Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

Links of the Month: May 2021

For readers who only have time to peruse a few articles from the links below, the five I think are most important to read are *** highlighted. Just a caution that this month’s top five make for rather grim reading. … Continue reading

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Homo Lapsus

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti Lapsus (L. adj.) falling into error; in rapid decline It seems that most of the people I know, especially men, as they get older, and learn and know more, become more and more … Continue reading

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The Unhinged Apes

Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood, CC-BY-SA 3.0 In the article in which scientist EO Wilson famously said “Darwin’s dice have rolled badly for Earth”, he speculates on what an alien species observing us for a billion years might have … Continue reading

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Future Perfect: Some Thoughts on Writing

council of clan mothers in post-civ culture; diorama from Afterculture It has long been my intention to write a novel or book of short stories about the world after civilization’s collapse. It would be set an imprecise number of millennia … Continue reading

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Do It Anyway

The late Charlie Cole’s iconic Tiananmen Square photo The title of this post (a quotation misattributed to Mother Teresa) has been used to inspire the disheartened, the ignored, the unrecognized, the intimidated, and the reticent. It may actually not be … Continue reading

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The US Republican Party Slides into Fascism

photo by Noah Berger for AP There is a perverse tendency in human nature for people who distrust and hate government (many of them self-described “libertarians”) to embrace fascism and other forms off totalitarianism and authoritarianism. First, there is an … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: April 2021

Well, what can we say? Biden continues to bomb and starve millions of women and children in Yemen, through its corrupt Saudi proxies. Israel tries to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, again, to try to foment a US-Iran war. Biden sabre-rattles … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt 1

subdivision in Cathedral City CA; aerial photo by Damon Winter in the NYT An Imagined Letter from COVID-19 to Humans (by Kristin Flyntz) Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. … Continue reading

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Borderline Madness

Pity the poor futurists, especially those who make population forecasts. Nothing like seeing your colossal mistakes saved in internet amber for all time, attracting the derision of those with 20-20 hindsight. In 1990 (that’s just 30 years ago), the US … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: March 2021

And when everyone’s racing and you join in If you can, try running with a smile Because there is a danger in going too fast Getting too far ahead can set you back — Ellis Delaney, Right on Time CIVILIZATION’S … Continue reading

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