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I was thinking about something Nate Hagens said:
On a higher level, we have a superorganism, our civilization, which has accessed an energy gradient the same way that old growth forests have.
The human population makes up this superorganism’s myriad of cells. The nervous system is made up of the various mediums that transmit information – internet, television, phone, print media, etc… The circulatory system is the transportation system providing paths of production and distribution – roads, bridges, trains, airline and shipping routes, etc… Of course energy, primarily oil and fossil fuels, are the life-blood that fuels this system. If you have ever tried to fight against this Leviathan, you will have its immune system, the law and security apparatus, thrust upon you so that you may be hammered into conformity or isolated and quarantined in a tiny prison cell. Of course there are many malcontent cells within the belly of the beast, but capitalist industrial civilization is fortified with self-perpetuating social structures which ensure its survival.
Take for instance its education system which churns out countless drones who lack the ability to think critically and are filled with fragmented and specialized knowledge which prepares them as cogs for the corporate world. Everything, including one’s relationship with fellow humans, is reduced to a “business relationship” or “investment”. The various institutions of modern society are configured to reinforce capitalist industrial civilization. The media are corporate mouthpieces and echo chambers for the dominant capitalist system – materialism, conspicuous consumption, atomization and alienation of man from nature and from his own humanity, etc… The entertainment industry fosters an acquisitiveness for high consumption lifestyles. It relies on the corporate state to mass market and mass produce these values. The primary metric of social worth in the corporate state is money, and the class which has managed to accumulate vast sums of it are those who have usurped the levers of governance. You have heard of the two-tiered justice system we have in this country which coddles the elite and discards everyone else. Thus the ethos of society flows downward from those who have at their disposal the power to mold and influence society’s perceptions and norms.
I talked about this in the essay Kill the Messenger:
Will man go extinct? He certainly seems to be doing everything in his power to make sure it happens:
…the worship of an economic system that reduces everything to a financial object.
…the continued exploitation and burning of an increasingly more expensive and environmentally damaging energy source which is causing the climate to swing out of control with various feedback loops.
…the dismantling and perversion of regulations and the rule of law to satisfy greed and a grossly unjust social hierarchy.
…the indoctrination of the population into a materialist society detached from the appreciation of nature’s fundamental role in our survival.
…the degeneration of public debate into infomercial sound bites by way of mass media manipulation.
…the wholesale destruction of the natural world and the latest attempts of a so-called green economy to monetize every bit of nature in order to save capitalism.
…and the spread of the above described culture through globalization.
If you think about the modern globalized civilization as a super-organism, then you come to realize how futile it is to think that an organism, any organism, would voluntarily starve itself or constrict its own growth. If you plant a tree in a pot, it will eventually become root-bound or send its roots over the lip of the container or straight through the ceramic wall. This is exactly what our capitalist industrial civilization is doing.
It has utilized every resource available to sustain growth, and now speaks of manipulating the weather in order to avoid the threat that climate chaos poses to its vitality. As far as mineral depletion, there has even been plans drawn up to mine asteroids for their deposits. The next frontier is to break the bonds of Earth itself. But we have irreparably cracked the vase that is our home. The Arctic will soon have an annual “window” in September through which the sun’s rays will work their way inside, prying that annual crack ever wider every year. In addition, we have pushed most other species, the building blocks of biodiversity, out of their habitat and onto the one-way path of extinction. The life-giving fluids of our vase have slowly been poisoned and acidified by the waste from our fossil fuel energy slaves. The hydrologic cycle within our little world has been hopelessly fouled with. The superorganism of capitalist industrial civilization is now starving the majority of its cells in order to keep healthy a few of its privileged cells who sit in places of power and Mammon worship. This potted plant or superorganism we call industrial civilization is looking rather pale and shriveled these days. As a matter of fact, it’s like a tree whose bark has been peeled off. It’s still standing at the moment and it does not know it’s dead, but its days are surely numbered.
The hope of environmentalists can no longer be that this corrupt system will run out of energy(Peak Oil), that the money presses will break down, or that it can be changed through capitalist schemes of “greening the economy”. The only thing that would have stopped the destruction would have been to build a new system that holds the health of the natural world as the primary metric through which all human activity is viewed and planned. Suffice it to say that such a system would not have been capitalism. Of course such a sentiment would brand you as an “eco-terrorist”, but the purpose of this essay is not to give hopium, but to describe the entrenched power structure which has laid waste to the environmental movement and our planet. Although small and ineffective, individual acts of moral courage and sacrifice are all that is left as this Beast of industrialized civilization tumbles to the ground, dying from self-inflicted wounds too numerous to count.
