by Tate Ulsaker
The US is on the edge of collapse, being the most exposed to energy supply deficit. When the US collapses, global markets will shake. The rest of industrial civilization will eventually downscale, de-globalize, and become a lot less automated.
We can expect a period of calm between the US collapse and crunch time for the rest of the world due to the sudden drop in demand immediately after the US collapse. If we are smart, this period will not be wasted as we wasted our time during the previous warning given by the 1973 oil shocks.
Primary trends well underway are leading us towards a collapsed US dollar and eventually a re-monetized currency, probably just another legal tender note debased of any real value but made legal by fiat (decree).
A cascading collapse throughout local and global markets can be expected over the coming years as industries dependent on oil and natural gas (all of them), start buckling under the weight of what seems like ever spiraling costs. Actually, high costs will reflect a deficit in actual deliverable goods and labor, all made possible and transported by petroleum and petroleum-derived capital equipment.
Our sacred American dream may be one of the first victims to fall. The on-grid housing market is wholly dependent upon and totally valueless without a constant flow of energy intensive processes which will forever be increasingly costly as brown outs turn to blackouts and then finally, the grid crashes forever. Many communities and individuals will fumble with alternative energy ideas only to discover that every alternative in existence is dependent upon petroleum for the mining and manufacture and servicing of such complex capital equipment.
The real problem to face us will be when our whole system of industrial agriculture on which the whole world has been weaned and grown seizes to function without cheap and abundant oil and gas for all of the processes and inputs and maintenance required to keep food streaming towards us. Virtually every one of our ancestors before oil were directly involved with agriculture going back forever. That is a primary trend to watch and to believe and to prepare for.
Everything that we have, eat and do depends primarily upon cheap and abundant petroleum. As inputs go into deficit, outputs will follow.
Every commercial activity and almost everything we in the west do for leisure will be subject to radical change soon, as demands for cheap and abundant petroleum continue to rise even as supplies trend towards insignificance.
We will begin feeling the effects in the form of doubling and re-doubling of oil and gas prices and in the prices of everything that is made and done with oil and natural gas, which, again, is everything. Finally, we will suffer physical deficits and clumsy government intervention with ration cards, curfews and “camps”.
Current trends foretell of widespread resource wars, police state autocracies and global industrial monopolies will become a central feature in the era of deficit. Eventually, these grand chessboards will also collapse as the means to operate such machinery is no longer available.
Mike Ruppert recently hit the center of the spittoon with his latest article: “Five Rules For Survival Of The Coming Collapse”.
«…it is foolish to believe that any governmental preparation for Peak Oil will be publicly labeled as such. Most preparations, so as to avoid panic and/or political risk, have been carefully concealed in other documents and legislation such as the PATRIOT Act and the Homeland Security Act. In my earlier presentation and throughout the day today, it should be growing clear to you that official preparations for Peak Oil have been underway for some time. And – as I document in “Rubicon” – they include the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and all US government foreign policy initiatives since then.»
Sadly, not everyone is as clued in as Mike Ruppert. And some of the deceived represent the very cutting edge of conspiratorial study today.
For example, Alex Jones says “Peak Oil is a Corrupt Globalist Scam” and “Russia is ready for unlimited future production of oil”.
Alex Jones’ article even goes so far as to put Peak Oil in quotes and generalize preposterous things, such as: [“Peak oil” is pure military-industrial-complex propaganda].
How and why would alternative media collude with top-level scientists and former energy insiders who have independently come together representing themselves as individuals, most having nothing to gain by “inventing” Peak Oil.
And why is it necessary to invent a natural phenomenon like depletion of a finite resource?
And why would big government supply us with an artificially bright outlook on energy, using every trick under the sun to keep the markets calm at every opportunity. If they were instigating Peak Oil against us, wouldn’t they want to give such a conjured artificial deficit some credibility?
Globalists invent Peak Oil? In reality, Peak Oil is what drives global powers into their furiously paced resource wars and power entrenchment efforts that threaten us regular folks with so much increasing tribulation today.
Yes, the global powers are deceiving us, but they are deceiving us in hopes that we DON’T believe in Peak Oil until it is too late, which it is anyway, at least for most of the world. The time to “get it” was 1973, or earlier, when we had a fighting chance at sustainability. We are overshot by over 2, maybe 3 times the natural solar carrying capacity of the earth now and even being AT carrying capacity might not be such a good idea either if we were to live in abundant bio diversity and natural surroundings. What we have failed to do voluntarily will be done to us by force, with a vengeance, whether by natural (food) or instigated (war) causes.
