Extinction is the System Result

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What a spectacle the peasants make, like children at their first circus, they cheered for Trump. A very entertaining pageant of manipulation, and then to watch the retards realize they were fooled once more. “Perhaps the snowflakes were right,” they mutter darkly.

And this thought-piece is not a complaint on my part, the mass manipulation, and then the Reality dawning to crush the hope of countless millions—“Are you not entertained!?”

Sure I am, this is the best entertainment ever, and it’s free. You don’t even have to pay into the Colosseum, just turn on the TV.

Now we should be clear in our thinking—just because the price is free doesn’t mean it’s cost free—I’m just hoping to be dead before the butcher’s bill is paid. My Capitalistic friends share many things in common, certainly mutual respect for one another, but there are other qualities and attributes that they share which I’ll share with you.

First, they always mention their age in private correspondence, and they’re all far older than me. They express implied happiness at being almost dead, at being at the end of their life cycle, that they won’t have to live too much further into the Future. That they’re almost dead is source of personal comfort after they read, and some have written, The Philosophy of Capitalism.

Back to the Colosseum, where the predators are on stage and the prey is the audience. It’s easy to become upset, though it’s best not to be, there really is consolation in understanding—would you prefer false hope over entertainment? I think entertainment is the right answer.

Though the peasant doesn’t choose hope over understanding; the predators are naturally manipulative while the prey have brains that are desperate—projecting their love and hope toward a messiah who’ll deliver an imagined place. A place healed of depression, separatism, riots and war. Wouldn’t you be desperate if your nation was dug into multiple wars? 16 years of war, going on 17, with no hope of resolution.

Hope only serves to prolong suffering’ was Nietzsche’s warning to tomorrow’s peasant. Read my warning to Zero Hedgers in October: ‘My contacts with The Families said Trump was being protected, that was months ago. It was a warning that went unheeded too. Whereas Hegel was more concerned with the past, which revealed fear as the agent that drove progress toward self awareness—whereby self and self-image became the same—whereby Thought would govern the World via Reason—And so on.

Actually, I’ve come to realize that the limit placed upon self awareness is the absence of virtue, namely the absence of Courage. It takes Courage to deal with Reality. To see it for what it is, in its naked form.

The System is a living thing; the Natural System gives it life. And so it will seek the means to defend itself. It will develop an immune system so to speak; to reject burdens and critiques. Of course it also has instruments to defend itself; the System was designed to serve the Dominant Class who protect it consciously. And then there is Instinct—Any individual who depends upon the System for his survival will defend it instinctively.

Now this Instinct is shared by all insiders so it operates as a force at the System Level—this force is exclusive and seeks to ostracize and make powerless any threats to continuity, e.g. the unemployed, or any nation that favours Gold over the FIAT, that prefers publicly to privately owned banks.

The insiders’ thinking will is aborted as the power of belief, and conformity of thought is required to oppress and demoralize outsiders. The power to suppress any doubt about sustainability or the fairness of outcomes is called for. Those people are homeless due to their weak character” so to speak, or “The Middle East is a mess because they’re inbred.” Pat Buchanan rails against immigrants, after his friends spent decades making money from desperate labour—demoralised first and then displaced by death squads sent by us, the Dominant Class—to kill anyone trying to make Central America a livable place. Duplicity and delusion are the handmaidens of success in the business of peasant-debt-slave manipulation, right? And that’s not a critique, the status quo has served me well, so thanks Pat.

So there’s no critical thinking at the System Level by those benefiting from the System—though there is feeling; Liberals are prone to guilt for example, and now the retards are ashamed for falling for the appearance of nationalism—This protective Instinct drives the evolution of myth, fantasy, belief and social peer pressure that serves to prolong the System.

Another thing I’ve noted about my friends is that they don’t care about other people, they’re respectively capital- or empire-centric, and anyone who’s not human-centric is ultimately anti-human. I came to this realisation after publishing a post entitled ‘Capitalism Causes us to be Mentally Ill’ and no one read it. Visitors to my site are almost all capitalists, I know this since I can track what site they’ve come from—FT, Zero Hedge mostly—and they also write me. And they refuse to write reviews about our books because they don’t care about society or other readers. It’s almost funny for me; but you need to be mean to remain Dominant, right? So no hard feelings between me and my friends.

Not so much fun for the masses who assumed Trump cared about them. Trump is a Capitalist so he is Capital-centric, thus he doesn’t care about people. But try explaining that to a peasant.

