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Geopolitics / Re: Trumpism: The Ideology
« on: February 01, 2016, 01:12:15 PM »
It's not right to compare Trump to Hitler.

He's more like Mussolini with less brains


I don't know. Some folks use facebook and social media, I don't. I did create a link on this topic in the Jaded Prole.

That said, I lurk here often but rarely sign in unless something really sparks my interest.

Great thread, more people need to see this.

Environment / Re: Can a Seneca Collapse Save us from Climate Change?
« on: April 22, 2015, 06:20:24 AM »
I don't know if it matters. Our story is probably an old one repeated elsewhere by similar attempts at myopic technological overreach in this enormous universe. I get some comfort in thinking that what we have left on the moon and on Mars will be a monument to our existence as a species and a telling example of why we are no longer around. 

As for writing, I sometimes feel like it's a message in a bottle to those who survive us --  a record of how it was and that there were those who knew and struggled for a better vision.

Then again, we may somehow pull through in small numbers and yet see another cycle of civilization that actually learns from the past. The Mayans are an example of that. They abandoned their cities and returned to a more sustainable agrarian life.

Environment / Re: Can a Seneca Collapse Save us from Climate Change?
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:43:19 AM »
Agreed, those new positive feedbacks -- especially methane release are an impending death sentence unless we can find a way to slow and revers warming -- especially of the oceans. With that in mind, here is a poem aI wrote several years ago that seems appropriate to "Earth Day" in a petro-corporate world bent on destruction for short-term wealth and the illusion of power. --

We are the walking dead
tomorrow's forgotten
Fossils not yet calcified
the earth warming
beneath our feet
as we hunt for bargains
and argue politics

Denial and recalcitrance purchased
at the ultimate price
extinction nearing daily
incessant as the rise
of dying acidic seas
our legacy written
in refuse --

Arrogance  Avarice Myopia

Diner Newz & Multimedia / Re: Doomstead Diner Comic Strip
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:06:10 AM »
That Mammon image is a keeper.

The Kitchen Sink / Re: Merchants of Doubt
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:34:18 AM »
An article I read this morning on Truthout relates to this: This hits home for me as an older discarded worker. I recently wrote an article  for a local paper on this issue citing the same statistic and source. Aside from war-injured vets, I think that economic difficulties are a primary driver of suicides. There are also many preventable deaths due work-related and environmental illness compounded by lack of access to medical care, all result from a corrupt system run by sociopathic mammon worshipers.

Quote from: Golden Oxen
Something is terribly wrong here and EVIL. These ISIS people have warned the Pope and Rome that they are next. We are in a horrible religious war where innocents are being murdered and we instigated much of it with this Arab Spring MSM BS and our bloody hands in toppling the dictators that were present.

"We" being the CIA/NSA/NATO for the interest of global finance, multinational corporations and the US war industries. Of all the "evils" the worship of Mammon makes all other religions seem harmless. Aside from the domino effect of blowback from the last 70 plus years of imperial meddling, the food and water crises created by climate change feed the meat grinder of barbarity. Here at home, the poisoning of our culture with fascist ideology driven by hate and fear combined with the growing desperation resulting from a variant of the same debt-driven neo-liberal economics we're seeing in Greece and Spain are building the foundation for a future too ugly to contemplate as the vultures come home to roost.



Diner TV / Re: Collapse Cafe
« on: September 01, 2013, 05:15:53 AM »
Looks good but I don't want to give Google that much info.

Geopolitics / Re: The Syria Desk
« on: September 01, 2013, 04:39:01 AM »
It is a victory for all of us that Obama now has to fade into the fetid swamp of idiocy that is Congress. I hope for some P-Tardy obstruction on this.

Let the idiocy begin:

Bugout Plans / Re: This Was The Week That Was in Doom August 5, 2013
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:16:22 AM »
Seems like that's been out for more than a week -- though it is increasingly timely and in need of constant updating. Someone else here commented, in relation of living on a yacht, that having to work a regular job limited your real freedom This is a growing and related issue I address in my article with more to come. If the tyranny of the workplace extends beyond it, as it does with your every word and opinion being monitored, is democracy even possible? Can you be "free" yet afraid to speak? Are the tryanny of the workplace and that of the NSA police state really different things given the nature of our capitalist system where your boss and run for office or make public endorsements but you fear repercussions for posting or speaking or being seen in the "wrong place?"

Bugout Plans / Re: This Was The Week That Was in Doom August 5, 2013
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:02:29 AM »
A few related additions: Offshore Fracking,  Far More Common Than Previously Known and Methane leakage because of fracking:

As for "whistleblowing" and our ability to speak at all in the Boss's Paradise/Police State, I write about this on  A more localized version will appear in a local magazine for the Eichmannstan area in which I reside.

Surly Newz / Re: The Week that Was in Doom- The Surlynewz Column
« on: July 04, 2013, 07:08:24 AM »
Another bit of newz, Occupy Oakland is awarded a million dollars for damages.

Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« on: July 04, 2013, 06:53:38 AM »
Thanks. I'm a crusty old fart as well as being a poet and trouble making writer.
 I've been lurking more than posting for a while due to other distractions and involvements and while I'm not
a doomer -- I'm probably and sure as the rest that we are toast. I just hate to make it a self-fulfilling prophesy
and struggle for that thing hair of hope that enough of us can make a change. I ain't going down without a fight.

"Everything is interdependent..."
That's the point. Until enough of us get it, we are doomed indeed.

Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« on: July 04, 2013, 05:03:44 AM »
It was a good idea -- once
inalienable rights and the abolition
of tyranny but
we've mucked it up, this great
American Experiment
our own inbred aristocracy madder
that noon-baked Englishmen with
crimes and usurpations running amok,
torn bodies and new hatreds in every
casbah, tentacles
in every pocket
an ear on every conversation and a
knife at every throat
and we wage slave
descendants of the free
the not so free
sinking in the refuse of yesterday's bargains
punch clocked and jackbooting our way
to the fossil record at the speed of credit
with no payments 'till January --
a toxic spoor of ruined
places, broken lives and gulags.

We had a bad run but it's time
to come clean,
to admit our failure to
examine the bloody Manifest
of our imagined Destiny.

Time to Repent
for mass graves and wars of false premise,
for all those dictators -- our murky turkeys lurking
in every hot satrapy with trained goons keeping
bloody order and a quota of disappeared.

Time to admit
it was all a mistake
made in the bravado of our youth and
rejoin the Commonwealth
Stop seeing stars and turn in our
bloody stripes
be British again
take tea and healthcare claim
our place
in the house of commons where
Empire is only a memory
best forgotten.

Consider celebrating Interdependence Day instead, because we are.

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