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"Massive Change Is Upon Us" - The Three 'E's

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"It is fair to say that this particular constellation of issues, problems if you will, has never been faced before at these levels. Never," warns Chris Martenson (of The Crash Course) but what does he mean when he says "Great change is upon us." This brief condensed look at The Three 'E's of - Economy, Energy, and Environment are all one needs to understand the current situation is anything but a sustainable status quo (no matter how reassured by record high stock prices the general public may be).

 

 

So, what do I mean when I say, “Massive change is upon us…”? Well, here’s where we need to burrow into the three “E”s, which is where we’ll spend the rest of our time in the Crash Course.

 

The first “E” is the Economy, which is the lens through which the Crash Course looks at everything. Within the Economy, there are four primary areas of concern: Exponential money, the first-ever collapse of a global credit binge, an aging population, and a national failure to save. If it isn’t clear to you what these mean, don’t worry; we’ll be discussing each of these in detail.

The next “E” is Energy, and there we will discuss what Peak Oil implies for an economic system that is based on continual expansion. This topic is important enough that I should dedicate the entire Crash Course to it, but I can’t, and I won’t.

And finally, the third “E”, the Environment, will be exerting its own unknowable but certainly significant economic burdens, due to shrinking resources and other systemic pressures, at the same time that the other two “E”s will be clamoring for your money and attention.

The story that I am going to weave for you cuts across all three “E”s and will make the claim that our monetary system is badly out of step with reality and will suffer severe instability and possibly collapse as a result.

It is fair to say that this particular constellation of issues, problems if you will, has never been faced before at these levels.

Never.

Whether you find this terrifying or exhilarating is simply a matter of your mindset. One key towards easing your mind is being armed with accurate and detailed information. That is what the Crash Course will deliver.

When viewed individually, each one of the sub-areas on each of the “E”s could entirely consume your entire attention. I am going to make the claim that these problems are so intertwined that they cannot be solved in isolation. All three “E”s will need to be considered at the same time.

How are they linked? By something very powerful that we desperately need to understand a lot better. Please join me for Chapter 3: Exponential Growth.

 

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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:35 | 4906000 El Vaquero
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I've said it many times before:  The only way to maintain the status quo is through fraud now that we have seen the end of real growth. 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:17 | 4906076 knukles
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Yo!  Weez gotz dah anserz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvm-n6gwPCY

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:53 | 4906124 max2205
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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:04 | 4906137 BuddyEffed
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Your train of thought seems to follow a similar vein as found in this ICP song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6shIbQnxg&feature=kp;

Not for the weak or easily offended.  Parental permission recommended for those under 18.

But I'm sure the lyrics will strike a chord with some here.  Kind of funny in a satiric kind of way.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:50 | 4906314 markmotive
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Watch Chris Martenson's entire Crash Course (condensed into 1hr):

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2014/06/chris-martensons-accelerated-crash...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:00 | 4906324 BuddyEffed
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Several years ago I was an original suggester here that the Martenson and Tverberg materials be featured as guest posts.   The Tylers even went so far to include the JHK stuff but me thinks he is just a tad over the top.  Hey who the front door down voted me?

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:09 | 4906431 Elliott Eldrich
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And here I was wondering whatever happened to "Tourette's Guy." Apparently he started a rap career. Good for him.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:58 | 4906544 BuddyEffed
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You must have been the one up arrow me thinks.  BTW, I am very familiar with that Rouge River bridge mentioned in the Lyrics, crossing it 4 to 6 times a week from infancy to mid childhood.  Freakin river even caught fire once as Marathon, Ford, etc are on its banks.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:18 | 4907591 presk_eel_pundit
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You're thinking of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Buddy, not the Rouge.

 

http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Cuyahoga_River_Fire?rec=1642

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:19 | 4907822 BuddyEffed
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No, you stand corrected. The Rouge River did burn with flames 50 feet in the air.

http://www.environmentalcouncil.org/priorities/article.php?x=264

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:45 | 4906116 Da Yooper
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I've said it many times before:  The only way to maintain the status quo is through fraud now that we have seen the end of real growth.

 

The sheeple STILL dont have a clue & if or when they WTFU

 

The first thing they will say is

IF only someone had told me

 

They deserve what fate awaits them

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:38 | 4906005 Arbeit_Macht_Frei
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If anyone enjoys socialist baiting like I do head over to this Marxists blog and leave some libertarian hospitality. I think he'll like it. http://iphidaimos-thenewsinshorts.blogspot.co.uk

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 06:20 | 4906716 Nexus789
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Libertarian nonsense as none of it makes any sense.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:40 | 4906011 espirit
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We've created fire that will never burn out - so I guess that solves future energy needs.