The Fed’s sole mandate is not to help Americans (people) but to protect and preserve the System, which is demonstrably true given recent behaviour. What about the Bank of England? How many Billions is it printing every day? Does any insider care to count? Or check? Or dare to question?

As Marx realised from his studies; it’s hard to change the System. He realised the need for Revolution—the wholesale transformation of society by killing those at the Top who benefit from the System.

His fantasy failed; and interestingly, we also know why. (See Volume 1.)

The System is profit and consumer-centric. But if you can’t consume then you don’t exist, do you?

During a recent debate about the carrying capacity of the planet I mentioned to an American capitalist that there are 7 billion people and he corrected me, correctly. He was leery of the 7 billion figure since many Africans don’t really consume, and so they don’t really exist within the System.

Capitalists live in their own fantasy but my friends chose to deal with Reality. That’s why I respect them, they have Courage.

So what does Reality look like?

There’s no one in control. The System will continue until it kills everyone. Extinction is the System Result.

You want facts to explicitly substantiate that statement? Sure, that’s easy for me. The System framework requires incremental growth in commodity inputs and consumption—both serve to validate the creation of interest bearing debt; the interest is profit—which becomes income for my friends at the top of the Dominant Class.

Incremental Growth in commodity inputs—the result is Depletion. Which calls for wars of aggression, and annihilation. The nukes keep the peace, for now, but they also mean the next big war carries risk of extinction.

So how to change the System? How to manufacture mass desire for a change of the System framework? And such change, is it worthwhile?

At the very minimum; change would require pain on a biblical scale. It takes pain to de-condition the brain, it’s what Pavlov taught us.

One of the often unstated benefits of a First Strike against Russia is that 3 to 4 billion would die from crop failure alone. That’s a lot of pain. And then there’s the Reset—the other option—it can be managed in such a way as to depopulate entire regions. That also carries the risk of extinction (See volume 3).

If the Reset happens and cosmic numbers start starving—then I can guarantee you this—it’s not an accident.


29 thoughts on “Extinction is the System Result

  1. How does the system manage the spread of information that its own networks – the media and the internet, for example – enable?

    This seems to be the fatal flaw within the system. The system can only work with ignorance, but it also needs to produce mass information to more people, which is also part of its profitability. The system has to simultaneously integrate people within it, but also keep them poor and controlled. Not an easy task.

    Too many contradictions at this point to see clearly. I just don’t know what they can get away with. They can kill off billions perhaps, and the game can continue for another 5-10 years, but then profitability will begin to decline anyways.

    So sad, isn’t it. So many opportunities to reverse course, but nobody will take them. Count me as someone who has absolutely no sympathy for humanity anymore. I’m not a heartless capitalist, but the people who I don’t care about are, even the lowliest worker.

    Screw em.

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    1. Putrid,

      You are the real deal.

      I appreciate the guidance. Truly. Volume 1 has not been without insights for me. I anticipate more and greater insights to come as the narrative thread wends deeper into the woods.

      To wax philosophic, and speculative, for a moment; my sense is that humanity has passed beyond the boundary of a long epoch, and into a liminality marked by chaos and no small amount of suffering. What, if anything, lies beyond this wilderness is undetermined, though I would not be surprised to know that the power elite are brimming with the confidence of their prediction – extinction, if anything can be gleaned from the description of volume 3.

      If so, it would be an extraordinarily short-sighted one. And oddly self-serving. This book alone proves the point. Why, after all, write, promote, and for the love of God contribute to it (if one happens to be among its subject class) given that doing so offers no conceivable material benefit and would only impede any presumed agenda, however minimally?

      So here comes the speculation. It is my belief that the dominant class, generally, having arrived at the apparent apogee of humanity’s greatest achievement, have turned to survey their long endeavor… and found it wanting.

      Woe, the perils of totalism… no more worlds to conquer; the abysmal banner of nihilistic emptiness unfurling its blank extent upon the soul. One can only imbibe so much rare vintage, acquire so much privilege, impose so much subjugation before meeting the limit of a life bereft of authenticity and transcendent purpose. Small wonder, then, this yearning for annihilation, if that is what it is.

      Beneath the stoic posturing must needs lie a sea of existential dread, for every man longs for a legacy, and the greater the man the greater the longing. I suppose, given the limits of perception, vacating the world as titans of the realm is suitable enough for the purpose, even if all that is left behind is a realm of ghosts. There are, however, some that know better. And see further. I would hazard not an insignificant portion of those reside amongst the ranks of the damned themselves. More’s the pity. Their legacy may yet survive them, but it will be a legacy of great tragedy and pathos.

