GOD GIVEN RIGHT
I don’t hate repeating myself, but I do wish more people would listen. As a God Fearing ‘Murican, you actually believe you have a God Given Right to excess energy ( specifically oil at this point in time ). This country was first settled on the premise of unexploited resources by indigenous persons ( there has been a lot of myth about Gaia hugger Indians never raping and exploiting, but a large part of that was that the smallpox plagues wiped out 90% of the population before we got there and destroyed a lot of Business As Usual-like one tribe killing and stealing land from another ), which was a fancy way of saying we claimed the right to settle the land from heathens.
Since our first arrival, Whites have lived amongst a sea of plenty. If it took Darkies to exploit those resources ( whether overseen from Brits, Frenchies or Yankee purchasers/transporters ), then that was a-okay, at least until the Yankee Scum needed ever cheaper commodities for the factories and so changed the rules of the game to vilify the owners of the commodities they wanted for free ( back then, Constitutionally legal slave owners were propagandized against, today it is Sand Negro’s holding back on giving us our oil ).
And just as an aside, should you be so busy genuflecting before said hallowed document that rational thought proves impossible, beware that this Federal Coup De Ta script did make slavery legal from the very beginning, and can do so again at the whim of our Federale masters. I’d imagine something along the lines of Debtors Prisons for those not paying their inflation adjusted mortgage which they are no longer allowed to walk away from. If you think this is far fetched, it is only a broadening of already existing law.
And it won’t be a cushy prison they feed you in either, but probably an ankle monitor work/house arrest deal where you slowly die from malnourishment as you take in less than you can buy minimum calories with after house payment. The Romans indentured farmers offspring from birth tying them to the land, which morphed into serfdom. You’d be a damn fool to expect something different. But keep on paying that banker his rent until it is too late.
I know you tire of me harping on getting as far away as possible from oil dependence ( not that we can even remotely divorce ourselves completely-even permaculture lifeboats need to have a lot of income to pay property tax ). But you need to understand that even if oil wasn’t running out ( net BTU is decreasing ), there is a far more sinister and dangerous reason to minimize your oil dependence. Oil Is Wealth. That alone should scare the hell out of you, because oil is no longer a commodity, scarce of not. It is the wealth of the bankers. Who not only won’t share, who not only can never get enough extra Hookers And Blow, they also want your share.
The US is the globes third largest population. Which isn’t enough, since all these stupid Gott Damn sons-a-bitches keep scratching and clawing in line to get to the microphone first to pledge allegiance to their banker masters, desperately trying to get a fecal stain about their lips from a rim job to virtual signal they deserve more of a slice of pie by supporting unlimited immigration ( and if need be, even raise sin taxes on the poor to get more money to fly over those Little Brown Brothers too poor to afford passage fare ). Add those treasonous pukes to the Stew Pot List.
Every time the US gets another worthless mouth breather to feed on the public trough, your personal Per Capita share of the remaining energy decreases. The US as a country used to decrease the rest of the globes per capita share by keeping more for herself. Which is fine and just. Screw the rest of the world, our tribe is first. Since the global total per capita energy use has been decreasing since 1979 ( thanks, African humping bunny bastards who outbreed even the AIDS epidemic, for all the excess people ), but America’s wasn’t until recently, that meant our surplus was everyone else’s declining energy use.
Well, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, and since 2005 the globes conventional oil supply has decreased. And not too long after that, after REAL BTU decline, it was the US’s turn to chip in to the per capita energy use decline. Rather than the last man standing slurping on an oil straw, it was the turn of US citizens to have to start using far less energy. Primarily achieved through Greater Than Great Depression levels of unemployment ( for you silly ass MAGA twats, your bestest bro Forrest Trump has not only not built his wall, he blatantly lies and spreads that myth of 4% unemployment. If anyone has even less interest in your well being than Hilary, it is probably The Donald. Well, not as little of interest as our banker ass licking state governor RINO Sandival, but that shouldn’t effect many of you ).
The wealth pie, which is just the resource pie, has been shrinking along with the oil, and as the pie pieces shrink everyone is fighting for those that remain. And that right there pretty much explains all of our domestic politics. It IS different this time ( you know, because there is SOOOooo much difference between the Federal Party of Republicans and the Empire Party of the Democrats. Well, there actually is. One party of fascists wants to kill all the poor and the other party of fascists wants to kill all the Whites, not just the poor ones ). It is no longer just rude disagreements. It will turn to bloody war this time because, just like in Rwanda, only a genocide frees up enough scarce resources for the other half to survive. Got wheat and ammo?
