Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor - And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

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Submitted by Michale Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Could you survive on just $2.50 a day?  According to Compassion International, approximately half of the population of the entire planet currently lives on $2.50 a day or less.  Meanwhile, those hoarding wealth at the very top of the global pyramid are rapidly becoming a lot wealthier.  Don’t get me wrong – I am a very big believer in working hard and contributing something of value to society, and those that work the hardest and contribute the most should be able to reap the rewards.  In this article I am in no way, shape or form criticizing true capitalism, because if true capitalism were actually being practiced all over the planet we would have far, far less poverty today.  Instead, our planet is dominated by a heavily socialized debt-based central banking system that systematically transfers wealth from hard working ordinary citizens to the global elite.  Those at the very top of the pyramid know that they are impoverishing everyone else, and they very much intend to keep it that way.

Let’s start with some of the hard numbers.  According to Zero Hedge, Credit Suisse had just released their yearly report on global wealth, and it shows that 45.6 percent of all the wealth in the world is controlled by just 0.7 percent of the people…

As Credit Suisse tantalizingly shows year after year, the number of people who control just shy of a majority of global net worth, or 45.6% of the roughly $255 trillion in household wealth, is declining progressively relative to the total population of the world, and in 2016 the number of people who are worth more than $1 million was just 33 million, roughly 0.7% of the world’s population of adults. On the other end of the pyramid, some 3.5 billion adults had a net worth of less than $10,000, accounting for just about $6 trillion in household wealth.

And since this is a yearly report, we can go back and see how things have changed over time.  When Zero Hedge did this, it was discovered that the wealth of those at the very top “has nearly doubled” over the past six years, and meanwhile the poor have gotten even poorer…

Incidentally, we tracked down the first Credit Suisse report we found in this series from 2010, where the total wealth of the top “layer” in the pyramid was a modest $69.2 trillion for the world’s millionaires. It has nearly doubled in the 6 years since then. Meanwhile, the world’s poorest have gotten, you got it, poorer, as those adults who were worth less than $10,000 in 2010 had a combined net worth of $8.2 trillion, a number which has since declined to $6.1 trillion in 2016 despite a half a billion increase in the sample size.

If these trends continue at this pace, it won’t be too long before the global elite have virtually all of the wealth and the rest of us have virtually nothing.

Perhaps you are fortunate enough to still have a good job, and you live in a large home and you will sleep in a warm bed tonight.

Well, you should consider yourself to be very blessed, because that is definitely not the case for most of the rest of the world.  The following 11 facts about global poverty come from dosomething.com, and I want you to really let these numbers sink in for a moment…

  1. Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
  2. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
  3. 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves. Run a food drive outside your local grocery store so people in your community have enough to eat. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout.
  4. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
  5. In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.
  6. Preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia take the lives of 2 million children a year who are too poor to afford proper treatment.
  7. As of 2013, 21.8 million children under 1 year of age worldwide had not received the three recommended doses of vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
  8. 1/4 of all humans live without electricity — approximately 1.6 billion people.
  9. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day.
  10. Oxfam estimates that it would take $60 billion annually to end extreme global poverty–that’s less than 1/4 the income of the top 100 richest billionaires.
  11. The World Food Programme says, “The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty.” Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

So how did we get here?

Debt is the primary mechanism that takes wealth from ordinary people like you and me and puts it into the hands of the global elite.

In my recent article entitled “Why Donald Trump Must Shut Down The Federal Reserve And Start Issuing Debt-Free Money“, I discussed how the Federal Reserve was designed to entrap the U.S. government in an endless debt spiral from which it could never possibly escape.  And that is precisely what has happened, as the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913.

In that very same year, the federal income tax was instituted, and that is a key part of the program for the global elite.  You see, the income tax is how wealth is transferred from us to the government.  And then a continuously growing national debt is how that wealth is transferred from the government to the elite.

It is a very complicated system, but at the end of the day it is all about taking money from us and getting it into their pockets.

And at this point more than 99.9 percent of the population of the world lives in a country with a central bank, and almost every nation on the planet has some form of income tax.

