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Globalism = anarchy

Globalism = anarchy
December 18, 2011, 06:16:16 PM
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So, what do you and I do in the face of financial to political to biological contagion?  How do we avoid being a number on a casualty list or historical footnote?  First, we need to recognize the fact that a globally interconnected system of the type we have today is not stable.  It's built in a way that ensures that it will suffer sharp and terrible failures. 

Second, the best way to avoid these failures (some of which, like our creeping global economic depression, can last decades) is NOT a well stocked cabin in the woods.  It is to live in a community that can produce most of what it needs locally, protect itself (disconnect/defend as necessary), and connect/trade virtually for everything else it needs.   This resilient community is the emerging building block of a global civilization that is stable across the entire range of potential contagions, whether man made or not.

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/12/contagion.html

I've had the essentials of the above in mind and in hand written form since the mid nineties. But unlike the quoted writer, I do not believe people in any sufficient numbers are capable of voluntarily, via educating of any sort, radically transforming existing societies into autonomous resilient communities.

Instead, some event greater than civilizations and people, like a global pandemic, would in its aftermath by necessity cause the formation of autonomous microstates as the former mass industrial age vanishes in radically depopulated neglect.

Last, it isn't so much that globalism has caused some specific event a higher probability than before of taking us all down. It is that globalism eventually connected each of us to a multitude of low probability but high cost liabilities inherent to its own centralizing and universalizing mission that were rarely even liabilities for us before.

Re: Globalism = anarchy
December 21, 2011, 06:57:42 PM
From Kunstler’s novel World Made By Hand: “In a world that had become a salvage operation..."

The quote sums up the near future.

For several years it has been the theft of metals like copper wiring from new construction sites or scavenging discarded electronics from neighborhood garbage bins. In the coming decades, salvage from the unsustainable past is going to be what more and more people do for a living. Look to developing countries where development has been put on hold or abandoned altogether for just a glimpse.

Re: Globalism = anarchy
December 26, 2011, 07:11:24 AM
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Second, the best way to avoid these failures (some of which, like our creeping global economic depression, can last decades) is NOT a well stocked cabin in the woods.  It is to live in a community that can produce most of what it needs locally, protect itself (disconnect/defend as necessary), and connect/trade virtually for everything else it needs.   This resilient community is the emerging building block of a global civilization that is stable across the entire range of potential contagions, whether man made or not.

Most of our human world is unsustainable not in a "green" sense, but because it is unsustainable internally. It is unstable and not built on firm accord. As civilization turns into third-world disorder, those who are able to rise above out of it are those who shall rule the new world.

Hopefully with a strong, eugenic, pro-gay hand.

Re: Globalism = anarchy
February 06, 2012, 06:41:27 AM
What we already knew about globalist ideology contrary to their own claims:

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Want to get your blood pressure up? Read the transcript of a White House press conference this week about the insistence that the hundreds of thousands of unemployed high-skilled Americans apparently don't exist. While Pres. Obama was showing compassion to the wife of ONE unemployed high-skill American worker this week in a much-publicized internet exchange, his Administration was making it clear that it will multiply the difficulty of hundreds of thousands of other unemployed high-skill Americans to get a job.

 A reporter brought up the Town Hall question at the first of the week by Jennifer Wedel from Fort Worth who asked the President why the government continues to issue and extend H-1B visas while unemployed American engineers, like her husband, remain unemployed.

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/february-3-2012/now-we-know-white-house-declares-war-jobless-higher-skilled-american-