If we're not here, we won't need it.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:49 | 4906036 WillyGroper
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This fire will destroy the "Bodies" of evidence.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:46 | 4906028 Kirk2NCC1701
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"The next 20 years will be different than the last 20 years." - Martensen

The next 20 years are always different than the last 20 years. - Kirk

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:50 | 4906038 SuperRay
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The next 10 years will be reeaaaalllyyy different than any 10 year period in the history of the world - Ray

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:57 | 4906052 SuperRay
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BTW, are things slow there, Tyler?  If anybody on this site hasn't already seen the Crash Course, they shouldn't be allowed to up or down vote, or even post!!  

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:40 | 4906295 Seer
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You've got a point.  Although, I don't see that Tyler(s) have made this a requirement.

But anyway... I say that no one who is promotes change ought to be able to do so until they've gotten an education on the exponential function.  Those that don't want any change ought to just bury their head in the sand...

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01 | 4907094 Toxicosis
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Exponents, who needs exponents, as long as I've got my endless supply of Doritos and cherry coke, and can watch new episodes of Honey Boo-Boo every week exponents can go to hell.  Unless they're tasty, then send some of those exponents my way, because I bet we have an endless supply of those like everything else too.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:02 | 4906056 RafterManFMJ
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Remember: no matter where you go... there you are. - Buckaroo Banzai

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:13 | 4906073 cro_maat
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We all go down the rabbit hole looking for the rabbit only to find that we are the rabbit.

Hopefully before they make rabbit stew.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:28 | 4906191 SuperRay
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Forget Ray. You've got SuperRay! ;-)

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:39 | 4906816 messymerry
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Doh Ray!,,, Me Fa So...

;-D

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:10 | 4906070 August
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'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.

Whether we get the boot stamping on a human face forever, or something better than that, either course will lead to many premature human deaths. 

Still, perhaps, if we pray very, very hard, and offer him as many virgins as he wants, Ray Kurzweil will have mercy upon us.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:16 | 4906165 CrashisOptimistic
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1690 looked more or less like 1670 for the vast majority of the population of the world.  1770 looked like 1750 too.  1820 and 1840 were the same too.

 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:30 | 4906193 SuperRay
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Duh. 1863 looked a helluva lot different than 1853...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:41 | 4906299 Seer
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"for the vast majority of the population of the world"

I'd hope that people get it that part of "conversing" is actually reading/listening to what someone says before jumping with both feet into one's mouth...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:35 | 4906385 SuperRay
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Well, gee, let's see. I guess way back then, the vast majority of the population of the world wasn't economically interdependent, so the relevance of the analogy to anything happening today escapes me. Thanks for your condescending, and equally irrelevant, attempt to educate me.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:52 | 4906536 Seer
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Nice attmept to try and hide your logical failure.   As for attempts to "educate," well, it's quite apparent that you have no real investments in it...

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:03 | 4907552 NidStyles
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Really? Economic revolutions make people less dependent. That is why government gets worse as we go along. 

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:09 | 4907103 Toxicosis
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Actually no it wouldn't have.  There was not an exceptional change in available technology.  There was only horse and buggy and steam train.  There was nary indoor plumbing available and no electrical grid.  Life was still quite slower paced and most people were rural not urban.  The industrial era was churning along but nothing of anything spectacular altered the majority in their standard of living.

How old are you, say about 20?  Learn some history, soon enough you'll need it.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:39 | 4906524 Totentänzerlied
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Late 1800s to early 1970s: The gravy train was plowing along level ground, full steam ahead.

Early 1970s to mid-2000s: The gravy train reached a slight positive grade, and had some engine and mechanical problems but we were assured everything was fixed and things seemed kind of okay.

Since then: The gravy train engine is stalling, anything combustible in the traincars is being burned as fuel, the load has doubled, and the grade has increased dramatically, repairs are impossible, it's bailing wire and duct tape.

You can't get off the train, if you're very lucky you can change cars, but (ruining my metaphor) you don't know when any given car will detach.