It is a global system that is designed to create as much debt as possible, and I recently shared with my readers that the total amount of debt in the world has hit a staggering all-time record high of 152 trillion dollars.

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and the global elite have used various forms of debt to turn the rest of the planet into their debt slaves.

As debt levels race higher and higher all over the planet, the elite are using the magic of compound interest to grab a bigger and bigger share of the pie.

Given enough time, those at the very top would have virtually everything and the rest of us would have virtually nothing.  The middle class is shrinking all over the globe, and the gap between the wealthy and the poor continues to grow at an astounding pace.

But the vast majority of people out there have no idea how money, debt, taxes and central banks really work, and so they have no idea that this is purposely being done to them.

The truth is that we don’t have to have this much global poverty, and if we correctly identify the root causes of this poverty we can start working on some real solutions.

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turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) Nov 23, 2016 7:34 PM

Never understood when people commit suicide because of financial strangulation that they don't take a rothschild or jew with them

Future Jim's picture

The global elite think they own everything, inluding us, so they don't want us sucking up too many of THEIR resources.

Nemontel's picture

The global elite are delusional if they think nothing will change in the power structure. 


Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

They want to keep it that way?? Half of the population being poor isn't enough for them!!  They want EVERYONE to be poor---just not them.  When everyone is poor, no one will be poor.  You will think you are rich if you have two loaves of bread and a package of ground beef more than your neighbor has.  If everyone is poor, they won't be able to afford all of those carbon fuels that are ruining "their" planet.

letsit's picture

And who are they? This elusive "elite"? https://goo.gl/bFYusM

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techies-r-us (not verified) letsit Nov 23, 2016 9:34 PM

Trump's part of the elite. Are people blind?

philipat's picture

Letsit, Lonnng, Yippee Kiyay, techies-r-us, stizazz, Mano-A-Mano et al, sorry to make you “Talk to yourself” more to avoid having my “outing” post immediately below your spam. It now takes you 4-5 minutes to post because you have to login as different users to talk to yourself and separate your spam post from my spam alert so taking advantage of Zhers who don’t know your game. Still, without a life I suppose you must have plenty of time on your hands. I have a life so am not always focused on hitting the key on my machine which automatically responds to your spam. Another poster, erkme73, was able to hack into your parents security system and get a shot of you in the basement where you live. Not a pretty site:


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tmosley's picture

"How did we get here?"

We were always there. Used to be more like 95-99% lived on that little. Capitalism raised us up, and has allowed technology to progress to the point that poverty is now in decline despite the reversion to fascism and socialism that has since the start of time kept men in poverty.

And no, no-one wants everyone to be poor. They generally either just have a completely backwards understanding of economics, or they just want to enrich themselves (when you are a billionaire, all the peasents look the same, whether they bring hom a dollar a day, or $250,000 a year).

Paul E. Math's picture

$2.50/day is actually fine if you have some land with wood and fresh water available.  And you don't have to pay taxes.

You can have a garden and raise some livestock, perhaps built a still and makes some booze to trade with your neighbours.

But that kind of system didn't require us to be their wage slaves so they took care of that.

roddcarlson's picture

I've been really blessed to have so much opportunity that I had, thank you Jesus and God. That said I'm afraid the resources are getting a bit sore for all the people being borned to people with very little capital to improve their lot. I know it's probably not Godly of me, but I don't see where bringing everyone over here and allowing free reproduction rates while the food bill is supported by us the workers is going to help the problem much. It appears the NWO doesn't wish to have a Christian white man in the picture anymore, all this idle talk of natural rights and capitalism gets in the way of us all living on $2.50 a day. Who knows maybe peak oil is the zenith for mankind after all white men are bred out or disposessed.

How many people think birth control might be a good idea for some of these places with too many people, instead of importing them here?

Kidbuck's picture

How do you pay for medicine or doctor visits on $2.50 per day? How do you buy gas to drive anywhere? How do you buy a car or pay an electric bill on $2.50 per day?

