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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Beria3 wrote:
https://www.ecosophia.net/dancers-at-the-end-of-time-part-three-a-mortal-splendor/

Greer's latest.

Incredible.
yep
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Beria3 wrote:
https://www.ecosophia.net/dancers-at-the-end-of-time-part-three-a-mortal-splendor/

Greer's latest.

Incredible.


His political observations are quite good. Like Heinburg, as long as he stays away from anything technical, he is worth reading.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ecosophia.net/to-the-shores-of-a-surging-ocean/

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Forecasting, thanks for this. As for Trump, he’s not quite a shoo-in, but it’s getting close. His approval rating is above 50% in most polls, constituencies the Dems can’t afford to lose are beginning to break his way — his approval among African-American voters has gone from 9% to 34% in three years, and similar shifts in the Jewish vote and the gay male vote are in process — and he’s got a gargantuan war chest for the election and a nearly unlimited supply of eager and enthusiastic volunteers waiting for him to call them into action. Nor have the Dems managed to find a candidate who appeals to more than a narrow slice of the electorate. My working guess is that he’s going to take between 315 and 330 electoral votes — say, 34 states — and a clear majority of the popular vote.


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Booklover, I’m much less confident of China’s rise to global hegemon status than I was. They may still do it, and they’ve made some important steps in that direction, but they could also fail. In that case we get a multipolar century, with India becoming the dominant force throughout the Indian Ocean littoral, Russia stabilizing its position and expanding its influence in the Middle East, and either Brazil or Argentina — or just possibly both — beginning a rise to world power status.


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Philip H, no surprises there. On the one hand, online commerce is a major factor; on the other hand, it would be worth knowing if wages have started to tick upwards and joblessness rates to tick down in Britain’s equivalent of flyover country, the former industrial regions of the Midlands and the north. One of the things that’s causing steady retail contraction here in the US is that money is flowing out of the hands of the comfortable classes, for whom shopping is an entertainment activity, and into those of the working classes, who have been schooled by forty years of very hard times to save rather than spend. If things follow the same pattern in the UK, expect to see a lot of high-end retail establishments go under in the years immediately ahead.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greer's latest...

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Forecasting, it’s precisely the presence of a large and increasingly radicalized Muslim minority in European nations that to my mind makes the movement toward authoritarianism so likely — and yes, the Muslim minority will be the first target. It’s after that no longer exists, via deportation or worse, that I expect the inter-European struggles to begin.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcHM29hiaPs&fbclid=IwAR2NjzSzuBjH_1GtOY1UJ3CmeWVnsgTC6jyySmX1wzK_8qPnYRHG-uRkMos

Very interesting interview by Greer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ecosophia.net/on-the-far-side-of-silence/

Greer's latest.

Superb, amazing - INTELLECTUAL COCAINE.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Beria3 wrote:
https://www.ecosophia.net/on-the-far-side-of-silence/

Greer's latest.

Superb, amazing - INTELLECTUAL COCAINE.


Meh. A yawner. Most of his stuff is, and in this one at least he stayed away from anything technical and stuck with just semi-random philosophizing.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And yet, if people had taken just a scintilla of cognisance of what he was saying, they would be upskilled in food production and processing, far more resilient, and much calmer in the attitude to what is most likely coming their way.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumuz1 wrote:
And yet, if people had taken just a scintilla of cognisance of what he was saying, they would be upskilled in food production and processing, far more resilient, and much calmer in the attitude to what is most likely coming their way.


I don't think anyone who knows anything about human sustainability needs philosophizing on the wonders that all of us becoming Amish would allow. Notice however, for all the folks who claim they care about the environment, how many of them are rushing to become Amish.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ReserveGrowthRulz wrote:
stumuz1 wrote:
And yet, if people had taken just a scintilla of cognisance of what he was saying, they would be upskilled in food production and processing, far more resilient, and much calmer in the attitude to what is most likely coming their way.


I don't think anyone who knows anything about human sustainability needs philosophizing on the wonders that all of us becoming Amish would allow. Notice however, for all the folks who claim they care about the environment, how many of them are rushing to become Amish.


Amish? The price of fish? In forty five words you have managed to say nothing.

Are you related to Jared Kushner?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumuz1 wrote:
ReserveGrowthRulz wrote:
stumuz1 wrote:
And yet, if people had taken just a scintilla of cognisance of what he was saying, they would be upskilled in food production and processing, far more resilient, and much calmer in the attitude to what is most likely coming their way.


I don't think anyone who knows anything about human sustainability needs philosophizing on the wonders that all of us becoming Amish would allow. Notice however, for all the folks who claim they care about the environment, how many of them are rushing to become Amish.


Amish? The price of fish? In forty five words you have managed to say nothing.


I am flattered you took the time to count the words, while not applying the required number of functioning synapses to understand the context. However, considering where we are, the intellectual, emotional and psychological characteristics of this corner of the internet, your claim is probably true.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People aren't rushing to become Amish because they have been educated to be good little consumers: our whole worth is measured by what we have and what we do. Many people, including most economists, think that it's essential that we all get back on treadmill again so that 93p in every pound that we earn can go into the pocket of the top one per cent. They think that it is possible to continue striving for, and achieving, exponential economic growth. It might be possible but it's not advisable in view of the damage that the growth has caused to the environment that we rely on to live happily on this Earth. Hopefully the demonstration of the power of exponential growth given by the rapid spread of covid-19 will help people realize that growth is not such a good thing after all.

RGR may mock environmentalists and their aims but his vision of the future, if he has one, and if it is just business as usual, cannot carry on as before if we're to have an environment that we can live in in the future. Listening to the news as I type this there's good news for the environment as British Airways is forecasting that there will be a huge drop in air travel when restrictions are lifted. BA as well as Norwegian are pulling out of Gatwick as a result and this will end all thoughts of a third runway at Heathrow.

Perhaps people are starting to go Amish after all.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
People aren't rushing to become Amish because they have been educated to be good little consumers: our whole worth is measured by what we have and what we do.


Exactly. However, it makes perfect sense that the normal consumer, suffering from this malady, doesn't care and isn't going to do anything about it. Every environmentalist, prepper, survivalist, back to the land enthusiast or new age farmer who continues consuming and ISN'T headed to being Amish is pretty much an intellectual fraud, don't you think?

kenneal-lagger wrote:

Perhaps people are starting to go Amish after all.


Fingers crossed....
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