Alex said recently: «There is no such thing as a free lunch» when attacking the basis for this article — Wi-Fi a basic human right, says SF Mayor.
As is the case so often, he was right. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Free Wi-Fi is just another orchestrated con in a long series of events meant to move people increasinly into a tracking grid for centralized control. Likewise, abiotic oil is just an idiotic distraction to the reality of Peak Oil.
Earth to Alex — Abiotic Oil Is A Fraud!
Moon to Alex — When you use up a limited resource, you eventually find decreasing supplies and higher prices!
Pluto to Alex — Are the globalists responsible for holding us down on earth with excessive gravitational force as well?
England ran successively out of trees and then coal and now oil. Where is the confustion in that? And if a country can do it, doesn’t it make sense that a world can do it? Should each country point their fingers outward at each other country and say «There is plenty of oil over there.»?
Take for example a pizza. If you eat it, you don’t have it anymore. Look at the number of species becoming extinct due to land clearing. Non-renewable resources are a fact of the universe Alex. Geez Wiz! Why is a little guy like me educating you on basic principles of life, basic laws of thermodynamics and physics. Even you said it: «no free lunch».
There will always be a barrel of oil around somewhere, but there will not always be an ever expanding level of production of that oil. Hence, there will not always be cheap and abundant oil for our ever-growing oil-dependent world.
We are dependent upon 2005 levels of production right now at peak. As we trend down the bell curve towards previous levels of production world-wide, we will experience for the first time in the history of humankind a gap between total energy demanded and total available supplies.
It had to happen sometime. A quick glance at our population growth rates since industrial agriculture makes sense of the timing.
The right side of the bell curve will be painful for us. Preparations are woefully overdue, in part because people have always been telling us not to worry about the bell curve whilst we were on the left side looking up. The “stable growth” economists have forgotten that spaceship earth is a closed system, a human petri dish. Nature has ways of correcting “stable growth” that has gone too far.
Now that we have peaked, a relatively significant number of independent and diverse people who make sense of the Peak Oil reality are beginning to affect a begrudged awakening within media and politics. Paradoxically, a leading conspiracy analyst gets it all wrong and suggests that Peak Oil is “pure military-industrial-complex propaganda”.
People who base their views on erroneous foundations might have an appealing structure, but it the house is built upon sand, what kind of a structure is it?
While awakening family members I have actually been asked if I thought that I had a difficult childhood, among many other things. Ha, difficulty hasn’t even started for our generation nor any generation previous compared with what is coming.
But nobody dares to consider the possibility that we are over-extended. The foregone conclusion among so many of us is that life will go on as it has “always” gone on. I put “always” in quotes because that word in the Peak Oil context usually translates to “during my lifetime”.
Many in Alex Jones’ age group and social upbringing have “always” seen sustainable growth of people, materials, choices for food, diversity at the workplace. Anything that challenges that assumption is seen as a conspiracy to take away what “always” has been.
But we weren’t always free from the callous hands of a plow or a blacksmiths hammer. And we won’t always have a finite resource representing millions of years of stored solar energy to burn in a society that will utterly collapse without it.
Peak Oil will be the biggest tragedy in written history. And it will happen to a generation that got all worked up about YK2, which is basically a fear of being without a computer for a couple of weeks.
Peak Oil will first devastate that country that uses 25% of the world’s natural resources while having just 5% of the world’s population. And still the majority of Americans believe that such a trend can be “stable and growing”.
The US is right now in Iraq setting up permanent military bases around the largest undeveloped patch of oil in the world today, and they are expanding massive amounts of finite oil and gas to do so. All this effort expended to keep things “stable and growing” for a little while longer.
The irony doesn’t stop there. We Americans are right now today engaged in the biggest crime against humanity ever recorded. So far, we have sprayed up to 3,000 tons of radioactive “depleted uranium” particles all over Iraq. Used in weapons shells, uranium bursts into clouds of dust upon impact and ends up in the Iraqi food and water supply. Cancer, miscarriages, unexplained illnesses and deaths directly related to this ultra toxic substance are increasingly reported by Iraqis and US service people in that unwinnable and wrong-headed war. So far, NGO’s and independent journalists calculate hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children and elderly have died as “collateral damage” in Gulf War II. How many more will die is difficult to calculate. Depleted uranium has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, which is effectively “forever”.
