”

It is not difficult to read between the lines here. The urgency of the message will be ignored. The meaning of the message will be denied. The world governments are not that interested. The global population is not that interested. It is already quite clear that our species fully intends to extinguish itself and every other living entity on the planet.
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Apr 162017
 

One of my cats killed a baby rabbit today. How fitting for today.

I found a portion of its freshly dead corpse outside. They had eaten the rest. I don’t know which cat was responsible, but it’s something I don’t approve of. They’re well fed but this is the time of year when they go on a killing spree. The snow is gone and they can roam.

It was a real shock for me to learn (years ago) that the Easter ‘event’ never happened. We brainwash our children and our even our adults into believing silly things about rabbits, eggs, and the dead coming back to life. It never happened. History does not have any record of these claims. Yet we continue to act as if it was real. It wasn’t.

But like a lot of things, we act like a lot of our imagination and fantasies can become real. This is all part of the human experience; being human. It means we are not grounded in reality, but give our minds and imaginations over to fantasy. We then make sure everyone believes in the fantasies. It’s utterly silly.

Sometimes our fantasies can become reality, but it’s never like we think. We want to only look at the good parts of our fantasies that could come true, but not at any of the evil that always follows along in the shadows. Every fantasy has a lot of evil in the real world, but we try very hard to keep it all covered up and out of sight. It’s not common knowledge, but it should be. It might help us from making the same repeated mistakes, over and over again. But even so, we have a propensity within our species to grasp harder at what can be imagined then what is actually real.

Articles like this can make a thinking man cry: How to embrace urban living, but avoid an apocalypse. They’re not just discussing the future mega-cities of China, but all over the planet. Like most articles (except here), there is the usual hopium bullshit and how we’re going to finally solve our problems by doing more – bigger, better, more. Yep, that’ll fix it this time, finally.

Of course it is all bullshit, always has been, always will be. Nobody connects what more always means and why it’s like a cat chasing its tail. The faster it goes the more dust it raises.

I no longer expect humans to use restraint or common sense. There is simply no real evidence that we will ever do the right thing. Instead, we’re going to keep doing what we’ve always done. Devour it all by expanding our numbers, our greed, our demands, our dominion and our domination over every other thing, even the very elements of the planet and the space above.

I am deeply saddened by news within my own family, a baby is on the way. While this is supposed to be a joyous event, my awareness of the future deeply clouds any happiness. I would not want to bring up a child in this world and advocate against it. More people is not what make sense. More of anything does not make any sense.

It won’t be my problem – but in reality, it is. It is everyone’s problem. But the world refuses to wake up to this point. Overpopulation is a huge problem and getting worse, one by one. But as our common experience shows, we are simply unable to restrain ourselves from always asking for more. We’re all guilty of this.

It would be easier for me to just re-embrace the fantasies and the lies. That’s how most people make their living. They’ve molded themselves to conform to group-think. Mass mind-control and manipulated behavior. I think bigger cities are a horrible idea. I think unchecked population growth is a horrible idea. I think humanity needs to swiftly run in the opposite direction of what it has embraced. Civilization is not good – it is evil. Trapping more humans into its maw, making more slaves, restricting more lives, extorting more money, generating more waste and pollution, gobbling up more of the world – what could possibly be good about any of that?

More does not mean better. It often means worse, but we get distracted by the tinier and tinier slices of the world being offered up. We have been brainwashed into believing that this is how we’ll all get a piece of this world for ourselves, which is what we ultimately want. Something for ourselves. And our children. But as we are busy buying, building and breeding, we keep making the world less and less and less. So they have to distract us from the real reality of what we have done to ourselves. Enter religion, capitalism, careers and even retirement. It’s all bullshit. None of this things are real, they’re just guilded cages to control you and manage you and make you think you’ve “got something”. You don’t. You’re just another animal trying to survive in a world becoming less and less.

I am not like other people. I do not see the world as everyone else seems to do. And I am not crazy. I think the world is. They don’t see the prison bars or the cesspools or the mountains of waste. They can’t perceive the difference between real and imagined. They prefer imagination to reality and find it very strange and uncomfortable that anyone would even dare questions this.

The rabbit died and that’s not a good thing. There are no eggs in this story. No miracles. Just our fantasies and imagination and us, doing what we’ve always done, making it worse, being distracted and calling it all ‘good’ and pretending the more will magically make it all better.

I can’t go along with that.

Apr 112017
 

This is an essay by William P Hall, President, Kororoit Institute, Evolutionary Biology of Species and Organisms.