HermanVanCuckold's picture

I completely disagree. We're in a technological age where your access to technology determines your access to everything else, especially information, education and health care. Plus, the environment is being consistently degraded so technology can help provide a barrier against that.

Without money, you have no technology and without technology, you are guaranteed poverty, at least in the intermediate term.

And the poor are always guilty.

Urban Roman's picture

We got here the usual way. Same as yeast.

If we were to apply the Procrustean level to the human population now, and find that there is enough money for everyone to have 2.51 per day, it would not take long for that to no longer be the case. The population would rise, or conditions would decline.

In fact at this point, conditions will decline. Like they did for the reindeer on that little Aleutian island, whose name I can't recall right now.

St. Matthew Island.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Contemporary Globalized Neolithic Civilization is worse than yeast in two ways.

First, yeast do not have the potential to use weaponized technologies which will poison the surrounding environment long after their own self-induced die-off.

Second, yeast do not have the theoretical ability to think differently and then act differently.

Human beings are political animals, and the essential political problems are the death control systems, whose most extreme forms of are the murder systems. Since human beings and civilization necessarily live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, doing so necessarily matches operating according to the principles of organized crime.

There is no doubt that endless exponential growth is absolutely impossible ...

BY DEFINITION, what will stop the mathematical impossibility of endless exponential growth are the changes in the death control systems. However, since the most socially successful death control systems have become the most dishonest about themselves as possible, it continues to be politically impossible to have any relatively rational public debates regarding those issues, as made starkly apparent towards the end of this video of a presentation by Al Bartlett regarding the mathematics of exponential growth:


The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See (part 2 of 8)

St. Matthew Island deer population problem was a good illustration of the overall problems facing human beings on planet Earth, as Spaceship Earth, or Lifeboat Earth. However, the ways in which the St. Matthew deer population exploded due to NOT having the natural balancing of a well-developed ecology of predatory parasites to limit the deer population, as the productive prey, has been somewhat bizarrely resolved in the human case by civilization developing different cultural groups who act like like predatory parasites, versus act like productive prey.

In general, the issues raised in the article above from Synder are due to the runaway excessive successfulness of "controlling" civilization through applications of the methods of organized crime manifesting criminal insanities which are spinning out of "control." The people who act like predatory parasites have become too good at using lies backed by violence in order to exploit those who were thereby kept ignorant and afraid. There are no publicly significant "opposition" which were not selected to operate inside the established systems of triumphant organized crime, and hence to stay inside the same frame of reference.

Globalized Neolithic Civilization is almost totally based upon integrated systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence, the most important of which are the ways that public governments enforce frauds by private banks, and the big corporations that grow up around those big banks. The prodigious progress in physical science and technologies has primarily been applied in ways which have enabled civilization to become exponentially more fraudulent. The essential political problems are that the murder systems necessarily control everything else, while the most socially successful murder systems operate through the maximum possible dishonesties and deceits.

The oldest book on The Art of War begins by stating that

"success in war depends on deceits," and ends with

"spies are the most important soldiers."

Sun Tzu's Art of War

Ebook whose link only works when copied & pasted:

http://www.artofwarsuntzu.com/Art of War PDF.pdf

Page 4, point 18.

All warfare is based on deception.

Page 17, point 15.

In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.

Page 35. Chapter XIII.


The essential political problems regarding "the truth" were recognized long ago:

In the fifth century BC,

Greek dramatist Aeschylus said:

“In war, truth is the first casualty.”


A pretty well universal issue that is found in all of the articles from Gary Snyer, et alia, such as the one above, are the ways in which those tend to present superficially correct analysis, from which follows superficially correct "solutions," which are necessarily bogus because they deliberately do not admit and address that there must be some death control systems.

Since the currently established Globalized Neolithic Civilization is almost totally based upon political economies that operate through public governments enforcing frauds by private banks, therefore, despite that those are becoming exponentially more fraudulent, the most socially successful people are the best available professional hypocrites, who have adapted to living inside those systems based upon being able to enforce frauds, in ways which deliberately ignore and misunderstand those systems as much as sustaining their cognitive dissonance makes humanly possible.

