Wednesday, April 24, 2019

rome or britain 3


ROME OR BRITAIN? 3
The thing about an empire is that when you go through all the hard work of getting one, some jealous bitch is all coveting your rightfully gained goods.  You stole it fair and square.  Yet, they can’t be happy for you.  No, they try to take it away.  Britain had a huge empire, largely an agricultural empire run on coal and rail, paying the elite in textile profits.  And everybody wanted a piece of that pie.  It was easy stealing the land from Little Brown People who had no industrial capacity, but much harder keeping other large powers away.
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As stated yesterday, the primary problem-not the ONLY problem, but a big one-was that Britain had used half of her coal gaining the empire and that her two competitors the US and Germany had just started using their energy stockpile.  Germany faced the same problem with Russia.  A century of coal had been used by the time they invaded Russia, and the Soviets were only twenty years into industrializing.  Worse, they had oil as well.  A lot of it.  A coal power cannot go up against an oil power.  As Britain found out while she surrendered peacefully to the US.
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Because Britain was already contracting energy-wise, the gold from South Africa didn’t help.  When you run out of energy, money just bleeds out faster buying it.  The Maxim machine gun didn’t help, as her true enemy was no longer Bush Bitches but other colonial powers.  Technology works great.  For a very short time and then you are back spinning your wheels.  And competing with other great powers no longer helps, because you are just hemorrhaging energy and treasure faster.  But what else can you do, right?  Surrender later or now, and most folks just pick later.
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And don’t make fun of the French surrendering.  While she controlled Syria and had some oil, as we found out invading Iraq it is almost impossible to produce oil in the middle of counter-insurgency fighting.  What energy she did have was used policing her empire, primarily rubber to bring in income ( we didn’t invent artificial rubber until about the middle of WWII ).  France just really didn’t have the resources to fight.  They had the equipment at home but her energies were focused on protecting her diminishing resources.  And to be fair, Germany got all the cold parts anyway J
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Britain had already lost the economic war by 1914.  It would have been smart to pour all her resources into protecting and exploiting the middle east, bypassing Europe.  To an extent they half assed that and placed a large number of Dominion troops in the trenches and the better home units in the middle east, but it was still a two front war.  Yet, Britain has used to defending her empire against the other powers.  She felt she always had to keep Europe weak in relation to herself as a preemptive measure and fought many wars to do just that.
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It wasn’t a bad strategy.  It kept her in power for some time.  But by fighting that one time too many, while weakened already, her demise was assured.  She was still fighting using a coal powered economy in an oil economy world.  She had an oil powered fleet, but that was protecting a coal economy.  What WWI accomplished was that the world’s largest supplier of oil, the US, became the premier oil economy and had all the old coal powered colonial powers defeat each other.  It was masterful, and makes you all tingly to be an American.
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Granted, the victory wasn’t complete.  The US then had to pit all the old defeated colonial powers against each other again so that Russia could be weakened enough for the US to best her in the new Oil Age war.  That is why we financed Hitler ( yes, I understand we did it for the profit of the banks.  But energy is wealth, ultimately ).  His only use to us was for him to drain Russia while we took over Britain’s colonies.  Everyone applauds Churchill as Britain’s savior, but he was just America’s bitch, dismantling the empire at our call.
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What did she get out of it?  The smallest part of the Rothschild’s pie, a toe hold in the new financial order.  That is what allowed Britain to remain Detroit East instead of another Portugal or Spain, Bermuda East, just a once proud colonial power acting to pamper the tourists coming in from greater economies.  The US used starvation as a threat against Britain to assume world leadership position.  And that was us being NICE.  And before you think we can use the Wheat Weapon as we did in both world wars, stop.  And ponder our ethanol issue.
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Let us recap the British Empire.  They used up their coal gaining an empire.  We used up our oil gaining ours.  When they started running out of coal, they were defeated economically if not yet militarily.  We lost the Vietnam War which was NOT a guerrilla war like Afghanistan.  It was a conventional war fought with total industrial production.  When we didn’t have troops to fight we just blew up the jungle or a bridge.  We used more tonnage of bombs in peripheral campaigns there than we did in WWII.  It was our last one, but it WAS an industrial war. 
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It was lost as our oil supply peaked.  The politicians didn’t lose the war.  Not the left protesters.  Our energy situation lost us that war just as Britain actually lost WWI ( the only real winner was the US ) because of her lack of surplus energy ( SURPLUS being the key word here ).  Technology didn’t save her empire.  There are some indicators that Britain might have been the actual developers of the computer age, just from a technological sector point of view.  But she had no economy.  The US is losing our technological sector as well.
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Britain had the Pound, the world standard currency.  And lost it all during WWI buying supplies from the US ( as we are from China ).  She had the Pound, South African gold, she had Peruvian nitrates for fertilizer and munitions, men and supplies from India and Oz, naval fuel from Iraq and did any of that save her?  No.  She was an old coal power, with diminishing supplies.  Her industrial centers were ruined before the bombs dropped ( just as Detroit was aflame before the riots started ).  War to preserve the empire just added another nail to her coffin.
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Why is Britain being occupied and defeated by the Muzzies?  Because Globalizing America has degreed it so, and she has no power to resist.  Only by acting as part of the American banking system ( do you think it was an accident that she sold all her gold reserves in the 90’s at their lowest possible value? ) does she survive above Craphole Nation status.  America’s rulers jam immigrants down its own populations throats, and the other White Countries must do the same so as not to gain a competitive advantage over the US.  They must join us in the slide.
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As the US weakens, mirroring Britain, we are using the last of our energy and power to drag down our allies ( with friends like the US… ).  Just as Britain drug down the other colonial powers.  To “compete” with our demise, the rest of the First World must have immigrant filled slums to destabilize the culture, gender wars to tamp down wages and religious wars to refocus the publics eyes away from the collapse.  All this crap we see in the PC Wars, is policy designed to divert us from the bankers losing their control. 
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The last of the oil cannot be used to build renewable energy to Soft Land us.  The last of the oil is being used to keep those elites in power.  The system would collapse with or without them, but their desperation over losing their hookers and blow is why you are seeing this particular flavor of collapse.  Why did WWI start?  Not because of an assassination or Germans wishing to bayonet Belgium babies ( sarcasm ), but because England didn’t want to lose her power and because the US wanted much more for themselves.  It is as simple as that. 
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Why will the US see civil war?  Not because Leftists or Statists or even OtherColors or anti-Constitutionalists.  We will see a very violent break-up of empire because our elite simply don’t want to lose their power.  Plus, other nations don’t want to lose theirs ( they aren’t going to be the new global power.  Impossible as the oil runs out.  They just want to survive ).  I’m done on the subject of the US mirroring Britain.  This is the end of this series of articles.  Tomorrow, I’d like to use the greed and sense of self preservation of the individual as a guide to how groups and nations act.
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20 comments:

