Early adopters to any new idea have always been ridiculed. A round earth made no sense to people that could see that it was flat. But they failed to consider the dawning and setting of the sun, explaining it away with overtly simple explanations that were dead wrong.
The airplane, automobile and many other ideas were also laughed at, “Impossible!” they’d say. Traveling over 35 miles and hour and a man couldn’t catch his breath and he would die. Flying like a bird was against God. Even translating the Bible into the common language was a mortal sin. They made sure of that too, since they’d kill you if you tried.
Undaunted, these early adopters went ahead and did it all anyway, and many did pay with their lives. So they sailed off the edge of the seas, and built their airplanes and drove their automobiles and the rest is history as they say.
We’re making history too, right here on this blog. We all are. Early adopters for the crash, ridiculed, misunderstood and considered heretics. I liken these detractors to the “Flat Earth” people. They cannot perceive the changes coming. To them, their personal history is the only history that has ever been in existence. Modern civilization has “always been” and “always will be” in existence which is of course, absolutely ridiculous.
The days of famine, disease, suffering, hardship and death are foreign concepts that can’t fly, shouldn’t fly. Anyone who talks about these things or plans for them is heretical.
Their bible is the status-quo, the business as usual, book, chapter and verse. This is the only translation there is, and the best it has ever been. They cannot see civilization for what it really is. They have their priests on hand to interpret it for them every night at 6:00 pm, and that’s exactly how they like it.
But you — you have the gall to deny all this and to declare that this is not how man could live, should live or even God forbid, will live! You declare from your own throne that it is over for humankind, his edifices and institutions are going to crumble and fall into dust. How dare you!
I spent about twenty years in the ministry. I never talk about this anymore, but it’s true. It doesn’t matter though, I’d have dared without that experience. But I did learn early on that obeying was more important then thinking, and questioning was swiftly punished.
I discarded those garments in time, since like others, I just couldn’t stop myself from saying that the earth wasn’t flat. I knew it wasn’t flat, how could it be? I was able to experience the roundness of the earth, just as much as I am able to experience the collapse of our civilization. How can anyone deny this if they are already living the experience?
The only thing that makes this possible is to explain it all away as something else. Reality isn’t real, it’s really illusion. God didn’t ignore the suffering of all the people, he ordained it. Our civilization is not collapsing, it’s still advancing.
Of course, none of this is true, but denying reality (real events) is commonplace. Our lying President invaded Iraq because God told him to and millions believed it. The daily horrors of reality and pools of blood leaking from the bodies of children can all be explained away as something else. We’re not responsible for that!
This disconnect is everywhere. Cognitive dissonance, consensus trance, deep denial. And it makes these people delusionally dangerous. Even pools of blood are not real, if they’d only obeyed our demands, none of this would have happened!
Let me ask you something: Why do you think the collapse will be dangerous or difficult in the first place? Is it because of food shortages? Martial law? Fascism? Resource depletion?
The most dangerous part of the collapse is denial. Denial causes people to behave is strange and dangerous ways. It creates panic when they suddenly realize that the grocery stores are empty, or they can no longer drive due to the lack of gasoline.
Denial is people. Denial isn’t no more coal or oil or food or anything non-human. Denial is another way of saying, how people act. And how they act, both now and then is going to be a huge issue. It is the “what” that makes the collapse dangerous, not that we’ve run out of oil, or food or water or any other thing, but what these people are going to do.
Denial of reality, denial of facts, denial of events, denial of circumstances — these are all in widespread evidence today by the Flat Earthers. What do you think is going to happen as these real life events accelerate?
Rage. We’re busy trying to embrace the collapse. How DARE these heretics do that! If not rage, then anger. Or resentment. Or just all encompassing despair. But none of these are going to change their priestly garments which they wear as cloaks of protection from things they do not understand.
It is the robes themselves that are in the way, as they always have been throughout human history. These robes of denial, the robes of religious superstition, the robes of civilization are not protecting us — they are limiting us.
But they will hate you for this knowledge. Their Flat Earth is the only world they know. This is what makes collapse dangerous. People in denial wearing priestly robes of civilization and they will do anything to keep it alive, even kill you.
Some carry badges and guns. Others drive fancy cars and trucks. They’re all clinging to the view of the flat earth and how it’s going to last forever, and you come along with your gall and your logic and tell them that it’s all over and their robes of righteousness won’t help them at all. They will kill you for it, believing to be doing God himself a favor.
People are no different today then they were back then when the earth was flat. They are no more ‘civilized’ or decent or anything different. And they will have the same level of ‘mercy’ they showed heretics then too. Do NOT forget, morality and decency in real life can ONLY spring forth from abundance. Shortages mean a shortage of everything, including respect, decency, morality, justice, fairness, sharing, compassion and caring.
We are not going to be able to preserve these things without ongoing abundance. Humans will revert to the animals that they are. The Flat Earthers that don’t believe this (and I’ve heard from plenty of them) are in deep denial and need to go look at what is actually happening in the world today as villages, town, cites and nations fight over the remaining scraps.
Now extrapolate that on a world wide scale where there is no help coming from any quarter and you get the idea of what collapse means. How people act. Those that insist on clinging to their priestly garments will be the most dangerous ones of all, because they will act and believe as if they have “authority” and “moral rightness” (to act with extreme brutality and injustice). This is how it has ALWAYS been with humans and how it will ALWAYS BE.
It is just as ludicrous to try and ‘save’ humanity from the collapse as it is to try and stop the collapse, neither battle can be ‘won’. The battle for hearts and minds has already been lost, and it is an impossible task anyway. This planet cannot support 7 billion people anymore, anyway.
Ok then. Just something I had to get off my chest.