I’ve been posting a few links over on the World Status Report for the last couple of weeks. These are reported news stories that depict the ongoing state of collapse.
I’m certain to miss far more then I find, and I often am too distracted to bother posting the links, but over 50% of the stories in publication today can be used to reveal just how far advanced our decline already is. Behind the news is what you’re looking for.
There will be much more of this to look forward to (depending on your perspective). Stress fractures are being reported everywhere, in the environment, politics, war, terrorism, pandemic, economy and society. We’re so immersed in this stuff it’s not really “news” unless you ponder it’s implications. And we’re so distracted by too many thing that we don’t understand it’s overall significance until it’s too late. By the time these messages reach our conciousness and awareness, our ability to cope with them and mitigate their effects is already lost.
Climate change is but one example. Ignored, ridiculed and buried under an onslaught of false information, attacks and disengenous reporting, climate change has now proven itself to be real, deadly and irreversible. The War on Terrorism was also handled this same way – objections were ridiculed, ignored or glossed over, but now the effects of our asinine foreign policies and intervention have come back to haunt us ten times over.
Picking any subject and we discover that our puny human attempts to “fix” things wind up in disaster after disaster.
It’s been said that we suffer from information overload and that may well be true. My argument is that we are being bombarded with utterly useless information, and important life changing information is being lost in the wash. There are several things you can do, which should be obvious if you haven’t figured them out already. I killed the t.v. many years ago and still don’t watch it for news or information. In my mind, it’s utterly useless.
The Web is hardly better, a great deal of useless junk and mindless fluff that need be laboriously waded through to find the useful pieces. And when you find them, you’re sort of stuck, wondering what the hell do I do with this? Not very many people want you share what you’ve found. And the few that do, are just like you, unsure as to what they can do with it because the information is already well-dated and difficult, or impossible to rectify anyway. It’s simply too late.
Two stolen Presidential elections later, we’re still stuck with the moron from Texas. Far too much evidence exists that this murdering monster didn’t lawfully belong in office, and yet here we are. Same goes for the events surrounding 9/11, which we are soon to be dutifully reminded of. What we know and what we can do about it are two entirely different things and rarely do they meet. Sometimes never do they meet.
So even armed with our “knowledge” and our evidence, facts, reports, stories and eyewitness accounts, scientific journals and precise measurements, we are still powerless. I think that should be obvious. I’ve long made the argument that grassroot organizations are constantly losing ground despite their popularity and efforts. To me, they are steam valves, useful to keep the people further occupied and distracted, accomplishing nothing at all of significance.
We already know we have lost complete and total control of our government, but do we yet realize that this is also true of the very world we live in? We are on a plunging descent of unprecedented catastrophes in modern history and we are still running around pretending we can somehow organize efficiently enough and stop it somehow. This absurd belief is beyond laughable, it’s pathetic. I am aware of how defeatist it sounds, but I’m also correct. No significant progress has been made by ANY body, institution, agency or effort to put a stop to what is happening in our world today. Pick ANY subject. Overfishing, climate change, pollution, overconsumption, desertification, overgrazing, agriculture, genetic engineering, war, terrorism, deforestation, population, starvation, you name it – all of these issues and thousands more are already far beyond our control and ability to manage, govern or rectify.
And this should be obvious to my way of thinking, because if we do not acknowledge our inability to fix the problems we created, how can we presume to have any say in their outcomes at all? We’re only deluding ourselves, repeatedly, over and over like that mindless moron in office.
Of course, this assessment reveals several things – we are too populated to govern ourselves efficienctly, effectively and with minimal impact upon our society and our planet; we are too arrogant to admit to our mistakes and fess up to them; we prefer our delusions and fantasies to reality, which we constantly reinforce with useless mind clutter and fluff; and importantly, our self-delusion is so great that we stand no chance at all of saving ourselves before it’s too late. We have a terminator gene embeded in our consiousness that refuses to let us save ourselves.
Extinction will be a human-caused event. That is almost a 100% certainty now. We are already witnessing the result of thousands of years of human stupidity, arrogance and greed, effects which have taken generations to reveal themselves. It’s now far too late to fix them and the required motivation and momentum is most certainly not there. Just the opposite is true – status quo, party till you drop. And drop we will, like a rock plunging in the bottom of a deep, dark abyss, clattering all the way down to shatter upon the far recesses below.
This is going to be horribly painful. I’m often asked “what should we do” and the answer is entirely up to you. Nothing will save mankind from his folly, not his technology, nor his science, or his “wisdom” or his religions. We had our shot, we blew it and reality is hitting home like a ton of bricks on a plate glass window. The only thing you can do is to ease your pain as best as you can, but saving the world, saving civilization or even saving mankind has already been decided for you by your forefathers.
And no, in case you were wondering, I’ve no idea at all how often I’ll be posting here. This is just something that I wanted to say. I’m spending far more time on other things these days then writing into the ether.
World Status, Climate Change, Human Extinction, Pandemic, Collapsing Civilization