      We’ll see if my analysis pans out, but I’m always up for grandiose and speculative debate. It is one of life’s rare pleasures. I will pass along my recommendation for this book. All in all, it is a worthy endeavor. And if it aids in preventing some unnecessary suffering then it will not have been in vain.

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      1. It’s fear that drives the development of this book. To contribute you’d need to be a genius that, at the minimum, administers the System.

        They all know, deep down, that extinction is a real danger now. Or, at the very least, some of their family members will be killed. I take it as a given that I’ll lose some dear ones, and I’ve taken the steps to protect them. I understood the system well enough in 2008 that I anticipated the crash in 2008. But I also knew not to get married or have children; you see prescience has material and psychological benefits.

        Though it must be very hard on the older guys with children. I’d hate that fear. I get some angry emails these days, written by intellectual friends but directed at other members of my network. So there is anger. Around August last year I understood the System so well that I knew the future; it became crystal clear at that point; a lot of people are going to die when the pendulum stops, and then gravity pulls it back to lay waste to the System.

        For example, the FED chairs are TERRIFIED, and have been for some time, so they know. Actually, unlike the old farts you see on TV, I personally don’t criticize anyone, I think the FED chairs have done a good job. They prolonged a System that wasn’t designed to be permanent. And the people who criticize them, for lying, are being a little disingenuous. If they told the truth there’d be a panic and then billions would suffer.

        You’ll note the critics always have a plan for that part of the System which they think is broken, but in general, you’ll note no specifics. You’ll note they are unable to criticize my output, look around, where’s the criticism? How many guys have read this article, thousands. And no criticism? Because they can’t imagine at the System Level. No way to get from Here to their Fantasy. And they know it.

        In order to avoid extinction we need understanding. With understanding comes a degree of control. And what do we understand? We understand that the System is completely dead and defunct. I spent January putting together the thesis that the Age of Capital had ended and it was sent to the very TOP, word return in late April, and they had agreed this Age is dead. That was probably the hardest argument I’ve ever written, to write it I had to understand everything. What will the next Age be like? Or is this the last Age? These questions are intriguing. Why is it that we’re now aware of what’s gone wrong, before the collapse, and also why we can do nothing about it?

        All this makes me wonder about God (the Absolute) and von Hartmann’s output in the 19th century:

        According to von Hartmann the unconscious Absolute (God) is both will and idea, which respectively account for the existence of the world and its orderly nature. Will appears in suffering, idea in order and consciousness. Thus there are grounds for both pessimism and optimism, and, since the Absolute is one, these must be reconciled. As the cosmic process advances, whereby the Mind comes to know itself via knowledge accumulation, idea prevails over will, making possible aesthetic and intellectual pleasures.

        But intellectual development increases our capacity for pain, and material progress suppresses spiritual values. Hence ultimate happiness is not attainable in this world, in heaven, or by endless progress towards an earthly paradise.

        The illusions of progress are ruses employed by the Absolute to induce mankind to propagate itself. To keep having children. We will eventually shed illusions and commit collective suicide–the final, redeeming triumph of idea over will, of reason over lust, of knowledge over hope.

        The idea has created thermonuclear weapons which increasingly hinders the will to kill, rob and rape. Though only temporarily, eventually, the will will act.

        With respect to Religion, it is evil. Its first function and reason for existence is to create unequal power relations between humans–Inequality. The evil ones want power, to satisfy sadistic urges in the unconscious e.g. pedophilia, torture or sex slavery. Religion is held together by pure will to power and co-dependency. See the dynamic between Margaret Thatcher, Pinochet and Jimmy Saville for illumination.

        I believe the Mind knows Itself as well as it ever will.

        After much thought I think the idea will be triumphant in our lifetime. Essentially because the idea of continued suffering for the sake of continued treatment of biological addictions (sex) is nonsensical. No one is willing to suffer, in extremis, to keep this freak show on the road.

        Sure, most people even lack the will to study the System that’s about to kill them, Volume 1 takes 5 hours to read, I mean, it’s amusing. Most still think they’re going to get a pension! They’re planning that far head 🙂 Completely deluded. The system has demoralized them so badly they have no survival instinct… I stopped working last June, I’ve had a hell of a time since 2008, because I knew the ultimate result was going to be awful, and the sheep will trudge into work on Monday morning and serve me coffee.