Tomorrow I’ll expound on the oil as banker wealth. It isn’t about the very slow decreases in our energy, as much as it is about one group claiming ALL of the energy to survive and Devil Take The Hindmost.
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Jim, sitting upright, forward in my school chair, following series. I think you are onto a biggie problem topic that affects just about everybody. It is a rare bird Minion that can totally divest from this "me-mine" entitlement, go get more stuff at store mentality. Once a loose leg gets kicked out from under the rickety chair holding up the morbidly obese human cattle that is 'Merika/modern society, it is game over, curtains lowered on this tragic play. It would be a good study plan to begin now, to make do and stretch out that sliver of soap and them other bare assed 'necessities' (not nice to haves) now, while gravy days still last. Continue with the assault forward Jim.ReplyDelete
It is all going swimmingly until suddenly you wake up one morning and the economy tanked, again. Oops, no job. Oops, why didn't I take prepping more seriously? It isn't about that M4 with FLIR, but about that cup saving soap shavings and all other aspects of resource frugality. I can't remember where this series ends up-it has been a week since writing. But currently I'm producing the next phase in our economic demise, White Genocide By Demographics. This is proving to be "fun".Delete
Not much to disagree with there.ReplyDelete
I will add however that religious folk are the least trustworthy as they have already demonstrated a propensity to be gullible, easily taken in by even the briefest excuse, and dangerous to be around for all of it.
If TPTB want to kill all the poor folk and all the white folk, who will be left?
Answer: White females think they are exempted. Damn fools. But that tells you the projected number of survivors, as perceived. More than 50%. However, look at it this way. The elites 9% enforcers live in the Blue Zones. Where all the immigrants and Other Colors live. From their point of view, this is a minor purging of their areas. The zones outside that don't matter. It is just empty farmland as far as they are concerned. Of course, the Blacks think they will be included in the spoils. As do the White females. Why believe otherwise? Been that way for two generations. They are the willing foot soldiers. They don't look at it as a war against the poor, just against White Males. The elites plan otherwise. It is the 9% who are fooled. In the end it will be the elite, and the colored serfs. Smaller numbers are okay. You don't want a Soylent Green situation.Delete
Not targeting po-folk (independant self resourceful types) or white-folk (self sufficient/have their shit together in general) they are only targeting threats or potential threats to their power and an "assumed" authority of portrayed legitimacy. Just like triaged patients, they are only attempting to extend control and power as long as possible, (six months or a decade is just fine thank you) religion is only an opium of the masses. I always asked "where the hell is your messiah now with all the suffering and pain of your children?" (WTF?) plan around all this nonsense, stay on the path you have chosen for youself. Other than a loyal dog or good steed horse nothing else can be really counted upon.Delete
Kicking the can by definition doesn't have a long term solution. Short term profit is all that is viable.Delete
Living as if the next big financial hammer is about to hit is wise. Next one could sink whatever you depend on from said system. But I have given up on understanding how things hold together even now. Seems like its all Elmer’s glue and masking tape- not even the good temporary fixes in place. But things seem to keep lurching forward like an evil character in a horror movie.ReplyDelete
It is just entropy. Every lurch down uses up more resources. You just don't know which lurch is the last one because no one knows how much resources are the bare minimum keeping the system functioning.Delete
I can’t get excited about resource depletion. Elements of the Left have been beating this drum since at least the 60’s as a means of control. Prepare? Yes. Worry about Earph? Can’t do it.ReplyDelete
Peak Oil is something to get excited about. I understand not everyone buys into the danger, but surely you aren't dismissing as a leftist plot? And what the heck is "earph"? You're trying to confuse me, aren't you?Delete
Ha! Earph is how I say earth when mocking Al Gore. I don’t think peak oil is a leftist plot, but I do believe they use it as propaganda. My issue with peak oil is that 65% of the earth’s surface is unexplored. I doubt that we’ll run out as fast as some fear. Wasn’t the original theory that the peak was 1970?Delete
You’re points about control of oil are something to take seriously. Famines in Africa typically have little to do with weather or crops and more to do with who has the most guns. Just my opinion. I could be all wet.