Since I was young, I knew I’d find you
But our love was a song sung by a dying swan
And even now you’ll hear me calling
You’ll hear me calling
And in your dreams you’ll see me falling, falling
Breathe in the light
I’ll stay here in the shadows
Waiting for a sign, as the tide grows
Higher, and higher, and higher…
We’ve (humanity) become addicts exhibiting cancerous behavior upon the organism that sustains us and to which we are intrinsically tied. We’re beginning to go through withdrawal and will eventually succumb to death by our own hand (that is, nature is still just doing what it does when the chemical balance is off (and influences all the other balance points it formerly had).
i’m not looking forward to the next few years, but now live day to day, moment to moment, waiting for the sign that the big slide to oblivion has commenced.
Complexity and Hubris
I see it as the logical conclusion to story described in Fredy Perlman’s panoramic vision of history.
Thanks for the food for thought. I’ll read it.
Kevin Moore said:
Around this time last year, in the foyer of NPDC, I pointed out to the mayor and the CEO that [by pursuing the policies they do] they were actively destroying their own children’s futures.
I followed up In November. I spoke to the council and reminded the mayor that he was actively destroying his own children’s futures, and spoke briefly on the matter of positive feedbacks. I pointed out I needed further time (I was allocated 10 minutes) to discuss the topic further.
REQUEST TO SPEAK REFUSED by the mayor.
That is overt manipulation. That is fascism. .
Now the background to this is that the mayor was an MP for many years and spent much of his time as Associate Minister of Crown Resources -signing away the commons to overseas corporations for them to loot.
6 years ago I went over all this stuff with Harry Duynhoven, when he was MP. He is the sort of person who agrees with you to your face and then does the opposite.
We have the situation that the mayor of New Plymouth District Council is:
I’m sure it’s much the same elsewhere in the world.
The scary thing is that people of the district keep voting for people who are liars, hypocrites, fascists, bullies and cowards…….and if they are not cowards let them debate the issues in an open public forum. Well, we know that is NEVER going to happen.
So, we are governed by people who are scientifically illiterate and financially illiterate. (Harry Duynhoven was a woodwork teacher prior to becoming an MP.) And they are morally and intellectually bankrupt.
Ratepayers are invited to provide feedback (“We want to hear from you”, Tell us how we can improve things”, ‘We will ensure you are treated fairly’…..blah, blah blah.)
A few weeks ago I provided approximately 100 pages of economic, environmental and social analysis, and pointed out exactly where we are headed, both locally and globally.
the information I provided was all dismissed in two very short paragraphs of meaningless drivel in the council officer’s report.
I will be speaking in the council chamber on 5th June on the theme: If the mayor and CEO want to destroy their own children’s futures that is up to them; if they want to destroy my progeny’s future that is an outrage, plus the total failure of NPDC to plan for the REAL FUTURE, plus the failure to abide by Local Government Act 2002 and 2012. .
‘Nobody’ cares. There are no mechanisms to bring the maniacs to heel. They’ll just keep doing it till they can’t.
Unfortunately, we have a dominant gang of ‘idiots’ as councillors who are
So, they will vote in favour of whatever nonsense the mayor and COE present as a ‘plan for the community’ and we will continue straight off the cliff. The only redeeming factor is that is probably far worse in most other places.
Those of us who are awake hope the global financial system will collapse before the next election (October). But, as we have seen so many times before, printing phony money and lying continuously to the general populace are effect methods of maintaining the destruction of the planet. .
Well said. It’s a crime against humanity. Yes it’s the same elsewhere, but I’m glad you are one of the few sane people in an insane world.
Paul F Getty said:
Omg! Just awesome stuff, Mike.
Ever think of publishing all this stuff, including the comments, in a book.
It would make a great book.
Perhaps “The Chronicles of CIV”.
Stop Education…..Close Down Universities.
Stop Urban Work…..Close Down the Cities.
Cities are the Graveyards of Nature, Urban Dwellers the Executioners.
Environment has been destroyed by Urban Work and Urban Education.
Education has destroyed environment.
School and University Education has destroyed environment.
Educated People are the biggest Eco Killers, Eco Murderers and Eco Terrorists.
Schools and Universities must be closed down…..Immediately!!!