        It’s amazing.

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    2. Dolph – I believe your contempt is misplaced. You observe bad behavior and ignore what it is that elicits that behavior. Most people simply have to go to work in the morning and are therefor not able to do anything about anything, as if there were anything they could do.

      If you see a dog bite someone should we condemn all dogs as vicious?

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  2. I think a lot of people feel like there is something wrong but they don’t know what that something really is and what it means for them. The system is eating itself alive right now so it can continue to function and maintain the status quo but this can only last for so long. The global central banks are buying securities in the trillions and I believe it’s their way of masking net energy decline. At some point this bending of the laws of thermodynamics will come to end and so will society as we know it. An M.I.T professor is predicting 1 out 2 children will be diagnosed with “autism” people can debate what’s causing it but that in itself would be a collapse. Half the population in diapers isn’t good.

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  3. Hello Putrid,

    Here is my review of your latest output.

    As a former peasant, I had a faint, albeit not that sincere, hope on trump although his past history suggested otherwise. And his past history prevailed.

    The elites, plus today’s political, economic, financial, education, technology and whatnot systems are all tied with the System, and the Dominant class has never spent a day outside of it. They cannot even imagine that there are alternatives available, so have never given a thought about it.

    They tend to be very selfish, and care only about their own profit – that’s how they are programed to think and act all the time.

    As resources dwindle, the Dominant Class will try to ‘triage’ the system by reducing the population in a ‘manageable’ way since they have the power to do so. That will create other problems, but the System is not designed to deal with it – it is only to deal with short-term issues.

    Personally I do not think changing the system is possible. There is no alternatives. Every thinking person on earth has been conditioned with the System, and the survival of about 99% of the world’s population, including those in the most isolated areas, depend on it. Some natives in Papua New Guinea, or the Sentinelese who have refused to see people from outside , might be safe but they are too weak and insignificant to provide alternatives.

    So, without a cosmic change, we are headed toward extinction.

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  4. Putrid:
    Seems to me that the assets that work in favor of some peasants/prey are satiation and exhaustion in the DomClass/predators. Some peasants remain simply bc there are not enough predators so at some point they fill up or get tired. It’s during their rest that we peasants have to hide in our pre-planned hideouts. Isn’t that what natural instinct with your guidance is suggesting we do?
    I’m starting to live life with a pair of lenses as an exercise to consider that I live in a prison camp of their design so clever that it feels like freedom. This Virtue can be taught more easily to my kids than to myself. But I am reviewing my Augustine teachings just to see. Some others are also doing this.

    My main idea which I am eager to discuss regards the less-referenced “third part” of the biological cycle- decomposition. Perhaps you are referencing it here. Producers-consumers-decomposers. Part of life. What if we protect others by suggesting we decompose the System?

    I can’t think all straight about this yet.

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    1. Yeah, maybe you’re right. There just aren’t enough predators 😉

      The dumbasses are multiplying! Actually, you have hit the nail on the head, the more dumbasses the more profit for the predators 😉

      Our predators just aren’t killing them off … yet.

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  5. Hello Cathal!

    I have read many of your comments and I was always impressed that you are able to put together coherent line of thought.

    You are correct that current system leads to extinction. The essence of it is not really the crony capitalism, but Marxism (nihilism, feminism, LGTB, glorification of multiculturalism, equality, tolerance). It is abomination against nature and nature quickly wipes out anything that goes against its laws. But Marxism is merely a wrecking ball to destroy current world order, so that they can get their new world order.

    “Any individual who depends upon the System for his survival will defend it instinctively.” Quite ironic, you are Asian woman pretending to be Irish and appear to be intimate with European man. System considers you to be its soldier and that you will fight for it, for the (false?) orthodoxy of equality. No offense intended, our actions make no difference, at this late stage of the “game”, nobody can really change the outcome. All we can do is to observe and document mass psychology events as they take place. Im glad you find it entertaining.

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  6. Thank you Cathal for the clarity and sharpness of your posts. Things may of turned out different if we evolved from a more noble creature. Hopefully the octopodes have a planet to evolve on.

    There are billions of galaxies in the Universe. The Universe will continue.

    Looking forward to reading Vol 1 and 2.

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  7. What you are describing is called

    “The Pendulum”

    It swings one way, and then, without mercy, it swings back. And it goes on like this–forever.

    It cannot be reasoned with, stopped, or reversed.

    When a group of people come together for a common interest, how is it that the force and actions of
    these individuals combine in such a way as to manifest an entity with a will all its own?