Love "Earph"! Okay, very shortist version. The continental US is the heaviest explored region on Earth, or, Earph :) Nearly twenty years prior, Hubbert forecast the Lower 48 Peak Oil as 1970. He was right. He didn't focus as much on the rest of the planet since it wasn't as well explored. He guessed around 1999, which was only six years off. For nearly 20 years most oil discoveries have been Canadian and US tight oil, not conventional. Conventional oil discoveries have declined since the 1960's, worldwide. We are now at the point we are losing conventional ( read, high BTU or net energy ) every year. It isn't Peak Oil, it is Peak Net Energy. I could go on for books worth, hopefully that gives you a little to worry about.Delete
I’m just a contrarian when it comes to futurist predictions re: natural resources. “Science” is such a bunch of crap on so many levels. You’re obviously well read on the topic.Delete
JaSteR - no insult intended but not everyone has a "brainoid" geology student nephew like I do. He confirmed that once the phosphates are used up, it's Game Over for industrial farming. That is, nothing can replace them to get the same yields.Delete
If you know any farmers, ask them what the difference would be without chemical fertiliser. I did...and got laughed at!
How cool is this? The next book in line to post as an ad was the one on the development of artificial fertilizer. The phosphate issue is important, more so even than the droughts and water issue. I only ignore it because we should be out of enough oil by then that trade disruptions and war screw us on that anyway, prior to running out.Delete
Jester-where the hell did I post the other answer to your other comment? Well, to repeat, skepticism is good, especially reading me :) Every other doomer out there is all nooo, Mr. Bill ( SNL reference, in case you are way too young ), not Gore Warming! I don't buy it. I just agree with the same effects from a different cause.Delete
It will be not so much depleted resources, as it will be a harder to obtain or too expensive resources to satisfy the fat maw mouths of the planet. The 'tptb' cannot control things once collapse commences and sets in. A good yummy die off and a collapse of a few decades is the only thing that can get an equilibrium of a new surplus of the resources to a much less human population count. Enjoy these last of the easy times.ReplyDelete
Well, PRACTICAL depletion. We are really at that point now, just having the last already set in motion last of the Kick The Cans. Fracking oil is a perfect example-we use depleting conventional oil to double our oil supply, yet don't get close to double the net energy out of it. It is still better than the alternative, but it has a short shelf life. It IS the last of the good times, a giant planetary garage sale as the last manufactured goods go for at or below cost.Delete
“Futurists are often mistaken in their predictions because they draw straight-line projections from current data.” And...”They overemphasize present trends...” And...”Projecting accurately into the future requires imagining discontinuous behavior...”Delete
I call BS on “experts”. It’s just my nature.
"Depleted" means "the good stuff is used up" like iron ore deposits for WWII and Korea. There is still iron ore, but it's not dense and high-quality like before, requiring moving more rock to get a pound and more trouble to refine it to a useful form. This takes more energy to get a unit of metal, energy which is also more in-demand and difficult to find and gather.Delete
SRSrocco report has good essays on depletion in gold and silver mines, as well as commentary on the reality of EROI to hard rock mining.
+1 on how cheap ammo is right now. Love it.
SRSrocco also does good work covering the fracking industry. Don't read if you are a Fracking Fag and love Glen Beck and want to be a Happy Motorist the rest of your life.Delete
Jester-healthy skepticism is one of the better tools in ones box. We are all biased and can be genuine and still have faulty conclusions. On top of that, I don't think most experts are even genuine. Hell, if you listen to me, something is really wrong with you :)Delete
I’m mostly just here to increase comments and improve your SEO. 😜Delete
Okay, I had to look up SEO-but now I can chuckle. You're all right!Delete
I do what I can. By the way..."Phosphorus can be reused. According to some studies, there are enough nutrients in one person’s urine to grow 50 to 100 percent of the food needed by another person. NuReSys is a Belgian company whose technology can recover 85 percent of the phosphorus present in wastewater, and turn it into struvite crystals that can be used as a slow fertilizer."Delete
Okay, but IS it used to reclaim the phosphorus? My point being, if it isn't economically viable now, when will it be? All other input costs-transportation, energy, loan interest, is increasing. Could they reclaim it, enough to continue the Oil Age Industrial Age level of farming?Delete
I'm no expert, but I think the issue related to phosphorus specifically is that we likely have several hundred years worth remaining (perhaps up to 400 years), point one. And that most of the phosphorus used in fertilizer is actually waste. Like a large percent; 75ish+%. Sooooo, if we could use what we have now more efficiently we could extend the life of what we have, buying us more time for the technology to catch up. Again, I'm no expert, but that makes sense to me. I can't even imagine the technologic advances that are possible, even 100 years from now, assuming that we don't collapse (which I believe is very likely. Just not due to natural resources). Again, just my opinion.Delete
