So this thread had started out as something else, it started out as a huge in-depth analysis of how screwed our little blue planet and its two legged
beings really where, how close we all are to the end. It started out as a thread that was to be full of links, videos, infographs and other sources
quoting highly thought of thinkers. As you may imagine it was quite a task and it was one that I did not fail as such but rather realized how
pointless it was because deep down I think we all know the world is screwed. This thread is not supposed to be doom porn, it not going to have those
sources nor is it intended to convince anyone of anything rather just to open up a wider discussion about how we are now witnessing the beginning of
the end for our little chuck of rock hurtling though space.
There are just so many different topics that could be covered when looking at how I believe we are now quite literally screwed beyond any kind of
help. It was my intention to start off with a big chunk about how our consumption of fossil fuels and destruction of natural forests has created the
apocalypse we all face collectively known as “global warming”. I then realised that the science and opinion on this is split with some claiming it
is not man made but part of a natural cycle and others crying out in horror as we sit back and do basically nothing. My views on this are that the
dangers of not acting are far greater than the dangers of ignoring this problem, but that does not really matter anymore because the science seems to
be moving toward a view that the damage is now irreparable.
Even if you don’t take the “hippy” view that global warming is manmade and if we don’t do something about it we are all screwed you cannot
deny the fact that the Earth is running out the precious resources we rely on. I am not just talking about oil (which like it or not will one day run
out) Just check out this video about the 15 things we are running out of.
But lets even pretend that all of this stuff about global warming and peak helium is wrong, are we still screwed?
Just sit back and take a look at the global political-economic landscape, increasingly radical individuals are being elected into positions of power
(hello trump). In Europe we are just really sitting back being distracted by the next Royal Baby when there is a looming economic catastrophe that is
going to obliterate the economies of not just Europe but a global problem, does anyone actually know just how much debt America is in just now.
Basically it does not take an economic genius to work out that the economies of the world are built on a tower of debt that is just waiting to
collapse. And that is just economic that’s not to mention increasing tensions between the West and Russia, the issues in the Middle East or on the
Korean Peninsular the threat of ISIS the proliferation of nuclear weapons land so on.
Also is it just me or are we not really overdue some kind of massive natural disaster, surly it’s about time a huge asteroid hit us, some kind of
huge solar flare or a ET invasion. Hell even disasters closer to home, when did Yellow Stone last erupt? What about a huge nuclear melt down, or the
next super epidemic when something like Small pox returns with a resistances to vaccinations and it’s only a matter of time before anti-biotics stop
I am sure that there is loads I have missed out but let’s face it we have moved beyond the possibility of screwing up our planet to actually
witnessing the beginning of the end of our time on this rock. When I really think about this I cannot help but feel that in the next few generations
this signs of this will be much more obvious.
I thought of these things when I was little. It came to me one day at the grocery store. I looked at these bags I think it was potting soil or
fertilizer but anyway.. I looked at them and imagined them being shipped to the grocery store then multiplied it and imagined all the trucks and
people and gas and then I imagined population growth..
This projection broke..
So yea I hear you.
I don't have the answer.
When I was little I decided to not have a car and not even be in society. Must have been 20 years ago.. That was when I thought the world was huge..
I'm in society, the one I thought wasn't sustainable so long ago and the world shrunk on me 10 fold since my first broken thought experiments.
I kind of like that we may just pretend and hold it together come to a breaking point and die off. Other options are population control and
totalitarian governments. Yuck..
Most doom porny thread I've read in years.
I watched the video and although all of it was important, I did take on board the medicines and think that is a monopoly that must be broken because
it is costing lives. How these companies got so big when we had monopoly laws is quite beyond me, but I would to see who altered things to allow this
to happen and have them prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
No the bacon OMG no, no,no. Now coffee I could live without because I have already cut down and also find its join up price wise like its on an
escalator. Water I live in England damn it, am an Aquarian and it often seems to rain if I am thinking of doing something outside.
I worry a lot about the incompatibility of my world view with that of muslims who seem to like the barbaric side of their lives which I though we have
left behind hundreds of years ago. I can see this coming to civil war b because sharia won;t be acceptable or being told about God by what is
basically a paedophile to many people - so where that will go I just hope the numbers will save my country. I suspect the politicians are sh-t--g
themselves today because I don't think the establishment in the UK had any idea of how thoroughly hated it is by ordinary Brits.
However doom gloom isn't going to get me down and whether we have a catastrophe or whatever, I live on a small island and hope we leave the EU and go
back to being a small island again. Its the only way I suspect we will survive as the rest of the world seems to be going to hell in a hand cart and I
expect if we come out many people will dash off for better opportunities and to join family as I hope our borders will be shut right up.
Have you ever wondered if you are currently plugged into the Matrix and the more cynical you get, the worse the illusion, that the Matrix creates for
you, gets ?
Look at it this way. If the Matrix machines killed you off, they would have less energy to feed off. So they are always going to make sure that no
matter how cr@p everything is, you will always live to see the next day.
Just worry about the day when Agent Smith clones force you to take the Mark of the Beast and become one of them.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. We've all been sitting around saying "People have been saying this for centuries" a bit too long, and we've
become apathetic about the very real dangers the next generation is facing, even if a natural ELE doesn't happen by then. We know the world has seen
cataclysm at least 4 times previously. So I guess it's a race to see if we can destroy ourselves before natural forces do.
In the meantime...
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Like i said I was not going to go indepth with links and stuff, I know that there is a lot in that video that people don't need or care about i only
put it in because it made my point and was the first thing google churned out.
I swear I think some people just wont be truly happy until there is an extinction level event.
They can say
"See! Told you so"
ETA: Come on. You've got microwave popcorn, TVs, cell phones, a running joke of an election, and.... we have a front row seat to the next thing coming
down the pike. Whatever that may be live all online.
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I also believe humans will adapt and change with any new challenge that presents itself. Part of it is that I don't feel that I specifically must
survive, but I believe there will always be some humans that survive and meet any challenges we face.
Until then I am going to choose to be happy and enjoy the time I have.
I never look at earth like that. I see the beautiful day, the sunshine, the gratitude for family and friends and send compassion to those who are
harmed in any way by this and count the IOU's that the elite in their very messy diapers of harming others have accumulated, knowing that they answer
to us and we get to haul them away for some massive retraining, maybe burka's for a couple hundred years. I plan on seeing some R's and dracos in
wool ones, and put on some false eyelashes, puckering up for some glittery lipstick applications on them, and then they can all be put under a dome on
some barren planet together until they get tired of dominating each other.
For humans, nature, earth, keep seeing everyone waking up, kindness emerging and problem solving in every community and wonderful interceptions taking
place with goodness, freedom, equality, happiness, abundance and kindness being the number one platform for what is coming. AND then we can really sit
down and develop soul skills and heal our dna. Stay in the body for alot longer and younger to learn and grow helping/healing skills and finally
graduate and leave to better places.
I denounce and renounce all negative porn doom and deny all weapons by the dark hats who will be puckering in burka's under a dome one day, to ever
And I'm going to keep on holding that. That's my job!
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