If a technologically advancing civilization is going to survive doing so, then it must go through series of intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts regarding the perception of its death control systems, particularly because those back up its debt control systems. However, natural selection pressures have driven the development of artificial selection systems to become based on the maximum possible dishonesties about themselves, because doing that used to be the most socially successful strategy. At the present time, I have no practical "solutions" to offer, but merely point out the ways in which the essential political problems that Globalized Neolithic Civilization are developing are due to the ways that being able to back up lies with violence never stops those from still being false. Therefore, the existing political economy based upon enforcing frauds is becoming exponentially more fraudulent, but nevertheless, the best available professional hypocrites continue to operate those systems of more or less organized lies and robberies, with the banksters' symbolic robberies, through government enforced frauds, being the most significant forms of those now.

Civilization necessarily operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime. However, because that IS the case, civilization is dominated by the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals, who are most able to publicly get away with misrepresenting what they are doing. Furthermore, since those sociopolitical systems have been developing for thousands of years, the publicly significant religions and ideologies are various forms of controlled "opposition" that continue to stay within the same frame of reference of the maximum possible deceitful attitudes towards the death control systems.

I am not currently aware of any publicly significant presentation of not only that the established death control systems and murder systems are based on the maximum possible deceits and dishonesties, but also which does not then collapse back to some sort of similar bullshit based upon the impossible ideals that there should not be any death control systems, or, at least, none that human beings are consciously aware of operating. So far, human history has selected for the most socially successful murder systems to become as dishonest about themselves as humanly possible, while the only apparent "opposition" has also been similarly selected to stay within the same overall frame of reference.

To more generally understand the various forms of "Wars On Whatever," one should attempt to better understand warfare itself. However, after one does so, one discovers that governments are necessarily the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals, and therefore, all of their "Wars On Whatever" actually end up enabling organized crime to flourish, and for that kind of success to be channeled to the pyramidion people in the social pyramid systems ...

Any "War on Poverty" would have to recognize that "birth controls" and "family planning" are actually forms of death controls. Indeed, the only genuine realistic resolutions of the real problems must be based upon different death control systems. However, the most extreme forms of those are the murder systems, which have been selected by the history of warfare to become most socially successful by becoming the most deceitful and treacherous as humanly possible, and that includes not only that the central core of triumphant organized crime (banker dominated governments), but also all of the various controlled "opposition" groups, such as the publicly significant religions and ideologies.

The vast majority of people are worse than "dirt poor," since they are "landless peasants" that do not even own any "dirt." At the present time, almost exponential progress in technologies, enabled by series of intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts in mathematical physics, continues to be primarily channeled through sociopolitical systems based upon being able to enforce frauds, which are becoming exponentially more fraudulent. Despite that, the best available professional hypocrites continue to be the most socially successful people, who are able to deliberately ignore that endless exponential growth is NOT possible mathematical physics!

What is actually happening are the entrenched debt slavery systems have structures which are necessarily generating numbers which are becoming increasing debt insanities. Meanwhile, within those established systems, the only things which are possible are even greater degrees of debt insanities. Since the debt controls were always backed by the death controls, the debt insanities are headed towards provoking death insanities. In that context, the only marginally possible alternatives would have to emerge as ways that eruptions of death insanities might be directed to become different death control systems. However, the primary political obstacles in the way are that the currently most socially successful combined money/murder systems are based upon the maximum possible deceits and frauds, and are being operated by the best available professional hypocrites, which includes that the ways in which the only publicly significant "opposition" to the established systems are effectively controlled to stay within the same overall frame of reference.

Snyder is typical of most of the rest of the content published on Zero Hedge, and throughout all of the rest of the alternative news media, which provide superficially correct analysis of the problems that civilization is manifesting runaway criminal insanities, since the excessive successfulness of the vicious spirals of political funding resulting in the enforcement of frauds is headed towards:

If these trends continue at this pace, it won’t be too long before the global elite have virtually all of the wealth and the rest of us have virtually nothing.