What does it look like when a car detaches? It looks like Greece, Detroit, Egypt, or Libya.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:03 | 4906059 are we there yet
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This time is different. We have a simi-black, simi-american, to guide us.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:26 | 4906762 Kprime
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well, at least we can take comfort that our leader leans toward the bottom of the bell curve.  He may be a dumb monkey but he has a lot of practice tossing shit.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:30 | 4906095 knukles
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Actually, Goldman is saying that the next 4 quarters growth will be in excess of 9%, so it'll all be Ok for a while.

Back to work, serfs

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:01 | 4906135 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Yes massah!

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:43 | 4906303 Seer
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But, but... that's like the bar-owner claiming certain hours to be "happy hours."  For whom?  GS might very well be correct in that they'll see 9% growth for their "specialness."

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:41 | 4906526 NoPension
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Free beer tomorrow...

.....so, here is my question.. Do I/ we prepare, or party like it's 1999?

Is ignorance bliss? Maybeeeee, it is better to not see it coming.???

How smart am I now.

Damn, this sucks. I'm glad I'm on the downslope. It's been a good ride.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 01:00 | 4906548 Seer
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You know, this is why I don't condemn those who "appear" to not be doing anything.  The saying (paraphrasing) "Do not judge another unless you walk a mile in their shoes" seems like good advice.  And then there's the Serenity Prayer to consider...  As I've come to see things there is really little one can or should try to do to do about things that are outside of one's control.

As for myself, I like to "know."  I'm a curious kind of person...  And, there's an element of challenge to it all, in keeping "sane" when you come to know more about what's really going on: one can turn it all into like being on drugs (which I do not do), kind of a state in which you're the only drugged-up one in a crowd- kind of an upside down reversal of the actual situation (gives others the benefit of the doubt while challenging you to your own sense of sanity).

Does it make any sense?  Do I care? (it's a question that I apply to myself ABOUT myself!)

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:06 | 4908094 knukles
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I got a hunch that you and I have already shared part of our experience, strength and hope together even though we've never met.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:05 | 4906143 Zoomorph
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Meh. Economics is superficial, it doesn't address the underlying psychological, moral and philosophical issues. Without addressing the bigger picture, it's like we're trying to solve a puzzle that's missing half the pieces.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:16 | 4906168 CrashisOptimistic
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Psychology, morality and philosophy are not only not the bigger picture, they are not in the picture at all.  They are at most dust that gathered on the top edge of the picture.

The picture is oil.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:57 | 4906320 Seer
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:51 | 4906481 Totentänzerlied
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Hardly. You cannot address humanity's consummate failure to accomplish anything of note in the realms of familial, community, societal, political, economic, national organization since the Ag Revolution without invoking psychology, ethics, and philosophy (along with physics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and so on).

The picture is energy, but the reason the energy picture (and the economic, political, scientific, etc.) looks how it does is a different issue. There is nothing about crude oil that dictates that humans had to waste virtually every barrel of it we have ever pumped, and do so without so much as a single contingency plan or even one significant turn-key backup (whether you are a fan of nuclear or not, it satisfies this criterion) or parallel alternative (we went all-in... then doubled down). To belabor the obvious point, nothing about petroleum decided that humans must drive cars, live in suburbs, use gas/diesel ICEs to power almost all transport, use petroleum products in nearly every part of their lives, and breed and consume to the (very much volatile and) momentary limit such that even a slight "marginal" disruption in crude supply would wreak enormous havoc.

Abdridged version: "we can, but should we?" is a not a question about energy (but it really should be).

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:44 | 4906528 NoPension
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I've heard it said, " put a horse in a stall full of oats, and he'll eat himself to death" .
Methinks the people animal is not much different,eh?

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 14:34 | 4907468 NihilistZero
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Human society must change and adjust, but the idea that it wil END when the oil runs out makes no sense. Sure the ponzi has to end, but as you stated nuclear done right is an option.  We, ve got a huge fusion reactor that won't burn out for a few billion years we're constantly working to harness more effectively.  I get that oil's portable joules are second to none, but I see know reason we can't live without it as a species.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:17 | 4906363 Seer
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Yes, see the Catton video above.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:40 | 4906208 cornflakesdisease
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Ah yes, collapsatarians.  You got to love their zeal.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:03 | 4906336 Seer
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You cornucopian/flat-earthers- when are you going to admit that you're going against history and physics?

