Category Archives: Collapse Watch

The Four Horsemen, Updated

Photo of Harold Gosney’s sculpture of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from Humber Museums Partnership on flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). From left to right, the horsemen are Famine, Disease, Death, and War. The renaming shown above is my own … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: July 2024

yep, whether you look at us through a moral lens, a scientific lens, a philosophical lens, or a satirical lens, we cannot help be only and exactly what. and who, we are; cartoon by Will McPhail Everyone’s obsessed with the … Continue reading

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War Games

map by TD Projects, 2009; thanks to Indrajit Samarajiva for the link The latest article from historian and lifelong public service ‘insider’ Aurélien argues that we shouldn’t worry about WW3. Nobody wants a war anymore, he argues — it’s bad … Continue reading

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This Is What Collapse Looks Like

Every day now, the news is replete with evidence that, everywhere, things are falling apart faster and faster, and nothing of consequence is being, or can be, done about it. Every civilization collapses, but the collapse of our current global … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: June 2024

cartoon by Michael Leunig from his fans’ FB page If you’re looking for The Truth, you won’t find it here. Just opinions. Stated or implied by what is included in the links below, and perhaps more importantly what is excluded. … Continue reading

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Are We Communitarian By Nature, or Merely Tribal?

image above from the wild human initiative This month, Aurélien has wandered a bit afield and speculated on the fundamental nature of the human animal. I think most of us can agree that the cult of rugged individualism that has … Continue reading

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Delaying Global Economic Collapse: Extend-and-Pretend

When I’ve written about the accelerating collapse of the systems (economic, political, ecological etc) underlying our global civilization, I usually stress the particular vulnerability of our economic systems, and why I believe they will be (and are already starting to … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Beast

This post concerns and describes situations and events that may be disturbing to some readers.  The graphics in this post, like all original content on this blog, is covered by a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence Over the last … Continue reading

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How Might We Undermine the PMC?

Fourteen years ago, I wrote a very long article that became the lion’s share of Chapter Two of Keith Farnish’s book Underminers. My article was about the Tools of Disconnection — the cultural mechanisms by which we became disconnected from … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: May 2024

Public Service Announcement: If reading my links of the month is unbearably depressing for you, just skip down to the very bottom of this post and at least read Lyz Lenz’s little story on Mothering. Everything else here will probably … Continue reading

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