Tag Archives: Collapse

Soylent Burgers and Cockroach Milk

Source: The Hipcrime Vocab “The profitability of production cannot expand indefinitely. Any increase in the quantity of soil, water, minerals, or plants put into a particular production process per unit of time constitutes intensification. It has been the burden of … Continue reading

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For Purely Technical Reasons

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov It is tempting for us to think that our technological choices—whether we choose to live in a city, a suburb or out in the country; whether we want to drive a pick-up truck, a … Continue reading

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Positively Thriving Through the Collapse of Civilisation

By Open Source: ZenGardner.com Have you ever watched something happening in slow motion? You can quite clearly see the end result, but nevertheless, you can’t quite believe in your mind what your eyes are seeing. Like when the twin towers … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When Your Society Is In The Midst Of Collapse?

By Brandon Smith Source: Activist Post As economic turmoil worldwide becomes increasingly apparent, I have been receiving messages from readers expressing some concerns on the public “perception” of collapse. That is to say, there are questions on the average person’s … Continue reading

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When Collapse Is Cheaper and More Effective Than Reform

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Collapse begins when real reform becomes impossible. We all know why reforms fail: everyone whose share of the power and money is being crimped by reforms fights back with everything they’ve got. … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, A Mother Thinks the Unthinkable

By Tom Engelhardt and Frida Berrigan Source: TomDispatch.com Frida Berrigan’s piece today speaks to me very personally. At 71, I have two children and a grandchild in this world, and I feel some responsibility for the sorry planet I’m leaving … Continue reading

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The Political Dimension of Breakdown

Source: The Hipcrime Vocab This article claims that scientists have discovered an energy-efficient way to make biofuels. This brings up an often-overlooked point that there is nothing we can do under our current techno-industrial regime that requires fossil fuels. Anything … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Quartermass

“Quartermass” (1979) (aka “The Quartermass Conclusion” and “Quartermass IV” is the fourth and final production written by Nigel Kneale featuring the character of Bernard Quartermass, a British space program scientist who seems to encounter extraterrestrial life forms on a regular … Continue reading

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