Billions of animals are being slaughtered in Industrial Slaughter Houses every day because of Education…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for Industrial Farming of Animals, Industrial Slaughter Houses, Refrigeration/ Transportation Industry which transports live and dead animals all over the world and Marketing Industry which sells meat.
Billions of fish are being killed by Industrial Fishing every day because of Education…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for Industrial Ships which catch fish, Refrigeration/ Transportation Industry which transports fish all over the world and Marketing Industry which sells fish.
Millions of acres of Forests are being destroyed by Industrial Activity every day because of Education…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Marketing Industry, Construction Industry, Transportation Industry, Oil Drilling and Refining Industry, Millions of kilometers of Rail and Road networks which are destroying forests moment by moment.
Millions of wild animals in forests are being killed by Industrial Activity every day because of Education….Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for the decimation of wild animals.
Millions of tonnes of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Industrial Waste is being added to environment every day because of Education…..Millions of tonnes of Metal Waste, Plastic Waste, Chemical waste, Gaseous Waste and eWaste are being added to environment every day because of Education…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for the poisoning of Rivers, Oceans, Land and Sky/ Atmosphere.
Millions of acres of Fertile Soil is being killed by Cement, Concrete and Asphalt every day because of Education….Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for destruction of fertile soil by Construction Industry.
Education is responsible for millions of tonnes of Nuclear Waste produced by Nuclear Industry which will keep contaminating the planet with hazardous radioactivity for the next thousands of years…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for Radioactivity produced by Nuclear Industry which will remain a potential source of Death, Cancer, Multiple Organ Failures, Physical Deformities and Mental Abnormalities for thousands of years.
Education is also the source of Banking Industry [ IMF, World Bank and Millions of other National and International Banks] which is financing all Industrial Activity in this world that is destroying environment…..Banking Industry is being run by millions of Economists, MBA’s, Business and Finance Graduates.
Education is also the source of the “Military Industrial Complex”….Millions of tonnes of Weapons and Explosives are being produced by “Military Industrial Complex” because of Education…..Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education is responsible for Production, Transportation and Marketing of weapons all over the world.
The most dangerous and destructive industry in this world is Education Industry.
Education Industry is the source of all Industrial Activity…..All other Industries are by products of Education Industry.
Education Industry is the Mother of all Industries.
Education Industry is the Mother of all Environmental Destruction in this world.
Universities and Colleges are producing millions of Scientists, Engineers, Economists, MBA’s, Business and Finance Graduates who are running and promoting all Industrial Activity in this world.
All Industrial Activity that is destroying environment is being run by Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education.
Destruction of environment can never be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Nuclear Power Plants cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Coal Power Plants cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Industrial Dams cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Mining Industry cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Oil drilling and Oil Refining Industry cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Tar Sands and Hydraulic Fracking cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Monsanto/ GM Foods cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Decimation of millions of species cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Destruction of Forests, Rivers and Oceans cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
Accumulation of billions of tonnes of Metal Waste, Plastic Waste, Chemical waste, Gaseous Waste, eWaste and Nuclear Waste cannot be stopped until Universities are closed down.
The source/ cause of all Industrial Activity that is destroying environment is Urban Work and Urban Education.
Destruction of environment can never be stopped unless Urban Work is stopped and Universities are closed down.
Urban Work is the problem…..Urban Work is the enemy.
Urban Education is the problem…..Schools and Universities are the enemy.
Cities are the Graveyards of Nature, Urban Dwellers the Executioners.
Environment has been destroyed by Urban Population, Urban Work and Urban Education.
All Industrial Activity that is destroying environment is being run by Urban Population and Urban Education.
Urban Work must stop…..Schools and Universities must be closed down.
Industrial Activity has destroyed so much environment in 250 years that there is hardly any environment left to save.
Industrial Activity for production of thousands of consumer goods and services must stop immediately….Millions of other species get only food from earth….The maximum that man can/ should get is food, clothing and shelter….Urban Dwellers have to either transform into full time food producers or they have to stop working.
Progress, Growth, Development.
This is terminology for all unnecessary and destructive work being done by Urban Population.
Growth Rate – Economy Rate – GDP.
These are figures for all unnecessary and destructive work being done by Urban Population.
If Urban Society stops its supplies to Rural Society it will live forever.
If Rural Society stops its supplies to Urban Society it will die within a month.
If Urban Society stops all its supplies to Villages……electricity, oil, machinery, equipment and consumer goods, Villagers will survive forever.
