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Endless Tremendous

Sylvia Shawcross

I don’t know what we’re all complaining about.

Truly.

The world is just so ripe with tremendous opportunities. We know this because Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, US, in responding to the Nordstream pipeline sabotage called it a “tremendous opportunity” to finally wean Europe off oil and gas.*

I think he said Russian oil but Russia and all that stuff really feels like a footnote to the overall agenda these days. Every catastrophe (which the people in power call tremendous opportunities) seem to lead to the same end.

It’s amazing the tremendous opportunities that seem to miraculously present themselves these days. e.g. The Covid response was a tremendous opportunity to implement lockdowns which may be a tremendous opportunity to implement climate lockdowns which may be a tremendous opportunity for something else…

The whole trick to recognizing these tremendous opportunities is not so difficult once you get the hang of it. You might even be able to predict them.

I’m certainly not sure of any of these possible predictions really, but for example, the coming collapse of the financial system may be a tremendous opportunity to implement digital currencies and the social credit score.

The coming food shortages and famines may be a tremendous opportunity to corporatize farms and then implement lab-made meat, and lab-made infant formulas, and bug pies.

The colossal breakdown of sovereign nations may be a tremendous opportunity to erase borders and cancel local culture and rewrite history.

The differing covid responses worldwide may be a tremendous opportunity to consolidate response to a one-world-wide organization.

The meltdown in the housing market may be a tremendous opportunity for giant corporations and governments to purchase property to rent back to the people.

The war in the Ukraine may be a tremendous opportunity to feed money to the military industrial complex and the oligarchs and implement all sorts of things while nobody is looking.

The threat of a world war may be a tremendous opportunity to suspend constitutions and elections.

The dissent worldwide may be a tremendous opportunity to apply censorship and military police states.

The climate changes around the world may be a tremendous opportunity to implement the fourth industrial revolution.

The list is so tremendous and endless… It all seems so orchestrated to keep us in a state of fear. Maybe it isn’t happening at all. How would we really know?

And those are apparently mostly things we’re possibly supposed to be looking forward to if not planning for. Really. And I am sure there are those who do.

Truth is, the anxiety and depression and fear for everyone in the world experiencing these emotions right now may be a tremendous opportunity for someone or some entity to come in and solve all these problems and make them go away. And who might that be is anybody’s guess. I shudder to think…

Perhaps I’m wrong. I’m always happy to be wrong on such matters.

I just wonder where the tremendous opportunity may be for ordinary people.

Did they forget us again? They’re always doing that. And we have to keep reminding them. Really. You’d think they’d make a note of us somewhere in their schedule.

Are we just here for herding and experimenting on? Are we really just useless eaters taking up space and part of the so-called overpopulation problem? One can’t help but wonder how saving the world is worth it if there might be so few left to enjoy it?

Except maybe Elon’s robots. Maybe they’ll appreciate it.

Here’s an earworm:

Syl Shawcross is the author of “The Get-Over-Yourself Self-Help Book and other essays” and “But Never Mind All That” which is available somewhere. She lives in Quebec, Canada.

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MayA
MayA
Oct 15, 2022 8:34 PM

Is this sponsored by Starbucks? Come on!

Mark EL
Mark EL
Oct 15, 2022 8:58 AM

Oh yes Syl ‘It’s all good’!

https://leaderleader.bandcamp.com/track/its-all-good

We’ve got no future / We’ve got no past
We’ve got a present / We think will last
We’ve got degrees / We’re all graduates
We don’t know nothing / but We’ve all got debts

We all get jobs / We get some pay
When we’re not wanted / We’re sent on our way
We’ve all been bought / We’ve all been sold
We’re not worth much / So we’ve been told

We’ve lots of friends / We speak online      
We spin our lives / much of the time     
We don’t question / We don’t analyse
‘cause after all / We know it’s all lies

chorus:
We’ve got no jobs
We’ve got no homes
We’ve got no money
We’ve all got loans
It’s all good                 

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 4:07 PM
Reply to  Mark EL

Marc EL, I wish every world leader and future planner would listen to that song. It’s a cry from the heart and it’s raw. Thank you for that. It’s also a year old. It’s also “descriptive.” Now is the time for the prescriptive song. We’re human beings. We don’t lie down and die. We must fight for the laughter of children. If nothing else.

