Limits to Growth
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.