Conucopian (from Wiki):

A cornucopian is a futurist who believes that continued progress and provision of material items for mankind can be met by similarly continued advances in technology. Fundamentally they believe that there is enough matter and energy on the Earth to provide for the ever-rising population of the world.

TPTB love this kind of shit as it gets their minions falling into line for them.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 14:40 | 4907481 NihilistZero
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An ever rising population is wholly unsustainable of course.  But is a world of decreasing human numbers that destroys the destructive ponzi and allows mankind to pursue those futurist aspirations without the bullwhup of .gov a bad thing?  Is optimistic thinking banned on zero hedge?

 

 

 

 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:41 | 4906210 Cannon Fodder
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If you want to see how it all plays out, just read The Book of Revelation....

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:05 | 4906341 Seer
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The concept isn't new.

Astrology also tells of major changes.  And, well, so too does nature.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:21 | 4906362 tickhound
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Age of Taurus (Moses comes down to see worship of the bull), becomes age of Aries (Jews still blow the rams horn), becomes age of Pisces (fish symbolism throughout New Testament, to include the "Jesus lives" within the fish symbol on the back of cars today), to the dawning of the age of Aquarius (New Testament Jesus says when u see the water bearer, enter his house within - para:).

Our practical ancients were a deviation or two above the modern day mean.

"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding our world"

Sup seer ;)

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:55 | 4906485 Seer
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Hi, tick,

Well, one really has to wonder whether "understanding our world" can be evaluated as being beneficial given our innate sense for human hubris.  That is, "understanding" is one thing, being wise with that understanding is yet another...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:43 | 4906215 MeBizarro
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Weekend content from op-ed posters has often become dreadful.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:06 | 4906343 Seer
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So, that makes you what?  So desperate (don't have anything better to do) that you have to jump on this to troll?

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:31 | 4906284 Notsobadwlad
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Yes, ZH has officially jumped the shark.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:07 | 4906346 Seer
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Oh, and this coming from someone who has been a member for a mere 16 weeks?

Fucking trolls.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:37 | 4906466 Thirtyseven
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Could've been someone who was previously banned.

I've seen a *cough* couple handles like that.  Some even re-use the same icon.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:11 | 4906294 Exalt
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Charlie Chapman's The Great Dictator is so appropriate. I think his only mistake was thinking that all of humanity is empathetic and noble. The sad reality I believe is that we may all be pathetic sociopaths and true "humanity" is a rare and fleeting trait amongst our kind of creature. People like being in power, like having something other people don't, like to watch suffering vicariously, dare I say even like to be servile. We don't like to admit it conciously for the shame it brings us, but we know we all want zero sum.

We prefer Hobbes's "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" life to one of community, prosperity and empathy. If we're all equal and happy, how will we ever realise our own vanity if we are not better off than someone else? Power will eventually return to the people and I'm afraid they're not going to use it very well... facism, socialism, communism, capitalism. All equal "isms" for "Better Than You". See, they're just different coloured big monkeys.

Without a purpose to guide the troop, the big monkey will always step in and give you one - doing what he says, or else. Well, I'm not afraid of the big monkeys anymore. How about we make a new constitution that defines a new "purpose": exterminating the big monkeys. Pretty simple really, we create our own evolutionary step. Our government masters have been holding us back for centuries and would like nothing but more of the same, I think we should insist on introducing them to Darwin first.

Then we can get on with eating our own poop and jerking ourselves off in peace. Banana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FMNFvKEy4c - The Great Dictator

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:15 | 4906361 Seer
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And that explains how we've managed to populate the earth with 7+ BILLION of us?

Read Peter Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid" (which has an interesting rebuttal to the accepted notion that Darwin was all about "survival of the fittest").

We are what we are, and at the core we're animals looking to survive and to express our genes.  Our "issue" is that we can actually think about these things and be flustered by them.

"How about we make a new constitution that defines a new "purpose" for humanity: exterminating the big monkeys. Pretty simple really, we create our own evolutionary step."

Violence happens when there's a lack of, or the threate of a lack of, resources: ALL wars are fundamentally about resources.  Killing the "big monkeys" might work only to the extent that on a per-capita basis there's more to go around; however, that does not mean that there is MORE of something, and this is what Martensen and ohers are trying to get through.

We have dominate animals (humans) which, if nature really had a full say in things, would NOT be dominate.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:21 | 4906448 Exalt
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I was just trying to make a joke of it really, so don't take me too literally. I don't think our population would be a problem if we didn't spend all our time and energy on fighting for our "interests". If it were not for governments, we could literally do anything with 7+ Billion working towards that goal. Even settle a new planet if that's what we wanted to do. 

