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What's the Point of Anything?

Every day I wonder why I even bother getting out of bed, and yet I still do, we all still do. This video is useful for getting through bullshit days like today where you get fucked around by people, people who don’t want to think about the life they’re living, about how to make the lives of those around them better, those who cling to their ideology while the world around them burns.

The 2018 Global Financial Crisis is Beginning, Will it Wipe You Out?

The Global Financial Crisis of 2018 is Starting to Get Noticed

There has to be a movement from below otherwise there's no counter force that can take us in another direction.

Today was a bloody day on Wall Street, and the articles have started pouring in, admittedly it’s been a bloody month, quarter, and year, but finally the media is ready to start realizing there is that there is too much debt, not enough wages, no real profits, a new oil standard, overpriced assets, and too much inequality. That’s a bit too much to take a for country that isn’t a democracy, is ignoring climate change, starting trade wars, and being run by sociopath.

I don’t Want to Die in America

I moved here for work, I will not stay here until death.

These magnficant American lands are filled with beautiful people, living in a poisoned culture which is killing both. That’s why I became so anxious. That’s why I sunk into depression. That’s why I stopped caring about anything, anyone. That’s why I left New York. That’s why I made jobs in Perth. That’s why I will go home. That’s where I’ll die, as we all do.

On My Honor

I promise to do my best, to do my duty to my god, and to the preservation of life on Earth. To help other people and to live for kindness, justice, and equality.

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.

Accepting Collapse and Moving Beyond Hope

Our biosphere is dying and so is all life on Earth. Hope in “a solution” is the drug we use to avoid the truth that it’s too late, that our culture is responsible, and that it will not help us.

I have to admit that I haven’t been fully honest, in a lot of my writing I’ve implied that it’s important to get engaged in community in order to change policy to avoid extinction. The truth is that the time for action has come and gone, greedy people made decisions decades ago to force us down the path of ignoring the problem while we had any chance of solving it.

Be Prepared (2018-03)

I was raised under the motto "Be Prepared", this ethos guides my decision making, I intend to be prepared for each new phase of our collapse, this is my March 2018 self audit.

“The Collapse” sounds like a thing that happens in front of your eyes right? It sounds like an event, a catastrophe that dominates everybody’s attention, like an explosion, or a market crash, or a war. No, it’s not that simple, nothing in this interconnected hypernormalised world will ever be simple. Collapse of our civilization, of this dominant culture, is a continuing and long process, it has no clear beginning and it’s end will only be defined in the history books.

How Can The Enemy State, Have Citizens This Friendly?

The American people are our brothers and sisters, The American Government is the enemy to life on Earth. We have to love the people, the people have to reclaim their government and change its ways. Before it's too late.

I feel so much love in this place, this community in Colorado where I am surrounded by amazing people who are doing all they can to make the world better. But any time I start reading up on the latest happenings in “the world” I am bombarded with just how horrible, cruel, and desperate the US government has become. Today we had Ann Coulter come at Trump hard for signing the $1.

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.

Sunday Service - A Seat at the Table

In our current society we give others a seat at the table, and then teach them to concentrate power and dominate their group.

You don’t really seem like a Church person Dirk - Anyone I’ve met. Some who read my post “Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly” will recognize that is not my quote, in fact I heard it at service that day and was inspired to come out to the same park I am in now to write about it. Again this Sunday, after attending the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship I am feeling inspired to write about service and duty, things that have meant a lot to me my entire life (as a scout), and which I feel a longing for when I am not doing regularly.

Grateful For These New Changes

I’m very grateful for the new things that have come into my life over the last few weeks, today a lot of that came together and resulted in the latest version of my website, built on my latest computer, using the new avatar created by the fantastic Rationality Rules. I also added a new category today, survive which gives me a place to put content that inspires us to drive forward with our efforts to create change in our world.

Nobody Can Do This Alone

Our survival is the responsibility of everyone, we can make that our governments priorities, but we need to take power back in order to do that.