The observations show a growing risk to human society from runaway global warming, and they beg explanation.

This essay focuses on observations of what appears to be the start of runaway warming in the Arctic that may have profound effects on global climates over the next few years; and a plausible cause – the warming driven release of methane gas from permafrost forming a strong greenhouse cap over the Arctic Ocean.

The observations summarized here are based on computerized analyses of many millions of data points collected per day covering the entirety of the satellite era, beginning in 1979.

I wonder how many of these kinds of alerts will need to be published before the world at large takes serious notice. Of course, this is a rhetorical question. Our past response indicates that we are still far away from being seriously concerned – even when it acknowledged that we are past critical tipping points.

You should take a look at this essay, as it encompasses many of the points of concern that have been unfolding over the last several years. I’ve been warning here about tipping points for some time, but this essay is an easy and short read that summarizes what you need to know.

The large temperature anomalies in the Arctic have been of particular interest, since this was all happening during winter when there was no sun. This should have been a clear signal to all observers, including climate scientists, but either because of reticence, muzzling or the simply inability to be forward thinking, it did not garner the attention that it should have. And to be honest – it still hasn’t.

A warm Arctic in winter means a too-warm Arctic in spring (most likely), and summer follows spring, when Arctic sea ice will be at its lowest levels ever. A world-record ice loss is expected this year, including a Blue Ocean Event where there is no summer ice in the Arctic. This is bad news for every living entity on the planet because it means that the Arctic will have warmed up past the point where any ice can survive in summer, which in turn means the ice will be too low in fall and in winter, setting up a chain-reaction event from a warming ocean where less and less ice and the critical temperature gradient from the equator will greatly lessen. A highly disrupted jet stream is the result – with stuck weather patterns (too hot, too cold, too much precipitation and too little precipitation). All-in-all, it’s bad, bad news for human survival because it will dramatically affect temperatures, crop seasons, harvests, plant propagation, pollination and the number of field days where crops can be tended.

I’ve been warning about this for years. This was a “given” – a known outcome already years ago if we lost the Arctic sea ice – which looks like is going to happen pretty soon. If not this year then perhaps next. I expect to see rapid global warming immediately preceding this event and certainly, thereafter.

Long-time readers are well aware of my own position on these events. There is an extensive blog history of what I expect to unfold as the planet continues to warm up, which is an absolute take-it-to-the-bank certainty. In any case, this essay by Hall is yet another clear warning to the world about what is unfolding now. Don’t ignore this. The world needs to prepare for what this means. Here is the conclusion of the essay:

My conclusion from what appears to be undeniable evidence is that we have already passed the tipping point where we had any hope of stopping warming at 2 or even 3 °C, and urgently need to focus on greatly improving our scientific understanding and learning learning how to live with and survive decades of rapid heating, and to develop global geoengineering tools to actively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere before most life on the planet (including ourselves) is exterminated heat stroke and starvation in collapsing ecosystems.

This is why I devised the LIFE project, preparing for reduced human survival with the full-knowledge and awareness that most of humanity will either refuse to act, or be unable to do so.  Moreover, it is already evident that not every country, nor the inhabitants within those countries, will survive. Many regions of the world are already deemed uninhabitable in the future. The number of refugees will be absolutely massive (hundreds of millions, at least). Nobody is preparing for this, but this is not something you can do overnight. It will take years of planning.

Apr 112017
 

Make of this what you will: Vladimir Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame devastation on Bashar-al Assad’s forces

And: Putin says expects ‘fake’ gas attacks to discredit Syria’s Assad

I’ve not yet heard of any more evidence regarding the ‘proof’ of nerve agents being used, just those 3 ‘suspected cases’ when there were allegedly hundreds more victims. Have you? Maybe I missed it, I’m kinda busy here updating the Food Assets website with new images.

Still no food sales, so people in America are either totally unconcerned or so broke they can’t make preparations. The big concern for Americans of course is having to engage in yet another war. I do not believe that provoking Russia or China (or any country) is a smart move. I also believe that Trump is a very stupid man and is going to renege on every ‘promise’ he spouted.

I could add to this list of “fails” myself, this is just the short list I’m sure. Trump is a bloody disaster, but war is always good for business, especially for the fools he’s appointed into his Cabinet. And it appears so far that this story is true: Donald Trump owns stock in the Tomahawk missiles he authorized to launch. Another source here. Well, that didn’t take long, to go from “no more bombs” to bomb-profiteer.

