If you’ve read Irregular Times articles for any length of time, you’ll know that the writers here can be fairly dour, glum, down in the mouth, pessimistic, cynical, jaded and bleak at times. But next to our regular visitor and commentator Tom, we’re downright rosy. Seeing some of the same trends we see, Tom has extrapolated forward to predict the collapse of ecosystems and civilization as we know it.
How can rational people live in complete denial of reality? What is this, mass psychosis?
Surely you realize, by now (and if not, soon enough), that this hole in the Gulf gushing crude, methane and other noxious, formerly sequestered carbon by-products, will be looked at as the Big One that took us down to less than a billion people on the entire planet, living brutal, wretched, HARD lives and dwindling with the cascading systemic collapses happening world-wide, not least of which is the food chain.
This will take a while (maybe the same “blink of an eye” you cite above for our peak), but it will only get worse as time goes on. Again, i sincerely hope i’m wrong.
Since the whole system is going to collapse from within due to economic mal- and misfeasance, the failure of Obama to prosecute anyone for all the fraud that got us here (and the last bunch of clowns in the White House who openly lied to us to get us into this long series of wars and who admitted to torture), and finally because the environment is going to close us down as a species – i don’t care who you vote for (in fact i’m surprised the Republicans aren’t voting for Obama who gave them almost everything they wanted), nothing is going to change for the better for humanity from this point on (unless you’re one of the “connected” – and that will only last a short while)
The deterioration and collapse of our infrastructure, the standard of living of our society, health care (including dentistry), jobs, business, education, real estate (both private and commercial), auto sales, food production and transportation and eventually civilization itself for the human species will pick up speed now and will be only too apparent for all to see, feel, and live through (or die by). Notice i didn’t mention the environment. That’s just a confounding factor at this point.
Now we’ll see people resorting to ridiculous measures to stay alive including pets being abandoned, children and the elderly being abused, starved and/or neglected and abandoned, crime of every kind going way up, and then it will be all out civil war. The cops and military won’t be able to keep the country together because they’ll all be part of it too (like in the French Revolution) – while you’re out “protecting and serving” some roving hungry and angry mob will be attacking your neighborhood/house/family. Watch for more snipers taking out their anger on the miles of cars using the roads (especially the interstates).
Soon it will become all too apparent that climate change is killing all the vegetation and that there isn’t enough food to feed us all, then they’ll leap into action by executive order taking over everything an assigning us all to a local gulag for “processing.” There’s not going to be any revolution unless and until it’s too late, then it’s basically suicide. So much for America (and most of the rest of the world).
Look around. Soon you’ll be able to see that all the trees are dying and most vegetation will not grow due to all the pollution we’ve packed into the air. Hopefully not this year, but it’s surely going to happen in your lifetime, pal. You can keep your head in the sand or stay distracted your whole life, but what’s happening is irreversible and unstoppable. It’s going to get worse every year until it will be impossible to ignore, then impossible to live on this planet. Enjoy your days.
Tom has mentioned many measurable markers of doom, and declares that they’re going to get worse with every additional year. In your assessment, is this what’s actually coming to pass?