If you’re like me, a really big disaster is about as fun as having your stomach pumped. I would even prefer a life in the mountains of Taiwan, feeding chickens and growing tomatoes. (And yes, that’s exactly what my lovely wife is threatening me with.)
The problem is that reality doesn’t give breaks, and won’t allow us to avoid the consequences of ignoring it. So, we’re stuck with each other. And that reality has turned up clothed in a rather shocking shade of calamity, this week.
Seriously, I wasn’t actually expecting for Peak Oil to pop back into the lime light. But, it certainly did – hogging the stage, grabbing the microphone and singing off-key.
Having said that, Peak Oil – along with this confluence of multiple disaster cycles – is an amazing story. Here we are, thinking that the world in which we live is the most normal thing in the world – when in reality, it’s the biggest freak show in five thousand years.
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I really don’t know whether to laugh, or cry.
And yes, I really do include myself in this mass delusion that we’ve built for ourselves. We convinced ourselves that something this good MUST be natural and last as long as we want it to.
Seriously, what were we thinking?
Why did it take me this long to figure it out?
I spent more than 40 years of my life living a delusionary fantasy of oil-fueled prosperity, while I was helping burn away the future. I feel hoodwinked, but I don’t really have anyone to blame.
We’ve all been ‘hoodwinked’ by our own inability to grasp how incredible our situation is. The trap that we find ourselves in is both awe-inspiring and shocking.
Who would have thought that our mighty civilization could be so effectively brought to its knees by such a small miscalculation?
Of course, it really isn’t a small miscalculation, and we really should have known what was coming. But, whatever the cause of the pickle that we find ourselves in, there can be no argument that we are in truly dire straits. The disaster rolling down on us is awesome to behold. I can hardly believe how bad it is.
Billions of people are going to die – all because we goofed.
Our parents and grandparents laughed at M. King Hubbert, and now their children and grandchildren get to pay the price. Of course, that’s how the end of empire works. I guess that we should be lucky to be able to complain.
What’s not so lucky is the fact that our brothers and sisters are completely unaware of the dire nature of their situation. We are in a heap of trouble, and there is nothing that we can do except tell everyone to get out of the way.
This runaway train is going over the cliff, and it might happen this year.
Worse, I see the Book of Revelation in the midst of this story and hear the thunderous hooves of the four horsemen. I don’t want any of us entangled in what those riders are up to.
Please. Get ready for the worst moment in time for five thousand years.
Are you going to be ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
WEEKEND SHOCKCAST: Another Disastrous Week
So, what did we talk about this week?
This week it was the convergence of cycles and Peak Oil. Harry Dent, Jr. had some interesting thoughts to share about how a demographic shock will arrive this year. And, then I spent some time researching the comeback of Peak Oil, and it truly is as disastrous as ever. What an incredible apocalypse this end of cheap energy is. And, when it all finally hits us, there won’t be any warning.
So, let’s talk about that.
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I find our cognitive limitations to be interesting – fascinating, even. It seems that we can only hold so many ideas at any one time. Introduce a new one beyond our capability to hold, and we either have the stress of living beyond our capabilities (which can be good, short term) or we need to let an old idea fade.
I say that because I’ve run across someone with a profoundly important idea for this moment in time in which we live, and he has made some vital and important predictions in the past using that idea. But, he also has a history of plugging that idea into too many areas and getting negative results. That man is Harry Dent, and he has something to say about the demographic shock that begins this year.
By the way, as you take an inventory of the important ideas in your life, there is one idea that must always be first and reign supreme – Jesus Christ. Nothing should ever compete in your mind for that space – ever.
And, please be careful about the junk that you allow to take up space in your head. Really, it’s important. Garbage in… garbage out.
TUESDAY – (took time off to do extra research)
I didn’t do an article yesterday because I needed to spend time doing research. I had an idea that Peak Oil was still out there, ready to spring on us, after hearing Steve St. Angelo talk about fracking hype. But, I needed to make sure.
Unfortunately, now I’m sure.
Peak Oil is alive and well on planet Earth, and it is about to combine with three different disaster cycles to do unimaginable damage to us. And, just like the crises of the recent past, we’ve papered over the problem with debt and lies. And now, this downward spiral is going to turn into a catastrophe.
THURSDAY – Peak Oil Apocalypse
I talked about a perfect storm, yesterday. And, as I look back on what I said, I can only say that the conclusions are completely inescapable. As this perfect storm approaches… and starts to rip away at civilization’s facade… the world is going to come crashing down around us. It didn’t have to happen this way, but it is GOING to happen. And, God has said that it would happen.
More than 25% of the Bible describes the Last Days, and most of that description is horrifying. But, when you think about the true implications of just Peak Oil… well, the devastation described in the Bible no longer seems so astonishing.
FRIDAY – There will be No Warning
We are at a tipping point. Give us just a nudge, and we’ll go over. That nudge could come from anywhere and be almost anything, and we won’t see it coming.
The problem is that you DID see it coming. I’ve been writing about it. Others have, as well. We just can’t tell you exactly WHEN the fireworks begin. And, that’s how all great catastrophes happen.
The stage is set. All the actors are in their places. The orchestra is warmed up and in tune. All that we lack is for that enigmatic creature, the black swan event, to arrive. And, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that I hear the flutter of her wings, right now.
Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
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