Mark EL
Mark EL
Oct 16, 2022 7:57 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

You want prescriptive Syl? How about ‘Fightback’? A recent track that was added to the album. https://leaderleader.bandcamp.com/track/fightback You’ve been in charge now / for far too long We’ve been so weak / while you’ve been so strong The tide is turning / things are not the same We’re getting wise now / to your little game You’ve lied you’ve cheated / you’ve made us poor    You’ve kept us quiet / now hear us roar                     This is the hour / our time has come Can you feel it? / the change has just begun Our enemy has an arsenal / of such destructive might Always willing to use it / won’t give up without a fight Words will be our weapons / not guns or bombs or terror Will not using violence / be a fatal error? Chorus: Push us around no more We’re up off that floor Better back off… Read more »

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 16, 2022 6:07 PM
Reply to  Mark EL

That’s more like it Mark EL

Gordon mcrae
Gordon mcrae
Oct 15, 2022 8:01 AM

You have a lovely way of putting things.

Jack Bean
Jack Bean
Oct 15, 2022 7:58 AM

“Every catastrophe (which the people in power call tremendous opportunities) seem to lead to the same end.”
Exactly. We see the enrichment of the 1%, no different from the created manufactured catastrophe of War.

plino
plino
Oct 15, 2022 5:13 AM

And I was included in that song, in the part about my country (I’m a great sweet voiced singer). But I carried a poster hidden under my shirt: “The Beatles are the voices and symbols of the old crumbling order and the coming of the new century with the New World Order. The tales of “love that is everywhere” and comes from nowhere are precisely the psychological veil of the new normal, ” united by common global goals,” “a common global treaty,”. A new order.”
There was a fight and I was cut from the video. 😄 

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 6:21 AM
Reply to  plino

That would have been a sight to see!

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 15, 2022 3:53 AM

Europe has great opportunities:
3 SOLUTIONS TO EU GAS CRISIS

1. Putin says willing to open surviving NordStream pipe – 4 days ago
2. Putin offers to move NordStream gas to hub on Turkey/EU border- 2 days ago
3. New gas source: 1st or 7 gas wells coming online in a few weeks
Trillion Energy Co is a Canadian Co.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 6:25 AM
Reply to  Penelope

And by next week it’ll be a totally different solution but in the meantime people will be cold and the economy will be nonexistent. There’s more than one war out there.

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 15, 2022 11:51 PM
Reply to  Penelope

oops that’s 1st OF 7 gas wells, and they’re located in the Black Sea.

Todd Hayen
Todd Hayen
Oct 15, 2022 1:44 AM

Once again wonderful work Sylvia…I love your take on “tremendous opportunity”…it reminds me of the ol’ “silver lining” concept…”Change a bad situation into a good situation.” I believe that sort of thinking applies well to an individual, but not to nations who are bent on killing the body and eating the soul of everyone on earth. It is a way to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes…among other “worse” things….

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 1:59 AM
Reply to  Todd Hayen

Ty Todd. Kind of stating the obvious I guess. For some. Others don’t see it at all. I’m beginning to think that this “positive thinking” stuff has trained people to accept psychopathic public policies… but I’m just bitter about freedom of speech. What do I know really.

Robert Justin
Robert Justin
Oct 14, 2022 11:31 PM

These things you describe as opportunities have already happened

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 1:54 AM
Reply to  Robert Justin

True Robert in most cases. But not everybody understands that.

les online
les online
Oct 14, 2022 8:58 PM

Womans Lib showed much promise. Who’d have guessed that when women take over the reins they’d run the place same way men run it !

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 2:00 AM
Reply to  les online

what’s going on right now is not women’s lib… it is something else entirely.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 15, 2022 2:45 AM
Reply to  les online

Feminism always was a bankster enterprise.