Lets hope this sort of investigation becomes the “new normal” as Americans finally wake up to who and what Trump really is (we’ve got a long, long ways to go).

I don’t suppose the Trumpanzees are bright enough to feel betrayed yet – but I’ve no doubt they will. Trump will swiftly go down as the most hated President yet, unless he pulls his head from his ass (unlikely), reverses his disastrous decisions (unlikely), keeps his commitments and promises (unlikely) and apologies to all the people he’s already betrayed (unlikely). Obviously, none of this is going to happen – and he’s edging the world closer and closer to a regional war and ultimately, a world-war.

Does ANYONE besides a brain-dead war hawk want this? Would ANYONE want an incompetent child in charge of America’s national defense in wartime? If you are not scared – you should be.

In any case, pay attention here as the Empire ramps up for more war, unfolding right now. It will ultimately affect you, no matter who you are or where you live.

Apr 092017
 

Once again, the predictions you’ll read about here are woefully underestimated. But even at these low estimates, this might raise some consternation (and not much else):

Up to Two-Thirds of SoCal Beaches May Disappear by 2100, USGS Predicts

In a new study released on March 27, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) predicts that 31 to 67 percent of Southern California’s beaches may be completely eroded away by the year 2100, based on sea level rise of one to two meters. Once the sand is gone, exposed bedrock may be all that’s left.

The one or two meter sea level rise is a huge underestimate. But I doubt that the sand will just disappear – if the terrain permits redepositing sand, which obviously cannot be done on a cliff face and so forth. Apparently their model takes this into account.

It’s not just the underestimate of sea level rise that I find noteworthy here, but the ridiculous concerns about tourism and real estate values. I expect the world to be in full-blown survival mode by 2100 and only if we manage to last that long. Global food production will have been devastated. The number of dead will have reached into the billions. Continue reading »

Apr 082017
 

Not much in the American news about this, but it is one of the world’s largest humanitarian disasters in history unfolding right now.

Running On Empty

There’s very little interest in Western nations to stories like this. The dead and dying go ignored so easily.

I just ate my lunch and looking at the left-overs, I wonder about how we all take food for granted so easily. There are millions of people that don’t.

The famine is caused by years-long drought, which is caused by climate change. Somalia’s inability to grow enough of its own food, poor economic conditions, internal strife and civil war, all combined with climate change is a disastrous situation. Pastoral subsistence living without rain has wiped out essential herds of animals, killing over 80% of the farm animals throughout the region.

Nobody dares mention religion, but this too is playing a large part in every disaster. Allah is not listening to the prayers of millions of starving people. Religion and the belief in divine intervention is magical thinking at its worst. I’ve seen endless numbers of posts online in foreign news sites claiming that God will intervene, and when he doesn’t, that is also God’s will. This sets up the perfect conditions for continued irresponsibility and indifference. It’s never our fault, we need do nothing.

Religion also practices guilt and coercion. The only way to please God is to obey. Suffering (and drought) is the result of disobedience. This sets up the perfect conditions for coercion on people who are already weakened. It’s an endless cycle of oppression and ignorance that keeps people chained to superstitions and fear. Their conditions will never improve when their minds remain enslaved because their bodies will only obey what their minds can convey. Religion teaches acceptance of insufferable conditions as divinely orchestrated.

The current rate and extent of climate change is not divinely dictated – it is entirely human caused and there are names, addresses and identities of the guilty but unaccountable parties involved. The reason the American media ignores the reality of climate change, the wide-spread suffering of other peoples and nations now unfolding is because they’re enamored with their own religion. The religion of money, which must be obtained by any means possible. Deception and dishonesty is the easiest technique of all to obtain riches. Entertainment is another.

The unpleasantness of the world isn’t something that “sells”, so it’s hidden as long as possible. Those responsible for the suffering are also hidden from view for as long as possible. Occasionally there is a sacrifice, and expunging of the convicted from our midst to make temporary amends for all the wrongs that can’t remain forever hidden, but then it’s always a swift return to the deception and dishonesty, infotainment for the masses and constant distraction from the horrifying truth of what we have done, and what we have all become.

Somalia may be running on empty, but this is a reflection of a much greater global truth. It is we who are empty. We lack even the capacity to understand this simple truth. We’ve lost our way, and our compassion, and our ability to even comprehend the true meaning of complicity and responsibility, remaining lost within our imaginations and the religions of our mind to the endless reel of fantasies playing across our thoughts for a world which will never be.

We have made sure of that. Not many people know it. But eventually everyone will.