Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peak Moment TV: Collapse of the Titans

19 comments:

Hal said...

Dimitry, can you tell us when "Hold Your Applause" will be released?

trippticket said...

Well done, sir. I really enjoy your blog, and thought you hit it on the head when you said that paper wealth was completely based on future industrial production that won't happen. Thanks, and thank you Janaia! I've enjoyed many of your videos, too!

kollapsnik said...

Hal - HYA was released a couple of years ago. I self-published it with a press run of 500 copies, and they are all gone.

RanDomino said...

Don't call gift economics a "contract" and read David Graeber and Kevin Carson.

Raye said...

Good to see and hear you! Thanks for continuing to patiently repeat yourself, and for going to the trouble of presenting different metaphors, different phrases to try to get across the same message.

Every time I hear your explanations, I think of more ways to adjust, and see the ways I am still foot-dragging.

A few more people in my neighborhood are showing an interest in what I'm doing, and I am answering their questions. And yes, X and Y have not been very receptive to my initial attempts to engage them around the topic of collapse. But as I continue to do the things that I can do on my own, I find their resistance ebbing. Your encouragement helped me see that if I don't do what I can ahead of time, that telling myself it's because no one wanted to help me won't put water in my glass or food in my belly.

Luciddreams said...

Dimitri...thank you

Aaron McCarty

LCK said...

Throughout your writings, it becomes apparent that Hard Choices will need to be made: who to feed, and who to let starve.
Only so many extra-seats are available on your boat, and only so many meals may be served without consuming next year's seed.
While we are not yet forced to ask these questions, where and how does one draw these lines?

justaguy said...

Dmitry,

I thoroughly enjoyed your latest video, it was time/effort well spent on spreading your message. You come across quite knowledgeable/informed. I hope to see more of you in the coming days. I understand that you'll be speaking at the upcoming ASPO, and would encourage you to seek out Nicole Foss - a like minded compatriot, I believe you share a lot in common. As always I wish you (and yours) the absolute "best."

A faithful fan for the past few years.

Salute!

kollapsnik said...

LCK-

I don't think that this is any different from what goes on now. How many people have to be denied basic medical care so that somebody or other can get their pooch serviced at the "Pawsh" boutique on Newbury St. in Boston?

BTW, here is a good article on the "we" syndrome.

healingdaily said...

"people don't believe people who just talk". Very good. I am living rent-free in a solar powered van.
http://healingdaily.com

TH in SoC said...

A previous commenter mentioned Nicole Foss. I have heard some of her presentations via mp3 files, and I also respect much of what she has to say. However, I have a few concerns about the Automatic Earth site run by her and her writing partner. My problem is this:

Dimitry mentioned in the Peak Moment interview that a debt-based economy will unavoidably collapse at some point due to the amount of interest owed by debtors on the debts held by creditors. Dimitry's perspective is therefore focused on how to prepare oneself to live post-collapse - how to live without money or other ties to a collapsing system, how to live gracefully with a lot less.

The Automatic Earth echoes many elements of this same perspective. However, the writers also spend a lot of time agonizing over the arcane details of the day-to-day unfolding of our present collapse, while castigating the policy makers who run things for not doing the right thing. That seems like a waste of time to me.

The other thing is that some of the advice on the Automatic Earth seems geared toward telling "ordinary" people with surplus paper wealth how they can preserve the notional value of their paper through the present time of deleveraging. The idea is that if you can preserve as many paper claims on wealth as possible, then once deflation has run its course, you can secure a lot of resources for your survival.

Or, you can begin to give yourself a burgeoning case of hypertension by trying to preserve your paper, which is where I was headed until I quit my office job this year and started cutting my expenses. But who knows? Maybe my perspective is mistaken.

Mrs. Mop said...

Hi Dmitri,

thanks for the great video conversation. I loved it, that's why I've made a little something out of it on my blog:

http://dierotenschuhe.blogspot.com/2011/09/kollapsnick.html

Guess you will get it right in German? If not, just tell me, please.

Again, thank you so much.

Mister Roboto said...

Even though you certainly don't seem to be one who would much care for gratuitous flattery, I still want to tell you that this video is the first one I've chosen to embed in my blog that hardly anybody really reads. :-)

Ramble a Day said...

He is wonderful as always, she . . . she rates among the worst interviewers I have ever seen!

Shadowfax said...

Hal..Bidding is open on one autographed copy of "Hold your Applause"
hahha just kidding..it's not for sale

Jackie said...

I finally read your book. Then today this quietly powerful interview comes along. Thanks Dmitry.

moriarty_brian said...

Hi Dimitry,
Could you give some examples of what plants/herbs/trees you planted on the remote islands you mention in the video?

I would be really interested to know as I could use this example for an assignment for a permaculture course!.

Much appreciated.
Thanks
Brian

nancy said...

Thanks for everything you've done, Janaia and Dmitry! You have both helped me more than I could ever express...

nancy said...

thanks Dmitry and Janaia for all your incredible work...your book is one of the funniest critiques on American culture I have ever read, Dmitry.