  1. “Technology works great. For a very short time and then you are back spinning your wheels.”


    Can you imagine the look on the faces of the warhawks, when the Soviets shot down that U2 spy plane, at heights far above what we had thought their missile technology was capable of? That must have been a real Kodak moment there :D (Of course with a name like Francis, you’re just begging for an unlubed Soviet missile up the keister metaphor :D )

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=francis+gary+powers+u-2+incident&t=lm&atb=v1-1&ia=web

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    1. Any of you homo's touch my stuff...

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    2. Lord Bison - My missus hasn't watched Stripes. What do?

      https://youtu.be/iN-aXzpQUdw

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    3. I was just watching Prepping And Survival For Normal People and he was talking about the Mandella Effect. We remember movie quotes and such differently. I guess I'm just as guilty.

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  2. I have no idea how you come up with this stuff! It sure cuts to the chase and makes perfect sense based on historical facts. I am old enough that I may not see the fall of the USA but my son will.

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    1. I had to write for a good twenty years, AND finally quite my day job, to the point I can let my ideas free flow from places in my mind I'm not aware of, making connections. Along with that, of course, is 40 years of reading. I almost never finish writing up how I envisioned starting, because of the subconscious workings. It isn't easy, a lot of times I can't "be on". But it happens enough I think the majority of the writing prospers. As they say about the room full of monkey's on typewriters eventually giving us Shakespeare, once I wrote long enough I finally started matching the monkey's :)

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  3. Bison,
    Excellent series... although I have a longer view, includng the curse of humanity == agriculture, and its bastard civilization == as contributors to the decline of our species.

    My 'idealized' person owns one ultimate possession == infinite freedom to explore and grow. This freedom is intentionally crushed by the inclusion in the abomination we call 'cities', and their unnatural growth into city-states.

    I should mention another problem of human compaction, vertical and horizontal == epidemic(s). Epidemic re-alignments occur continuously. Examples:
    Antonine 'plague' (suspected to be measles).
    Mesopotamia (suspected to be a virus).

    These two epidemics killed nearly half their human hosts; approximately five million Italians, an unknown number of Persians but probably three million or more.

    During the Brit heyday, London was repeatedly infected. The infection ping-ponged to India and the provinces of Bangladesh and Pakistan. Unknown millions perished, the 'Little Brown' people we so easily dismiss as trivial because that resource is constantly replenished.

    I enjoyed your series tremendously, and I think simplifying the obvious may lead to erroneous preparation by the survivalist crowd.

    Speaking of crowds, avoid 'em.

    Now, how far can we stretch this particular collapse using photovoltaic panels and batteries using the current rage == LithiumIronPhosphate? Or something better.

    I have a few more decades in me. And yet, a part of me hopes to live on in some esoteric form through the people I touch with my words. I fervently hope my dream of peaceable occasional interactions of pastoral animist groups of family-size will eventually be realized as our highest and best potential. Another way of saying this == let's live within our means.

    Exploiting our home seems short-sighted... and doomed from the get-go. Burning through our top-soil == with starvation inevitable == makes running out of coal and oil less important. I can live just fine without driving around on a sight-seeing Sunday. Miss a few meals and I tend to get grumpy.

