Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a great adventure. In all great adventures there comes a time when the little band of heroes feels totally outnumbered and bleak, like Frodo in Lord of the Rings or Pilgrim in Pilgrim’s Progress. You learn to say “It looks bleak. Big deal, it looks bleak.”
Unless and until you understand the relationship between oil (and fossil fuels) and the economy, you cannot fully understand what is happening today in the world outside your door, neighborhood and nation.
This information is not easily found and is certainly not easy to hear, but the reality is that we are in a very precarious energy predicament and the future isn’t looking very bright. However, thanks to the great work of some leading experts on such issues you can become informed. I would urge you to take advantage of the following media and get up yourself up to speed. It could be the mean everything to you and your family in the years to come.
You can find this presentation in PDF form here: Global Oil Market Forecasting: Steven Kopits
And from Gail Tverberg at Our Finite World: Limits to Growth – At our Doorstep, but not recognized (A commentary on the Steven Kopits presentation)
Here are a couple more offerings from Tverberg:
From Dr. Nate Hagens:
And finally, a few words on complexity and the collapse of societies from Dr. Joseph Tainter:
To all of you fantastic members of the PracTac Nation, keep up the good work.
Dr. Joseph Tainter, American anthropologist and historian and author of “The Collapse of Complex Societies” as well as co-author of “Drilling Down: The Gulf Oil Debacle and Our Energy Dilemma”, interviewed with LegaliseFreedom.com and discussed our (the United States and the world) inevitable coming energy crisis and the collapse of the industrial age. I found this interview to be very enlightening, interesting and invaluable. If you are interested in our way of life, economic growth and a better idea of where we may be headed in the not too distant future, I believe you will find it to be absolutely worth your time.