If Villages stop all their supplies to Cities……Food Grains and Vegetables, Urban Population will die within a month.
[ Villagers need Electricity, Oil, Machinery and Equipment to produce food for the Urban Population , They would not need these things to produce food for themselves]
Urban Work is not only dispensable it is highly injurious to planet earth.
Two centuries of Urban Work after industrialization has destroyed most of the biodiversity and ecosystems on earth.
Urban Work must stop immediately.
Cities, Urban Dwellers, Urban Work and Urban Education are a curse on this planet.
Urban Dwellers are Eco Killers, Eco Murderers and Eco Terrorists.
Urban Dwellers are serial killers of nature….Serial Killers of Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land.
If consumer goods are eliminated from cities people will not die….If food and water are eliminated from cities people will die.
*Growth Rate* – *Economy Rate* – *GDP*
These are figures of “Ecocide”.
These are figures of “crimes against Nature”.
These are figures of “destruction of Ecosystems”.
These are figures of “Insanity, Abnormality and Criminality”.
Urban Population is a curse on this planet….Urban Dwellers are a curse on this planet.
Urban Population has destroyed necessary things [Animals, trees, Air, Water and Land] for making unnecessary things [Consumer Goods and Services]
Food, clothing and shelter are necessities, Not thousands of consumer goods and services.
For millions of years “Searching For Food” / “Producing Food” were the primary occupations of almost the entire human population in Hunter_Gatherer and Agrarian Society.
There is Zero chance of saving the little environment that is left on earth without fixing the problem of “Urban Population”.
All Urban Dwellers are Eco Killers…..Adults as well as Children.
Urban Adults are already destroying environment by running Industrial Activity for production and marketing of thousands of consumer goods and services……Children are being groomed to do the same in future through Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education.
School and University Education has destroyed environment….All Industrial Activity is being run by Scientific, Technological, Industrial, Business and Financial Education.
Everything in Cities is destructive in nature……Urban Dwellers, Urban Work, Urban Education…..Everything.
Environment has been destroyed by Urban Dwellers, Urban Work and Urban Education.
The source / cause of all Industrial Activity is Urban Population, Urban Work and Education.
**Urban population trying to save environment is like Petrol trying to extinguish a fire.**
Rural Population of this world is doing work…..Urban Population of this world is doing destructive work.
Rural Population is producing food……Urban Population is producing thousands of consumer goods and services.
Since Urban Population is not producing food, it has created thousands of unnecessary professions to keep itself occupied [People would go crazy without work]….Destructive works and professions of Urban Dwellers include Production of consumer goods and services, Marketing of consumer goods and services, Jobs in Tourism Industry, Entertainment Industry, Sports Industry, Military Industrial Complex, All kinds of unnecessary research and jobs in hundreds of other fields.
Why should rest of the world suffer for the decadent and destructive lifestyle of Urban Dwellers????
Why should Forests be destroyed for the Industrial Projects of Urban Dwellers????
Why should Animals and Trees die for the Industrial Projects of Urban Dwellers????
Why should Villages and Tribal Land be destroyed for the Industrial Projects of Urban Dwellers????
Why should Rivers, Lakes and Oceans be destroyed for the Industrial Projects of Urban Dwellers????
A fraction of world population producing food for entire population….This is the root cause of all environmental destruction.
Rural Population producing food for Urban Population….This is the root cause of all environmental destruction.
Urban Population is not producing food, It is doing *Extra* Work which is causing *Extra* Destruction of environment…..Urban Population is producing thousands of consumer goods and services which has led to *Exponential* Extra Destruction of environment.
All Industrial Activity that is destroying environment is being run and promoted by Urban Population of the world.
Industrialization was the biggest crime on earth….The biggest act of killing, murder and terrorism on earth.
This planet can only sustain “Food Searching” or “Food Producing” Societies.
Hunter_Gatherer Society was sustainable…..Agrarian Society was sustainable…..The question of Industrial Society being sustainable doesn’t arise.
We cannot save environment by destroying more of it…..We cannot save environment by destroying it for thousands of consumer goods and services in addition to food, clothing and shelter.
Animal Species had Zero Percent Urban Population…….Hunter_Gatherer Society had Zero Percent Urban Population…….Agrarian Society had less than Two Percent Urban Population…….All these societies sustained for millions of years collectively.
