Kunstler: Say Goodbye To Normal

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.14.36 PMBanzai!

Snark highlight?

“A-holes at the J-hole”.

Best have a plan for what to do if JHK is right.

Got local food production?

22 responses to “Kunstler: Say Goodbye To Normal

  1. Gene Wilder, Janet Yellen, and Jim Kunstler. Thank G-d for Bill Banzai. At least he isn’t kosher

  2. Always a pleasure to hear from Dr. Happy.
    He has such a way with words, nicely summed up in his concluding paragraph.
    CW-Happy Motoring
    Get home safely

  3. I wonder how far back the Rothschild men (and one woman) go in this position at the Fed?

    • Eugene Meyer bridged the late Hoover and early FDR regimes at the Fed, then resigned under a cloud. Henry Morganthau at Treasury – plus Frankfurter and Brandeis on the SC – were the major, public Zionist conduits during the 1930s and 40’s. The “Preferred” stock in the Fed has, of course, been Rothschild-owned from the beginning. I don’t think there were any other Jews as Fed Chmn. until the current Greenspan-Bernanke -Yellen “out in the open & in your face” regime. Before Meyer, and in between Meyer and Greenspan, it’s all shabbatz goyim. Looks like Stanley Fischer, post-Yellen, will be four-in-a-row

  4. Detroit the True 3%

    Yes, the new normal sucks, but the collapse as the dormers have hoped isn’t happening any time soon.

  5. Oh, he’s right. The only question is how rapidly the contraction occurs. God watch over us ALL, if it happens fast. 😐

  6. You can read an abridged version of the 1972 tract, Limits to Growth, at the link. You can skim it in ten minutes.

    Much of it makes sense to me, and it puts me in mind of Dr Bartlett’s Youtube presentations on the “exponential function”. (recommended viewing, if you have a few hours to spare)

    However, this version of the document does not prescribe fixes to the problems which it identifies; though there are veiled allusions to compulsory collective action.

    http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~wggray/Teaching/His300/Illustrations/Limits-to-Growth.pdf

    • Collective anything is always a disaster. Limits to Growth was such a disaster of a book as well. Most all of what they predicted has not come true. Some has said we are at Peak Energy. Not in my lifetime nor the next. The global oil reserves are larger than they have even been.

      What we do have is a Limit to Imagination. Much of that thanks to the regulatory state attempting to push a one size fits all solution everywhere. Yes solutions need to be pushed local. Sources should be as well, to the extent that it can.

  7. “Get your shit together locally, and do it in place that has some prospect for keeping on: a small town somewhere food can be grown”

    You did grow some food this summer didn’t you? You did learn about watering, feeding, soil and bugs that attack your crops right? Brussels, cabbage and beets at the moment. Tomatoes are done but they did good, there’s a bunch in the freezer for fall sauce.

    • The only thing that kept people from starving, after the collectivization of farms in the old Soviet Union, were the private gardens that the rulers allowed the people to keep. Or so I’ve read. Might be a subject worth some research…

      • 50% of all food via the “private plots”. The collective “farms” were about communist political control of the peasantry and little else

        • Jimmy the Saint

          And getting rid of “enemies of the state”. Collectivists acting for the betterment of the masses really, really like to reduce headcount.

  8. Comeandmakeit

    Just because Amerika and Europe are heading for Argentina style collapse with the next Peron or Ferdinand Marcos, or Pol Pot around the corner doe not mean the rest of the world is in that state.

    The financial markets are bullcrap.

    Learn how to make stuff, and live your life.

    Sorry but the rest of the world is not so dependent on the US economy or How the China stock market does.

    I also strongly disagree about the supposed scarcity etc of resources. The world has so much untapped resources it boggles the mind.

    Here’s a little fact for you. Arizona has in just one county an hours drive east of Phoenix on US60 copper ore deposits that would satisfy world demand for GENERATIONS.

    The world is incredibly sparsely populated. Central Asia, Northern Canada, Africa, and South America have vast areas of unsettled and untapped
    Resources.

    Throw in Antarctica, and the sea floor as technology develops and you have even more bounty.

    • As some have pointed out, our stopping point in the crash may not be the same as Argentina’s was. Having the reserve currency evaporate surely is going to have an effect.

  9. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  10. Per Ms. B. ———- You don’t have enough ammo. When the shtf the ptb are going to lock it up tighter than a (enter your favorite here).

  11. We are enjoying the “Asset Stripping” phase of an empire in decline. Things don’t have to make sense. The trick is to survive it.

    Don’t worry about “getting my share” of the loot. By ignoring the well-promoted loot (at the “Fruit iLoot Store” in major metro areas), the looters may ignore you. MP’s (uniformed or otherwise) have orders to shoot looters and won’t have ammo to waste on people with empty hands moving rapidly in a non-threatening direction.

    ILoot doesn’t work without an iToonie Store on-line network to authorize from. Ha ha. Or, even more fun, the on-line inventory system authorizes the iLoot for corporate and LE tracking purposes.

  12. “We are enjoying the ‘Asset Stripping’ phase of an empire in decline.”

    What a line, exactly right. And we long ago prohibited–or at least strongly disincentivized–the production necessary to replenish it, let alone grow it.