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 15, 2022 11:56 PM

Placental, it’s amazing how in the 50s a man w a high school education could support a wife, 5 kids, and a house– all w/o her working. Now it takes two paychecks, and young people have to wait longer to marry cuz they can’t afford a house. Consequently single motherhood has bloomed, and the birthrate is still falling, absent immigration.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Oct 14, 2022 6:52 PM

Like all magicians its worth diverting your attention from the spectacle and look around you a bit to see what’s really going on. We’re really in the thick of a global conflict between the traditional European powers (more accurately, “Euro-centric”) and literally the rest of the world. The real action’s happening out East with China where the our (US) government has stopped the pretense of ‘curbing expansionism’, ”defending freedom’ or whatever, its openly trying to curb China’s industrial capability, to return it to the vassal state where it belongs. This business with Russia is just a sideshow, an essential step in the process of control — Russia and China together control a huge slab of the Earth and its resources (not to mention that they dominate Asia) so they have to be split up. Its an endeavor that’s unlikely to succeed without causing immense destruction and suffering; its pointless, too,… Read more »

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 2:03 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

money money money. always. which is why the Euro-centric/American’s can’t afford to not fight this i imagine.

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 16, 2022 12:30 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Martin, I think the nearly-mainstream impression is that China’s a rival which has to be turned into a vassal. It’s hard for me to believe that’s true, cuz there seems to be no effort to return American companies’ production from China to America.

Also we handed administration of the Panama Canal to the Chinese– not exactly the move of a country who anticipates going to war w China. Think how strategic the Panama Canal is. Then there’s the major US ports administered by the Chinese.

Also it’s always looked more like US is trying to push Russia & China together than the converse.

Human values
Human values
Oct 14, 2022 5:29 PM

Maybes and couldbes, imaginations and fantasies are just that, not real or true.

The satanic monsters in this world, their satanic systems and their satanic words, are all about maybe, could be, might happen, if, what if, what about – revealing uncertainty and no knowledge.

Lies are never knowledge. Whatever fantasies those lying and murdering psychopaths have, it’s not knowledge. Knowledge can only be true knowing of truth. It’s as simple as mathematics. Two plus two equals four – it is never anything else.

So when the deceiving spirit tells you lies, big lies and huge lies, know that they are lies. Father of lies and murder is not endless. It has an ending and its end is near.

Lies are never eternal. Truth is eternal. Nothing can change what is truly true.

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Oct 14, 2022 10:33 PM
Reply to  Human values

“Lies are never eternal. Truth is eternal”

That was true when the rulers/deceivers were exclusively humans who sleep at night and regularly take holidays and breaks.

Now, those rulers/deceivers/pigs are employing colossal Artificial Intelligence systems that never take a break, never sleep and never go on holiday. In another words, the so-called eternal truth has serious difficulties in emerging from the deceptive sewage we are sinking in.

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Oct 14, 2022 3:48 PM

Crisis = Opportunity, Hegelitically speaking.

Time to connect the dots framing this contrived war.

“Leviathan could prove to be a game-changer for Israel’s relations with the EU.
The EU’s consumption of gas in 2017 was 410 bcm, meaning Israel’s reserves are enough to supply the EU.”

German economy minister seeks energy from Israel | DW News

Anyone else beyond weary of the Straussian neocon’s “great game“, which has cost millions of lives so far? Why can’t the EU get their energy needs from both Gazprom AND Leviathan? Do we really need yet another blood for oil/gas war?

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 16, 2022 12:40 AM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Straight Talk, but the Straussian heads of US foreign policy are NOT the billionaires– mere salaried employees.

I think the real policy– made at the billionaires’ level– is the continued degrading of the developed countries where the cultural memory of democracy and a remnant of prosperity remain. US has been used as a hammer for the billionaires globally, but US & Europe & UK have to be brought down to permit ascendance of the Great Reset.

You’re surely right that oil/gas are important, but I think as a means not an end in themselves.

AlanG
AlanG
Oct 14, 2022 1:56 PM

Blinken actually said (in the linked clip) “tremendous opportunity to remove the dependence on Russian oil and gas”. He later mentioned “this country and around the world”. (No mention of Europe.) Apparently this is all about “Vladimir Putin’s imperial designs”.