Ownership of private property is based on backing up claims with coercions, the most abstract form of which is that money is measurement backed by murder. That situation developed because political economy operates inside human ecology, due to the ways that the murder systems back up the money systems, and then the money systems in turn pay for the murder systems. While human beings and civilization necessarily operate as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, because those must match the principles and methods of organized crime, the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals have dominated civilization, and so, the biggest bullies' bullshit world views have been built into the structure of the dominate natural languages and philosophy of science.

In order for the established systems whereby public governments enforce frauds by private banks to continue to operate, almost everyone must develop attitudes which deliberately ignore the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, along with misunderstand the concept of entropy in the most absurdly backward ways possible, and yet, almost everyone must also take doing that for granted ... Globalized Neolithic Civilization is suffering from the consequences of prodigious progress in physical science, without that being integrated and surpassed by progress in political science. IF human beings are going to do better than yeast in a petri dish, THEN they are going to have to go through series of intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts in the ways that they perceive political problems, which then apply to the combined money/murder systems. HOWEVER, since the established systems are enforced frauds operated by the best available professional hypocrites, that appears to currently be politically impossible for civilization to do ...

Hence, we are collectively headed towards overshoot in a nutshell ... Since the most socially successful people have adapted to living inside systems based upon enforcing frauds, in ways whereby they deliberately ignore and misunderstand that as much as humanly possible (despite that getting worse, faster), all of the most socially successful people within Globalized Neolithic Civilization continue to get away with public denials and willful blindness towards the mathematics of exponential growth.

Overall, the Grand Canyon Chasms are getting wider between progress in mathematical physics, while politics makes no similar progress, but rather, all of the dominate religions and ideologies continue to deliberately ignore mathematical physics, and certainly continue to deliberately ignore the mathematics of exponential growth, we are living inside Wonderland Matrix Bizarro Worlds, where everything is becoming more and more absurdly backwards.

My current conclusions are that situation can NOT be fixed in any good ways. Globalized Neolithic Civilization has become too criminally insane to be able to recover from how serious that situation has become. Although the laws of nature are not going to stop working, and nothing that depends upon the laws of nature is going to stop working, the laws of nature have driven the intense paradoxes that civilization has become based upon deliberately ignoring and misunderstanding the laws of nature as much as humanly possible. What continues to happen is that exponential progress in physical science and technology is pumping up sociopolitical systems based upon enforcing frauds, which are therefore becoming exponentially more fraudulent ... However, at the same time, it continues to be politically impossible for any of that mathematical physics to influence the political processes, other than in the ways that its technologies are applied to back up bigger frauds with more force.

At the present time, it is painfully obvious that the mathematics of the exponential function is deliberately ignored by the established political processes, which were built on structures which presumed that endless exponential growth is possible. Everything regarding Globalized Neolithic Civilization is based upon pyramid schemes which demand that there must be endless exponential growth, and which do everything they case do make that happen, despite that what is actually happening is the exponential growth of the overall fraudulence of that civilization.

First and foremost, the MAD Money As Debt systems have a structure which requires endlessly increasing debts, because the "money" to pay the interest must be created out of nothing as more debts, in order to pay the interest on the previous debts. Within that MAD system, if there was no more debt, there would be no more "money." Therefore, every excuse possible is developed in order to make more "money" out of nothing as more debts, in vicious spirals of enforced frauds becoming exponentially more fraudulent. Meanwhile, those nearer the source of the "money" made out of nothing as debts become more "wealthy," while those further away from the sources of that "money" made out of nothing become increasing dispossessed and poorer ...

From a biological view, sex and death come as a package deal. &

From a sociological view, money and murder are a package deal!

Currently civilization has less taboos about discussing sex and death than discussing money and murder. Since the social taboos against discussion of money and murder are so strong, it is currently too politically impossible to discuss the relationships between political economy and human ecology. Furthermore, since it is too politically impossible to rationally discuss human ecology, it is also NOT possible to rationally discuss any other surrounding environmental ecology issues.

