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We Come From The Future, By Ian MacKenzie

Future

APOCALYPTICISM is an actual word. According to Wikipedia, it is “the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse, a term which originally referred to a revelation of God’s will, but now usually refers to belief that the world will come to an end time very soon, even within one’s own lifetime.” The idea that “the world will end” is not limited to fire and brimstone. Various New Agers believe that 2012 will result in an alignment of the galactic something or other, fulfilling the Hopi prophecy of the Blue Kachina and the reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles…and stuff…then we will enter a golden age. Sound familiar? . . . → Read More: We Come From The Future, By Ian MacKenzie

Dancing On History’s Edge: Why This Is An Amazing Time To Be Alive, By Dianne Monroe

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This is an amazing time to be alive! “Yeah, right,” my inner cynic says, “crumbling economy, peak oil, peak everything, melting ice caps, mass extinctions… and you have no idea how you are going to survive in your old age.” The list goes on and on… all woven together, I remind my cynic within, by the incredible, inescapable fact that we are living in a time when the old is crumbling, which is when there is the greatest opportunity to create something new. And that IS an amazing time to be alive! . . . → Read More: Dancing On History’s Edge: Why This Is An Amazing Time To Be Alive, By Dianne Monroe

Returning To Simplicity (Whether We Want To Or Not), By Gregor MacDonald

Simplicity

The modern world depends on economic growth to function properly. And throughout the living memory of every human on earth today, technology has continually developed to extract more and more raw material from the environment to power that growth. This has produced a faithful belief among the public that has helped to blur the lines between human innovation and limited natural resources. Technology does not create resources, though it does embody our ability to access resources. When the two are operating smoothly in tandem, society mistakes one for the other. This has created a new and very modern problem — a misplaced trust in technology to consistently fulfill our economic needs. What happens once key resources become so dilute that technology, by itself, can no longer meet our growth needs? . . . → Read More: Returning To Simplicity (Whether We Want To Or Not), By Gregor MacDonald

The Horrific Toll Of Depression: Suicides Linked To Recession, As Budget Cuts Force Out Mental Health Professionals

Depression

Those who believe that logistical preparation alone is sufficient as industrial civilization crumbles are deluding themselves. This article gives us a clue about what is in store for us emotionally. Are we prepared to cope with it? . . . → Read More: The Horrific Toll Of Depression: Suicides Linked To Recession, As Budget Cuts Force Out Mental Health Professionals

Treat Yourself To A Rumi Symphony, By Carolyn Baker

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In these turbulent times, it is both comforting and inspiring to hear the words of the mystical Persian poet, Rumi, who after more than 700 years is being passionately embraced by millions around the world who crave the juice and joy of poetry that speaks powerfully and personally to life in this age of uncertainty. . . . → Read More: Treat Yourself To A Rumi Symphony, By Carolyn Baker

The Geopolitical Implications Of “Peak Everything” By Richard Heinberg

Peak Everything

From competition among hunter-gatherers for wild game to imperialist wars over precious minerals, resource wars have been fought throughout history; today, however, the competition appears set to enter a new—and perhaps unprecedented—phase. As natural resources deplete, and as the Earth’s climate becomes less stable, the world’s nations will likely compete ever more desperately for access to fossil fuels, minerals, agricultural land, and water. . . . → Read More: The Geopolitical Implications Of “Peak Everything” By Richard Heinberg

This Is The Year When Developed Nations Must Choose Between Pain And Disaster, By John Mauldin

Apocalypse

2012 will the year that the consequences of the choices made by nations of the so-called developed world will begin to truly manifest themselves in the economic realm . . . → Read More: This Is The Year When Developed Nations Must Choose Between Pain And Disaster, By John Mauldin

There’s More To It Than Oil, By Chris Clugston

Natural Resources

The end of our industrial lifestyle paradigm will be dictated by Liebig’s Law, and by humanity’s response to its consequences. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know at this point which increasingly scarce nonrenewable natural resource (NNR) or NNR combination will ultimately prove to be industrialized humanity’s limiting factor. Consequently, humanity’s global societal collapse may be triggered by scarcity associated with one or more NNRs other than those commonly considered “most critical” to the perpetuation of our industrial lifestyle paradigm—fossil fuels, or oil specifically. After all, the space shuttle Challenger disaster was caused by a faulty o-ring. . . . → Read More: There’s More To It Than Oil, By Chris Clugston

VIDEO: Chris Hedges: The American Empire Is Over And The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying

A powerful interview with activist, journalist, philosopher, Chris Hedges regarding the collapse of the American empire . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Chris Hedges: The American Empire Is Over And The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying