Preparing for Life Under a Declining Empire

The Future Can’t Be Known The future isn’t something for us to know, to make predictions of what it holds for us is a game I’m trying to avoid playing, as fun as it can be. However the past and present is something we can measure, and those measurements can give us guidance for what could possibly happen in the future. The empire celebrates the measurements of football scores, stock prices, and unemployment rates.

Dear Americans Living in Fascist America

You haven’t heard from me in a while, I haven’t written for a few months and I tend to go quiet when I’m in another time zone, so I thought it would be nice to check in. How have I been? I’m going really well, having finally moved back to Australia I’m enjoying spending my time with family and friends, settling into a much more stable existence than I’ve experienced over the past 7 years.

Americans are Scared of Americans, Not Guns

They've been programmed to be scared of each other, they don't know who to trust, and some of them are willing to kill over that.

As an American You lay in bed at night staring at the ceiling, worrying about tomorrow, what it will bring, what it will change, what it will kill. It’s not a question of whether these things will happen, you know they will, something always happens, and it’s going to be in your face, and it’s going to make you feel horrible. Teenager guns down his classmates because of violet video games Cop shoots a child because black teenagers are out of control The US government bombed a wedding because the groom hated freedom Your stupid dickhead of a president opened his dumb fucking mouth again So you want to ban all guns because horrible people do fucked up things that result in the death of people who look like you.

The Shifting Russia Narrative

Have you been keeping up since Russia cheated in the olympics, hacked the election, gassed Syria, and now failed to very publicly kill a spy?

So now that we know it was Steve Bannon using the same Facebook backdoor that the Obama campaign used in 2012, we’re not talking about the hacked election story anymore? Crazy how the week that story left the media it was because Russia had apparently obviously failed to kill an old spy, in London, on ally territory. This ever shifting narrative is the work of an empire’s mass media which is dedicated to manufacturing consent to allow America to start a war against Russia.

Getting in Trouble

All my life I've been getting in trouble and been afraid of getting in trouble. I'm not afraid anymore and you can't be either, because we really need your help.

I hadn’t been using my blog because I was afraid to, afraid of what would happen if I wrote about what I was thinking. When I was 18 I used to write about getting tattoos and making money to get tattoos. These days I write about the atrocities committed by the American Empire both locally and globally, I write in protest to a system so corrupted by power that its current course is set on destroying all life as we know it.

I Love Americans, I Love Russians

"America itself could be described as one gigantic ongoing psyop" - Caitlin Johnstone

I love Americans, I’ve even been in love with a few of them, they are good-hearted human beings, for the most part, like most people, for the most part. I love Russians, I am the son and brother of Russians, they are good-hearted human beings, like most other people. I’ve never lived in Russia, I’ve never experienced their day-to-day life, their culture first hand, their language surrounding me, their food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their entertainment and advertising filling my waking moments.

Your President is Horrible, Your Boss is Worse, and Your Board Even More So

Trump is doing horrible things, because horrible people have all the money and power.

The day after he won the election, people in our New York office were crying, devistated that such a horrible person had taken control of one of the most evil imperialist nations to exist. They’re some of the lucky ones in America, though not truly that lucky in the scheme of things. The company they work for is, comparitively much more generous than other American organizations. Around that time our office was also subjected to the picketing of the Verizon store below us, the shouts of the subjugated workers all day long were distracting to our workers, who were sent home early because it was obvious no work was being done.

America Will Collapse, Earth Will Boil, and Humanity Will Perish

Understanding this will help you plan for your future.

America Will Collapse As an Australian who spent 6 years in the hyper-capitalist center of the world (New York City) I’ve had to improve my coping mechanisms immensely as the harsh reality of massive inequality was shoved in my face. Last year I moved to a small town in Colorado to run-out-the-clock as I shift my career back to Perth to get away from a nation that’s tearing itself apart.