I don't suggest we should make a reality of survival of the fittest... the opposite really. I'm also absolutely not advocating we enter some sort of governed economic wealth redistribution. That we are flustered by our own wickedness requires us to give thought. We can't hand over immorality to genetic determinism and come out clean... 

I agree that "state" violence is the core issue. But imagine if a new international pact was signed that that any and all national violence is outlawed absolutely. That required all nations to cooperate towards the maintenance of peace and the pursuit of human progess over national interest or face international trial and guaranteed overwhelming force.

With no ability to exercise physical force ideologies and theocracies everywhere would starve and die. Politicians and priests, for once, unemployed. What will be left is all that we need to go forward as a species and that will bake a bigger cake. I'm talking about an Empire of Man, not an empire of one man who thinks he's God.

My whole rant is that I believe the invisible hand has a part to play in politics too and can only do so when the fangs are drawn from nations. A secular humanity if you will. How human progress is defined and pursued I guess is the fuzzy part and for smarter monkeys than me - but killing for "holy" land or "profit" certainly doesn't count in my book.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:08 | 4906499 Seer
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All's cool.  I appreciate anyone who can stick with a discussion, presenting reasonable challenges etc..

"If it were not for governments, we could literally do anything with 7+ Billion working towards that goal. Even settle a new planet if that's what we wanted to do."

I'd like to share your enthusiasm (esp given I'm a Zero Govt kind of person), but the realities of the physical world suggest that it's highly unlikely that settling some other planet is going to be in the cards.   Consider that "betterment" has only ever really come to a small percentage of the world's population: we've got a lot more people, but the percentage is still the percentage.  Further, it would do nothing to change out inability to understand the growth problem- we'd only then need to find yet another planet to settle; and, based on simple math, we'd rapidly consume any such planets: refer to Dr. Albert Bartlett's Arithmetic, Population and Energy to seer and hear how the exponential function really works.

"imagine if a new international pact was signed that that any and all national violence is outlawed absolutely."

The logic fails as someone has to be able to resort to violence in order for there to be no violence.  Um...

"With no ability to exercise physical force ideologies and theocracies everywhere would starve and die."

People, with their human nature and all, would still seek ways to dominate others.  Any "perfect" system would soon fall victim to distortions: one only need to see what has happened in the US to understand how a seemingly benign system can be turned into a not-so-benign system.  It all works perfectly, until, that is, it gets put in to "practice" (exposed to the real world).

"A secular humanity if you will."

I understand the arguments/desires, I really do.  Religions can also claim the same desires.  It all comes down to having everyone "on the same page."  And, right or wrong, I don't feel that there's a very strong probability of this occurring.  As in nature, diversity is the long-term key to survival; even IF we all "got on the same page" it might turn into one big mass-failure.

I never claim to have any "solutions," as I believe that solutions themselves tend to create most of our problems.  Sigh...

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 14:46 | 4907496 NihilistZero
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Why is settling another planet so unlikely?  The physics support a terraforming of Mars.  If humanity can be lead into war after war with his brother just MAYBE a benevolent force can lead us to the stars...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:34 | 4906384 nsurf9
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If  you consider the change in the cost of a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, house, an education and a myriad of other things over the last hundred years, you may understand that there's no amount of money printing the croney government will not undertake the finance itself.

That's why costs and rise.

Further,  if you consider that during the Civil War, "our" government killed over 630,000 of our kin (probably over a million, if you count starvation and disease), to protect its tax base, you will understand that not only is there no amount of money they will steal, but there is also no limit to the number of lives they will take to save their butts.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:50 | 4906531 Seer
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It's a generic trait of "POWER."  Lots has been said/written over many, many years.  By no means is any of what you/I witness today anything new: the only "newness" is in our own personal encounterings/witnessings.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 02:20 | 4906599 UselessEater
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3 E's is Agenda 21.

Fail to grasp that game and there is no need to end the fed, we're roasted.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 02:28 | 4906605 UselessEater
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http://www.agenda21course.com/category/lesson-one/

So, what is Agenda 21, also referred to as “Sustainable Development”?  It is NOT an environmental movement, it IS a political movement which seeks to control the world’s economy, dictates its development, captures and redistributes the world’s wealth on a national, state, and local level.

