This is historically unprecedented
Huge swaths of global territory
are dominated by populist unrest, anger and effective loss of state control.
We are … increasingly devoid of strategic will and a sense of direction.
Former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski
Big governments and conventional armies could once command obedience around the world...
The United States spent more than a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan but couldn't fully pacify either country.
150 Wounded across Iraq
August 02, 2014
The reason isn't that the great powers are no longer powerful; the difference is that their opponents — balky local governments, insurrectionists and jihadists alike — are more potent than they used to be.
July 31, 2014
They're better equipped, better funded and more skilled at guerrilla warfare.
...It's become harder and more costly to keep a lid on the developing world's disorders, so we're more reluctant to try.
"Panama issues price controls for basic goods"
Think of the Earth as a living organism…being attacked by billions of bacteria,
whose numbers double every forty years.
"...one common thread between the disparate nations, cultures, and people in conflict, one element that has demonstrably proven to make these uprisings more likely: high global food prices.
...if food prices continued to climb, so too would the likelihood that there would be riots across the globe. Sure enough, we're seeing them now.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency,
the second is war.
Resource consumption, food production, population, and fiat money creation,
all rose faster in the last 50 years than the preceding 5,000,
as we consumed more than replenished.
There are correlations between currency, debt, natural resources, food, peace and war.
Increasing supplies of money, fossil fuel and food contributed to Earth’s human population rising
from 1.6 billion at the beginning of the 20th century, to more than 7 billion in a little more than 100 years.
Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.
Subsistence only increases in an arithmetical ratio.
Thomas Robert Malthus
Suggested populations could increase faster than food supplies
Shortages of arable land and food
coincided with many Rwandan Hutus eliminating many Tutsis.
You're captives of a civilizational system
that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live.
Postulated correlations between population growth
and natural resource consumption
Mold continues to multiply after eating half a piece of cheese
and eventually eats the cheese and itself until there isn't any mold or cheese left.
If human beings are the mold and Earth is the cheese,
we appear to have past the point of possible sustainability
and now there are too many who want relatively high advertised standard of livings,
meaning globally, it's down to who get’s what’s left, who gets cut off when
and how and where who is most likely to survive.
As mold can't collectively prevent the procreation of a larger generationthat can’t be fed by the remaining cheese,
the human population of Earth appears to have done the same.
If need is sustenance and a temperate climate,
don't do what you don’t want done to you unless you need to.
The last three times food prices have spiked,
there has been major incidents of unrest in emerging economies.
It's just a question of when it starts occurring in the debt riddled welfare nations
pacifying populations with artificial stability and unsustainable subsidies.
Food prices don't look like they are going to fall anytime soon.
"Normal" jobs with benefits are increasingly harder to acquire.
Corruption is rampant.
Sovereign debt defaults are likely to increase in frequency.
The world's big central banks are out of ammo,
and confidence in centrally orchestrated economic policy is falling.