11 May 2009

Limits to Growth

Brian Wang points to a J Storrs Hall piece on the new popularity of the failed 1970s computer predictions in The Limits to Growth PDF.

The 1970s were rife with leftist eco-doomseekers, predicting the imminent downfall of civilisation from DDT, pollution, the depletion of oil and mineral resources, and so forth. Sound familiar? We are being treated to tired old re-runs of the same old ecopocalypse. Peak oil, climate catastrophe, the collapse of a global economy that can only be saved by extreme socialist measures. We've heard it all before, but perhaps never in such strident voices from every direction.

The leftist apoca-cacophony, full of sound and fury but without signifier, is important for one reason: it is the propaganda vehicle for the takeover of the private economy by governments. What is yours is now theirs. To protest the new order is to be levied with fines and soon jail terms. All power (and capital) to the government now.

Limits to growth is a self-fulfilling prophecy -- if the message of eco-doom is believed. But only private, personal growth is limited. Government growth is essentially unlimited, as long as the host citizenry remains placid and compliant. It is up to the propaganda apparatus to keep the people compliant, ignorant to the true state of affairs.

You cannot ride this wave in an ignorant state. You must inform yourself, and make yourself competent in ever way you can. You are being teamed by the most sophisticated mind-focque apparatus ever seen -- more sophisticated than the USSR's propaganda machine by far. Because this assemblage of mind twisters evolved in a semi-regulated environment it had to be tough and somewhat comprehensive.

Most of the people you know were academically lobotomised, psychologically neotenised, and otherwise made incompetent to distinguish fact from fiction, logic from fallacy. You cannot afford that mental flabbiness any longer. Wake up, or go back to sleep and fuggedaboudet.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Eshenberg said...

Salut!
"How to assist the[one], which does not have courage to endure neither death nor life, nor unwilling to resist or flee?"
M.

Monday, 11 May, 2009  
Blogger neil craig said...

The "respectable2 prediction line he shows has the collapse starting in about 10 years. Is it not strange that this collapse has not come appreciably closer in the nearly 40 years since "Limits" made almost the same prediction?

Seriously - so long as we do not have a de facto world government some countries (China, India, Russia etc) will not embrace eco-fascism & will therefore continue to have growing economies. I strongly suspect that if they did not exist European & US governments would find it easier to regulate us into collapse, rather than merely recession.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009  
Blogger Ronduck said...

The 1970s were rife with leftist eco-doomseekers, predicting the imminent downfall of civilisation from DDT, pollution, the depletion of oil and mineral resources, and so forth. Sound familiar? We are being treated to tired old re-runs of the same old ecopocalypse. Peak oil, climate catastrophe, the collapse of a global economy that can only be saved by extreme socialist measures. We've heard it all before, but perhaps never in such strident voices from every direction.

I remember falling for two of these doomsday scenarios, one my senior year of high school, and the other shortly thereafter. Now of course we all know that Peak Oil and Y2K are either outright lies, or wildly overhyped.

The hypocrisy of the Left criticizing the right wingers who are waiting for the Rapture/Apocalypse is simply amazing. Both are religionists waiting for the End of the World, but the Left is actively working to bring about the End by sabotaging the West.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

There is a little boy inside almost everyone, that wants to see the tower of blocks come crashing down.

Those who want to keep their own block towers upright will need to work twice as hard, since so many people want to see them fail for various reasons.

Thursday, 14 May, 2009  

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