The Death of Goodness

Our media has been proclaiming the death of this or that for decades. The death of Reason, which came after the death of Unreason. (Reason never had a chance.) Marx proclaimed the Death of Capitalism. Reagan talked about the death of Communism. There was the death of the Republican Party, followed by the death of the Democratic Party – which was never very democratic, if you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, there’s a different death, that I want to talk about.

The Death of Goodness.

And no, I’m not talking about morality. That died a long time ago. No, I’m talking about goodness as something that people want to see themselves as.

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WEEKEND SHOCKCAST: A Week Between

This week was one of those quiet moments in time in between waves of awful news – a moment that allows you to put awful events into perspective, as well as talk about other issues that need to be addressed. There is, after all, a bigger picture and more things going on in the world than Ebola, World War III and the fall of the American Empire.

So, as the next wave of pandemic, war and financial collapse gathers itself for another attempt to swamp our lives with awful news, we have the opportunity to connect some other dots and look at other problems.

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The Crude Oil Tug of War

I think that we can all agree that it takes energy to make stuff. People don’t get very much done when they don’t have enough food to eat. Tractors don’t go very far without fuel. Power plants don’t produce electricity without coal.

And, we’ve run into two problems with energy.

  • More and more people want a share of it
  • We’re having trouble increasing our production of it

Up to now, whenever we needed more energy, we dug a new well or opened a new mine to produce more of it. So, when the Chinese asked for more, we could give it to them. But, that’s not the case, anymore.

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Relocation – The Price is High

I have been talking about relocation for a while, and the reasons for doing so are growing in number and size. It’s easy for me to talk about this because I made the decision and paid the price for that decision a long time ago. And, the pain of that price has faded. But, that’s not your situation. For you, this price is yet to be paid. You look around at the life you have, and the thought of giving it all up is more than you can bear. I wish with all my heart that I could spare you … Read more

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