We are in the Iron(ic) Age. And the joke is on us. We have nobody to blame if we can’t see the truth and change our ways. Sadly, by every indication, most of our generation won’t and wouldn’t even if they knew they must.
This reminds me of a story that I read from the Mogambo Guru in his article: “Wake up or be eaten alive by inflation!”
Start with a cage containing five apes. In the cage, hang a banana on a string and put stairs under it. Before long, an ape will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the Banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the apes with cold water. After a while, another ape makes an attempt with the same result — all the apes are sprayed with cold water.
Turn off the cold water. If, later, another ape tries to climb the stairs, the other apes will try to prevent it even though no water sprays them.
Now, remove one ape from the cage and replace it with a new one. The New ape sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his horror, all of the other apes attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five apes and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
Again, replace a third original ape with a new one. The new one makes it to the stairs and is attacked as well. Two of the four apes that beat him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest ape.
After replacing the fourth and fifth original apes, all the apes which have been sprayed with cold water have been replaced. Nevertheless, no ape ever again approaches the stairs. Why not? «Because that’s the way it’s always been done around here!» Hahahaha!
Think of these apes in this psychological experiment next time you are confronted by the mentality of: «That is how it has “ALWAYS” been done around here.»
Peak Oil is the Achilles Heel of Alex Jones. If Alex finally decides to stop talking about it, or even better — ADMIT IT, then he will likely serve the diverse, diligent and truly independent Peak Oil Truth Movement with his otherwise bottomless genius regarding the New World Order and countless related issues.
I have a piece of Alex’s genius about the NWO in audio format right here. The rich insight and stream of conscience within this short audio will move you.
Alex has always represented the downtrodden, the unjustly treated, the little guy. Alex, to his credit, has always stood against tyranny and oppression.
I wish that discerning simplistic truths of Peak Oil was an easy task for him because, quite frankly, too few of us in the Peak Oil movement are clued in to the reality of the New World Order (NWO) and the plethora of threats being increasingly raised up against humanity.
The trend towards martial law and the police state equally obvious and demonstrably documented as is Peak Oil. Yet few in the Peak Oil truth movement give the NWO or 911 truth movement any credibility, and vice versa. Yet the two truth movements are inexorably intertwined into a single truth movement. Few besides Mike Ruppert in the alternative media seem to grasp both concepts and bring obvious links between them out into the open with current events as eloquently as he does.
I feel bad about tearing into Alex, but what choice do we have when both logic and discernment fail our heroes? We have so few truthful and honest people in our media that we must retain and support each one — with tough love if necessary. By the way, I wholeheartedly suggest that everyone reading this subscribe to Alex’s Prison Planet TV. Frankly, no other Anti-NWO resource on the net even comes close. To get a quick glance at how close we are to martial law, check out this free 2-part article from Alex Jones: 1) “Police State America — We’re So Close Now”, and 2) “The Pretext Is Now Set”.
You, dear reader, have an opportunity to understand what few understand — That the Police State is driven by Peak Oil and the realities of Peak Oil are driving those in power to consolidate power and implement oppression at a mind boggling pace. Industry and politics are merged on this issue. They recognize that we are moving away from promissory notes because paper burns up during inflation. We are moving towards an age of enduring deficit unlike any other. Commodities are now king, long live commodities.
I can feel this article coming to a close. I sense your thoughts, dear reader, saying «So, now then… what about the solutions? Are some solutions going to come out of this or what?»
Yes. Solutions dear reader, even inspiring ones, are here…
How about holding hard money for a secure future, even while your savings wildly appreciate in value?
How about cashing in your on-grid home prior to the worst part of the real estate crash and then using the sale proceeds for more hard money (gold and silver)?
How about growing your own food organically within a community of like minded producers. That is one job that will be in growing demand for many decades.
How about keeping your family together, rather than warehousing the young and elderly at day care and senior care? There is wisdom on both ends of our lifespan that every family needs to tap and nurture.
How about being a person with solutions to people with incredible needs in the worst times of written history? A purpose in life matters more than image, and it shows.
In all likelihood, the best part of our future will have more in common with the best parts of our past than with our current “golden age” or relative peace and prosperity. Times were tough and we needed functional extended families just to survive back then. The family unit was one of the first casualties of prosperity. When oil leaves, we are left without 150 million tons of artificially produced nitrogen on which the whole world depends for daily survival. A massive and primary trend towards deficit is benchmarked by that all important indicator of food supply. For the curious or unconvinced, Richard Heinberg lays it all out right here in one of his many masterful Peak Oil analyses: “Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply”.