Any opinion backed by research and contemplation is valid. Let me just plant a bug in your ear, however. Can we actually, truly say will certainty that technology is really anymore advanced than the transistor? Or, at the VERY most, the microchip the transistor gave life to. Think on the very latest and greatest and tell me it isn't all just refinement of the same basic technologies. No breakthroughs, no paradigm shifts. Just tweaking. What you saw yesterday is no more primitive than what you'll see tomorrow. I submit to you, good sir, that we have long ago passed Peak Science, to go along with Peak Oil. Even if you think I'm wrong, just mull it over. You might just start to look in the rearview mirror instead of through the windshield for answers to the future. Change your thoughts from salvation to doom already caked into the cake. My gift to you :)Delete
“I call BS on “experts”. It’s just my nature.”ReplyDelete
I have to go along with JeSteR here. The problem with modern science is that it’s no longer objective in its studies, and if it’s an issue that can be politicized, it will be (i.e. “man made climate change”, the “gay gene” etc). That’s why it always cracks me when some liberal jackass spouts off the classic line (usually when attempting to refute Christianity; which I’m not one of to be clear) “I believe in science”, when these idiots almost never have any actual understanding of science what so ever! :D
With regards to the topic of harder to obtain or extract resources issue, I can provide an example on a micro level, going back to long before I had even started reading this blog (thus it never dawned on me at the time).
But some years back I visited the mining ghost town of Bodie. It was mentioned in the tour that I took, that the town went bust after the Standard Mine (I believe that was the name?) stopped producing X amount of dollars in gold per day. The thing is, even at the end they were still pulling a few thousand dollars worth per day from the mine, which seems like a hell of a lot of money in the 19th century, but apparently not enough to continue funding operations. Picture the collapse being much like Bodie, just on a larger scale.
I always love to use ghost towns as an analogy myself. Perhaps it's a Western Thing and nobody else gets it since there aren't many of us ( Left Coast doesn't count as Western until you go east of the Cascades or Sierra Nevada mountains. I'm also thinking of stripping Idaho of this moniker, just out of principle ).Delete
Oh yeah, definitely. The left coast is like stepping into an insane parallel universe, where logic has been outlawed. The Kalifornians ruined Idaho by flocking to Boise, but I’ll bet that at one time it was a very nice, and a reasonably priced place to go. I think that $50 underground house feller, went there back when it was still pretty nice, and had a rather large chunk of land. I guess that you could say the same about Reno and Vegas, but they were never nice places to begin with. It’s just that the influx brought in more of the same politics, and now Nevada is less free overall.Delete
Reno wasn't terrible, back in the 80's. It wasn't great, but hindsight proves it was better than most places today. Hell, go back far enough and Oakland was a upper middle class enclave.Delete
Funny that you mentioned Oakland, because that’s where my father grew up in the 1940’s and 1950’s. And yes, it was mostly white, and a decent place to live at the time.Delete
I went to the infamous Mustang Ranch back in the 1980’s (Yes, I know, technically it’s in Sparks) and it seemed okay at the time. But after a co-worker described Reno as the equivalent of “living at the edge of hell” I decided not to explore the city beyond that :D
I had no idea that is where the Mustang was :) I had just returned from Korea, so as far as prostitutes, I was forever spoiled and had no desire to try the over priced, overweight American version.Delete
I went to the latest farming conference recently and it was eye-opening. The farmers were talking about us hitting the threshold of Gore warming where the earth has taken a turn for the worst. They say we just hit the unwinding period where it's called runaway climate change, I think that's the term.(a lot of crop failure and losing fruit crops due to the prolonged winter, the drought this spring, the bees gone and now all the torrential rain which is destroying crops physically along with mildews and bugs and fungus). They say that if the wheat crop in the US is bad this fall and the corn crop for china is bad civilization will go down in months or a year after the crop failures. Added to that they say once civilization goes down, then the only "good" pollution from dirty coal that is keeping an umbrella over the planet will fall down in 6 to 8 months cuz no one will be burning it anymore and then the planets temperature will rise dramatically by tens of degrees, like 140, then all the nuke plants will go fukishima with no water to cool, then we will all die. They're following this climate guy who i think is Pherson or McPherson who is on YouTube.i checked out his video and it's creepy.ReplyDelete
McPherson was good, but just drank too much Gore flavored Kool-Aid. Like the Italian guy at Cassandra's. Still gotta love them.Delete