Globalized Neolithic Civilization has become a society which is too sick and insane to recover from how serious that has become. Small minorities of people have enabled progress in mathematical physics and technologies, while the vast majority of people are not interested in changing the ways that they think about political problems in ways which attempt to reconcile politics with physics. Therefore, it continues to be case that Civilization is maintaining attitudes of the maximum possible deliberate ignorance towards the mathematics of the exponential function, which is manifesting within the overall context in which Civilization is based upon systems that enforced frauds, while those continue to become exponentially more fraudulent, in ways which are based upon deliberately ignoring and misunderstanding the laws of nature as much as humanly possible, due to the thousands of years of history whereby social successfulness was based upon being able to back up lies with violence.

Natural selection pressures have driven artificial selection systems to become as dishonest as possible. While doing was was always consistent with the laws of nature, at the same time, the degree to which those artificial selection systems were driven to become as dishonest as possible means that it is politically impossible for those systems to admit and address the degree to which the publicly significant religions and ideologies have become as absurdly backwards as possible. Therefore, civilization has developed sets of consistent contradictions, due to civilization operating according to the principles and methods of organized crime, which has the corollaries that the best and best organized gangs of criminals are able to publicly get away with promoting their bullshit-based social stories that they are NOT doing that.

Human beings and civilization should better understand themselves as manifestations of general energy systems. However, doing so requires series of intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts. The progress in mathematical physics main theme was the development of the understanding of UNITARY MECHANISMS, which encompassed the previous DUALITIES. That is also what should happen in political science ... There is nothing which actually exists but the dynamic equilibria between different systems of more or less organized lies operating robberies. Only that which actually exists can actually evolve. Since there is only one energy, there is only one political system.The vast majority of people who are suffering under the debt slavery systems, which are enforced frauds that operate as symbolic robberies, should better understand how and why they are living as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, which actually work in diametrically opposite ways to what the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals have been able to publicly promote was happening. All of the publicly significant "-isms" and "-ocracies" are actually forms of the biggest bullies' bullshit, which bury the basic truths as deeply as possible, so that most people mistake fossilized bullshit as being the bedrock of "reality." Indeed, the established political economy is buried under the banksters' bullshit about political economy, in ways where mainstream economists are intellectual mercenaries that never admit and address the ways that the public "money" supplies are based on governments enforcing frauds by private banks. (Meanwhile, those who present superficially correct analysis of that, still tend to then collapse back to superficial "solutions," such as Snyder, et alia, typically do.)

Metaphorically speaking, the genuine solutions are for everyone to become better wolves. However, all of the dominate religions and ideologies tend to be controlled to propose and promote bogus "solutions" that everyone should become better sheeple. In order to cope with the increasingly serious problems of exponentially overshooting, and that "it won’t be too long before the global elite have virtually all of the wealth and the rest of us have virtually nothing," more people would have to better understand how and why civilization necessarily operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime.

As soon as human beings are perceived as separated from their environment and each other, they they necessarily live as gangs of robbers. At the present time, the most wealthy and powerful people are the biggest and best organized gangs of robbers. However, at the same time, they were also able to control their "opposition," such that the DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals almost totally dominate the public spaces, in ways which enable the best available professional hypocrites to continue to live inside systems based on enforcing frauds, becoming exponentially more fraudulent, while NOT admitting that is what they are doing. Yet, so far, from the perspective of within those systems, they thereby become more wealthy and politically powerful, despite that civilization as a whole also thereby becomes more and more criminally insane, and overall is acting in ways which are collectively suicidal ...

While I WISH that I could come to better conclusions, the overwhelming preponderance of rational evidence and logical arguments indicate that Globalized Neolithic Civilization is headed towards provoking series of psychotic breakdowns, due to the excessive successfulness of organized crime becoming more and more unbalanced, to the point of becoming increasingly psychotic. While one may derive some philosophical consolations from contemplating the laws of nature, nevertheless, the underlying issues continue to be that those laws of nature have driven human artificial selection systems to manifest the maximum possible dishonesties about themselves, such that those who benefit the most from the established systems of enforced frauds are NOT able to do anything saner with respect to those becoming exponentially more fraudulent ...