There’s no need to exaggerate and misquote; its quite shite enough.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 14, 2022 6:54 PM
Reply to  AlanG

You have a good point. Thank you.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Oct 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Reply to  AlanG

Our media refers to both Putin and Xi as emperors. Blinken has unwittingly given the game away because the problem isn’t their imperial designs, its them threatening our empire. Empires are always portrayed as oversized kingdoms but that’s just the historic trappings — all empires are first and foremost economic units.

Nothing much has changed since Orwell’s “1948” except the technology has got a whole lot more sophisticated. I’d recommend anyone who hasn’t done this to read the book — not the various movie treatments, because the movies omit Orwell’s core message (and in doing so actually twist the meaning around to be the opposite of what he was trying to say).

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 14, 2022 1:31 PM

The Bill Hicks, sorry… Alex Jones, case offers tremendous opportunity to ‘regulate’ social media:

https://dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/13/online-regulation-alex-jones-us-court-fine

The amount of his fine 965 just happens to be a rather obvious 911 encode (6+5=11).

How curious that of all the things they could’ve gone after, it was a claim that one of their high profile stories was a hoax that they went for.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Oct 14, 2022 10:01 PM
Reply to  Edwige

so.. ?

what is 11

temple? da fuk ?

someone talk layman here, or is that impossible… gasp, awe.. join a secret club of giminycritic-feasting-matrices? mmm?

nmmm.

nmism
nmism
Oct 14, 2022 1:16 PM

Damn I love beauty. People are beautiful. Globalism bad, but damn that video made me cry. Why does human beauty make me cry?

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 14, 2022 1:53 PM
Reply to  nmism

I dealt with it by viewing them all as radical environmentalists that want to infect the landscapes and oceans with wind turbines and solar panels while happily chewing lab grown “meat” and insects while watching their closest family members die of mRNA caused blood clots. THAT made me cry.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 14, 2022 6:49 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

These days, everything makes us cry. We’re in a grief stage.

Human values
Human values
Oct 14, 2022 5:02 PM
Reply to  nmism

It’s hard to remember beauty and goodness in people, when everyday news is bad and awful. To remind yourself of how awesome humans are, watch this movie preferably full screen.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 14, 2022 6:46 PM
Reply to  nmism

Me too nmism. Human beauty makes you cry because you are fully human. And this is a good thing. A difficult thing but a good thing.

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Oct 16, 2022 4:38 AM
Reply to  nmism

Beauty is in the blindness of the beholder.
Most folk seem quite nice on the surface.
Deep down, where it really matters, pretty much everyone is out for themselves or what they see as their people, their nation, their species.
People are ugly.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 14, 2022 12:42 PM

Biden’s executive order 14067 US CBDC This is the order signed by Biden on 9th March 2022 It is pretty wordy and repetetive, probably to stop people read it. I’ve read through it and several things jump out. Section 5 “(A) potential uses of blockchain that could support monitoring or mitigating technologies to climate impacts, such as exchanging of liabilities for greenhouse gas emissions, water, and other natural or environmental assets;” I read this as turning off your digital credits if you are not being environmentally friendly. “Sec. 7. Actions to Limit Illicit Finance and Associated National Security Risks. (a) Digital assets have facilitated sophisticated cybercrime related financial networks and activity, including through ransomware activity. The growing use of digital assets in financial activity heightens risks of crimes such as money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing, fraud and theft schemes, and corruption. These illicit activities highlight the need for ongoing… Read more »

hotrod31
hotrod31
Oct 14, 2022 11:39 AM

Love or hate Chairman Mao … he was spot-on when he intoned that “real power comes from the barrel of a gun”.
Where are the true patriots – of every single country – when you need them? The XEs and Erik Princes of the world need to wake-up and realise that fighting for the swamp-creatures won’t protect their children and grand-children.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Oct 14, 2022 1:06 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

“A revolution is not a dinner party.”

Rob
Rob
Oct 14, 2022 1:13 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

The elite are stupid people who think immediate profit matters and the future doesn’t matter.

Erik prince is a person that might be aware, but he doesn’t really care even if what he does destroys the world for his progeny.

it’s psychopathic

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Oct 14, 2022 3:59 PM
Reply to  Rob

I watched Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix) last night. It was a perfect example of how the privileged treat truth like a toy, life like a game, because they rarely if ever suffer the consequences of their actions, so never learn.

