Yesterday I had the great pleasure to sit down for a morning chat with Crypto Rich and Alexander Mercouris of The Duran. We covered the gamut from the collapse of the U.S. occupation in Afghanistan to the opposition to Critical Race Theory in U.S. schoolboard meetings.
Our different backgrounds formed the basis for the differences in our analysis with Alex, the lawyer, being appalled at the collapse of the Rule of Law and me, the chemist, seeing the activation energy of revolution against the Great Reset rising to meet that breakdown.
The Davos Crowd thinks they enjoy a level of insulation from the chaos they have unleashed. But they do not. Control of all kinds is an illusion and their current full court press to strip away the last remnants of our hope is exactly what will cause the explosion of civilizational anger that will ultimately consume them.
I apologize for the lack of content over the past couple of weeks, it’s been difficult trying to get caught up after taking a week off. This 2 hour talk should give you a good idea of where my head is at and where I think we’re headed into the fall. Bear with me as I finish up other work and put together some new material for this week.
Watch PART I on Odysee here:
Watch PART II on Odysee here:
I think cigarettes make a far better currency than any crypto coin.
Until a few years ago, I lived in one of the most wealthy counties in the country, outside of NYC. I left two years after storm sandy hit the NYC area. In one of the wealthiest counties, in a wealthy state of the world super power… we lost electricity for two and a half weeks. I have lived abroad and I know steady reliable electricity is something we take for granted in much of the USA. There are mountain cabins and remote areas where electricity goes out for extended periods.
But electricity should NEVER go out for weeks at a clip in a gold belt municipality with the NYC skyline in the distance. When electricity goes out in a remote location with no government and no taxes, well that happens. When electricity goes out in one of the most over regulated and most heavily taxed places in the world… it’s a sign of a failed state.
Crypto currency depends on a working internet, broadband or at least cell phone connection, and electricity to run your cell phone and the cell towers.
After storm sandy, the nyc region lost electricity for almost three weeks. No gas pumps, because they run on electricity. No credit cards, because card readers and telephone lines both need electricity. No ATM access because they need electricity and communication lines and bank computers. The only thing that worked was cash. First responders had gasoline, most people did not — meaning portable generators were useless.
I appreciate that you folks in Florida are much better prepared for a common storm than the northeast. You have no income tax. By contrast, New York City and New York State both charge income taxes on top of property taxes and sales taxes and user fees. And many counties have taxes too. With all these resources, how come New York can’t provide basic utilities in a hurricane? The town next to me has hurricane barriers installed in the 1970s — so don’t say hurricanes are unusual. Don’t say global warming or some other political excuse. Hurricanes hit New England frequently.
Basic utilities broke down for weeks. Hospital generators were strained, with limited access to fuel. Cell phone service was spotty, assuming you could get your cell phone charged. Even if you could, stores wouldn’t always be able to accept credit cards.
If the &*(# hits the fan, crypto currency will be useless. Maybe it will have value in some other part of the world — if you can get there. But in the failed states of America, you don’t understand how quickly basic utilities can and do break down.
When you examine what goods would make the best money in a broken society, you struggle to do much better than basic painkillers.
After all, they are not just relief from pain. They can also represent a good night’s sleep.
They last years (and even once expired can have a placebo effect), are instantly recognizable, can make change…………
I liked it because I always appreciate your work but the link brings me to an ‘Aw Shucks’ i.e. its blocked.
Crypto currency is useless (not valueless, useless) if the #$&* hits the fan.
If electricity goes down, and/or communication networks go down (perhaps because electricity is out)…. Then you cannot access the distributed ledgers that is one of crypto’s major selling points. Your e-coins may have value in another part of the world, but not where you are.
After storm sandy, the entire NYC region was without electricity for days, and many areas were out for weeks. This is in NYC, not in a remote cabin or Caribbean island.
After hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans region was out of commission for weeks.
It would be naive to think electricity and/or telecommunications would not fail again as the US government continues to fail in more and more areas
Is that a skunk on Rich’s head?
Fall of the West and Chaos in the Middle East.. I live in the West (Europe) and I’m considering a job offer in the Middle East (UAE). What will be the less bad place..? :/
No easy answer but I think stay put if you have a job. Unless you’re originally from the area and can blend in, better to be with the people you know, than the outsider when chaos sets in.
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