    As for The Ruling Elites™... the equivalent of a long line of gallows seems their destination. Again, I use the word 'inevitable'.

    [typed one-finger on a telephone with a screen smaller than my thumb]

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    1. Something happened around 12-14k years ago, to usher in agriculture. Can't say what it was, nor really do I care. But, yes, agriculture is the worse thing that ever happened to man. Alas, ratchet technology. I applaud your dedication replying on a phone. Extra Minion Biscuits for you!

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    2. In his essay "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race" Jared Diamond agrees (Duck Duck Go it & ye shall find it)

      In my area retards insist on increasing the population density. Exponential Growth to the Moon Alice.

      I'd move but to where? Everywhere is messed up. I did have Christchurch, NZ on my short list but you know....

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    3. I read one book on a theory that we have been changing the climate since agriculture ( primarily rice production and felling forests ). I have another yet to be read on the evils of the paradigm change. Everyone insists on growth, everywhere. It was a sound theory, until oil. Now no one can say we don't have too many, but they do. Yet, I don't think they are stupid. NOT growing is a Tragedy Of The Commons situation.

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  4. Got a letter from some guy looking for land without any improvements. Don't know if I should respond or just file 13. He"s probably looking to get it cheap and I'm not looking to sell. Plus I have added a 36 inch by 20 foot culvert, and two 8 foot gates. Also a 12 by 12 metal roof for shade and a 350 gallon ibc tote for water catchment. Would you sell for a substantial profit and start over, or do you think it's to late in the game and just continue as before?

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    1. Don't you also get the vibe like this is a repeat of summer '08? If it was me, I'd be really worried about starting over. Not to say it is a bad idea. You would be improving your situation, in theory. Just ask yourself, is it jitters? Are you second guessing yourself for no reason? Are you just bored? ( I'm kind of joking. I've often wondered before if I was doing something just because I needed excitement or a challenge ). I think that all minions would be better off just doubling down on their Better Than Nothing preps. Of course, everyone understands how paranoid I am, so factor that in.

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    2. I must have received about a dozen letters from others wanting to buy my Elko junk land. So far it’s always been a land company, and it’s always been a really low ball offer. Though one time they surprised me and offered me $1500 (I paid $2000 for 2.5 acres). The only way that I would sell it is if I had something else in advance.

      If DM likes his current land, I’d hang on to it, unless you got a really good offer. Otherwise, you won’t get out of it what you’ve put into it, labor wise. I seem to recall from his previous posts, that it sounds like a really nice piece of land, as far as junk land goes. Here in the west, junk land is desert. But east of the Mississippi, you have much nicer junk land; the biggest drawback being the population density.

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    3. Not only am I getting the same vibe as 08, I am of the opinion it will be much harsher.
      This time around we will have an insane madman at the helm of our country. Whom loves pretending he is a great leader bar no one...
      Doubling and tripling down here

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    4. 6:35- actually, don't discount between the Mississippi and west to the 100th meridian. Good water, and more areas far less populated. Of course, "cheap" there is $10k and cheap here is $2k.
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      Spud- Forrest Trump is scary, but at least LESS scary than Hilary. At least he mostly tweets instead of doing anything. Obama golfed instead of doing anything. Shrub just sat and stared off into space-he was only dangerous when he signed anything from Cheney. Now THAT guy was scary.

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    5. The born again aspect bothers me with him and the fact that he is insanely stoopid. Those which pray for their Jebus to return might well use him to hasten the coming.
      Trouble is, if there is anything to that revelatons stuff , I swear that he is the anti- Jebus . Young Kushner fits right in to that whole scenario. Along with his scarlet step mom in law and even has the backing of all the Evangelicals.
      Crazy times my friend...

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    6. Isn't this the same concern with Reagan? All the crazy religious dudes, their boy with the launch codes. Not trying to discount any possible danger. I've read nothing on Trump and his believes, if he has any beyond money and power. It would just seem that we were in far more danger when we had to worry about Soviet Russia ( and, when all of our arsenal actually worked. Unlike now. Something about thorium and nuke triggers, and no more supply? Not much up on that, either. So many people surround us with their Doom Porn de juer ). Am I missing a big puzzle piece? I just might be, as I went out of my way avoiding ANY news from the last election.

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  5. I spent so much time and money looking for my land, I don't think I could go thru the process again. But I got a good deal and know I could flip it because I've received a great offer before. Just wish i was farther out.I had been looking for a travel trailer but gave up and ordered a set of starplates. Am thinking of using 10 foot 2 by 6, would end up just under 200 square feet, I believe around 14 foot tall. Heading out around mid May with no obligations till around Thanksgiving. So hopefully I can build and make it livable before I run out of time or cash. I have two years of food preps. I'm going to try to live on the oldest 6 months worth and see how I make out, working hard by myself.

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  6. DM I think several months on the property living mostly on older stored supplies is a great way to experience potential SHTF situation. You will have a good idea of what you need and want and what is bullshit

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