    A CEO only thinks they are in charge, just as a ship captain only *plots* the course of a ship. It takes great effort (rowing) where there is no wind. And where there is wind no amount of rowing can do anything except hope, at the very least, with the greatest of work, to mitigate a bad wind. Any competent captain will tell you, that wherever the wind blows, you cannot navigate, you may only try to steer in your general desired direction.

    It is a complex problem. Yes, we should be weary of simple solutions to complex problems, if only because simplicity can be deceiving. Lets not forget though, Alexander cut the knot–that being Alexander the Great, and the Gordian Knot. Impossible problem meets simple solution.

    I often like to study symbols, not for the aesthetic, or for the absurdist superstitions of past millennial, but for what a symbol can sometimes reveal through analysis. No one can deny the many famous strategists who spoke of timing, waiting for the right moment to strike. This is the very essence of the pendulum. As the phrase goes “There is a tide in the affairs of man.”

    And we must be diligent to remember that every tide has its turning.

    All of this isn’t to serve as some rambling aside but to illustrate a series of ground truths: You are right. No one is in control, and it is hard to predict what can happen in the future, what with there being a very short supply of oracles that could be called ‘accurate’. What this says to me is that we should not strive with some messiah complex to save the world, or fix it. Every empire has its “day of doom” fixed from its birth, as readily as human nature is fixed, set in the conditions that created it. That is the pendulum in action. The advantage is knowing this is all inevitable and can be prepared for. Complex problem, meet simple solution: if you stop trying to fix what isn’t broken and was always going to happen, you’ll have more time to invest in everything that matters to you, growth, prosperity, happiness, and security. That’s what it means to cut the knot.

    Know the difference between the things that are important, and everything else.

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  8. John Huizinga’s beautiful book ‘Waning of the Middle Ages’ is no longer fashionable but it has something, I believe, to tell us about our dying age. He also talked about the system (in 1919!) albeit in a slightly different way; and specifically described the impossibility of seeing the signs of system transition as anything other than entropic – except with hindsight. He also describes the circling of the drain that is currently drawing ever more of us in, and the way that socio-political attempts to stop the decay actively accelerate it. I haven’t read your books yet, and maybe you cite Huizinga; but if you are not yet aware of him, this quiet Dutch historian provides a potentially more positive thesis, namely that many of the signs of breakdown may also be signs of the emergence of a new order which we do not yet have the tools to understand. Decentralization in its many forms – from networks to blockchain – may well set some of the parameters of the next pseudo-stable state, should we ever get there, and may even render elites partially redundant.

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  9. ‘Actually, I’ve come to realize that the limit placed upon self awareness is the absence of virtue, namely the absence of Courage. It takes Courage to deal with Reality. To see it for what it is, in its naked form.’

    You are the only person that I have heard say this. It is a fascinating concept that I have wondered about for years. I believe the beatitude says something like the pure in heart shall see God. People prefer illusion.

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    1. ‘Greece…Where the Dream is infinitely better and more real than Reality.’

      The Philosophy of Capitalism, Vol 2, Before The Collapse

      And the Banking Capitalists who wrote Volume 1, they stressed that human ‘choice’ is decided by addiction.

      Anything that causes pleasure is addictive, including hope.

      What’s hope? It’s real, it exists—as a possibility—within the Dream, the Dream is real. Hope is more like yearning within a Dream that’s infinitely better and more real than Reality.

      But Reality continually contradicts the Dream their self resides within; so frustration builds up over time, and then the peasants get angrier and meaner.

      That’s why there are way more meaner people than nice people, that’s especially true of older humans, especially men. The frustration builds up. Women are slightly different, even a woman who has reason to be mean is nice and kind to her own children. And women appear to fantasize about their own children.

      Personally, I avoid mean people like the plague; they actually annoy me. That’s why I only send Vol 3 to people I think are nice, if I figure someone is mean I frustrate the hell out of them. And vol 3 is really important; especially if you’re wealthy or a capitalist, since it’s about the future.

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  10. Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you 7wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

    Autumn
    AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com

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      1. wow. I see you are posting on zh. doom gospel there? well, they can’t say no one tried. I see the fed is trying to sell their balance sheet. you weren’t kidding. so 3 months till the reset? or three months until the last rube goldberg machine kicks in to fascinate us peasants until it begins? since I’m on the menu can I at least choose how I am marinated? I got the coupon today for the ultimate rock salt shiatzu and vegetable broth jacuzzi celebration in a few months. or can I apply for early involuntary servitude? you’ll pick me, I know it. and you’ll keep my water container full so I can run in my wheel. just need a purple and blue jester costume. lol.

