New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent by Naomi Wolf It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, […]
To understand this endgame, we need to start with the financial and political basics of wealth and power in the U.S. 1. Wealth and thus political power are highly concentrated. The dynamics of rising wealth disparity and the increasing concentration of wealth are debatable; the disparity is not. Roughly 70% of all financial wealth is […]
(source) By Dave Hodges “…In my role as a talk show host, I have been approached by individuals who claim to have “insider information” about what is coming, and according to these individuals, what is coming is very bad. Most credible sources demand complete anonymity. As a result, I have found myself in a position […]
Human beings have always died. Death has been invariable and guaranteed. For all aeons death was more or less the default outcome of life for any human being, with some variations in life expectancy, state of relative affluence and destitution, exposure to disease and infirmity. In other words – humans lived a few decades and […]
Comment to this article It makes perfect sense. We live in a world of contrived happiness. There is a lot of people that expect stuff, by and large because they had stuff in the past. Most of these people fully well realize the party is over and this roll of the dice is not going […]
The living will envy the dead. Sorry, a bit depressed right now.
Everyone who read ten articles on zero hedge should be able to realize is that the global economy won’t be growing any more. Available technology, existing labour force, our political apparatus and our collective sense of justice and entitlements provides us with a given amount of collective global (or western world..) productivity. This productivity has […]
…protest, revolution, unionization, civil unrest, crime, occupy and sabotage are just as much features of supply & demand as wage fluctuations, irreversible unemployability, prisons, law enforcement crackdowns, environmental destruction, biosphere die-off, climate weirding and the end costs of products. Make living conditions less bearable for people, and no matter how much propaganda and denial you […]
Dave Levitan at IO9 Brad Werner has a simple question: Is the Earth fucked? He also has a remarkably complicated methodology yielding a very simple answer: yes, unless people start a serious global rebellion. Werner, a complex systems researcher at UC San Diego, spoke on Wednesday at the huge American Geophyiscal Union conference going on […]
After a night with the worst nightmares, today feels like hell. Really awful. I can only stare blankly in to the distance.
Humans want to survive. Religion is about getting “saved”, and the desire to be saved is basically an allegory on the urgency to want to live. Living isn’t always fun (ask Eugen) but over-all it beats being dead. The desire to live is innate to us as human beings, and many would want to do […]
1) The human state of dominance on this planet is ending. We are stumbling in to a largely inescapable monstrosity. We have experienced, as an animal being, a state of relative innocence. Being a nomadic, hunter-gatherer homo sapiens signified a state of Eden, largely because we didn’t know any better. Now because of blind luck […]
1) Humans will merge with technology, to a rapidly increasing extent. This is a new phase of the evolution of our species, just picking up speed about now. The divide between natural and artificial will blur, then disappear. Some of us will continue to be humans, but with a radically expanded and always growing range […]
(source) The United States is clearly in an advanced state of decline. Many people around the world (and even inside America) rejoice at this, but not me. I mourn for the country that I was born in and that I still love. Yes, the United States has never been perfect, but the Republic that our […]