The process locks away land and resources from use by citizens, and plans a central economy, while controlling industry, transportation, food production, water, and the growth, size, and location of the population

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 02:36 | 4906607 UselessEater
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"off they went to celebrate 10 years of UN Agenda 21 at the United Nations’ Johannesburg Summit 2002. At the Summit the Federal Government released a boastful report benchmarking Australia as an innovative world leader in hammering sovereign Constitutions and Governmental processes into the fabric of UN Agenda 21. The report is blatant in its detail and worth a peruse on the Governments’ website (see link below)."

http://realnewsaustralia.com/2013/10/29/abracadabra-make-un-agenda-21-co...

http://www.environment.gov.au/about/international/wssd/publications/assessment/index.html

http://www.environment.gov.au/about/international/wssd/publications/assessment/resources.html

 

 

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 03:07 | 4906617 TheObsoleteMan
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There are just too many people on the planet, especially the unproductive, the old, the disabled, those with no skills or education. I believe the elites refer to them as: Useless eaters. What to do with them all? The only real solution is population reduction, since birth control has been a complete failure, and all of those lab created viruses and anti biotic resistant bacterias are taking too much time to have an effect. What is needed is what is known to work: Global nuclear war. The elites have underground cities complete with all of the amenities to wait it out in comfort. A good 70-80% reduction ought to suffice. This is their plan.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:08 | 4906852 d edwards
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The nazi's would have LOVED you.

 

Overpopulation? YOU are part of the problem, too. commit suicide and do the earth a favor and encourage your friends to do the same. problem solved!

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:23 | 4906867 AdvancingTime
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 I recently watched a wildlife documentary  were they showed animals sometimes eat their young. Most adult humans would find such an act unthinkable, to most of us our children are our future. However, it might be it is because we don't realize how yummy they can taste.

All joking aside, a point does exist to this post that has started in a rather bizarre way, but it exist at the other end of our lifespan. This is just a reminder that over mans history atrocities have occurred. More on this subject in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/01/they-sometimes-eat-their-young.ht...

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:26 | 4906761 craus
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Well until the change comes, keep wearing that bull outfit over your bear outfit.

Don't miss the chance to make money daily. Obama is not going to let this market

tank. Even if he brings the whole country down. He's got a false legacy to protect.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:22 | 4906794 messymerry
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Disguising ads as articles is pathetic. Stop it Tyler!!!

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:05 | 4906850 d edwards
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IMHO peak oil is bs, and evironMENTAL hysteria is a massive hoax.

 

That leaves the economy-there are too many "leaches" draining the life out of the econ from the obvious gimme free stuff crowd to the big business AND political parasites who get their living from manipulating it.

 

Unfortunately, it's gonna have crash before it can rid itself of the parasites. imho

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:44 | 4906830 AdvancingTime
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 Sustainability means planning our future in a way that we do not set ourselves up to crash and burn at some future date. Long-term planning has not been something politicians excel at or are even good at. Our system is geared at getting politicians reelected and fulfilling the most pressing needs of today. 

Things like profit, greed, and quenching our unrelinquishing desire for growth are placed in front of longer term issues and needs. Mapping out a logical and sustainable long-term plan requires delving into some rather hefty philosophical questions like what brings real happiness. More on this important topic in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/04/planning-sustainable-future-for-m...

 

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 16:17 | 4907718 falak pema
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Energy, economy and the environment; the three Es and what orchestrates their dystopian morph in the current age : the ONE P called Powermantra. 

The mindset that changed the American dream into Oligarchy hubris from Aldous Huxley day onwards.

We entered a new age where magical bullets and Supreme's surrogates said  in Unison :

Truth is not what we believe in : its in the perpetuation of the myth that we represent the truth, all the while we do whats good for us.

We are now the incarnation of Machiavelli's Prince, the Oligarchy breed of elitists who practice the quintessential dream of perpetual power behind our robes of people's representatives.

We do what we do to ensure that the end justifies the means. 

To achieve that perpetual state of perennial power we ensure that everything appears to change all the while nothing changes.

That is the ultimate art of governance. And those who are not Insiders in this game must realize that Outsiders are like the vanquished in the Coliseum; thumbs down and Ave Caesar! 

BTW : the New Coliseum is a place we call the WS market of assets and commodities. Its so much more civilized than that other place in old Rome, all in ruins. 

Crossing the Rubicon on Aldous Huxley day and reaping its consequences! 

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