For me the biggest relief over these years is learning that I’m not solely responsible for saving our species from extinction. The hardest thing to come to terms with is that most of the species is ignorant of the dangers we face, or responsible in their own small way for pushing us closer to the edge. Alone you cannot save us from the impact climate change will have on our ability to produce enough food for our survival.

The Greatest Threat To All Life on Earth, America

Acknowledge that the American people are not their government, and that their government will kill everyone... if that’s a profitable solution.

Russia is not going to launch a nuke. Islam is not going to kill western values. Climate change is already killing people daily. The American government will kill everyone if it can’t maintain its control over everything. War with Russia is not acceptable. America has no right to wave a moral finger at any nation in the world. America is not a democracy. America is a corporate plutocracy. America is a dying nation.

We Will Be Destroyed, If We Remain Divided

Under the oppression of tyranny we learn helplessness. Under constant division we stand alone. Under threat of violence we do not fight for freedom. Together we can get our fair share. Together we can serve our purpose. Together we can change the future. Stand Together & Together We Stand.

Socializing is Work, Social Media is Exploitation

Social Media platforms use your content to make money. They manipulate user’s minds to keep them engaged on a platform. Even Zuckerberg doesn’t want people using the platform as much as they do. Get off social media.

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.

Next Year Perth, Following Year Farm

My exit from the USA and eventual exit from the global economy.

Goodbye America It’s no secret I have no desire to return to the United States in 2 days, however as I reflect on the year I see 365 days of achieving the goals I set for myself, and the actions needed to get myself closer to where I’m going. Having a direction is reassuring, seeing yourself achieve progress is motivating! I haven’t found my “direction” to be something that I talk about that much though, as mostly it’s met with disregard, the New York Executive wants to become a Farmer, sure, let’s see that happen.

Does the 2018 Financial Crisis Begin With Pensions, Technology, or Something Else?

So does the next financial crisis begin with pensions? … Maybe. It Begins: Pension Bailout Bill To Be Introduced This Week Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio plans to introduce legislation that would allow struggling multiemployer pension funds to borrow from the U.S. Treasury to remain solvent. There’s so many bubbles, could it be that tech brings things down? Investors now value a $20 billion company based on its “energy and spirituality”

America Needed Bernie Sanders, a Politician, not a Corporate Stooge

There was no difference between Trump and Clinton, they both represented the elite class interests'.

The tension between North Korea and the United States is becoming increasingly tense which is causing further tensions with Russia, Syria, and China. If there are a bunch of kids in a group having problems with one particular child, who would you proclaim to be the protaganist? As always your perspective is going to be contextual on your relationship to the situation, are you the parent of the bully? You empathize with the child and know that its behavior is a result of further issues.

100 Days

In the American Media you’re hearing a lot right now about Trump’s first 100 days, people are (rightfully so) giving this topic a lot of attention. Understanding what this presidency focuses its attention on in its first days gives us an idea of where the administration is pointing our future. I had personally been thinking about these 100 days a lot lately, and honestly, it was making me extremely depressed, despondant, and anxious.

Noam Chomsky on Trump's First 75 Days

Recently Democracy Now interviewed Noam Chomsky on Trump’s first 75 Days as President, here’s some key points I took away from it. On the alleged interference of the election by Russia, Chomsky points out that America is constantly interfering with world politics and overthrowing governments. If Russia and Trump were to have a more positive relationship this would not be a negative thing at all, especially considering we’re at a really dangerous time.

Donald Trump's America Attacks Syria

My Response I am disappointment in Trump, to clarify I have no faith in him, I’ve never supported him, I don’t respect him. However I do know that before he became the president he was not part of the central powers that are intent on destroying the world in pursuit of more power. This was the one thing I thought he would do differently to Hillary, that he would opt for less conflict in order to focus on business.

America, Resist Donald Trump

I will begin to resist by writing more. Trump is proving to be the perfect distraction for the Republican party, he creates outrageous executive orders that consumes the public’s social media feeds. In the meantime the Republican controlled government carry out their systematic destruction of the services that were keeping America from both starting a nuclear war and bringing upon climate change harder and faster than ever.