The current Industrial Society which has 50% Urban Population worldwide has destroyed most of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems in just 250 years after Industrial Revolution…….Industrial Activity has been promoted by Urban Population……Industrial Activity has been promoted by people who do not produce food.
This planet can sustain Animal Species…..It can sustain Hunter_Gatherer Human Society……It can sustain Agrarian Human Society……It cannot sustain Industrial Human Society.
This planet can only sustain food producing societies where almost the entire population is engaged in food production……It cannot sustain an Industrial Society where 50% of world population is growing food for entire population and the remaining 50% living in cities is promoting Industrial Activity.
Animals saved environment for millions of years because they destroyed it only for food…..Hunter_Gatherer Society saved environment because it destroyed environment only for food…..Agrarian Society saved environment because it destroyed environment only for food, clothing and shelter.
Industrial Society has destroyed most of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems because it destroyed environment for “Thousands of consumer goods and services” in addition to food, clothing and shelter.
In the Animal Kingdom, Hunter_Gatherer Society and Agrarian Society almost the entire population was engaged in “Searching for Food” / “Growing Food”.
It is the Urban Population that is engaged in and promoting all kinds of Industrial Activity ……Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Transportation Industry, Construction Industry, Recycling Industry, Oil Drilling, Oil Refining, Millions of kilometers of Rail & Road network, Air Routes and Shipping Lanes.
Food, clothing and shelter……These are the maximum number of things this planet can provide to humans……The only way to save the remaining environment is by reorganizing the entire population so that food production remains the only primary activity just like it was for millions of years before Industrialization.
Industrial Society has existed for barely 250 years which comes to almost Zero Percent of Total Human Existence on earth….In fact Industrial Society has existed for only about 100 years….Although Industrial Revolution started 250 years ago most of the world became heavily industrialized only in the last 100 years….100 years of Industrial Activity has destroyed this planet…..100 years of Industrial Activity has destroyed what was not destroyed in millions of years on earth.
Humans have spent more than 99.99% of their time on earth in Non-Industrial Societies [Hunter_Gatherer and Agrarian]…..Industrial Society is an Anomaly….Only Non-Industrial Societies are sustainable on earth.
More than 99.9% destruction of this planet has already happened…..Only the end of humans is yet to happen.
Most of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems have already been destroyed.
Species are not lost when they become extinct….Species are lost when they get decimated….Species were lost when their populations dropped from billions and millions before industrialization to thousands and hundreds after industrialization.
There are(were) millions of species in this world….Most of them have already been decimated because Industrial Activity has destroyed most of the forests….Millions of Plant and Animal species have been decimated by Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Construction Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Oil Drilling, Oil Refining, Transportation Industry, Millions of kilometers of Rail and Road Networks, Ports and Airports..
If we calculate the decline in populations of millions of species after industrialization the combined loss will come to more than 99.9%.
Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, Atmosphere and Land have been polluted, poisoned and killed by trillions of tonnes of Metal Waste, Plastic Waste, Chemical Waste, Gaseous waste, eWaste and Nuclear Waste…..The entire planet has become a Toxic Dump…..All Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Industrial Waste that has been produced by Industrial Society in 250 years after Industrial Revolution has accumulated on earth….It has not gone out of earth.
Oceans have turned acidic and warmer and there are oxygen deprived dead zones in the oceans….Fish in the oceans have been decimated by Industrial Fishing.
Billions of acres of fertile soil that was the source of food to millions of species has been killed by Cement, Concrete and Asphalt.
A society that has destroyed all the natural resources of the planet will also destroy itself.
After destroying biodiversity and ecosystems which sustained human life for millions of years man will not exist…It is only a matter of a few years now.
Story of Pseudo Environmentalism in Industrial Society.
A Serial Killer with endless supply of ammunition goes on the rampage in the city…..The Police are informed…..They arrive on the scene…..They do not try to stop or capture the shooter…..They do not try to kill or incapacitate the shooter…..They allow him to continue shooting……They give him full liberty to move around all over the city.
The Police focus on the victims of shooting…..They take them to Hospitals and try to save them with the help of best Technology / Health Care…..The Government sets up thousands of Organizations to do research on how the Whites can be saved, How the Blacks can be saved, How the Asians can be saved, How the Young can be saved, How the Elderly can be saved…..The Government gives Billions of Dollars of Grant to “Think Tanks” and NGO’s to find out how the victims can be saved…..People of the city engage in Billions of pages of Discussion, Debate and Argument to find a solution to the problem.
This is not the story of the Mass Shooter…..This is the story of Environmentalism in Industrial Society.
Environment is being destroyed by Industrial Activity……..Environmental Activists and Organizations are trying to save environment without stopping Industrial Activity
One group is trying to save Forests……The second group is trying to save Rivers……The third group is trying to save Oceans……The fourth group is trying to make the Air clean……The fifth group is trying to save Tigers and Elephants……The sixth group is trying to save Whales and Dolphins.
Industrial Technology has destroyed environment……..Industrial Society is trying to save environment by changing the Technology.
Bring this Technology, Bring that Technology……..Bring this Technology, Bring that Technology.
Height of Insanity and Abnormality……This is like trying to save a victim of shooting not by stopping the shooting but by changing the gun.
People who are trying to save environment in Industrial Society without stopping all Industrial Activity deserve the Nobel Prize for Lunacy.
Why don’t people realize the futility and absurdity of their efforts……It is impossible to save animals, trees, air, water and land without stopping all Industrial Activity.
What is the point in saving a few Dogs, Cats, Whales, Tigers and Elephants when Industrial Society is killing billions of animals in Industrial Slaughter Houses and billions of Wild Animals in Forests by destroying Forests with Industrial Activities like Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Construction Industry, Energy Generation Industry, Manufacturing Industry, millions of kilometers of Rail and Road Networks and ever expanding Towns and Cities…….Industrial Society is also killing billions of fish in the oceans with Industrial Fishing and through discharge of billions of tonnes of Industrial Waste into oceans which has made them poisonous, acidic, warmer and created oxygen-deprived dead zones in the oceans.
It is impossible to save Air, water and Land without stopping all Industrial Activity because Industrial Activity is killing them with trillions of tonnes of Metal waste, Plastic waste, Gaseous waste, Chemical waste, eWaste and Nuclear Waste…….Industrial Activity produces trillions of tonnes of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Waste and there are only three places on earth where all this waste can go….Air, water and Soil…..There is no fourth place on earth where this waste can go…… It is impossible for Rivers, Oceans, Atmosphere and Soil to be clean in Industrial Society.
This planet can only sustain a Hunter_Gatherer Society or an Agrarian Society……Not an Industrial Society.
All Environmentalism is Pseudo-Environmentalism in Industrial Society…….It is impossible to save environment in an Industrial Society.
People who pretend they are saving environment in Industrial Society are even more insane, abnormal and criminal than people who are destroying the environment.
It is impossible to save environment in Industrial Society because Industrialization itself is the cause of environmental destruction………In a non-industrial society environmentalism was not even needed…….In the absence of Industrial Activity environment got saved automatically because only limited destruction of environment was possible without Industrial Machines.
A pure non-industrial society is not possible now because Industrialization has increased world population to 7 billion…….World population increased from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in just about 200 years after industrialization…….In the absence of industrialization world population would have been less than 2 billion today.
If we want to save the remaining environment we must minimize the things that are destroying environment.
At present we are destroying environment for Food, Clothing, Shelter plus Thousands of Industrial consumer goods and services.
We must eliminate the things that were added last to the list……which means Thousands of consumer goods and services, most of which have existed for only about 100 years out of Hundreds of Thousands of years of Total Human Existence on earth ………these have to be eliminated.
We are approaching Environmental Apocalypse…….The only way to save the remaining environment is by stopping Industrial Activity for production of consumer goods and services immediately……..Industrial Activity must be primarily limited to food, clothing and shelter…….and even in these three fields production and consumption must be kept to the minimum.
This planet can only sustain “Food Searching” or “Food Producing” societies….For millions of years “searching for food”/ “producing food” was the primary occupation on earth.
The whole society needs to be reorganized…Urban Dwellers have to be relocated in Rural Areas….Urban Dwellers have to either transform into full time food producers or they have to stop working in order to save the remaining environment from destructive Urban Work….They can be given food for free in order to save the remaining environment from destructive Urban Work.
Paul F Getty said:
You certainly have made your point. Can’t argue with any of it. Good job.
The bottom line is that to save what is left of the biosphere most humans on earth will have to somehow disappear. It won’t be pleasant. It won’t happen because people will be willing to work toward that end knowingly.
It will happen in the worst of ways.
It sickens me.
But I’m not about to pretend it isn’t true.
Aptitude Design said:
Let Nature take its course:playing with-the deck chairs is not going to change the ship’s course: iceberg, dead ahead!.
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