Ranting Collapse 2017

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Published on The Doomstead Diner October 15, 2017

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The Frostbite Falls Daily Rant is BACK!  At least for today, anyhow.

A few weeks ago we received a very large DONATION to the SUN Foundation for developing Sustainable Communities, which is the 501c3 Non-Profit arm of the Doomstead Diner.  Said donor is a fan of my audio rants, so in gratitude for his generosity I promised him I would do a new Rant.   I haven't done any audio rants in over a year, mainly because they are a SHIT LOAD of work! LOL.  OK, other reasons too, I got going on other projects and venues like Utoob and writing the How I Survived Collapse novel, but the main deal was the workload for the rants.  Still, Diners do like them, so I will try to do them again periodically.

In case I don't get a whole lot of new ones up, in conjunction with another project I am currently undertaking I am Archiving many of the Diner files on the FREE cloud on Google Drive.  This week I got 66 Audio mp3s up in a new Doomstead Diner folder which is open to the Public for FREE downloads of numerous interviews and rants.  You can also access many of these and more on Diner Soundcloud, but Google Drive is better because you can download the entire folder, plus it will stay up even after I croak and stop paying for the Soundcloud Channel.

Since it has been so long between Rants, I made this one a Catch-Up Rant, covering Collapse Bullshit that has been occuring over the last couple of years, although of course with a focus toward the recent Doom we have been experiencing by the Truckload.  This of course made it fairly long at around 17 minutes, so it might take you through half the time it takes to weed your garden or feed the pigs to listen to it.  Here's are a couple of Snippets from the Rant:

It's pretty tough to determine what or where the greatest havoc is in the world right now with the Hurricane Train having decimated pretty much the whole Carribean, Florida and Houston and 120K people evacuating Bali as Mt Agung threatens to Go Ballistic on the other side of the planet.  10,000 Cows are still stuck there though, so assuming it does erupt there will be a lot of Well Done steaks on Bali, if you can dig them out from under the lava after it cools down.  This is stuff happening right now, which tends to pull your attention in that direction, but this is supposed to be a Recap Rant, so I have to get in Mr. Peabody's WAYBAC Machine and travel back in time to about when I took the extended Vacation from Ranting, which I estimate was around the time the POTUS primaries were getting underway.  I estimate that was when I switched off the microphone because I can't find any rants I did during the period, and I surely was doing plenty of ranting in text blogs.  So we'll start there in catchup.

The campaign for POTUS was so full of Tragedy & Comedy I don't think even Shakespeare would know where to begin with it.  I'll randomly select the THEFT of the Demodope Nomination by The Clinton Gang in the Showdown at the DNC Corral.  Dirty Tricks to Voter Fraud, it all was evident but of course as usual nobody gets even indicted, much less prosecuted or convicted.

Meanwhile, Donalditry Trumpovetsky over on the Repugnant side confounded all the Pundits and rounded up enough votes from "Deplorables" to win the nomination over there.  The Repugnant establishment was fit to be tied, and a mad scramble ensued to find SOME kind of coalition they could work with and Goobern the FSoA if they happened to get elected.  Which they did after even more egregious hanky panky than during the Primaries, trying to manipulate the election than went on regardless of the bullshit.  Emails were leaked, collusion with the Ruskies to hack the election was alleged, but again of course no indictments to be seen anywhere.  Various agencies are still "investigating" the bullshit, and will come back eventually with more bullshit but no indictments.

…and to FINISH

What you have here is a catastrophe that exceeds even the vast capabilities of the FSoA Military to cope with.  It's the result of decades if not centuries of poor planning, colonialism, capitalist rape, racism and environmental destruction.  It was an accident waiting to happen, and now it has.  The Puerto Ricans are the victims of this.

As bad as that is, it's still NOTHING compared to the kind of dislocation we will face when SHTF Day makes it into the core countries.  Now you are not talking a few paltry MILLION people left twisting in the wind, the FSoA by itself has 350M.  Then of course there are all those Billions oc Chinese and Indians, and when the FSoA and it's monetary system go down, they go down too.  They most certainly won't be stepping in with helicopters and hospital ships when SHTF Day comes to the continental FSoA.  Everybody will have their own problems, and there will be nobody out there to ride to the rescue.

What Puerto Rico hopefully does is WAKE PEOPLE UP to the fact the FAST COLLAPSE scenario is very real, and in general more likely than the Long Emergency of James Howard Kunstler or the Slow Catabolic Collapse of John Michael Greer.  Industrial Civilization has a very few lynchpin systems that it depends on to function, and when they go away for whatever the reasons, climate, war, economics or politics, the essence of the way we live is stripped away virtually instantaneously.  It's not likely to happen at the same time everywhere unless we get Global Thermonuclear War, but town by town and region by region more places will fall off the cliff the way Venezuela and Ukraine and now Puerto Rico have.  For these people, Collapse is not some theory about something that might happen sometime in the distant future.  It is THERE. NOW.

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You.

I'll have a full transcript of the Rant available for Diners who request it, just contact me Inside the Diner.  The full transcript will likely also be published on Global Economic Intersection later this week.  It's just not the same without the Audio inflections though, you really miss out if you just read these things.  My Pirate Radio friends know what I am talking about here.

Anyhoooo…without further ado, here's the last 1+ Years in Doom, Rant Style from RE.  Hope you enjoy.

4 Responses to Ranting Collapse 2017

  • St. Roy says:

    Hi RE

    Great to hear you back at the Rant.  It’s your calling. As I have said before, you are as good as G. Carlin and should be making a nice living doing rants as social commentary on our fucked up world. 

    • RE says:

      Nice to hear from you SR!

      I’ll try to do Rants again more regularly, a lot of Lurkers have asked for them.  Right now though, I am on another project which you will read about in the Sunday Brunch article.

      RE

  • lracine says:

    RE missed your Rants..  thanks !   Please do more!

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