The last point Snyder made was that:

"Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world."

That especially is the result of malnutrition of children which do not have enough protein in their diet. It is not a coincidence that cannabis is the single best plant source of protein and essential oils for human nutrition, but that cultivating cannabis was completely criminalized almost everywhere in the world, for a long time. Only a civilization that was completely crazy and corrupt to the core could have criminalized cultivating cannabis, which IS the kind of civilization we are currently living inside ...


"fossilized bullshit as being the bedrock of "reality." " LOL, I'm stealing that!

Radical Marijuana's picture

You are welcome to appropriate that, MB!

I first used that phrase under this article:


Shadows on the Cave Wall



On A Personal Note... Tyler Durden Radical Marijuana Nov 24, 2016 7:50 PM


"We had a major server outage. The comments are still there, and will be returned shortly."


Yeah, I saw that reply you got from Tyler Durden and left you a reply. I guess I'm just a whiney Snowflake, but, I find not being notified by the system that someone replied to something I said to be a real conversation killer. As well, I think most people would appreciate knowing that their comment generated more than just an anonymous vote without having to tie up their computers and go back over and over and over (ie:my 10 year old iMac and poor DSL can only handle so much). Too bad so sad but it makes me MAD! lol. I tolerate it because as you say this is an excellent website overall.

I try to read as many of your comments as possible because 1) in each one I enjoy the way you thread your premises around each article and 2) over time there is an evolution and refinement that keeps things under discussion dynamic. It amuses me when people complain about your long comments when they don't seem to realize how much (mountains! Himalayas!) wasn't broached.

p.s. on "On A Personal Note...", I see Tyler Durden replied to you the next minute... when there was only <crickets> for two weeks! 

Thanks for holding his feet to the fire!


Paul E. Math's picture

"Never understood when people commit suicide because of financial strangulation that they don't take a rothschild or jew with them"

Nice play there, trying to turn people's legitimate outrage into anti-semitism.

But you actually make us all look like shitheads and nazis with this anti-semitic crap.  

The only god for any of these plutocrats is mammon.

Dirtnapper's picture

I'm wondering just how much of this anti-semitic postings is PsyOps to discredit ZH vs garden variety idiots.

Kidbuck's picture

I known plenty of middle class Jews playing by the same rules as the rest of us, getting screwed by inflation and taxes just like the rest of us. Banksters have only one religion: themselves.

NurseRatched's picture

There will always be poor people.

And the rich people have always been there too. Rockefeller had a billion dollar fortune back when a billion dollars meant something. Now it might get you a small-market football team.

Global poverty has always been around - nothing new here.

Harry Paranockus's picture

Hillary Clinton is having a big Black Friday sale. 95% off on all speaking fees.

Proctologist's picture


I'd personally insist on being paid to listen to her excrement.

But I'd take a spontaneous Clinton sacrifice instead;)

Paul E. Math's picture

Boy, didn't see that coming!  /sarc

If donors weren't paying the Clinton Foundation for access to the White House then there should be no change in donation levels regardless of election outcome.

To me, this basically proves those donations to the Clinton Foundation were backdoor payments for favourable laws and/or approval of arms sales to the middle east.  Filthy fucks.

Moe Hamhead's picture

Trick question.  Can you survive on $2.50 per day?

I guess if half the world's population does, then the answer is "yes"!

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

100 years ago, lots of Americans survived on that, and a whole lot less.  $2.50 is a relative term, since the Federal Reserve is the one who actually gets to determine what the value of a dollar is.  And in some countries, $2.50 buys a whole hell of alot more than it does here.

scintillator9's picture

People forget that at one time, money was so valuable that there were half cents, and other currencies had half units too, such as half penny, etc.



