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The Human Predicament

We face a “perfect storm” of interacting global stressors. Is resilience a possible response? What does real resilience look like? Join some of the foremost thinkers in a discussion on resilience and civilizational collapse.



13 Comments on "The Human Predicament"

  1. makati1 on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 6:11 pm 

    No need to watch the vid. The pics say it all.

    “Resilience” is only possible individually. Some call it “preparation”. The 7,715,000,000+ human herd is not going to turn from the precipice. It may move faster towards the abyss if there is a major war.

    Can you imagine the US without electric? How many would die the first week? Month? Year? There is a huge disadvantage to being in the 1st world when the SHTF. Better to be living near the bottom of the ladder than the top. What would YOU do if your electric went off…forever?

  2. Sissyfuss on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 6:16 pm 

    Resilience is possible but only with 7 billion fewer consumers and a hundred point drop in the Keeling Curve.

  3. makati1 on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 7:20 pm 

    Sissyfuss, yes, it may be possible with that number, but they would have to be living in the 3rd world where they are able to live without electric or other outside energy inputs. Even the forests would soon disappear if everyone used them for cooking, housing and heat.

    I live where you can build a house out of materials that regenerate almost annually (bamboo and palm fronds), no cold to worry about and charcoal making is a national skill vs where I used to live in Pennsylvania where it gets below freezing for about 1/3 of the year. The forests are there, but will not regenerate in a lifetime. (Oaks and other hardwoods.) Not to mention that the skills to use them are missing.

    We are likely watching the last gasps of humanity. Homo sapiens = wise man. A misnomer if there ever was one.

  4. Cloggie on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 8:15 pm 

    Bad omen:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7230023/Millionaire-financier-Ben-Goldsmiths-daughter-14-killed-quad-bike-accident-family-farm.html

    “Tragedy for Goldsmith and Rothschild dynasties as millionaire financier Ben’s 15-year-old daughter – niece of Tory MP Zac and Jemima Khan – dies in quad bike horror smash on family farm”

    Hey taxi! More bad omen:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7230155/Boris-Johnsons-girlfriend-Carrie-Symonds-quit-job-Conservative-Party-expenses-claims.html

    “Boris lover in Tory expenses ‘abuse’ claim: Carrie Symonds forced to quit £80k Tory HQ job over ‘poor work’ and accused of costing party thousands in improper expenses”

    The DM claims they are still together, confusing.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7229705/1-250-mile-road-approved-Russia-linking-Europe-China.html

    “Russia approves 1,250-mile highway through its territory which will connect China to Europe under Xi Jinping’s scheme to dominate global trade”

    Between ca. 700-1500 Venice was the most important trading axis in the world, until the western Europeans found a new route South of Africa and discovered America. Exit Venice.

    Between 1500-1945 Europeans took control of most of the world.

    After 1917, Jews took over both USA and USSR and after 1933 successfully set up an alliance to destroy Europe, using the good services of the British war party around WC. 1945 exit Europe. Trans-Atlantic trade between the US and its colony Europe surpassed everything else.

    After 2016, Donnie the Great (inspired by Vlad the Great) made significant inroads into the oligarchic ZOG-system. The US is polarized enough to finally destroy ZOG. Europe, with Britain out of the way, is on the verge of morphing into the United States of Europe and China on the verge of becoming the new geopolitical #1 and the New Silk Road (named after the Venice era) to replace the Atlantic.

    Eurasian Century is next.

  5. Cloggie on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 8:27 pm 

    The map of geopolitics of the 21st century in the eyes of the Chinese:

    https://documents1940.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/iron-silk-road.jpg

    A duopoly, with China and PBM the leading geopolitical entities, spearheading a multipolar world, post unipolar moment. Exit of the Anglos, Russia to become fully European.

  6. Chrome Mags on Tue, 9th Jul 2019 8:34 pm 

    It’s a fascinating time period. On the one hand its obvious we’re headed for collapse for one reason or another, whichever comes first, but what’s fascinating is how the world seems to be divided between the glass half full people and the half empty’s, in which many see the writing on the wall of where things are headed yet others think its all great and will just keep going ad infinitum.

    I did some work at a company about a month ago and the owner said, “You know there’s never been a better time to be alive!” Of course I avoided any response that may dampen his assertion, knowing people believe what they want in this day and age of being able to access information so easily on the net.

    And in one sense he may be right, if one is in a position to enjoy the fruits of modern technology and transportation like many in the West are, and in complete denial about how delicate our situation has become, economically, environmentally, etc. And once things do fall into decay, how fast it will be for those without the benefit of cheap easily accessible power to cry foul at their despair and at some rough point say, “This is the worst time to be alive!”

  7. Cloggie on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 2:01 am 

    Der Spiegel doesn’t like it too much but it is (hence) a good sign: all the right-wingers in the EU-parliament intend to support the presidency of the EU-commission of Ursula von der Leyen, including Orban, Salvini and Poland! The Merkel era is now really over. Von der Leyen wants the USE (United States of Europe), minus the UK still with 440 million Europeans, that is twice as many as in the USA. And there is still a good chance that the UK remains at least an economic member of the EU sphere of influence. And then there are Russia, Ukraine and Belorus. 700 million. Walkover. And more than enough to balance China.

    https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/news-ursula-von-der-leyen-horst-seehofer-heimatministerium-kommunalpolitiker-a-1276280.html

    “Von der Leyens rechte Basis”
    (Von der Leyens right-wing base)

    https://documents1940.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/iron-silk-road.jpg

    Merkel was a commie apparatschik in the GDR, the father of von der Leyen a right-winger who had to flee to London in the seventies for the Marxist Baader-Meinhof terror group.

  8. Davy on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 4:34 am 

    “440 million Europeans, that is twice as many as in the USA.”

    You may want to check your math cloggo

    “And then there are Russia, Ukraine and Belorus. 700 million. Walkover. And more than enough to balance China.”

    You have this infantile belief that all these people will be united when they are a diverse group that have little chance of even a lose confederation. Hilarious

  9. Cloggie on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 1:34 pm 

    “You may want to check your math cloggo”

    Really?

    European-Americans: 197 million.

    That’s even less than half of the EU – minus UK.

    “You have this infantile belief that all these people will be united when they are a diverse group that have little chance of even a lose confederation. Hilarious”

    Huh? You are aware of the existence of the EU of 500 million, I hope?

    The Ukraine has repeatedly stated it wants to be EU-member:

    https://euobserver.com/enlargement/18242

    Likewise, president Putin has repeatedly said he wants to be part of Europe (why wouldn’t he?):

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/russia-plays-the-european-card/

    https://documents1940.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/boreas-rising-paris-berlin-moscow/

    That’s the same Putin who kicked your ass in Syria. Not exactly a dreamer.

    The only infantile dreamer would be you who can’t give up on empire. But it is America that is becoming too diverse to our European taste.

  10. Davy on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 2:04 pm 

    It’s just not fair cloggo. How come you always get to win our widdle ‘debates’?

  11. Dredd on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 3:56 pm 

    “resilience a possible response?”

    It is not proper to respond to things that should have been avoided by the use of foresight (How To Identify The Despotic Minority – 8).

  12. JuanP on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:49 pm 

    OOps, I am JuanP not Davy. This is my comment:

    Davy on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 2:04 pm
    It’s just not fair cloggo. How come you always get to win our widdle ‘debates’?

  13. More Davy Identity Theft on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:57 pm 

    JuanP on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:49 pm

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