When everything is taken into careful account, there arises a credible argument that approximately 1/3 or 1/2 or even possibly 2/3 of all mankind will be forced to die during this century. And that isn’t even the worst scenario. Some argue that such a “population correction”, if quick, would be a best-case scenario as far as the earth’s solar carrying capacity is concerned. Of course, the obvious question follows: Who is considering what and what powers will they wield?
The following possible scenarios are not mutually exclusive, and may indeed be taking place simultaneously at some level already.
As Peak Oil reduces the artificial carrying capacity of the earth, can we suffer a population correction to meet the natural “solar” carrying capacity of the earth without greatly diminishing that same carrying capacity in the process? This is a big unknown. Reference what the Easter Islanders did to their carrying capacity as their means of sustenance disappeared forever… and remember, they didn’t have access to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons!
As governments fall and find political convenience in blaming outside forces such as “terrorists” on the one side and “infidels” on the other, will we unleash all of our biological, chemical and nuclear weapons as Hitler would have done during his most desperate hours? This is a big unknown. But plenty of folks are referencing strong trends towards increasing instigation by our own western government, acting as terrorists to escalate and prolong a profitable war for weapons sales and further consolidation of the Police State by diverse authorities such as Anti-NWO warrior, Alex Jones here and Dr. Elias Akleh, who seems to be representing a significant swath of the Muslim and Arab community here and, for you mainstreamers, BBC is also here.
Do the current globalist societies already have a plan to reduce specific groups of peoples from the earth, using for example ancient deadly diseases modified to be race-specific? We know that they have the technology to do this. This is a big unknown. For those who prefer to teach themselves rather than listen to others, here are a few Google searches for the sake of shock, enlightenment, and hopefully -well-considered immediate action:
I credit Alex Jones for waking me up to these and other similar issues. The above issues, and many more, are profoundly and articulately presented on Alex Jones’ radio show and on his websites through videos, interviews and articles with some of the most credible and relevant voices on the planet.
Now remember, these are just keyword searches. My little commentary after each link is just that, a comment. You are free to discern whatever you want from your own diligent study on these topics. Just keep the pre-conceptions such as “forever sustainable growth” in check. Everyone can and should make up their own mind regarding issues of critical importance that seem to be bombarding us with increasing velocity with every new moon.
The speed of events are such that we need to focus on real actions. If others are to awaken, it will be through our example of preparing for the coming “Long Emergency” (James Kunstler), or “Powerdown” (Richeard Heinberg), or “relocalization” (Julian Darley, or “Undeveloping” (Nazeem Seyed-Mohamed, a favorite professor of mine at Uppsala University, where ASPO was founded by Colin Campbell and Kjell Alekett).
Silver is by far the most bullish commodity on the face of the earth today, and maybe the most bullish commodity that ever was. At under 10 dollars an ounce, it is the biggest no-brainer investments of all time. If you want to be sure, read the last 50 articles by the world’s greatest Silver Guru, Ted Butler, right here. After you consider his views regarding supply, demand, cost of production and other valuation measurements, then read around him to check his theories. The awakened state requires that we all form our own structures and that we build upon solid foundations of truth.
Will we enter a time of prolonged war after the next Great(er) Depression? After the resource wars finally come to an end, will we find stability after a new darker Dark Age? Will our children ultimately enter into a new Stone Age on steroids?
These are big unknowns. But one thing is sure; there will be no broad pre-dark age awakening for as long as the Peak Oil camp remains separated from the New World Order camp, and vice-versa.
I believe that Alex Jones is a great and yet unsung hero of our times, who has helped countless people awaken, including myself, to the rapidly increasing horrors perpetrated by consolidated power-hungry and sometimes ancient organizations against unsuspecting regular folks who just want peace, prosperity and happiness. The message of Alex Jones is consistently one of hope for humanity through individual empowerment.
Unlike 911, Iraq, martial law or Bohemian Grove, the Peak Oil crowd is not a contrived instigation by Globalist powers. We are diligent and independent individuals from all walks of life, many who are frustrated with big government and corporate powers for the exact opposite reason that Alex Jones claims is happening.
Alex, why don’t you come over to http://www.peakoil.com or http://www.peakoil.net and see what we have been discovering all this time. We need you with us!
Alex, in order to really get oriented really quick, please read and understand the basic paradigm of this whole Peak Oil thing from my e-friend Matt Savinar’s high powered website, just 2-pages of condensed, ultra-credible nuggets of information and it is all hyperlinked right here: http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net.