Johnnycomelately
Johnnycomelately
Oct 14, 2022 9:57 PM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Anatomy of a Scandal 

interestingly it came out during the bojo party gate.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Oct 14, 2022 2:34 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

real power comes from our sub/conscious.

jiin
jiin
Oct 14, 2022 3:39 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

Where are the true patriots 

tranquilized, because there populist leaders have it under control  😂 .

Blackwater River
Blackwater River
Oct 14, 2022 11:28 AM

The thought that came to me, well actually hijacked from Probably Alexandra, is the Hegelian dialectic ‘order out of chaos’. Or as Alexandra described it from Satanic darkness and chaos to Luciferian Order and Light. Poltergeist: ‘run away from that light. It’s the false light. It’s the beast’ From Revelations, the first beast Satan is injured but heals (economy destroyed then remade 6uild 6ack 6etter). Then the next beast rising from the sea speaks with the authority of the first beast (Satan) but takes over the entire world through his false mysteries (Order). Are we in the end times or has the world always been evil and depraved it’s just now the great Reveal has exposed them? The internet turned on them to also spread the background and truth: History as a lie. I don’t know. But can only hope that after all this chaos my grandchildren will be living… Read more »

WhoShotJR
WhoShotJR
Oct 14, 2022 12:49 PM

The barcoded stamps could prove to be the end of the darkweb drugs markets.There are thousands of vendors sending drugs through royal mail every day in this country. With cryptocurrency and encryption software the process is almost entirely anonymous.

Not for long it seems.

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 14, 2022 1:19 PM

I don’t think we’re there yet, but this is surely the best dress-rehearsal of all time…

Amyus
Amyus
Oct 14, 2022 1:27 PM

Sounds like a tremendous opportunity for the return of pigeon post and the pony express.

Blackwater River
Blackwater River
Oct 14, 2022 1:43 PM
Reply to  Amyus

We’ve thought about getting a ride and drive horse to haul water from source and get us to next town.

What good is an electric bike if China (owns national grid with Qatar) turns off the power?

Now with pony power all you need is grass.

Amyus
Amyus
Oct 15, 2022 1:06 PM

You’ve got my vote. With the way things are going horses/ponies are going to become a much sought after alternative form of transport…at least until shill ‘scientists’ determine that farting horses are contributing to ‘climate change.’

jiin
jiin
Oct 14, 2022 3:42 PM

Under the leave e.u psy or take back control; 😂 
all post to the e.u has to NOW be tracked and hoops jumped through.

plino
plino
Oct 15, 2022 5:19 AM

Are we in the end times …

We are absolutely there, but there are train stations: 2025, 2030, 2035, 2045

jiin
jiin
Oct 14, 2022 11:16 AM

Eventually we will see a mature article published on here that actually mentions the whole scarcity thing is bollocks.
U.K and e.u and USA has huge reserves (if you want to play the scarcity game)

The whole leave EU horseshit psyop which this lot also sold with it bojo and Nigel caption of take back control ! The nonsense was mentioned in that. Even though if you talk to elder/s in the community they will say the whole scarcity thing was mentioned when they was growing up and the nonsense it the commi’s crap was the reason U.K EU and USA had reserves and other outlets.

This is plain as day robbery on the poor to add another taxation and add vat & tax to the government and sell the whole energy lack of psyop.
There is no scarcity. No shortage.
Stop shilling the ‘we run out crap’.

Dr Polaris
Dr Polaris
Oct 14, 2022 12:45 PM
Reply to  jiin

Absolutely! There is no scarcity . The massive price hikes are willful and criminal profitering by speculators, bankers and moneylenders in commodities, energy and in the food futures.markets The ruling elites – financial, commercial and politiclal have decided to commence their reset with the great immiseration of the middle and working classes The MSM is complicit in this, and promotes the elite/s mendacity through its uncritical dissemination of the view that the crisis is somehow inevitable /natural -part of economic order

Howard
Howard
Oct 14, 2022 4:56 PM
Reply to  jiin

I can’t say if there is or isn’t a scarcity/shortage. What I can say – because the facts on the ground say it for me – is that it’s getting harder and harder to find petroleum resources.

