Saturday, March 04, 2006

Praise The Lord, We're Free At Last

Of the near-future failure of industrial civilization, Jason Godesky says:

We should not hear "Stone Age" and think of a life that is "nasty, brutish and short"; rather, we should understand that living in the Stone Age means being free for the first time in our lives.

I think many of us will be clever and hard-working enough to live very well and happily post-capitalism. The most stressful thing is gonna be getting things organized initially since so few people are willing to accept the obvious conclusions to draw right now about where things are going and how soon. If it doesn't happen before the weather gets cold again, some advance preparation is going to be necessary. At this point though, I am not overly concerned about catching some fish and picking some edible plants the day the grocery store is no longer open.

Note about "how soon": The week of March 20, 2006 is going to be a big one to watch with the opening of the Iran Oil Bourse, the Fed-funny-money-thing, and the 3 year anniversary of the Iraq war. If on 3/24/06 things look similar to how they did on 2/24, the fat lady may have a few more stanzas to sing.

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Blogger plusultra said...

Beware the Ides of March. What a world we are living in! I wonder if the real reason dinosaurs went extinct is they fought an apocalyptic war over some old human bones?

9:16 PM  
Blogger Ryvr said...

Et tu, Brute? :-) Mmmm though I really do think the week of the 20th looks ominious to an already untenable situation. If come 3/27/06 and everything looks dandy, I imagine I will need to try to find an explanation for a slightly less "death" prognosis for the capitalist system than I can conceive now.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Ryvr said...

Oh, should clarify... I did mean short-term prognosis. It is one of the clearer facts in the universe that the capitalist system cannot last the long-term.

9:30 PM  

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