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          1. seriously though, thank you. hopefully, more people pay attention. at least I’m trying to. my friends and I have a network ready, but my best friend says it could just be delaying us being in the same position as other people. still, more courageous to face reality, right? well, these 3 months and after will be interesting. O_O;

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  11. yes, the Machine is essentially a living thing, and yes, it has gotten bigger than even those people who still believe they own it or control it. Yes, it’s sputtering out right now these past few decades, and certainly the last decade or two it’s been increasingly dysfunctional and thrashing about almost at random like any mortally injured beast. It’s not been healthy for a long time- it started hitting some resource limits and developing big internal imbalances many decades back – and for twenty or thirty years it mostly hid the symptoms from the majority of the population as well as from itself, by doing ever greater doses of ever harder drugs. Finance is one of the major components of the Machine’s nervous system, and the monkey-business finance that has been growing and growing until now theres almost no real finance left anywhere to mention… that’s a drug habit way out of control.
    Whether the Machine dies of a finance overdose as some believe it might, or whether it dies because its thrashing around ends up causing so much extra injury that it just kills istelf on the spot, or whether it struggles and gasps and chokes and shudders and finally goes all to pieces in terminal shutdown of some, then many, then most, then all critical functions just from what you’d call bad health.. it’s hard to say exactly how it goes down. A little bit of everything all at once, and the fact that the Machine can’t heal from distruptions and get on growing stronger anymore, is the general sign of the downward slope of decrepitude that leads to the death of any organism.

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  12. Everything moves in cycles. To deny this fact is to deny reality. It takes courage to face reality, so…….here goes:

    The acceptance of cycles brings forth the realization that past is prologue. Events which have happened before will happen again. It only takes someone with a vision for the big picture to bring it into focus.

    For example: The Earth is in a current warm cycle, and it cannot be denied. However, this fact has been used by the Elite to push for massive restrictions on CO2 which benefit them financially. But they are lying to you. The current warm cycle is ending. A much colder cycle is approaching. It has happened before and it resulted in the death of millions, massive starvation, pestilence, massive displacement of people, and war. The approaching cycle is called the Maunder Minimum. It occurs because of dramatically decreasing sunspot activity. You see, it is the sun which is the agent of climate on the Earth, it is not humans, no matter how destructive they become. So, the Earth is about to cool dramatically bring a mini-ice age.

    This approaching mini-ice age will bring about a complete reset. Let me say that again, so that it sinks in…….
    the mini-ice age will bring about a complete reset. Noting will be as it has been, and there will only be pockets of survivors who will need to embrace old school technologies to survive.

    So, there is no need to worry about the major issues of the day. Mother earth in all her glorious cycles is about to clean house.

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    1. @John Roberts, I like the fact that you brought-up the cyclicality of nature and everything inside it. Of course, the transition from one phase to another will very likely be rough, but no where near the extinction level predictions being made here. It WILL be an extinction level event to the individual(s) that perish but not to the human race. ONLY exception is an all out nuclear war. But, its not likely to happen. About 4 generations of adults that held “power” on both sides did not succumb to the urge to push the button. The media might paint them as nut-jobs – they are NOT.

      I have come across two assumptions made in the blogpost above to realize that the overall predictions being made may not be accurate. 1) Is the idea that commodities will be “depleted” because of an every growing consumption. 2) This is almost a corollary of #1 – the assumption that population will keep growing forever. Nope, nada, will not happen. A basic understanding of biology and eco-systems says it will not happen. BTW commodities are never depleted – they are constantly replenished (oil is constantly forming in the earth) or recycled (metals), the rest of them are dealt by the market forces – worse we adapt and find alternatives.

      The last part is the key. Humans have an amazing capacity to adapt to their environment. So, I am fairly confident we will survive.

      Will try to read at least one of the books if I could lay my hands on it. But I am getting a sense that a lot of doom guys like to participate in orgies of gloom porn, jerking off in circles.

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  13. Pessimism without end! Only the certainty of death remains. Well i don’t believe we’ve all come this way to give in to negativity and roll over. Ask yourselves what has been built in all these millennia by us, the great humanoid rulers of matter in this small realm, that endures. Maybe only consciousness has any meaning seek a non-quantitative path, as has long been said.

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