Case in point: fracking and tar sands. These are among the most environmentally unfriendly processes ever devised. To even begin polluting the environment on the scale of those two processes, traditional extraction must deliberately pollute the environment (as Chevron did in Ecuador) and refuse outright to even try to clean it up.

And now they’re even studying deep ocean extraction. Really? They would invest in dredging the ocean floor if the oil was bubbling out of the ground (as on “The Beverly Hillbillies”)?

No name
No name
Oct 14, 2022 11:52 PM
Reply to  Howard

see: methane clathrates/hydrates and their abundance

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 14, 2022 10:40 AM

“a “tremendous opportunity” to finally wean Europe off oil and gas.* Great idea – base industrial economies on the happenstance of the sun shining and the wind blowing! What did those past generations know when they abandoned windmills? Nothing – the fools! And what’s this Grand Solar Minimum anyway?…. The one that’s hard to get a handle on is civilian nuclear power. On the one hand, the likes of Thunberg and Monbiot love it which seems grounds enough to oppose it. On the other hand, the German Greens want to scrap it. It’d be easier if one could be reasonably certain it is what it’s said to be but I strongly suspect they’re a cover for an alternative technology. Certainly, Three Mile Island was a hoax – the “coincidence” with the film ‘The China Syndrome’ is a nonsense. The Chernobyl story is dubious too – the area required evacuation but… Read more »

Jel
Jel
Oct 14, 2022 11:27 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Neither the Greens nor Greta want to scrap civilian nuclear power anymore.

Come to think of it: which technology alone can easily provide enough energy for the future surveillance state with all the required massive energy consuming data storing ?

Rob
Rob
Oct 14, 2022 1:18 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Hoax? Chernobyl’s toxic cloud was sent west over Ukraine and Belarus.

cancer rates in children soared.

nature works fine, because it’s been decades, but still certain areas have a lot of issues where even nature stays away from… But feel free to go to Chernobyl and make sure to not bring filtration to make your point.

3 mile island was a failure that didn’t spread. The plant wasn’t even fully online yet.

most of these failures, like Fukushima could have been avoided if global capitalism wasn’t so fkin cheap to skimp on emergency systems…

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Oct 14, 2022 1:26 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Who could have forseen the energy problems, after putting an uneducated sixteen year old in charge of global energy policy?

Dr Polaris
Dr Polaris
Oct 14, 2022 1:32 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Western economies will not become independent of oil and gas . All advanced countries are oil economies Completely and utterly dependent in every area of commerce and in every area of personal and public life from facebook to toothbrushes – virtually every product from paints to plastics to the sticthing in your jacket are oil/gas byproduct . That is why green is greenwash.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 14, 2022 2:49 PM
Reply to  Dr Polaris

Yes. Exactly. The petroleum economy will seal our coffins with plastics waste. Green energy is a fools mission. Energy usage is thermodynamic.

No one wants to address the actuality of the problem.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 14, 2022 1:43 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Dear Edwige: This last comment pretty much confirms that you are scientifically illiterate. World wide energy consumption has escalated massively in the last 20 years, and will continue to escalate unless consumers voluntarily reduce their usage. Nuclear power generation is an Armageddon certainty. There have been unreported nuclear release accidents on numerous occasions over the last 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Agency is about as forthright as the CDC/FDA… Three Mile Island, Chernobyl; and the nuclear releases related to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were hardly nonsense. The flourishing “Nature” you refer to, is rife with genetic defects and completely out of balance with any previous natural state. Higher pricing due to (allegedly) shutting of pipelines, will only exacerbate the energy consumption issue, as energy wastage will be increased due to transport and delivery costs. There is no such thing as “free” energy. Look up the first and second laws of thermodynamics.… Read more »

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Oct 14, 2022 10:19 AM

There is a tremendous opportunity to revisit history and remind the neo-tyrants, how the common people dealt with their ilk in the past…

jiin
jiin
Oct 14, 2022 11:20 AM
Reply to  Paul Watson

There is a tremendous opportunity to revisit history and remind the neo-tyrants, how the common people dealt with their ilk in the past…

It wasn’t voting them back in nor making heroes of them about fighting some fictitious fantasy of billionaires fighting the establishment. !!

