Monday, February 9, 2015
Sunday Reading - On Monday
I meant to post this last night but then forgot about it and the scheduler didn't work which I find happens regularly with me.
So you get it on Monday. Enjoy!!!
I happen to enjoy reading blogs of all types, creeds, political affiliations, points of view or what have you. I often find myself reading posts and browsing blogs that I would never in a million years deem worthy enough to put a link to on here. Not because I think they are poor writers or something so petty but because their thought process is obviously flawed so badly or so biased towards their own agenda it would be a disservice to prepper or sustainable readers to do so.
Feminist sites, heavy paganism or long drawn out rants about how we should be helping the poor with more social programs are sure black marks but there are plenty of gray areas as well.
The truth is there are very few blogs out there that keep a 100% compatible point of view with my own ideology anyway. I usually find I need to settle for common parts or bits of the whole that fit in nicely and then shoot for a holistic approach overall.
Every once in a while however I come across a blog that offers some great information or ideology for us Sustainers but also sadly likes to diverge into social engineering propaganda, utopian Multi-Cult dreams or vast global warming rants. There's a couple of blogs that fall under those categories linked on the left side here. I have to weigh them and decide if they still offer enough good info to offset the bad.
A few un-named examples would be one's who pander to Women... LOL if I de-linked every site that pandered to Women I would have zero III% sites linked, well ok there are a few who don't. Those who falsely preach regionalism which sounds speciously like the White Nationalist separate country crap and is just as ridiculous if you ask me....
But the one's that really make me shake my head are the Utopian dreamer sites. There are a few of them out there that for all their flaws have some real common sense when they look at the future. They understand what is happening to our resources, see the reduction in energy and realize there is no replacement. They get the fact that we are in debt so far we will never come back and see that sooner rather than later we will be moving back to a more local and agrarian society. Then they turn around and complain corporations get all our money and we don't do enough for the poor or we are all racist bastards full of White privilege and we should bring more third world immigrants in.
That last one really drives me crazy. How is that an open borders, we are all equal, Multi-Cultist loon who believes in global warming can also think it's a good idea to bring third world immigrants here? I mean really wouldn't said immigrants' carbon footprint be like 1000 times greater here than in some Guatemalan valley? Think about it, they are promoting their own acknowledged worst enemy and they can't even see the hypocrisy in it.
One site in particular which again I will leave un-named is like that. The author is very knowledgeable about growing things, how the world will work without cheap fossil fuels, is an expert in old technology and yet can't admit that basic human traits like tribalism, greed, panic or cruelty will rear their ugly heads. Ever. In fact he seems to think those traits were never an issue in the past either somehow even though White Men are all racists.
I just have to shake my head and then imagine them reading "A World Made by Hand" again.
I have come to a conclusion. Economist, sociologist, social engineers and Liberals may in fact have some important inputs into seeing this decline but only those writers who have a strong background in true History are capable of taking in all the variables and seeing the probable outcome. I am not talking about the various specialist historians either. NO only the non-biased without an agenda or the ones who are willing to admit these non-politically correct variables exist, stand a chance of accurately predicting our decline with any certainty.
In the end I can only say that the world is changing. We are in decline and no one reading here disagrees with that I imagine but keep in mind that being able to see reality is just as much an important survival trait as growing a Tomato.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!