DRAFT: It's The End of The World As We Know It

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<p>Those of us over age 45 remember that huge hit from REM in the late 80s or early 90s. &#160;It might not be the end of the world yet but the world as we know it is ending. &#160;We are entering a period in which countries will take sides and just like WW2 will end in some kind of global conflict, most likely situated in the Middle East. What kind of war exactly? &#160;No one seems to know for sure but unlike WW1 and WW2 the human race now has the power to completely eliminate itself. &#160;Only the cockroaches would be left.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>On the economic front, the economic powerhouses of the US, Western Europe and Japan are fading away. &#160;Cannibalistic and predatory capitalism has replaced the free market guided by needed regulation. &#160;The middle is being hallowed out, the poor are getting much poorer and almost all of the gains are going to a sliver of the population. &#160;Demand is collapsing but is propped up by gimmicks, lies, and illusion. &#160;The masters have learned the lesson well of pulling off financial and economic hocus pocus.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Those behind the curtain as the history of mankind has shown are either oblivious to the titanic shift (feeling secure in their bubbles) or see the crash coming and have prepared for it and might even profit from it. &#160;The latter are the ones that placed more of their wealth into land and precious metals. &#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Many try to predict what the catalyst will be for the implosion, what it will look like, how long it will last and what will happen afterwards. &#160;The truth is that we really do not know. &#160;There are fault lines everywhere. &#160;The ten years following 2008 have been played out differently than the ten years after the 1929. &#160;Remember even in the 1930s innovation and invention continued. &#160;Automobiles got better. The technology for movies in color was developed as well as the basis for the introduction of television (delayed by WW2). &#160;The first machines that would be the basis for computers were introduced. Likely technology and innovation won't stop this next time around even if we experience a devastating and far reaching economic meltdown. &#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Out of this will come a new paradigm. &#160;We can only hope we don't kill the human race beforehand and that the result on the other side is a positive and a better society. &#160;Moreover, the change can last for than just a few decades.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>As my brother told me, few people get a ringside seat at the destruction of a world order and the rebirth of a new world regime. &#160;</p>

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Jeffry Gilbert Added Apr 11, 2017 - 3:56am
As my brother told me, few people get a ringside seat at the destruction of a world order and the rebirth of a new world regime
 
Yep. Grab a large stock of your favorite adult beverage, a warm attractive companion, appropriate substances and snacks and enjoy the show!
John G Added Apr 11, 2017 - 4:28am
WW3 looks pretty likely right now.
 
I don't think Russia and China should back down.
 
US imperialism has been a curse for humanity. 
 
Time for you violent fuckers to go home.