MehNotGreat
MehNotGreat
Oct 14, 2022 2:25 PM
Reply to  Paul Watson

You’re a fool If you think the Thrones destroyed by the french revolution were tyrants. Louis XIV couldn’t even ban coaches in Paris and Versailles even though he hated that. The people behind the Great Reset today are the spiritual descendants of those who instigated the french revolution. Good luck thinking that weapon works on them.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Oct 14, 2022 3:11 PM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

You have another suggestion?

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 15, 2022 5:55 AM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

The banksters have driven every “revolution” in recent memory.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 14, 2022 3:01 PM
Reply to  Paul Watson

Hell Paul Watson: I somewhat agree. But the common people are only given enough rope to hang themselves with.

All the “revolutions” of history resulted in the same stupid stratification’s of society based on coinage and the purchase of standing armies. Civil populations continue to pump out morons and thugs with all the “love” in their hearts. They continue to steal one another’s produce and land rights, then wonder what the problem is.

It’s all ludicrous and repetitive…

Howard
Howard
Oct 14, 2022 4:16 PM

Superb point. Which is why, whenever I hear talk of “revolution,” my one and only response is “Include me out.”

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 14, 2022 11:31 PM
Reply to  Howard

Hello Howard: When I hear the word revolution, I think of wheels spinning. Must be the way I’m wired…

I’ve seen it all before

The angry mouth
The furrowed brow
The muted page

Rules overturned for greater rules

The pooling blood
The burning cars
Bullets and stones

And they shake their pointless fists
At the grey polluted sky

I’ve seen it all before

12/13/2005 PV

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Oct 14, 2022 7:58 PM

Civilizations seem to insist on putting psychopaths in power over and over again and then wondering why the current crop of “leaders” are not only bat shit insane but know no bounds on just how little they care about those they purport to “lead.” It is all ludicrous and repetitive, but I personally wonder if humanity is really capable of changing that behavior? Is it something ingrained deep in our evolution that makes us worship those who appear charming but are completely amoral killers underneath that persona? When taking even the briefest glance at history one can’t help but see just how repetitive that behavior is.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 14, 2022 11:41 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

Hello Lizzyh7: Human behavior seems quite chimpanzee-like. Chimpanzee groups organize around alpha types of leadership, and create territorial disputes. The disputes don’t appear to be caused by shortage of resources.

Our species is much too proud of itself… We need to develop more orangutan style behaviors and rid ourselves of smiling monkeys…

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 2:58 AM

You’d think we’d have evolved a wee bit to find a different solution….

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 15, 2022 5:10 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

It would be about time… It seems obvious that setting up organizations to solve the problems of organizations is a failed strategy. Complete independence from ALL authoritarian constructs might be a better solution.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 15, 2022 6:40 AM

We just have to find that ONE strategy that has never been done before…. even if a disaster, it could at least break the cycle of been there, done that endless repetitiveness.

Johnny
Johnny
Oct 14, 2022 10:18 AM

Out with 🥾carpe diem
In with 🤑carpe oeconomia 👅
That’s progre$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

theobalt
theobalt
Oct 14, 2022 5:56 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Reminds me that the less I find days to be ceased, the more I carpe oeconomia… call that what one will

Jel
Jel
Oct 14, 2022 9:45 AM

Once upon a lifetime I had a book called “Greek Mythology”. In it was a very impressive story about a good called Saturn who used to eat his own children so that they would not disempower him.

It didn’t work in the long run.

So, this makes me cautiously optimistic.

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 14, 2022 1:20 PM
Reply to  Jel

It was a wise person who gave you that book… A prophet, in fact.

Howard
Howard
Oct 14, 2022 4:13 PM
Reply to  Jel

That mythological story both foreshadows and highlights something that’s been common knowledge through most of humanity’s history: namely, that the biggest threat to a ruler always comes from his offspring.

That fact (and it can be “checked” and verified) alone tells us how insane this entire notion of rulership is. Turning sons against their fathers is not a very good image.