Kidbuck's picture

Living and surviving are two vastly different things. Keeping your teeth or surviving one desease or one thief who wants to steal all that you own, who exists because you can't support law enforcement isn't isn't likely on 2.50 per day. Enforcing property rights costs something. Not saying we here in the US are doing a great job of that, either.

flaminratzazz's picture

Socialism sure as hell is not bringing 3 to 6 billion people into the middle class as the environment simply will be toast.

DFCtomm's picture

Which takes us back to that magic number of 650 million people, that conspriacy people throw around. That's the number the illuminati, or who ever, wants to get world population down to. If you think about it. That's about the number of people currently alive that enjoy an excellent standard of living. I'm willing to bet that's about the right number for that standard of living to be sustainable, on this planet.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Except, who is going to make the beds, clean the toilets, and cook the food, when there are only 650 million people on the planet?  Those "rich" 1-50 million dollar net worth people will be the ones cleaning the shitter out for the 1-50 billionaires, because their won't be any peasants around anymore.  They will be the new peasants.  The bottom .9% of the top 1% should be the ones most worried about the plan to eliminate the people below them.  Who will take care of all the dystopian rotting infrastructure all over the planet if 90% of the population is gone?? 

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Todays robots can barely deliver a drink without spilling it all over you.  Who are you going to complain to when that happens??  The robot manager??

flaminratzazz's picture

pay attention.. it is the BEGINNING of the century. skynet will be fully functional in ten years. Farmers have tractors that plow the fields for them, trucks and cars driving themselves, ..must I continue?

Paul E. Math's picture

You make a good point.  With interest rates at 0%, available only to those that are already rich, the rich can borrow to purchase the robots (ie: driverless tractors, trucks, etc).  Why employ someone when the rich can get a robot to do it for free?

flaminratzazz's picture

it is just not about money, the robot does it better as well.

This thing is sweet:


DFCtomm's picture

Do you think they suffer from normalcy bias, or just a lack of imagination?

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) Beam Me Up Scotty Nov 23, 2016 8:58 PM

Great question: no one. Not enough serfs or robots will remain to do those jobs. Some of those jobs can only be done with human hands.

Dirtnapper's picture

The Elite are what, 0.01%?  24/7 human staff would be about 10 @ family, so 6.5M of your 650,000,000 would be enough to keep their families secure, fed, and maintained with the poor doing the grunt work like estate maintence and outer perimeter security.   Robotics can do many things, but it can't be blackmailed into absolute loyality and the Elite know this.  Name of the game is, "Control."


E.F. Mutton's picture

We should serve the Elite as often as possible.

Just like the Twilight Zone Aliens desired to "Serve Man"

dimwitted economist's picture

Fucking RIGGED System... Just Look at the God Damn stock "market"

Fake as Fake Can Be!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Though...

(Remember to Give Thanks for what you do have)

wisebastard's picture

hey asshole....if that $4 billion US Navy ship did not break down again we could kill all those poor people with $800,000 a round ammunition ........WHAT......WORLD STAR......WORLD STAR.......


I know its fucked up........if the US government's forgein policy was used on puppies it would be stopped over night.......but some how........ it doesnt matter if its done to humans.......

flaminratzazz's picture

make no mistake it sure as hell does matter. we have to stack brown people like cordwood to keep  the fvkin government employed.

adanata's picture


Stealing from the Sheeple is as easy as stealing candy from a baby. Personally, I would not steal from someone just because I could because I have been cursed with a conscience, I am not a bored psychopath intent upon global domination and because I know what is really valuable cannot be stolen. Having said that, we need a bigger bully; or perhaps several, to take on the Barons because I fear the Sheeple will never figure it out. It's like saving Bambi.

flaminratzazz's picture

Yeah well fvk bambi. you raise the little shits with love and affection but the day you loose your first tooth, they set you out on the ice for the polar bears.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Nov 23, 2016 7:49 PM



New world order


"Globalists" (Sheep call it this)


The end times are coming ppl. Better start reading that holy book and ask for forgivness. 

dark fiber's picture

Which particular holy book are you referring to?  There is more than one you know.