Synopsis of Our Present Predicament: What the Future Holds

Synopsis of Our Present Predicament: What the Future Holds

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In short, the main problem with our society is that our education system is designed to instill obedience, and it has done so extremely well. We have willingly consumed propaganda to the point where our hypnosis has turned us into servants of totalitarian regimes:

“The political philosopher Sheldon Wolin uses the term inverted totalitarianism in his book Democracy Incorporated to describe our political system. In inverted totalitarianism, the sophisticated technologies of corporate control, intimidation, and mass manipulation, which far surpass those employed by previous totalitarian states, are effectively masked by the glitter, noise, and abundance of a consumer society.”

Bill Hicks – JFK

Further information on the JFK assassination at: “Oswald, the CIA, and Mexico City”, and “The Death Of John Kennedy: The Media helped sell the lie of the lone assassin”.

We have allowed poverty and inequality to flourish by believing in Wall Street’s mantra, practicing accounting magic of indefinite growth, and normalizing scarcity based economics. We’ve come to believe that the world is less violent now than at any other time in history while we’re permanently scorching large segments of the earth. We have allowed ourselves to be surveilled for our own security. Our might has allowed us to state that we stand for peace and justice when waging war, and that war crimes are only war crimes (2) when others commit them. We call genocide ‘defense’ (2). We mimic and worship psychopaths and are unabashedly proud of our achievements as we create sacrifice zones to feed our addictions.

“We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood. Americans who did not suffer will forget. People maimed physically or psychologically by the violence, especially the Iraqi and Afghan children, will never escape. Time and memory will play their usual tricks. Those who endured war will begin to wonder, years from now, what was real and what was not. And those who did not taste of war’s noxious poison will stop wondering at all.” – Chris Hedges, “Pity the Children”

How CIA Kills Countries – John Perkins, “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”

By 2012, 55% of the world’s refugees came from five countries, all of which we have bombed ‘back to the stone age’ (2): Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. Yet, we are not the primary providers of sanctuary for the tens of millions of refugees that we have created. On the contrary, majority of the countries waging war on these nations have turned their backs on their victims:

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  • kowalityjesus

    says the historian of 1615 predicting overpopulation in America.

  • BuzzCoastin

    the future of the future
    is the present tense

    pointing out the obvious to the aware
    isn’t as helpful as info on workarounds would be

    • Number1Framer

      The only workaround is to be living on a 100% self-sustaining spaceship or to become a non-physical being. My workaround is to attempt to move to a country where I will hopefully be able to use up my natural lifespan slightly faster than the rate of decline for that particular region. I gather by now you’ve adopted a similar tactic? Economic forecasts for setting sail from the New World ain’t looking so good for my leaky financial dinghy however. Whenever these mythic days of collapse finally come, I think they’ll come fast and hard and no one’s getting out intact. Even the deep countryside will be overrun by city folk trying to live on deer meat and starving while their Alex Jones Brand SooperFoodSprout Gardens wilt away.

      • BuzzCoastin

        inevitably the present capitalist system
        will morph into a welfare state
        with lots gmo bread and circus
        and gladitors & gladiatrixz to google at
        like now, only with guaranteed income for most
        extra if you work

        I try to stay clear of the mess as much as possible
        and peek at it from time to time
        to see if it’s still there

        • Number1Framer

          It sure ain’t going away. If and when it does, I’m sure you’ll know by the nonstop hoards creeping in at night to rip up your vegetables and claim your water source.

      • Oginikwe

        That’s a pretty bleak viewpoint. Please allow me to make it a little bleaker.
        First, the “deep countryside” would not be overrun by city folks because 1) there isn’t a lot of that left, and 2) they’ll never make it to where it is. Each evacuation of a metropolitan area in the last few years has been a disaster. People sat in their cars for hours. Imagine that with others on foot looking for food, water, and the fuel to leave to go nowhere. People will kill each other over saltines and eventually resort to cannibalism after all the animals are gone not to mention that people can go far longer without food than they can without potable water. People will rot in the streets. And, 3) urban people have little to no connection to the natural world anymore. How are they going to kill a deer once their bullets are gone? They have no clue how to survive in the “deep countryside.” They’ll be looking for an outlet to plug their hairdryers into while peering at their dead cell phones.

        Second, it’s not as though the people living in the “deep countryside” are going to put out the welcome mat. There has always been a schism between rural and urban people that goes far deeper than just political parties. “No work, no food” would be the order of the day and everyone would be forced into work in order to survive. The prima donnas that won’t work will be outcast if not just killed. In the end, we’ll all be “socialists” because cooperation has always been and will always be the only thing that ensures survival.

        And, last. Even with all of this, climate chaos is wreaking havoc everywhere. Monday we were 92 degrees while tonight we have frost warnings. This is our third frost warning in as many weeks. That makes it very difficult to raise food. Because of our difficult winter, we’ve had a lot of winter kill even to mature trees. The way things died makes no sense, either, because one tree dies while the same tree six feet away is just fine. Almost everything is three weeks behind what it should be right now because the frost in our area was five feet down still at the end of May. Across the country we seem to have some kind of drought-tag going on in geographical areas. If it’s not drought, it’s raging waters. If it’s not drought or floods, it’s fires. If it’s none of those, it’s a “derecho” which destroys wheat, barley, rye, corn, and other grain fields by simply laying everything down to the ground where it molds and can’t be harvested.

        We all survive together through community or we all hang together as “rugged individualists.” It’s just that simple.

        • Number1Framer

          I have 10 gold coins and a couple packets of heirloom seeds hidden under my bed, so I’ll be fine 😉 Also, the lord is on my side…LOL

          • Echar Lailoken

            I hope to goodness that the Lord is the nickname for a handheld heatseaking railgun.

          • Oginikwe

            You’ll be needing some recipes for that gold . . .

  • paprtowl

    “common core”

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