There is now something occurring that has never happened in history. There is no precedent, no model, no simulation. All of these opinions are absurd, invalid, ill-considered. The world has never been completely stalled with no major war, with highly-leveraged corporations, with JIT supply chains and enormously-complicated financial and sociocultural arrangements. Never. There is nothing even close.
I’ve spent a good portion of the last decade thinking about things like this and I don’t know what’s going to happen. These people certainly have no clue at all.
Kind of comforting to know that if a giant asteroid is headed for our planet, and we have six months for the nations of the earth to come together and mount a crash effort to intercept and deflect it, we are all just going to die.
True. We’d probably die anyway. We have no technology that could counteract an asteroid. But even if we did, we’d probably still fail. There are just too many people who don’t care about the truth, complexity, or facts.
The aliens don’t need to invade. They just need to wait a bit.
I appreciate the guy writing this up, but how, HOW do people fall for this amateur hour shit? I am sure there is some scam that I am susceptible to somewhere, but good god, what are people thinking? How does this happen? I can and did read the write-up but don’t want to believe it.
Much of the corruption & self-dealing behavior in America stems from fear rather than greed: the unremitting harshness of the lower echelons of American life creates a horror of downward social mobility. Protecting one's kids from that fate rationalizes pathological behavior.
Yup. Most people would do nearly anything for themselves and their kids to avoid being kicked down to the lower tiers. Even if they won’t admit it, they know it’s hell down there. And they’re right. I’ve been there; it is hell.
1. So much of the mistrust swirling around mask recommendations from WHO and other authorities seems to have arisen out of confusion between receiver protection (your mask protects you from others) and source control (your mask protects others from you).