funny, in america economic collapse is just another product.
Dimitri, I want to thank you for all you have given to us who are willing to listen and see. I understand why you may have reached the point where you have said all that you can say about our predicament. Others who I read have reached the same point yet continue to say the same things over and over. Perhaps to keep their audience, I don't know. I don't remember when I first started reading you. I got the opportunity to see you in person last year on Orcas Island. Thanks to you I have taken personal responsibility for myself as best I can and for this I thank you sincerely. Come what be, I find solace in the fact that though we may destroy humanity's civilization we can not destroy life. Something else eventually will rise to take over and do the same things again to the same fate. It is the way it works. It really has been a good ride for us.Take care my friend. I will check in from time to time to see if you have any further thoughts but for now Adios and va con dios.
Dmitri, I also want to thank you for all you have done. Understanding what's going on is a very lonely business, and I, for one, am kept sane by being able to read and listen to you, Mike, Guy, Carolyn, etc. Even though the content is depressing, I would always rather know the truth because it keeps my priorities straight. It also helps a lot to hear how other people are dealing with this knowledge. Last, but not least, I really enjoy your sense of humor, and will read anything you choose to write. Peace!
Thanks Dmitry. It seemed a very honest and frank interview. I did feel that you put the full weight of your fears in the last blog, and sensed that something had changed for you. It sounds like you have a heavy heart.You are clearly a very clever man,and I have enjoyed reading your blog. But I do have to point out that you are not predicting the future. You are using your knowledge and experience of the past to filter what is happening now into the best estimate of what the future will bring. You cannot know how I will react to reading your words, or any of your followers. Your reality is very different to mine and though the future feels bleak, there is any infinite number of possible outcomes to our story, and they don't all end with you trying to navigate around a radioactive ocean.You have examined Russia and the US and generalised for the rest of the World, despite there being such wide variations in cultures, and that is where I see the Black Swan emerging. Any number of countries in the World could act differently and influence the future. For instance China - it was in their best interest to control population, so the one child policy was introduced. It wasn't popular or pretty, but it was simple and worked. Maybe some countries are more of a hotbed for radical steps to secure a long term future than others?Putin appears to be playing the World like a game of chess, but I get the impression that this way of thinking underestimates the mavericks, the kamikazes, and the Ghandis of this World. There is so much potential despite the odds.You are communicating with a bunch of people who listen to you, can relate to your logic and then re-enforce it. Take a break. Sail the world. Enjoy life. Visit some historical monuments, like stonehenge or the pyramids and just remember that throughout history people have been in situations where they have felt like all is lost, but then the balance shifts.I'm grateful for finding your blog and I hope you leave it accessible for others to learn from what you have written.Best wishesJudy
I got the impression that mike wished he'd brought a few more really long records
Re those who may be fixated on the ‘message’ only… The genre of Apocalyptic has perennial appeal. But, for all the heavy content, the tone of your writing is so light, it feels more like reading Wisdom literature. i.e. it’s writing that helps people lead better, more relaxed lives. It’s been good to have a reminder each week not to take work too seriously! On a different tack, Milan Kundera said: “The feeling that the world is rushing to ruin is an ancient one”. But, your thorough research seems to suggest this time it’s different. i.e. the End is really nigh. Curious. There was bound to be something new under the sun, some time, I suppose. Cheers for your work!
One of these days Cluborlov is going to go dark, but in the meantime you are helping a lot of people cope with serious loss. One of the things I have learned in my limited study of the history of the Pacific is that the fruits of people's greatest work are sometimes never appreciated until generations later. When cultural practices are persecuted and driven underground those who buck the system and do their best to keep them alive never know if the next day they will be their ultimate failure. It's their job to be the hard crusty coat that protects the seed, and when it is time they will be cast off and forgotten so something new can grow again.
Your blogging has certainly influenced my life, for the better I think. This very day I took yet another lesson in sailing, a skill I foolishly abandoned long ago, and am hoping to build boats. This would have been most unlikely to happen without your contribution.
On a lighter side...Loved the music...What was the name of the song....and more importantly....the name of the band?Like your stuff...kj
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